Here's a peek at the direction Gemini Gold would like to go with bartenders. John Cordell created the first shot as a visual upgrade example. Privateer fans will notice that the higher quality talking head has been transplanted from conversation sequences in the original. The second image shows an actual update to the project using a recreated animation. Although he's lost a little weight in the conversion, the character still fits in with the Privateer crowd and the higher resolution Gold scene.
As a test I took the agricultural bartender (easy animation) and tried to repaint the different frames at a higher resolution. It's definitely a tough job and very time consuming.