Brian, Kayla, and Matt climb aboard the Shuttlepod to talk about the current state of Ultra HD Blu-ray, the basics of 35mm film restoration (i.e. why it’s fairly easy to release the Trek movies in 4K), and, of course, the issues around, and possibilities for, remastering the beloved ’90s Trek shows (DS9 and Voyager), and more.
Links to various resources
This Jaws special feature gives a good overview of how a film is restored and prepared for a new home video release:
Here’s a nice video from 2021 about remastering TNG, and the future of DS9 and Voyager:
Interviews/podcasts relating to remastering Trek
In 2017 TrekNews interviewed Robert Meyer Burnett, who had been involved in the TNG Blu-ray releases, about possible remasters for the other ’90s Trek shows.
Back in 2012, during the release of the TNG-R Blu-ray sets, TrekCore published an in-depth 5-part series of interviews on the remastering process. Click here to start with Part 1, the others are linked at the bottom of each article.
Mission Log podcast episode from 2018 with TOS-R producer Dave Rossi.
Inglorious Treksperts episode from 2020 with Dave Rossi discussing TOS-R.
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