Season ONE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

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  1. Trekker4747

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    Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

    I think it makes sense that "solar" system could be a "generic-ized" term no longer applying to just the system around the star called "Sol." I mean they still call the main star(s) a "sun" (an Earth-specific term/name for our star) and bodies orbiting planets a "moon" (the English word/term for Luna.) In fact there's plenty of time a lunar orbit is referred to and the soil on a planet is called "earth."

    It's probably best to think of the bodies in our solar system to be the "base names" for objects. Main star(s)= a sun. The entire system = solar system. Objects orbiting planetary bodies = "moons."

    Our planet and solar system is just the generic point language is based from. At least from a Human/English point of view. ;)
     
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    I'm guessing this means in full HD (meaning they located the film), otherwise it would be neither intended nor unprecedented. :)[/QUOTE]

    At the Las Vegas convention, there was a panel with the Okudas and they mentioned the extended episode would be in HD as they found all the film elements.
     
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    While I realy am enjoying the Season 1 box set, I really think they need to up the ante on bonus features. The three part documentary is fantastic but I would have like to have maybe had a few select episodes with running commentary, or something similar to the Okuda pop-up trivia they used in the TOS set.

    Hopefully with future sets they will invest a little more in bonus features, but I'm sure that largely depends on overall sales. Speaking of which, does anyone have any sales figures for week two of the release?


    Yancy
     
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    ^ I agree, and from the sounds of it they will be doing more in terms of special features this time around. They've confirmed a longer cut of "Measure of a Man" for season two, plus commentaries with Ira Steven Bahr (probably for season 3, most likely for "Yesterday's Enterprise"), in addition to continuing the "Stardate Revisited" series of documentaries. It's probably safe to assume we'll get another blooper reel for season 2, but none after that, since I believe they were only made for the first 2 seasons by Bob Justman.
     
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    Sounds good! I do wish they would port over some of the extras from the old TNG sets, there were some good interviews and behind the scenes stuff. But overall I'm extremely happy with the set.

    Yancy
     
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    Maxwell and Mott, your observations have been added to the "The last outpost" article at EAS. Thanks for that again! :-)
     
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    The old DVD extras already are on the new sets, aren't they? :confused:
     
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    They are indeed. All the old extras are contained on disc 6.
     
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    They are??? I must have missed that? :lol:
     
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    Great work guys!
     
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    Cool that they found the actual footage.

    The only thing that would make it better was if they were resizing the Regula I station as well. They made it so ridiculously huge in this episode compared to it's size in TWOK, that the Ent-D just looks like a little toy next to it. http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s2/2x09/themeasureofaman263.jpg

    But the Stargazer wasn't changed, so I doubt this will be either.
     
  13. Harvey

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    Couldn't that apparent size difference just be due to perspective? Or are there other shots in the episode confirming the oddity?
     
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    Why does it have to be the exact type/model space station used for Regula 1? Why can't it be a much larger space station that simply looks like Regula 1?
     
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    Great news that the extended version of TMoaM will be fully post-produced and not just presented in workprint form (at least that appears to be whats happening).

    Interesting that they recovered all the footage, when the recent interview with Robert Meyer Burnett seemed to indicate that most of the unused footage doesn't exist, and hence the lack of any deleted scenes so far.
     
  16. bullethead

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    Someone probably figured that TMoaM would be a highly regarded episode or was aware of how well regarded it was and got the cut scenes before they could be disposed. Most other episodes probably didn't get that kind of consideration except maybe AGT.
     
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    Heck, it might be even simpler than that: Most episodes probably didn't have enough material filmed to make a 60 minute work print in the first place. Or if they did, nobody assembled such a workprint, so the material got tossed during initial editing. So that the negatives survived in this case might be tightly linked both to the "over-shooting" and the original workprint having been created.
     
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    Well there's this one:
    http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s2/2x09/themeasureofaman025.jpg
    Because it's just SO recognizable as the station from TWOK. And even appears to be shot the same way.

    I certainly don't mind them fudging the scales a little bit for TNG (because you don't want the Enterprise dwarfing the station completely), but I do still think they went a bit overboard.

    Especially considering the station doesn't really have the kind of detail for such a huge scale.
     
  19. bullethead

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    Yeah, this is one of those instances that I just wish they'd replace the station wholesale if they don't fix the scaling. It's one thing being respectful with the directorial choices, it's another to not fix something that makes no sense.
     
  20. MikeS

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    Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

    Perhaps this is a good point to create a "Blu-ray Season 2 discussion" sticky thread? :drool: