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More Images from TNG Season 2 Blu-Ray + Details on Fathom Theater Event November 13, 2012

by Matt Wright , Filed under: TNG,TNG Remastered , trackback

A few days ago we shared an exclusive preview image from Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 on Blu-ray. CBS has now released the full set of promo images and we have them all below (with before and after HD remastering). Check them all out. 

 

Full set of images from TNG S2 on Blu-Ray

As you may have noticed a bunch of Trek websites have had exclusive Season 2 images up for a couple of days now and now they all have been shared with the Trek community by CBS.

 

 

Click for the larger versions of the before and after shots)

 Q Who?

  

  

Peak Performance

 

The Child

 

The Outrageous Okona

  

The Dauphin

  

The Icarus Factor

  

Time Squared

 

Reminder: TNG Theater Event November 29th

Also don’t forget that CBS and Fathom are doing a one-night theater event for Season 2 just like they did for Season 1. Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2 features the extended version of "The Measure of a Man" and, the episode that introduces us to the Borg, "Q Who?" on the big screen in the USA on Thursday November 29th. In Select Movie Theaters Nationwide Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 PM (local time). 

Here’s the latest promotional video from Fathom Events for the TNG Season 2 event

 

Star Trek: TNG Season 2 Blu-ray arrives December 4 – Pre-order now

You can pre-order the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation from Amazon. They have lowered the price to $79.99. Remember that your final price will be their lowest pre-release date price.

 

Comments

1. Russell Meyers - November 13, 2012

Looking forward to it! Thanks for the article!

2. mhmusic1 - November 13, 2012

sweet glad to see trekmovie in full swing again

3. ozFinn - November 13, 2012

It is a pity that there does not seem to be any international (or at least in Australia) events like there was for the season 1 release.
Really enjoyed seeing it on the big screen.

4. Jason3fc - November 13, 2012

YESSSSS!!! Back in the Theatre again! I am THERE. S1 Theater event was great.

5. CmdrR - November 13, 2012

It’s good that they’re planning a few extras during the theatrical run. Saw a TOS presentation on the big screen a couple years ago. It was nice, but there was nothing — no live guest, no blooper real, no intro. Just the show. Was hoping for more.

6. Chris - November 13, 2012

Why does the Enterprise look so fake in the Time Squared shot? Is it just me?

7. Rick Sternbach - November 13, 2012

Yippee. I see my painsticks. :)

8. Red Dead Ryan - November 13, 2012

#7.

Hi. I just recently bought the Bird-of-Prey manual. I haven’t read it yet, but I browsed through it. You guys did an awesome job!

Will you do anymore? A “Deep Space Nine” version, perhaps?

9. Aaron (Naysayers gonna nay) - November 13, 2012

Red Dead Ryan… I have the DS9 technical manual and it is awesome…

10. Red Dead Ryan - November 13, 2012

#9.

Oops, yes, I forgot I had the DS9 manual already! LOL!

11. Red Dead Ryan - November 13, 2012

Maybe they can update the TNG manual. Or give us a Romulan or Borg version. :-)

12. Curious Cadet - November 13, 2012

Ah Terri Hatcher has never looked so good.

Seriously, these are the screen caps they are using to sell Season 2?

13. Sensitivity 8 - November 13, 2012

I’ve never been happy with the scene where Guinan puts up her dukes to stop Q from disappearing her.
She just looks (for all intents and purposes, and don’t take this the wrong way) like a shit flinging baboon.

14. Commodore Adams - November 13, 2012

I was so impressed with how seasons 1 looked cleaned up, in HD. Can’t wait for season 2!

15. James - November 14, 2012

@6 – I think that the Enterprise looks ‘fake’ because its the 2 footer that I think was only used in this one episode!

I agree with 12, the screenshot selection is poor

16. Adam Clark - November 14, 2012

For the Borg cube, is it just me or does the far right side of it not look right?

17. Eastern King of Nerds - November 14, 2012

Why can’t they release this in digital download form. I would love to pay for this, but I have not intention of ever buying a blueray player. How backwards it is to fish out a disc and pop it into a player.

18. Justin Olson - November 14, 2012

@ 15. James:

Actually, the 2-footer was used all throughout Seasons 1 & 2 and the first 9 episodes of Season 3. In fact, that’s the 2-footer in the image from “Q Who?”

But once the 4-footer made its debut in “The Defector,” there wasn’t a need for it anymore. It still sometimes showed up in stock footage though. It was the same with the 6-footer — it was largely retired until “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II” and “Generations.”

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Galaxy_class_model#Two-foot_model

19. Adam C - November 14, 2012

the enterprise model seems kind of cgi wierd

20. RoadSiren21 - November 14, 2012

@2. mhmusic1

careful you might jinx it. :P

21. T'Cal - November 14, 2012

I hope they do this with each season. I’m so there!

22. Anonymous - November 14, 2012

The original press release said this will be playing in Canada as well like the Season One event did. I’ve been checking cineplex.com daily for information and nothing so far. Have things changed?

23. TrekMadeMeWonder - November 14, 2012

Most impressive.

24. steve-o - November 14, 2012

i just dont understand.. I am watching TNg on dvd at home and some of these original shots look a hell of a lot worse in these screen caps then they do on my t.v. set.. I often wonder if the just show really shitty quality pics next to the blu ray version to make it see even more spectacular..

i feel like the true quality is somewhere between the before and after pics

25. Crusade2267 - November 14, 2012

The trailer says “extended cut” for Measure of a Man. Does this mean that they’ll be showing an hour long episode, or just some deleted scenes in between the 2 episodes.

I hope LeVar Burton shows up again…

26. rm10019 - November 14, 2012

24 – the transfer quality to DVD varied a bit, but the resolution on the old tapes was always the same so the quality is pretty much uniformly crappy on those DVD’s.

27. Matt Wright - November 14, 2012

@24 – Yes I agree it seems CBS has been trying to find the worst possible screenshots of the old standard definition versions to use as a comparison. It’s pretty blatantly not from the DVDs, since yes the DVDs are pretty poor, but not that poor.

This was also the case with their comparisons in the Season 1 set documentary about remastering TNG. It looks like they to took screenshots of the Netflix streaming version of the episodes with the lowest streaming quality selected in the Netflix preferences or something like it.

28. sean - November 14, 2012

#27

But on an HDTV they absolutely look that poor. It’s difficult to sit through reruns on BBC America for that very reason. They just weren’t meant to be blown up to that size.

29. Matt Wright - November 14, 2012

# 28 – Yep, I’ve watched many a BBC America rerun on my 60″ HDTV, so I know how bad they can look. I agree it’s pretty hard to watch them.

However, if you look at the shots, not as much in this group, but what they included in the documentary, it shows tons of pixelation and interlacing artifacts that you’d never see from any DVD player and/or display worth a damn. It sure looks like they used the lowest quality streaming version for the examples. I admit that the “before” group provided here isn’t quite as bad as other examples they’ve used in the past.
That Time Squared before shot has tons of aliasing that I’ve never seen in any broadcast version and it sure looks worse than TrekCore’s screenshot of the DVD version here:
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s2/2×13/timesquared261.jpg

That aliasing is a pretty good clue to the fact that they must be using the rather mediocre 480p digital conversions that were obviosuly pretty quickly prepared for the streaming services (i.e.Netflix, Amazon). Those show scan lines and alaising pretty badly in spots due to what I can only assume is a sloppy/quick 480i to 480p deinterlacing for streaming.

That or the person preparing their before screenshots has no idea how to capture a DVD image properly, they might just be pulling a raw image out of the MPEG2 decoder from something like VLC player with no deinterlacing enabled. Which is totally unrealistic, the image is deinterlaced somewhere in the display chain, either by the DVD player or by the HDTV. Or in the case of a PC, it would deinterlaced by DVD player software (i.e. Cyberlink PowerDVD, etc.) and/or GPU hardware (DXVA acceleration allows for high quality deinterlacing by the system’s graphic card).

30. Matt Wright - November 14, 2012

More shots from a European PR agency:
http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/15112012_ssn2stills3.html

31. WannaBeatle - November 14, 2012

a lot of the shots of the ships, etc may look clearer and cleaner…BUT, they look too recognizably like CG. I don’t have much of a problem with using CG, but, when your doing things in hidef, wouldn’t it make sense to use at least a combo of physical models AND CG???

I know they were starting to use CG around the 2nd or 3rd season, but, still were using physical models, too.

to each their own, as they say.

32. Matt Wright - November 14, 2012

TNG never used CG for starships. The VFX teams didn’t start using CG for ships until the last few seasons of DS9, and of course Voyager was a mix of CG and model work from the beginning.

The Q Who? and Time Squared shots of the Enterprise that CBS provided both happen to use the rather simplistic 2-foot model, which was obviously never meant to be seen in HD. But that was the way it filmed in 1988, so that’s the footage the TNG-R teams used. The 6-foot model was huge and cumbersome to film, and wouldn’t have worked well in scale against the Borg cube. However the 2-foot model could not be lit from the inside, so they stopped using the 2-foot model and build the inbetween size of the 4-footer for the 3rd season and later.

33. Lewis E. Kilgo - November 14, 2012

@6 You mean you can tell it’s a physical model? Built trom random pieces (mainly parts trees) of at least a thousand dollars worth of random model kits. Truly a technological marvel of its day = D

34. Phil - November 15, 2012

The images cleaned up nicely. To bad I don’t have a nice HD flat screen to watch them on, though….

35. JVZilen - November 15, 2012

Cant wait for the Fathom Event, Got my tics to the Showing in Rockaway NJ

36. TJ Draper - November 16, 2012

Is it just me or does the Constellation Class starship in the third shot look like CGI? I know they are using the models where possible, but perhaps they couldn’t find the shot for that one? Or maybe I’m just being weird.

37. Matt Wright - November 16, 2012

It’s the same ship, just the contrast has changed. If you look at the blue spill around nacelles, etc. it’s the same, just brighter.

Season 2 looks different because a different group did Season 2, they’re outsourcing every other seasons to keep their aggressive time table. Season 2 was done by a company called HTV Illuminate which is where TNG VFX supervisor Dan Curry now works. Unfortunately they seem to have a different style that is noticeably different from the work CBS Digital does.

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