Season ONE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Mutai Sho-Rin, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Savage Dragon

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    Well, I finally watched the one TNG episode I have never seen, Skin of Evil. Not bad, but not great. One thing that struck me while watching the episode is the potential friendship that could have developed between Worf and Yar had she stayed. They had a nice scene together on the Bridge.
     
  2. Aatrek

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    Ironically, Denise Crosby is quoted saying that if there had been more scenes like that Worf/Yar bit, she might have stayed!
     
  3. jimbotron

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    I feel the same way about Enterprise's 4th season. If there had been more of those stories early on (birth of the Federation, augments, mirror universe), the show probably would not have lost the fanbase.
     
  4. Buster

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    I've only been a Trek fan for a few weeks. So far I've seen the first 10 episodes of TOS and the two Abrams movies. TOS has superior and more thought provoking storylines than the movies, but even on blu-ray it feels extremely dated. I want to continue watching the series, but will now be watching TNG at the same time. S1 is on the way and should arrive tomorrow. Hopefully the set will have fixed audio.
     
  5. GameOn

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    Yeah I can appreciate TOS but it's always been dated to me especially as I got into Trek with the movies in the 80's. TNG doesn't really get good until season 3 but there's still some enjoyable episodes in the first 2 seasons. The blu-ray remastering of season 1 is excellent though and almost makes it look like a new show again, sadly the effects of season 2 didn't get the same care and attention.
     
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  6. Dream

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    The corrected version has the Starfleet symbol on spine.

    If you are ordering new from Amazon, they definitely have the fixed versions at this point.
     
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    Here's a quick comparison shot of the faulty and corrected sets so you can check.
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  8. Dream

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    Ah, so he is UK? I guess I'll delete that part of the post. :lol:
     
  9. Angel4576

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    ^^ The UK sets do have the starfleet insignia on the spine if they've been fixed though.
     
  10. Savage Dragon

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    Ooof. Those UK discs are pretty hideous with all the rating information on it. And here I thought having the bilingual version of Season 1 from Canada was bad.
     
  11. Reeborg

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    I just learned from you that such bilingual version for Canada exists. I thought that basically all worldwide editions were the same (in audio tracks and subtitles). It has only an English and a French audio track, right? Is the French one Quebec or France French? Where could I see/hear a sample?
     
  12. Scotty

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    When exactly are you gonna stop and admire the discs? They're either in the case or in your player. As long as they're round, I don't care what they look like.
     
  13. Savage Dragon

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    I admire the nice blue discs every time I take them out. I don't really care that much either, but given the choice I would take the blue ones over the ones from the UK.
     
  14. I am not Spock

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

    Oh thank god!

    I just bought season one here in Australia yesterday. I had heard much about the apparent audio problems and was scared. So far, I haven't seen any issues. Watched several episodes already. I guess JB Hi Fi now have the corrected sets in stock.
     
  15. Jadin

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    Second.
     
  16. Savage Dragon

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    What can I say. I prefer the clean looking blue discs I got over here.
     
  17. otomo

    otomo Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Just started the series again after a number of years. Picture quality is astounding, I'm so happy to watch the show like this. The first season (to me) hasn't held up well at all though on a content level. A lot of trying to duplicate the original series, and failing in a lot of respects. I feel like it finally came into its own the last 2 episodes of the season, so I hope my memories of the show hold up for later seasons. I do recall it only gets better. The restoration is so pretty though!
     
  18. Kirk the Jerk

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    Guys sorry this may have been answered already but I've just ordered a pre owned copy of Season 1 with the faulty audio barcode (only realised after I placed the order) is the audio problem noticeable on a standard HD TV set or is just when using a surround sound system? Again apologies if this has already been answered.
     
  19. Maxwell Everett

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    Yes. There is a very bad distortion/echo on the affected episodes when downmixed to stereo. Definitely use the information at this link:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9223
     
  20. Kirk the Jerk

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    Thanks for the quick reply, I guess I'll have to get in touch with those guys. The only thing I'm hoping is that because it's pre-owned is that the discs have already been replaced but was sold under the old bar code (wishful thinking maybe...)