I remember seeing the patched together print in 1988, watching it on a 19" tv. As rough as it was, it was still great. It had not been broadcast in its entirety before. GR's commentary was pretty cool, too.
I think people these days don't appreciate the way things were before big flat screens and 1080 resolution and 1000 channels, and even remote controls. Making people aware of how good things are now is not a bad thing.
Reminding people of this stuff is good, no matter how stupid they think it is.