Episode screenshots for 'commentary' shows

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VinceA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:51 am

I completely understand the 'no title card' policy for episode screenshots, normally. I'm a big fan of shows that comment about on-screen content. Shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax & The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs. For these shows the producers typically will produce a title card that combines the show with the underlying movie that the episode is using for fodder. So, a screenshot of the show might not convey the gist of the focus content. Might an exception to the rule be in order here?
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Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am

VinceA wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:51 am
I completely understand the 'no title card' policy for episode screenshots, normally. I'm a big fan of shows that comment about on-screen content. Shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax & The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs. For these shows the producers typically will produce a title card that combines the show with the underlying movie that the episode is using for fodder. So, a screenshot of the show might not convey the gist of the focus content. Might an exception to the rule be in order here?
Apologies, but the rule has to remain. If we make an exception it opens up a lot of revisionist history.
VinceA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:45 am

Gotcha. Had to ask, figured this would be the answer.
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