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CBS Addresses Issue with the Upcoming Release of TNG – The Next Level on Blu-Ray

In September, CBS officially announced Star Trek: The Next Generation would be remastered and re-released in high-definition on Blu-Ray. The first of the remastered offerings, a four-episode sampler disc entitled Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level, is scheduled to be released on January 31, 2012.

Complete seasons of TNG in HD will be released later in the year.

As we announced previously, the episodes on that sampler disc will include the two-part episode “Encounter at Farpoint” along with “Sins of the Father”, and “The Inner Light”.

However, there seems to be a small problem. On Monday, CBS sent a notice to retailers addressing a 13-second issue with “Sins of the Father”.

“Sins of the Father” – 13 seconds of the original film elements for this episode have not been located and thus have been upconverted from Standard Definition videotape.

RELATED: Watch The Official Trailer for TNG on Blu-ray [Video]

Will 13 seconds have any bearing on whether you purchase Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: TV Shows on DVD]

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  1. David V

    November 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    13 seconds? Doesn’t matter to me.

  2. Old Trekker

    November 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I doubt most people will even notice. Kudos to CBS for telling even people about it.

    • Floridarfur

      February 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Trust me, when you see it pop up while watching the Blu Ray disc you WILL notice the difference….it’s like, “Whoa! That ain’t the same.”  Really!

  3. Old Trekker

    November 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Most people probably wouldn’t have even noticed. Kudos to CBS for even mentioning it.

    • Floridafur

      February 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Oh, yes you will. You will notice immediately!

  4. Grainger

    November 9, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I wonder if they wished they had picked a different episode for the sampler after realizing that issue. You usually want your first release to be the best and set the tone for what’s to come. Like most have said though, it’s not a huge deal.

  5. the borg tribble

    November 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    13 seconds missing?  Cancel my subscription!  Cancel my order!  Begin an immediate investigation into this controversy!

  6. Allen Williams

    November 10, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I’ll probably buy both the sampler and the box set either way, but there is a reason why I only bought one season. The SD masters are crap. I hope they consider using an alternate take or finding some way to NOT use SD footage in the final box set release.

    If there are no alternate takes or no other options available, I hope they actually take some time to polish it and make it presentable. Seeing as how there are only 390 frames or so in 13 seconds, it shouldn’t be too bad to take extra time to enhance it. The DVDs look like crap.

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