ABC broadcast - Star Trek: First Contact

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  1. Peter McM

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    I had hoped it would have been padded with some extra scenes, as has been done with past Trek films for television. But I was instead disappointed by what they left out--including such classic lines as, "Don't you people in the 24th century ever pee?"
     
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    also in the beginning they cut when the pointy thing went into the captains eye.
     
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    I assume this was cropped from 2.40:1 OAR to make it fit 16:9 HDTV.
     
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    Of course they left out a lot. A 111 minute film plus commercials won't fit into a two hour timeslot.
     
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    But I was hoping to maybe get a peek of what we can expect with the eventual DVD re-release--just like we're about to with Wrath of Kahn, which will include scenes only seen in network broadcast.
    Michael:
    The full-frame was especially irritating during the drunk scene with Troi and Cochrane; Their reactions to them drinking that bad booze was ruined by the P&S, you couldn't quite see all of them.[​IMG]
     
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    So glad I have the DVD instead [​IMG].
    I would love to see networks start running films in widescreen. It wouldn't matter terribly though since I won't watch anything edited for content or with jarring commercial breaks.
    I'm fairly surprised Paramount didn't sweetheart this one over to UPN.
     
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    Actually, they don't sweetheart anything to anyone. It's stupid, but I'm sure ABC was willing to pay a lot more. Don't forget, the movie has aired on TV before. Insurrection has also been on TV

    And why was a good HTFer watching P&S? SHAME!
     
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