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It's About Time

  • Oct 14, 2004
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Finally Paramount has released the original Star Trek series in one-volume single season sets. It was way to expensive for me to buy in the previous two-episode sets. This 8-disk set of the first season is just what I've been waiting for. It contains every episode from the first season plus bonus features.

When first purchasing this I was a little fearful that the production quality would be poor. Despite a few flaws - I felt the production quality was very good, unlike many single-season sets I've bought of other television shows.

The special features were a bit of a disappointment. None of them are particularly good except the interview with Leonard Nimoy, which I did find very interesting and offered some insight into the shows, its characters, and the actors.

So if you are a fan of the original Star Trek I highly recommend this set.

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In 1966,Star Trekset out to boldly go where no series had gone before, beginning a three-year mission that led to afranchisethat would last decades. Here at last is the first season of the original series all in one box, 29 episodes in their original broadcast order. That means starting with "The Man Trap," and soon followed by "Where No Man Has Gone Before," the second pilot filmed and the first one starring William Shatner as Captain Kirk. The many highlight episodes include "Balance of Terror" and "Errand of Mercy" (introducing, respectively, the Romulans and the Klingons), the two-part "The Menagerie" (which recycled footage from the original pilot, "The Cage," which featured Christopher Pike as the captain of theEnterpriseand is not included in this set), "Space Seed" (introducing Ricardo Montalban's Khan character), and "The City of the Edge of Forever" (written by sci-fi giant Harlan Ellison and considered by many the best-ever episode of the series).

The first-season DVD set is supplemented by 80 minutes of featurettes incorporating 2003-04 interviews with Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, other cast members, and producers, and some 1988 footage of Gene Roddenberry. The longest (24 minutes) featurette, "The Birth of a Timeless Legacy," examines the two pilot episodes and the development of the crew. Slightly shorter are "To Boldly Go... Season One," which highlights key episodes, and "Sci-Fi Visionaries," which discusses the series' great science fiction writers (most famously ...

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Genre: Cult Movies, Television
Studio: CBS Paramount International Television
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004

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