Star Trek Pilots Episode 1: The Next Generation

Star Trek Pilots Episode 1: The Next Generation

 
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Star Trek Pilots Episode 1: The Next Generation
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
To Boldly Start
Original Movie Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1987
Original Running Time:
91
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
83
Time Cut:
8
Brief Synopsis:
The STAR TREK PILOTS project is a 3-DVD collection of the first episodes of THE NEXT GENERATION, DEEP SPACE NINE and VOYAGER – all in trimmed WIDESCREEN versions. This one is for fans, who always wanted to watch these shows without the worst annoyances on the big modern screens.
Intention:
I did this little fanedit most of all just for myself, because I am a Star Trek fan (especially TNG) and it annoyed me to have those huge black sidebars from the original 1.33 format, which made this show look so out of date and old fashioned. And while I was on that, I thought to go a big step further and remove that annoying Wesley Crusher and the stupid past relationship scene of Troi/Riker that always makes me groan in pain, when I have to see it.
This is not a huge or drastic fanedit, but a labor love and I thought a few of you might be interested in watching. The result is not (probably cannot be) perfect (see additional comments below, where I mention the issues), but I think it’s an entertaining fun watch from the good old late 80s, when one of the best shows ever started.

Personally I consider the pilot episode of TNG as a rather weak and strange one. The introduction of the super being Q, the ridiculous look of Farpoint station and the jellyfish aliens, the terrible mask of Worf… etc. Still it does have a nostalgic value to me and was fun to spend time with again.
Additional Notes:
This release is not (and maybe cannot be) perfect. Here are the known issues: To turn 1.33:1 to 1.78:1 meant to sacrifice more than 20% of the visible image from top and bottom. This results in: big faces, some blurry images, additonal needed cuts, if reframing would chop off heads. Because of the overall rather bad image quality of the DVD source there is also in some scenes: blurriness, a bit of stuttering, slightly visible noise pixelation, slight flickering. The original comes with a lot of video imperfections and I was not able to correct them all. The deinterlacing filters did cause some stutter and flicker in a few scenes.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
- English subtitles
- Teaser/Trailer
- Deleted Scenes
- Making Of
- Info on all 35 CBB fanedits
Cuts and Additions:
– removed Beverley and Wesley with Will on Farpoint Station
– removed Wesley on the holodeck
– removed Will and Deanna meeting
– removed Wesley and Beverley inspecting the bridge
– removed Jean Luc and Beverley talking about Wesley
Cover art by AvP (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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