Today, we’re concluding our look at cut footage from “Evolution”, the third-season premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation with five additional deleted scenes from the original episode! Our cut-down package highlights this new footage below – in proper context with the finished episode – along with a scene-by-scene breakdown of each scene.
|The original VHS tapes, generously shared with TrekCore by Cyril “Patchou” Paciullo|
Workprint vs. Finished Episode
Several of our readers have expressed interest in seeing these scenes (and the footage recovered from the other episodes in this series) included on future Next Generation Blu-ray sets. As we mentioned in previous articles (here and here), we passed on all the information about the recent discoveries to CBS which encouraged them to embark on a hunt for deleted footage. As a result, a number of deleted scenes will be presented on the upcoming fourth and fifth season Blu-ray sets (including the footage we featured from “The Wounded”). We’re assured that the hunt for additional deleted scenes from Seasons Six and Seven is underway as well. Unfortunately, the film reels for Seasons 1-3 have been returned to archival storage making any retroactive inclusion of earlier deleted scenes on later sets unlikely.
Stay tuned to TrekCore as we’ll continue to bring you in-depth coverage on any newly-recovered Next Generation footage as the Blu-ray restoration project continues.
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