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I know they're rescanning a few scenes in HD for the DS9 documentary. It'd be pretty interesting to compare the ML-upscaled version with it.

One of the other interesting things is that while CBS may not have all of the source files for most of the VFX shots: The original artists do have many of them, and would likely offer them up in a heartbeat. The original 3D models and scenes for DS9 and Voyager are incredibly detailed, and would be more than adequate in HD. In many cases, it'd just be a matter of loading up the files, changing the output resolution, and mashing the "render" button.




> The original artists do have many of them, and would likely offer them up in a heartbeat

Indeed. I think its TrekCore that has some HD images of re-renders of the 3D model of Voyager used on the show. They are so detailed, you can start to see the where the 3D artists copy/pasted the same empty sickbay stock photo in various places around the ship to show there is something inside the windows.


I don't think the ML-upscaled scenes will compare favorably to the new 35mm scans. They don't really look a whole lot better to me than the DVDs upscaled with a normal high quality scaling algorithm.




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