I have been watching a lot of new remastered DVD's recently, including the new Bond UE's and just saw the first 3 Star Trek films. Since I got a new HD display last year, I can really appreciate how the transfers look. It was a surprise to me to see how Star Trek The Motion Picture looked. I thought it looked a bit washed out. I was surprised as I thought it was a very fine transfer from November 6, 2001. Then I saw Star Trek II- The Wrath of Khan and was hugely surprised to see a difference. TWOK had a solid picture, good color and contrast and sharpness. The Wrath of Khan was released as a Directors Edition 9 months after The Motion Picture Directors Edition. I had thought there might have been enough of a gap that transfer processes had improved to make a difference. I know that there will be an eventual high definition version out, but I was wondering if there might be one more re-issue of the films on SD DVD, ala the Bond UE. Of course the cynical here will say of course, the studio will do what it can to milk the fans. I don't necessarily feel they want to milk us, but each has their opinion. The release of Star Trek 11 could influence a new DVD release too. Below are captures to illustrate what I mean. The top image is from Star Trek-The Motion Picture DE and the one below is from The Wrath of Khan DE. Since the Wrath of Khan took the same footage as a production cost saver, it was a convenient shot to use so you see the same image. Star Trek 3 SE looked pretty good too. I have to see the other 3 films and see how they look. I'm sure particualrly Star Trek 6 SE will be quite good as it's a more recent film transfer.