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Old January 29 2014, 08:00 PM   #4051
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Re: Last Star Trek Episode You Watched

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1966-69: 50 minutes (51 with next week's brief teaser)
1970s and '80s: 46-1/2 minutes
1990's: 44-1/2 minutes
2000's: 43-1/2 minutes
2010's: 43 minutes

Any chance to slip in another jeans or car commercial. 7 minutes of a fifty-minute episode is already gone and that's one-seventh of the entire story content sacrificed for a little more ad revenue. I like MeTV a lot and watch TOS Remastered on the channel pretty frequently, but the original show is so butchered to pieces with missing scenes and bad editing that you're better off streaming on Netflix or getting the discs.
Yeah, there's magic in watching a broadcast episode of TOS, but the cuts and edits are just too much.

Anyway, "The Squire of Gothos" (TOS)
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Old January 29 2014, 08:58 PM   #4052
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Old January 29 2014, 10:38 PM   #4053
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Old January 29 2014, 10:43 PM   #4054
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Old January 29 2014, 11:16 PM   #4055
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The gratuitous cuts and edits to the current crop of TOS episodes would be a little more tolerable were they not so sloppy and erratic, but that ship's long since sailed. I don't mind watching the cable edits of the series because TOS is still TOS whether the original episode remains fully intact or not, but discs, Netflix and other online sources are the true refuge for the fan who wants his Trek the way Gene and the producers originally intended.

Without 17 minutes of cereal and pizza ads and the end credits shrunken down into the lower corner of the screen so another show's promo can be aired over top of them.
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Old January 29 2014, 11:18 PM   #4056
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The gratuitous cuts and edits to the current crop of TOS episodes would be a little more tolerable were they not so sloppy and erratic, but that ship's long since sailed. I don't mind watching the cable edits of the series because TOS is still TOS whether the original episode remains fully intact or not, but Netflix and other online sources are the refuge for the fan who wants his Trek the way Gene and the producers originally intended.

Without 17 minutes of cereal and pizza ads and the end credits shrunken down into the lower corner of the screen so another show's promo can be aired over top of them.
It reminds me of the Andy Griffith episodes that get cut to pieces and back. Some of the best stuff is in the edits, and you only see them on Netflix, or the DVDs. In fact, the DVDs offer commercials that were shown during the series run. I wish TOS DVDs offered the same. That would have been sweet!
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Where I come from, cutting and editing an original Andy Griffith episode is akin to a serious crime. Folks in these parts take their Andy very seriously, and I can't blame them.
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Old January 30 2014, 12:08 AM   #4058
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Shades of Grey

Seriously

First time I've seen it

Had such a rep it wasn't as bad as I expected

Need a Blu Ray release of this one a la Best of Both Worlds with writer actor and director commentary
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Old January 30 2014, 12:14 AM   #4059
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Old January 30 2014, 04:23 PM   #4060
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Old January 30 2014, 04:28 PM   #4061
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Old January 30 2014, 05:34 PM   #4062
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Old January 30 2014, 07:42 PM   #4063
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Old January 30 2014, 08:11 PM   #4064
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Old January 31 2014, 02:24 AM   #4065
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DS9, "The Storyteller". I have seen this all of two times, and I remember its strangeness enough from the first time I watched it (at least 5 years ago) that I knew most of the plot. It strikes me on my second viewing as an interesting way to demonstrate the importance of myth to human cultures..
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