Plato's Stepchildren Syndication Music Query

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  1. The Warlord

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    According to the Nitpickers Guide, the commercial break music following the Kirk/horse scene is slightly different in the syndicated version. Does anyone know what is the music that replaces the original?

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  2. ZapBrannigan

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    The syndicated episodes must have almost always matched the original NBC broadcast version, which would probably be found on the VHS or LaserDisc releases. If there's an alteration on the DVD or BD versions, only a few members here would be expert enough to know.
     
  3. GNDN18

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    Maybe @Indysolo has some idea about this.
     
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    Been a really long time since I’ve seen a syndicated cut of any of TOS.
     
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    He knows a lot about the studio tapes and LLL's 15-CD box set, but I think Ssosmcin is more attuned to what music changes occurred in the various releases of the show. If I recall.
     
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    Well, by all means, let’s ask @Ssosmcin, too.
     
  7. Indysolo

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    Different compared to what? This doesn't make sense to me, and without any video of this, I would think the book is in error.

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    Neil, I think s/he means "different from the uncut version." I recall noticing what Phil was talking about after reading his book. I figured it was sort of the musical version of a jump cut to cover the syndication slash so the music matched the new length of the shorter version of the ep. :shrug:
     
  9. The Warlord

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    I'm a 'he' lol. And I'll quote the passage from the book, when I'm home later.
     
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    Didn't want to offend :beer: :)
     
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  11. The Warlord

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    Not at all! :)
     
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    Incidentally Neil, is the cue from The Way To Eden after the opening credits, just after the Spock's Brain cue, when the hippies step off the transporter, on the complete boxset? I can't seem to find it...
     
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    If you mean the brief little electric guitar riff, it's in there.

    Only a tiny handful of cues were missing from the box, including a library-cue love theme heard in "Miri" and a brief bit from "Spock's Brain," and they were all provided in the LLL 50th Anniversary Collection, a four-CD set that spans the franchise. The 15-CD set wasn't missing anything from "Eden."
     
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    If you mean the instrumental version of “Charlie’s our new darling...” from “Charlie X” which was used during a Captain’s Log entry at the beginning Act 1 of “The Way to Eden,” sadly it wasn’t included in the complete box set. The version with Uhura’s vocal and musical accompaniment (from “Charlie X”) is included in the set, but unfortunately the version without her vocal isn’t included.
     
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    Thanks guys. Yes Neil, I meant the section you were referring to, and now I've gone and had a listen, I can now here it underneath the vocals, thanks!
    It's so in tune (pardon the pun!) with the other 'Eden' cues, I automatically assumed it was from there.
    Is the instrumental version of this ever likely to be released?
     
  16. ZapBrannigan

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    I don't even remember that bit in "Eden." It's been a while for me.
     
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    The BBC always screened Way To Eden before Spock's Brain so that scene with every one falling about was such a kick in the groin to me after I first taped Brain! :vulcan:
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  18. ZapBrannigan

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    Did they use that Sickbay fainting scene in "The Immunity Syndrome" as well ("Half the people on the ship just fainted")? I can't recall.

    Edit: No, I don't think so.
     
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  19. The Warlord

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    No - although I do, in a fan edit I am producing ;)
     
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    Nope, just the two season three episodes! Shame on David Alexander the director! :cool:
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