Originally Posted by Josh Z /forum/post/16847099
They kept The Original Series in 4:3. I see no reason to expect otherwise for The Next Generation.
There were three remastered versions of TOS made of every episode:
(1) live action and CG effects both at 4:3
(2) live action at 4:3, CG effects at 16:9 (some of these were briefly available on Xbox Live; I even dl'd Space Seed and it was indeed in this format).
(3) live action cropped to 16:9 with matching 16:9 effects (primarily for foreign markets like Japan, the TrekMovie.com website even had some pics of this version).
The other factor to consider in any potential TNG remastering project is the number of episodes. The original series only ran for three seasons whereas TNG was on the air for seven seasons so there will be a lot more shows to work thru.
Also, the TOS CG remasters were fairly straightforward as most effects were either standalone shots or rotoscoped onto the forward viewscreen (the camera on those viewscreen shots was usually locked into one position also making life easier). TNG had lots more live action sequences featuring dynamic effects involving elements like aliens and lengthy phaser fights.
Maybe a good compromise would be to start off by redoing some of the more effects heavy episodes like Best of Both Worlds or All Good Things to gauge market reaction and see if a more extensive remastering job is warranted.