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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Norm, May 21, 2003.
Does anyone know anything? Or are we going to have to wait for the series to end?
There was talk that R2 would start getting Enterprise sets starting at the end of this year.
I'm currently collecting the DS9 sets, and already have all 7 TNG sets. I plan on getting the VOY sets as well. But if Enterprise doesn't get better with this new S3, I'm not gonna bother getting Enterprise DVDs. Although, I never know, I may get a wild hair up my ass.
There's rumours of a European release soon, and despite what people say, there's often "no smoke without fire", especially when an Paramount employee apparently started the latest rumours:
See Enterprise on DVD in the Regional forum.
i figured they would do voyager for next year, and then in 2005, start putting out enterprise, like a season every 6 months, kinda like xfiles, to slowly catch up to the series. or maybe one every 10 months or somethig.
i do think the show would be better on dvd.
I've got the perfect joke here, but it would be considered thread-crapping. Oh, well.
Sure, just tease us, Dave! After all the great work you do for this site in the Coupons and Bargains section, I think the admins will cut you some slack! Maybe "spoiler-ize" it....
Personally, I think that Enterprise gets a little too much crap thrown at it. I've seen a few episodes here and there and have no problems with them. I for one would love to have the DVDs. Bring em on!
Yeah, they finish ds9 this year and then probably spend the next year doing Voyager. Until recently, I would have said that we'd have to wait a few years before Enterprise made it to dvd in season box sets. Because of the U.S. syndication market and all the money that can be had from selling a show into syndication, US audiences were always deprived of tv show video and dvd releases because it was thought that a tv show would be worth less in syndication if viewers could just go buy it. In Europe they don't have that huge syndication market so it made sense to release show over there faster. That's why, for instance, 4 or 5 complete seasons of Buffy were available in Region 2 before they started getting released in Region 1.
The Malcom in the Middle box set from about a year ago totally disproved the whole thing though because it got a huge syndication deal after Fox put the set out so now shows are skipping to dvd a lot faster. 24 came out before its second season even started. Taking all this into account, my guess for Enterprise would be that they'll start releasing it immediately after they finish releasing Voyager. (probably about a year and a half from now)
As for the quality of Enterprise. Well, remember that all three of the last trek series didn't really hit their strides until the third seasons. By comparison, I think Enterprise has been fairly successful starting out. Hopefully, the shows problems will be gone next season.
Before TNG came out, they said that Voyager was newer and they didn't have to do as much work for it, so it was going to come out next - before TNG.
So whatever they may say, don't believe it!
I think rumours of Voyager coming to DVD first (in all regions) was because Paramount Europe really wanted to release Voyager first, on the account of the VHS sales for Voyager being the strongest of all the series in Europe. I believe for sometime an official release was actually timetabled and sent to UK retailers. Apparently they were over-ruled by Paramount US who wanted to release the series in order, so TNG got a global release.
However, sales in Europe of the Enterprise VHS releases are down the toilet - not surprising really - in addition to general fan apathy and people investing in the (expensive)TNG and DS9 boxsets, people don't buy VHS anymore as a collectible medium. No wonder Paramount Europe wants to release Enterprise on DVD over here!
If they do - I suspect they wouldn't be released in a boxset, but as a series of ongoing discs with 4 episodes per disc (rather like the current ongoing VHS releases with 2 episodes per tape).
Sounds a lot like bringing in the Dominion in DS9. Personally, that's when DS9 really started to get good, so we can only hope that Enterprise takes the same path.
Glad that some folks out there agree that the previous shows didn't really hit the mark until their third seasons.
I seem to get in trouble with fellow Trek fans when I point out that the first couple of seasons of TNG sucked rancid goat cheese.
I'm one of the folks that is enjoying Enterprise, and I look forward to adding it to my collection. Already have all of TNG and the DS9's released so far...
We'll see how the 'new direction' works out. I think it could be interesting.
Meantime, bring on the DVDs!!!!
Yeah, I was just about to say the same thing. Most Trek shows really didn't hit their stride until S3, so I'll give ENT a chance to see if it improves next season, but if it doesn't, and the series gets canceled after next season, then I won't bother getting its DVDs. Now don't get me wrong, I'd like to see the series succeed with a bold new direction, let's just hope it doesn't go the way of Farscape or Firefly with unanswered plot lines.
Star Trek: The Original Series hit it's stride in the first season now where the heck are my seasonal box sets of this series at an affordable price? The bare-bones, over-priced, 2 episodes per disc approach will hopefully be addressed before the next format. Sorry for the rant and I have no idea when Enterprise will be released
As Norm implies....resistance is futile!!!
The difference is that TNG and DS9 had good energetic creative teams, while Voyager and Enterprise have people collecting a paycheck. Space Battleship Enterprise next season better be incredible if they're going to win back viewers. Frankly from what I saw, it looks like the first season of Voyager is what's coming AGAIN. Which is probably the worst single season of Trek ever done