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Candlelight May 30 2013 06:05 AM

Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus footage?
 
From Memory Alpha:

Quote:

In the UK theatrical version of the film there were two scenes that were cut from subsequent VHS and DVD releases; One taking place after Worf is transported over to the Enterprise-E, where he refuses medical treatment from Dr. Crusher and demands to be taken to the bridge, and an extended scene on Earth where Zefrane Cochrane asks Geordie La Forge about his eyes. This appears to be the only evidence of cut material; no deleted scenes have surfaced or been officially released.
Lucky buggers.

Flying Spaghetti Monster May 30 2013 06:14 AM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I'd like to see the footage.

That said, First Contact is one of the best-paced blockbusters I've ever seen. Sometimes too well-paced...

inflatabledalek May 30 2013 07:38 AM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
There must have been more than one version doing the rounds as neither of those bits were in the film the two times I saw it (one in an olde theatre on a Butlins holiday camp for maximum surrealism).

The Crusher/Worf scene was a sensible deletion as everything in it is covered by one line when they get to the bridge..

Grant May 30 2013 07:04 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
Or it could be a plain old mistake on memory alpha which, like Wikipedia, allows people to submit info.
That's what I'm thinking. To think that not only was that version never seen anywhere else in the world BUT NOT EVEN in all the UK prints--c'mon.

Rarewolf May 30 2013 08:41 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I don't recall them, but it was half a lifetime ago....

But whenever I watch the Defiant scene I'm always expecting a teethly grin at the end of Worf's close up after 'It's the Enterprise!' A false memory I assume.

Oso Blanco May 30 2013 09:36 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
One of the trailers on the DVD/BD contains a different take of Picard's "The line must be drawn here!" ... other than that, I'm not sure. I must have seen that trailer a hundred times back then on my DS9/VGR VHS tapes (which were from the UK), but I don't remember those two scenes. I still have the old UK Special Collector's Edition VHS of First Contact, but I have no way of checking it for the trailers.

Silanda June 2 2013 10:03 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I don't remember those scenes but, although it might not feel it, it was a long time ago.

JoeZhang June 2 2013 10:20 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I saw it at the Cinema and have no recollection of this.

Therin of Andor June 2 2013 10:26 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
Quote:

JoeZhang wrote: (Post 8192542)
I saw it at the Cinema and have no recollection of this.

I bet this is yet another case of a fan misremembering cut lines, they'd once seen in the novelization or comic adaptation, as having been in a theatrical print. Has happened with almost all the Trek movies.

Shazam! June 2 2013 10:34 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
It's because we're better.

NightJim June 6 2013 05:46 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
Well that makes sense now. When I rewatched First Contact a couple of years ago I got confused because I remembered a scene where Geordi talked about his eyes a bit. Can't remember the Sickbay one, but by the sounds of it, it was totally miss-able.

Oso Blanco June 8 2013 12:25 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
Seems that I completely misunderstood the OP ... for some reason I thought those scenes were supposed to be in the UK trailers, not the movie itself.

Therin of Andor June 8 2013 12:37 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
Quote:

Oso Blanco wrote: (Post 8219044)
Seems that I completely misunderstood the OP ... for some reason I thought those scenes were supposed to be in the UK trailers, not the movie itself.

That was in a different thread, and the OP asked for it to be closed in favour of this one.

Lonemagpie June 8 2013 01:03 PM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I don't remember either of those scenes being in it

solariabsg25 June 9 2013 01:59 AM

Re: Why did the UK theatrical release of First Contact have bonus foot
 
I remember something about Geordi's eyes, but then again I don't know if I actually remember seeing it, or just remembering references to it and thinking it was in the film.

It's like Star Wars Episode IV. I've been assured from numerous sources that "Episode IV" was not in the opening scrawl during the original cinema release, but I cannot remember it ever being missing. In fact quite the opposite, I seem to remember wondering as a kid why it would be Episode IV!


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