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TrekToday November 30 2012 10:40 PM

The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
On Monday, Season 2 of the Blu-ray edition of Star Trek: The Next Generation will make its debut and will include the extended version of The Measure of a Man. In The Measure of a Man, in order to avoid being disassembled by cyberneticist Commander Bruce Maddox, Data must convince Starfleet that he is a [...]

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The Laughing Vulcan December 1 2012 02:13 PM

Re: The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
Some scenes are better off deleted.

I had a look at that, and with Picard's opinion diametrically opposed to the opinion he ends up with, leaving that scene in would have made him seem far too vacillating in the end.

Taken out of context it is an interesting exchange though.

trekker670 December 1 2012 05:58 PM

Re: The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
Doesn't this come out Tuesday?

FreddyE December 3 2012 08:48 AM

Re: The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
Wow...cool scene. What does Data say after that (if anything)?

Something like "If Starfleet decided to disect one of your organic crew members, would you agree to that?" would be very cool. As a reason for Picard to rethink in standpoint.

Thoughts?

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Vulcan wrote: (Post 7330213)
Some scenes are better off deleted.

I had a look at that, and with Picard's opinion diametrically opposed to the opinion he ends up with, leaving that scene in would have made him seem far too vacillating in the end.

Taken out of context it is an interesting exchange though.


I donīt think so. Actually the fact that he changes his opinion makes him seem more like a REAL person, and less some kind of utopian perfect Captain. It makes him more believable when his inital reaction is NOT exactly what we would expect from him.

Borjis December 6 2012 01:13 AM

Re: The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
I've always wanted to give a huge NFL kick to Maddox' nads, the new scene of him in Ten-Forward makes it double so.

Ryan Thomas Riddle December 6 2012 02:17 AM

Re: The Measure Of A Man ? A Deleted Scene
 
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FreddyE wrote: (Post 7337833)

Quote:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Vulcan wrote: (Post 7330213)
Some scenes are better off deleted.

I had a look at that, and with Picard's opinion diametrically opposed to the opinion he ends up with, leaving that scene in would have made him seem far too vacillating in the end.

Taken out of context it is an interesting exchange though.


I donīt think so. Actually the fact that he changes his opinion makes him seem more like a REAL person, and less some kind of utopian perfect Captain. It makes him more believable when his inital reaction is NOT exactly what we would expect from him.

Totally agree. The extended scenes show the characters confronting their own questions on whether Data is actually a person or is he merely a sophisticated automaton. Perhaps even for the first time since they've known him. Not only that but it gives Picard an arc in the story and more nuance.


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