Trek Bloopers on DVD Releases..

Discussion in 'DVD' started by DeathStar1, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Has there ever been an official, read 'non weasly exec' answer as to why these things havn't been released?

    We got a small showing of one toward the end of Season 2, where Stewart does an in/out of character tape dance routine on the bridge of the enterirpse. One can only imagine how many other gems are missing [​IMG].

    Maby they have enough bloopers for an entire season of shows [​IMG].
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, the cost-benefit ratio does not allow for their inclusion. And not all of the actors think they should be made public, regardless of the easy availability of them for years. Even if everyone agreed, it would probably be a 6-figure payoff because the gag reels were not included in their original contracts.

    They're not going to sell that many extra copies
     
  3. Bill Williams

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    Some people like them, which is why they're available on the underground and fan circuits and on who knows how many different VHS tapes.

    So far the only bloopers I've seen commercially released or shown on TV have been the DS9 and Voyager bloopers on the home video release of Star Trek's Greatest Moments (with Jason Alexander), the Enterprise bloopers that were on the UPN bloopers show this past season (only three mild clips at that), and the Patrick Stewart song-and-dance outtake that was on the Season 5 DVD set (that one made it onto the A&E Biography on Patrick Stewart a few months back, with music!). There was also a few bloopers/outtakes from TNG's first season included in the segment of Reading Rainbow on the filming of TNG.

    But I have to agree, it's because of the cost-benefit ratio that we're not seeing more bloopers commercially available.
     
  4. ChrisBEA

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    I had also read somewhere that Paramount didn't want to "expose" Star Trek. They didn't want to break the mystique surrounding the Trek universe by not allowing the real world in. I think it was an interview with Berman and Braga, but I'm not sure. I think it's a lame excuse....
     
  5. Anthony Connor

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  6. Philip Verdieck

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    Amen, they have done a good job of torpedoing the franchise...
     
  7. Sean Laughter

    Sean Laughter Screenwriter

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    The only blooper reel I want to see is Berman & Braga tripping on each other as they get booted out the door.
     
  8. Tony Whalen

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    Oh look, a Star Trek thread that quickly descended into Berman & Braga bashing. How novel.

    [​IMG]

    Getting back on topic, I agree with Jeff.

     
  9. Anthony Connor

    Anthony Connor Stunt Coordinator

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    Sorry - It was an oporunity to good to pass up [​IMG]

    Now back to our scheduled program ......

    Regards

    Anthony
     

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