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Jetfire February 19 2012 03:08 AM

TOS On MeTV?
 
Anyone watching? I watched last week when we got the channel in my area...I am watching tonight.

http://metvnetwork.com/index.php
http://metvnetwork.com/programs.php?showID=41

They are showing A Taste Of Armageddon now.

gastrof February 19 2012 05:40 AM

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Yes.

People are watching.

Hambone February 19 2012 02:47 PM

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Since the lead-in is Lost In Space, I doubt many are watching. Plus, they edit the episodes down way too much.

BillJ February 19 2012 04:58 PM

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Hambone wrote: (Post 5846194)

Plus, they edit the episodes down way too much.

This. I tried to watch Where No Man Has Gone Before and it was just butchered.

Ronald Held February 19 2012 09:58 PM

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yes I watch despite the poor editing.

Balrog February 19 2012 10:14 PM

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I'm watching.

Ghost of Christmas Past February 19 2012 10:47 PM

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It's the only Star Trek I get at the moment. So, definitely.

And HEY! I couldn't ask for a better lead-in than "Lost In Space."

Lowdarzz February 20 2012 04:26 AM

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I watch the episodes every Saturday despite the poor editing. It's the only show on television beyond repeats of Doctor Who on PBS that I watch these days. Everything else I watch I either own or borrow from the library.

jayrath February 21 2012 05:15 AM

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I watch with my girlfriend, a huge TNG fan, when we can. I like seeing her excitement of discovery. But I add my voice to the others above regarding editing. During commercials, I often have to explain what was cut.

In defense of MeTV, so far as I can tell they present all their other programming uncut. That's one of the joys of the network. I suspect that they're just airing what they were given -- that's what TOSR is.

All by herself, my girlfriend has noted that cropping of scenes is very evident. I think this is one of the changes they made to accomodate different, modern screen ratios?

I'm not a big fan of TOSR, but I have to say that, even on a conventional television, the new prints are very crisp, and the colors are more dazzling than ever.

Cap'n Claus February 22 2012 12:01 AM

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Hambone wrote: (Post 5846194)
Since the lead-in is Lost In Space, I doubt many are watching. Plus, they edit the episodes down way too much.

Well, first, Lost in Space remains a cult favorite TV series whatever one's personal opinion of it. And second, with DVRs, does it matter what show is a lead in? If Petticoat Junction was on before Trek, would that hideous program keep people from watching? Nope. People who want to watch Trek on TV will watch it.

I'm bummed that my local affiliate cuts to Paid Programming for the overnight hours - when the shows I really want to see are suypposed to be run. Mother Frackers.

Ghost of Christmas Past February 22 2012 02:11 AM

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ssosmcin wrote: (Post 5863084)
Well, first, Lost in Space remains a cult favorite TV series whatever one's personal opinion of it. And second, with DVRs, does it matter what show is a lead in? If Petticoat Junction was on before Trek, would that hideous program keep people from watching? Nope. People who want to watch Trek on TV will watch it.

I'm bummed that my local affiliate cuts to Paid Programming for the overnight hours - when the shows I really want to see are suypposed to be run. Mother Frackers.

Well, first-- what's wrong with you people? I LOVE Petticoat Junction. LOVE IT I TELL YOU. And second, agreed: I don't have a DVR, but I do have a remote control. So I don't have to commit to a single station for the entire evening.

Our first MeTV affiliate was doing that, and also showing different shows after ten at night. The new one shows all the programming, and it's great. Nothing like sitting up with Honey West at 2:00 AM.

MANT! February 22 2012 03:52 AM

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Ohhh Honey West...
the late Ann Francis in her prime... (sigh)



http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l1...ne-francis.jpg

Sorry...y'all can go back to the regularly scheduled thread..

Jetfire February 26 2012 03:07 AM

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Tonight they are showing This Side Of Paradise

Watching now. :)

SantaEddie74 February 26 2012 03:29 AM

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I try to catch it on MeTV whenever I can. I also try to watch COLUMBO every Sunday night at 8:00 if at all possible. The editing on the MeTV episodes is typical for stations in this day and age(choppy edits and six minutes missing from each episode)but it's the only place I can find TOS at the moment and probably for the forseeable future... unless SyFy or syndicated stations get a new broadcast deal from CBS/Paramount.

jayrath February 26 2012 07:14 PM

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Watched with my girlfriend last night, and again I had to explain all the cuts to her. We had just the barest glimpse of Kirk looking at a single medal in his quarters, and she didn't understand at all why he then got so angry in the transporter room, immediately afterward.


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