Prior to now few weeks, there’s been a persistent rumor that the creators of Stranger Issues are quietly enhancing 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 reality. (Blissful birthday Will, by the best way.)
Within the interview, the Duffers admitted that they merely forgot that they’d beforehand established March 22 as Will’s birthday, and revealed they had been fascinated by “George Lucas-ing the scenario” by going again into the present and dubbing the character who stated March 22 to say “Might 22” to take away the error. (Earlier than George Lucas bought his firm to Disney, he incessantly modified the previous Star Wars films based mostly on enhancements in know-how or his personal common whims, usually with out even telling followers he was doing it.) In one other interview, the Duffers claimed “We’ve got George Lucas’d issues additionally that folks don’t find out about” — which despatched followers trying into the present’s archives, looking for examples.
However that may be a harmful sport to play, as a result of our recollections typically play tips on us, and make us imagine issues are totally different after 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 pictures of Nancy (Natalia Dyer).
However after some web sites began reporting the scene’s removing as reality, and writing whole opinion items about it as the beginning of a doubtlessly 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. And so they by no means might be.”
Additionally 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 effectively.
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 whole fourth season of Stranger Issues is now streaming on Netflix.