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#1058320
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Fang Zei said:

pittrek said:

Fang Zei said:

Handman said:

The old Blu-ray was very blue, they corrected it somewhat. Plus, it was the safest option for the 50th, seeing as how it’s the most beloved film of the series.

The old blu-ray also shows some of the same contrast-boosting issues as the other five. I remember seeing a screenshot comparison of the shot where the Reliant and Enterprise first approach each other and the 2016 re-restoration is much more natural looking. The first six were released all at once back in '09, which probably means the same person/people were responsible for the final tweaks on all of them before the discs were pressed. There’s even a bit of dnr on that first WoK bd, it’s just nowhere near as bad as on the others thanks to the restoration.

Sorry for my voice / accent : https://youtu.be/vPfiYtBo0Wk?t=7m19s

Thank you for sharing, I subscribed as well!

Did the 2002 dvd recieve a different color-timing from the original dvd release a couple years earlier? I seem to recall reading a review that mentioned it. It would be interesting to see that initial dvd compared against the 2016 release as well.

Thanks guys 😃 I unfortunately don’t have that DVD (yet). Are you talking about this DVD ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Trek-2-The-Wrath-Of-Khan-DVD-William-Shatner-Leonard-Nimoy-DeForest-Kel-/381512058926?hash=item58d3e4082e:g:51gAAOSwjVVVkUyN It claims to be from 2000…

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#1058106
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Fang Zei said:

Handman said:

The old Blu-ray was very blue, they corrected it somewhat. Plus, it was the safest option for the 50th, seeing as how it’s the most beloved film of the series.

The old blu-ray also shows some of the same contrast-boosting issues as the other five. I remember seeing a screenshot comparison of the shot where the Reliant and Enterprise first approach each other and the 2016 re-restoration is much more natural looking. The first six were released all at once back in '09, which probably means the same person/people were responsible for the final tweaks on all of them before the discs were pressed. There’s even a bit of dnr on that first WoK bd, it’s just nowhere near as bad as on the others thanks to the restoration.

Sorry for my voice / accent : https://youtu.be/vPfiYtBo0Wk?t=7m19s

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#1057591
Topic
STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
Time

Well, that was pretty boring. Seriously, am I too old for this, or not enough nerdy? I don’t think I truly enjoyed an episode of season 3, even though season 1 was OK and season 2 had a couple of interesting episodes.

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#1057123
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Time

I’m watching Iron Fist. Why do the critics seem to hate it? Even on rottentomatoes it has 17% (WTF?) and Luke Cage, one of the dumbest things I have seen in many years has 96%??? Seriously what’s wrong with these people? Luke Cage was boring, I had to force myself to finish it, I have seen only 3 episodes of Iron Fist so far, but I love it.

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#1056425
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Why so much hatred for The Motionless Picture? It’s one of the best ST movies. To me

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#1055035
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

FanFiltration said:

Warbler said:

Handman said:

The fact that it’s a prequel to the original show and will have a Klingon Captain confuses me greatly.

How the hell can that be‽‽‽ That would make it before the Organian peace treaty and long before Khitomer!

It’s my understanding that Michelle Yeoh is playing the Captain of Discovery and the Kilingon’s have their own Captain.

No. Lucius Malfoy is the captain of the Discovery. Yeoh is the captain of a different ship

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#1053763
Topic
The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
Time

In other words :
standard DVD resolution is 720x576(PAL) or 720x480(NTSC).
If you want to encode a widescreen picture to DVD, you can

  1. pan and scan it and encode with “4:3” flag - thankfully not done anymore (I hope), basically cutting the left and right parts of the frame and moving the visible part so that you can see everything “important” in each scene
  2. encode as a 4:3 image with black bars at the top and bottom, this is how the GOUT DVD is encoded. On a 4:3 TV it looks correctly, but who still uses a 4:3 TV in 2017 (except me in my bedroom)? On a 16:9 TV you get black bars on the left, the right (both generated by the player because you are projecting an “almost square” to a rectangle), and on the top and the bottom (actual part of the 4:3 image). So you have to find some other way how to crop the borders and stretch the visible middle part (usually TVs have a special mode for it), but it usually looks pretty bad
  3. stretch the image and encode it with the 16:9 flag, this is what anamorphic DVDs do. The actual image is taller, but because the player knows it is supposed to be 16:9, it will stretch it automatically. Usually this leaves us with much better looking picture, because we had more “lines of information”
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#1053409
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

SilverWook said:

Sub Rosa. It had the potential to be a really spooky gothic story, except for Dr. Crusher writhing in orgasmic bliss every time her new ghostly boyfriend “enters” her body. 😉
If TNG had been on a network, they never would have gotten away with that!

Also, that episode where a virus makes everybody on the ship de-evolve. Even Data’s cat!

I know I am a minority but Sub Rosa and Genesis belong to my favourite TNG episodes 😃 I love Braga’s “weird” stories.

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#1053078
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

albermoire said:

Hello there!
I´m looking for an invitation to myspleen. I will be very grateful if someone can please invite me. I’m very excited about this box set. Last year I saw Harmy’s Despecialized trilogy, and it really blew my mind. It reminds me the same emotions when saw Star Wars for the first time. Now I decided to invest in this, get a Blu-ray burner, print the labels and make this box set.

Thanks again!

http://originaltrilogy.com/announcement/Requesting-invites-to-private-torrent-sites-ie-Myspleen/id/52834

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#1050895
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

Bill Paxton??? What the hell? Last night I watched the extended cut of Aliens and I was just making fun that he doesn’t age at all, he looks basically the same in Agents of SHIELD (with a few wrinkles of course)

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#1049938
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Wasn’t it mastered on D1? At least that’s what I read somewhere, that TNG was mastered on D-1 and later they upgraded to D-2,

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#1049381
Topic
STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
Time

Am I really the only one who doesn’t give a dlying duck about Mandalorians? The Mandalorian episodes were the most boring ones on Clone Wars and now they’re doing them on Rebels 😦 But at least the ending was something I didn’t expect.

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#1049380
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

As a huge fan of TOS I can tell you there are 3 episodes from season 3, which I like - Spectre of the Gun, The Tholian Web and All Our Yesterdays.

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