Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Salinga, Dec 5, 2012.
I noticed that for the first time also. At first, I thought it was a flaw in the video. Neat effect.
Well, to be fair, Picard still unequivocally labels what Kevin did a crime (i.e. wrong). Whether or not there was a current Federation law that covered it (and as yousirname and davejames point out, how exactly do you punish or sentence a being who can wipe out an entire species with a single thought?). Once Picard figured out that Kevin was the only living thing on Rana IV and in fact wasn't human at all, his only concern was to get help for Troi and force him to confess -- the only realistic punishment available. His secret was out and now he'd have to live with it for eternity.
I assume Picard's hang up with wiping out the Borg was due to him having a conscience -- he recognized it would be immoral. Maybe this is naive, but I'd like to believe that most people are moral and good, not because they fear punishment by the state if they were caught committing a crime, but because they simply have no burning desire to hurt or wrong others.
I noticed new footage in The High Ground. The terrorist leader has a bit longer discussion with his subordinate who was detained, about Riker's desire to negotiate for Crusher's release.
Also I noticed in BoBW a warp flyby of the D that appears CG. It sticks out because it has some unique motion blur.
And I too never noticed the early S3 uniform's horizontal seams until now.
Watching these shows in HD is thrilling.
Is it actually new footage or restored footage that was cut when the series went into syndication?
That should be the case otherwise they would've made a deal of it.
has anyone gotten a hold of the cgi e-d tests?
All the CGI in that Best Buy feature are based on the Enterprise-refit in Star Trek III. There was no Enterprise-D design even established at the point the digital effects in the feature were produced.
Thanks to the wonders of HD I just noticed that Jonathan Frakes has a bandage around his right index finger in "Sarek" and "Ménage à Troi".
I have no idea how that CG looks in motion, but it doesn't look that bad at all. Sure, it's nothing on the models that we finally got, but that shot there really isn't offensive for a mid 80s product.
Yup, definitely glad they decided to go with models. TNG already had enough going against it in that first season. The last thing it needed was a cheesy CG Enterprise flying around.
I'll take good ship models over CGI anyday. Sure you can do way more with CGI in terms of movement, but it always looks so fake to me.
that actually looks fantastic for the time. talented people.
The gray square pattern used on Q's 21st century soldier uniform pops up a lot in later episodes, and HD really makes it obvious:
It's everywhere. It's in the badges on Worf's sash, part of Finn and Devos' clothing in The High Ground, and on the pressure suit bag in The Hunted.
Forgot how good The Hunted and The High Ground were. Probably the two best "message" episodes TNG produced.
They both do a very good job of mixing talk and action.
One thing I learned from the Best Buy VFX documentary was that the 6ft model had some sort of strobing or pulsating lights effect in the Bussard collectors. I don't think I ever saw it on screen but it was discussed and visible in the documentary.
I found a minor glitch in my DVDs which I bought cheap. On the first disc when I try to scroll to episodes it freezes up. That it shuts down my player. It did this twice but the first time it did not. But pressing play all, there is no problem.
I didn't notice any issues with disc one of my set.
I could be a fluke or I just need to clean it. Like I said it did not happen the first time.
My set arrived, and it looks absolutely great, no glitches or anything.
I forgot just how good some of these episodes really are, and have just finished The Defector.
What a great score for that one, and I loved the action beats in the opening act.
A real good pace, and it really plays the tension beautifully.
Is there an error on the contents? I went to watch the Tribute to David Rappaport and it wasn't where the insert said it should be.
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