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Old June 23 2014, 04:55 PM   #361
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Wow. Almost 13 years and I'm finally a Commander. I guess I'm more of a lurker than a contributer!
Wow. And here I thought I was a thrifty poster!
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Old June 23 2014, 05:51 PM   #362
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So my amazon order shipped but I was charged the $75 price instead of the current $57. Same with COC. Hopefully that will be an easy fix. Looking forward to tomorrow either way!
This happened for Season 5 and I think what happens (if I recall correctly) is they do the price adjustment when the order arrives. Just to make sure, I called amazon yesterday and they said they will adjust the price and it should take up to the 24-48 hours. I don't know why they don't adjust the price right when they are ready to ship it. The price on the pre-order should be instantaneously changed with the price on the website.
I did see that on amazons site. I think I'll double check with the chat option when i get home.
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Old June 23 2014, 06:31 PM   #363
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I find the huge Australian ratings on front covers to be the worst, although I think they're removable stickers in many cases.
I recently bought a couple Blu-rays from Germany. The paper insert was double-sided, with the original artwork on the other side without the age ratings. So I flipped the labels and the age ratings are gone. I appreciate that little touch.
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Old June 23 2014, 06:34 PM   #364
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Are they still just cleaning it without really redoing the FX? No new angles, ships, etc?
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Old June 23 2014, 06:39 PM   #365
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Are they still just cleaning it without really redoing the FX? No new angles, ships, etc?
Of course they are. That's been the MO from the start. Technically however, every FX shot is being redone using the original elements.
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Old June 23 2014, 06:40 PM   #366
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Yep. It's a remastering, not a re-imagining.
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Old June 23 2014, 07:45 PM   #367
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The reviewer really liked Rascals:Well ok then... I love The Royale, so whatever.
And what's wrong with The Royale? While there isn't too much to write home about in the second season, I've always liked it. It's a good old fashioned mystery with an interesting premise.
Nothing, from my perspective. But from getting a general sense from the board, it's considered one of season 2's worst. Both it and The Outrageous Okona attempted to be lighthearted fun episodes, but while Okona crashed and burned, Royale succeeded.
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Old June 23 2014, 09:00 PM   #368
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It's a shame that the Europe releases have those large age ratings on the front covers and spines which often dominate the cover's appearance. Fortunately no such requirements in US.
I'm not sure about other countries, but the German region-free blu-ray discs that I buy have a reversible inside cover that lacks the large age-rating things. Any time you can flip the cover around to get rid of it.
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Old June 23 2014, 11:07 PM   #369
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It's a shame that the Europe releases have those large age ratings on the front covers and spines which often dominate the cover's appearance. Fortunately no such requirements in US.
I'm not sure about other countries, but the German region-free blu-ray discs that I buy have a reversible inside cover that lacks the large age-rating things. Any time you can flip the cover around to get rid of it.
I mentioned that a few posts ago. I bought a couple from Germany, and they had the reversible covers.
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Old June 24 2014, 04:10 AM   #370
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The reviewer really liked Rascals:Well ok then... I love The Royale, so whatever.
And what's wrong with The Royale? While there isn't too much to write home about in the second season, I've always liked it. It's a good old fashioned mystery with an interesting premise.
Nothing, from my perspective. But from getting a general sense from the board, it's considered one of season 2's worst. Both it and The Outrageous Okona attempted to be lighthearted fun episodes, but while Okona crashed and burned, Royale succeeded.
I dunno about the consensus of this board, but the general negativity I get is that the episode feels too cliche and doesn't do enough with the concept to make it worth it. Plus many find the ending where we don't learn anything unsatisfactory. Apparently the original script by Torme got a lot of the production/cast excited about the episode, but Maurice Hurley did rewrites that upset a lot of people including Torme, which for him was the moment he decided to leave TNG after the season's end. That's why "Manhunt" was such a rehash of his previous scripts, because he no longer cared and was just coasting.
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Old June 24 2014, 05:55 AM   #371
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Watching the first disc today. Forgot how much I love and miss this show. This season in particular is my favourite of all 7 seasons. Pure joy to watch. Also the remastering quality seems better to me than season 5. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Old June 24 2014, 02:50 PM   #372
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What makes me laugh is that for the last 27 years, all TNG episodes were rated either U or PG in the UK for VHS (back in the day) and later DVD, except for I think Heart of Glory which was upgraded to 12, but so far on Blu-ray, the first 5 seasons have all been rated 12. When you look at what the BBFC have downgraded from 18 to 15 over the years, I gotta wonder what's going on.
Could be something to do with the extras. Remember those all have to be rated too.

Probably not a huge concern for CBS/Paramount though, I doubt there are many TNG fans out there who are younger than 12.
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Old June 24 2014, 03:03 PM   #373
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It'll be the extras being certificated. Even bleeped use of bad language seems to attract attention. I don't know. I always was a lousy lip-reader.

At most I bet the BBFC probably check the runtimes for episodes against their records, factor in 4% variance for 24fps. Maybe rewatch the ones with issues based on their notes. That they might end up cutting scenes is in the back of my mind though. "Sons and Daughters", a DS9 episode involving a Klingon knifing another was edited once. Unless that was a US TV Network decision. Might've been both. The episode cut to begin with, and then cut again by a whole different set of authorities, before VHS/DVD.
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Old June 24 2014, 03:17 PM   #374
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"Sons and Daughters", a DS9 episode involving a Klingon knifing another was edited once. Unless that was a US TV Network decision. Might've been both. The episode cut to begin with, and then cut again by a whole different set of authorities, before VHS/DVD.
Sons and Daughters and To The Death are both cut in the UK compared to the US. The former a fair chunk, the latter very little.
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Old June 24 2014, 04:05 PM   #375
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"Sons and Daughters", a DS9 episode involving a Klingon knifing another was edited once. Unless that was a US TV Network decision. Might've been both. The episode cut to begin with, and then cut again by a whole different set of authorities, before VHS/DVD.
Sons and Daughters and To The Death are both cut in the UK compared to the US. The former a fair chunk, the latter very little.
They didn't hide it too well in Sons and Daughters, you can tell something's missing thanks to a noticeable audio jump.

If DS9 ever gets remastered I'll be interesting to see what happens to those two episodes. Considering that the rationale at the time was to avoid exposing teens to imitable violence (really) they would probably let it pass now uncut but of course that would require resubmitting the episodes and we all know how cheap/lazy CBS can be.

Also the To The Death neck snap was always rather odd to remove, as in a later episode (Strange Bedfellows) Worf snaps Weyoun's neck and that bit survived intact.
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