by: Chris Eaton source: StarTrek. com
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Our editor in chief George is the massive Trek fan. So I know that he’s going to flip his lid at the announcement that Star Trek the Next Generation is coming to blu ray. Oh, and it’s getting the OG series clean up treatment as well. Check out this trailer that shows off some of that sweet Picard head.
From Star Trek.com
“Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases.”
CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board as consultants.
January sees a sampler dvd to show off the newly remastered episodes, while the whole of season 1 will be released sometime later next year. Even I have to admit I’m kinda excited. Start Trek the Next Generation is the series I grew up on, and is the best series in my opinion. It gave us Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and of course, the great and mighty Johnathan Frakes