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trparky
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Stargate Atlantis: Blu Ray Edition

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WJT5H4

All five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, restored for HDTV on Blu Ray.

I'm watching season five right now and it looks quite good. The picture quality is decently upgraded.
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TigerLord
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I would sell a testicle for a SG-1 bluray set.

Sadly it will never happen because the first few seasons were filmed on 16mm, then a few seasons were filmed on 35mm and finally HD cameras were used starting in season 8.

I was told by AV pros that while it would be no problem to put seasons 8-10 on bluray, 35mm is expensive to convert and 16mm is... impossible, apparently? Or so expensive it's not worth mentioning.

Anyway, it means were unlikely to ever see seasons 1-7 on bluray for SG-1.

SGA wasn't bad either, but I was so pissed they killed off Dr Weir, I never really forgave the writers. The actress was so pissed, too.



Rook008
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I join you in being pissed that they killed off Weir.



trparky
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They're doing it to Star Trek TNG. Why not SG1?



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said by Rook008:

I join you in being pissed that they killed off Weir.

Did you know they did it for Amanda Tapping? I'm a big fan of hers, but please... the woman had 10 seasons on SG-1, killing Weir just so Tapping can keep working in Vancouver, only to dump SGA a year later to go work on the abysmal Sanctuary, was a slap to my nerdy fan face.

Dr. Weir was an amazing character whom I totally believed could do what she did, and she had received proper introduction into the series (even though another actress played the character in the season 7 finale, I liked both).

And then we got that doctor from Star Trek guy, who didn't hold a candle to Dr. Weir in terms of being interesting.

Rant over.


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said by trparky:

They're doing it to Star Trek TNG. Why not SG1?

TNG was filmed on 35mm, not 16mm.

Paramount is also in much better shape financially than MGM.

Finally, Star Trek has a bigger following than SG-1, which makes the investment in converting the series more business sense.


elwoodblues
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said by trparky:

They're doing it to Star Trek TNG. Why not SG1?

ST has a vastly larger audience then SG1 , and is owned by MGM, which doesn't have the deep pocket Paramount does.


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35mm is still higher quality the HD and even 4K hd.



TigerLord
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said by elwoodblues:

35mm is still higher quality the HD and even 4K hd.

It's the post processing that is expensive (aka "cleaning the noise") I think.


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I said it before, and I'll say it again, They never should have cancelled SGA for SGU!

SGU was like a wannabe Battlestar Galactica, that just fell seriously short.
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Rook008
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Yeah, that was bone-headed on many levels. Weir just fit in with the show and the other characters and Torri Higginson played the role very well.
The hologram doctor from Voyager? If they brought him him to be an accountant or something it might have worked.
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Kearnstd
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said by TigerLord:

said by trparky:

They're doing it to Star Trek TNG. Why not SG1?

TNG was filmed on 35mm, not 16mm.

Paramount is also in much better shape financially than MGM.

Finally, Star Trek has a bigger following than SG-1, which makes the investment in converting the series more business sense.

Stargate has always kinda been the red headed stepchild of the TV scifi world. On the other hand it is also generally well accepted by ST and SW fans and not impacted by that scifi factional divide.(Personally I would take a ZPM powered Daedalus with beam weapons and a few Horizon platforms over the Enterprise anyway.)
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Alpha Phoenix
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But would you take it over Galactica?



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Ancient Aurora Class ship with shitload of drones > *



Rook008
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The Galactica was a great ship, but it was the skill and determination of the crew that made it so hard to beat.

The crew of the (Next Generation) Enterprise was just great at making shit up to get out of sticky situations. Techo-babble to the rescue. I guess it makes sense since their mission was one of exploration.

Ships in the Stargate universe, like those in the BSG universe, were actual warships, and they just kicked ass.

Give me an Aurora class ship crewed by Adama and his people, plus throw in Data for some last-minute techno-babble in case we need to kill some Borg.
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Disregarding the drones. The mere fact an aurora has shields means it could likely take on the entire Cylon fleet. I am guessing ancient shield tech would laugh off the puny Cylon nukes.

But here is one better! Crew of Galactica with Atlantis, a few thousand ZPMs and an absolute shit ton of drones.....
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ekster
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Pfah. A Vorlan Planet Killer is all anyone would need.
(I just finished rewatching B5 not that long ago. )



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I'd rather be Q (no, not that one, the other one--aka Q2).