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New Star Trek: TNG S1 Blu-ray Trailer + UPDATE: SDCC Panel Announced June 28, 2012

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CBS has released an new version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One trailer which shows a glimpse of some of the special features including a snippet of an interview with Sir Patrick Stewart. Watch that new trailer below, plus get the latest pre-order links. [UPDATE: CBS is bringing TNG Blu-ray to Comic-Con]

 

UPDATE: CBS TNG Blu-ray panel at SDCC

A panel for the Blu-rays has been scheduled for Thursday July 11 at SDCC, here are the details:

2:00-3:00 Before and After: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Journey into High Definition— Star Trek: The Next Generation fans are finally getting their wish, with all seven seasons of the beloved series being retransferred into high-definition. Star Trek: The Next Generation-The First Season will be released on July 24, and the team behind the project will give fans an insider’s look at how the original film elements were transferred into high-definition and how the visual effects were painstakingly re-created from the source material to look better than ever before. Robert Meyer Burnett moderates the panel, which includes Roger Lay, Jr. (producer/director, Blu-ray), Mike and Denise Okuda (project consultants), David S. Grant (vice president, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Ryan Adams (director, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Craig Weiss (creative director, CBS Digital), Eric Bruno (lead compositor), and Wade Felker (film transfer technician). Room 7AB

 

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New Star Trek TNG S1 Blu-ray trailer

REMINDER: Star Trek Season 1 Pre-order available now

The first Blu-ray season for Star Trek: The Next Generation comes out July 24th. The six-disc set includes HD remasters (in 1080p and 7.1 DTS audio) of all 26 episodes, plus brand new special features (see below for full details). The official retail price (according to CBS) is $118.00 in the US (which is actually a little less than the MSRP for Star Trek: TOS Blu-ray Season 1).

You can pre-order the set at discounted prices. Walmart is selling it for $78.86 with Amazon matching the price and Best Buy selling it for $79.99 with a $10 in-store savings rebate.

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Sean4000
June 28, 2012 8:32 am

Patrick Stewart look like he just stepped of the “Encounter at Farpoint” set!

June 28, 2012 8:56 am

Why did they upload a 480p trailer for a HD remaster? -1 Internet points

Craiger
June 28, 2012 9:01 am

Still 4×3, it needs to be Anamorphic 16×9 1080p.

SFC3
June 28, 2012 9:10 am

#3 I hate this argument, so I’m just going to say you can’t do that because it
wasn’t filmed in 16×9 1080p. If they did do widescreen, it would look badly stretched. I hate saying this to every single one of you people who want this stupid widescreen treatment. You didn’t complain when TOS Blu-Ray came out.

Craiger
June 28, 2012 9:13 am

I can’t believe with todays technology that they wouldn’t be able to remaster any old TV show and movie in 16×9 Anamorphic widescreen without it being stretched.

Old shows in 4×3 HD on a 16×9 widescreen HDTV look stupid.

Riker's Mailbox
June 28, 2012 9:18 am

SFC3 I agree. I do not understand these folks who keep complaining that it’s not in widescreen. That’s like asking CBS to remove a large portion of original footage for these DVD’s. Why would you want that?

fiercey
June 28, 2012 9:20 am

LOL @ Craiger. Please, enlighten us how “today’s technology” can turn a 4×3 to 16×9 without stretch.

I hate this argument, too, because it just illuminates ignorance.

fiercey
June 28, 2012 9:21 am

This article says”Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 trailer”… but all I see is Season 1 trailer.

Ma00145
June 28, 2012 9:22 am

Let’s see what’s out there

Craiger
June 28, 2012 9:28 am

I forgot they just remastered Friends in 16×9 HD for the BluRay release.

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Warner_Brothers/Disc_Announcements/Friends_The_Complete_Series_Blu-ray_Announced_and_Detailed_/9666

All 10 seasons have been completely remastered in stunning 1080p high definition video with a 16×9 widescreen format and 5.1 audio. The ‘Friends: Complete Series’ Blu-ray box set is presented in highly collectible new packaging consisting of a lenticular box cover, a hard-cover book that holds 21 Blu-ray discs, plus a 32-page episode guide.

(The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt
June 28, 2012 9:31 am

@ 5 Craiger

The original picture is a square. You have 2 options:

1) you cut the top and bottom of the square off and make it INTO a rectangle, or

2) You stretch the square into a rectangle

Either way you do it, you ruin the quality and integrity of the square!

Holy crap, it’s not that hard to comprehend. I explained it to my mother’s classroom of third graders once and they got it.

“So, mister, you can’t make a square into a rectangle?”

Bingo, Jimmy… Bingo.

(The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt
June 28, 2012 9:34 am

@ 10 Craiger

Thanks for the ad for Friends.

Craiger
June 28, 2012 9:36 am
Looks like they did do a test with TNG in 16×9. I found this. http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/ Apr 10, 2012: Season 1 Images Surface from Robert Meyer Burnett Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett may be a familiar name to those of you who have been scrutinizing the internet for news on the TNG Remastered project. Burnett tweeted a number of comments last year regarding the aspect ratio debate, mentioning how he thought TNG looked fantastic in a widescreen 16:9 ratio transfer. Fast forward to 2012 and Burnett is now working on creating documentaries for the TNG Season 1 Blu Ray set… Read more »
Craiger
June 28, 2012 9:37 am

#12 Friends was shot in 4×3 right?

Al
June 28, 2012 9:38 am

What is this “Start Rek”?

Adam Bomb 1701
June 28, 2012 9:53 am
“Gone With The Wind” was converted to widescreen for its 1967 theatrical re-release. The conversion was accomplished by simply snipping off some of the top and bottom of the frame. When the pic was run on TV, starting in 1976, it was shown in its correct ratio of 4:3. “Law & Order” started shooting in 16X9 for its fourth season in 1993. Prior to that, it was shot in standard 4:3 ratio. TNT’s HD channel runs the first three seasons in widescreen. Probably by blowing the picture up, as it doesn’t look stretched. The syndicated versions (seen weekends on local… Read more »
Vultan
June 28, 2012 9:56 am

Ah, this argument reminds me of the old days of pan and scan vs. letterbox format on VHS.

“What are those black bars at the top and bottom? Is there something wrong with the movie?”

“That’s the original shape of the movie, Grandma. That’s the way it’s supposed to be watched. You get to see ALL of the movie, without it being cropped to fit the shape of our TV.”

“Oh. Okay.”

She understood.

Trekboi
June 28, 2012 10:06 am

#7 fiercy.

You are clearly the Ignorant one.
If you had any idea of what the original film looks like & how much excess image they had on the frame you would know they could easily re crop for widescreen without loosing any image, unless they had a mic in shot or something.

unlike other 4:3 shows only on video, the remastering of TNG from original negative process allows re-cropping.

I have seen some of the original negatives & it is easily done.

June 28, 2012 10:18 am
I asked about this widescreen issue in interview with Okuda back in January…here is a reminder… TrekMovie: That brings up an issue that has been brought up by some fans who are wondering why this set is not being done in widescreen. Some believe the original film elements have more information on them and it could be done in widescreen without cropping. Is that possible? Mike Okuda: First of all, it is our very strong desire is to respect the original work by the original directors and cinematographers. By cropping and letterboxing, we change the composition. You make things appear… Read more »
Sean
June 28, 2012 10:24 am

#18

And 9 times out of 10, there WILL be a mic in the shot. Or a crew member. Or other equipment. So it’s kinda moot, ya know? They can’t just recrop part of an episode. These were shot for 4×3, with 4×3 viewing in mind. I would love it if they could do these in 16:9, but it isn’t going to happen.

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 10:27 am
@ #3,5,10,13,14 Craiger: 16:9 (1.78:1) was invented specifically as a compromise between the 4:3 (1.33:1) and 2.35:1 aspect ratios. It is the geometric mean between those two ratios. So, far from looking stupid on an HDTV, 4:3 images (the first half century of cinema and TV before the mid-90s) look exactly as they’re supposed to look. A pillarboxed 4:3 image on an HDTV has the same amount of picture real estate as a letterboxed 2.35:1 image on an HDTV. You need to understand that TNG was shot in an era before television directors of photography began protecting for 16:9 (1987-1994).… Read more »
Red Dead Ryan
June 28, 2012 10:32 am
Look, TNG was filmed in the 4:3 aspect ratio. That’s the only way they could shoot it back then. There were no high-def cameras available. Altering the scope would mean cutting out information around the top, bottom and sides if they blew it up, or cutting off the top and bottom if they were recutting the film into 16:9. Either way, you’d lose a sizeable portion of the picture. They were able to do it with “Friends” because its not a visual-effects driven show. Its all about the characters. So no one is going to miss anything substantial. Now, the… Read more »
Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 11:03 am
@22 Red Dead Ryan: High-def cameras aren’t really the issue here. Film cameras are fully capable of shooting in any desired aspect ratio… both then and now. They were able to do 16:9 with “Friends” because it started after TNG ended (1994-2004) when television DPs began to protect for 16:9 which was becoming more common. So, there’s no picture info missing on that show’s presentation on Blu-ray. Just want to make that clear. TNG, on the other hand, would have to be cropped — whether they extracted the 16:9 from the Academy Aperture or Full Camera Aperture areas (see my… Read more »
Craiger
June 28, 2012 11:12 am

So if they did TNG in 16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen you would see things like part of the camera, or say a ladder or other shooting props on the sides of the screen? This is anything shot before protecting for 16×9?

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 11:40 am
@ 24 Craiger: That’s right. If they use more of the film beyond where the camera operators and DPs were framing, then there’s bound to be errant production equipment that would be visible. Sometimes they would even place masks in front of the camera lens to block studio lights from causing lens flares: You can see the mask on the camera above in this screenshot from “Coming of Age”: Notice the shadow along the top and upper right of the image? For this particular angle, there’s no more picture left beyond what you see here. *** Also, FYI, the term… Read more »
Craiger
June 28, 2012 11:51 am

Justin were certain shows during the 1987 to 1994 using the 16:9 ground glass (framing marks) or was Friends the only one?

Craiger
June 28, 2012 11:52 am

I forgot to thank you Justin for the 16:9 ground glass (framing marks) lesson. Learn something new everyday. :)

Christopher Roberts
June 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Most televisions can zoom into the picture at the press of a button. I have a Panasonic plasma that can and imagine most do…

captain_neill
June 28, 2012 12:47 pm

the only series that should be released in widescreen is Enterprise

Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care
June 28, 2012 1:02 pm

So how would one properly watch this with a 60inch LCD HDTV and a Blue-ray player?

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 1:03 pm

@ 26 Craiger:

“Friends” began in ’94. Most other NBC shows at the time would have adopted the 16:9 standard, like “Sienfeld” and “ER”. According to TNG and DS9 DP Jonathan West, DS9 and VOY began to protect for 16:9 during seasons 6 & 7 and 5-7 respectively.

Bob Tompkins
June 28, 2012 1:20 pm
Re 16×9 Trek—-It is a shame if the producers weren’t forward thinking enough even though they were making a TV series about a forward- thinking future… In the 1950’s many TV series such as Superman and the Lone Ranger knew color TV was coming and shot later seasons in color. For God’s sake, Aaron Spelling knew things were going to change, shooting Charlie’s Angels and TJ Hooker in 16×9 and they now run fullscreen hidef on Universal HD.. Just a shame Trek’s people didn’t think in those terms- it certainly would not have cost any more $ to take those… Read more »
Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 1:22 pm

@ 30 Jimmy

Pillarboxed (with black bars on the sides) and overscan turned off (1:1 mode on your HDTV).

Craiger
June 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Justin Seinfeild started in 1990. I guess other shows like Everybody Loves Raymond were protected for 16×9 since it started in 1996. I wonder if shows switch to protected 16×9 by 1995 if they started before 1987 but lasted past 1995?

Vultan
June 28, 2012 3:26 pm

#32

Square does not make TNG sub-par; it’s just different.

The stories are still there to enjoy… or avoid… as case may be (this is Season 1 we’re talking about here).

Red Dead Ryan
June 28, 2012 3:43 pm

The only Trek series that is in widescreen is “Enterprise”. TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY were all filmed in 4:3 ratio format.

Ensign RedShirt
June 28, 2012 3:44 pm

32-

It’s sub-par because it’s in 4×3? Are you serious? Does that mean that every other program ever produced in 4×3 is somehow inferior?

As #35 said, the shape of the frame is irrelevant – it’s the stories that count.

And for those who just can’t stand the aspect ratio, use the setting on your TV that allows you to fill the whole screen.

June 28, 2012 3:47 pm

@ 34. Craiger

Yes, later seasons of Seinfeld, ER, etc. (which started pre-1994) were protected for 16:9. All you have to do is pay attention when you watch a rerun in HD next time.

Allen Williams
June 28, 2012 3:58 pm

there is more than enough extra information on the original negatives that wasn’t used for a proper 16×9 version. in fact it could be done so that black bars would optionally appear on the sides and there would be little to no difference on the framing vs the dvd. Personally i think dead space (area with little content or activity) is better than black bars.

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 4:06 pm

@ 34 Craiger:

I believe the ground glass they used for “Seinfeld” (in later seasons, most likely) is the center-top one in the image below. TNG would be lower left:

fiercey
June 28, 2012 4:18 pm

I will say that I find 4×3 as preferable as 16×9.

My true preference would be 9×16 actually. I always turn my computer monitors vertically and play games this way full-screen… also much easier to read documents this way.

I feel like I see further top-to-bottom in real life than side-to-side… and there’s nothing like walking down a character down a hallway in vertical or seeing large sections of both the ground and the sky in outdoor shots.

Erjay
June 28, 2012 4:33 pm
I compared the episodes from the sampler disc and the bluray versions.. The bluray versions do contain more information then the dvd version (apart from having more pixels off course) Here is a dvd version: And here the bluray version of the same shot: I coloured the parts that were added on the bluray shot. You can compare them if you want. So the screen is a tiny little bit more wider then it was. I also liked the part from the series finale in “Enterprise” where they used a part from an episode menage a troy in Ten Forward… Read more »
Mantastic
June 28, 2012 5:04 pm

I’m convinced Patrick Stewart is the new Sean Connery. He’s aged about as much as he’s going to age and stopped.

the Dogfaced Boy
June 28, 2012 7:08 pm

I have a big screen HD TV and I bought The Next Level and plugged the discs in. I didn’t change anything but the picture filled the whole screen, no problem.

I was always on the team that wanted them to use a wider crop when possible to fill the screen up. But this is fine. I tried to set my tv to show it with the black on the sides and I couldn’t get it to do it.

I’m fine with what they did. It looks great.

Robert Meyer Burnett
June 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Folks,

Regarding the idea of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION presented in 16×9 vs. the original 4×3…well, rest assured, that will be put to rest once and for all in the ENERGIZED! Feature on disc one of the S1 Blu-Ray set.

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 7:37 pm

@45 Robert Meyer Burnett

Sounds great! Can’t wait to see it and your 95 minute documentary. Can you tell us anything about deleted scenes from “The Measure of a Man”… and how they’ll be presented?

Justin Olson
June 28, 2012 7:39 pm
@ 42 Erjay: Thank you for the images. You must keep in mind, though, that a lot of the extra picture on the left and right of the DVD image was taken up by the horizontal blanking interval, thin black vertical lines that are a by-product of the old, analog raster scanning process. In the digital realm, that translates to about 704 active horizontal pixels out of a possible 720. And nitpicking here, but your blue overlay mask is just a little bit too big on the right. But, for the most part, it’s a good example of the extra… Read more »
Tomh, Esq.
June 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Was it just me, or was that trailer not all that significantly different from the one used to promote “The Next Level” sampler disc?

Alf, in pog form
June 29, 2012 12:33 am

On all my 4:3 dvd’s I upscale the picture size on my media player until it’s midway between 4:3 and 16:9, then I pan the picture down a bit so the tops of the actors heads don’t get chopped off. The end result is a picture that close to widescreen yet only crops off a barely noticeable portion of the bottom of the picture. This is how I will watch my blu-ray Next Gen vids even if it sacrifices picture resolution a bit, because no matter what people here say, 4:3 ratio really really sucks.

June 29, 2012 3:38 am

Waitaminute!

“DS9 and VOY began to protect for 16:9 during seasons 6 & 7 and 5-7 respectively.”

Does that mean we will get DS9 season 6 and 7 in widescreen??????

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