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Old May 1 2013, 08:52 PM   #661
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^^^They hardly ever go against the customer---right or wrong---they're pretty good.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:12 PM   #662
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That's the Amazon Pre-order Guarantee. If they didn't do that, then make a huge stink.

It only applies if the price drops before it ships. Once I bought something and the price dropped after it shipped but before I received it. I contacted Amazon, and they said the price guarantee doesn't apply if it ships before the price drop, however they gave me the credit as a courtesy.

Otherwise I would have returned the first item, and then re-bought it at the lower price, but they saved me that extra hassle.

You don't have to make a huge stink, I contacted them via chat, and they took care of the problem with no issues.

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I've had the same experience with Amazon, where the price of something went down not long after purchase. They pulled the same thing on me - first it's sorry, nothing we can do, we won't refund the difference; but if you don't accept that and press a little more, you'll get a "credit" for the amount in dispute toward another purchase.

Must be on their script. First goal is to keep your money; second is to keep your business. It's rather obvious.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:13 PM   #663
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I noticed that hideous shot of from Ensigns of Command as well, my first thought was "why is the Enterprise powered down?"

Regarding the on-screen text, without pausing it to read it, I too saw a few jokes, notably something referencing "find and replace." I think I actually prefer when the leave the onscreen text as-is rather than replacing it with something more accurate to the scene, but admittedly the replaced text will likely hold up longer.

I also noticed that the dedication plaque is slightly different than the one we normally see. It only contained a single column of text at the bottom, rather than the numerous columns listing the names of the crew members from the show.

It also painfully obvious that some of the lines were redubbed when the show was first produced.
Every line spoken by Gosheven (the chief heavy) was overdubbed - with a different actor's voice, IIRC.. I don't know why they did that.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:40 PM   #664
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The story goes that either the actor wasn't happy with his performance or producers felt he sounded too much like John Wayne, so it was dubbed. As a result, the actor asked that he go uncredited.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:40 PM   #665
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I simply contacted Amazon, and they adjusted no issues.

When I politely raise an issue with Amazon, they are always quick to resolve the issue.

Just be polite and inquiring, and everything is fine.

I've yet to have an issue that wasn't resolved quickly.
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Old May 1 2013, 09:44 PM   #666
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Amazon has always been good to me. Two months back, I bought a book from Amazon UK, and a month later, it hadn't arrived. I chatted with an agent, and they sent out another copy with no hassle.

It's nice that they are the #1 retailer, but don't take their customers for granted.
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Old May 1 2013, 10:16 PM   #667
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The Survivors has aged very well.
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Old May 1 2013, 10:47 PM   #668
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Does Amazon price-match against print ads (like the Target deal)?
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Old May 1 2013, 10:50 PM   #669
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Flicked through a few episodes so far, the quality of the remastering is staggering!
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Old May 1 2013, 11:35 PM   #670
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I noticed that hideous shot of from Ensigns of Command as well, my first thought was "why is the Enterprise powered down?"

Regarding the on-screen text, without pausing it to read it, I too saw a few jokes, notably something referencing "find and replace." I think I actually prefer when the leave the onscreen text as-is rather than replacing it with something more accurate to the scene, but admittedly the replaced text will likely hold up longer.

I also noticed that the dedication plaque is slightly different than the one we normally see. It only contained a single column of text at the bottom, rather than the numerous columns listing the names of the crew members from the show.

It also painfully obvious that some of the lines were redubbed when the show was first produced.
Every line spoken by Gosheven (the chief heavy) was overdubbed - with a different actor's voice, IIRC.. I don't know why they did that.
The actor who played Goshaven did the majority of his lines right next to the water pumping station. The sound of the running water was found to be too loud and they had to dub over all his lines with a different actor because the original actor was not available.
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Old May 1 2013, 11:38 PM   #671
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The Survivors has aged very well.
Definitely one of the best episodes of Season 3 and one of the best in the series imho. Its a great scifi story with an excellent ending. Its definitely a 5-star ep for me.
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Old May 1 2013, 11:49 PM   #672
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Out of the five episodes on the first disc, I only found The Survivors watchable. Though all the episodes looked spectacular.
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Old May 1 2013, 11:52 PM   #673
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I've only watched "Evolution" so far, and WOW did it look good. The colors are vibrant as hell and the bolder lighting style really pops off the screen (especially compared to how flat and lifeless everything looked in the second season).

The new, light gray carpeting on the bridge really jumped out at me as well. I never realized it was that bright before.

Unfortunately the episode itself is still a bit of a snoozer. Once you get past the amazing effects, it's basically another "stuff goes haywire on the Enterprise" story (which is a plot device they used way too often on this show), together with another tedious "Wesley learns a valuable lesson" story.

I love Evolution for many reasons...the character bits, both with the guest actor and Wesley. The treatment of both an alien species and an artificial intelligence (this episode gets 5 stars simply for there being no Kirk to talk the AI to death). The indroduction to the masses of nanotechnology. The use of baseball metaphors. The wonderful music and FX. There really is nowhere this episode goes wrong.

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Old May 2 2013, 12:47 AM   #674
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I love Evolution for many reasons...the character bits, both with the guest actor and Wesley. The treatment of both an alien species and an artificial intelligence (this episode gets 5 stars simply for there being no Kirk to talk the AI to death). The indroduction to the masses of nanotechnology. The use of baseball metaphors. The wonderful music and FX. There really is nowhere this episode goes wrong.

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I liked the idea of the nanites, but it didn't feel like much was really done with it. They cause a bit of havoc on the ship, they attack the scientist, and then after he gives a quick apology they're gone.

It also seemed like a stretch that a couple of Wesley's escaped nanites could take control of the ship and develop an intelligence in a matter of hours. Yeah I know he's supposed to be a genius and all, but come on.
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Old May 2 2013, 12:59 AM   #675
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So I've got up to "The Enemy" and Wow! is all I can say. The remastering is incredible. The live action looks amazing. It's truly staggering how cinematic the show looks now with improved contrast and colouring. Almost looks as though it was produced today!
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