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Post by SPACE 1899 on Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:38 am

http://www.space2099.com/video/video_01.htm

Check out the above - "Originally censored due to its violent content. Watch what it was like to be on the receiving end of Balor's idea of 'exquisite pain and suffering' as John Koenig is the victim of a bloody attack at the hands of Mike, the injured pilot, presented like it was originally meant to be shown..."

All I can say is, having watched the scene, I now understand why this scene was cut !!!

WARNING - MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE RECOVERED FROM YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER BEFORE WATCHING.
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Re: UNCUT 'END OF ETERNITY'

Post by CHAS1999 on Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:46 pm

That Video sure looks better than the image on my SPACE1999 Y1 DVD's. It looks much brighter with a more snappy color to it.

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Post by Andrew Kearley on Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:17 pm

The thing about this is I'm always a little wary about the assertion
that the sequence was "censored", and this is how it was "meant" to be
shown. It may well be that the producers at the time thought the
sequence went too far and cut it down - in which case, the episode as
it exists is the "proper" version, and this is simply a cut scene - the
sort of editorial decision that's taken every day.
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Post by Commander Koenig on Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:11 am

Interesting to see the uncut scenes, I'd only ever seen the still images of the bloodied Koenig before (they are reproduced on my Space 1999 website behind the scenes section).

I suppose one can see why the scenes were thought to go a little too far for family viewing especially in the 1970s (nowadays of course we see much worse on our screen and no one bats an eyelid). Even the cut version is rather shocking as one is left to 'imagine' what is happening to Koenig, and the scene is made even more menacing by the clever use of the camera angles (shooting through the model plane).

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Post by Magnus Greel on Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:40 am

My computer can't handle video, but I'd say that the episode needs something a bit graphic. I have to fill in a bit too much of Balor's psychosis with my imagination. At least a bit of it ought to show onscreen.
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Post by s99fan on Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:48 pm

I have not heard of this being 'censored' before. My understanding also was that it was cut due to the sensibilities of the era. Thank you for the link.
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Post by cmdrkoenig67 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:43 am

s99fan wrote:I have not heard of this being 'censored' before. My understanding also was that it was cut due to the sensibilities of the era. Thank you for the link.

I'm unconvinced, "cut due to sensibilities of the era" translates to censorship to me.

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Post by s99fan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:21 pm

Perhaps, but it also relates to the morals and conventions of the era. One would not expect a woman in trousers to be acceptable in 1910, nor rampant on-screen smoking in 2010.
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Post by Magnus Greel on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:26 pm

s99fan wrote:Perhaps, but it also relates to the morals and conventions of the era. One would not expect a woman in trousers to be acceptable in 1910, nor rampant on-screen smoking in 2010.

Conventions change over time because of people breaking the rules and pushing past those conventions, and to a large extent what the 70s were about was pushing past conventional boundaries. Lots of film and TV producers and writers were trying, and getting shot down much of the time, but sometimes they'd succeed. Certainly films had much more graphic content. I haven't seen the video, my computer won't handle it, but if they could show Brian Blessed's smoking corpse onscreen, I'd think this could make it onscreen. It's not a matter of "conventions". It's a matter of what a particular authority whom they were dealing with thought at the time.
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Post by astro7 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:02 am

The link is dead apparently!
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