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Angel One – Rough Cut

These previously unpublished videos are part of my private collection and I’m happy to share them here. They were bought in an auction dedicated to Star Trek.

This is the fourteenth Star Trek TNG episode from Season 1. It is called Angel One and was first aired in 1988. What makes this video special is that it is a non-public, preliminary cut of the episode. It lacks music and special effects, the voice-over is not done properly, you can sometimes hear the crew in the background, etc…

I remastered the audio & video to improve the overall quality without damaging/modifying the original content. Of course, the source material still comes from an old VHS, which has half the resolution of a DVD at its best, so don’t expect anything close to the new hi-res BD releases. In fact, expect just the opposite. So, if you’re a trekkie and want to see special versions of a TNG episode you’ve never seen before, be my guest and click play.

 

Angel One – Rough Cut

Note: this was posted on YouTube for bandwidth reason. Select 480p for best results. Direct file access upon request.

 

Enjoy!

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Star Trek Tapes – Update

All 7 tapes of preliminary cuts of Star Trek TNG episodes are back online, including Cut 4 of Sins of the Father that I apparently forgot to publish after I sent it to Trek Core some time ago. If YouTube doesn’t allow the video to be played in your country, just contact me and I’ll send you a direct download link. To watch the videos now, visit The Recovered Tapes pages.

Sins of the Father – Cut 4

Sins of the FatherThese tapes are part of my private collection and I’m happy to share them here. They were won in an auction dedicated to Star Trek.

This is the seventeenth Star Trek TNG episode from Season 3. It is called Sins of the Father and was first aired in 1990. What makes this video special is that it is a non-public, preliminary cuts (cut 4) of the episode. It lacks music and special effects, the voice-over is not done properly, you can sometimes hear the crew in the background, etc…

The tape is labeled “#165 – Cut 6 – 2.5.90″ and was more than 20 years old when it was digitized. I got the best VCR I could find on eBay and recorded the video as the highest bitrate possible. I then remastered the audio & video to improve the overall quality without damaging/modifying the original content. Of course, the source material is still an old VHS, which has half the resolution of a DVD at its best, so don’t expect anything close to the new hi-res BD releases. In fact, expect just the opposite. So, if you’re a trekkie and want to see special versions of a TNG episode you’ve never seen before, be my guest and click play.

 

Sins of the Father – Cut 4

Note: this was posted on YouTube for bandwidth reason. Select 720p for best results. Direct file access upon request.

 

Enjoy!

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Devil’s Due – Cut 6

Devil's Due TapeThese tapes are part of my private collection and I’m happy to share them here. They were won in an auction dedicated to Star Trek.

This is the thirteenth Star Trek TNG episode from Season 4. It is called Devil’s Due and was first aired in 1991. What makes this video special is that it is a non-public, preliminary cuts (cut 6) of the episode. It lacks music and special effects, the voice-over is not done properly, you can sometimes hear the crew in the background, etc…

The tape is labeled “ST #187 – Devil’s Due – Cut 6″ and was more than 20 years old when it was digitized. I got the best VCR I could find on eBay and recorded the video as the highest bitrate possible. I then remastered the audio & video to improve the overall quality without damaging/modifying the original content. Of course, the source material is still an old VHS, which has half the resolution of a DVD at its best, so don’t expect anything close to the new hi-res BD releases. In fact, expect just the opposite. So, if you’re a trekkie and want to see special versions of a TNG episode you’ve never seen before, be my guest and click play.

 

Devil’s Due – Cut 6

Note: this was posted on YouTube for bandwidth reason. Select 720p for best results. Direct file access upon request.

 

Enjoy!

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Evolution – Director’s Cut

Almost a month since the last release, here is yet another Star Trek TNG tape. It is a Director’s Cut of Evolution, the first episode of season 3. It’s 52 minutes long and contains lots of extra material compared to the public version of the episode (good and bad scenes alike). It’s really a must see for any trekkie out there and for others who would like to learn more about how TV episodes are processed and assembled.

Click here to see the full video. For more information about the additional scenes, visit the first review that my friends at Trek Core have released. A second one will soon be posted to review the other scenes that were not covered in the first article.

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