The post from TrekCore about finding that some of the old computer models from DS9 still exist, and various commenter's feedback on that got me thinking… I think it would be a good idea if someone or some group started building HD versions of the late-season DS9 combat scenes. Like the TNG Remastering project is doing with their recomposites, these HD combat scenes could be made exactly like the original scenes in composition, timing, etc. If they are made under public license or some kind of agreement where they would be made available to CBS for use in the DS9 blurays, then this would make the best possible versions available to cut down on the difficulties for the (eventual) CBS remastering team. As is clear from TNG season 2, there are time and cost constraints that could very easily harm the biggest, coolest special effects sequences. Like the questions about Kickstarter campaigns funding studio movies, there is the question of “why would you want to essentially fund CBS when they are just trying to sell you a product?” but, just like Kickstarter, I see this as a way for fans to contribute and ensure the quality of the product that they want. As an option, to further improve the blurays, new variants of combat scenes could be created to replace those original scenes that reused footage from earlier episodes (which weakened the impact of those later scenes) or to otherwise enhance some of the final Dominion War combat scenes. Yeah, all this would take a lot of time and effort, but after all, who cares more about and has more time to devote to this work than DS9 fans out on the internet? I don’t have any training or skills in building HD models or computer animation, so I can’t really contribute anything to this effort beyond proposing it, but it would be interesting to see if it could succeed. Tobias Richter is a name I have seen applauded for his renders, but again I know little about this area so I don’t know where the effort should start. Maybe someone over at TrekCore or Anthony at TrekMovie.com could be enlisted to communicate with CBS to discuss the licensing/sharing/use of the resulting CG. Any thoughts?