Khan #3 Review

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Villordsutch, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Zaku

    Zaku Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 21, 2009
    In "The Neutral Zone" didn't they say something about they are so advanced and civilized that they can peacefully accept death?
  2. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    There could very well have been other factors that caused the color episodes to outsell the b/w's. Was there a price difference, did they do more advertising, did they discontinue the b/w's, was the packaging different, etc. I can imagine a scenario where a company spends money to colorize a show then makes it more attractive to the consumer so they can justify the cost.

    I didn't realize they had colorized the first season of Betwitched. Sort of makes me glad I bought Wild Wild West when it came out and the first season of that was in b/w. I'm just not that into colorization. I would hate for them to do the same thing to Man from U.N.C.L.E. before I decide to pick it up.

    On the other hand, colorized Betwitched did sell so there must be a market. I haven't seen something that's been colorized in a decade at least. Does it look any better? Do people actually do it still? When was Betwitched done anyway?
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    No, it's just that some people are so narrow in their tastes that they'd rather see color than black-and-white even if the color version looks greatly inferior in every other respect. Back in the '80s or so, a number of black-and-white Popeye and Warner Bros. cartoons were cheaply reanimated in color by a Korean studio so that they could be sold in syndication. The color versions looked horrible, full of sloppy art and animation errors, and the scenes in some of the Popeye cartoons that used the innovative technique of filming animation-cel characters on glass against a moving 3D tabletop model, so that the background would move with realistic perspective, were replaced with ordinary 2D animation with crude background paintings. The remade versions were artistically inferior in every possible way (well, visually -- they still had the original audio), but they were in color, and somehow that made them far more marketable for the mass audience than the beautifully made black-and-white originals.

    Bewitched debuted in 1964. It switched to color for its third season in 1966, around when most shows switched to color. (Well, a year later than Gilligan's Island had switched to color, but the same time Lost in Space did.)