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Just what the world needs, more copies of old things rehashed and sold for a premium to milk a dead cow some more. *sigh*
Why don't they make a new series, or movie instead!?
we know blu ray has a good quality but its expensive. If i just want to see the movie i will go with dvd less money and less quality :-p
I'm fortunate to have only recently gotten into Star Trek (any of them) -- So I'll spring for the Blu-Ray version.
Yeah, it's a good thing that huge media conglomerates like CBS can only work on one project at a time, otherwise you might look foolish.
Having grown up on TNG I am extremely pleased by this news. The whole series is on Netflix, but in truth it's starting to look a bit dated. This is a wonderful update.
The original series with Captain Kirk was good but TNG is definitely my favorite series, some great episodes but I wonder when the movies will come out on blu ray?
@cowboyspace: Thats the great thing about this. You have a choice! It's important to note though, this is not about the movies. These are TNG tv episodes that were never released in HD. I personally am very excited to see these coming!
Actually, the next movie is in the works but it's going to take awhile... Release date is expected to be May 17, 2013.
I was very happy with the TOS ones, looking forward to this.
I personally appreciate the way that special effects looked when TNG was made, it gives me a nostalgic feel even though it was made before I was born, the effect style reminds me of growing up.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to the special effects, the revamped quality in general will be nice and the fact it'll be better formatted and more enjoyable to view on HD TV's and screens but I'm worried the redone special effects are going to look overly cheesy, like the way they're done on the cheap movies/shows that come out on the SyFy (sci-fi) channel every now and then
Love the update but at the same time I am not sure how I feel about them adding CGI into the episodes. This is sort of like when they first released Star Wars on DVD there were places in the movies where CGI was obviously added in and it looked very out of place with the rest of the movies.
Nope, I actually disagree with all the posters about this. If they truly went back to the orginal material then Star Trek TNG has finally gotten the treatment it deserves. All of the DVD's from the TNG have all be crappy, 4:3 renditions. In some cases the broadcast version was clearer than the version I watch on my DVDs. This means that the originals will be preserved, we'll likely get 16:9 viewing, and realitive HD viewing. I am all for it except....
My only hope is that they don't go overboard with effects changes and instead of phasers everybody has walkie talkies and nobody wants to see the Furangi shoot first. Preserve the orginal format with the original special effects (you can George Lucas the hell out of it all you want, just make sure you don't tell us we can never watch the orginal ever again), don't change the characters or story by modding the effects in intrusive ways (again, unless we have access to the oringals), make things clean and clear and big and broad and awesome to watch on my 50" plasma with updated dynamic sound in 16:9 and I'm on board all the way.
When I saw TNG for the first time I was watching on a 15 year old 19" CRT. Now I am trying to watch on 42" Plasma. It is almost painful to watch the DVDs at time. As for special effects changes, the CGI is cleaning up the original Special effects, as opposed to changing the look and feel. The noticeable change was pointed out by the author
"The energy transfer beam has moved from the Captain's Yacht (a location that never made much sense) to the ventral phaser array."
This simply makes the special effects more consistent with the rest of the series.
All in all I will be getting the series on blu-ray, if I want that nostalgic feeling I will pop in one of the original DVDs. And remind myself why I bought the blu-ray edition.
The original material is the important thing. They can add whatever they want to it, just leave us access to the original versions too.
I'll watch both.
Who knows, in 20 years they may be adding to and cleaning up these new modified versions,..........[:)]