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Shane
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Postby Shane » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:29 pm


(jack18 @ Mar. 02 2009,17:24)QUOTEahone of my favourite episodes of the seriesAndrewY'know, I was thinking this when I was taking the screen-grabs. Episode 4 really is a bit of a stonker.
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Postby jack18 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:35 pm

have watched the boxset (2nd time) it's still good. in the flashback episode 9 i have found something remember the first battle between the imperial fighters and x bomber in episode 1 where you see a shot of Dr Benn just as x bomber is about to crashland now in episode 9 when makara and the imperial master remember that mission you hear Dr Benn "Prepare for forced landing" then on the second flashback episode when Shiro recalls the first battle in episode 1 you hear PPA say "fire in engineering room and dr benn says ppa fix it. now in the actual episode you don't hear Dr Benn say anything and you don't hear PPA say anything he just has a very stern expression. has anyone else picked up on this i only picked up on this when watching the DVD not when they were shown.Andrew

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Postby jack18 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:37 pm

it is indeed Shane must admit i like episode 5 as well.Andrew

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Postby jack18 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:03 pm

slight ammendment to my post in the second flashback episode referring to the 1st episode you hear PPA say fire in engine room and i thought Dr Benn says PPA fix it he dosen't he does say that line in another eisode but i don't know what one.Andrew

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Postby djdust » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 pm

Both flashback episodes have different dialogue, music and even sound effects compared to the original episodes. I think the flashback that takes the biscuit though is the one where X-Bomber gets away from the Sea Of Trees just in a nick of time before the lava from the volcano hits them! Erm.....
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Postby Darthdc » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:45 pm

Yeah, I noticed that, got their adventures well and truly mixed up. Another is how Shiro (in Dai-X) says "show them whats up our sleeve" compared to "use the super cannon" from the original footage in ep 4. They messed up big with the flashback episodes for sure.
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Postby jack18 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:13 pm

have just been into the HMV birmingham and the boxset of Star Fleet has gone up to £40 lucky i bought it when they had it at £32.99Andrew

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Postby Rachel » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:50 pm

I'll have to check out the prices on Amazon; or keep a lookout for the next HMV sale. (They always have lots of pink balloons in the window when that occurs.)

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Postby Mark42 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:28 pm

I'm not too sure why people are talking so much about picture quality because in my opinion the quality was never that totally high on its first release. I have no idea what quality of film stock was used but the show often looked slightly washed out, fuzzy or grainy compared with say the Gerry Anderson shows. Also all the footage with laser beams in would involve optical duplication, creating a copy of the original film which reduces film quality - and of course the end title footage always looked like it had been stored in a dustbin, very grainy as it was probably a copy of a copy of the original film.I've still got bits of Starfleet on video tape from the original broadcasts in the 1980s, and I've obviously watched these several times over the years so the quality of the new DVDs is exactly what I expected it to be. Remastering can't perform miracles, whats been done is good enough in my book - except there seems to be a little blob of muck near the centre of the screen in most episodes that bugging me.

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Postby Crash » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:13 pm

Well I saw the first episode and the quality was good.It was good enough that you could pick out lots of details that I missed on pirate VCD.The folks at Vulpes Libris gave me a signed copy so I didn't have to line Enoki Film's pockets.
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