Thread: TOS On MeTV?
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Old March 1 2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Re: TOS On MeTV?

SciFiChannel's approach stunk.

In one case (and I plainly remember this) they actually came back from a break, ran about one minute of the episode, and then went into another break.

They were cutting in where no breaks were intended, the whole thing was a mess.

People got so disgusted, the ratings dropped terribly.

Right in the middle of the second go-round (this time with Nimoy hosting instead of Shatner) they dropped the "Special Edition" and the following week suddenly we were back to host-free, edited episodes in a one hour timeslot.

Nimoy was ticked royally. He'd filmed his host segments first, and Shatner finally agreed to come on board later. SciFi ran Shatner's version first, and so a huge number of Nimoy's segments never aired.

The "Special Edition" was never seen again.
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