Paramount: Any new tidbits re: Star Trek:TNG??...

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  1. todd s

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    Just curious if their is any new information regarding the future release of the Trek:TNG??
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    Yes...please give us some new info.
    Such as when the first disc is slated for release and number of episodes? (Please be a minimum of 4 episodes per disc!!!!) My TOS collection is taking up a lot of space! [​IMG]
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    After much consideration, I would be happy with 3 episodes per disc if it meant better video quality, or more features. However, if the same features and video quality can be had with 4, that would make me happier.
    If TNG is going to be coming out in the first quarter, I'm wondering that we may have to wait until the Holiday season is over, or at least well started, until we get news on this item.
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    That being said, I would LOVE to see commentary by the actors involved. A crew commentary here and there, and character specific commentaries when episodes would advance a particular character. Not every episode mind you, unless you are trying to best Fox on "The Simpsons" :>
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    I'm looking forward to Paramount's release of the other Star Trek series. I hope they are season box sets and that the sound and picture is remastered as well as TOS discs were. I heard a rumor that TNG would hit the shelves in February. In addition, someone rumored (I think it was the digital bits) that DS9 season 1 would hit in March, and then April would be season 1 of Voyager. I would think this would saturate the market so I'm not putting a lot of stock in it right now. I would imagine TNG would all be released first and then the other series would follow. I wonder what kind of extras will be included? How about the films. Will Star Trek II be released early next year in Special Editon format???
     
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    And though it's way too early to know if we'll even want it, I wonder if the Enterprise box will come out sooner rather than later. After all, the Sopranos is still an on-going series and those boxes are out.
    I hope the rumor you mentioned is close to the truth. I don't want to wait too long for the series I want. Though, I'll probably eventually get them all.
    [Edited last by Greg_S_H on September 02, 2001 at 07:40 PM]
     
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    I think the Sopranos is different in that it's a cable series. It would have to be tamed significantly to run appropriately on current commercial television, broadcast or cable. Therefore, the most plausible secondary market is video, and DVD in particular. I don't think you'll find this with anything that runs preliminarily on broadcast television.
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    Personally, I'm predicting the following features, based on what Mr. Blythe said
    3 episodes/disc, with odd disc containing extras
    DD 5.1 sound (based on previous Paramount habits)
    X-Files style packaging
    Oh, and yes, it's a million times easier to get a cable show on home video properly, because there's usually no syndication issues, and if there are, the episodes are about a year behind the cable run,
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    Enterprise is a different matter since it's a new show, but I'm betting Paramount isn't having a conflict with TNN over the boxes. After all, TNG is due to start next month, and we've heard (though I don't think it's been confirmed) the first TNG box will hit around February.
    I hope there isn't a conflict; it's still a number of years before DS9 and Voy hit TNN, IIRC.
     
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    Let's just hope that Paramount doesn't decide to add a black title band on the bottom with the name of the show and a colorful Paramount logo on the bottom right side partway into the band on the DVDs.
    Since TNN hasn't stopped that practice yet, I have a felling it won't go away for their TNG broadcasts either.
    If that's the case, the DVD's will be the only way we'll watch TNG then.
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