Yesterday marked the official release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 on Blu-Ray. The set features a dramatic trailer for the third season release with a stunning selection of clips from Season 3 remastered in HD. The trailer also includes a sneak preview into the bonus features on the third season set including the continuation of the wonderful “Stardate Revisited” / “Making it So” documentary. The trailer features clips from fan-favorite season 3 episodes including “Evolution“, “The Survivors“, “Booby Trap“, “The Defector“, “Yesterday’s Enterprise“, “The Offspring“, “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” and more!

Watch the trailer below in full 1080p high definition!

More compliments are certainly due to the trailer team at CBS. I’ve probably seen this 50 times already and it never gets old! Patrick’s line of “You have RUINED our summer!” is stuck in my head and sure to be representative of more wonderful in interviews due in the third season bonus feature material. Season 3 is listed as “coming soon” by CBS Home Entertainment, although our sources tell us to expect the set in 2013 Q1, most likely April.

We’ve got a selection of HD-screencaps from the trailer available below:

In the meantime – if you haven’t already, be sure to order your copies of Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation remastered on Blu-Ray below!

Order Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-Ray today!



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  • atexp80

    What’s that I see? Why that would be the look of season three’s remastered visual effects crapping all over season two’s! 😀

    Let’s keep it in house at CBS from now on shall we? Save some coin, create exceptional work for the rest of the seasons and continue to wow the Trek community with the first class job you’re doing. Skip the outsourcing – seasons 4 and 6 deserve the same love season three seems to be getting!…….. please?

    • Mike Jones

      Unfortunately we already have it confirmed another VFX house is working on season 4 to keep the project on schedule. But hopefully their output will be regulated and monitored to match the quality of the amazing work we see in this trailer.

      • atexp80

        Yeah, it’s a shame but hopefully considering the feedback gained on season two’s dip in quality it will be something kept in mind when dealing with that company. It would be very disappointing to see an exceptional part 1 of Best of Both Worlds only to see a major decrease in quality for part 2. The show deserves better than that, it’s worth the time considering this is how TNG will be viewed for future generations and lastly those supporting this project should have their faith rewarded with exceptional work in all seasons. There may be deadlines but a rushed job won’t help anyone’s cause. I kind of wish they’d extend the timeframe by 6-8 or so months and keep it in house.If it’s a consistent quality look people will respond to it very favourably!

        • trekcore

          As far as I’m aware, “The Best of Both Worlds” Parts 1 and 2 will be done by the same house for consistency

          • Matt_Cardiff_UK

            I am so ridiculously happy to know that… 🙂

          • atexp80

            Well that’s some comfort at least. I guess we’ll know when the season 4 trailer hits on the season three release! It’s be awesome if CBS could release a couple of screenshots over the coming months from season 4. It would go a long way to alleviating some doubt about how seasons 4 and 6 will be handled. I think at this point in time everyone’s 100% confident in CBS Digital’s ability to handle season’s 5 & 7 so all that remains is to see how season’s 4 and 6 might stack up….

          • trekcore

            Season 6 hasn’t been decided yet and CBS Digital are hoping to give guidance and influence to the VFX work from Season 4 to ensure quality is kept high and more consistent. Don’t expect Season 4 shots for a long time!

          • New Horizon

            I sincerely hope that means the other VFX house is acting as an extension of CBS-D, and not a separate entity getting occasional guidance. Whoever the other company is, they need to be in CBS-D’s back pocket.

          • hypnotoad72

            YAY!!

          • M. Wright

            That’s exactly what I was expecting (and hoping) CBS-D would do. After all it’s basically one big continuous episode and far too an important story to not see through all the way in house.

          • Scott Black

            What would be fantastic (though I don’t expect it due to the season by season nature with which they are doing it & hooking it to the DVD sales) is a full feature length showing of Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2 together in the theaters.

  • Mike Jones

    Now that’s how a trailer and updating visual effects are done! Looks completely fantastic, Season 3 is where Next Gen hit its stride and the remastering only solidifies it.

  • Bart

    This looks absolutely gorgeous!! The 4ft model still looks clunky, but hey, it’s the model they used originally and it will be used in the remastering. We have to live with that. The rest is amazing. Keep up to good work CBS-D. You’ve proven to be the best effects house to do ALL the seasons from now on 🙂

    Can’t wait to get my hands on season 3. Thanks for the great update Trekcore!

    • hypnotoad72

      The 4′ model was built for season 3, due to the 6′ model being too big to handle (remember the damage on the saucer?) and the 2′ model being so lacking in detail…
      Since all the f/x work has to be redone either way, it’s amazing how season 2 was allowed to be so sub-par. Color timing, gray outer space, a probe explosion in “Contagion” looking very stuttered (unless the original explosion in SD was just as stuttered), stars shown while the Enterprise was in warp looking a little stuttered as well…) season 2’s f/x were all over the map…

      • Bjoernar Dohm

        Yeah, about that damage on the saucer, that must have happened VERY early on. Did ILM ever comment on that?

  • Matt_Cardiff_UK

    OMFG! – Now THIS is what I call ‘remastered’!!!

    • Karin*Sonnenschein

      I hope they’ll fix Geordi’s wrong uniform at the end of “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. This always bogged me.

      • Chris Jay

        Never noticed that before, lol. That would be quite a feat to fix…

      • Ashley Williams

        The refused to fix the horrible cardboard on the bridge which is even worse in season 2 than in season 1. Fortunately, they fired the guy responsible after season 2 and it was fixed for season 3.

        On the other hand they fixed the wrong version of the constitution class star ship in “The Naked Now”. I suspect it could be done……if they really want to. I doubt they would though.

        • archer923

          You’re comparing two different fixes. For one thing, Mike Okuda did make the TMP ent graphic back in 1987. And they just popped it back in. But asking them to reconstruct hundreds of bridge shots, to remove the cardboard. Would delay season 2 for a year. Or even more. Digital fixing is not something you can wave your hand to.

  • Chris

    Looking good. Since work is already underway for season 4 at somewhere other than HTVI let’s just hope the reins are held a little tighter for it. It’ll really ruin the experience of the whole series having alternate seasons dipping in and out of quality.

    • hypnotoad72

      May the reins be tight but yielding in terms of support as needed.

      Season 2 has been a needless half-shambles, with incorrect color timings (even for 1 second, teal nacelles are WRONG), day gray outer space (come on!!), and other fair criticisms… despite some equally high points (the new borg matte with animated models within in “Q Who” being one example)…

      I’m already sold on season 3…

  • Pablo

    Thank you TrekCore, you just made my day!!!!!!!!

  • New Horizon

    That trailer is the way Season 2 should have looked. Phenomenal. Great work CBS-Digital

  • ThunderBlade

    Just watched TMP. Even this 1978 movie looks better than Season 2. But what I see here from Season 3 is absolutely fantastic!!!

  • Julia

    i’m cryign this is jus t so goOd

  • James

    Wow!

    I can’t wait – this is perfection.

  • Corbin J

    My favorite part of the second season theater showing was this trailer and the bloopers.

  • Esmeralda

    This is great. S3 of TNG-R VFX will look great. I love this.

    Shame for Awful VFX done on S2. Please CBS-D remaster remastered VFX scenes in S2.

    • Sky

      YES, Re-remaster it!!!!!

  • Jaro Stun

    first of all, THANKS, Adam. The trailer couldn’t have come too soon.

    second….HYPER WOW
    Can’t wait. This is what I expect from TNG-R project, and it seems guys at CBS-D know how to deliver.
    Just on a side note – when I saw First Contact in the cinema, and later (many years later lol) in 1080p HD, and saw the first scene with Picard being assimilated in that S3 uniform, I was always wondering if I will ever see BOBW in visual quality that compares to the movie. Seems my childhood wish is coming true…

  • archer923

    This is how you make a trailer. S1 and 2’s trailers lacked that punch. All the restored scenes are amazing. I see details that where not visible in the SD ones. Like the emergency nav lights being on when the ENT D is getting out of the Booby Trap. There’s some wonky moments. Like the phaser banks being misaligned in Yesterday’s ent. But the trailers always have temp effects. I also like they matched the goof when Worf hit the forcefield. His leg went through it. Even the most smallest of details is there.

    Though the aspect ratio changing was odd. It kept going from 1.33 to 1.35 in certain shots. I still don’t get why s2 was 1.35.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the foul up with season 2.

    • Matt_Cardiff_UK

      “the trailers always have temp effects”……..really??

      • archer923

        Yeah. Some of the shots do show they are incomplete. Like the energy bursts on the phaser beams aren’t on the strip. And a few quick simple tractor beams. The transporter initiation beam is also a temp.

        • Chris Jay

          If you’re referring to the phasers in the last shot with the full volley of weapons, then yea, the phasers are where they were in the SD version, but those beams need to be moved down to the strips on the pylons…

          I personally like the transporter effect in the trailer, it seemed kinda large compared to the original effect in Season’s 1 and 2… the only thing the transporter effect needs in the trailer is some pop, so it’s not so dull…

          • Corran

            I liked it better than the transporter effect in season one, which to me looked a little harsh, probably because I was used to seeing it on fuzzy vhs, but I like the softer look, it reminds me of a waterfall of energy.

          • Chris Jay

            Well, the transporter effect for the remastering I believe was recreated digitally… but I prefer how it looks in this trailer over the past 2 seasons… though the effect in the trailer could use a little pop, so it’s not so flat looking…

    • Chris Jay

      The nav lights are there in the SD version too…

      http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s3/3×06/boobytrap226.jpg

      Phaser’s look fine to me…

  • Connor Thomas

    Is there a download link for the trailer? I would rather have the non-compressed version that’s not on YouTube.

    • trekcore

      Yes… it will be available soon

  • pittrek

    Wow. Just WOW 🙂

    But am I the only one who thinks the colors are too bright and to orange ?

    • archer923

      Watch Sins of the father. The new film stock makes the colors different from s1 and 2.

      • pittrek

        I admit I always thought there is something wrong with season 2 colors (not mentioning the compositioning work), because I preferred the DVD palette. This is actually the first time I LOVE the colors 🙂

    • Jaro Stun

      I also think its kind of too bright and orange/yellowish. But, I wouldn’t worry. Its just shifted color hue in the trailer. If you check cap from sampler: http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/3×17/sinsofthefather_hd_340.jpg and from the trailer: http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/images_s3trailer/s3trailer_hd_024.jpg you can see the hue of the shot from trailer is clearly shifted. Now you can imagine there is no good reason in the world why they would remaster an episode they already remastered. So all is fine, let’s enjoy this dose of CBS-D high quality as a medication to swallow the S2 disaster.

      • hypnotoad72

        I know the team had to remaster the re-found footage, but they’re redoing the whole episode again? That’s odd…

  • MalcolmTucker

    The shots may have not been given their final grade yet as its just the trailer but he is right that the colours and brightness are a touch too strong if compared to Sins of the Father. The red of the uniforms is what i picked up on, doubt its anything to worry about.

    http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/3×17/sinsofthefather_hd_018.jpg

    http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/images_s3trailer/s3trailer_hd_068.jpg
    http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/images_s3trailer/s3trailer_hd_021.jpg

    • hypnotoad72

      They do look oversaturated – positively glowing – yet faded. The leftmost pic looks the best…

      Granted, all of this is no easy task, but I’m hoping they are doing things by hand rather than letting the computer decide levels. Computers aren’t perfect, either…

    • hypnotoad72

      I finally saw the trailer.

      Yeah, I don’t think all the clips are done with post-processing – those you’d shown had color correction, but between scene cuts it was clear some clips had too much brightness and others lacking saturation… blink and you’ll miss it, but for the sake of the teaser, I’ve zero nitpicks. The sharpness and detail are incredible.

  • Wow! This stuff looks amazing! Lots of it looks like it was just filmed. I can’t wait for Season 3, and thank goodness HTV didn’t get their hands on it!

  • This looks like it could be the best remastered season yet! Those ship shots are absolutely stunning, especially the ones from “Evolution”! Of course, the only downside is that it’s now even more obvious that the Borg costumes are just fabric. lol. Did we really need the screenshot of nude-Q?

    • Chris Jay

      lol, didn’t want to see John’s rear end. 😛

      Look at Patrick’s expression in that shot too. ROFL!

    • George

      I always loved the “design” of the borg costumes, even if they look like crap at the beginning lol.

      Yes, we need the nude-Q shots.. Every detail is important ^_!. specially in a remastered piece. =)

      • hypnotoad72

        Except there’s no full frontal… 🙁

    • hypnotoad72

      Yes. Mostly for directorial reasons.

      Look at their eyes and where the eyes are directed at.

      Troi is looking just to the left of Q’s face.

      Worf and Riker are looking at the torso…

      And yet Picard looks distracted by something… then again, so would I… but Q is bluescreened in and it’s hard to get a bunch of people looking in the proper direction all at the same time…

      I recall that Q scene being bluescreened in (with virtually perfect lighting), followed by a cutaway, followed by his being on the floor and looking up (torso and face only). Looks like they found all the footage, thankfully. To redo that with CGI or a stunt double would be very costly…

      • $38633853

        Actually, they’re all in the shot, even John de Lancie, he’s not added in post production, I remember watching a bonus feature or something, in which they discussed that for that shot, if anyone would have any objection to seeing John being completely nude, since the equipment used to hold him sideways didn’t allow for the use of a loincloth…

  • ROThornhill

    Wow. Everything in that trailer looks just amazing. The Husnock ship looks great – much more menacing than in SD. They’ve faithfully recreated the blue/yellow stripy phaser effect for the remodulating phasers from BoBW. Even the general live action shots really do look like they were filmed yesterday. And on top of all the improvements, it’s season 3 of TNG – the best of them all in my opinion. Cannot wait to get this.

  • These are screencaps from a YouTube video, and YouTube uses compression for their HD videos. The actual Blu-ray will be better. Some of the effects shots in season 2 pretty much looked like compressed YouTube videos though.

    • Chris Jay

      Actually, as far as I know the screenshots are from the blu-ray before being uploaded to YouTube.

      • Guest

        Yes, where they were compressed.

        • Chris Jay

          Well, YouTube compressed the video, but since Adam has a copy of Season 2 on Blu-ray, that’s where he got the screenshots from the Season 3 trailer…

          • trekcore

            The screencaps are NOT from the YouTube video – they are from the original 1080p source on the Season 2 Blu-Rays as Chris points out.

      • I see. Its better than season 2. I’m sure everything wasn’t finalized when they decided to put it on the season 2 Blu-ray though.
        Also, I didn’t know this because I didn’t read the article, I just looked at the screencaps.
        EDIT: Just watched the trailer in 720p. My computer lags too much at 1080p and my display is not 1080. The trailer did look nice though. I think the lighting in some of the screens threw me off. Some shots seemed a bit too bright. Also, I think they will look better when we get comparison pictures.

        • Chris Jay

          I imagine since Adam got a review copy of Season 2, that’s where he got the screenshots from… as he does with the episode albums…

          Well, I already put together a video:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MntzCwxrA5Y

          Of course, using images from above, from the trailer.

      • M. Wright

        The trailers on the Blu-ray releases (Next Level Sampler, Season 1, and Season 2) have always been a bit low quality, they’re just teasers thrown in at the beginning of the disc along with the CBS logo clip and the DTS-HD Master Audio demo clip. They’re not encoded at nearly the same bitrate as the main feature(s). So even when they come off the Blu-ray disc, they’re not given full the bitrate they will be when released in the Season 3 set.

        • Chris Jay

          Well, they’re high enough that I see film grain…

  • Ashley Williams

    I know everyone is blasting HTV for season 2, but now that I’m seeing it for myself and comparing it first hand, a lot of it isn’t their fault. Its clear the effects of season 2 weren’t up to par back when it was filmed. With that said….I can’t defend the planets. There is no excuse for them looking so bad since they are recreated.

    • Chris Jay

      Well, effects like stars, explosions, phasers, etc. are being recreated… as for the models, I would love to see CBS-D do the opening shot from “The Child” just to see what it would look like had they done it… they took some artistic license in Q Who with the little glowing particles that come off the Borg cube when the phasers blast through it… but some of the compositing isn’t that lovely, the ship looks dull, low contrast, low saturation, nothing like it did in Season 1… I mean, especially where stock shots are involved that CBS-D already did…

      HTV:
      http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/2×01/thechild_hd_352.jpg

      CBS-D:
      http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1×13/datalore_hd_002.jpg

      • hypnotoad72

        I saw that fairly frequently on the s2 discs, the odd coloring. I know these images are made with multiple passes combined (for lights, nacelles, deflector, etc), but HTV must have put them back in the wrong order to look so murky… and heliotrope bussard collectors with periwinkle hull?!

      • Matt_Cardiff_UK

        I hate the look of the deflector dish in the HTV shot. And every S2 shot. S1’s version/lighting with the 6ft model was much, much better I think.

    • New Horizon

      I don’t think the FX in Season 2 were that bad, considering HTV took some of the very same stock shots CBS had and made them look worse. The potential was there in all of the footage, they either chose not to tap into it or didn’t have the ability to tap into it.

      • hypnotoad72

        All things being equal, the one thing HTV could have done better was the inconsistent outer space going from black to bright gray.

        CBS decided HTV had the means, so HTV either cut corners, HTV misled CBS, or CBS chose not to put much effort into finding a shop to outsource to. Or a combo of all 3 factors.

        • New Horizon

          Of course I was talking about the ‘original’ SD FX footage not being that bad to begin with. Certainly not bad enough to warrant HTV’s efforts turning out the way they did. HTV performed a real hatchet job on Season 2.

    • hypnotoad72

      The planets are a mixed bag, but outer space is never the same black color. It’s shades of gray, something the writer of the season 2 finale had no idea would be a literal issue 25 years later… 😀

      And color timing – the Enterprise engine and deflector lighting has always been blue. In half of the season 2 release, it’s become teal. The original SD edits show blue. The remastering shows teal. The remastering process was not done completely, and by the time they got to “Peak Performance” it looks as if they didn’t care at all about color accuracy.

      Sometimes the Enterprise model is squished or stretched (sometimes very mildly, but once you clock it you’ll be stuck with the image for the rest of time, or until it gets fixed.)

      Phaser blasts are CGI, as are planets and other sundry details.

      And the incident (“Schizoid Man”) where the Enterprise goes off the screen, with 1″ of planet visible to the right of it. They screwed up with the layering.

      When season 2 was filmed, the makers often used the cheap 2′ model as the 6′ model was VERY unwieldy and had already been damaged in season 1.

      Some of it isn’t their fault, but a lot of it actually is. Trekcore, Darkhorizons, and a slew of other sites have examples, some same and others different, showing the issues at hand.

      • Yea, you notice in The Schizoid Man, the touch and go warp, they didn’t transition to the 2 foot model for the stretching part, they somehow stretched the 6 foot model footage… and how about that warp barrier flash against the stars, it looks like a CG recreation…

    • archer923

      During the FX video interview, we saw all the raw layers of the ship
      shots. HTV didn’t do any balancing work. All the composite shots of the
      ENT D where unchanged from them. They did get lazy at some point to meet deadlines. And just did rush jobs.

  • xavier_storma

    This looks great. And I hope they will never again hire HTV for anything in the long run. A shame, they ruined season 2 completely (look at “The Child” screenshots… the SFX looks as bad as STAR TREK V.

    • Matt_Cardiff_UK

      To be fair – ‘The Child’ is boring anyway – no amount of work could make it any better an episode.

      • hypnotoad72

        Wouldn’t the point of restoration be to restore every episode regardless of what the restoration workers personally felt the episode as being?

        One result of such emotional “investment” would be uneven episode quality… I wonder if that half-explains season 2’s problems.

        Heck, “Justice” was a rubbish episode but I wouldn’t give it a second-rate restoration treatment… neither did the restoration team.

        • Matt_Cardiff_UK

          I don’t know – personal feelings about episodes wouldn’t have come into play during the restoration I would’ve thought. Lack of personal commitment perhaps? HTV got the contract and did a quickie job that’s for sure – but I also appreciate that they probably didn’t have the equipment or person power to accomplish the huge work done on S1. Heck – S1 still looks better than S3 I think…it must be that 6ft model that makes it look so good in HD.

    • $38633853

      I think the best shot’s from “The Child” are the opening shot and this shot:
      http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/2×01/thechild_hd_040.jpg

  • Corran

    Yes! This is more like it! I agree sone shots on the bridge looked a little bright, but the VFX look amazing. I have a feeling when it’s all said and done, season 2 is going to stick out like a sore thumb

  • Devlin

    Awesome!

  • Quinn

    What episode is this from? I have looked through every screencap gallery for season 3 and can’t find the original.

    http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/images_s3trailer/s3trailer_hd_015.jpg

    • trekcore

      Deja Q

      • Quinn

        Thanks, I was going crazy trying to find it!

    • Bryce

      I thought it was from The Survivors when the alien ship forces them into the atmosphere.

  • Ryan Spooner

    Argh, they’ve not fixed the phasers coming from the wrong places… http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/images_s3trailer/s3trailer_hd_105.jpg 🙁 That’s always bugged me. The phaser emitter below the nacelle is further down, and there simply isn’t one in the torpedo tube 🙂

    • New Horizon

      That isn’t coming from the torpedo tube, it’s from the other nacelle strut.

    • Sky

      Yes, I also wished they would had fixed that! And I do hope they will do it on “Darmok”!! It’s still time to fix it both!!!

      • archer923

        Mike Okuda has talked about that really bad goof. He said they’ll fix that one.

        • Chris Jay

          Yea, but where’s the phaser gonna come from in that shot?

          http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s5/5×02/darmok273.jpg

          The phaser strip on the ventral side?

          • archer923

            Why not? The ventral phaser has a big area. I’d like it personally. We almost never got to see that one fired.

        • Really? Source?

          It’d be nice to have that tweaked but they’d have to make some serious changes to that shot, either use another Enterprise element with new phaser fire or to use a CGI Enterprise.

          I wouldn’t mind seeing the phaser on the bottom side of the stardrive but then the ship would have to pitch up!

          • archer923

            His twitter was the source. No pitching is needed. The ventral phaser has a large arc. Watch BOBW. The engine strut phasers can fire forward.

    • Honestly, I think the 4-foot model bugs me more than anything. Annoyances aside, this looks amazing!

  • Corran
    • Sky

      Of course they are cause it’s banned on film. It’s not cgi.

    • archer923

      All the asteroids where filmed. So they just put them back together.

      • Corran

        I knew they were filmed but I wasn’t sure if they were shot with each asteroid it’s set place in camera or if they filmed a bunch of rocks up close and composited them wherever in post.

        • hypnotoad72

          Both, I’d say. I suspect the background field is one element, with the main asteroid and Enterprise disparate elements.

          The Enterprise has the hull element, window lighting element, nacelle element, nav lights element, backing mask — a lot of elements to be recomposed. A not dissimilar process for a hundred asteroids would drive anyone nuts…

          • Corran

            it would appear that in the shot of Picard piloting the shuttle, they’ve added in the big asteroid. Been a while since Ive seen the episode, just going by the dvd screencaps,

          • archer923

            That shot is from booby trap. He’s piloting the Ent.

    • Matt_Cardiff_UK

      I dunno – but the new version sure looks amazing.

  • Sky

    Unfortunately the Enterprise (still) fires phasers from below the warp engines!!

    • archer923

      The Nacelles have phaser strips below them. So they can fire. Four low rear phasers, two back neck phasers, two side phasers on the struts, one belly phaser, one top drive section phaser, and the two mainly used saucer arc phasers.

      • Sk

        There is a phaser bank below the warp drive but I can’t see a phaser bank where the phasers come from in that one shot?!?

        • archer923

          It’s just a goof. They’ll fix it. The trailers have temp effects.

          • New Horizon

            You have inside knowledge of that? The phasers are consistent with the original shot, so why would they fix it? We were told the Season 2 trailer had temp effects too and look where that ended.

          • archer923

            The trailers always had temp effects. HTV just failed with quality. And yes, some of the goofs in the s2 trailers where fixed. Like the wrong direction starfield in trailer 1. And the misframed ent, in the time squared tunnel.

            As for the phaser goof. It be dumb to leave it like the original shot. When they’ve done some fix ups before.

    • Chris Jay

      There are phaser banks below the nacelles, but in that BOBW shot, the beams are not down far enough:

      You can see the phaser strips here on the 6 foot model:
      http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1×01/farpoint_hd_019.jpg

      Here on the 4 foot model:
      http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s7/7×24/preemptivestrike046.jpg

      • Matt_Cardiff_UK

        I never noticed how much more curved the struts are on the 4ft model than the 6ft one. The strip has moved quite a bit.

        • Yea, I really think they should’ve made the 4 foot model look more like the 6 foot model, but according to Andy Probert, the 6 footer just didn’t have the detail Rob Legato wanted… Andrew doesn’t care for the 4 foot model that much, nor does he care too much about the Ten Forward design, he says it made the Enterprise D look larger than the true size of the Enterprise by making it appear like there are 2 decks at the saucer rim…

          • New Horizon

            Yeah, the 4 footer really ruined the look of the ship. I don’t know what they were thinking.

          • archer923

            My guess. They had 2 months to build the 4 foot model. Between seasons. And they just cut corners. Instead of scaling down and matching the 6 foot one.

          • New Horizon

            From what I recall, the 4 footer was intentionally built that way. The saucer was altered to better represent the 10 forward set, but that meant bulking up the lower part of the ship to maintain balance. Screw that, they should have kept the graceful lines of the 6 footer.

          • archer923

            That doesn’t excuse the squished drive section. The saucer was always fine for me.

          • New Horizon

            The saucer is thicker, that’s why they made the drive section thicker as well. They balanced it. Looks less graceful, but that’s what they did.

          • archer923

            But the windows from the outside made it look like that. If he wanted it to be a big observation area. The windows shouldn’t of been split.

          • $38633853

            This how Andrew envisioned Ten Forward:

            http://ottens.co.uk/forgottentrek/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Andrew-Probert-Ten-Forward-alternative.jpg

            They had to make the 4 foot model match the Ten Forward set, which made the windows at the rim 2 decks high… when Andrew set them to be 1 deck high, as you see in the drawing…

            To where these 4 front large windows would be 1 deck high… like in the drawing…

            http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1×01/farpoint_hd_053.jpg

          • archer923

            Yes, Probert wanted the ship front to be one deck high. But it never looked it. The model makers failed on both 6 and 4 foot models. I always thought the front windows where two decks. All the sets killed it. Because we can tell how big someone is to the windows.

  • ThunderBlade

    Who needs a story-less new film with a fake Star Trek label on it, when there is this: CBS-D is giving us plenty of new Star Trek TNG movies!

    • Sky

      A NEW TNG MOVIE?!?!? What do you mean??? This would be the GREATEST THING!!!!!!!!

      • Thunderblade

        The remastered TNG episodes with the new FX and great HD quality are like many short TNG movies 😉

        • Sky

          THAT IS REALY TRUE (EXEPT SEASON 2 VFX)

  • Sky

    Some pictures are looking like if they haven’t done color, contrast … correction jet!?

    • archer923

      Don’t worry. The trailers use temp footage. And the colors weren’t balanced for it.

      • Matt_Cardiff_UK

        I still can’t quite believe that temp footage would be used….what’s the point? If that were the case with S2, the end result would’ve been better than the trailer – but it wasn’t 🙁

        • archer923

          The trailer has to be edited for the s2 release. And all those shots they pick aren’t going to be completed. They ask for what is nearly done. Color correcting is done when the episodes footage is finalized. Not during each shot. That’s why temp work is used. HTV just sucked. Don’t compare them to CBS-D.

          • Matt_Cardiff_UK

            I don’t think I was comparing them – it’d be nice to see some evidence confirming the use of ‘temp footage’ as you put it. Just to satisfy my curiosity.

          • $38633853

            Ever seen the First Contact trailer? Many effects are missing or incomplete… shots color temperatures are off, etc. comparing to the finalized movie…

          • TNG’s movie teaser trailers were crap. They repeatedly stole footage from other movies and even the TV shows I believe.

          • $38633853

            The teasers, yes, but not the theatrical trailers…

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY-HJdgYfew

  • Depp91

    Does anyone know which it is that is starts at about 0:35 in the trailer?

  • Depp91

    Does anyone know which music it is that is starts at about 0:35 in the trailer?
    Sorry for the double post but I forgot the word “music” the first time 😛

    • archer923

      You can edit posts.

  • Chris Jay

    http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/2×01/thechild_hd_005.jpg

    This shot also appears in the Season 3 episode “The Offspring.” Of course, the linked picture is HTV’s take on the shot in the Season 2 episode “The Child,” but we’ll get to see CBS Digital’s (who did Season 1) take in Season 3, along with many other stock shots that made their first appearance in Season 2… 🙂

    • Since I can’t access the Facebook I was using for my comments, I had to log into Disqus using my other Facebook, so I can’t edit any of my previous comments… which is a bummer.

      • $38633853

        I decided to just create a Disqus account instead of worrying about linking to my Facebook, at least if my FB is inaccessible I can still log in under the same username.

  • Sky

    Does anyone knows why the Enterprise looks a little “jerked” to the top and down in some scenes of Season 2??

    • New Horizon

      Do you mean stretched? It’s because HTV didn’t properly correct the shrinkage of the film…amongst other things they failed to do.

      • Sky

        HOW CAN THIS BE???? CBS really MUST re-remaster Season 2 man!!!!!

        • hypnotoad72

          I’d pay money to see CBS re-release it properly, though TBH it shouldn’t have been let out the door in such a bad state to begin with.

    • James

      Watched The Child on Syfy last night. Some scenes showed heavy grain that was a little distracting. The planet was essentially unchanged from the original broadcast and looked quite blurry. I also dont think the model composites were done as well in season 1.

      Having said that, the uniform colours really popped in HD! to be honest, the live action stuff was pretty darn good. I enjoyed the episode a lot more than I remembered it and the episode reminded me why I like Star Trek:

      http://ryesofthegeek.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/why-do-i-like-star-trek/

      Roll on season 3.

    • Jan Unland

      … Really somebody needs to tell me how this could happen!?!? It goes through the whole season an it’s obvious mistakes!! The live action sometimes is looking that way too a little bit or is it my mistake?

  • Nowbar

    CBS, I’d like to know from you – will the stretched Enterprise (and more) be fixed??? If not, I’ll be VERY disappointed!!

    • Nowbar

      …I’ve been talking of Season 2 …!!

    • New Horizon

      I wish CBS-D would go back and give Season 2 a good quality / consistency pass as well…or perhaps let this new company they’re outsourcing Season 4 to do it, if they prove to be of CBS-D caliber. I really don’t care, so long as the quality is brought up to Season 1 standards. From what I’ve been seeing around the net, new errors continue to pop up. It’s very poor work.

  • Beta Zed

    Season 3 is hands-down my favourite season, for a number of reasons but mainly it has a lot of sentimental value, so I can’t wait for its release. Looks like a great job has been done.

    To all those panning the Season 2 set – I’m really pleased with it, it’s worth it alone for the hours and hours worth of extra material. No fan should be without all the commentaries, new bloopers, new documentaries, extended ‘Measure’ (this is NEW TNG people!!). There’s a lovely skit caught on film they’ve included with Gene Roddenberry, Patrick Stewart and Michael Dorn singing a song. CBS are giving TNG the love it deserves and producing a definitive release.

    In terms of the effects, it’s just a different approach. The season 1 composites had a certain polish that is missing here – however, season 2 is still a faithful job and the thrill of seeing the ‘D’ strutting her stuff in HD hasn’t gone away. For my taste, the job is perhaps a little too faithful and lacking that ‘little something extra’, but I’m still over the moon that such a great job has been done. ‘Q Who’ and ‘Peak Performance’ both look great.

    For those people saying they won’t buy S2 because a shoddy job has been done, you are missing out, and it’s your loss, frankly.

    • $38633853

      Season 2 is for the most part great in terms of visual effects, but some shots are less than stellar… for example, in Peak Performance, one shot, the Enterprise’s warp engine glow pass is missing…

    • Thank again very much for the interesting feedback Beta. I’ll keep that in my mind.

  • archer923

    I hope the team corrects the reuse of Pen Pals planet in season 3. In High Ground, you could see the volcano veins from the space shots.

    • $38633853

      They’ll likely alter it… remember the planet’s from Season 1’s episodes “The Arsenal of Freedom” and “Angel One” look almost identical, but there are subtle differences…

      • archer923

        Well yeah. But still. I hope they just don’t reuse a S2 planet…

        • $38633853

          I imagine Max Gabl will make them look spectacular. 🙂

  • JKO

    What disc is the season 3 trailer on?

    • archer923

      It’s on disc 1.

  • JohnS

    I’m going to be one of the few and state here that the Season 2 set is absolutely perfect and I think HTV did a GREAT job. I’m curious of all the people panning it – how many ACTUALY watched Season 2 when it first aired… I’m sure the internet being the internet a bunch of you will say yes… But, honestly – if you had truly watched it – you would know that the look of Season 2 was QUITE different from Season 1 – between differing film stocks – different lighting choices – and the whole season had a more cinematic vibe… I think this set captured that beautifully. Everyone seems concerned that they remain faithful… and yet that to me is what HTV did… FX included. But, then again, I alaways founf Season 1 and 2 to be the most interesting of the series because those were the only seasons where the Enterprise truly explored the unknown and boldy went where no one had gone before… instead of everything afterwards where it all seemed to take place in the backyard and everywhere they went they had already gone before and met people they already knew…

    • archer923

      HTV did do a good job. I had no issues with the work they did with all the set interiors. Their poor actions are the effects. HTV was again faithful to the material. However, their laziness showed through. Either cause they couldn’t really do it. Or had no time to do it.

      Effect shots where poorly composited. The ENT D has a very important color scheme. Which they failed to keep consistent. The hull was too blue, busard collectors and impulse engines where purple. Engine/deflector glows where over blown. They did no color correction. They straight up composited the raw colors from model footage. You can clearly see this in the S2 bonus features. HTV did match the color timing from the SD tape masters. Except, those masters have been worn out and degraded for 25 years. Those aren’t the original intended colors.

      This badly shows with the excelsior model. The model itself, under regular lighting, is yellow. But the ship is suppose to be a medium light grey. It’s even grey in the SD version. The 2 ft model also had a lot of issues. It’s grey was too different to the 6ft model. Which wasn’t the case when it was used in season 1. Then you had the technical goofs from being rushed. Like ENT D stock forward planet orbit shots being squished most of the time. They incorrectly set the aspect ratio of the model elements. The light layers being misaligned. Even the model being cut off in frame. Mainly in “Schizoid Man”. These errors didn’t happen in the SD versions.

      Then you have the horrendous CGI planets. CBS-D proved they could perfectly stay true to the original SD planets. But give them the extra detail that’s required for HD. HTV showed poor upscale work. Then you have the ridiculousness of them recompostiting shots that where DONE in season 1. And making them WORSE. The models beauty pass was too visible. And their was no interaction with the shadow of the planet. The ship was just brightly lit on top of everything.

      All these issues didn’t happen in any season 1 episode. S1 had the occasional goof that showed up on set. But was cause of original filming. And no, I repeat, no effect shot had badly colored footage of the ENT D. That includes the 2ft and 4ft models (sample disc). Season 2 is unfortunately stuck as just being a meh product. Only the bonus features are mainly worth the cost of the set. Hopefully, when the show is remastered again, for 4k resolution (2160p). Season 2 will be corrected.

  • $38633853

    Anyway, it’s been asked by TrekCore that Season 2 comments be restricted to Season 2 articles… this article is about Season 3.

  • The fine detail of those pictures looks fantastic. I’m still watching my season 2 and can’t wait to buy season 3 On Amazon and watch it on my Samsung Blu Ray Player.

  • It looks like someone post a comment restricting to Season 2 only. I saying that I’m still watching Season 2 on my Samsung Blu Ray Player. Thanks for the suggestion I will keep that in mind.

  • Just only one question When will Season 3 come out? I heard some discussion that it will be out in April? Does anyone can clarify this information?

    • archer923

      There’s no confirmed set date.

      • Thank again for your feedback but I still waiting for other members from the Trek Core online discussion chat to give me more info. Your feedback is certainly welcomed.

    • trekcore

      Hi StarTrek Fan, at the moment our sources just say April, I can’t give you any further details at the moment!

  • Tony Todd’s Tears

    LOL! Image 28 NOT Patrick Stewart. #Stunt Double

  • Thank again for your feedback but I’m still waiting for other members from the Trek Core online discussion chat to give me more info. Your generous feedback is certainly welcomed.

    • trekcore

      As I have stated, only April is known now. CBS haven’t fixed a final date, however we will announce it when they do.