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Old July 24 2013, 09:25 PM   #32
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Re: Are the bluray's the versions where you can choose...

The DVDs and Blu-Rays "fixed" the first few minutes of that episode by re-flopping the image. It was originally printed as a mirror image with Shatner's and Takei's hair parted on the wrong side. Tellingly, Kirk's insignia is missing from his tunic, and Sulu's is obscured by the Space Dog in his arms. When they restored the prints for the DVDs, the flopped it back, which may have been because the image was so clear, you could now actually read the placard on the box propped on one of the rocks. Having backward lettering could probably have been more objectionable than incorrectly parted hair. I'm sure they simply fixed it to make it "right." Anyway, that's one more change from the original....
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