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Will Paramount Ever Redo The Trek Series

TrekFan1701E

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Report this Nov. 11 2009, 6:36 pm

I know with Enterprise they could but all the other series were shot on film right? Couldn't they remaster all the Trek series in widescreen HD?

DS9TREK

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Report this Nov. 11 2009, 8:20 pm

They were shot in 4:3 so the only way you'll see them in 'widescreen' is if they crop them to 16:9 by cutting off 30% of the picture from the top & bottom.

DS9TREK

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Report this Nov. 19 2009, 6:16 pm

Annnnnndddddd.... CBS did it.

CBS' new UK channel CBS Action is showing TOS 'remastered' with 30% of the picture cut off. :eyesroll: Of course being CBS they managed to bulls it up. They cropped The Cage to 16:9 but forgot the widescreen flag so it was broadcast in 4:3, still with 30% cut off, and with everything stretched so it would fit! Amateurs.

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Report this Nov. 20 2009, 5:52 am

Quote (TrekFan1701E @ Nov. 11 2009, 3:36 pm)
I know with Enterprise they could but all the other series were shot on film right? Couldn't they remaster all the Trek series in widescreen HD?

Really TrekFan, really?  Over 13,000 posts to this board and you did not already know the answer to this question, really?

(nod to SNL weekend update)

EbonyCHAOS

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Report this Nov. 24 2009, 7:23 am

Definitely possible. I was watching Seinfeld on TBS the other day, and was shocked when I suddenly realized that it was in 16:9. I would imagine that they could do the same with the other Trek shows. But like DS9Trek said, they'd have to do a lot of cropping.

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Report this Nov. 24 2009, 3:57 pm

Cropping, or pan and scan, is a terrible solution.  In this case, less is truly more when it comes to screen ratios.

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