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Old September 7 2012, 03:22 PM   #24
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Re: How do star dates work

^Well, I think both analogies apply. That's kind of what I did in the last post -- explaining the technique behind the illusion, the reasons why, in the context of the way television was made and broadcast in the 1960s, it made sense to create the illusion only in broad strokes. I think too many viewers today don't think about how much our modern perception of TV is shaped by things like home video and the Internet and the like, things they simply didn't have back then. Understanding how different things were back then, why they couldn't and wouldn't have made decisions the same way they do now, helps give us more appreciation of the work they did.
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