The first few Star Trek movies and some episodes were put out in this format. Capacitance Electronic Disc or CED.
The Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) is an analog video disc playback system developed by RCA, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV set using a special needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records.
Yes a movie on an LP basically.
As for quality, think the worst VHS tape quality plus it skips. But evolution has to start somewhere.
I really like this episode, I think mainly for Data’s pome and Frakes’ hair. I feel like Riker every morning, as if I just went to bed, that’s why I don’t like going to bed, it’s like deciding to end my night, wake up and go back to work. It’s nice to see in stunning 1080p that the Phillips head screw won the format war finally. When Riker is freaking out on the bridge and there is a close up on the ops panel, you can clearly and largely see two of the screw heads that hold the backlit plexiglass on. I really think they should have fixed this as it took me out of the show for several minutes. It’s not that they wouldn’t have screws in the future, I just think that it wouldn’t be used for this in the 24th century. Appropriately enough I was exhausted when I started this episode and fell asleep before the end.
When Deanna says she will check with everyone to see who else has been having these memories, at the time I was thinking, ship wide announcement. Now I think she just tweeted.
“Ode to Spot” was a poem composed by Data, addressed to his pet cat, Spot. It was written in the iambic heptameter mode. (TNG: “Schisms”)
Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
I don’t blame Barkley for being afraid. He died 4 times in this episode alone.
Also I noticed that Geordi La Forge doesn’t follow Wheaton’s law when he’s in his engineering department. He treats Barkley, lieut. Picard and Scotty, Gomez and others like crap. Maybe that’s why he had trouble finding someone.
Love the period costumes and set design. If you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of Time Travel. Samuel Clemens mentions his book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court. I’ve never read it, but I want to. Put that in the list. Jack London. The bellboy is somebody, Jack London was a 19th century American author and journalist, best known for the adventure novels White Fang and The Call of the Wild.
that is cool.