What a terrific documentary. I’ve said elsewhere that I had been waiting years to watch DS9, hoping CBS would splurge for an HD remaster(granted this is before I found out about the difficulties of remastering the CGI). I finally gave up hope and dove in. It’s become one of my favourite shows. But! The recent documentary has some of that beautiful remastered DS9 footage. I expected it to be 4x3 much like TNG’s beautiful HD remaster. But everything was 16:9, from the live action to the model/VFX footage. Why? Was DS9 “protected” for 16:9 like some shows were? I can’t imagine that being the case given it debuted in 1993. Was the footage cropped? Also...I know some of the CGI was re ended to HD resolution but there’s just no way that’s all that was done. The sequence from “Sacrifice of Angels” looked like it had been completely re done. The explosions looked different, there looks to be fluid simulations happening which is way, way beyond what a TV could’ve done in the mid 1990s. Does anyone know what the truth is? Finally, I’m new to this board so I’m not sure how connected some of you are, or not, to the people in the know/position of power. But what are the odds we ever see DS9 in HD? Babylon 5 got an HD release for Christ sakes! I see Youtubers posting amateur attempts at remastering DS9 by using A.I and the results are outstanding! I have zero idea how it works but why isn’t this an option CBS/Paramount could take? Would it be cost prohibitive? I know how insane and costly an undertaking the TNG blu ray remaster was + how disappointed they were in its sales numbers. But most of that cost was having to basically redo the show in post production. If Youtubers are using the available DVDs & having success, would that take a huge chunk out of the expense? While also sidestepping the issue of re rendering potentially lost CGI files to 1080p or higher? CBS or Paramount has to see the upside to this. I won’t sugar coat it. This show looks like shit in its current streaming form on Netflix. Absolute shit. It looks like a VHS copy recorded off TV. How many potential viewers are turned off by that? I know for a looong time, I sure was. When I saw the difference between TNG DVD and TNG blu ray...my jaw dropped. Granted some still won’t watch even TNG because it’s 4x3 and people are stupid but whatever. If DS9 protected for 16:9 then that have that AND 1080p if CBS/Viacom pull the trigger. An entire new generation would discover the show. I truly think, out of all the older Trek shows, DS9 is most likely to appeal to a modern audience. It has more action, it’s partly serialized, it’s darker. There’s war & politics & comedy. This show is just waiting to be discovered. HD would really sell that. Plus, selfishly, I need this show in HD damn it!