|The Stuff They Didn't Show You: A Photo Collection
|You've asked for it, I've wanted to do it, and the site has always seemed to be somewhat lacking without it. Greg Werner of The Ultimate Dragon Ball Z Information Site was, I believe, the first to do this kind of thing, and I had to get in on the action. So here it is at last, fans! The hard, photographic evidence of everything I've told you about in the episode comparisons, complete with even MORE commentary! This section should be pretty self-explanatory, but I'll go over a few things just in case.
I also wanted to mention that these images, as with most screen captures, are no substitute for seeing the real thing, and are not intended to be. In other words, they leave much to be desired in terms of quality. This is due to a number of factors, including: my crappy video capture software, the (sometimes) poor quality of my own recordings, and even problems with the initial broadcasts themselves. The International Channel (where I get all of my Japanese episodes) seems to have rather faded and colorwashed tapes of the series, and this will be quite noticeable when you compare the quality of the Japanese images to the US ones. But overall, it shouldn't ever be so bad that you won't be able to tell what's going on.
You may also notice a semi-translucent "I" (in the case of the Japanese version) or "Cartoon Network" logo (in the case of the US version) on many, if not most of the photos. You all know about those annoying "station ID" tags that have become all the rage in the 90's, and there's nothing I can do about them. Unless of course I were to go through and paint them out of every image, heh heh.
And finally, some of you may be wondering why I didn't simply add these images to the episode comparisons themselves. Well, there are several reasons why, both from the standpoint of the visitors and myself. Basically, it's a WHOLE LOT easier for me to do it this way (long, boring, technical story, don't ask), and I think that some people would rather the images all be collected in one place. In any case, each image is cross-referenced with the episode that it came from, so you can click on the "Episode (X)" link to get more information. Conversely, I have also added links to the gallery in the episode comparisons. (Oh wait a minute, that's what "cross-reference" means, heh.)
Anyway, that's quite enough from me, enjoy the show!