Thursday, September 29, 2011
Make It HD: Star Trek TNG Remastered For Blu-ray
Hold onto your phasers — the dream of many a Trekkie is about to come true. Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray starting in 2012. Every one of the show's 178 episodes will be released eventually, though not all at once. Why such a slow release? Well, it turns out that instead of upconverting and selling for a premium, the producers of this new version are doing it right. How right? They're scanning the original 35mm footage, cutting together the shows from that, and re-creating the original effects in high definition. Now that's what I call a proper remastering. George Lucas, take note.