Previously few weeks, there’s been a persistent rumor that the creators of Stranger Things are quietly modifying previous seasons of the present for a wide range of causes. It appears to have began with the Duffer brothers giving an interview concerning the present’s fourth season, the place they acknowledged a minor continuity gaffe: Episode 2 was set on March 22, which an earlier season established as Will’s birthday. And but nobody on the episode acknowledge that truth. (Comfortable birthday Will, by the way in which.)
Within the interview, the Duffers admitted that they merely forgot that that they had beforehand established March 22 as Will’s birthday, and revealed they had been desirous about “George Lucas-ing the state of affairs” by going again into the present and dubbing the character who stated March 22 to say “Could 22” to take away the error. (Earlier than George Lucas offered his firm to Disney, he regularly modified the outdated Star Wars films based mostly on enhancements in know-how or his personal normal whims, typically with out even telling followers he was doing it.) In one other interview, the Duffers claimed “Now we have George Lucas’d issues additionally that individuals don’t learn about” — which despatched followers wanting into the present’s archives, looking for examples.
However that may be a harmful recreation to play, as a result of our reminiscences generally play methods on us, and make us consider issues are totally different once we merely misremembered them within the first place. The George Lucas-ing quotes led some followers to assert that the present had trimmed (or fully eliminated) a scene from Season 1 the place Charlie Heaton’s Jonathan secretly takes images of Nancy (Natalia Dyer).
However after some web sites began reporting the scene’s elimination as truth, and writing whole opinion items about it as the beginning of a probably harmful pattern, the official Stranger Issues writers Twitter account posted a word that learn “PSA: no scenes from earlier seasons have ever been minimize or re-edited. They usually by no means will likely be.”
In addition they responded on to a fan who requested whether or not that included this notorious (and apparently misremembered) scene from Season 1 of Jonathan spying on Nancy, saying that there have been no post-production shenanigans on that sequence as properly.
The lesson right here: Don’t simply assume one thing is true as a result of somebody you don’t know claimed it was so on TikTok or Twitter. Confirm these items your self. The entire fourth season of Stranger Issues is now streaming on Netflix.
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