Observations in TNG: "A Matter of Perspective"

A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

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

"A Matter of Perspective" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
According to the script to the episode, the art studio was meant to be a recreation on the holodeck. In the finished episode, the observation lounge was used instead. The table and the wall with the models of the ships named Enterprise were removed making the room a lot bigger. No changes
The USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Tanuga IV. The planet was never re-used in a later Star Trek episode. The planet is still the same in TNG-R and was only slightly retouched, if at all.
The Tanuga IV research station is a re-use of the Regula station seen in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". Unlike earlier appearances of stations of this type in "The Child" and "The Measure of a Man", no footage from the second Star Trek film was re-used in this episode.
Redresses of the Orbital Office Complex
This footage of the USS Enterprise-D, filmed using the 6-foot model, originally appeared in "Evolution". The footage is re-used four times in this episode.
The sequence in TNG-R. Note that the revised lighting avoids the overexposure of the top of the saucer.

A close-up of the Tanuga IV research station shortly before it explodes. This footage was specifically created for this episode. A great look at the model in HD.
Debris from the explosion of the research station drifts towards the USS Enterprise-D. The explosion was reconstructed to look much like the original.
Close examination reveals that the footage of the Enterprise was flipped for this shot, as the hull markings are backwards. The orientation of the registry was fixed for TNG-R.
This short side corridor to the transporter room has been part of the set since it was first created for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". The corridor originally led past the sickbay office windows but was shortened at the beginning of production on TNG. The shots from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" show what the long corridor looked like originally.
"Star Trek II"

"Star Trek II"
No changes
Something out of place is visible at the bottom of the screen as the holodeck door opens. The object (possibly a plank) is even better visible in the remastered (and reframed) episode.
Tayna's costume is worn by a Malcorian cabinet minister in "First Contact".
"First Contact"
A better look at the dress in HD.
The console with the microscope in the background originally appeared in Doctor Noonien Soong's lab on Omicron Theta in "Datalore".
Consoles by Modern Props in Star Trek

No changes
The three large consoles in Dr. Apgar's lab were rented from Modern Props. The small monitors display LCARS screens created by Mike Okuda here. No changes
A phaser beam hits the Krieger wave converter. The reconstructed effect in HD.
Comparison with an earlier screenshot of Tangua IV reveals the footage has simply been flipped for this shot.
Earlier in this episode
The planet is flipped in TNG-R as well.
An LCARS graphic showing a composite radiation traceback analysis. We can recognize more details in HD. The small writing solely consists of meaningless numbers though.
The new tricorder, created for season 3, and its handheld scanner can be seen in this screenshot. A better look at the tricorder in HD.
Large portions of the research station sets were later re-used in "Sins of the Father" to construct the Klingon Great Hall. The window in the guest quarters, for example, appeared on Qo'noS in the later episode.
"Sins of the Father"
The window as it appears in TNG-R.
The scene of Riker walking behind the hologram of him is well done, only as he passes behind Manua Apgar, the footage of the real Riker blurs a little. Thanks to digital compositing, the scene is never blurred in TNG-R.

Eichner radiation eats through the sickbay wall.

Medical cases of this type were first seen in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".

"Star Trek I"

"Star Trek II"
The effect was reconstructed for TNG-R.

The bottom "pool" part of the Krieger wave converter previously was a large flowerbed on Angosia III in "The Hunted".

The wall in the background with the large windows was later also re-used in the Klingon Great Hall in "Sins of the Father".

"The Hunted"

"Sins of the Father"
A good look at the generator in HD.
The transitions from one holographic recreation of a room on the Tanuga IV research station to another normally works quite well in this episode. In this shot, however, the purple lighting from the guest quarters still lingers on when the background set has switched to the lab. No changes
An LCARS graphic of the lambda field generator. Close examination reveals that the blocks of text at the right half of the display are just comprised of numbers. The new text in TNG-R includes many references to people working on the remastering of TNG, like "Isolinear Kreitzman junction" (Nicki Kreitzmann) and "Bruno coils" (Eric Bruno).
The console in the background was previously seen in the Regula station in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and Dr. Soong's lab in "Datalore".

"Star Trek II"
No changes
The top part of the Krieger wave converter, attached to the ceiling, was previously used as the inverter in "The High Ground". The prop can later be seen in the warp nacelle in "Eye of the Beholder" and as USS Voyager's main computer processor in "Concerning Flight".
"The High Ground"

"Concerning Flight"
No changes

"Eye of the Beholder"
The center part of the Krieger wave converter emitting sparks. The reconstructed effect in HD.


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