Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The Old Mixer, Jul 26, 2019.
In the "wild, wild rumors" category:
I'd love to believe it but I don't know this source from Jack. The one thing that makes it somewhat plausible though is the "new VFX created using AI," which sound basically like using AI upscaling on the existing VFX, which would save a lot of money.
I've also never heard of this postproduction company before, so this isn't obvious clickbait by claiming that ILM will be working on it or something.
Again, my understanding from the DS9 doc is the VFX were added at video resolution after filming. If they are working from the old filmed footage they'd need to redo them all anyway.
I hope this is true. DS9 deserves the remaster treatment.
Right. The model footage would all have to be rescanned and recomposited, and the CGI would have to be remade almost from scratch. I say "almost" because some unknown amount of the original scene files still exist in the hands of the original artists, but even still the models and textures would need to be improved, and all of it rerendered. That's why I find the "AI" part so compelling, because it suggests – if this is true – that they're just going to take the original 480i VFX and upscale it, similarly to the Babylon 5 remaster.
T'Pol and Phlox coming back:
I think at this point they are just picking random characters out of a hat and writing stories about their return.
T'Pol could make sense for a guest spot on SNW, but I'd be surprised if Jolene Blalock would actually do it.
Dubious source indeed.
Ryan got her objectification rectification. I'd love for Blalock to get hers. But I doubt it.
I think she retired.
There's dubious and then there's laugh out loud, I'll believe it when I see it levels of dubious.
And then there is this.
GFR's continued existence is a source of moderate irritation for me.
Someone should email them claiming to be an insider who has learned a new show's in development in which Chief O'Brien teams up with Harry Kim and see if they run the story.
It will be the series that explains how O’Brien becomes the most famous starfleet officer ever. I’ll watch it. But Harry has to stay an ensign.
Obviously, we're all about preserving Canon here.
According to someone on the Voyager Doc, CBS no longer has the film scanning equipment they used for TNG-R and the Doc team used for the DS9 one. So I can't see a DS9 remaster happening anytime soon, at least in house.
Not saying that I believe the dubious clickbait sites, but IIRC, the original rumor was that Archer was going to appear in Picard. And now we know that season 2 does have a time-travel element. So it doesn't seem quite as absurd as it once did.
If Picard continues to feature the Romulans as its most important enemy, then perhaps explore the Earth-Romulan War as the beginning of their interest in humanity and Starfleet, with or without time travel. 22nd Century characters like Archer can be shown through whatever records survived, and you can have something controversial that he was responsible for Romulans still hold a grudge over, with Picard on a mission to prove or disprove evidence that threatens the Federation and his whole faith in it.
I am curious what the Klingons look like now. They were conspicuously absent in PIC S1 (and I don't remember seeing them in DSC S3 either). What about SNW's Klingons? I'm curious if the show runners want to get back to a more traditional look (like LDS is playing with), but are kind of scared to, considering the gyrations the went through to try to fit them back into canon in DSC S2.
I like to think that the producers learned from their mistakes and that we will see something much closer to what we saw in TOS, even if they have to go the ENT route of making up some nonsensical explanation as to why they suddenly now look like ordinary humans with oily skin as opposed to the lobsteroids we saw in DSC season 1. It'll be like TMP in reverse
They should handle Klingons like they did the Romulans. All the versions are correct.
Almost like it's an interstellar empire or something...
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