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Season Three DVD Of Star Trek Remastered Arrives In November July 29, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TOS Remastered , trackback

Today CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment announced the third season DVD set for the digitally remastered Star Trek. The set will hit the streets November 18th, which is one year after Season One arrived (on HD DVD / DVD combo). Season Two arrives in stores next week. CBS does not have any more details or box art, but TVShowsOnDVD has some preliminary artwork.

 

TOS-R Season Three Box Art
From TVShowsOnDVD. They note this is preliminary, but it is consistent with the other two seasons and red is the logical choice for color (it was also used in the non-remastered set) released a few years back, although the red shown below is a bit more burgundy.

The set will include full-length versions all the episodes of Star Trek’s third and final season, digitally remastered with new CGI. The original Season Three DVD set included “The Cage” and so the remastered version is likely to be included in this new set, but this has not been confirmed. It will also include the same ‘collectors data cards’ as the previous two seasons. No details on what special features have been provided, but it is expected to include more of Billy Blackburn’s home movies. Pricing is likely to be the same or similar to to Season Two, which is available for pre-order at $63.99 at Amazon.

Seasons One and Two available at Amazon

The Season Two box set is now available at Amazon for pre-order, discounted to $63.99 (Amazon has a low price guarantee that if they drop the price before ship date of August 5th you will get that lower price). Amazon has also discounted the Season One DVD / HD DVD combo disk is to $104.95 (retail is $194.99).

Seasons One and Two of TOS-R ($104.95 and $63.99 respectively)

Last week of TOS-R in syndication
It is hard to believe but this is the last week of the 2007/2008 syndication season of Star Trek remastered before it begins reruns. This weekend’s episode is fittingly enough, the season three finale, "Turnabout Intruder." TrekMovie should have the review + vid and screenies from last weekend’s episode "The Empath," up shortly.

 

Comments

1. Michael - July 29, 2008

Why is the Cage no longer on the list to be shown this season?

2. Jed - July 29, 2008

What about a UK Release date for season 2???

3. boJac - July 29, 2008

Should I buy it… or should I wait for a HD release? Argh!

4. Darkwing - July 29, 2008

hard to believe it’s over already

5. star trackie - July 29, 2008

Nice. I’ll be buying this for sure, can’t wait to check out all the remastered episodes that haven’t aired in syndication yet.

Hopefully blu-ray versions will be announced someday…preferably AFTER the players have dropped in price…considerably.

6. ety3 - July 29, 2008

Just plain DVDs, again. Utterly pointless, given the original mission of CBS-D’s efforts.

Any word on when “The Cage” will air?

7. Giuseppe - July 29, 2008

Cool, they come in blue, yellow and red – tha national colours of my country :D

8. Anthony Pascale - July 29, 2008

I am looking into “The Cage” and UK, Germany, etc releases of DVD sets.

9. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 29, 2008

Always curious about the Bluray. While the prices seem to be dropping, a couple people I know sometimes complain about the load times for some discs. Do they really take that much longer than a standard DVD? I realize that there is more data, but I would think, perhaps naively, that the player would be equal to the task. Especially for $300 US.

10. Tom - July 29, 2008

And still no word on Blu-ray! Paramount needs to get on the ball with this.

The purpose of the whole remastered project was to prep the series for HD. Yet no station has broadcast these in HD and, save for the brief HD DVD availabilty of season 1, none of the episodes are available for purchase in HD (although some episodes may be as an XBox download?).

11. trekee - July 29, 2008

Probably an odd moan, but I hated the Collectors Cards track listing, would it have been so hard to list all the episodes on the back of the card?

The case itself is a nightmare for that “impulse episode”, you have to open the case, take out the discs in their slipcase, take the whole thing out THAT slipcase, pick up the disks that dropped out of that, then trawl through the cards looking for whatever episode the smell of chicken soup made you think of, by which point you’ve given up in the puzzled looks of your loved ones…

It also gives them time to realise what you’re doing and say “Oh not Star Trek AGAIN!!!”

Ninja fast disk delivery system with speedy indexing, that’s what we want…

12. British Naval Dude - July 29, 2008

Dumpin’ something like Redbull or a nice arabica blend really enhances tha’ load time fur Blue-Ray playing machines…

As a techno-phobe, I highly recommend dumpin’ yer liquid energy on yer player straight away…

But this is odd… I mean, iffa tha’ shows were meant fur those wit’ hi-deth teevees, then why are they not bein’ released on tha’ blue-lazor-ray?

Heck, I got tha’ Starry Wars pre-quels on tha’ special yellow-ray format… that’s tha’ one where ya’ pee on tha’ disks… really gives ya’ some great relief…

Arrrrrrrrr…

13. Edward Duddy - July 29, 2008

I was looking at the TOS episodes on Xbox Live but couldn’t be sure I would get a remastered episode. The SD episodes are not remastered so I can only imagine the HD ones are just higher resolution?

Not sure.

14. Bill - July 29, 2008

#9

Don’t know what kind of players they’re using. Average load time for a Blu-ray is about 2-3 seconds max on my player.

15. Bill - July 29, 2008

#13

The HD versions are the remastered editions. Unfortunately, only 11(?) episodes are up so far, unless some new ones have been added. I would buy an XBox just for that if more eps were available.

16. Brian - July 29, 2008

Not touching these until they go Blu….

17. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 29, 2008

BND it seems you used the same technique on the “Starry Wars” prequels as Lucas did when he made them.

And thanke fer tha’ info on load times, I think.

18. British Naval Dude - July 29, 2008

Yarrrr… careful though, mate… load times can be affected by tha’ ED treatment drugs…

Arrrrrrr…

19. OneBuckFilms - July 29, 2008

I aim to get all 3 seasons on DVD as finances allow.

At this point, there is no absolutely pressing reason to go Blu-Ray.

20. Dave - July 29, 2008

These are NOT Blu ray disks, correct?

21. reedthepug - July 29, 2008

I’m with you #16 —- let’s go Paramount we all know you guys want to make more money without really coming up with any new ideas for movies or tv.

22. Xindi1985 - July 29, 2008

#8

THANK YOU Tony!

23. DJ Koloth - July 29, 2008

Season 3 has some good episodes, but my money is on “The Cage.”

24. Martin Pollard - July 29, 2008

Good deal. Without a HD television, Blu-Ray is useless to me. However, the remastered episodes ARE something that I want, and since DVD has served me quite well over the years (and will continue to do so for years to come, in spite of the rabid fanboy predictions of a complete Blu-Ray takeover), I’m more than happy with the DVD release.

25. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 29, 2008

Bluray just hasn’t been a pressing issue for me yet, either. I guess I am a consumeristic sheep that will be content with my regular def remastered episodes. The difference this time is I will wait just a bit before pre-ordering season three to see if I can get a lower price than I did for seasons one and two.

And I am aware of the merits of the Bluray format. It just hasn’t seemed to take the industry by storm. Yet. The sheep says it wants a bit lower retail price before it bleats it’s compliance.

26. Kobayashi_Maru - July 29, 2008

I’ll just stick with season’s 1 and 2…season 3 made me want to kill myself. no wonder it was cancelled after this one.

27. Holger - July 29, 2008

This a must-have for me. After I bought Season 1 and pre-ordered Season 2 it would be inconsistent not to get Season 3, even if the third season has a lot of awful episodes. But hey, what about ‘Tholian Web’, ‘Enterprise Incident’. ‘Elaan of Troyius’, ‘For the World is Hollow’, ‘Day of the Dove’, and ‘Cloud Minders’! They make it worthwhile. And ‘Spock’s Brain’ as a comedic highlight.

28. Max - July 29, 2008

Are these episodes as edited as the ones on tv?

29. British Naval Dude - July 29, 2008

wait a tic… I gots all dese video tapes o’ me precious, precious family moments, all so irreplaceable…

oh, well, guess I’ll burn ‘em up and get me on tha’ bloo-rayz bandwagon…

Now then, anyone know how ta’ do somethin’ about tha’ track skip in tha’ middle o’ “Super Trooper” on me 8-track?

What? Hey- Kirkie still had “tapes” in tha’ 23rd century, mates…

Arrrrrrr…

30. Ripper - July 29, 2008

well.. with Enterprise Slimline edition boxsets just been released in the UK that leaves only TOS without the slimline packaging… so heres hoping theyll eventually re-release all of TOS as slimline… as much as i love trek i cant afford to pay those prices for a big set like that for 1 season

31. Martin Pollard - July 29, 2008

The bizarre packaging doesn’t bother me much. As soon as I get something like this, I search the InterWebTubes for a custom DVD cover and use it with a standard-sized DVD case. Nice that they make standard-dimension cases that have capacities from one to 12 discs; you can find one that’ll handle just about anything. :)

32. Platitude - July 29, 2008

Not buying them till they come out on Blu-Ray.

33. Holger - July 29, 2008

28: The Season 1 box has the full length episodes. The same is announced for the Season 2 box, so you can be sure the third box will have the uncut episodes as well.

34. Andy Patterson - July 29, 2008

11
“…looking for whatever episode the smell of chicken soup made you think of, by which point you’ve given up in the puzzled looks of your loved ones…”

I love a story teller who paints a good picture.

35. Sean4000 - July 29, 2008

For me, buying them in SD is pointless. I need the HD source material for my own remaster project.

I own a PS3 and it loads incredibly fast and the image ins spectacular. My screening room includes a 133″ projector screen so SD-DVD won’t cut it.

No Blu-ray, no sale!

36. Anthony Thompson - July 29, 2008

I just received my seaon 1 set from Amazon-Canada for 64 bucks, including shipping. I saved $40. Same product. Can’t understand why Amazon – USA can’t offer it for the lower price as well!

37. dalek - July 29, 2008

#2 never buy Trek in region 2, they speed up the voices, probably to do with diff in frame rate conversion. Same with all american shows/films. That which you hear on region 2 is incorrect.

Always import region 1 (its cheaper even with import tax) and has the recordings at the correct speed as they were filmed.

All DVD recorders can be made multiregion. Just google search your model how to do this.

PS also waiting for HD the season 1 kicked ass on HD

38. thomoz - July 29, 2008

HD-DVD and Blu-Ray do seem to take longer to load. This does not justify the whining, as the resulting picture is miles better than 480dpi.

The episodes ARE uncut, appx. 52 minutes long, each.

On my Sharp projector, picture on a naked wall (not a screen) the
HD content of the Season One box looks unbelievable.
I am sympathetic to the folks holding out for Blu-Ray.

I’ll be buying the 2 std-def sets, I don’t care to wait 2-5 years.

39. capt Mike - July 29, 2008

Im still going to wait for the blu ray. Won’t waist my money for the non Blu Rays.I love star trek anbd i want to see it in high def

40. Chris Pike - July 29, 2008

As many, many others… will buy when on BluRay Disc.

41. Lore - July 29, 2008

#13 You do not get the remastered episodes on xbox live, I downloaded several and was disappointed.

42. CanuckLou - July 29, 2008

HiDef or nothing.

…the adventure continues…

43. Orb of the Emissary - July 29, 2008

#24- Martin Pollard– I agree with you! I am more than content with the SD-DVD releases of seasons 2 & 3. If people want to wait around for Blue-Ray versions to come out, then that just means my local DVD retailer won’t be out-of-stock when I go buy my seasons 2 & 3 next week and Aug 21st.

44. mars396 - July 29, 2008

11
“…looking for whatever episode the smell of chicken soup made you think of, by which point you’ve given up in the puzzled looks of your loved ones…”

that would be “Tomorrow is Yesterday”

45. Chris H. - July 29, 2008

Not buying until they’re on Blu-Ray.

Not because I am unsatisfied with normal DVD; DVD looks fine to me. But I am not buying these sets when I *know* that sooner or later I *will* want the Blu-Ray sets. I’ve already got the non-remastered sets, and I’m just trying to limit the double-dipping.

Feh. Come on, Paramount.

46. Darkwing - July 29, 2008

oh come on you guys and your blu-ray, half the population still doesn’t own it (me being one of them)

and for instance, why they stopped coming out on HD was because HD lost the format wars, it takes time to transfer from HD to Blu-ray. I personnally am glad to have regular dvd, as anything else is pointless for somebody like me who still uses a crt television!

47. Commodore Z - July 29, 2008

I’m probably going to wait until they come out on Blu-Ray, but remember that the number of Blu-Ray players out there isn’t that big yet. The standard-def DVD market is still much larger, so I can see Paramount wanting to tap into that market.

48. M33 - July 29, 2008

Like the red

49. Chris H. - July 29, 2008

#46: it’s not about whether half the population owns one or not.
#47: yes, I realize that the market is still small.

The point is, one of the following things will happen (and in my opinion, this is the order of likelihood):

(1) Blu-Ray will continue to grow and eventually become the standard disc format. At that time, I will definitely want HD versions of these episodes. Consequently, I don’t want to buy them NOW on DVD only to re-buy them later. For the same reason, I’ve stopped buying DVDs almost completely.

(2) Blu-Ray will become purely a niche product like LD, and another, superior format will come along and replace it. I’ll probably want the episodes in HD on *that* format, then.

(3) Physical media will be replaced by downloadable content, in which case I’ll buy them that way — but not until I can do it in some form that allows me to back them up.

I own two HDTVs and will eventually own more. I don’t see the point in spending money on SD-resolution media only to replace it with HD-resolution down the road.

50. cpelc - July 29, 2008

If they were in widescreen it would be much simpler of a decision….but because they are pillarboxed and me having a plasma tv, I don’t want to have to pay more for the blu-ray discs only to have to stretch them to avoid burn-in.

51. trekboi - July 29, 2008

does anyone know what is happering with the Australian release of season two?
JB HI-FI lists a re-release of season one on what appears to be standard definition in November- i hope they are not putting off the release of season two to follow this as i see no reason do the standard releases in order as the combo disc with season one standard def is already avalible.

I thought perhaps they had confused the repackaged original series releaseas- the only ones left to be released after enterprise was recently released for the remastered editions.

Can any one help me to work this out?

52. Izbot - July 29, 2008

20.Dave –
“These are NOT Blu ray disks, correct?”

No. And they aren’t even HD-DVD anymore (apparently the format has gone extinct — despite my practically still-new Toshiba HD-DVD player).

53. LoyalStarTrekFan - July 29, 2008

I have TOSR Season Two DVD on pre-order and I plan to do the same with this set since I have not upgraded to HDTV’s of Blu-Ray yet. With that said, I agree that CBS should release all three seasons on Blu-Ray as soon as possible. I don’t think that anyone should start releasing on Blu-Ray exclusively but they should start releasing on BOTH DVD and Blu-Ray. I’m looking forward to completing my collection of TOSR (and, at the point it’s released, the entire Star Trek franchise.)

54. Aragorn189 - July 29, 2008

I am already saving up for it. Finally, all three seasons on DVD in their glorious remastered form. I can’t wait.

55. Chris H. - July 29, 2008

#50: what you say doesn’t make sense.

First, you aren’t going to get burn-in just watching 4:3 material unless you leave the screen on like that for an extended period.

Second, don’t you have the same issue with the standard DVD releases? The material is still in high definition on a Blu-Ray, so it looks better.

Personally, I would hate watching ANYTHING stretched out. Eeugh. Give me the proper aspect ratio or give me death.

56. Sean4000 - July 29, 2008

“””Give me the proper aspect ratio or give me death.””””

My new motto!

57. Q - July 29, 2008

I want TNG Remastered!!!

58. Joe Atari - July 29, 2008

Has anybody figured out if Netflix or Blockbuster is renting TOS-R season 2? I finally figured out how the rent S1 HD-DVDs from Netflix (didn’t know you had to set your format preference to HD-DVD to see them), but since S2 and S3 are only going to be standard-def DVD for now I wonder if Netflix and Blockbuster are going to pass on them as redundant with the other TOS discs they already have…

59. Kirk'sBrother - July 29, 2008

I want them all cheaper, around $120 for the set! I guess I’ll just have to wait till the prices drop.

60. THX-1138 The Fandom Menace - July 29, 2008

#38

Care to tell me who was whining? I just had a question about load times based on information I got from people who owned Bluray players.

What I will whine about is the price of the players currently. Too much dinero at this point. I have an HD big screenTV but no other source than digital cable for HD programming. You’d think I’d whine about that, but no. And I’m perfectly happy with my standard def remastered Trek. I can watch it in HD on my computer. Not quite the same, but life is full of compromise.

61. South African Dude - July 29, 2008

This sucks

I am willing to pay for these as they are brilliantly done, but now am faced with this delemma.

Blu Ray has clearly beat the HD DVD format. I don’t have a HD machine yet, but will most probably buy a blu ray machine. So I don’t want to pay for season 1′s HD disks.

In the meanwhile it would be nice if they could release the 3 x seasons on DVD only, living costs have risin accross the clobe and I would be much more affordable to have the whole series on DVD now.

62. Chris H. - July 29, 2008

57: TNG remastered will be much more difficult, because a lot of the effects were done on video, not film. Film can be scanned/transferred at HD, but video in those days was limited to SD resolution. Not only would you have to re-create ALL of those effects, but if the original film elements no longer exist, there might be whole scenes that are stuck at SD.

63. Sean4000 - July 29, 2008

If the film does not exist, TNG-R is impossible.

If it does exist, then TNG-R is improbable.

I would not want CBS-D working on TNG-R anyways. I have said that for almost 2 years now. If there was anything TATV showed us it is what TNG-R could look like in the right hands. EdenFX.

64. toddk - July 30, 2008

I think it was a win-no win compromise, Paramount has to get the last season out s that the whiners wont complain that “paramount dosent care about DVD”. I’m holding off for blu-ray myself, and dont mind waiting.

I believe that all three seasons of TOS will be available on blu-ray when the new star trek movie comes out. It’s just a matter of timing. I also believe that the new movie will break all trek box office records. so why not pick up the entire original series on the way home from the cineplex?

as far as TNG-R. The sales of the TOS blu-ray sets will determine whether and or how long it will be til we see the other shows remastered.

as far as the cage? I think that it will be the real reason to pick up the third season concidering how many third season shows are regarded as turkeys..I dont think any of the TOS shows are turkeys by the way. and I also believe that is also why the cage hasnt been aired or available for HD download. If you downloaded it from I-tunes or X-box..why buy the third season set? it’s all marketing ..that is my opinion.:)

65. CPelc - July 30, 2008

#55

I recently left my tv on with the satellite in 4×3 for about an hour and a half and I started getting faint lines of burn-in. I was able to run the Samsung grey screen “wipe-away” feature which took it away but yeah. I mean I’d have to watch it stretched on a upconverting dvd player. Or watch it on my 4×3 Sony Projection where it would look almost just as sharp.

66. Jon B - July 30, 2008

I’m considering buying the sets, despite them not being Hi-Def. All I would do is put labels on the HD side of season 1 so it would better the other two (if they have labels on their discs). I like the work done on the remaster.

67. Jon B - July 30, 2008

Sorry for the double post, but I just wanted to point out that I have no problem covering the HD side, as I’m not buying the losing format, and Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century and Billy Blackburn’s Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories are one the standard side as well. Spacelift is the one I really want to see.

68. Leroy - July 30, 2008

I have a small complaint about the remastered versions being shown on TV by CBS. I saw a clip by a CGI specialist of the “Doomsday Machine” episode showing the half destroyed star ship with all this lighting effects and whatnot. The CBS remastered version seems weak in comparision. And some of the original special effects in general seem better than the remastered. Maybe CBS should have left the reimaging to more qualified CGI experts than trying to do them themselves.

69. Leroy - July 30, 2008

Oh, I forgot to say that the clip I saw was on youtube. Yeah …yeah I know…I’m not supposed to look at youtube.

70. Xindi1985 - July 30, 2008

No Season 2 Box-Set in UK????
What’s wrong?
Season 2 only available in US-Stores next week?
Why is it impossible to tell us the european release-date????

71. jkoolpe - July 30, 2008

Sorry…but these releases will not be bought by me. I have the original DVD sets which I am more than happy with for now. If I were to buy these, I’d just be buying them again when Blu-Ray comes out (which it will eventually ).

As with many of us, I am patiently waiting for the Blu-Ray releases at which time I will buy both a player and the Blu-Ray discs for Trek.

Anyone at Paramount listening? :)

72. Sean4000 - July 30, 2008

Leroy, do you have a link to the youtube video?

Click on my name for a treat.

73. TheGuardianofForever - July 30, 2008

To all of you who are happy with your TOS-R in standard definition DVD’s, I say go ahead, buy them and be happy with them. Enjoy them till your heart’s content. But don’t go around saying that you don’t want the Blu-ray versions released. or that you don’t want the other Star treks being remastered. it’s ok that you’d rather stick with DVD but don’t ruin it for the rest of us. There are those of us that would give our right arm to be able to see these on Blu-ray because most likely most of us have already seen TOS-R in high def whether it be on HD-DVD or OTR HDTV broadcast and I can tell you that they are beyond awesome and if you haven’t seen it yet, then you don’t know what you’re missing. High def is like a girlfriend. you people complain about it because you’re not able to get it. Well there are those of us that are able to get it and we want to see that hi-def relationship continue as is. No downgrades. If you want your standard definition DVD’s then have them but let us have our high defintion Blu-ray’s as well. Alright?

And to Paramount that was kind enough to supply impatient standard definition fans with their quick fix I say this to you.

GIVE ME BLU-RAY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

74. Tom - July 31, 2008

BLU-RAY NEWS ALERT

This was posted over at thedigitalbits.com, which usually has good inside info:

“…our industry sources are telling us that there’s a good chance that Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One Remastered could hit Blu-ray Disc right before the end of the year, though consider that Rumor Mill-worthy.”

75. Jon - July 31, 2008

#58 – I’ve been searching Netflix every few days for TOS-R Season 2, no dice. I’m starting to worry that it won’t be in the system before next Tuesday’s release date. I agree that getting Season 1 was really annoying… they should not have entered the HD/DVD combo discs as HD counterparts to the old 2004 DVDs, that was just sloppy. Hopefully it will be different this time, but I’d be satisfied just getting the discs one way or another.

76. Captain Robert April - July 31, 2008

Regarding a remastered TNG…not bloody likely.

The live action stuff was done on film, and it’s a safe bet that all that film stock was kept (probably in a certain salt mine in Utah), so no problem there, but the effects were all compositied on video, and thus less than useless in any remastering scheme. Any high def remastering would wind up being a complete stem-to-stern underaking that would make the TOS-R project look like a home movie.

And like I’ve said elsewhere, some shows really shouldn’t be remastered. Do we really need to be able to see just how flimsy that bridge set really was (as evidenced when Jonathan Frake tripped once while coming down the ramp and went right through one of panels)?

77. TheGuardianofForever - August 1, 2008

As I said before, let what they want to be remastered in high def, be remastered in high def. Don’t spoil it for us. If they want to remaster TNG, DS9, and VOY, then let them. Don’t discourage it cuz it’s that same kind of bullheaded and shortsighted thinking that allowed Enterprise to get cancelled and as a longtime Star Trek fan who’s sick and tired of seeing great ideas being flushed down the toilet, I say to all of you protesters of the remastering project, YOU ALL SHOULD GET A LIFE!

GIVE ME BLU-RAY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

78. braxus - August 1, 2008

All I can say is if they remaster the TNG and the following shows, then remaster it in 4K Ultra High Def video so they won’t have to go through all of this again in the mid 2015 time frame. Then down convert it to 1080P for Blu Ray.

79. Joe Burns - August 2, 2008

Release format is not a zero-sum game. That’s a bit of misperception that the format war gave a big boost to, what with “format exclusives”, but that’s over now. A DVD release does nothing to hold up a Blu-Ray, and certainly not vice-versa.

I’m going to wait for Blu, but I may rent these in the meantime, to see those eps I missed or at least the full-length episodes rather than the cut versions that aired. I welcome all releases of Star Trek, including the HD-DVD format which I didn’t buy into; it was only the exclusivity that had me peeved.

TNG, as others have indicated, would be a huge undertaking. Seven years to TOS’ three. On the flip side, the green screen model work would be useable, assuming the 35mm FX elements persist, and a recomposite is trivial today compared to a complete CGI reworking. OTOH, *all* phaser effects and transporter effects would need to be redone, unlike TOS, and the sheer number of these shots would be staggering. Also, many shots that don’t appear to be FX shots in fact are, due to a monitor on set or “plasma fire” in the background etc. Having said all that, it is confirmed that such a project did see some testing.

The no-brainer is Enterprise, at least the latter part was shot in HD, and all of it in 16×9. Paramount should roll out those on Blu, esp. with the prequel feature coming. DS9 and VOY are in the same boat as TNG, sadly. I sure would love to see the Dominion War in HD (sigh).

Finally I want to put in a plug for Remastered episodes without the CGI. The new film scans are gorgeous and the colors eat my old DVDs’ lunch. I cannot replace them entirely with the CGI versions, however, as much as I appreciate many of the new effects. I’m open to having both, but the classics still rule. The new scans without the alterations may become my new holy grail if much more time passes with no word.

80. Sean4000 - August 2, 2008

79:

All of Enterprise is HD. Seasons 1-3 were shot on 35mm film and scanned to 2K/HD resolution. Season 4 was shot on 24P Sony HDW-F900 cameras. All visuals provided by EdenFX were rendered at 2K/HD resolution.

TNG HD would be laborious! First finding the film that no one seems to know if it exists or not would be a major challenge. Scanning seven years worth of film isn’t that bad; the film is newer and prob not as degenerated, scanners are faster, hard drives are only getting cheaper. Keying out green and blu screens is easy but time consuming. Flash animation can easily replace screens, look at the LCARS project online. Ships are no challenge to EdenFX which already have a GORGEOUS Enterprise D from the Enterprise finale and can make new ones on a whim. Laborious yes, but not impossible.

Long and short, if paramount wants to do this , it would be a monster and I do not ever expect it to be done. Not only that but if I have to sit through 7 seasons of CGI by anyone other than a company that has already gotten TNG down perfectly I will start a rebellion. lol. jk.

7 of 9 in HD! The Dominion war too! Those alone might make VOY and DS9 worth it.

81. Sean4000 - August 2, 2008

Like I said,

If the film does not exist, TNG-R=Impossible.
If the film does exist then, TNG-R=Improbable.

82. Joe Burns - August 2, 2008

80:

I’m not sure how it was they could do a test (I think it was last year IIRC) if the elements were gone. So I’d say it’s “improbable”. :-/

83. Sean4000 - August 2, 2008

“Upres” was the buzzword they used. Maybe they were referring to upscaling the video to a 1080 signal. I never got the impression that they had (or didn’t have) the elements.

Either way I’m with you. Improbable. :(

84. RD - August 3, 2008

Guys, you all underestimate the amount of money TNG brings CBS. Those negatives are 20+ years old now and must be restored at some point anyway. I’d say if anything TOS-R was a trial run for CBS-D in prep to restore TNG, DS-9 & VOY. Further, they can’t continue to sell these highly lucrative franchises much past 2009 in competition with new digital & HD media which is going to take off after the conversion, leaving standard RES, or up-res product in the dust. It will happen with in the next 5 years.

Also, I read this article with an eye towards the re-release of Season 1 on Blu-Ray, is it possible CBS has not announced it? I would think if they were smart all three would be available on Blu-ray come December and in box-set packaging. If so, Season 1 on Blu-ray will be released with Season 3 or shortly thereafter.

Regardless of where the Cage has traditionally shown up, I hope they use the Re-mastered edition as a way to correct that past mistake. While The Cage is technically the last TOS episode broadcast, I cannot stand the fact it is included on the DVD with what I consider the worst and most ignominious of all of TOS series: “Turnabout Intruder”. Since even that DVD set admits The Cage is Ep. 1, with any luck they will place it where it belongs: at the beginning of Season 1.

I read The Cage is scheduled to be the first episode broadcast when TOS-R starts its new season, presumably as a launch vehicle for the complete series roll-out with Season 3 DVD in November. I would think the new season would then air the entire series either by original airdate order or production order now that the entire series has been re-mastered.

85. braxus - August 3, 2008

Oh yes- 7 of 9 in HD! I forgot about that. Ummmmmm. :P

I’d say if they are going to bother to remaster these shows in the future, then do it properly in 4K UHD to begin with. I seriously doubt we’d ever see a remaster of the remaster in the next decade when Ultra High Def comes out showing 4K video, so might as well do it now. Its easy enough to down rez to 1080P after that, but going up to 4K from 1080P isn’t ideal. Again if anyone wonders what 4K is, it is Ultra High Definition video at 7,680 × 4,320P pixels which is 16 times 1080P video.

86. braxus - August 3, 2008

I sent CBS an email in regards to what I was saying above. It read as this:

“You have done a wonderful job remastering the original Star Trek series from the 60s. I heard some rumours that the Next Generation show has been tested to remaster in HD video. I have a request. I’m aware of the cost to do such projects and I seriously doubt that Paramount would do this all over again come 2015. Would CBS consider remastering the following series’ (Next Generation, DS9, Voyager) in 4K Ultra High Definition instead of 1080P High Def? Im talking about the 7,680 × 4,320P pixels video that is the next coming standard expected to be out in 2015. That is less then 7 years away. If they remastered in 4K, it would seem to be an easy task to down rez it to 1080P for Blu Ray releases, and when 4K Super Hi Vision is released, CBS and Paramount will be ready to put those remastered shows on the next format and for broadcast. I just feel if CBS is going to go through all the trouble of redoing and rescanning all the film, fixing the FX shots, etc for 7 years of Next Gen shows, might as well do it in 4K now.”

I just hope CBS considers this thought and saves time to do it now in 4K.

87. Sean4000 - August 3, 2008

What is the email address? Who specifically did you send it to? I am going to send them one of my own.

88. braxus - August 3, 2008

I just looked up the CBS website and found the “feedback” page. I put in “other shows” and left my message.

89. RD - August 5, 2008

Good News, a friend of mine works for ModernVideo in Burbank. They had the TOS-R account and he confirmed there is a TNG-R account and he is negotiating currently to get it. So no worries.

90. Sean4000 - August 5, 2008

Contact me please! I am very interested in this.

digianswrs@yahoo.com

91. braxus - August 9, 2008

RD- tell them about what I was requesting about the 4K transfer thing.

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