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Old January 11 2013, 01:05 AM   #118
Maxwell Everett
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Re: Season THREE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
So what does this piece of carpet tell us?

That Corey Allen was a bad director because he didn't pay attention to that piece of carpet in the overscan zone or that he was a good director because he knew that this production oddity would't be noticed by 98% of the audience because they couldn't see it on their CRT TVs?
He was a good director, but the fact that the carpet was laid on top of wires or some other visible object that wasn't supposed to be there strongly implies that either he, his director of photography Edward R. Brown or camera operator Lowell Peterson noticed it and asked for the carpet to be placed over them. If they truly didn't care about the overscan area, they never would have bothered.
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