- Aug 9, 1999
- Baton Rouge, LA
- Real Name
- Joel Fontenot
A member of the TrekBBS forum started a thread about one of the recent Trek TOS DVD releases - the one with "The Tholian Web" on it. In it he states:
Right after McCoy tells Uhura that Captain Kirk really is alive, he takes the restraints off of her, then gets a page. In the DVD, right after McCoy gets the page, it cuts to Scotty talking to Spock. Well, on the VHS version, the scene shows McCoy getting paged, then answering it and being told that the antidote has been found. The cut on the DVD is pretty abrupt, and distractingly obvious (at least to me). Pretty crappy, huh?
It's kind of frustrating, because the DVDs are the definitive versions of TOS. Of course, in "Patterns of Force" the sound effect when Kirk slaps Gil, and when the guards are pounding on the door is also missing. Not to mention an absent musical cue in "The Doomsday Machine" and a botched musical note in "The Menagerie" (when Spocks grabs the whistling leaves).
I wish Paramount would do a better job with these DVDs. After all, they should know how picky us fans are.
I noticed this abrupt edit too, even though I never had an earlier video release of this episode.
Is there something that can be done about this?
I'm really wondering if Mr. Blythe could look into this and at least find out what happened here. If that's at all possible.