Hello! I’ve been a long time lurker of this site and Star Trek II is one of my favorite movies. I have copies of it on VHS, CED, Laserdisc, DVD, Blu-Ray in pretty much all released versions. I do remember the ABC version coming on TV and noticing the differences in the scenes.
The (original) Director’s cut is nearly identical to the the ABC version save for an extra notification from the simulation computer in Kobyashi Maru opening and the turbolift scene between Kirk and Saavik. There are also some censored (trimmed) scenes that were considered too graphic for TV (mainly related to the Ceti Eels)
I would be happy to make a restoration of this, though I don’t have the ABC version. I do have CED, Laserdisc, and VHS, versions of the Pan and Scan releases. I also have the director’s cut DVD which most of the alternate scenes can be pulled from and cropped to match the P&S. The color timing is different in the director’s cut and will need to be matched. I have all the equipment to capture these, including line and frame based TBCs and a proc amp. I’m also pretty familiar with VirtualDub/Avisynth and I have a license for Neat Video.
Where could I find the ABC source that was mentioned before? I saw mention of “Spleen”, but I’m not familiar with that. If the source is 29.97 FPS NTSC video, it wouldn’t take too much effort to the pull out those scenes and drop them into a Laserdisc or VHS rip, color balance and do IVTC on it to get back to 24 FPS non-interlaced frames.