Instead of Capt. It was with the release of the first one, "The Best of Both Worlds", that it became evident that these issues would contain newly made special features, that were not to be included in the regular boxed season releases, much to the dismay of fans. What is the aspect ratio of TNG Remastered? Star Trek Remastered Original Series; Star Trek TOS: Heroes and Villains; Star Trek TOS 50th Anniversary; Star Trek TOS The Captain's Collection; Star Trek TOS Archives & Inscriptions; The Complete Animated Adventures; The Next Generation Stickers (Panini) The Next Generation - Inaugural Edition; The Next Gen. - Behind The Scenes Star Trek: The Next Generation had release in part or in full on VHS, Betamax, LaserDisc, DVD, and Blu-Ray media. Probably not. These include effects such as phasers, photon torpedoes, and most of the orbital planetscapes. This is a comparison between the Original Version and the Remastered Version. Who is involved with the remastering effort? The new special features were directed and produced by Roger Lay, Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett, who introduced the term "value added material" (VAM) for these as an alternative designation. It is also known that TNG visual effects coordinator David Takemura, and art department alumni Doug Drexler have been consulted with on occasion. Episode Guide . With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn. However, the occasional physical model footage may have been lost or is considered otherwise unusable for high definition and so it may be substituted with a CG version. Director and editor of this material for the Blu-ray releases, Burnett, has justified the decision as follo… Read our review. In season 5's episode 4 "Silicon Avatar", the Enterprise has a second … Read our review. CBS Digital handled the live action elements, and the final “conform” of the episodes. Way, WAY beyond... Much of the same CBS Digital team that oversaw the TOS-R project is back including visual effects supervisor Niel Wray and digital matte painting guru Max Gabl. NOTE: Information subject to change. Captain James T. Kirk -- along with half- human/half-Vulcan science officer Spock, ship Dr. "Bones" McCoy, Ensign Pavel Chekov, communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura, helmsman Lt. Hikaru Sulu and chief engineer Lt. Cmdr. Thanks to TrekMovie community member “Disco Justice” for his contributions to the FAQ. NOTE: The Season One set contains a 25 minute special feature of an in depth look at how involved the remastering process is, from start to finish, called Energized! The raw footage is then transfered into a high definition digital video workflow and edited back together in sequence to make a complete episode. Along with the season set, a single-disc version of “Redemption” was also released. Please select a project for more: The Original Series Remastered. Season 4 was released the week of July 29, 2013. Not only this, but the format was extended to the ENT Season 1 Blu-ray release of Star Trek: Enterprise, which ran concurrently with that of The Next Generation, as well. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. 714. [11] [12] The different spine artwork notwithstanding, the contents of the latter were the same of the regular one, though the metal pins were in this case issued in small jewelry boxes instead of plastic bags after the issue with season 1. Star Trek: The Next Generation entered its fourth season riding the crest of a wave. The team behind the Star Trek: The Next Generation remastering project participated in a special panel yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con. Star Trek: The Next Generation was remastered from the original camera negatives for release on Blu-ray, beginning in 2012 with a "sampler disc" of three episodes. Despite the initial enthusiasm, [6] resulting in promising sales at first, [7] the reception of fans to the The Next Generation blu-ray releases was ultimately lukewarm, due to the discs being released at the same time the use of cheaper HD streaming media – which were the relatively few ones predominantly purchasing the rights, instead of them being sold more profitably in syndication to the more ubiquitous traditional broadcasters – began skyrocketing in popularity. After several months of speculation and partial confirmation, on 28 September 2011 (the 24th anniversary of the series premiere), StarTrek.com announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation was to be remastered to, again, 1080p HD video, and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround audio standards, for release on Blu-ray Disc and eventual syndication, starting in 2012. ... Star Trek: The Next Generation. Season 1 was released the week of July 23rd, 2012. [9](X) The initial release of the Season 1 set had the included pin in a small plastic bag, which allowed the metal pin to damage the front of the steelbook case. [8] In this, the high production value of Enterprise has actually acted against its Blu-ray releases as well, as picture quality on the DVD iterations was perceived to have vastly improved, especially by those customers who did not own an at the time still expensive HD television set yet (see also main article in this regard). Season 2 was done by HTV Illuminate, which is the post-production company where TNG VFX supervisor Dan Curry now works. There may be the occasional tweak fixing small oversights such as the location of the energy beam in “Encounter and Farpoint” and inserting the correct TOS Enterprise diagram on Data’s research station screen in “The Naked Now.” Changing anything live-action such as the infamous black cardboard on the Season 1/2 bridge set, or tweaking dialog or sound effects, isn’t what this is about. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Star Trek: Voyager. Despite the extremely difficult circumstances it had been written and filmed under, the third season had been given a near-unanimously positive critical reception and the Best of Both Worlds cliffhanger had become a major TV event of the year. This is the opening credits for Star Trek TNG Season 3. We're given a set budget for each season and are expected to work within that budget. CBS is starting from scratch using the original film negatives, digitally scanning the raw 35mm film. CBS Digital follows the time codes and production notes from the original editors, so it is assembled back into the complete episodes just as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Buyers were able to request a replacement case through the German Star Trek website, [10](X) and future releases were changed to include the pin in a small box. 00:59 The fireball was digitally enhanced. Along with the season set, a single-disc version of  “Chain of Command” was also released. Well... no... we don't." Apart from the restored episodes, many of which with originally edited out footage reinserted, resulting in extended episodes, the Blu-ray releases also contained all the special features (albeit un-restored in standard definition – SD), originally included in the DVD releases, supplemented by newly produced ones in high definition (HD). TNG in HD was shown in the UK on the the SyFy channel. Amazon Prime, has all seasons available for streaming. Indeed, the format was employed with the release of the third season, when the fifteen-minute visual effects special "The Trek Not Taken" was not included on the regular release, but only available to customers at Best Buy. Restored and meticulously remastered in brilliant high definition, Star Trek: The Next Generation is a true milestone in TV history. [4], In explaining why it was unlikely that either Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or Star Trek: Voyager would receive Blu-ray releases, the website TrekNews interviewed Robert Meyer Burnett, the creator of the special features for the set. Welcome to the next generation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, like you’ve never seen or heard it before! This is mostly a film transfer operation, re-scanning the original film into high definition. And if you read between the lines, you can see CBS has gone way, WAY above and beyond to accommodate the VAM. Season 6 was released the week of June 24, 2014. CBS could have decided to release a vanilla BOBW disc, but we're like... HEY! STAR TREK® and its various marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. 2020 © CBS Studios Inc./Paramount Pictures Corp, © 2006-2020 SciFanatic Network | Legal/Privacy Info |, Copyright 2021 | MH Newsdesk by MH Themes, Patrick Stewart Talks ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Prep, Teases Change That Will Have “Quite An Impact”, All Access Star Trek Gets A ‘Picard’ Update And Looks Back At ‘Discovery’ Season 3, Listen: Saru And Michael’s Final ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Logs Hint At What’s To Come In Season 4, Watch: Data Gets A Deepfake Upgrade In ‘Star Trek: Picard’, Ring In 2021 With A Site-Wide Sale In TrekMovie’s TeePublic Store, The Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast. Star Trek: The Next Generation will, as fans know, be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012. Along with the season set, a single-disc version of “Unification” was also released. Season 5 was released the week of November, 18, 2013. In April 2013 a start was made with the release of feature length two-part episode single-discs. Add to Wishlist. [1]. Betamax • VHS • LaserDisc • DVD • Blu-ray • Digital, Original and replacement S1 "steelbook" set, The Value Added Material (VAM) controversy. Season 3 was released the week of April 29, 2013. Read our review. This is them again, but with the sharper detail and more vibrant color that high-definition offers. You can tell if a streaming provider has remastered TNG episodes by whether it lists a season as available in HD, if it does not, then it still the original standard definition versions. The Okudas along with Ryan Adams and David S. Grant from the Multimedia department at CBS Television Distribution (who also oversaw the TOS-R and The Twilight Zone Blu-ray releases for CBS) are tasked with overseeing the work. To CBS's credit, they agreed... but I'm sure someone was thinking..., "Those fuckin' guys... don't they ever stop?" Complete season sets were later released – beginning with the first season in July 2012 – at a planned schedule of two season releases per year through 2015. But what people must understand is...each MINUTE of VAM has a dollar value associated with. The iconic series "Star Trek" follows the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as it completes its missions in space in the 23rd century. The entire series was gradually released on VHS over the next few years during the remainder of the show's run and after the show had ended. In 2006, a Remastered version of Star Trek: The Original Series was attempted. Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Our Season Three VAM is absolutely the best we could have possibly done with our budget. The special three episode preview “sampler” called Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level was released on January 31, 2012. Featuring a bigger and better USS Enterprise, this series is set 78 years after the original series -- in the 24th century. TNG Remastered: 2x16 'Q Who' Comparison, SD to HD - YouTube The Crystalline Entity's Shakes. Season 7 was released the week of December 2, 2014. Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. So Roger and I jump all over that and CBS gave us a budget which allowed us to create a new commentary and half-hour documentary which wouldn't otherwise exist. Now, if you try to watch this series on Netflix, these “modernized” versions are the only things being offered. There simply isn't any more. Recurring effects are not always illustrated. Comparison: Original Version; Remastered Version After the release of all seven seasons, purchasers could enter special codes at the German Star Trek website to receive a free case for the collection. So for even better explanations and demonstrations please watch the documentary on the Season One Blu-ray set. CBS has decided to go with a rapid release time table of 2 seasons (2012), 3 seasons (2013), and 2 seasons (2014) to get all seven seasons out within three years. Star Trek The Next Generation Season 7 and Star Trek TNG: All Good Things were both released on Blu-ray on December 2.. [5]. Read our review. The remaining two seasons will have less involvement from CBS Digital with the visual effects work going out to other companies. Discussion in ' Star Trek: The Next Generation ' started by Jiraiya , May 9, 2009 . No, they are not complete replacements like TOS-R was. As the lead graphic designer for Star Trek, Michael Okuda has earned screen credit on more Star Trek productions than anyone except Gene Roddenberry. Drama. All information based on CBS and other sources. Forums > Star Trek Series | 2364 - 2378 > Star Trek: The Next Generation > Star Trek TNG Remastered? Alongside Japan and French-Canada, Germany became one of only three non-English speaking regions to issue the "special releases" as well, but in this case only in the regular format. This is, of course, a sequel series to the beloved Star Trek sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran from 1987 to 1994 in first-run syndication. TrekMovie.com is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp or the “Star Trek” franchise. It was with the release of the first one, "The Best of Both Worlds", that it became evident that these issues would contain newly made special features, that were not to be included in the regular boxed season releases, much to the dismay of fans. To add insult to injury, neither special was ever made available to customers anywhere else in the world. Frankly, because we're fanatics, we're basically taking dollars out of our own pockets to create more and better VAM. With Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton. To go over is unprofessional in the extreme. Netflix has been slowly changing over to the remastered episodes. Ira Behr's interview was so compelling, and he only worked one season on TNG, we both felt we had to use as much of it as we could, so we needed that extra 30 minutes. This classic science fiction series, set in the 23rd century, follows the voyages of the starship U.S.S. Drama. Hulu has Season 1 and Season 2 of TNG remastered available for streaming. This gave CBS Digital a bit of a break so they could continue on to do Season 5, after finishing work on Season 3, to meet the rapid 2013 release schedule. The German "steelbook" Blu-ray release included a special collectible pin with each set. Along with the season set, a single-disc version of “The Best of Both Worlds” was also released. 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