Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Give Me Back My Chapter Skipping!

WAY back in the day, I used to love going over to my buddy's place to watch movies. Not only did his parents let us watch R-rated movies (Predator was the best!), but his family had a Laserdisc player. For those of you who never experienced Laserdisc, they were like huge DVDs, encoded on both sides, and the experience was pretty much what we get now with DVDs. No tracking errors, chapter skipping, and great video and audio. I realize now that they were also really, REALLY expensive, prone to damage, and a bit of a bother to watch, because you had to flip the disc.


For those who missed the days of "Be Kind, Rewind," chapter skipping was the best part. Instead of fast forwarding and rewinding around to get to the parts you wanted, you could just tap a button, and there you were. More importantly, you could skip the parts you don't want to watch. Like, say, the title sequence when you're binging on a television series. So why the heck have streaming services gone back to the old-fashioned fast-forward and rewind methods?

On a completely unrelated note, I've decided to give Enterprise another try.

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