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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Jul 18, 2002.
The stop for Chapter 2 on the first episode is several minutes past the end of the starting credits.
That's not the only one, Jeff! Several episodes on all three already-released box sets have the same chapter 2 starting point issue.
It is definately better if, on ANY TV-show-on-DVD, if the 2nd chapter starting point is immediately after the opening credits are complete. That ought to be a standard, along with a "Play All" feature.
I wonder why it's like that. I didn't think I encounterred it in Season 1, but I didn't always pass the credits either.
I hope there is time to change this for any subsequent season.
Is there a list anywhere that contains all the episodes with this problem?
Right now I'm up to the tenth episodes of Season One and it would be good to know which episodes I should fast forward through the credits instead of skipping to the next chapter.
Just for reference, quite a few episodes from Star Trek: TOS have this problem as well.
Looks like another reason to buy R2
In all fairness, it may not be an error, it just might be a really bad decision. I've seen some weird choices for chapter stops on lots of dvds. There's one that chapter 1 starts with the fbi logo, etc., and chapter 2 is already into the meat of the film.
The thing is that the majority of the episodes have Chapter 2 right after the credits, which tells me there's some timecode logging issues that weren't checked properly in QC
Set is great, this is just annoying
I've noticed this issue as well, and I have a theory. It seems as though this happens when the opening scene is fairly short...say, less than 3 minutes. The title sequence lasts about a minute and a half. That would bring the duration of the first chapter under 5 minutes. I think it's when this happens that the next scene begins in chapter one.
Maybe someone can check this out if he/she has the time.
I've also noticed that when this happens chapter 2 usually starts after a "commercial break" or fade to black... perhaps the software or people are missing something?
Either way, this is VERY annoying.. I carefully look for the episode title, and if I don't see it almost immediatly, I start to rewind.
I've bitched about this in all my reviews of TNG seasons.
Going back over my notes, here are the offending episodes.
-The Big goodbye
-When the Bough Breaks
-Skin of Evil
-Who Watches the Watchers
-The Vengeance Factor
It doesn't take very long to check. I suggest making a little checklist for the QC guy and adding "Chapters" on there.