TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Maxwell Everett, Jul 14, 2014.

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Would you want an episode guide like this for your Blu-rays?

  1. Yes, please do it!

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  2. Nope, not interested.

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  1. Maxwell Everett

    Maxwell Everett Commodore Commodore

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    Curious what the interest would be with these. I know they would be of greater utility to some fans more than others (mainly those who are less familiar with the episode titles). If you'd like me to continue with these (or not), please vote in the poll and if there are a big enough percentage of you out there who want them, I'll do it. Also, if you spot any grammatical or spelling errors, let me know! :)

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  2. SPCTRE

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    These are great. Even as a fan of TNG, I don't know all the episode titles, so I'm all for it! :techman:
     
  3. KaineMorrison

    KaineMorrison Lieutenant Commander

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    My only this is keep the Deaths a secret!
    But this is great!
     
  4. Maxwell Everett

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    Thanks! You're referring to "Skin of Evil" I take it? It's interesting, that was one of the few loglines I left completely untouched. I'm using Paramount's original highlight listings from way back in the day when the show first aired -- I'm just editing most of them to make sure they fit on a single line. The longer the title, the more I have to condense. Here's what Paramount originally advertised "Skin of Evil" with:

    Highlight listing:
    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION –
    “Skin Of Evil” – A rescue mission turns to tragedy when one of the Enterprise officers is killed by an evil alien.

    Advertising copy:
    SAVAGE MURDER SHOCKS CREW!
    The line of duty spells death for a Starfleet officer.

    TV log listing:
    Enterprise officer killed! on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

    If you go to cbs.com you'll see that they still use that first synopsis to this day. But if others agree with you and think that it's revealing too much, I'd consider altering it. For instance, I changed the logline for "11001001" because I felt it gave away the Bynars' true motivation for stealing the Enterprise and failed to mention Minuet. Here's what Paramount/CBS has for that one:

    Highlight listing:
    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION –
    “11001001” – The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship’s computer to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.
     
  5. jimbotron

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  6. Maxwell Everett

    Maxwell Everett Commodore Commodore

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    :lol: I could make a special one just for you, if you'd like!
     
  7. KaineMorrison

    KaineMorrison Lieutenant Commander

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    I like these Episodes!
     
  8. Maxwell Everett

    Maxwell Everett Commodore Commodore

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    Okay, I've finished the guides for seasons 1-6 and I need you wonderful people to check my work, looking for spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization errors. If after a few days, no one's noticed any glaring mistakes, I'll release these as CMYK Photoshop PDFs ready for printing. I will also be including my original style of light blue and white text over plain stars for those who don't like the colors. :)

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  9. Maxwell Everett

    Maxwell Everett Commodore Commodore

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    For those looking, I've already found and corrected four mistakes:

    • In S4, disc six for "Redemption, Part I" I've removed an extra space in "Worf 's"
    • In S6, disc three for "Ship in a Bottle" I've hyphenated "reawakened."
    • In S6, disc one, for "Relics" I fixed "Shpere."
    • In S6, disc three, for "Face of the Enemy" I've made "Intelligence" lowercase.
     
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  10. Maxwell Everett

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    Here are my completed episode guides with loglines. They are CMYK, in Photoshop PDF format with embedded text. Each season has three styles to choose from:

    • Episode titles in light blue text against stars to match the previous inserts.
    • Episode titles in Blu-ray set colors, also against stars.
    • Episode titles in Blu-ray set colors with matching nebular background.
    I recommend test printing in black & white first on normal paper to make sure you can properly see the logline text as it is very small and some may have difficulty reading.

    Size is 48.5 MB:
    TNG Episode Guides w/Loglines (S1-S6)

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  11. wtriker1701

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    Some wonderful effort, you've invested. Thanks a lot!