Star Trek: TNG getting HD conversion even though it's impossible

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Johncv, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    thanks for posting, i just caught it yesterday, and scheduled a season 3 recording just to see if it they went any deeper. :up:
  2. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    North Dakota
    Caught the last half 15 or 20 minutes of "The Measure of a Man" on BBCA last night. After the decision is announced and Data tells Maddox that he refuses to undergo the procedure, it went to end credits. The rest of that scene and the last scene with Data and Riker were skipped. I know they cut more and more over the years for commercial time but this was really noticeable.
  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Yeah, I can't watch any Trek anymore on a commercial station. If I can't watch it on DVD, Netflix or Amazon, I don't bother watching. It's ludicrous how much they slice and dice it for commercials.
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, the BBC America broadcasts are edited, and *really* badly. They lop off pretty substantial portions of scenes - or even entire scenes, like the in "Measure of a Man."

    I think it'd be possible to edit the episode to fit the additional commercials without it being that obvious, but it would require a *lot* of work per episode to do lots of tiny cuts throughout the episode. I get that they wouldn't want to spend that kind of time and money on each episode.
  5. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    For many British shows, BBC America will actually remux parts of the episode,to play them at slightly faster speeds than normal (about 5 to 10%) in order to get extra time for commercials. I'm not sure what's worse, having them chop out entire scenes or see Benny Hill versions of shows.
  6. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Netflix just switched over to the HD versions.
  7. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Nice! Thanks for the heads up!
  8. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    very cool thanks

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