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Die aufregenden Reisen von 'Star Trek' gehen in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' weiter. Begleiten Sie Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander Will Riker und die Crew der Enterprise-D bei der actionreichen Erkundung der äußeren Regionen der Galaxie. Lasse Sie sich von den unglaublichen Geschichten mitreißen, die 'Star Trek' zu einem weltweiten Phänomen gemacht haben.
"In den Händen der Borg - Teil 1"
Nach einer spektakulären Schlacht liefert sich die Enterpreise eine Verfolgungsjagd mit einem Borg-Kubus. Die Borg holen das Schiff ein, entführen Captain Picard und übernehmen die Kontrolle über seinen Körper und Geist. Eine Rettungsmission stellt die Crew vor eine furchtbare Entscheidung: Wenn sie die Borg zerstören und das Universum für immer von ihrer Tyrannei befreien, löschen sie das Leben ihres Captains aus.
"In den Händen der Borg - Teil 2"
Mit Riker auf dem Kommandosessel kann die Enterprise die Borg zeitweise austricksen und Picard retten. Auf der Enterprise arbeitet die Mannschaft fieberhaft daran, die Borg aufzuhalten, bevor sie die Erde erreichen. Der noch immer assimilierte Picard gibt einen winzigen Hinweis: "Schlaf", flüstert er. Aber reicht das um den Planeten zu retten?
"Die alte Enterprise"
Ein Riss im Raum-Zeit-Kontinuum verschlägt die Enterprise-C 22 Jahre in die Zukunft. Dort trifft sie auf eine merkwürdig veränderte Enterprise-D, die im Krieg gegen das Klingonische Imperium kämpft. Diese Episode ist die erste von insgesamt zwei Folgen, in der gleichzeitig zwei Versionen der Enterprise zu sehen sind. Dabei kollidieren Vergangenheit und Zukunft - mit unfassbaren Konsequenzen.
"Wem gehört Data?"
Als die Enterprise an einer neuen Sternbasis anlegt, erwirkt der berühmte Robotikspezialist Bruce Maddox bei der Sternenflotte die Erlaubnis, Data auseinander zu bauen. Picard beruft eine Verhandlung ein, um zu klären, ob Data lediglich Sternenflotten-Eigentum ist, oder als fühlendes Lebewesen Rechte genießt. Mit Riker als Ankläger und Picard als Verteidiger geht es für Data um Leben und Tod.
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As soon as I started watching Encounter at Farpoint, I couldn't help but stare at the detail. The extra detail is amazing, especially in the effects shots. It's hard to believe that so much was washed out in the lower resolution original. But the new transfer of the film really shines.
The uniforms pop, you can see the detail in the fabric. The Klingon costumes in Sins of the Father really show this. The space aliens in Farpoint look amazing. Until seeing this on Blu-Ray I knew they were both the same color - but they're not! The rebalanced color looks great. It's no longer washed out and it really brings out the details.
The only possible negative I would point out is that you can see some of the imperfections in the makeup. Worf's especially, including some stray hair in one scene. Everyone else has lost their smoothed out unblemished skin, now replaced with a more natural texture. At one point I swear you can see a red mark on Riker's forehead.
One of the most notable things that's fixed is the blue glow on the left side of the screen. They finally removed it!
None of the over smoothing from DNR that happened in the movie releases is present here. The picture quality is truly top notch. If they do the rest of the series this way, this will be by far the definitive version.
I'm also ecstatic that they didn't redo the visual effects in CGI. I still think actual filmed models look more realistic if done well. There's just something that CGI doesn't quite replicate. For the original series I was hoping they would reshoot the effects scenes with new models, but they took the CGI route and it stands out. Not here! Because they had the original film elements they were able to rescan and re-composite the effects shots and they look wonderful!
The only real hiccup is 13 seconds of missing footage from Sins of the Father. They were unable to locate the original film for a scene where Beverly and Riker talk on the bridge. They had to replaced it with up-converted standard definition video. They did a good job color balancing it and looks good with the rest of the video. Paramount gets credit for not only mention this on the box, but on the menu under the episode selection as well. It's great when a company is upfront about what you're getting. That said, even though I knew it was in the episode and was looking for it, I missed it on my first viewing. I had to look online to find where the scene occurred and watch it again it to notice the difference.
All in all this is a great taste of things to come. As they said the night TNG premiered:
"Tonight, the 24th century begins!" I can't wait for the rest of the seasons to be released on Blu-Ray! Excellent job!
This introductory disc contains three completed HD-remastered episodes (the 1.5 hour-long series pilot "Encounter At Farpoint" from 1987, the 46 min.-long "Sins Of The Father" from 1990, and - one of my all-time favorite Star Trek episodes, the 46 min.-long "The Inner Light" from 1992), a couple of teasers/trailers for the upcoming first season's release that present you with little hints of the nature of the HD restoration process, and a brief promo for the new iPad Star Trek app (which really DOES look *very* cool). Understandably, there is no audio commentary or other significant bonus features on this disc beyond the few small ones that I just mentioned. But somewhat surprisingly, there also are no BD-Live features either (probably no great loss, as most BD-Live "content" seems to consist primarily of trailers, teasers and other ads anyway).
The disc's navigation scheme resembles the beautiful "LCARS"-styled theme that was used on the original dvd-format release, along with pleasant background sound effects. You can play all episodes on the disc sequentially or individually, select the sound output desired (regular stereo or 7.1 DTS HD surround), the audio language desired (there are a multitude of them), and the closed captioning language desired. Each episide's on-disc listing includes its title, original episode number, original date of broadcast, *and* its STARDATE.
The sound is incredibly crystal-clear, even in regular two-channel stereo, and the 7.1 surround is exceptionally good. Even with equipment that only produces simulated surround and/or broadened stereo separation from the original source, or even just straight two-channel stereo, the result is truly beautiful audio. Clearly, the audio has been *very* carefully re-mixed and mastered such that the dialogue, sound effects and music are each so clean and clear that one does not overwhelm the others - a perfect balance.
Visually, the HD remastering is about as perfect as one can possibly hope for, especially given the level of difficulty and complexity involved in remastering the original source material (which to put it simply was a mix of analog film and video) to 1080p. Colors and their hues and saturation levels - including but not limited to flesh tones - have been thoroughly corrected and stabilized. Contrast has been dramatically improved throughout, but not so much that the depth of black levels would be ruined. The sharpness of images' edges and details is near perfect - good enough so that you can clearly see every single facial wrinkle, bump in facial skin, and details of the props, effects and sets very clearly and without effort - but not so much that it all looks artificially and/or excessively sharpened (like so many cheaper "quick and dirty" HD transfers look these days).
It is important to understand that the engineers, technicians and others who were responsible for this remastering and HD restoration project APPROPRIATELY decided to do it in such a way that in many (but usually very brief) shots the original film's "graininess" remains - in these shots, removal of the original film's graininess would have resulted in an appearance of excessive "smearing" and/or dramatically reduced image sharpness with significant loss of detail. So visually, the overall end result *looks* like a filmed (rather than videotaped) product with all the clear detail and sharpness that a current-day filmed product on Blu-Ray would have - in other words, as it *should* look. Therefore, when viewing these HD episodes if you find the occasional graininess distracting you probably have your tv set's, monitor's, or Blu-Ray player's sharpness turned up too high (on my equipment I've found the middle settings to be *perfect* for this disc).
As others have mentioned, it was simply not possible to remaster STNG into a widescreen format without either losing way too much visual information or including extraneous and ephemeral stuff from the original production environment in the process (as far as *I* know, the only "pre-1080i broadcasting" episodic television series that was originally filmed with a full widescreen "safe area" was "Seinfeld" - and even *that* series has not yet been released in a widescreen version on disc, only to broadcasters via syndication). In fact, a few bits of original 35mm *film* footage may have been lost for good - even for this introductory disc, 13 seconds of the original film elements from "Sins Of The Father" could not be found in time for its release and therefore "restored" and upconverted SD video had to be used for those 13 seconds. (To their credit, CBS and Paramount state this on the disc's packaging. However, since this disc's release the "lost" footage HAS been found, restored, remastered in high definition, and will replace those 13 seconds of upconverted video in that episode when its season's boxed set is released).
Finally, this disc plays perfectly smoothly without any skips, stalls, stutters or dropouts.
When I first heard that Paramount and CBS decided to proceed with this remarkable HD restoration of STNG's first season, and heard of the amount of difficulty, complexity and cost that would be involved - and how much they would therefore ultimately have to charge for a season's set - I had my doubts as to whether or not it would be worth the cost to consumers, especially those who have already purchased one of the original dvd sets. But after viewing this introductory Blu-Ray disc, I no longer have any doubts - a set full of a season's episodes plus the tremendous bonus materials that will be included will be well worth the expected initial street price of about $80, even for people (like me) who already have the complete set of the series' original dvd release. The episodes on this Blu-Ray disc look and sound *so* good, when you watch them you'd think they were just produced within the past year or two rather than 20-25 years ago! In fact, the high definition restoration job done on this series was SO good I'm really surprised CBS didn't hold off on the high definition Blu-Ray format release until first running each season on the CBS network on Sunday nights (or whenever) FIRST (or at least release them for syndication first)... even some of the "behind-the-scenes" footage originally shot 20-25 years ago has apparently been restored!
So should you buy *this* introductory Blu-Ray disc? Answer: If you've already decided to purchase season one on Blu-Ray, don't bother - you'll be THRILLED with what you see and hear, and the bonus features that will be included in the Season One boxed set are absolutely FANTASTIC! But if you're still "on the fence" about it, by all means buy this disc... after any Star Trek lover sees it I'm certain they'll want to buy the full season set as soon as they can, it's *THAT* good. And this introductory Blu-Ray disc would make a WONDERFUL small gift or "stocking stuffer" for any Star Trek fan that you might know.
P.S. The truly astute observer will notice on this disc that CBS Television Distribution has decided to - during its final credit title "card" at the end of each episode - alternate between the original and very well known Paramount Television music track and CBS Television Distribution's original music track.
P.P.S. On 07/23/2012 NCM Fathom ("Fathom Events") and CBS Television will broadcast to select theaters a one-night only special high definition program commemorating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and heralding the release of the Next Generation's First Season Blu-Ray release. Next Generation fully restored episodes #106 "Where No One Has Gone Before" and #114 "Datalore" will be presented along with new documentary footage of cast, crew, and the high definition restoration process.
Thankfully on the approach to its 25th anniversary CBS has begun the massive project of returning to the original film negatives and reconstructing the show in HD. Having now viewed this sampling of their work I can say this project is a great way to honor TNG's legacy and truly worth the re-purchasing of the show. The new HD transfer really makes colors pop, and the fine detail is infinitely better than the old DVDs. Best of all are the original special effects in all their old-school miniature glory!
"Encounter At Farpoint": TNG's first episode, though lacking somewhat in storytelling and some of the performances, finds new life in the HD transfer. The special effects in this episode are gorgeous. The scenes featuring the Enterprise are absolutely striking and far more interesting to me than the most overloaded CGI scene from modern movies. It was a lot of fun seeing the new fine detail presented here, from the fantastic model work done on the Enterprise to the decoration of the individual sets.
Unfortunately you can now see little flaws that might have been missed on the original releases. The first I noticed being bits of fluff on the carpets of the bridge, I guess housekeeping didn't vacuum the carpets before the Enterprise left spacedock! Data's facial makeup during the holodeck scenes is a bit lacking too (and his stunt double for Wesley's "rescue" is easy to spot). The matte paintings (though revealing of TNG's age) look much better here. You can really appreciate the detail put into them by the scenic artists, kudos to those that created them. The biggest surprise came at the end of the episode, the jellyfish creatures meeting in space looked absolutely fantastic. They are actually beautiful in HD, the detail and color is much improved over the old SD version.
So to summarize, even though Encounter At Farpoint is a somewhat flawed opening to TNG, I appreciate the seeds planted here, eventually growing into an absolutely wonderful show. One thing though, while I am thankful that CBS opted not to replace the effects with CGI or monkey with the show as much as they did on TOS, couldn't they have replaced the man-skirt uniforms with standard outfits? Or maybe gotten rid of Troi's cheerleader costume? ;-)
"Sins of the Father": Ahhh! Wesley's got acne! Yes, with the newfound detail it'll be easier to spot our crew's human imperfections as was the case in this Ten Forward scene. The amusing banquet scene with Kurn was more lively for me on this HD viewing, I can actually identify the food they are eating now. And how about those utensils? I wouldn't be able to stand those forks.
Things get going once Worf and Kurn have their little show down, the Enterprise warps to Qo'noS (still unnamed and known only as the Klingon Homeworld at that time). The matte paintings here look fantastic, brought to life by the flash of lightning and several figures walking amongst the buildings (I never noticed the people in earlier viewings). The Klingon costumes and makeup all look great in this episode as well. Though this episode is somewhat light on special effects, it still looks much better than before. The Klingon culture was really fleshed out in this episode, and this new HD release makes everything look great.
If you've been following the news surrounding this Blu-ray release you've likely heard about the missing film footage of Dr. Crusher arriving on the bridge to deliver news to Commander Riker regarding a second survivor of the Khitomer Massacre. Unfortunately this brief scene does stick out like a sore thumb. One moment we're in crisp HD, the next we're back in 1990 with the old fuzzy footage. Thankfully it's brief, and with any luck they'll find the footage later in the restoration process in time for the forthcoming Season 3 release. I certainly hope these hiccups don't occur often!
"The Inner Light": One of TNG's best episodes! This episode I actually went into nerd-mode and watched in sync with my old Season 5 DVD. I can say that, unfortunate for absolute purists, that some "changes" have been made. First, the opening warp flyby of the Enterprise is somehwhat different (this is easily seen in that different windows are lit up). Upon first watching I thought they substituted a CGI Enterprise but now I'm not so sure. I think it's the physical model of the Enterprise but maybe I'm wrong. The second "big" change was the shot of Picard on the top of the mountain looking down on Ressik. The matte painting is quite a bit different (many of the village buildings, the river, some the grass in the foreground) It' a very close approximation but there are differences. To be honest, this is the shot that inspired me to play the DVD and Blu-ray in sync as I never noticed the people walking around in the original episode. There are people walking around on both the Blu-ray and DVD but the shot of the village is definitely different. Please don't take this as a bashing of the HD project or outcry for changes being made, it's simply an observation and I imagine it was necessary as they reconstructed the episode. Perhaps the original matte-painting elements for the village are gone? On a much more minor note, the framing is a slightly different at times between the SD and HD versions. Sometimes you'll see more of the ceiling here, or more off to the side of the shot there. The changes are ever so minor but sometimes are noticeable if watching both versions simultaneously.
On the positive side of things, this episode benefits from more vivid colors and sharper picture. I found myself noticing all the little decorative touches inside the village, and the better contrast between objects in light and shadow.
So, in closing, to the critics who think this to be a cheap money-grab I say that you couldn't be more wrong. This revitalization of The Next Generation is a nerdy dream come true for me. We'll finally be getting a beautiful new HD release of a wonderful show. Thankfully CBS is doing it right, going back to the film negatives and they are leaving the wonderful old-school special effects in place. This sampler is just a small glimpse of what is to come. And I'm betting the Blu-ray sets will prove to be the ultimate collection of TNG episodes. Hopefully digging through those old film negatives will finally bring us blooper reels and some decent behind-the-scenes documentaries! If you're wondering if you should buy this Blu-ray, I can say with absolutely certainty: Make It So!