Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: TP: Frequently Answered Questions
From: richardh@hpopd.pwd.hp.com (Richard Hancock)
Date: 1991-01-10, 10:18
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

/ hpopd:alt.tv.twin-peaks / swsh@ellis.uchicago.edu (Janet M. Swisher) /  8:38 pm  Jan  9, 1991 /

#Meta-question #0:  Why should we accept the closed captions as
#	authoritative?  Don't the people who enter the captions just
#	type what *they* hear?  
#--The closed captions for most pre-recorded network shows that have
#	them are created from scripts.  Despite all the script-secrecy
#	surrounding Twin Peaks, it is reasonable to assume that TP's
#	captions are created the same way.

I don't think the BBC subtitles are created from the scripts - I remember 
seeing "Low Town" transcribed as "Lotown".

But they are colo(u)r-coded to help you identify who's speaking.


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