"The Cage" Original Version

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  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    In some circles, perhaps. And he's hardly "the one," just the most recent one. A number of earlier directors famously remade their own films altogether, such as Hitchcock with The Man Who Knew Too Much or DeMille with The Ten Commandments.
     
  2. Melakon

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    Ridley is still alive. His brother Tony died.

    And "drowning" might not have been the most appropriate word choice. ;)
     
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  3. Therin of Andor

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    Absolutely not. It was the b/w workprint of "The Cage", as used by Roddenberry at conventions and university lectures throughout the 70s, with all the colour footage from the pilot as featured in "The Menagerie" two-parter replacing those scenes.

    In all the publicity surrounding the release on VHS, the original editor realised he still had possession of the missing colour trims. He didn't have the soundtrack trims, though, so they needed the b/w reel's sound for those when the full-colour version was used in "A Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next" and on VHS.
     
  4. BoredShipCapt'n

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    The first home video release of "The Cage" didn't have anything colorized. The b&w elements were edited in and the finished product kept cutting or dissolving between color and b&w.

    (Edit: I see I've been beaten to the punch.) :shrug:
     
  5. Hober Mallow

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    You're saying the Talosians were fantastic editors? :)
     
  6. Robert Comsol

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    I most definitely did not imply any allusion to Tony Scott's suicide.

    But if I look at Ridley's latest version of Blade Runner compared to the original and untempered version it literally gives me the blues because it's oversaturated in blue.

    Bob
     
  7. Melakon

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    You seem to miss that I was indicating Ridley is still alive, so it was unclear whether you meant Ridley or Tony.
     
  8. Mysterion

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    An interesting "What If?" here! What if The Cage had been released as a movie in theaters and become successful? Would Roddenberry have just gone on to do more movies, or would he have continued to pursue Star Trek as a TV series? what would a series of Star Trek movies in the mid to late 60s have looked like?
     
  9. Hober Mallow

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    It may have been something like the old Dr. Who movies, inspired by the show but ultimately unconnected to it.
     
  10. BoredShipCapt'n

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    I'm with this. Get it out there so everyone can see it as it was (minus the color), and then fans can make their own edits.
     
  11. Shawnster

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    Yes, I want to see a version with the original Talosian voice all the way through.
     
  12. Maurice

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    Pssst. This thread's been dead for 15 months. Let it R.I.P.
     
  13. Green Shirt

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    It got better. :devil:
     
  14. T'Bonz

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    No necro.
     
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