VOY getting a remaster to HD possibility within 5 years?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by jefferiestubes8, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    from the TNG-R discussion thread:

    This sounds favorable for VOY.
    If they continue on the remastering route I would think at the very least a Fathom Events cinema screening for DS9 2 episodes and also VOY 2 episodes.
     
  2. trekker670

    trekker670 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Here's the exact quote from the article I was referring to. I was being somewhat optimistic, but I still believe the chances are good that we'll see DS9 and Voyager.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4...ray_producer_robert_meyer_burnett/index1.html

     
  3. Jefferies

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    The first round of sales data for the TNG blu rays has been posted in the Season 1 thread on the TNG board. To put it mildly, those sets are doing exceedingly well. In less than a week they made almost 6 million USD in sales. They achieved this in the face of a serious issue with the audio quality, which promted a disc replacement program and a suspension of sales. One also needs to keep in mind that the first season of TNG is one of the least popular of the franchise.

    The first season of TNG cost 9 million USD to remaster.

    This means they will break even after just a few weeks of sales. If these numbers hold up DS9 is almost certainly guaranteed. So Voyager's chances are looking pretty good to me right now.
     
  4. Angel4576

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    The TNG news is great, but ultimately it's likely to have little effect on whether or not VOY gets a remaster. There's not much difference in terms of popularity between VOY and DS9 (certainly when compared to the popularity of TOS and TNG) - given this, it's far more likely that they'll wait and see how DS9 does on HD and then decide whether or not to do VOY.
     
  5. timtonruben359

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    Voyager and DS9 will get an HD makeover mark my words. Here's the thing Paramount and CBS didn't decide to HD TNG because fans were pounding at the door (sure the money the could get from Bluray sales was obviously a factor), they're doing it to future proof the shows. HD is the industry standard now and more and more people are converting to HD televisions. The Star Trek shows will continue to be rerun for years if not decades to come.
     
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    But that's not the point. The point is, if TNG's lack luster first season can do this staggeringly well. Then DS9 has a good chance to do fairly well also. Et voila, Voyager HD will become a reality following the probable success of DS9 Remastered. :techman:
     
  7. Angel4576

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    Well I certainly hope you're right! :techman:
     
  8. lurok

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    I'd rather DS9 or VOY than TNG any day. But I'm not holding breath for anytime soon.
     
  9. jefferiestubes8

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    Well it looks like the footage is probably around as the ENT tests were just located:

    The ENT producers were actually considering in 2001 to shoot the entire ENT series in digital HD at the time. The cameras available were very minimal and George Lucas had just shot Star Wars Ep.2 AOTC on the Sony F-900 camera in 2000 and with re-shoots in 2001.
    Only 1 other TV show was shot being Titus (2000) was shot around then in on HD cameras and it was a multi-camera in-studio sit-com. Producers knew things were moving that way for VFX and it was much cheaper.

    from this week's Trekcore 3-part article about ENT blu-ray seasons special features that interviewed Roger Lay, Jr. the guy who is producing the bonus features (VAM "value-added-material") on both TNG and ENT's new Blu-Ray releases.

    It would be so cool to see a live-action scene shot in 2001 from season 7 of VOY in HD shot with a Sony F-900 HD camera with the production audio and then played again with audio synced up from the final sound mix.
    It would be the only thing from VOY shot on digital HD in-camera.
     
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  10. Lance

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    If the key consideration for remastering everything in HD is the ability to get together syndication packages for broadcast on HD television networks, then I'd say chances are pretty good Voyager will get the upgrade at some stage. Whether or not they bother spending the amount of time, effort and money on it that they have on TNG-R, or whether they end up cutting corners and upscaling bits and pieces of footage instead of doing a full remaster, is another thing.
     
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    See more at: http://digitalcontentproducer.com/d..._comfort_zone/index.html#sthash.mdZxfInw.dpuf
     
  12. jefferiestubes8

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    TOS, TNG got remaster to HD and work started in 2006 for TOS. Now 4k remastering for TV is real. For a catalog item in a franchise will VOY get a HD or 4k remaster keeping the original aspect ratio of 4x3 ?


    also
    http://provideocoalition.com/awilt/...-1-super-sized-session-more-bigger-but-better

    They are remastering shows that were already mastered in 4k and have good archival re-playability. All Trek TV series are as well. Since work has not started on DS9 or VOY yet perhaps they will just do HD but 4k is a possibility for remastering within 4 years.
     
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    STNG and ENT are being "remastered" in 2K.
     
  14. RAMA

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    I was right about this...to a point. However, it appears there is discussion about DS9 now. That won't happen until till close to 2016-17. Voyager is a long way off.