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Star Trek DS9 on Blu-Ray -- Remain Ever Hopeful Thread

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Bryan^H, Jul 14, 2012.

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    Brian Himes

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    All I know is that it was stated in an article, possibly linked on this board, that the CGI for DS9 would have to be recreated from scratch as nothing was saved. Just because it was Trek doesn't mean that everything was saved and nothing has been lost. In the DS9 documentary they even stated that they were unable to locate some of the shots they wanted to use and had to use alternate takes instead. So, yes, stuff even as late as the 90s has been lost or is at the very least, misplaced and unable to be located. With a more extensive search, yes the missing camera footage could be located.

    Here's the one of the articles that I remember reading about the CG effects in both DS9 and Voyager:

    http://www.treknews.net/2017/02/02/why-ds9-voyager-not-on-blu-ray-hd/
     
  2. Jason_V

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    Yes, it was stated things could not be found...but that in context of the number of boxes of film there are and the amount of time/money available to find the shots. If the team could find the material for TNG, I highly doubt the actual camera negatives can't be found for shows that came afterwards. It's a matter of time and money.
     
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    Wow. So much conjecture spoken as fact. It does provide an interesting read. Pass the salt please.
     
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    Sorry. I did not mean for conjecture to come across as fact. Most likely due to my faulty memory I got the facts from the many articles that I've read mixed up. I have read numerous articles on upgrading DS9 and Voyager to HD for eventual Blu-ray release and it's hard to keep all of the information straight.
     
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    Here’s Mike Okuda working on the filming miniature. I’ve studied this model from many different photos. The Defiant is a real filming miniature too. So there were models in the early seasons.

    D6729C6B-DF79-43E8-9195-4D849F49FDF9.
     
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    The guys who worked at the various effects houses that did the CGI on DS9 and Voyager I’m sure have the files or some backed up. Probably in their own personal files. Once the parties at Paramount and CBS settle up, there could be a chance of DS9 and Voyager being remastered for HD.

    Who knew in 2006 when I was at the 40th anniversary convention I’d see clips of the remastered Star Trek TOS. That was just amazing.
     
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    I agree with this, and the good news is that investors generally see the merger (reunification?) happening between CBS and Paramount.

    I believe DS9 HD will happen. Just not sure about the 'when'.
     
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    I will say, I did watch "In Purgatory's Shadow" last night and it looked decent. There's not a lot of detail, relatively speaking, but it was nowhere as muddy or gross as my memory told me it did. I was, of course, watching an episode from later in the run and not an early S1 episode, so that has something to do with it.
     
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    I put in my DS9 DVDs the other day and I was surprised at how good they actually still look to me.

    Then again, I'm old and my eyesight ain't what it used to be. :banana:
     
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    I finally got a notification that my blu-ray of What We Left Behind shipped the other day. I should have it this week.

    There was a panel at SDCC yesterday with some of the cast about the documentary. Other than a few tweets, I can't find a description of the event. Has anyone seen anything? I want to know what was said about the possibility of remastering the entire series in HD -- a subject that surely came up.
     
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    At the Vegas convention today, Mike Okuda said he is hopeful we will see DS9 and Voyager on Blu-ray. He said there is interest at CBS but that the process is complicated.

    This is from a tweet from TrekMovie which was live tweeting the events. They and TrekCore did a great job.
     
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    I watched What We Left Behind, and some of the cut scenes definitely looked HD, especially some of the battleship scenes, so I have hope.
     
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    I’m sure many of you have seen the sad news that Aron Eisenberg has died. He was only 50. Glad he got to be part of the recent documentary.
     
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    I just read about that a few hours ago. How terribly sad. What a memorable character he created! May he forever rest in peace.
     
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    OTOH, extremely disappointed there won't be an appearance by Captain Nog in Picard.
     
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    Very sad to hear of Aron Eisenberg's passing. Really enjoyed his work as Nog, and it was good to see him in the DS9 documentary.
     
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    He did some of the very finest acting work on the show, and it almost came out of nowhere. What a blessing it must have been for that writers room to have such talented performers that they could take a character that started as a simple supporting guest spot and turn it into one of the richest story arcs of the entire series. None of that happens if you don’t have an actor with the kind of talent that makes writers want to write for them.
     
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