Warner Brothers has scanned the original negatives from Babylon 5. All scenes without
special effects are now available in 1080p high definition.
All scenes with
special effects have been upscaled directly from the original 480p renders, which is not quite what I was looking for (I want the special effects to be re-rendered in 4K HDR widescreen), but it still makes for a dramatic improvement over what was available before.
They did botch the pilot episode though. Despite the rest of the series not
being shown in widescreen (since this remaster is still based on the original 480p renders), they show the pilot episode in faux
widescreen by cropping off the top and bottom of the picture.
Aside from the pilot episode, well done. But now let's look into re-rendering those special effects in 4K HDR widescreen.