Season FIVE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Aatrek, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. JJohnson

    JJohnson Captain Captain

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    Does Cause and Effect look any better, FX-wise?

    I'm rewatching it via Amazon on my X-Box, and it says it's HD, but I'm not 100% sure. When the Enterprise explodes is really really looks like a model each time.
     
  2. BillJ

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    If they used the original film elements, then it is a model exploding each time. HD or not.
     
  3. jimbotron

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    What jumps out to me now with the Cause and Effect pyrotechnics is the bussard collector that flies off. It's clearly a painted piece of a model, with a bright red tip with a yellow sheath. It wasn't apparent in SD, but really pops now.
     
  4. Salinga

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    The explosions were made with very cheap copies of the 1701-D model - since they needed to be prepared for a couple of reshoots. In HD of course it shows how cheap and quickly these models to blow up were done.
     
  5. Start Wreck

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    Amazon UK - Season 5 - £17.50 GBP (approx. 28.00 USD, excl. shipping - region-free!)

    As reported by Trekcore, many Star Trek blu-ray sets are currently reduced on Amazon.co.uk. I have no idea if this is temporary or permanent, but I thought it worth sharing.