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Star Trek Enterprise season sets coming

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Nelson Au, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    Maybe....for R2

    Here's a link to a UK on-line store I came across while browsing through trekweb. Not sure how legit it is. The sets do look good. The R1 set is rumored to be here early 2005.

    Star Trek Enterprise DVD S1 Set
     
  2. DavidofLondon

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    If you look on www . play . com you'll see they're listing the first four seasons of Enterprise all to be released on R2 over the course of 2005.

    This is kind of consistent with 2002-2004. In 2002 we had seven seasons of TNG. In 2003 we had seven seasons of DS9. In 2004 we had seven seasons with 3 Classic Trek and 4 Voyager. Apparently we'll get seven seasons in 2005 as well with the remaining three Voyager and four Enterprise.

    After that they run out of Trek.
     
  3. Mike Williams

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    In Region 1, Voyager will be finished before the end of the year, as well as all three seasons of The Original Series. All four (so far) seasons of Enterprise will be released throughout 2005, as well as (tentatively) the Animated Series. After that, we DON'T run out of Trek, as the following year we'll have Season 5 of Enterprise and hopefully it will manage to hang on through seven seasons, since it has really gotten very good the past two seasons.
     
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    Wasn't there also a hint that ST The Animated Series would be released in 2005?
     
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    Enterprise will be released but how many people will pay a 100 plus dollars for a show which has yet to even proove itself ratings wise???
     
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    why does Paramount charge so much for Trek sets? they do forget Trekkies might possibly have other things to spend money on as well. I have a friend who is a Trekkie, but has yet to even have ALL the TNG sets even tho they've been out two years, because he also has other shows and movies to spend $$$ on. Yet Paramount thinks you're supposed to take a second mortgage out on your house if you're a ST fan. Come on, why is $59.99-79.99 so out of the question?

    I am glad I've never been a Trekkie, I wouldn't be able to afford the addiction, lol.
     
  7. Jason Seaver

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    (Number of sets sold at $100) x $100 > (Number of sets sold at $60) x $60

    Being at the top of the "numbers sold" charts is nice, but if you've got an audience that has demonstrated that they are willing to spend more on their hobby than the general public, why shouldn't you try to maximize revenues as opposed to sales?
     
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    An R1 release of Enterprise in 2005 has been confirmed since mid-October. I talked about it here:
     
  9. Will_B

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    The price is outrageous. They should price them like other tv series box sets, and use the affordability of the sets to fuel interest in the series, like 24 and Alias do.

    Paramount avoids the "tried & true" in favor of milking.
     
  10. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    Okay, not intended to bring up the usual discourse about what the price is for Star Trek sets[​IMG] I brought this up because of the link to an image of the sets and I wasn't sure if it's a real finalized image of the sets. Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. This is old news that Enterprise is making it's way to DVD. If the image is real, then it's a handsome looking box using the metallic look that's so much a part of the NX-01 Enterprise design.

    Thanks for the links Dave.

    I am of the point of view that this is a smart marketing move. It's going to help raise awareness of the show to some who may not have sampled it.

    Nelson
     
  11. David Lambert

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    You're welcome, Nelson. At this point in time Paramount has not revealed the box design for USA. Some of them (TOS) are the same in both regions, but others (TNG) have not been.
     
  12. John McM

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    Being at the top of the "numbers sold" charts is nice, but if you've got an audience that has demonstrated that they are willing to spend more on their hobby than the general public, why shouldn't you try to maximize revenues as opposed to sales?

    yea but look at Friends. When they first came out on DVD, those sets were $69.99. They did sell well, but then after a year or so, WB dropped it almost half-price, and sales exploded, and for a period it was among the all time top 10 TV-sellers on DVD (tho I think Simpsons season 4 knocked it out of #10, and Seinfeld will come along and push ot lower).

    Paramount charges so much for Trek that it's fans are being forced to spend nearly $1000 a year for the show. Just because one may be a Trekkie doesn't mean that he or she might not also be a fan of Buffy, Seinfeld, Smallville and MASH. Prices like what Paramount charges almost justifies bootlegs. I am happy I have never been a fan of Star Trek, because there is no way in hell I would pay what Paramount charges even if I was. I have other things to spend my money on that cost me less. Hell, I'm even waiting for X-Files to come down lower in price, and X-Files is cheap compared to Trek.
     
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    Almost all the box sets I own are of shows that I'd never seen more than an episode or two of when they were on the air. And almost all the box sets I own are ones that were priced affordably. Tells you something.

    That said, the Region 2 design for the Enterprise sets looks nice! Nowhere near as dorky as the thermos-colored TOS sets (well, maybe equally dorky, but modern looking!).

    I'll be picking these up if I can afford them.

    Course, I said the same thing about the Next Gen sets, and guess what: I can't afford them.
     
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    Perhaps now.. but the original price of X-Files had a higher retail price than Trek ever had. Star Trek has more staying power with the fan base, so it is logical that the price stays high, for now. I wouldn't be surprised if, after all the Trek product has been released, the prices start coming down.

    -Scott
     
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    Hogwash. Paramount lists these with an estimated street price of $100 per season. With 7 seasons, that's $700 - a long way from $1000.

    I guess it all depends where you buy your Treks at. Best Buy maybe, but places like Suncoast, FYE, etc.... Places that specialize in DVD's and the sort, usually ask $139.99 and the sort for ST sets, and that is just sickening.

    I know the show is a huge cult classic, but why take the fans on such a ride? If they intend on recruiting NEW Trekkies (I mean, Buffy had a sizeable cult following pre-DVD, but it's cult grew even bigger thanks to being reasonably priced... even tho Buffy fans can be just as obsessed as Trekkies... I know, I am one), wouldn't a more reasonable price be the way to have someone who is "I have heard so much about ST:TNG, let's check it out" who will be more willing to pay for a $59.99 list than $100 and up.
     
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    I am also a Buffy fan... but the fanbase is still quite a bit smaller for Buffy.

    The folks at Paramount have, I'm sure, conducted marketing research that tells them what price will provide maximum returns on the product. While a lower price might gain a few new fans, they feel they can make more money pricing it at a point where existing fans will pick it up. Like I said - I wouldn't be at all surprised if, after all the Trek product has been released, prices drop to pull in a new market.


    Yes, it is sickening. These places frequently charge above the SRP, and almost never below the SRP. Since the Star Trek DVDs have no SRP, retailers will add their standard markup, or more if they think they can get it. Like I said, if you spend over $100 for Star Trek on DVD, it's the retailer who is taking you for a ride. Best Buy, Walmart, Circuit City, BJ's Wholesale Club, Amazon (and most other e-tailers) sell these for considerably less than Suncoast and FYE. Perhaps a complaint to your local retailer is in order - though it won't do you any good. I've always been amazed that at one end of my local mall is a Best Buy, where I can buy Star Trek for $99 - and at the other end of the same mall is FYE, where they are asking $139.

    Shop wisely.
     
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    Yes, it is sickening. These places frequently charge above the SRP, and almost never below the SRP. Since the Star Trek DVDs have no SRP, retailers will add their standard markup, or more if they think they can get it. Like I said, if you spend over $100 for Star Trek on DVD, it's the retailer who is taking you for a ride. Best Buy, Walmart, Circuit City, BJ's Wholesale Club, Amazon (and most other e-tailers) sell these for considerably less than Suncoast and FYE. Perhaps a complaint to your local retailer is in order - though it won't do you any good. I've always been amazed that at one end of my local mall is a Best Buy, where I can buy Star Trek for $99 - and at the other end of the same mall is FYE, where they are asking $139.

    the one that irks me is that FYE sells used DVD's now. And I wanna start my X-Files collection but was thinking of getting them used (perhaps in the $30-50 range on ebay... but the big problem is that there are so many boots there that you usually don't know the difference). They have season 1 used here, but yet are asking $84.99, only $15 less than what a new copy is selling for. I could go to DeepDiscountDVD and order the same thing new for about $11-12 cheaper than that without shipping.
     
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    I paid almost the same price for my TNG, Voyager and X-files sets (around $120 before tax). These prices are terrible because the studios know that the fan base for these shows is very dedicated and will buy them anyway. Because of this the prices are aimed exclusively at the trekkie.A casual fan or curious consumer are not going to chance that much money, like they might on Buffy or a sitcom set.
    The fans of Star Trek have made Paramount a ton of money,you would hope that they would give us a break, but every ST series has the same huge price tag. I expect the same price for Enterprise. I paid these prices because I'm just not willing to wait years for them to go down in price.
    I can't even imagine what the price for HD versions of these sets will be down the line.
     
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    I have all TNG and DS9 as when they were released you could get some very good deals.However voyager im waiting to find prices that are reasonable. No way im spending $80-$100 on a dvd set.

    capt
     
  20. David Lambert

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    Nelson:

    Confirmed! That IS the packaging for the R1 sets, as well as R2. Your name is mentioned in my story about this at TVShowsOnDVD. Thanks!
     

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