Season THREE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Salinga, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Salinga

    Salinga Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Big things are about to come:

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    Trailer:
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85J7KYOtAg[/yt]

    Trekcore article:
    http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/05122012_s3trailer.html

    Season 3 at Memory Alpha:
    http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/TNG_Season_3

    TrekCore Screencaptures:
    http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/

    Episode Transcripts:
    http://www.chakoteya.net/nextgen/episodes.htm

    DISCUSS!!!
     
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  2. Mott the barber

    Mott the barber Commodore Commodore

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    First!:bolian:

    In all seriousness, I already can't wait for this one.
     
  3. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Here's hoping none of the other episodes have the same cropping issues as Sins of the Father.
     
  4. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    After watching that trailer, I can't wait till this set is released. Once I know what the release date is and Amazon makes it available for pre-order, I'm going to get it.

    Really excited in the next few months to find out what kind of special features they have for this set. Now that we're getting into the heart of TNG's run, I'm not entirely sure what they can cover, but I'm sure it's a lot. I still hope they have a recent interview with Whoopi Goldberg, who shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
  5. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The footage looks incredible, but I have to admit I liked the more ominous buildup in the S2 trailer a lot more.
     
  6. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    I know it officially is coming soon but is it slated for a Feb or March 2013 release?
     
  7. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Salinga, I would not have started this until the release date was announced but the trailer is probably just as reasonable a starting point. Thanks for keeping the title format consistent.
     
  8. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Foreshadowing? :lol:
     
  9. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Heh heh, somehow I just knew someone was gonna go there. :D
     
  10. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    :rofl:
     
  11. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The shot of the Enterprise burning up in the planets atmosphere from Deja Q has always been a favourite of mine and it looks glorious in HD. I can't believe that Season two has barely been released and all we can think about is what we're about to receive. :)
     
  12. Tosk

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    I'm more hoping that they fixed the framing issue. They had to go back to Sins to restore the missing HD shot anyway, so I'd be pissed if they still left it as-is.
     
  13. Kirks_Flying_Wig

    Kirks_Flying_Wig Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm glad Trekcore has done a screengrab of Not!Picard in glorious HD! :) I love season 3 and am really looking forward to what else CBS-D have done.
     
  14. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    I got my S2 disks yesterday and I watched the trailer for season three last night. It seemed to me that some of the footage in the trailer may have been upscaled material because in some shots Picard looks really crisp and then in other shots from the same scene he looks very soft and out of focus. Did anyone else see that or am I just imagining things?
     
  15. jimbotron

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    I think it is confirmed somewhere, maybe TrekCore, that the framing of Sins of the Father is remaining as-is.
     
  16. M

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    Yeah, I noticed that, too. It's during the scene in "Best of Both Worlds" where the Borg beam aboard the bridge to abduct Picard. In one shot everything looks perfect. They cut to the Borg and back to almost the exact same shot as before, only with poor quality. I guess it's because the last cut contains an effects shot (Worf firing a phaser), whereas the former is only a normal shot of Picard and Riker.
     
  17. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    I noticed a lot of the live action shots are nearly blown out, I really hope those are before color correction, I was temporarily blinded.

    I know season 3 is where things got bright but those luma levels were way too high for comfortable viewing.
     
  18. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    Yes, I had gotten used to the look of Season 1 remastered and to see those really bright shots from Season 3 was a bit of a shock. I never realized how much better the lighting was in the earlier seasons until now.
     
  19. Salinga

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    It wouldnt surprise me if the change was also money related: keeping the lighting mostly on the same level speeds setting up shots and thus is less cost intensive.
     
  20. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    It also helps shot consistency with the film grain.

    My GODS the grain was all over the place in "the child" it's like they didn't do any tests of the new film stock prior to shooting, later episodes look a lot more consistent.