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The Child – Preliminary Cuts

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 2. It is called The Child and was first aired in 1988. 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 first tape is labeled “1st Cut – 10-6-88″ and was 25 years old when it was digitized. The other tape was recorded about two weeks later and was mislabelled. The introduction states that it’s a cut from 10-24-88 and it’s closer to the final version. 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.

 

1st Cut – 10-5-88

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

 

Later Cut – 10-24-88

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

 

Enjoy!

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Star Trek – The Recovered Tapes

On these pages, you’ll find a couple of tapes that are part of my private Star Trek collection.

These are Star Trek, The Next Generation episodes. Some of them are preliminary cuts, some are simply archive tapes from the original production, recorded while the episode was being finalized. In any case, if you’re a fan of Star Trek, you may find those of interest. To my knowledge, this content is simply not available anywhere else. I have worked on those tapes as much as possible to provide the best video and audio that I could extract from some 20+ years old VHS. They still look old but let’s say it’s part of the experience.

 

Here are the videos I uploaded from tapes I acquired in 2013.

First tape: The Wounded – Peter’s Cut

Second and third tape: The Child – 1st Cut and Later Cut

Fourth tape: The Bonding – Cut 4

Fifth tape: Evolution – Director’s Cut

Sixth tape: Devil’s Due – Cut 6

Seventh tape: Sins of the Father – Cut 4

 

Here are the videos I uploaded from tapes I acquired in 2016.

Eighth tape: Angel One – Rough Cut

Ninth tape: Haven – Rough Cut

Tenth tape: The Battle – Rough Cut

Eleventh tape: Hide and Q – Rough Cut

Twelfth tape: The Big Goodbye – Rough Cut

Thirteenth tape: The Last Outpost – Rough Cut

Fourteenth tape: When the Bough Breaks – Rough Cut

Fifteenth tape: Heart of Glory – Rough Cut

Star Trek, preliminary cut of TNG episodes

Less than 3 years ago, I got a couple of video tapes in a special Star Trek auction that I was participating in. They contain preliminary cuts of several episodes of Star Trek, The Next Generation.

These tapes are interesting for die-hard fans of TNG only (such as myself) and if you’re one of them, you may enjoy seeing how these episodes are done (along with a couple minutes of extra footage not seen on TV). For that reason, I just uploaded a digitized version of the first tape which is an episode from season 4 called The Wounded. If you’re interested, go to the new Star Trek page of this site.

Posted this on Reddit.

Edit: TrekCore has now published an entire article about this first video :).

The Wounded – Peter’s Cut

This tape is part of my private collection and I’m happy to share it here. It was won in a special Star Trek auction.

This is a Star Trek TNG episode, from Season 4. It is called The Wounded and was first aired in 1991. What makes this video special is that it’s a non-public, preliminary cut of the episode. It lacks music and special effects, the voice-over is not done, you can sometimes hear the crew in the background, etc… it is also about 3 and half minutes longer than the broadcasted version of the episode, with longer and different scenes.

The tape is labeled “Peter’s Cut 11-26-90″ and was 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. If you’re a real trekkie, I’m just sure you’ll just want to see this special version of a TNG episode.

 

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

Enjoy!

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