STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION COMPLETE BLU-RAY £37.79 @ zavvi with code  10% OFF - CODE: SCIFI10
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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION COMPLETE BLU-RAY £37.79 @ zavvi with code 10% OFF - CODE: SCIFI10

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Edited by:"shakey1981"Found 9th Aug 2017
Newly restored and meticulously re-mastered in brilliant high definition, Star Trek: The Next Generation™ still dazzles as a true milestone in TV history. Here are the breathtaking adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D presented in state-of-the-art Blu-ray™ format, with such thought-provoking episodes as “The Measure of a Man” and “The Inner Light”; the return of the Borg in “The Best of Both Worlds”; and the time-shattering confrontation between Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the mysterious, god-like Q in the Hugo Award-winning series finale. Enjoy every memorable moment from the series that re-launched the Star Trek™ legacy for new “generations” to enjoy and experience – now presented in vivid, pristine high-definition!




Collection containing every episode of the late 1980s/early 1990s 'Start Trek' spin-off series plus a wealth of additional material including documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage. Set in the 24th century, some 80 years after the adventures of Captain Kirk and the starship Enterprise, the series follows Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the Enterprise NCC 1701-D as they venture to distant planets in search of new life, boldly going where no one has gone before.




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This is vastly improved over the original broadcast version, a stunning restoration, a must at this price if you have an even passing interest
It's just a crying shame that they didn't film with wide-screen in mind. It would have looked even more amazing. As you'll see if you look into it, they filmed on film in wide-screen but framed it for 4:3 consequently lighting rigs and so on are in the wide shot. Also the CGI was only rendered for 4:3 framing.
wandaluzt13 m ago

It's just a crying shame that they didn't film with wide-screen in mind. …It's just a crying shame that they didn't film with wide-screen in mind. It would have looked even more amazing. As you'll see if you look into it, they filmed on film in wide-screen but framed it for 4:3 consequently lighting rigs and so on are in the wide shot. Also the CGI was only rendered for 4:3 framing.


Times change - widescreen TVs were a rarity when these originally aired. Not that I disagree that widescreen from the outset would have been great, of course!
Netflix have this version too.

I'm a big TNG fan so I have the Blu-ray but just a heads up for anyone wanting to save money.

Hot from me btw 😁
Edited by: "Gormond" 9th Aug 2017
wandaluzt1 h, 29 m ago

It's just a crying shame that they didn't film with wide-screen in mind. …It's just a crying shame that they didn't film with wide-screen in mind. It would have looked even more amazing. As you'll see if you look into it, they filmed on film in wide-screen but framed it for 4:3 consequently lighting rigs and so on are in the wide shot. Also the CGI was only rendered for 4:3 framing.


Would have bought if it was 16:9, I think it was the biggest blunder ever to not release this in wide-screen because it was FILMED in wide-screen! Yes they would need to work at digitally airbrushing out set equipment and maybe adding some CGI to fill gaps but it would have been a much better job.

The boxset sold terribly at full retail price which is why they gave up on a DS9 and VOY restoration.
I need to go to sleep - thought it was a box of becks for £42!
David2312 h, 13 m ago

Would have bought if it was 16:9, I think it was the biggest blunder ever …Would have bought if it was 16:9, I think it was the biggest blunder ever to not release this in wide-screen because it was FILMED in wide-screen! Yes they would need to work at digitally airbrushing out set equipment and maybe adding some CGI to fill gaps but it would have been a much better job.The boxset sold terribly at full retail price which is why they gave up on a DS9 and VOY restoration.


I would love to know where you got your info from. It was not "filmed" in widescreen at all. Everything was framed in 4:3.31661971-N1EGt.jpg
Edited by: "TurboMelon" 10th Aug 2017
There's a 10% discount code too - SCIFI10, so it makes it an even better buy at £37.79!
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hughb23 m ago

There's a 10% discount code too - SCIFI10, so it makes it an even better …There's a 10% discount code too - SCIFI10, so it makes it an even better buy at £37.79!


changed the title thanks
Great price, fingers crossed someone price matches
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OneGloveOnTheFence2 h, 19 m ago

Great price, fingers crossed someone price matches


why wait to they peice match
Edited by: "shakey1981" 10th Aug 2017
shakey198112 m ago

why wait to they peice match


My last 3 orders all had issues. Not bothering with them again.
If I didn't constantly binge watch this on Netflix, I would buy it in a heart beat. The hd quality of Netflix is pretty good but I imagine the Blu-ray would look superb.
David2318 h, 8 m ago

Would have bought if it was 16:9, I think it was the biggest blunder ever …Would have bought if it was 16:9, I think it was the biggest blunder ever to not release this in wide-screen because it was FILMED in wide-screen! Yes they would need to work at digitally airbrushing out set equipment and maybe adding some CGI to fill gaps but it would have been a much better job.The boxset sold terribly at full retail price which is why they gave up on a DS9 and VOY restoration.





TurboMelon5 h, 56 m ago

I would love to know where you got your info from. It was not "filmed" in …I would love to know where you got your info from. It was not "filmed" in widescreen at all. Everything was framed in 4:3.[Image]





Yes releasing it in 4:3 was the only sensible option. Although technically "filmed" in widescreen it was only framed in 4:3, removing all the side elements would have been prohibitively time consuming and costly. It already cost them a lot of money, as much as it would cost to make a show from scratch because of all the work involved. The restoration doesn't seem to have been profitable at least in the short term, they'd have lost a massive amount of money doing what you suggested. Thankfully they didn't the crop the image to make it widescreen like other releases have done.

Widescreen would have been nice but the 4:3 release we have was the best practical option available.
Edited by: "hobsgrg" 10th Aug 2017
This was such a fantastic series back in the day, and having rewatched it on Syfy recently, is still as good thirty years on. I watched it in my teens, and realising how old it is makes me feel very "mature". it has aged very well.

Ive recommended this series to several people who inexplicably hate science fiction, and they all loved it.
TurboMelon10th Aug

I would love to know where you got your info from. It was not "filmed" in …I would love to know where you got your info from. It was not "filmed" in widescreen at all. Everything was framed in 4:3.[Image]


There is enough on the sides to make it 16:9, and yes I expect them to digitally sort out (through airbrushing or CGI) everything in the picture.

If this had been Star Wars you know they would have thrown money at sorting it (Lucas loves to fiddle!) but Paramount doesn't have a love of the franchise like Lucasfilm.
David2321 h, 19 m ago

There is enough on the sides to make it 16:9, and yes I expect them to …There is enough on the sides to make it 16:9, and yes I expect them to digitally sort out (through airbrushing or CGI) everything in the picture.If this had been Star Wars you know they would have thrown money at sorting it (Lucas loves to fiddle!) but Paramount doesn't have a love of the franchise like Lucasfilm.



Messing about with three 2 hour long movies is a totally different financial prospect to 178 forty five minute episodes!

George Lucas like to fiddle even when it made no logical sense, he had the rights and money to do whatever he liked. Once he sold the rights to Disney they cancelled the 3D conversions of the second and third prequel films as they were making decisions from a purely business point of view.

The restoration of TNG was at best barely profitable as it was, if it had been a runaway success they would have done Deep Space Nine next but it wasn't so we'll probably never see that in HD.

You can't expect a company to do something just because you think they should if it makes no financial sense for them to do so. Maybe it could work for a single two parter like The Best of Both Worlds that you could release separately but not for an entire series of 178 episodes!
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