With the imminent arrival of the DS9 documentary What We Left Behind, we not only get an insight into the making of this magnificent 7 year odysey but also some 21st century technological advancements which mean that we can watch scenes from these mid 90's classics in hi-definition.
Check out the images over at TrekCore, who have delved into the process as well as rolling out a series of videos highlighing just how impressive the quality of the upgrading is.
While the What We Left Behind documentary is being treated as a standalone effort — meaning that the material converted to HD is not intended to be part of a full-series DS9 remastering — the results of the production team’s efforts, assisted by original director of photography Jonathan West, are no less than outstanding, as you’ll see in some new, exclusive footage we bring you today courtesy of Shout! Studios.
As you may have seen when we broke down the documentary trailer last month, the remastered Deep Space Nine episodic footage has been reframed for a 16:9 widescreen presentation as to be more visually compatible with the lengthy interview segments which fill the majority of the film.
(If the series ever gets a full remastering green-lit, we would expect it to remain in its original 4:3 aspect ratio like the Next Generation project.)