TNG S4: *GREAT* Bonus Disc (but only at Best Buy and BB-owned stores)

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  1. David Lambert

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    As most TNG fans know, Best Buy and their sister chains (Suncoast, MediaPlay, Sam Goody, and OnCue) have been adding to the TNG box sets an extra bonus disc, available at no other chains:
    • TNG S1: TNG Companion (Scripts and "Next On..." Trailers for all 7 seasons)
    • TNG S2: Interactive Tech Manual (3D Virtual Tour of NCC-1701-D)
    • TNG S3: Books-On-Tape of 2 Star Trek Novels on CD in .MP3 format
    The new bonus disc for S4 is the best one yet! It's a DVD (which is why this post is here under Software, rather than in Retailers or in Bargains/Coupons):
    Planned price is $99.99 for the S4 set, with the free Bonus DVD to be attached to the back of the box, under a stick-on sheet and under the shrinkwrap.
    Here's what the bonus disc looks like:
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    Click here for the official info at BestBuy.com.
    As a deep TNG fan, this supplement is really cool, and will make it worth my while to spend an extra $10 getting this set at BB rather than Costco. I hope the bonus discs for the rest of the sets are as cool! If a Best Buy or Paramount person is reading this, may I suggest that the one for S7 should include the end-of-series special which was run the same week as "All Good Things..."! [​IMG]
    EDIT: P.S., I'm almost certain that this part about "A look at the design behind one of the first CGI alien creatures for the series" refers to the "baby" in the 4th-season episode "Galaxy's Child", but I won't swear to it. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
     
  2. Frank Anderson

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    That is nice. I wouldn't mine getting the one that came with season two either.
    Anyone out there that has the one that came with S2 and/or may not want the one with S4 I would be happy to purchase them from you. [​IMG]
     
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    Frank, keep in mind that the first two bonus discs were old PC discs that come from the era when Windows 3.1 was changing over to Windows 95:
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    I have an older Pentium 166 MHz they both work fine on. I also have an Athlon 900 Mhz that neither one work on. [​IMG]
    IIRC, both discs came with Mac versions on the same CD-ROM, so perhaps Mac users can use these as well. Take that with a grain of salt, though.
    Someone who doesn't have a legacy machine hanging around in working condition may indeed part with their copy. But make sure you can use it if you go to all that trouble! [​IMG]
    The DVD is nice; everyone who buys the box set can use it! [​IMG]
     
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    Both of the older CD's work on my Pentium III 600 MHz Dell running XP Home...
     
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    They both work on my machines running XP Pro also.
     
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    I didn't try to hard, but I couldn't get it working on my Win XP either... I think it was problems with Quicktime or something [​IMG]
    Chris.
     
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    The bonus sounds neat, but Canadians have to pay a pretty hefty premium to get it: we can buy the set without the bonus at any Canadian Costco for CAN$117, or buy it with the bonus at a U.S. Best Buy store for over CAN$160!
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    Future Shop has had all the extras so far, I doubt that Season 4 will be any different. It should be somewhere between $120-$135Cdn. I'd say this one will be worth the extra money. The Season 3 bonus sure wasn't.
     
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    Another HTF member sent me the companion disc. It works fine in my machine which is only a year old.[​IMG]
     
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    that is the first bonus disc that actually looks like it is worth getting. very cool. I wonder though is it really free ? because best buy charges $10 more than say a costco for the set I look forward to season 4! [​IMG]
     
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    The bonus discs from the first 2 boxes work fine on my G3 Blue and White Mac.

    I had not seen these CD-ROM editions at work before it is very well done.

    Nelson
     
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    Here we can get the set at Costco for $117 or at Future Shop for $118. Hmmm, which one? [​IMG]
    Future Shop is definately the way to go... if you live in the East.. try futureshop.ca (free shipping I think too)
    Chris.
     
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    That would be a nice disc...who produced it btw? Is this an official thing from Paramount?

    I can only hope somehow it will come to R2...
     
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    Dave,

    I've bought the first three seasons at Futureshop and each one had the exact same bonus discs that BB had so I'm expecting to get the same thing this time as well.

    Patrick
     
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    Samgoody, Suncoast, etc, all have the bonus disc as well.
     
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    Tempting. That may sway me to pay a bit more at Best Buy. Depends on how the prices for this set fall out.
     
  20. Chris M

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    David, yeah, what PatrickM said [​IMG] Futureshop does indeed carry the extra bonus disc with the ST:TNG sets. And in Western Canada you can get the box sets for as little as $118.99! (about $75US).
    Chris.
     

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