Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread That makes sense. What they probably kept in storage were any circle takes (the takes that the director chose to "print" -- or in this case telecine -- and that the camera assistant then circled on his or her camera report). Because they shot "The Measure of a Man" as written (2ND REV. FINAL DRAFT) and even did a rough assembly with these additional scenes, these circle takes were still preserved. It's interesting to note that the aforementioned teleplay of "The Measure of a Man" by Melinda Snodgrass is 53 pages. The longest teleplay of Season Two is "Shades of Gray" at 76 pages... mostly due to extra flashback scenes not used in the aired version. The shortest is "The Royale" at 48 pages. It all depends on the writing style used... some writers have long dialogue blocks or long action description, others not so much. The general rule used during TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT was about 1 1/2 pages-per-minute (so around 65 pages maximum for a 43 minute episode, minus the credit sequences).