I don't see that it is. It's an inconsequential reference for fans. It's not like Worf 'having' to appear in INS because apparently fans heads would explode if he wasn't present despite the straightforward explanation he had been assigned elsewhere and had to skip a film.
You put stuff like that in for fans - you can't with one segment. You leave it out - you can't win with another segment. You do a clean cut, or a faithful version..........you get where I'm going.
I also however don't assume a lower budget or a cleaner cut would definitively or automatically mean a better or more daring film/TV series. It's entirely possible it would, it's possible it would not. Without story specifics we can't judge that. Budget cuts to TOS season 3 didn't make it the best year creatively the show ever had.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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Last edited by kevin : 02-15-2012 at 12:13 PM.