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Old December 11 2013, 08:39 PM   #924
Greg Cox
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.

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Gratuitous? Disgusting?? Those are hardly the terms I'd use. Hell, these days I'd hesitate to even use the word "graphic" to describe that scene.
Yes. Today it doesn't look like much but back in the day we didn't really see that stuff on television shows.
Actually, there was a lot worse on TV at the time. This was the same time Friday the 13th: The Series was airing and, only a few years later, Freddy's Nightmare's aired. These shows brought us some of the goriest scenes ever shown on television.
Plus, of course, SCANNERS was already out on VHS, which is kinda the gold-standard for exploding head scenes.
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