Observations in TNG: "Heart of Glory"

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

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

"Heart of Glory" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
The Batris was re-used and modified countless times in the following episodes and series. It would make its next appearance, in modified form, as the Ornaran freighter Sanction in "Symbiosis".
Redresses of the Batris
The Batris model (no CGI) is very crisp compared to its SD appearance. We can make out many more details on the surface, such as the Talarian writing on the front portion of the hull.
Cargo containers like these previously appeared in several Battlestar Galactica episodes, such as "Take the Celestria", and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episodes, like "The Plot to Kill a City". Similar crates were seen in the Enterprise-D cargo bay in "Code of Honor" and "Datalore" and would appear in many later TNG episodes. A close-up of the box in HD.
This is how Geordi perceives the interior of the Batris. The effect looks the same in HD, only with somewhat more intense colors.
Another shot with very noticeable black cardboard squares.
Visual Bloopers
The cardboard is just as obvious in HD.
The painted extension of the Batris corridor in the background was originally created for main engineering aboard the USS Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
Prop and Set Oddities

"Star Trek II"
We can clearly recognize the painting in HD, especially on the first still.
The wall in the left half of the screenshot was previously seen in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" in the corridor of the Klingon Bird of Prey. It also appeared on Deneb IV in "Encounter at Farpoint" and Mordan IV in "Too Short a Season".
"Star Trek IV"

"Encounter at Farpoint"
A better look at the wall in HD.

"Too Short a Season"
The round top part of the Talarian warp core appears again in "The Arsenal of Freedom" as a platform on which a Minosian weapon is standing and in "We'll Always Have Paris" as the base of Doctor Manheim's time experiment.
"The Arsenal of Freedom"

"We'll Always Have Paris"
No changes
The Talarian console wall in the background was originally created for the engineering set of the USS Enterprise and first appeared in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". It had previously appeared as a Ferengi console in "The Battle". Exactly the same console, including the Talarian writing, will also be visible in "Symbiosis" on the Ornaran freighter Sanction.
Re-Used Starship Interiors

"Star Trek II"

A somewhat better look at the console in HD.
The Talarian star chart in the background is also seen again on the bridge of the Ornaran freighter Sanction in "Symbiosis" and appears in one of the Starfleet communications files Data views in "Conspiracy".
Both the Talarian writing and logo reappeared a few years later in "Suddenly Human" when the interior of another Talarian ship was seen.
Talarian emblem

"Suddenly Human"
A close-up of the logo.
The explosion of the Batris illuminates the saucer underside of the Enterprise. The explosion looks similar to the original but was redone.
This is the first time on TNG we see real Klingons besides Worf. And Korris is the first of numerous Trek roles for Vaughn Armstrong, the actor with the by far greatest number of different characters in the franchise. Korris in HD.
The four glass pods that held Lore's body parts in "Datalore" appear, for the first time in blue and red, as regular sickbay set dressing.

No changes
This sickbay door is rarely seen. Since the sickbay set doubled as the observation lounge set in the first season of TNG, this door was also used as the starboard observation lounge entrance.
"Code of Honor"
No changes
This is the very first appearance of a food replicator on Star Trek. Even though several crew and quest quarters were seen in the previous 19 episodes of TNG, none of the sets featured the replicator. In addition, this is the first appearance of Klingon food. The replicator in HD.

In "Heart of Glory", the central biobed is illuminated under the mattress. In "Datalore", the biobed was illuminated without a mattress on top. In previous episodes such as "The Naked Now" and "The Battle", the biobed was unlit.

A square piece of carpet hides the power cord of the illuminated biobed.

"The Battle"
We can see the carpet better in HD.
Main engineering doubles as a corridor lounge again, for the last time in season 1. The MSD has been removed and replaced by a holodeck/cargo bay door. From season 2 on, there will be furniture and paintings in place of the large door whenever the set serves this function.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
No changes

This lounge, which is located opposite to the transporter room, only appears in this episode. It shares some characteristics with the formal dining area seen in "Haven" and "Where No One Has Gone Before" but features a rare circular window which will never be seen again on the show.

The location of the lounge is rather peculiar. At the beginning of the scene, the Klingons are seen rounding the corner to get from the curved corridor set to the short straighter part of the set, leading to the transporter room and the lounge. The curved part of the corridor set is directly behind the lounge windows.

While the curvature of the corridor is not quite correct, this is supposed to be an actual location on the ship: the Deck 21 Forward Lounge. The floorplan of deck 21 from the Enterprise-D Blueprints by Rick Sternbach shows this lounge on the very right. On the outside we can see the very windows that were included in the set: one small round porthole and two elongated, diagonal ones. So this set was dressed on purpose to represent a real location.

Deck 21 floorplan
No changes in TNG-R. Once we are aware of the odd room geometry, we will always notice it.

Location of the windows
No changes
Konmel and Korris are the first Klingons to appear on TNG besides Worf. Their attire is taken from the TOS movies. While Konmel wears the regular Klingon uniform, introduced in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", also seen in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", Korris wears Kruge's uniform from the third Star Trek film.
"Star Trek III"
No changes
The turbolift set is not fully illuminated when the girl leaves the lift. No changes
In this episode, the brig is a redress of the junior crew quarters set, normally seen as Data's, Geordi's or Worf's quarters. It was originally Kirk's quarters in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". The "proper" brig set wasn't created until "The Hunted". No changes
A piece of equipment can be seen on the left edge of the still. The equipment was digitally removed in TNG-R.

Commander K'Nera wears a sash that is similar to the sash worn by the Klingon captain of the IKS Amar in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". In "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock", Maltz and Torg also wear similar sashes, as do the attachés of the Klingon ambassador in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home".

Also note the Federation emblem beside the Klingon emblem, which insinuates that the Federation and the Klingons might be more than just allies.
The Evolution of the Klingon Emblem
Other History Inconsistencies

"Star Trek I"

"Star Trek III"
A better look at the two emblems in HD.

"Star Trek III"

"Star Trek IV"
The parts of the Klingon makeshift weapon appear to be found items. In HD, we can recognize a four-pin plug and socket like it is used for sound equipment.
Many door buttons in season 1 were just front covers of 5.25-inch floppy drives. They would all be replaced by regular LCARS buttons for season 2. In HD, we can recognize the front cover even better.
The green beam from the Klingon makeshift weapon and the orange one from a Starfleet "dustbuster" phaser. The phaser beams were reconstructed to look just like in the original episode...

...with one exception: The phaser beam hitting the security man is missing in the original release TNG-R. Sparks start to form on his chest without the actual phaser beam causing this being visible.

The replacement discs (that were issued primarily because of sound issues) include the phaser beam.

Once again the same piece of equipment is visible. Although it was digitally removed in an earlier scene from this episode, it is still visible here.
The ladder to the second level of main engineering is first seen up close in this shot. Similar shots of this location can be seen in "Brothers" and "Starship Mine"

"Starship Mine"
No changes
Tasha's "dustbuster" phaser looks pretty battered and seems to have been fixed with putty or duct tape. The patched phaser in HD.
This static shot of the USS Enterprise-D also appears in "Encounter at Farpoint" when the ship is using its phasers to provide the alien lifeform on the surface of Deneb IV with energy and in "Code of Honor" when the ship is seen firing a volley of photon torpedoes.
"Encounter at Farpoint" SD

"Encounter at Farpoint" HD
As opposed to the remastered versions of "Encounter at Farpoint" and "Code of Honor", we don't see a digital manipulation created by Max Gabl but the HD recomposition of the original shot.
This episode features several nice shots like this one, showing the second level of main engineering and documenting what a spectacular set main engineering truly was. A similar shot from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" shows how the set has changed over the years.
"Star Trek I"
No changes
In this shot, the camera is placed in the rarely seen lower level of main engineering. No changes
Worf's teeth are fully seen for the first time in this shot. No changes
As the camera zooms out, we can see a power cord at the bottom of the warp core. No changes
Considering K'Nera's movie-style sash, it is worth mentioning that Worf's first-season sash is nearly identical to those worn by Kor and Kang in the original series, including the Klingon pin on the baldric. In contrast to the TOS Klingons, Worf wears his sash on his right shoulder, though.
"Errand of Mercy"
A better look at the sash in HD.

"Day of the Dove"
This shot is a re-use of the Klingon battlecruiser Amar created for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". The section of the ship that was illuminated red in the first Star Trek films is lit blue in this shot.
"Star Trek I"
For the remastered version of the episode, the original engine colors, as seen in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", were recreated.


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