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Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

View Poll Results: I'd like to watch TOS in...
Airdate order 3 10.34%
Production order 26 89.66%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old December 30 2013, 02:57 PM   #16
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Re: TOS forum original series viewing run : Production or Airdate orde

Well, it isn't that different to production order, I only suggested it (tongue in cheek) to throw a little variety into the mix (ie, if the above two in the poll are the only options we have, then at least 'Stardate Order' offers a third alternative).

I do recall that in the heady days of the 'wilderness' years between TOS and TMP, the fanzines at the time were crazy about analyzing TOS from any perspective possible, including Stardate order... not that it actually revealed any hidden insights or otherwise overlooked notes of continuity. Personally *I* much prefer to watch TOS in production order, and continue to be somewhat mystified that TPTB have defaulted to the IMO inferior airdate order for most of the home media releases since DVD came along.

Production order allows for the entire series to be seen from concept to finalization. The development of TOS, and therefore the fundamentals of the franchise, unfold in front of us, as the character relationships develop and solidify in a natural way, etc.
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Old December 30 2013, 03:40 PM   #17
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Re: TOS forum original series viewing run : Production or Airdate orde

^Well, since DVD box sets came along. The original, individual DVD releases were in production order.
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Old December 30 2013, 03:43 PM   #18
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Re: TOS forum original series viewing run : Production or Airdate orde

^ There was also a monthly magazine -- don't know if it was a PAL region exclusive -- which used to come with DVDs attached. For some reason those too were presented in production order even as the season boxes were not.

Production order really is, in my opinion, the only 'logical' way to go.
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Old December 30 2013, 08:39 PM   #19
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Re: TOS forum original series viewing run : Production or Airdate orde

While I can understand younger fans' desire to use Production Order as the way to watch the series - and it DOES work to some degree to show progression - as an old, original fan who was there watching the premiere on NBC, "airdate" order has always felt correct to me. Thus, I'm thankful that the DVDs an Blu-rays utilize that order.

I suspect that CBS Home Video, in their infinite wisdom, chose airdate order because that's the way ALL of their DVD sets are presented - for all series - not just STAR TREK.

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