Yeah, S1's was a pretty cool easter egg.
Listen, I don't want to start a new topic but I'm wondering about something on the S5 DVD set. In it's list of speacial features S5 has something on 'New and Extended Scenes'. What's that about? Anybody know? ::looks at Joe::
I think that's actually deleted
and extended scenes. But I have no idea how much of this material there is or whether any of it will be incorporated into the episodes themselves, or they'll just include these variants of familiar scenes in the bonus material. Also don't know if this stuff will strictly be from S5 or if it will cover the full five seasons. Based on what JMS has written over the years about how tightly they tried to write and edit the episodes, I doubt there is going to be a lot of this stuff included, and am quite certain that none of it will materially change anything. But it could be interesting to see a slightly different take on some familiar material.
"Deleted scenes" are a fairly common feature on movie DVDs and truth be told I usually find myself agreeing with whoever said, "Cut this, it's crap we don't need it" to a given scene. Often these are nice little scenes in and of themselves, sometimes with a bit of humor or an insight into the character, but incorporated into the film they just would have killed the pace. Sometimes they're scenes intended to provide the audience with information, or remind them of a plot point so they can follow the story (this is especially true of mysteries and thrillers.) Then when actual test audiences watch the film they just find these scenes annoying because they have no trouble following the plot and the exposition just becomes redundant and makes the picture drag. So out the scenes come.
Bottom line, most deleted scenes are deleted for a reason
, and having them on DVD is a nice little glimpse into the film-making process, but that's about it.