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HTF REVIEW: Star Trek - The Complete First Season

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#41 of 214 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted August 22 2004 - 05:02 AM

I can't wait to get my hands on this puppy. I hope everyone is gonna watch them in production order. TNG and DS9 needed to be viewed in air date order but TOS really needs to be viewed in production order. Posted Image

#42 of 214 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted August 22 2004 - 05:24 AM

When the sets were announced I put my 34 TOS DVDs (never finished getting all 40) up on eBay and got over $400 for them. So in the end I'll have gained the new bonus material, the episodes I was missing before, and cash left over. No complaints here. Posted Image
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#43 of 214 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted August 22 2004 - 05:38 AM

Jay: good job that's the way to have done it. I know a few people who also did that. For the people who still have there 40 discs i wonder if it's a viable option still though. I guess being so close to release date of the season sets your probably going to get alot less now. But hey on ebay you never know there are probably a lot of people who still don't know about the upcoming season sets so it might be worth a shot.

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Posted August 22 2004 - 06:03 AM

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For the people who still have their 40 discs i wonder if it's a viable option still though.

I've decided to just hand out the old sets to relatives and friends as Birthday and Christmas gifts (at least the ones that are "casual" Star Trek fans.) I figure this will probably save me time and money over the next few years or so!
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#45 of 214 OFFLINE   Roger_R

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Posted August 22 2004 - 07:05 AM

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Would that game have been Star Trek: Judgment Rites by any chance?
That it would be. Took me a while to get an NTSC compatible VCR so I could actually watch it though.

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That is scary to think that there is someone who hasn't seen every episode 87 times. Are you like five years old?
No, it's called living in Norway. We've had 4 seasons of TNG and 2 seasons of Voyager on the TV. That's all. I would have had to download TOS if I wanted to watch it. I'm not gonna buy a TV-series with only 2 eps on each DVD. That's what stopped me from getting anything TV-related on VHS.

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Posted August 22 2004 - 08:24 AM

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Regarding the jitters...
It's difficult to be more specific on the problem, since it's one of those things that some people are not really attuned to in the first place.

This sort of jitter problem tends to be obscured by the interlaced monitors used in telecine and post production bays.

Unfortunately, for those of us with high quality progressive scan displays, the problem is all too obvious and sometimes renders the DVD unwatchable.

This problem is present in the entire 2nd half of the Paramount DVD "Days Of Thunder" and makes it unwatchable on my system.

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Posted August 22 2004 - 08:51 AM

Yep, I turned off ep. I was so disappointed...

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Posted August 22 2004 - 03:29 PM

My set has been ordered from Amazon. I am looking forward to it. I am old enough to have watched it on TV when it was on TV ... lol
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Posted August 23 2004 - 02:50 AM

Seems like Regions 2 & 4 have 2 extra featuretes included in their extras disk. I think these are only available in Region 1 if you buy the sets from a certain store -- and then only on an extra disk.

Here's the extra featuretes' description taken from a review at Michaeldvd.com.au :

"Featurette - “Kiss & Tell: Romance In The 23rd Century” (8:18) A look at all the 60s sex kittens cast in Star Trek: The Original Series, including recollections by cast and crew.

Trivia Quiz - “Trekker Connections” (3:41) A series of questions for fans looking for 4 degrees of separation between various actors and guest stars on Star Trek between the movies and the various series and greater Hollywood."

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#50 of 214 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted August 23 2004 - 04:06 AM

Seems like Regions 2 & 4 have 2 extra featuretes included in their extras disk. I think these are only available in Region 1 if you buy the sets from a certain store -- and then only on an extra disk.


The store is called "Best Buy", and this has been the case for most of the Star Trek sets.

#51 of 214 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted August 23 2004 - 05:09 AM

I wouldn't worry about the bonus discs. Most of them have been pretty crappy anyway + is it really worth the extra $25 for it anyway ? I guess it is to some but basically the bonus disc is featurettes that didnt make the set to begin with.

#52 of 214 OFFLINE   R. Kay

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Posted August 23 2004 - 06:13 AM

Paramount skimping on extras ... how unusual!

(Yeah, right).

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#53 of 214 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted August 23 2004 - 07:42 AM

basically the bonus disc is featurettes that didnt make the set to begin with.


...except in those other countries where they did.

#54 of 214 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted August 23 2004 - 09:45 AM

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Let's hope that the eventual HD release of this series includes a full video restoration, the original mono soundtracks, fixing of all the miscellaneous errors mentioned by Daron, the true original version of "The Cage" (assuming the season 3 set contains the same reconstructed versions as found on the old discs), and substantial supplements that do this TV show justice.


Let's hope they don't chop the top/bottom off to please high-def joe sixpack.

Since the new discs don't have the original soundtrack, I'm definitely sticking with my single discs (bought dirt cheap). There's not enough of an upgrade here for me to drop $250 for episodes I already own.

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Posted August 23 2004 - 10:49 AM

I have e-mailed Bill Hunt at thedigitalbits.com with as much information on the mastering errors that I could find and/or recall. As he said, he has an inside source at Paramount that could enlighten us on all this, so be sure to keep an eye on his website or this forum for details!

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Posted August 23 2004 - 02:19 PM

Cool news Daron! I look forward to whatever Bill can dredge up. However, I think I'll be in the boat to buy this one since the only episodes I have on DVD now are "Turnabout Intruder" and both versions of "The Cage".

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Posted August 23 2004 - 03:33 PM

I agree, Britton! I will also be in line to buy these sets. Despite the fact I hope Paramount fixes the mastering errors, I haven't lost sight of the fact that these DVDs absolutely look and sound awesome! Paramount and the DVD producers did a great job. The end result is a very positive experience for me.

#58 of 214 OFFLINE   Dan Lindley

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Posted August 23 2004 - 05:06 PM

I can't wait to buy these season sets!!! For me and my kids!! However, I really want to know if the three-season pack has anything extra worth waiting for. If not, it's easier to spread it out...

Does anyone know if we might get detail on this before season 1 comes out?

Great review and discussion. Worthy of TOS!

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Posted August 23 2004 - 05:06 PM

I should have all the responses in the next day or two from the studio. They've been very quick to look into this.
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#60 of 214 OFFLINE   Dave Farley

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Posted August 23 2004 - 06:35 PM

I haven't had any luck finding out if the series set available in December will be anything more than the three season sets shrink-wrapped together or something better than that. I checked at Best Buy when I was there last and they had no idea if those three bonus DVDs will be repackaged with the complete series set in December.


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