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Star Trek: The Next Generation

1.01 Encounter At Farpoint

Comparison:

  • Pilot DVD
  • Pilot Blu-Ray
Release: Jan 04, 2015 - Author: KoRn - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the first broadcast, Paramount owner CBS started to restore the episodes for an HD release on Blu-ray but also for future broadcasts and the online distribution. A simple conversion of the final cuts was impossible because they only were available on video in SD. Consequently, the original negatives were scanned in HD. In order to do so, more than 25,000 reels had to be dug up from the Paramount archieves and cleaned. Also because the original visual effects had been made for an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, the aspect ratio of the new HD versions remains unchanged. Some visual effects such as phaser shots and beaming processes have been re-created instead of converted. Furthermore, perspective goofs in space and misguided shadows have been corrected and so have some paintings.

As usual, the pilot is a one-oart-episode with the length of two episodes in its Original Version. On the DVDs, the pilot is a two-part-episode. The following comparison is about the differences of the pilot on DVD and Blu-ray.


Compared are the Pilot on the DVDs by Paramount and the Pilot on the Blu-Rays by CBS / Paramount.

In order to keep it simple, repeated effects do not have screenshots.

 


 

 

On behalf of the Federation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is supposed to pay a visit to the mysterious and weird space station Farpoint. But on the way, Picard and the others have an encounter with almighty Q. He believes they have travelled in space too far and he does not intend to let anyone interfere any longer. He charges the crew with crimes against humanity. Picard can convince Q to let them continue their trip to the Farpoint station in order to prove the honorableness of the human race.

04:18
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

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04:28
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced..

04:38
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced..

04:46
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced..

04:48
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced..

04:55
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced..

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05:07
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

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05:20
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

05:22
Q's appearance has been digitally enhanced.
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05:55
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

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06:08
Different shots when Q freezes the crew member.
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07:06
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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07:55
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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09:16
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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10:47
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

11:00
The wire frame has been digitally enhanced.

11:24
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.
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12:22
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.
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12:30
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.

12:40
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.

12:52
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.

17:37
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.

18:05
The sphere has been digitally enhanced.
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29:17
The starlit sky has been digitally enhanced.
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29:24
The starlit sky has been digitally enhanced.

29:33
The starlit sky has been digitally enhanced.

29:36
The planet has bee altered. Then cut to Farpoint Station.
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31:48
Farpoint Station has been enhanced.

34:17
The beaming effect has been slightly enhanced.
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34:23
The Enterprise in front of the planet.
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34:37
The beaming effect has been slightly enhanced.
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37:27
The Enterprise in front of the planet.
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37:27
The Enterprise in front of the planet.
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45:02
The Enterprise and the other spaceship in front of the planet.
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45:27
Q in front of the planet.
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45:35
Q in front of the planet.

45:45
Q and Picard in front of the planet.
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45:27
Picard in front of the planet. Then cut to the Enterprise in front of the planet.
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48:25
The Enterprise in front of the planet.

51:04
Die Enterprise vor dem Planet.
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56:05
The Enterprise in front of the planet.

57:05
Farpoint Station has been enhanced.

57:32
Farpoint Station from another angle.
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59:00
The beaming effect has been slightly enhanced.
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59:54
The Enterprise in front of the planet.

01.04:24
The sensor beam of the other spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.04:33
The sensor beam of the other spaceship has been enhanced.

01.04:41
Farpoint Station from above.
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01.05:47
The explosion is slightly different.
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01.06:40
The beaming effect has been slightly enhanced.
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01.07:03
The laser effect has been slightly altered.
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01.07:17
The laser effect has been slightly altered.
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01.07:31
The fire inside the houses is different.
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01.07:52
The fire inside the houses is different.

01.08:17
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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01.09:41
The laser effect has been slightly altered.

01.10:51
The effect has been enhanced.
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01.12:41
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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01.15:03
The beaming effect has been enhanced. Then cut to the Enterprise and the other spaceship in front of the planet.
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01.17:14
The force field has been enhanced.
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01.17:37
The force field has been enhanced.

01.17:48
The force field has been enhanced.

01.17:51
The laser effect has been digitally enhanced.
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01.18:50
The effect has been enhanced.
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01.20:19
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.20:26
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.20:34
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.20:44
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.20:51
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.20:57
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.

01.21:28
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.
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01.21:38
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.

01.21:53
The beam has been enhanced. Then cut to Farpoint Station.
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01.22:17
The alien spaceship has been enhanced.

01.22:31
The alien spaceship floats upwards. Then cut to the bridge.
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01.22:58
The alien spaceship floats upwards.
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01.23:27
The alien spaceships touch and float by the Enterprise.
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01.24:13
The alien spaceships.

01.24:27
The alien spaceships again.
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01.24:37
And again.

01.25:11
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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01.25:13
Q's flash of light has been digitally enhanced.
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01.25:11
The Enterprise in front of the planet.
Original Version
Remasterte Fassung