Originally Posted by FoolintheRain
Technology increases DAILY...
Technology increases. That's three quarters of the problem right there.
Originally Posted by FoolIntheRain
everyone likes to make quick judgment calls and say "it won't be on HD DVD b/c of this and that and how it was filmed and special effects, etc.
Some of us make quick judgment calls based on experience and stone cold facts, as opposed to wishes and horses.
The CG for the very first B5 eps was done by Ron Thornton and crew on the old Amiga 2000 running Lightwave. In order to bring this tech up to the HD era, each and every scene would have to be dug up from whatever archived media it is stored on, its assets loaded and checked and cross-referenced, and all textures recalled. And since it's doubtful that Foundation Imaging is still using LW1.0 on its old Amigas, each scene would have to be checked against the current version of LW to ensure compatibility of any procedural textures and/or plugins. Then it's off to the render farm, which even though is fairly automated nowadays, still takes some babysitting. And then the compositing, much of which might have to be re-done from scratch since the older Toaster(?) files probably wouldn't be compatible with a high-def format. To say nothing about the fact that another VFX company took over the B5 CGI later in its run, adding to the administrative nightmare that this undertaking would be.
In short there is not now, nor is there ever going to be, a magic "create HD version from early '90s-era 3D technology" button. If/when B5 ever gets re-mastered and released in a HD format, you're free to come here and tell me how wrong I was, but I'll be too busy dancing and rejoicing to care.