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Hmmm...I think it depends on your love/tolerance for cartoon antics. TBH, from all the reviews I read afterwards, it seems like there was a fair bit of that in the series besides just the 13 "filler" episodes. I was happy to have missed it. There are just a few character beats that I think needed a bit more room to breathe than in the fanedit I watched, but I've never seen the complete series and am not sure if it'd even be possible to work them in.I keep meaning to start this but can't decide whether to watch the original series with a fanedit bridge episode that smooths over the jump from skipping those episodes, a fanedit film trilogy (probably the one you watched), or a fan-made hd recreation of the official Nautilus Story film trilogy. Your review makes me think I should start with the full series (minus a certain arc) to get the more complete story.
I'd say it's probably best to start with a MUCH shorter version (than the complete series)... the show is influenced by Miyazaki and Anno, but is nowhere near as excellent as their later work. If you love the short version, you can try a longer cut later.