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DS9 Documentary Helmed by Ira Behr

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Well, the fact that CBS is not producing this DS9 documentary, and that it has to be crowdsourced speaks volumes to that eventual (non) release of DS9 on blu ray.  

Don't get me wrong; I would LOVE to see DS9 on BR (wouldn't we ALL?), but I just don't see it happening anytime soon.  Physical media is rapidly going extinct anyway (except with collectors and old nerds like me), and the time/expense etc. involved in remastering all of those low-resolution '90s CGI FX would essentially involve redoing all the FX for most of the latter seasons (when they relied on CGI more and more).   It just doesn't seem likely, no matter how enthusiastic the funding for this documentary.   The cost of this doc is peanuts to what a full remastering of all 7 seasons of DS9 would cost.   I wish I could feel otherwise, but I just don't. 

I am not saying that it would happen at all, I admit that it is unlikely. My point was more that CBS should take notice that a Doc about their intellectual property is raising a lot of money fast. And I said the cost is likely too high to make even crowdfunding a worthwhile effort on anyone's part. 

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$20M or so for a remaster.

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I wanna a DS9 movie, or TV Movie or Direct to Blu-Ray movie, period.

Put Nana Visitor as Captain KIra in charge of the station and it will be glorious to be  a fan again.,

Gus

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$20M or so for a remaster.

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The epitaph.  

Even if a crowdsourced DS9 doc gets $2 million or so, that's 10 percent of the cost of remastering the series.  I love DS9 (along with TOS and TAS, it's one of the few ST series I own in its entirety), but I'm slowly resigning myself to the fact that a DS9 BR remaster won't happen.

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$20M or so for a remaster.

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The epitaph.  

Even if a crowdsourced DS9 doc gets $2 million or so, that's 10 percent of the cost of remastering the series.  I love DS9 (along with TOS and TAS, it's one of the few ST series I own in its entirety), but I'm slowly resigning myself to the fact that a DS9 BR remaster won't happen.

If I win a mega lottery jackpot, ($350M or better) I've decided to go to CBS and foot the bill myself. :)

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$20M or so for a remaster.

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The epitaph.  

Even if a crowdsourced DS9 doc gets $2 million or so, that's 10 percent of the cost of remastering the series.  I love DS9 (along with TOS and TAS, it's one of the few ST series I own in its entirety), but I'm slowly resigning myself to the fact that a DS9 BR remaster won't happen.

If I win a mega lottery jackpot, ($350M or better) I've decided to go to CBS and foot the bill myself. :)

:laugh:

I might hit you up for a CG remastering of TAS too...:P

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$20M or so for a remaster.

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The epitaph.  

Even if a crowdsourced DS9 doc gets $2 million or so, that's 10 percent of the cost of remastering the series.  I love DS9 (along with TOS and TAS, it's one of the few ST series I own in its entirety), but I'm slowly resigning myself to the fact that a DS9 BR remaster won't happen.

If I win a mega lottery jackpot, ($350M or better) I've decided to go to CBS and foot the bill myself. :)

:laugh:

I might hit you up for a CG remastering of TAS too...:P

Hah. If I win, I'll let you know. In the meantime, you can just hold your breath waiting, I'm sure it won't be long :)

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$20M or so for a remaster.

^
The epitaph.  

Even if a crowdsourced DS9 doc gets $2 million or so, that's 10 percent of the cost of remastering the series.  I love DS9 (along with TOS and TAS, it's one of the few ST series I own in its entirety), but I'm slowly resigning myself to the fact that a DS9 BR remaster won't happen.

If I win a mega lottery jackpot, ($350M or better) I've decided to go to CBS and foot the bill myself. :)

:laugh:

I might hit you up for a CG remastering of TAS too...:P

Hah. If I win, I'll let you know. In the meantime, you can just hold your breath waiting, I'm sure it won't be long :)

Turning a bit purplish now...:P

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People Really Want To See More STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE, Here's What Is Happening !

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1629870/people-really-want-to-see-more-star-trek-deep-space-nine-heres-whats-happening

I know I want.

DS9 was the last STAR TREK I enjoyed. I pratically quit STAR TREK after VOYAGER and NEMESIS and saw only part of the first season and fourth season of ENTERPRISE because I got the DVDS but thats it for me. DS9 rulez.

Gus

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The Indiegogo is currently just about $3000 away from reaching the $500,000 stretch goal in which they attempt to remaster original film elements and rerender some CGI clips in HD for the documentary...and I think with 4 days left they will reach the goal for sure. 

If anything the interest and the money that has poured in is a definite message. And I am increasingly of the belief that it is a matter of time for DS9 to get the HD overhaul it deserves. These processes will get cheaper as time goes on, and if they set it up right, they would most likely cut the cost of the project by actually doing both DS9 and VOY together (that genuinely would cut costs as a team streamlines the process. I am not saying it will happen tomorrow...but if they manage to upgrade some clips for the doc as a bit of sampler...in a few years as processes become cheaper, I just believe that they will do their best to extend the value of their valuable product. 

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The Deep Space Nine documentary WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND crowdfunding campaign continues through the end of this coming week, and as of this writing is perched at a whopping $480,000 raised – just $20k short of the major stretch goal of $500,000 – almost to the point where the What We Left Behind production team feels they will be able to obtain access to remaster original DS9 film elements in high definition.
 
Here is a new promo video from the doc, featuring Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor, Jeffrey Combs, and producer Ira Behr,
 
 

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It's done...they hit 500,000 already, with 4 days left!

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3 minutes ago, kenman said:

It's done...they hit 500,000 already, with 4 days left!

 

* tears up donation check... *   :giggle:

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If anything I am very pleased that there is a possibility of just seeing SOME of DS9 in HD.  But I genuinely do think that it may be another 5 years or so, but it will happen. Just need the price to get right...and probably for the streaming HD rights of TNG to finally make a bit of money.   

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I hope Viacom and CBS are paying attention on how DS9 is popular and loved by the fans.
 
Gus

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I find it harder to believe that someone at CBS isn't taking a note on this. There is a Star Trek-specific PR guy...theres no way CBS doesn't have people in place to note interest in the more niche elements of their money making franchise.

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I weep for the fact that those HD bits are all we'll get for the foreseeable.

They will be beautiful and my fanboy heart will hurt.

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1 hour ago, prometheus59650 said:

I weep for the fact that those HD bits are all we'll get for the foreseeable.

They will be beautiful and my fanboy heart will hurt.

Always keep hope alive my friend!

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20 minutes ago, kenman said:

Always keep hope alive my friend!

Oh, I am. I still believe that the proliferation of 4K content will basically shame CBS into doing something.

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9 hours ago, prometheus59650 said:

Oh, I am. I still believe that the proliferation of 4K content will basically shame CBS into doing something.

The processes in which doing the project are bound to get cheaper, and I do think it would end up being cheaper to actually do Voyager at the same time or back to back. And hey, if a few CG clips have already been re-rendered in CG by a documentary? They just saved a tiny amount of money on some shots!

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I'm cynical enough to believe that the new DVD releases of DS9 and Voyager are an attempt to mine the fan pocket one last time before the question (inevitably) comes up again of whether or not to do some kind of HD version of both those shows, beginning with DS9. Voyager I don't really care about. DS9, I do. A lot depends on the success of Discovery on CBSAA. If Discovery does well, great for everyone. But it's only 13 episodes long. So where do you go to lure people onto the service for the rest of the year? You look to your back catalog. I can't imagine this hasn't been brought up at a corporate level - it's just a waiting game.

Remastered episodes of DS9 (at first) available only on CBSAA would certainly keep me interetsed in maintaining the service year-round.

On the other hand, if Discovery doesn't do well, kiss the whole idea goodbye for another few years...

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13 minutes ago, Robin Bland said:

I'm cynical enough to believe that the new DVD releases of DS9 and Voyager are an attempt to mine the fan pocket one last time before the question (inevitably) comes up again of whether or not to do some kind of HD version of both those shows, beginning with DS9. Voyager I don't really care about. DS9, I do. A lot depends on the success of Discovery on CBSAA. If Discovery does well, great for everyone. But it's only 13 episodes long. So where do you go to lure people onto the service for the rest of the year? You look to your back catalog. I can't imagine this hasn't been brought up at a corporate level - it's just a waiting game.

Remastered episodes of DS9 (at first) available only on CBSAA would certainly keep me interetsed in maintaining the service year-round.

On the other hand, if Discovery doesn't do well, kiss the whole idea goodbye for another few years...

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Me, regarding that last sentence...:giggle:

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1 minute ago, Sehlat Vie said:

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Me, regarding that last sentence...:giggle:

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Repeat after me. There are five lights.

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12 minutes ago, Robin Bland said:

Repeat after me. There are five lights.

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.... and DSC will be a huge hit, and DS9 will get a blu ray release, and I can eat mountains of dark chocolate forever without gaining weight.  :P

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