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Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:23 pm

So when the TNG blurays came out, there was a lot of talk about how they were simply restoring them. However, those who follow the site updates will know that there have been occasions when they have tweaked a little here and there. The most notable was when they adjusted the energy beam in Encounter at Farpoint so that it came from the phaser array rather than the Captain's yacht. I liked that one.

But today I saw this Samaritan Snare. Samaritan snare features Starbase 515, which looks like this :

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Which is a reuse of the Angel One capital city. Only, on the BluRay it looks like this :

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Obviously, they wanted to differentiate the two. And I'm good with that, actually. I've never been one who thought the episodes especially need to be exactly as originally broadcast only in high resolution - I adore the TOS remastered episodes with the updated effects, which I think walked an all but perfect line between respecting the original whilst doing the kind of effects they'd have done in the first place if they had infinite time and money.

But I have to say, this image weirds me out a bit. For one... what the hell are those things on top of the buildings supposed to be? They look like giant televisions! The spiral building I like, too, though it looks a bit weirdly at odds with the rest of the city. I'm surprised they didn't go the whole hog and just render a whole new city for this shot - how hard/expensive could that be? Too much, I guess.

So what do people think of little changes like this? Do you hope to see more of it as time goes on, or are they raping your childhood? And what the hell ARE those things?!
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:17 am

I've never minded TOO much updated special effects/locations. As long as we don't have our own 'Han shot first!' thing, I'm more or less cool.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Teaos » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:09 am

I love the updates, makes them much more watchable.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Jim » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:05 pm

It doesn't match exactly (at all), but for some reason the first thing that I thought of while looking at the new building tops was Ro-Man...

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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Praeothmin » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:26 pm

I like them, and at First I felt like "No way am I going to buy DVDs I already own in Blue-Ray!"...
But now?
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 pm

I'm sticking with my DVD sets for simple economic reasons.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm

I was one of those idiots that bought the DVDs when they were $100 a season. No way in hell am I buying Blu-ray unless I see something cool in it. Like a expanded Wolf 359 battle scene.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:29 pm

That would justify me buying Blu Ray.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:42 pm

TNG didn't show any of Wolf 359. There's nothing to expand on. We didn't see it until DS9.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby McAvoy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:08 am

My point is for me to buy them, I need to see something new not something alittle prettier than before. Buying it for the little stuff does justify me buying it.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Teaos » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:19 am

Not to mention that to g et the good stuff out of this in terms of high contrast ect you need a top quality TV as well.
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby Jim » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:58 am

I never bought the DVDs because of their prices. Maybe this time...
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Re: TNG BluRays

Postby McAvoy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Teaos wrote:Not to mention that to g et the good stuff out of this in terms of high contrast ect you need a top quality TV as well.



I got a top quality TV. Though I guess my PS3 isn't top quality as a Blu Ray player but I could be wrong.
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Postby Jim » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:07 pm

PS3's are consistanylu rated as one of the best BluRay players on the markey. Better even than most other Sony players for some reason. One would think that they would be the same "Sony guts"
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