Observations in TNG: "Redemption II"

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

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

"Redemption II" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
Kurn's Bird-of-Prey is fired upon by two enemy Birds-of-Prey. The sequence in TNG-R.

The bridge of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey appears like it did in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". The last time a scene was actually set on the bridge of a Bird-of-Prey, in "A Matter of Honor", a new set was built for that episode. As can be seen, the captain's chair is also the same in the films and in "Redemption II".

Comparison shots show what the bridge looked like in the two feature films shot before "Redemption II".

"Star Trek V"

"Star Trek VI"
The Klingon bridge in HD.

"Star Trek V"

"Star Trek VI"

"Star Trek V"

"Star Trek V"

"Star Trek VI"
The three Birds-of-Prey approach an unidentified sun. The sequence in TNG-R.
Ceiling lamps like the one behind Worf were added to the Bird-of-Prey bridge set for "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". They were not yet present two years earlier, when the fifth Star Trek feature film was filmed.
"Star Trek V"

"Star Trek VI"
A close look at the lamps in HD.
The unnamed sun is seen up close on the main viewscreen of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The sequence in TNG-R.
This shot of the sun was originally seen in "Half a Life". For the re-use in this episode, the footage was flipped.
"Half a Life"
The reconstructed sequence in HD.
The two enemy Birds-of-Prey are destroyed in the corona of the unidentified sun.
The Starbase 234 planet has appeared in countless earlier TNG episodes. It was last seen as Kaelon II in "Half a Life" and will next appears as Ruah IV in "The Chase".
Re-Used Planets in TNG
In TNG-R, we can see a new planet.
The observation lounge was heavily modified between seasons 4 and 5, as the set was needed as the banquet hall in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". The wooden wall with the Enterprise models was replaced by a gray metallic wall. This change is not seen in this episode yet, though. One change that can already be seen in the season opener are the added stripes of light under the windows. These lights were not present in season 4 but were prominently seen in the sixth Star Trek feature film.
"The Drumhead"

"Star Trek VI"
No changes
Another shot of the planet housing Starbase 234. Another look at the new planet.
The first look at the Qo'noS matte painting in this episode. This shot first appeared in "Sins of the Father". The matte painting in HD.
The Klingon nightclub is a redress of the bridge of Gowron's Vor'cha class attack cruiser, seen in the first part of the two-parter. The bridge itself was a redress of the Enterprise-D torpedo launch bay, created for "In Theory". The aft part of the set, featuring the large table in this episode, looked radically different in "In Theory".
"In Theory"

"Redemption I"
The set in HD.

"Redemption I"

"In Theory"

"In Theory"
The USS Sutherland is seen in a McKinley-type spacedock in orbit of the Starbase 234 planet. The spacedock miniature was last seen in "Family".
The shot in HD. The planet is a new CG model, very close to the original.
The bridge of the USS Sutherland is a redress of the USS Enterprise-A's galley, seen in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". The ceiling of the set was changed, however, and has appeared in several earlier TNG episodes, including "Transfigurations" and "Night Terrors". In the latter, it was part of the ceiling of the USS Brattain bridge. The open consoles behind Hobson in the second screenshot previously housed kitchen utensils.
Shots of the bridge in HD.

"Night Terrors"

"Star Trek VI"
The USS Enterprise-D, the USS Hathaway, the USS Sutherland and the USS Excalibur fly away from the camera. The footage of the USS Enterprise-D first appeared in "The Loss", all the other ships were newly filmed for this episode.
"The Loss"
The fleet in HD.
The camera zooms in on the Duras family home on Qo'noS. The city in HD.
The Klingon Great Hall set was not modified during the summer break between seasons.
"Redemption I"
No changes
The animated tactical console LCARS display was added in post production. This animation was reconstructed for TNG-R.
Like the USS Phoenix, the USS Sutherland is a Nebula-class ship. Since the starship miniature last appeared in "The Wounded", however, the superstructure above the saucer section was replaced.
"The Wounded"
The ship in HD.

As stated before, the USS Sutherland bridge is a redress of the USS Enterprise-A's galley. The three side consoles seen in the first screenshot, one displaying a top view of the Nebula class ship here, originally were three replicator stations.

Behind the captain's chair, four large wall consoles featuring animated LCARS displays and isolinear chip slots can be seen in the second screenshot. In "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", four wall consoles rented from Modern Props were used here instead.

The Sutherland dedication plaque can be seen in the third screenshot. A weapons locker was located roughly at the same spot in the sixth Star Trek film. The opposite wall of both the Sutherland bridge and the galley is seen in the fourth screenshot.

"Star Trek VI"
HD close-ups of the display and the plaque.

"Star Trek VI"

"Star Trek VI"

"Star Trek VI"
The ships taking part in the tachyon detection grid fly into formation, as can be seen in the four screenshots. An Ambassador-class MSD on the bridge of the USS Excalibur can be seen behind Riker and La Forge in the small insert. The tactical displays were modified for TNG-R. The spelling of "Tian Nan Men" was corrected to "Tian An Men", and "Merrimac" to "Merrimack". Furthermore the Charleston and the Sutherland have switched places on this display. The latter can now be found on the lower right. This was probably done because some time later we see the display again, with the Sutherland leaving the grid starting from this position.
The Romulan logo is prominently displayed at several locations on the bridge of the Romulan Warbird, including on the console display seen in the second screenshot. This console first appeared on the bridge of the Pakled ship Mondor in "Samaritan Snare" and was also seen on the bridge of the Romulan Warbird in "Data's Day".
"Samaritan Snare"
The logo can be seen only a better in HD.

"Data's Day"
An animation of the tachyon detection grid is displayed on a Romulan console display. The console previously appeared in "The Mind's Eye", where it didn't feature a smooth monitor but control buttons, however.
"The Mind's Eye"
The Romulan tactical display is still the original one and is accordingly pixelated.
Another animated LCARS display, added in post production, can be seen displayed on the tactical console here. The reconstructed animation in HD.
Sela's Romulan Warbird decloaks in front of the USS Enterprise-D. This shot was originally created for "The Defector" where two Romulan ships were facing off with the USS Enterprise-D, however.
Appearances of the Romulan Warbird

"The Defector"
The ships in HD.
This shot of a Sela's Romulan Warbird as seen on the main viewscreen is interesting, as it does not contain any material filmed for this episode. The footage of the Romulan Warbird was created for "The Mind's Eye" and the bridge shot was originally created for the episode "First Contact". This footage will appear in several later seasons.
"The Mind's Eye"

"First Contact"
The Romulan captain's chair was originally created for the Ferengi pod cockpit, seen in "The Price". It has appeared aboard Romulan starships since "Future Imperfect" and also appeared as a Klingon chair in "Sins of the Father". The curved tube, present in all previous appearances, was removed for this episode.
"The Price"

"In Theory"
The shot in HD.

"Sins of the Father"

"Redemption I"

"Future Imperfect"
The front section of the Romulan Warbird has never been seen as close as in this impressive shot. The great shots in HD.
Another shot of the USS Enterprise-D facing Sela's Romulan Warbird. This shot also is not new but originally appeared in "Data's Day". The hull color of the Warbird is slightly different in both episodes.
"Data's Day"
The front section and the steps of the Klingon night club can be seen in these screenshots. As mentioned before, the set is a redress of the torpedo launch bay, created for "In Theory", which also appeared as the bridge of the Klingon attack cruiser in "Redemption I". The ceiling of this section of the room was earlier seen as a wall aboard the Gatherer ship in "The Vengeance Factor" and as the back wall of the Klingon Chamber of Ascension, seen in "The Icarus Factor".
"The Icarus Factor"
No changes

"The Vengeance Factor"

"In Theory"

"Redemption I"
This shot of the USS Enterprise-D and the Romulan Warbird was originally created for "Contagion" but also appeared in "Tin Man".

"Tin Man"
The ships in HD.
This is the first time that this type of Klingon desktop monitor appears on the show. It is seen again, as a Klingon monitor, in "Unification II" and after that appears as a Starfleet monitor in "Descent I" and "Sub Rosa". In the VOY episodes "Time and Again" and "Ex Post Facto" it appears on the polaric energy planet and on Banea respectively.
"Descent I"

VOY: "Ex Post Facto"
The monitor as it appears in TNG-R.
Gowron is calling the USS Enterprise-D from his flagship, a Vor'cha-class battlecruiser. He is clearly sitting on the Klingon throne in the Great Hall on Qo'noS, however. The bridge (and captain's chair) of his ship looked radically different in "Redemption I".
"Redemption I"
A look at Gowron's bridge in HD.
The footage of Gowron's attack cruiser (the only shot of the ship that appears in the episode) first appeared in "Redemption I".
"Redemption I"
The ships in HD.
This shot of the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Excalibur originally appeared in "Yesterday's Enterprise", the Ambassador-class ship being the USS Enterprise-C, of course.
"Yesterday's Enterprise"
Another previously seen shot of the Romulan Warbird. This shot first appeared in "The Mind's Eye". The shuttlepod and the Romulan tractor beam were removed here.
"The Mind's Eye"
The console with the small Romulan monitor has been seen before as well. It first appeared on the bridge of Okona's ship Erstwhile, then was seen on the Pakled ship Mondor and also appeared in the Ferengi lab in "Ménage à Troi".
"The Outrageous Okona"

"Ménage à Troi"
The console in HD.
Like the Romulan bridge chair, the console in the background was originally created for the cockpit of the Ferengi pod in "The Price". It has appeared as a Romulan console in several later episodes, though.
"The Price"

"Future Imperfect"
No changes
The Romulan logo in the extreme close-up of this Romulan display screen appears rather pixely. This graphic was not added in post production but was displayed on the monitor on set. This animation too is still the original one.
Another look at the tachyon detection grid. For some reason, the USS Excalibur is missing compared to the previous display showing the detection grid.

Some ships were moved on this display for the sake of consistency with the tactical display see earlier in the episode. The Excalibur is present again. The tachyon grid is no longer disrupted in the center but only in the region of the Sutherland.

We can also see the star systems Gamma Trianguli, Murasaki Quasar, Epsilon Canaris and Gamma Hydra.

A nice shot of the Nebula-class USS Sutherland. The ship in HD.

These shots again illustrate how the USS Enterprise-A galley was transformed into the bridge of the USS Sutherland.

The captain's chair is the one from the Enterprise-D battle bridge, from which the lateral control panels have been removed (since its appearance in "Night Terrors").

"Star Trek VI"
No changes
A nice side view of a Nebula class ship can be seen in this screenshot. The shot in HD.
When Data checks various files to find out how to detect cloaked Romulan ships, various pages of text quickly flash by. The text is mostly illegible, but we can make out "Starfleet Tactical Analysis Reports" of the involved ships, as well as some names. Among the publications Data sources are the "Daystrom Institute Proceedings", the "Journal of Subspace Research", the "Journal of Starfleet Technology", the "Journal of the Institute for Unauthorized Experiments" and "Scientific Tasmanian".

The text is fully legible in HD. Many people involved in the creation of TNG and TNG-R are mentioned in the newly created text. There are also some new in-jokes, such as references to The Big Bang Theory.

See the complete transcript in the addendum to this article.

Another set of screenshot illustrates the differences between the USS Sutherland bridge and the galley aboard the USS Enterprise-A.
"Star Trek VI"
No changes
The main viewscreen of the USS Sutherland displays long range sensor data. The main entry to the galley was located at the same spot in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country".
"Star Trek VI"
These displays are still the same as in the original episode.
The USS Sutherland fires several photon torpedoes. The same shot of the ship appeared earlier in the episode, only the torpedoes were added. The effects in TNG-R.
The outlines of two Romulan Warbirds can be seen in this FX shot.
The surface of Qo'noS is ablaze, as several Klingon torpedoes rain down on the city. The effect of the burning city was tremendously improved for TNG-R.
This is only the second time that the Klingon transporter effect is seen on TNG, It first appeared in "The Mind's Eye". The Klingon transporter effect in TNG-R.
The circular piece of wall decoration behind Toral was also seen in the Great Hall on Angel I in "Angel One". It previously appeared in the Duras house in "Redemption I". It will be seen again on the Scimitar in "Star Trek Nemesis" and finally in the corridor leading to the Xindi Council chambers in ENT: "The Council".
"Angel One"

"Star Trek: Nemesis"
A look at the decoration as it appears in TNG-R.

"Redemption I"

ENT: "The Council"
This shot of the USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Qo'noS also appeared in "Sins of the Father" and "Redemption I". As in the previous remastered episodes, Qo'noS is a new CG model.
This impressive Klingon chandelier was already part of the set in "Sins of the Father".
"Sins of the Father"
A good look at the lamp in HD.
After a d'k tahg that looked more like the one introduced in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" was prominently seen in "Redemption I", a different kind of d'k tahg, first seen in "The Bonding", re-appears in this episode. The main difference is the shape of the small side blades.
"Star Trek III"

"Sins of the Father"
The knife in HD.

"The Bonding"

"Redemption I"
The scene of the Klingons standing in a circle at the end of the episode mirrors a similar scene at the end of "Sins of the Father". In that episode, the Klingons were facing outward, here they are facing inward, signifying that the Klingon civil war, which was set in motion in "Sins of the Father", has come to an end.
"Sins of the Father"
A better look at the scenery in HD.


Addendum: Text on the Sutherland Bridge

Here is a transcript of the text that Data reads on a monitor on the USS Sutherland bridge.

Names of articles and journals

Recurring article text

Instead, spontaneous Kreitzman orthosymetric spacetime inversion can be applied to subspace / Freedle agents.

In principle, it becomes clear that other effects can affect the upper limit of Groner functions.

Remarkable hypergeometric tachyon invariants vanish orthogonal to time axis T (N) and is compatible with the assumption that local quantum / Brettner functions are unstable in a transition state.

The first task is to define Beimler Manning tachyon field coordinates.

The Snodgrass / Nemecek transformation holds for systems containing no quantum field, a nolinear Hodges field must apply.

With the Milan interpretation of the variable quantum state, tachyon behavior in a distortion field becomes clear. According to these rules, the action of a differential operator G, when applied upon kinematic time on polar tachyon inversion points remain centered with respect to the reference frame.

Considering a single Vackrinos event, the fundamental mechanism is derived through the Hubble / Tranya / Sapp radius.

The tachyon substrate should not be confused with the ordinary energy state of Lee/J operators. Rather, this describes the eigenvector of the corresponding secondary state for a given tachyon particle.

By using a formula that averages the n-dimensional effect of tachyon inflation, the scalar effect of subspace distortion can be minimized.

The importance of NX spacetime cartesian products in (N-1) dimensional topologically connected components can be thought of as an arbitrary parameter under suitable automorphic conditions for tachyon trajectories. It is well known that background changes in the conformal frame imply a damping constant for Molnar phenomena.

This is a key variable in the Macalintal matrix transformation of Paul-Morris group elements.

Unlike the case of quantum mechanics, the existence of subspace monopoles has not been confirmed by experimental observation.

We observed in the original derivation that for any given wave function, tachyon states did not fix the spin statistics relation. It is therefore essentially a manifestation of particle / Chamberlin propagation described by (Jefferies) delocalization. The strings of Gocke irregularities that take place near infinities indicates an inherent element of Probert theory.

In terms of the Barnett / Altman / Prady / Non-Bruno interpretation of field evolution, the Vogt wave equations / STS-125 and HST-SM4 admit a multitude of virtual paths for any given event point. The standard subspace model failed to explain the Loudon factor in our test, however, Litchfield analysis proved useful. The Miller / Weller equation provides a relativistically covariant description of tachyon jump.

Let us assume, as Bormanis suggests, that the action of null-field tachyons and gapless energy spectra remain invariant with respect to Lee Graf generation in boson fields. The Neuss theory, proposed several decades ago, suggests that field separation is a linear process.

If MW is invariant under subspace translation, it would appear that continuous local tachyon transformations do not exist. If, however, MW is an infinite subset of hyperbolic coordinates, tachyon diffeomorphism must be free of boundary symmetries.

The search for spontaneous transformation under these / Molnar conditions was investigated by Payne and Miller at the Daystrom Institute on stardate 41039. Their findings support the hypothesis that tachyon propagation can be described by hybrid-classical interpretations of sub-quantum mechanics.

Nevertheless, we should not ignore the observation that particle/wave renormalization of tachyon propagation, as proposed by Hildebrandt, appears to be perfectly consistent with a zero curvature Hucklesby field density.

At first, the absence of an initial vacuum stage does not contribute to Hadjikhani background ansiotropy.

Time / Zavolta- reversal must be excluded from these data because it fails to preserve the causal ordering of tachyon events. In this and subsequent experiment, we focused on the adjoint representation of Felker-Espina Spinor representation of the discrete group containing tachyon parity operators.

We allowed R and L to stand respectively for right and left hand spin / Howard components, but excluding Greenberg matrices. The general form of T < C represents conformal invariant free-field Garza conditions, thus EQ (22) can be factored to include Bivens tachyon phenomena.

In terms of / Implementing the relativistic expression of Kreitzman duality, we refer to Tezber graphs of tachyon trajectory models. Thanks to the work of Bishop, Dante, and Barredo, we are able to calculate a n-dimensional negation of internal quantum numbers, normalizing for spacetime inversion. Indeed, Lay and Burnett express this relationship by applying quantum vertex transformation to antiquark phenomena.

As an application of the results so far achieved in Vogt field rotation, we observed that orthochronous inversion of tachyon phenomena should be expected, coupled with appropriate Berndt boson fields of varying densities.

As explained at the beginning of section 48, consistency with Sweeny field equations requires Gabl representation to be replaced with Bruno matrices as described in the work of Meyer and Burnett. The frame of reference for elementary fermions is described by Weiss transformations, from which we can infer tachyon properties in a Litch / Debroglie field.

The / Giordana correlation between binary Grinsberg readings and Van Citters-Cordry measurements suggests that tachyon propagation under cloaking field conditions may be subject to nonlinear parameterization. Correlation of two entangled particles yield opposite spin for all orientations, suggesting that (Yacobian) tachyon properties are similarly entangled.

Taking Sternbach fields as a basis, we see that velocity fields can be obtained by normalizing for tachyon population variations. We began by reexamining the experimental data of their subspace / Nesterowicz tachyon decay series, correcting for observational error. The Litchfield equation seems to provide the best-fit value for the Ryan constant.

(Note that) So(X) can represent the tachyon dilation matrix, while local / Westmore spacetime rotation is the product of reflection operator transformation.

Using Frey field transformation, we observed that the Doppler shift closely matched predictions.

Clearly, these / Recent results suggest that zero-mass Scotti phenomena may be regarded as belonging to the conformal invariant renormalization.

Due to the lack of direct subspace observational evidence in derivation-free / Weiss tachyon metrics, we used (the) Ruiz function to derive a variation of the ansiotropic parameter for Bruno / Tezber transformation. When G' is infinitesimally small, the asymptotic symmetry suggests a boundary / Menosky transformation, which is then a general expression for a finite limit with no radial / Prady dependence.

This is the third in a series of papers on sub-Plank causal gravitational phenomena, focusing on the Grant-Adams exception of scalar tachyon events.

We can only measure field density at one point at a time, thus azimuthal symmetry correlation may be attributed to tachyon decay. On the BD Wray manifold, the action of tachyons in the past and the future can be described as possessing conformal symmetry, except that we cannot establish causality under conditions described by Abrahamian and Holt.

Prior developments have considered effective theories with R. James quantum excitations. Let us consider the standard Koothrappali analysis of the phenomenon.

Denoting the corresponding metric, we recognize the Ross equations describe an infinite number of asymptotic / Brownfield boundary conditions. One can define the (Bormanis) inflation field effect in terms of subspace field compression. We considered the possibility that sub-Plank causal gravitational phenomena could explain the Grant-Adams exception of scalar tachyon events. If the zero-point amplitude had remained consistent, we would have thought the Groner singularity limit would have been null.

Based on the theoretical research of Dr. Grant / Weiss and Dr. Adams / Tezber at the Daystrom Institute, we approached the question of tachyon subspace / Debroglie / Blackman phenomena using a null-dimensional / Saltzberg interpretation of the Cooper-Nowitzki theorem. Considering a dimensionless / Takemura spectrum, the most recent values arising from the Argus Array suggest an upper bound on the Hofstadter effect.

We began by reexamining the experimental data of their subspace / Hoffmeister / Shankar tachyon decay series. Their findings support the hypothesis that tachyon propagation can be described by hybrid-classical interpretations of sub-quantum mechanics.

An application of McKenzie transformational geometry to Sokoloff equations suggests a basis for tachyon stability.



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