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> Edit: as per the other comment, if the original exists only on video and not film, perhaps this is the best we're going to get.

I don't think that's quite right, at least it doesn't jibe with what the DS9Doc people have been doing (which consists partly of remastering pieces of DS9 scenes):

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/what-we-left-behind-star-...

I think the footage really was on film, but the issue was that it was composited with low-quality CGI effects, or something like that. So you can rescan the film, but you have to redo all the compositing (and probably with your own models because I'm guessing the original CGI didn't look that good). That's why a DS9 remaster is so expensive.




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