Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds [Blu-ray] @ Sainsburys Entertainment - £6.99
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds [Blu-ray] @ Sainsburys Entertainment - £6.99

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Found 26th Mar 2013
Pre-order price - release date 29/04/2013. £10.25 at Amazon.

The powerful cliffhanger, The Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 and 2 have been fully restored in brilliant 1080p HD and seamlessly edited together into one feature-length presentation…and the crew of the Enterprise is asked: How do you stop an unstoppable foe? The Enterprise team discovers the devastated remains of a Federation colony as an ambitious young officer joins the crew to confirm the presence of the deadly Borg. Soon after, Borg drones abduct Captain Picard, mutilating him horribly as they assimilate him into their collective. Commander Riker must take over as Enterprise captain as Starfleet braces for an all-out battle to defend Earth. But the Borg’s power proves overwhelming, and resistance is futile. Will Riker be forced to destroy his former captain to save Earth and the Federation?

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To answer your final question. No, he won't.

Pigs_in_Space

To answer your final question. No, he won't.



Ahhhh but the former captain was a different being from a different time period, undoubtedly by saving the now changed (brought about by a life changing experience) captain he will have effectively help lay to rest/destroyed the former captain, allowing a new captain to emerge in the time space continuum. I'm not even going to mention Schrodinger's cat...

parallel universes, another collection of TNG also has some interesting anomalies... constantly non-adhering to the Prime Directive. anyway... good price!


£7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).

I'm not seeing the deal here.

Yas

£7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the … £7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the deal here.



Rip off Blu-ray pricing policy I suppose......

I'd imagine as these were originally filmed in 4:3 aspect, they will be like the Syfy HD episodes and not in widescreen ?

Yas

£7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the … £7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the deal here.


Was thinking the same. Superb 2 episodes though. Shame a feminist dog (Jerri Taylor - typical, butch name like "jerri") ruined STNG

resistance is futile

steveh2009

I'd imagine as these were originally filmed in 4:3 aspect, they will be … I'd imagine as these were originally filmed in 4:3 aspect, they will be like the Syfy HD episodes and not in widescreen ?


Yes, it sounds like they're in the original aspect ratio: "...according to the various Star Trek sites it's only 4:3 within the 1.78:1 (and not 1.85:1) HD aspect ratio, just as the TNG seasons released on Blu-ray thus far." (Amazon.com comment)

I don't like the bit about "seamlessly edited together into one feature-length presentation", though. That's how it was broadcast on TV the last time I saw it, and I felt it diminished the cliffhanger ending of Part 1 (which is way better than Part 2).

Edited by: "TALON1973" 27th Mar 2013

steveh2009

I'd imagine as these were originally filmed in 4:3 aspect, they will be … I'd imagine as these were originally filmed in 4:3 aspect, they will be like the Syfy HD episodes and not in widescreen ?



your abit off ....

"Although the episodes were photographed on 35mm film, that footage was originally transferred to standard-definition video for all editing and post-production work. Therefore, the final masters for the episodes were locked to late-'80s/early-'90s standard-def video. In order to restore the show to high-def quality, CBS had to dig through its archives to locate every original reel of film, re-transfer it all in new high-def quality, and reconstruct each episode from scratch using the original editing logs."

source

Been this price for ages!

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Still think it's a cynical money maker.

maybe be cynical but we all wanted it to happen!

Yas

£7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the … £7 for 1 episode (go on then, I'll be charitable, 2).I'm not seeing the deal here.



These are heavily restored into HD. Special effects are all re-done. It was a massive project, I think it takes 20 people a year to do one series.

PhilK

Was thinking the same. Superb 2 episodes though. Shame a feminist dog … Was thinking the same. Superb 2 episodes though. Shame a feminist dog (Jerri Taylor - typical, butch name like "jerri") ruined STNG



She ruined it? First I've heard, interested to hear more.

Corrected- Will Will Riker be forced...

hartdave

resistance is futile


Futile, resistance is.

u0421793

Futile, resistance is.



Futile, is resistance

Maevoric

Futile, is resistance


I have felt your presents, Luke.

PhilK

Shame a feminist dog (Jerri Taylor - typical, butch name like "jerri") … Shame a feminist dog (Jerri Taylor - typical, butch name like "jerri") ruined STNG



Mate, you have some serious issues.

junk4

Been this price for … Been this price for ages!http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/star-trek-tng-best-both-worlds-blu-ray-pre-order-6-99-delivered-sainsburys-entertainment-1481369



Thanks for reminding people that I posted this deal before. To be fair on the essinem7, it was over 4 weeks ago. I would also like to point out that this is completely remastered from original film. It is far from just a re-issue on blu-ray. The amount of work that is going into transfering the TNG episodes to HD is massive.

NitrousUK

These are heavily restored into HD. Special effects are all re-done. It … These are heavily restored into HD. Special effects are all re-done. It was a massive project, I think it takes 20 people a year to do one series.



Oh, I'm sure there's a lot of love, effort and cost invested in these restorations. My point was that if you're a Star Trek fan, it might be more economical to buy TNG one series (26 episodes) at a time, rather than one (or two) episodes at a time.

Over priced

Whilst I don't disagree that buying the complete seasons may be better value, presumably Best of Both Worlds will be split across two seasons (3 and 4), and therefore two disks in the box sets?

TALON1973

your abit off ...."Although the episodes were photographed on 35mm film, … your abit off ...."Although the episodes were photographed on 35mm film, that footage was originally transferred to standard-definition video for all editing and post-production work. Therefore, the final masters for the episodes were locked to late-'80s/early-'90s standard-def video. In order to restore the show to high-def quality, CBS had to dig through its archives to locate every original reel of film, re-transfer it all in new high-def quality, and reconstruct each episode from scratch using the original editing logs."source


He's not 'abit off' he's completely correct, the bit you quoted has nothing to do with the aspect ratio of the series.

Ricky302

He's not 'abit off' he's completely correct, the bit you quoted has … He's not 'abit off' he's completely correct, the bit you quoted has nothing to do with the aspect ratio of the series.



He said it was filmed in 4:3. Which is incorrect

Really, what ratio was it filmed in?

Ricky302

Really, what ratio was it filmed in?



it was shot in 35mm film ... you do the math .. needless to say it was higher than 1080p


a quote ..

" Film is analog so there are no real "pixels." However, based on converted measures, a 35mm frame has 3 to 12 million pixels, depending on the stock, lens, and shooting conditions. An HD frame has 2 million pixels, measured using 1920 x 1080 scan lines. With this difference, 35mm appears vastly superior to HD."


Edited by: "TALON1973" 28th Mar 2013

It clear you don't actually know what 'aspect ratio' means as, once again your quote has nothing to do with it.

BTW 35mm film has an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, leaving room for CRT overscan this equals 1.33:1 which is of course 4:3.

So yes, Steveh2009 was correct, TNG was recorded on 35mm film for a screen ratio of 4:3

Ricky302

It clear you don't actually know what 'aspect ratio' means as, once again … It clear you don't actually know what 'aspect ratio' means as, once again your quote has nothing to do with it.BTW 35mm film has an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, leaving room for CRT overscan this equals 1.33:1 which is of course 4:3.So yes, Steveh2009 was correct, TNG was recorded on 35mm film for a screen ratio of 4:3

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u0421793

I have felt your presents, Luke.



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NitrousUK

She ruined it? First I've heard, interested to hear more.



Off the top of my head - one ridiculous episode had the woman DOCTOR made into the "captain of the ship""Take the conn, Doctor" - Too bloody ridiculous for words. Rather like Picard saying "Hurry get the toilet cleaner in here to take over Engineering from Geordi !" I could give other examples



Edited by: "PhilK" 16th May 2013

richardb70

Mate, you have some serious issues.



Sigh....an overused sound bites bore. use them a lot, I suppose. I initially was a little dismissive and insulting of you - but you're not worth the effort.


Edited by: "PhilK" 16th May 2013
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