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New Crystalline Entity For Star Trek TNG in HD Revealed April 11, 2012

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

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.

 

Comments

1. Ciaran - April 11, 2012

Good stuff. Can’t wait to see the entire of TNG in BluRay.

First? Maybe not….

2. George Lazenby - April 11, 2012

I like it. Can’t wait to see the new phasers being fired by the Enterprise, especially when they first encountered the Borg cube with Q on board. The E ripped chunks out of it with it’s phasers.

3. Thomas - April 11, 2012

Great news. And good looking. =)

4. =A= - April 11, 2012

i see

5. John - April 11, 2012

Boy that sampler disc is just worthless now.

6. Riker's Mailbox - April 11, 2012

Can they remove via CGI the annoying tick that Lore has on the side of his mouth?

Oh wait, that was just a lame plot gimmick. Nevermind.

7. pilotfred - April 11, 2012

#5 i brought the sample disc OK they over-charged however i am glad i got it

after buying the sample disc been considering re-buying the blu-ray season 1&2 with the new pictures learning more towards it

8. shpock - April 11, 2012

impressive

9. zillabeast - April 11, 2012

Wow! Seeing TNG in HD is almost…..creepy lol. I can’t wait, nonetheless.

10. THX-1138 - April 11, 2012

#6 Riker’s Mailbox

Yeah, there are some things that bluray can’t get rid of. Like Shatner’s terrible acting in The Enemy Within.

Or snarky trekmovie posters.

11. DonDonP1 - April 11, 2012

Fascinating.

12. Ted C - April 11, 2012

I hope they CGI a new Armus and a better hairdo on Counsler Troi. Hum, I wonder if CGI could improve Will Wheaton’s acting?

13. mojomonkey - April 11, 2012

Not a fan of inserting new fx into Trek but I’m in the minority of digging this episode despite its flaws.

14. Vultan - April 11, 2012

Best part: DeForest Kelley’s cameo.

15. Marcelo - April 11, 2012

The Galaxy’s Child creature is going to be fun to see redone in better CG as well.

16. Jason - April 11, 2012

Wow, that looks really good. Can’t wait!

17. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - April 11, 2012

This looks really great. Can’t wait to see what they do with Eps like Yesterday’s Enterprise or Q Who or Best of Both World’s. Will be good.

18. Michael Hall - April 11, 2012

New CE or not, “Datalore”, like most first season TNG outings, will still suck. But since the creature makes a return appearance in the much better “Silicon Avatar,” the effort here will eventually pay off.

19. Battle-scarred Sciatica - April 11, 2012

I cant wait to have the lot as Blu-ray.

It will be the next generation of The Next Generation.

Neat.

20. Bobby - April 11, 2012

is the image flopped? looks like they are sitting in the wrong seats.

21. Battle-scarred Sciatica - April 11, 2012

Wesley’s jerseys in HD!!!!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

22. DS9 Forever - April 11, 2012

I’ve seen some HD images of “Code of Honor” as well; couldn’t they leave out crappy and racist episodes like that and save more money for “The Best of Both Worlds”?

23. The Original Spock's Brain - April 11, 2012

Good thing I never bought TNG on DVD.

24. jamesingeneva - April 11, 2012

nice, can’t wait to start seeing these on tv… can’t afford the blu-rays lol

25. Basement Blogger - April 11, 2012

Looks great. I wonder how much a season costs. And by the way, if this does great would it encourage CBS about a new series? One can dream. One can dream.

26. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise - April 11, 2012

YEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

I’ve got mine on pre-order in the UK from Sainsbury’s supermarkets for £50.00. Each season I’m guessin will be between £50.00 – £70.00.

27. Thorny - April 11, 2012

I really think CBS went about this the wrong way. I loved TNG and have it on DVD, but there is no way I’m going to shell out $75 or so a season to get a cleaner copy of “Code of Honor” and “Justice”. They should have done HD “best of” packs, and only bothered remastering the better episodes. Maybe “Best of Season 1″ with say, six episodes like “Farpoint”, “Heart of Glory”, “Coming of Age”, “Conspiracy” and one or two others selected by fans. And then give those episodes top-notch treatment of all new effects, etc., a’la TOS-R.

The only seasons I plan to buy in Blu-Ray will be Seasons 3 and 4. The others just don’t have enough good episodes to justify the almost-certain exorbitant cost.

28. Craiger - April 11, 2012

Are they doing TNG on BluRay like TOS Remastered? I think TNG-Remastered is the way to go.

29. CarlG - April 11, 2012

@21: Haha, gotta love the 80′s notion of future fashion.

@14: Absolutely. Doctor or Admiral, McCoy remains the man.

30. Orb of Wisdom - April 11, 2012

I’d just be happy, with the Remastered Edition coming out on Bluray, to have EITHER edition of TNG on iTunes.

31. Oshawhatever - April 11, 2012

@27: …because your opinion of the “best episodes” should be used for everybody. Or… because Paramount’s choices would please everybody. Give me a break. Ignorant.

32. Caesar - April 11, 2012

I like the CG. better, but not too much better.

Also, good news re: missing footage.

33. MattR - April 11, 2012

Looks great. Nice job keeping it very close to the original.

34. Jon B - April 11, 2012

Awesome to see. The Crystalline Entity looks great and it’s awesome the missing bit from Sins of the Father was found. At least it doesn’t have special effects, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to put in the episode. That said, I do not regret getting the sampler. Can’t wait to see the first season.

35. Shilliam Watner - April 11, 2012

I woud really love this, but I’m betting it’s just going to be too spendy for me. I usually wait a few years or find things like this used. Don’t get me wrong, I love Trek, but it has almost always been expensive. I wish they’d finance it interest free for 12 months…

36. Sebastian S. - April 11, 2012

The new crystalline entity looks great, but sadly, I’m just really not into TNG these days. More of a BSG fan. But I’d love to see a DS9 remastered set someday, though.

I also have all 3 seasons of Star Trek TOS remastered; I love those. They should have been the template for the Star Wars special editions (just change the FX, but not the story elements or the characters).

37. Destructor1701 - April 11, 2012

36, Sebastian S.
“I’d love to see a DS9 remastered set someday, though.”

CBS have said they are open to continuing the project to other series.

HOW open remains to be seen, but I think DS9 has aged very well indeed, if the Reddit buzz is anything to go on… perhaps they will see the appeal it still has.

Oh for a “What you leave behind” with no re-used battle footage!

38. Commodore Adams - April 11, 2012

The new crystalline entity looks far better than the old. Its not incredible but people with an sense of distinguishing minute details can see the difference and its heads and tails better than the old. And its perfect because it not drastically different, but enough that its up to date. I am really interested to see what it looks like when it will be “flying” through space.

39. Commodore Adams - April 11, 2012

@ 36. Sebastian S

Agree and disagree. I love TNG, as an 80′s child I grew up with TNG and TOS reruns. I love TNG but it is a bit dated where DS9 still holds its ground, that is season 4 and after. I would also love to see DS9 remastered, it is hands down my fav Trek, with funny enough Enterprise in second place.

…..and BSG…..BSG is FRACKING AMAZING!!

I am hoping that a new Trek tv series would be grittier like the new BSG but obviously still holding true to the heart of Trek.

C’mon Brian Fuller and Brian Singer, screw Paramount wanting CBS to hold off on a new series. LETS DO THIS!!!!

40. Red Dead Ryan - April 11, 2012

Looking forward to this! And yeah, count me in for a “Deep Space Nine Remastered” Blu Ray set!

41. DarthDogg - April 11, 2012

I would sell not just my soul, but all of yours for DS9 in HD. I faithfully await the return of The Sisko!
That is all…may The Profits be with you.

42. Allen - April 11, 2012

seems like half the people here forgot that the crystalline entity was originally CG to begin with. Anything that was originally CG is going to have to be replaced no matter what (doesn’t bother me). For TNG (and even VGR) that isn’t a lot, but there are plenty of occurrences. For DS9 there is a lot more especially in the later seasons. I for one am curious to see what the VGR opening is supposed to look like. I read somewhere that there was a missing texture and it wasn’t caught until it was too late(or expensive) to fix. Too bad it sounds like we won’t see VGR on blu-ray this decade. By the time they get to it, we’ll all be streaming 4k (or higher) video online anyway for our 100″ retina TVs.

43. Thorny - April 11, 2012

31. Uh, it was just a suggestion. What’s with the name-calling? I did add that episodes could be selected by fans. But my favorites or not, there are some no brainers each season, like “Yesterday’s Enterprise.”

44. Caesar - April 11, 2012

They’re re-doing these in HD at least partially (if not mostly) so they can future-proof the series for syndication to HD markets, so it makes sense for them to do the entire season. Nobody’s going to want to buy a handful of HD eps and a bunch of upscales for their packages.

45. Jonboc - April 11, 2012

I’ll have to pass, the really good episodes of TNG are far and few between which means the re-watchablility factor for the series is practically non-existent for me. The HD conversion is a novelty and good for at least one viewing, but not much more than that I’m afraid…for me anyway.

46. Dr. Cheis - April 11, 2012

“Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

Looks like those pictures were taken down. Anybody know where I can find a link to the large versions?

47. Dr. Cheis - April 11, 2012

@46 answered my own question
http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/#burnett

48. Drij - April 11, 2012

I hope they remove some of the mistakes in the episodes.
In the one episode I was watching on TV you can see the boom mic above the view screen…

49. Spacecadet - April 11, 2012

Very good. But what we need is more stories instead of updated old storyies. Nevertheless… good, the next gen will go to be in good blueray-mode.

50. Trekboi - April 11, 2012

So glad to see these- it looks great- I loved the idea of the crysteline entity but when I looked at it a few months ago on the crap “standrd” dvd’s it was just sad.
Now it’s beautiful.

51. Dr. Cheis - April 11, 2012

@48 I noticed that myself recently! I doubt they’ll fix it though. I think the Remastered team is considering changes like that “out of bounds” in order to appease the purists out there (by which I mean posting here). I remember an episode of TOS-R where you could see the guy who stands behind the doors to open them for the actors because they clearly didn’t edit him out.

52. James - April 11, 2012

Why can’t they turn best of both worlds into a massive tv movie? Put in the beginning of ds9 emissary and clips form that old trek game that has footage of ships taking on the borg re make the effects and we have a masterpiece!

53. Buzz Cagney - April 12, 2012

#6 I thought 90% of TNG was a lame plot gimmick. A Klingon on board? Check. A Robot on board? Check. A Kid on board? Check.
All we really needed was Data running around saying ‘danger, danger, Wesley Crusher’ and we’d have had the whole list.
And to think I watched every show too. What must I have been thinking.

54. Nomad - April 12, 2012

Amazed in retrospect at how seldom TNG did what it said on the box, and how seldom it’s remarked upon. They did a lot of rescuing colonists, ferrying ambassadors, negotiating with Romulans, Klingons and Cardassians, and agonising over their relationships with parents and offspring, but how often did they do any exploring of strange new worlds, actively seek out new life and new civilizations, or go where no-one has gone before, boldly or otherwise? Hardly ever.

55. DarthDogg - April 12, 2012

#54
…That is why Kirk beats Picard. You hit the nail on the head.

56. swh1939 - April 12, 2012

I’d be interested in hearing more about the “found” footage. Where was it found? Was it mis-filed? The sampler disc now, IMO, is a collector’s item, FWIW.

57. Mark Lynch - April 12, 2012

Anthony, Those images are not coming up when clicked…

With regards to the cost of the TNG BR disks. £50 sounds a bit steep, but considering the time, work and money that is being used to clean-up, re-master and re-composite everything which needs doing. Not to mention those bits which are being completely redone in CG.
Is the cost really that much? Probably not I think.

But I will have to add these to my birthday and Christmas wish lists!

58. CmdrR - April 12, 2012

I truly think all movies and TV shows are creatures of their respective time. I’ve watched the TOS re-do’s recently… vs. the old familiar, sometimes creaky ones…
And I like the originals.
If they want to do a completely new take on Doomsday Machine, fine. But, write it… act it… and sfx it… as we would do today. Don’t make the FX stand-out and take the audience out of the story.

And don’t you be touching one frame of TWOK! Damn you!!

59. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

I cannot wait to get Next Gen Season 1 on blu ray. I loved the sampler, its hard to believe how degrade the image got when transferred onto videotape. It looks fantastic and I love the new Crystalline Entity.

60. Orb of Wisdom - April 12, 2012

I hope they sync The Borg’s look up with the rest of the episodes, and First Contact. I’d always imagined a great Collector’s set merging The Best of Both Worlds and First Contact into one story. Even separate of that, I wonder if they plan to merge the opening footage of the first episode of DS9 into The Remastered Best of Both Worlds segment when it releases…. the part with Sisko in the Wolf 359 battle…that’d be cool for a Special Edition of The Best of Both Worlds…

61. Dom - April 12, 2012

48. Drij said: ‘I hope they remove some of the mistakes in the episodes.
In the one episode I was watching on TV you can see the boom mic above the view screen…’

Yeah, I noticed the boom mic in a couple of shots in the HD Farpoint. I hope they’re bearing in mind that HD TVs don’t have an overscan.

62. Dom - April 12, 2012

48. Drij said: ‘I hope they remove some of the mistakes in the episodes.
In the one episode I was watching on TV you can see the boom mic above the view screen…’

Yeah, I noticed the boom mic in a couple of shots in the HD Farpoint. I hope they’re bearing in mind that HD TVs don’t have an overscan.

63. Captain Ucklak - April 12, 2012

I agree with JonBoc. By the way, JonBoc, I’m the guy who used to trash Star Trek V back in the 90s on AOL. Do you remember me?

64. rm10019 - April 12, 2012

43 – I think the point was that if they had done ‘best of’ then everyone would be crying about ‘their favorite ep’ that got left out, whaaa!

CBS is doing ALL of them, how is that a bad thing! You will surely be able to get select episodes in subsequent ‘best of bluray’ set, and through other means like ebay etc.

These will also be sold into syndication I’m sure so you can catch them and DVR them then if you have to. CBS is treating TNG with more care than most shows get in FIRST RUN!

65. Riker's Mailbox - April 12, 2012

Buzz Cagney, I’m sensing sarcasm in your post, on account that I’m half Betazed.

66. Dr. Image - April 12, 2012

I’ll pick up season 3…. and then wait for DS9 remastered!

67. Phil - April 12, 2012

A “best of” Blu-Ray is a great idea. Best of season one would be a blank disk, though….

68. Carlos Teran - April 12, 2012

I’m so glad they finally found those missing elements from Sins Of The Father, the upscaled material was really awful in comparison to the full HD footage.

69. rm10019 - April 12, 2012

67 – Harsh, but i laughed! I actually like Skin of Evil, Conspiracy and Neutral Zone.

70. MJ - April 12, 2012

Wish they could use CGI to get rid of those ridiculous super-size 80′s era executive chairs shown in this scene. Looks like something pulled out of an old locker on “Storage Wars.” That is what is great about TOS — simpler chairs stand the test of time better.

They can improve TNG’s special effects all they want, but there is not much that they can do about that tragically dated bridge that reminds us all of an oversize Circuit City TV/stereo testing room, circa 1985.

71. Holger - April 12, 2012

Yes, the old Crystaline Entity effect does not hold up. Good choice!

72. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

MJ

I happen to love next Gen.

73. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

In the US did you get a coupon to get money off the Season 1 purchase?

In the UK you can get £5.00 back.

74. MJ - April 12, 2012

@72. Great, but what does that have to do with my comments about hating the NG bridge design? I love Trek 09, but hate the Budgeneering section. :-)

75. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

74

I think the Enterprise E bridge is still a cooler bridge than the one in Star Trek XI.

I liked how the Enterprise D bridge looked in Generations.

76. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

I will say this but I also was not keen on the view screen in the new movie, I was not keen on it being an actual window.

77. Vultan - April 12, 2012

Yeah, I wasn’t crazy about the bridge window either. Same goes for the glass dome seen in other bridge designs, most notably the D.

The bridge is already at the top of the saucer like a big bull’s eye. Why expose the crew to further danger? But then again, I guess a realistic spaceship would look something like the Battlestar Galactica.

78. NX-01 - April 12, 2012

lol – gotta love those first season ops and con chairs. Eaaaaassy space cruisin’, my man!

79. MJ - April 12, 2012

I actually loved the actual window on the new E. My assumption is that the window is backed up by force fields, so that even if it cracked, the crew would not have been exposed to vacuum.

The supersize viewscreen on the D just looked too much like that old superlarge 3-elemennt large screen TV’s of the 80′s…with of course, wall-to-wall carpeting in front of it….sheesh, what were they thinking? We can only thank the lord that they didn’t go with shag carpeting on the bridge I guess. LOL

80. MJ - April 12, 2012

@78 “lol – gotta love those first season ops and con chairs. Eaaaaassy space cruisin’, my man!”

Just needed a little Seals and Crofts, mixed in with some Manheim Stemroller, to fully set the mood for that bridge. ;-0

81. Vultan - April 12, 2012

I can imagine the Abrams bridge could be just as dated and laughable in 20 years, what with looking like a cross between an Apple store and a Beverly Hills nail salon. Hey, where’s the techno music?

But then, all those grungy red shirts down in engineering have to have some place to get a clip and a buff after a hard day of shoveling coal.

82. captain_neill - April 12, 2012

MJ

The view screen in Next Gen is better, I liked the screen being from top to bottom, and dont forget the original series Constitution class also had carpet.

I get that people don’t like Next Gen and I get that people love the JJ Abrams movie but the only thing that gets on my nerves is that people are acting like the Abrams movie is the only good Trek and that everything he did was right.

He made a good movie but Abrams made choices that I, as a fan, was not too happy with. I can let it go because it is a fun film but to me I prefer the prime universe and I still like Next Gen era Trek as well.

83. The Unknown Poster - April 12, 2012

@27 isnt part of the motivation behind this to have TNG in ful HD for syndication? If they are re-doing it anyway, might as well sell the full seasons to us fans.

I’ll buy them just to have.

84. Aussie Ian - April 12, 2012

The Enterprise bridge was the inspiration for the TV rooms of our houses. Look at the TOS bridge – the screen was 16:9 and about 55″ – sound like the template for plasma screen tv’s to anyone?

Fast forward to TNG and its ceiling to floor screen became the template for home theatre projector screens in your home.

Now look at the new google glasses on the market – ripped directly from S 5 ep “The Game”.

There is nothing garish about the bridge of the D, it points the way to the future and I love Star Trek for that!

85. MJ - April 12, 2012

@82. Come on Captain Nell, the viewscreen in TNG is horrid. All that is missing from it is a couple of old-style full size headphone jacks.

BTW, I refuse to be baited into your usual schtik about the Trek 09 movie. I am talking about the bridge design here on different eras in Trek.

@81. “I can imagine the Abrams bridge could be just as dated and laughable in 20 years, what with looking like a cross between an Apple store and a Beverly Hills nail salon.”

Time will tell. When done right, technology on spaceships can withstand the tests of time. TMP Enterprise bridge still looks good to me; the Moonbase Alpha HQ, on the glorious season 1 blu-ray set, still looks futuristic to me; and the Discovery in 2001 still looks good to me.

In contract, and no offense is meant by this, TNG bridge looks like something that James Cawley and company threw together as best they could with some fan donations and with some donated props, and some carpet from a going out of business sale in Van Nuys.

86. MJ - April 12, 2012

Case in point, look at the completely redesigned Enterprise E from the later TNG movies….yes, Virigina, there is a reason why they completely abandoned TNG awful looking bridge and went to an expanded version of TOS movies type of bridge design.

87. RetroWarbird - April 12, 2012

For me, Trek Remastered is amazing. I understand those who fell in love with the originals, and I even understand the concept of embracing the flaws of originals (I’m a vehement Star Wars: Original Cuts/I only want puppetry guy), but in these cases, it’s not as if the originals don’t already exist … in high quality … on our bookshelves. But for me, and I’m a young fan (and artist, and writer, and dreamer) old enough to have sneaked downstairs to watch new episodes of TNG not so terribly long ago, and even with TOS, replacing the admittedly pretty terrible TV production quality SFX doesn’t fundamentally alter the actual value of Trek – character interaction and intelligent concepts. It just adds some eye-candy between the real meat-and-potatoes. Honestly when I was a kid I didn’t notice the bad effects but as an adult who focuses and has run through all seasons of all shows a few times, finding little things like the team having used the same matte painting or even the same establishing shot of a planet a few times isn’t an Easter Egg … it’s irksome.

88. Thomas - April 12, 2012

This entire Remastered set had better be available through iTunes so one does not have to waste money on a Blu-Ray player.

89. PEB - April 12, 2012

@82

when you say people act like the only good Trek is JJ Abrams Trek, do you mean ‘general public’ when you say ‘people’? because majority of trek websites i go to, it seems like the fans and fan-film community that DO go online and comment (and yeah i know thats a small fraction of Trek fans as a whole) seem to love taking shots at JJ’s film. and i dont mean the ‘I love you like a little brother’ kind of shots either.

90. Vultan - April 12, 2012

#85

I’m okay with the clean white look like in 2001′s Discovery, but it just seems to me that Abrams overdid it with the lights and stations and chairs and clear panels and those bar code reader things. Looks very cluttered and busy.

As for the D, the stations still look futuristic but, yeah, they did overdo it with the Earth tones and carpeting. I can understand wanting to be comfortable on long missions, but you don’t want to be TOO comfortable, with the captain looking like an old man waiting for his wife in the lobby of a Ramada Inn.

Takes a balance to get it right, I guess.

The bridge in TUC would be my favorite. Metal plated. Gray and blue. Very submarine. Very cool.

91. Red Dead Ryan - April 12, 2012

My favorite bridge is still the TOS one. I think because it is so retro-futuristic. The Enterprise E bridge is second. The ‘D’ bridge was alright, but the “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Generations” versions were a big improvement and more like what the design should have been from the start.

The TOS movie bridges weren’t really the best designs, in my opinion. Especially the TMP/TWOK/TSFS/TVH design. It looked cheap, and way too small.

92. Red Dead Ryan - April 12, 2012

The J.J-bridge is nice, but the lighting is too bright. And too many lens flares. I don’t mind the viewscreen/window hybrid, but I wish that the images would be fit normally. When Nero’s face appeared, it looked just like how a 4:3 picture would fit on a widescreen television if adjusted to 16:9 format without cropping.

93. MJ - April 12, 2012

@92 “When Nero’s face appeared, it looked just like how a 4:3 picture would fit on a widescreen television if adjusted to 16:9 format without cropping.”

Easy explanation — Nero had an old mining ship that was still using VHS 320p technology, which explains the 4:3 picture and the low video quality.

94. Vultan - April 12, 2012

So that’s what Nero and his crew were doing for twenty-something years: watching old episodes of “Sanford & Son” and “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Makes sense.

But can you get Nick @ Nite in the Neutral Zone?
I know Swiss television broadcasts from there….

“Swiss! Neutral! That’s a joke, boy! Don’t you see?”

95. V'GER (AFTER ST:TMP) - April 12, 2012

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96. Red Dead Ryan - April 12, 2012

#93.

Nah, Nero’s ship was outfitted with Borg tech that would have allowed for hi-def transmitting.

I think it had more to do with J.J Abrams not having enough money to install an HD-enabled receiver on the bridge of the Enterprise. Cable companies tend to charge a lot for Hi-Def cable.

97. MJ - April 13, 2012

@96. You’d think they would be able to get DirecTV through the deflector dish?

98. NCC_1864 - April 13, 2012

It is great that those 13 missing seconds have been found, but is there any word on the that other scene (LCARS screenshot), that was included in SD only?

99. captain_neill - April 13, 2012

MJ I completely disagree and I think you are too unkind to the D.

100. rm10019 - April 13, 2012

99 – like that would be a first… everyone has an opinion, some just choose to post theirs ad nauseum on Trek Boards.

101. Death Machine - April 13, 2012

Hey…”season 3 release in 2013″, eh?

Cool beans! That means we just might actually be getting at least two seasons a year on Blu like I’d hoped.

Excellent news!!

102. Death Machine - April 13, 2012

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103. Anthony Pascale - April 13, 2012

it appears the larger versions were removed from the twitter feed. I have removed the links

104. captain_neill - April 13, 2012

98

I think that LCARS screen shot was replaced with HD shot on the blu ray

105. MJ - April 13, 2012

@100

“99 – like that would be a first… everyone has an opinion, some just choose to post theirs ad nauseum on Trek Boards.”

But thankfully, we have you, rm10019, to ad nauseum point this out.

The student has surpassed the master!

106. Red Dead Ryan - April 13, 2012

#97.

Unfortunately, the deflector dish is already in use….powering the brewery with solar power.

rm10019: “When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master!”

MJ: “Only the master of ad nauseum, rm!”

107. NCC_1864 - April 14, 2012

@ 104 – No, it was not. Please check out time index 24:26 on the blu ray. This LCARS screenshot is still in SD. This shot was not mentioned in the menu, where the other SD shot was listed. I hope they will find this lost footage as well for the release. Since no actor is present in this scene, they could re-do this in HD as well (more or less quick and simple), but I’m not sure if they have even realized that they still have missing footage.

108. Goosenecked Fan - April 14, 2012

Looks excellent!!! Unlike some of you chumps, I didn’t buy the sampler disc and am holding out for the Season sets…looks really really great!! Someone mentioned a CGI Armus…I hope they really do that!! That would be cool!

109. MJ - April 14, 2012

@108. Dude, I got the sample disk for $9.99 at Amazon with free shipping Like that is some financial hit I am still recovering from and regretting…are you kidding me? LOL :-))

110. Goosenecked Fan - April 14, 2012

I know…its very cheap now…I just didn’t see the point having it twice when I was already committed to buying the season sets. I just hate the studios trying to double dip the fans…nah gawna doit…LOL!

111. MJ - April 14, 2012

@110. Yea, and I think they are in for a rude awakening if they think they are going to get a lot of people beyond the hardcore TNG faithful to plop down $100 per season for this. TNG-HD is not going to sell nearly as well as TOS-HD did if they keep the same price point. I could see myself being willing to about $40 per season max, and $200 for the entire series. Anything above that, forget it.

112. captain_neill - April 15, 2012

107
I think you are right, I was confusing it with another LCARS screen shot, sure it has been found.

113. Saul - May 15, 2012

Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this and an HD screen and a Bluray player…

114. Saul - May 15, 2012

Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this and an HD screen and a Bluray player…

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