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TRAILER PARK 11.18.11

OK, after a couple of weeks off, we’re back with new trailers.

Who caught the premiere of “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” last Friday on Cartoon Network? Well, nestled in there was this:

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And it looks like “Star Blazers” … — erm, ah.. “Space Battleship Yamato” (the animated one) is getting a face-lift in “Space Battleship Yamato 2199”. Check it out:

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Speaking of face-lifts, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is finally getting the HD Blu-Ray treatment. The first set includes “Inner Light”, which Patrick Stewart has said is his favorite episode.

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And this isn’t a trailer, per se, but it’s an interesting move on the part of NASA. Have they done these before?

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

4 thoughts on “TRAILER PARK 11.18.11

  • Why didn’t they do Yesterday’s Enterprise or the 2-part Best of Both Worlds for STTNG HD? Those are the best of the series.

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    • More than likely because those are all effects-heavy shows, and it looks like all of the effects have had to be re-done. These initial three episodes, being from various seasons, may have been selected as a broad representation of the show before the release of every season. But I speculate. “Yesterday’s Enterprise” is especially a fan’s episode, and would probably not be the one I’d recommend to people just starting to watch the series. (yes, there are still a few out there…)

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      • Are they redoing the effects? Why?

        Also, the fans are the hardcore market for these DVDS. They are the first — and possibly only — people who will buy the Blu-ray discs. So I’d give them something they REALLY want to watch in HD (the “favorite” episodes and cool effects). People watching for the first time would simply watch the reruns on TV. They wouldn’t buy expensive DVDS.

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        • Since these episodes were shot on 35mm, and high-definition didn’t exist yet, all of the material only exists in standard definition. Remastering an HD print for Blu-Ray involves transferring the original 35mm negatives into digital files that can then be rendered out in HD. Of course, since the show was originally mastered in SD, that means the effects were as well. So the effects shots would have had to be re-mastered into HD along with the rest of the footage. Up until now there have been no digital masters of anything from the series.

          The first disc release is a “Sampler” pack, to be followed later in 2012 by season one. This also enables CBS/Viacom to syndicate the show in HD once the remastering is complete.

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