^^That quote sounds right.
They saved a good 5 minutes by cutting the death scene flashback and the opening Kirk log entry/bridge talk.
I defer to that writer whether they left in the Kruge/valkris scene as opposed to starting with Grissom.
I do know for sure they didn't insert any deleted scenes or alternate takes because that is something I was looking for and the only reason I tuned in as I already had the movie on VHS tape.
Plus in my long-winded earlier post I mentioned that they rushed TSFS to air a good 5 months before it was originally meant to because normally "Monday Night at the Movies" on ABC started in February and they probably didn't have time to get any alternate/deleted stuff from Paramount like they did for the first 2 movies.