The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray is due this summer. One of the elements that has been recreated using CGI is the Crystalline Entity and that has now been revealed by Robert Meyer Burnett, who is working on the set. He has also revealed that they have found a missing piece of footage. Details below.
New Crystalline Entity For Star Trek TNG in HD
This summer the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray. As we have been reporting here at TrekMovie, almost all the effects for the new HD set are remastered from original film elements of the models. However some effects (like transporters, phasers, photons and a few other elements) were done in video originally, are those being redone in CGI. One of those new elements will be the Crystalline Entity, first seen in the season one episode "Datalore." And now thanks to director Robert Meyer Burnett (who is shooting special features for the TNG Blu-rays) we have a sneak peak of the entity, which he has shared on Twitter.
The new Crystalline Entity from remastered HD Star Trek: TNG
Original Crystalline Entity from Star Trek: TNG
Also in a Facebook conversation, Meyer mentioned that those missing thirteen seconds from "Sins of the Father" which had to be upscaled for the Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level release in January have been found, so the season three release (in 2013) will included the remastered element.