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Enterprise was filmed in widescreen, does anyone know why Voyager and DS9 were never filmed in widescreen? Mafeu 16:49, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Enterprise was filmed when 16x9 TVs were becoming more prevalent, when HDTV was actually something akin to reality, and when the edict came down from on high that TV was going to become fully HD/widescreen by some random year. DS9 and VOY were done in the days when TV was going to continue to be 4x3 for the forseeable future. -- Sulfur 17:10, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Makes sense. This talk about HiDef TOS then, does it just mean that it's a slightly higher resolution / better picture? Mafeu 17:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Ignore the wide-screen filmed Babylon 5 :P --OuroborosCobra talk 17:12, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Babylon 5 (1993) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) are actually what made me question why VOY/DS9 are not widescreen. Mafeu 17:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Seems that would have been a matter of money, choice or preference. Babylon 5 also used CGI more more prevalently than DS9 and VOY, even though TNG tinkered with it several years prior to all. --Alan 17:23, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
SG-1 was filmed in widescreen because it came in the late 1990s, when things were starting to move toward that. Remember that Voyager started early to mid-1990s. B5 was always filmed in widescreen because people had the foresight to see the whole widescreen thing coming. Note that the CGI was all done for a 4x3 screen though... and in "standard" definition, so when viewed on HD, it looks pretty crappy. :) -- Sulfur 18:25, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I find that the 2.35:1 scope format fits the films splendidly.

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