Star Trek VI C.E. New cut?

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  1. DaveMK

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    The official announcement for the STVI C.E. at Startrek.com states "Disc 1: the dvd contains two scene revisions by director Nicholas Meyer". Does anyone know if this is accurate? The only version on any format has been the same since 1992. It contains THREE extra or expanded scenes. Are they refering to new changes (I hope) or are they inaccuratly refering to changes made 11 years ago? Maybe Bill Hunt will find out as he gets pretty good Star Trek info. If it is a new cut they are doing a lousy job of promoting in such a vauge fashion.
     
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    I really hope this means they cut it back to the theatrical version, but I doubt it.
     
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    Hopefully, they won't screw up the aspect ratio this time.
     
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    Please cut out the ship's cooks. Everybody knows starships in Kirk's era don't have ship's cooks, they have automated food processors (precursors to replicators).
     
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    So far, all indications are that the proper ratio will be done this time. Specs leaked out up to now all say 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen.

    We shall see.

    I'd like to know what the scene changes are, too.

    Joel
     
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    Having replicators does not preclude the desire to have cooks on the ship. Meyer's unusual contributions to Star Trek 2 and 6 are some of the things that make those Trek films great, the simple things like Kirk's glasses. Whatever changse are made to this new DVD, if any, the two previous cuts of the film should be included.
     
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    Yes the Scooby Doo revelation of Colonel West as the Khitomer assassin was so essential since it was a joint Starfleet/Klingon conspiracy to prevent peace.
    The other added bits were inconsequential, but they were right to cut the bit at the end. However, I must agree that seamless branching is the way to go.
     
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    Heh... the subject of this thread almost looks like "Star Trek VICE" [​IMG]

    (Cues the cool 80's Jan Hammer theme music)
     
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    That, and you'd expect that the command crew might, as a perk, get good cooked meals. Not to mention diplomatic staff and the like.
     
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    ok, at the BBFC, the audio commentary has been certified:

    STAR TREK VI - THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, Run Time 108m 39s
    Widescreen, DVD audio commentary, Re-edited version

    So, "Re-edited version" sounds interesting...
    remember that is PAL time, it equals 113m and 10 secs
    in NTSC.
     
  13. Mikel_Cooperman

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    Good news.

    Guinan makes live drinks on the Enterprise as apposed to replicated drinks so why cant they do the same with cooking?
     
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    Someone pointed out Sisko, and his father of course owned a restaurant; and in DS9 we also saw a Klingon restaurant make their own food to make sure part of it was "live" and so forth.. replicators don't replace everything.
     
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    Isn't the theatrical running time 113 minutes? At least IMDB says so..
     
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    The theatrical cut was 110 minutes and 5 seconds
    when it premiered in the UK in 1991.

    The video version (PAL) was 108 minutes and 34 seconds
    when it was released in the UK in 1992. That is equivalent
    of 113 minutes and 5 seconds on Film or NTSC video.
     
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    I had thought they had some cooks on board so that they could make that nice meal for the Klingons?
     
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    Gotta agree with a few other posters.

    I would assume that the galley and it's staff were there for A) Command officers and B) diplomatic functions.

    I'm sure the enlisted folks just got reprocessed stuff.
     
  19. Jonathan Perregaux

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    ...Yeah, except that Gene Roddenberry himself once told David Gerrold (who was writing "The Trouble With Tribbles") to cut out this new character he invented named "Cookie," who was the ship's cook. "And what a colorful character he is," David writes in his script. Gene's comment: "No, he's not." Gene informed his eager young scriptwriter that there were no cooks aboard starships.
     
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    In the original Trek, we see Kirk getting replicator food, same as everybody else.

    But in the original Trek, we also saw that the Capt'n didn't get all that many perks in general; due in part, no doubt, to the nature of the Fleet at that time. In the movies, and TNG, by contrast, we can definately see that the fleet's expanding, and starting to build in the comforts of rank and what not.

    But even if not for the vaunted Captain of Starfleet's flagship, then certainly for the civvie diplomats.

    In the modern American Navy, higher ranking officers get bigger quarters, private heads, stewards, and so on. It's certainly not far fetched.
     

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