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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.

 

Devil’s Due – Cut 6

To get access to this video, please use the Contact Me link at the bottom of this page.

 

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.

Evolution – Director’s Cut

These 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 first Star Trek TNG episode from Season 3. It is called Evolution and was first aired in 1989. What makes this video special is that it is a non-public, preliminary cuts (director’s 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… it is also much longer than the broadcasted version of the episode, with extended scenes and different ones. Almost 52 minutes of material, and that’s without the theme song intro!

The tape is labeled “ST TNG #150 – Director’s Cut – 8/14/89″ and was almost 25 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. If you’re a real trekkie, I’m just sure you’ll just want to see this special versions of a TNG episode you’ve never seen before.

 

Evolution – Director’s Cut

To get access to this video, please use the Contact Me link at the bottom of this page.

 

For a more in-depth detailed analysis, visit Trek Core.
Enjoy!

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The Bonding – Cut 4

These 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 a Star Trek TNG episode, from Season 3. It is called The Bonding and was first aired in 1989. What makes these videos special is that they are non-public, preliminary cuts of the episode. They lack music and special effects, the voice-over is not done properly, you can sometimes hear the crew in the background, etc… they are also about longer than the broadcasted version of the episode, with extended scenes and different ones.

The tape is labeled “S.t. #153 - Cut #4″ and was almost 25 years old when it was digitized. It’s several minutes longer than the final version we all know. 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. If you’re a real trekkie, I’m just sure you’ll just want to see this special versions of a TNG episode you’ve never seen before.

 

The Bonding – Cut 4

To get access to this video, please use the Contact Me link at the bottom of this page.

 

For a more in-depth detailed analysis, visit Trek Core.
Enjoy!

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The Child – 1st Cut, two tapes

After almost a week of intense rendering, here are two new tapes from my Star Trek collection. They contain two versions of the episode The Child from season 2.

Click here to see the full videos. For more information about the additional scenes, visit Trek Core.

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