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Observations in TNG: "Reunion"
A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

Here are some observations about sets, props and visual effects in TNG: "Reunion" without a specific theme, and a comparison of the original TV release (TNG) with the remastered Reunion (TNG-R).


"Reunion" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
This is the first appearance of a Klingon Vor'cha class attack cruiser. The model was created for this episode.
Starship Gallery - Vor'cha, Negh'Var & Various
The awesome ship in HD.
The bridge of the attack cruiser is a re-use of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey bridge as seen in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier".
"Star Trek V"
A good look at the bridge (and at K'Ehleyr) in HD.
The classroom was last seen in the episode "The Offspring". Since that time, the set has only been changed slightly.

The same school computers, originally created for "When the Bough Breaks" are still part of the set. Only the central table with the building blocks has been added. The legs of this small table were originally stools seen in several season 1 episodes, including "Code of Honor" and "Justice".


"Code of Honor"

"The Offspring"
A better look at the table in HD.

"Justice"

"The Offspring"

"When the
Bough Breaks"
A good look at the new model of the Klingon attack cruiser. Another great HD shot of the ship.
The wall behind Picard and the Klingon was originally created for the Klingon Bird-of-Prey in "Star Trek IV: The Final Frontier". It reappeared in several season 1 episodes like "Encounter at Farpoint" and "Too Short a Season". After those appearances, it was slightly modified and also appeared in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier". The latter variant appears in "Reunion", too.
"Star Trek IV"

"Too Short
a Season"
The HD screen cap shows the wall much better.

"Encounter
at Farpoint"

"Star Trek V"
The large chairs in K'mpec's quarters are similar to Klingon chairs seen on the bridge of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Pagh in "A Matter of Honor" and the Promellian battlecruiser in "Booby Trap".
"A Matter
of Honor"

"Booby Trap"
No changes
The two Klingon swords seen under the Klingon tapestries in K'mpec's quarters were earlier used by Worf in his calisthenics program on the holodeck in "The Emissary". The knives seen on the tapestries were also used by the Klingon assassins in "Sins of the Father".
"The Emissary"
The weapons (and K'mpec's attire) in HD.

"Sins of
the Father"
The wall seen through the door behind K'mpec was also seen in the Klingon Rite of Ascension chamber in "The Icarus Factor".
"The Icarus
Factor"
No changes
Both the footage of the Klingon attack cruiser and the USS Enterprise-D were newly created for this episode. The sequence in HD.
The graphic displayed on this school monitor was originally created for the season 1 episode "We'll Always Have Paris" where it appeared in Dr. Manheim's lab. The graphic was also re-used in "Booby Trap".
"We'll Always
Have Paris"

"Booby Trap"
A look at the graphic in HD.
Desks like this one were previously only seen in Admiral's guest quarters, like Jameson's quarters in "Too Short a Season" and Quinn's quarters in "Conspiracy".
"Too Short
a Season"

"Conspiracy"
No changes
Two Klingon Birds-of-Prey approach the USS Enterprise-D and the Klingon attack cruiser. The recomposed shots of the Klingon ships.
The three Klingon ships on the main viewscreen of the USS Enterprise-D.
Like the bridge of the Klingon attack cruiser seen earlier in the episode, the bridge of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey is a redress of the BoP bridge seen in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier". The Klingon console was moved to the center of the bridge for this shot.
"Star Trek V"
A good look at the other Klingon bridge in HD.
The camera slowly zooms towards the front section of the Klingon attack cruiser in this shot. The HD shots allow to recognize more details.
A good look at K'mpec's quarters aboard the Klingon attack cruiser. The set will be re-used later in the episode as Duras' quarters aboard his Bird-of-Prey. K'mpec's room as it appears in TNG-R. Note that the green hue of the first SD shot was corrected to match with the rest.
For some reason, this shot of Gowron is very blurry. Gowron is still blurry in TNG-R (even on our downscaled screen cap).
The Klingon painstik, including its controls, can be seen very well in this episode. The weapon was last seen on Turkana IV in "Legacy".
"Legacy"
A better look at the painstik in HD.
Picard uses the painstik on K'mpec to verify that he is actually dead. The Klingon orders and insignia can be nicely seen in this shot as well.
The large Klingon tapestry behind K'Ehleyr was also seen in the Great Hall on Qo'noS in "Sins of the Father". In that episode, the tapestry was turned upside down, however.
"Sins of
the Father"
A better look at the tapestry an the vase in HD.
K'mpec seems to have been an art collector, as the red vase to the left of him is a slightly modified Mark Off-Zel vase, one of which Kivas Fajo also had in his collection in "The Most Toys".
"The Most Toys"
The vase is standing on a small table which was often used as a stool in season 1 episodes, like "Code of Honor" and "Justice".
"Code of Honor"

"Justice"
A close-up in HD.
The shot of the USS Enterprise-D was newly created for this episode. Two similar shots of the 6-foot model (from "Peak Performance" and "The Vengeance Factor") show what it looks like in comparison to the 4-foot model seen in "Reunion".
"The Vengeance
Factor"

"Peak
Performance"
The shots of the ships in HD.
Another new shot of the USS Enterprise-D and the two Klingon ship models. A similar angle of the 4-foot model (also used here) was seen in "The Defector".
The Bird-of-Prey Size Paradox

"The Defector"
The iconic bat'leth makes its very first appearance in this episode. Another Klingon sword, often seen in Worf's quarters, is also seen in this episode for the first time. The Klingon blade weapons in HD.
This is one of the rare cases when the corridor leading to main engineering is clearly seen. No changes
The central monitor on the engineering "pool table" still displays the map of the underground city on Turkana IV from the previous episode "Legacy".
"Legacy"

"Legacy"
A better look at the anachronistic display in HD.
A beautiful shot of the USS Enterprise-D facing the three Klingon ships. One characteristic of the 4-foot model, the blue lit arboretum windows, can nicely be seen in this shot. Comparison screenshots of the 6-foot model show this major and several smaller differences between the two models.
"Elementary,
Dear Data"
The shots of the ships in HD.

"Booby Trap"
The ceiling of the observation lounge is missing in this shot, as the set border is visible through the ceiling braces. No changes
The same space painting is displayed both in K'Ehleyr's and Duras' guest quarters. In the second shot, one of the rare cases when an alien interface graphic is displayed on a Starfleet desktop monitor can be seen as well. An HD close-up of the display.
A graphic of the fractured arm of the Klingon killed by the explosion earlier in the episode. The graphics were reconstructed in HD with a better resolution of the hand. The reflection of Riker on the screen was retained, but only becomes visible after we increased the gamma of the cap. It is also noteworthy that the frame was extended for the remastered release.
Worf's quarters, a redress of Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise in the first and second Star Trek films, can be seen well in these two screenshots. The set normally doesn't feature a desk like it does in the first shot, but the elaborate chair was seen in several earlier episodes.

The spiky glove is a re-use of the glavin from Ligon II, seen in "Code of Honor".


"Code of Honor"
A better look at the glavin and the space art in HD.
A beautiful scene showing the Klingon attack cruiser and the Birds-of-Prey. The shots of the ships in HD.
As mentioned earlier, Duras' quarters aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey is a redress of K'mpec's quarters aboard his attack cruiser.
Earlier in
this episode
No changes

Earlier in
this episode
This is clearly a stunt bat'let,h as the edge of the blade is very wide and seems to be composed of a hard interior and soft padding on both sides. The stunt blade in HD. 
Both K'Ehleyr's half-Klingon and Duras' Klingon blood is red in this episode, unlike the lavender blood seen in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country".
Other Exobiology Inconsistencies

"Star Trek VI"
An HD close-up of the dying Duras.

Earlier in
this episode
The Klingon ships depart, leaving the USS Enterprise-D (filmed using the 4-foot model) behind. This angle of the 6-foot model was never seen in the first three seasons of TNG, so a shot showing a slightly different angle from "Evolution" is included for comparison.
"Evolution"
The shots of the ships in HD.
As previously mentioned, the glove weapon was originally created for "Code of Honor". The two swords showed up in K'mpec's quarters earlier in the episode. The d'k tahg in its sheath was last seen in Picard's quarters in "Suddenly Human".
"Suddenly
Human"
A good look at the weapons in HD.

 


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