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SERIES INFO
Created By:
Gene Roddenberry
Cast:
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols
Writing Credits:
Various

Synopsis:
The original Star Trek adventure that started the enduring sci-fi pop culture phenomenon.

MPAA:
Not Rated.

DISC DETAILS
Presentation:
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio:
English DTS-HD MA 7.1
English Monaural
Spanish Monaural
French Monaural
Subtitles:
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Closed-captioned
Supplements Subtitles:
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese

Runtime: 4121 min.
Price: $84.98
Release Date: 6/14/2016


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EQUIPMENT
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Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete Series [Blu-Ray] (1966-69)

Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (June 21, 2016)

STAR TREK – THE ORIGINAL SERIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES

SEASON ONE: “Easily one of the most popular and important TV series of all-time, Star Trek started well and presented a good initial batch of shows, as evidenced on this Season One set of ‘The Original Series’. All 29 episodes pop up here, and while some of them fare less well than others, overall they offer a fine conglomeration of intriguing and inventive science fiction.”

SEASON TWO: “Although the ‘Original Series’ would decline during its third and final season, few such problems materialize in Season Two of Star Trek. That year has some relative clunkers but it usually delivers a lot of smart and entertaining shows.”

SEASON THREE: “’ The Original Series’ remains my favorite of the Trek programs, though it’s tough to recommend Season Three for casual fans. While it offers some good episodes, it has more clunkers than you’ll find in the first two years.”


The Blu-ray Grades: Picture B+/ Audio B+/ Bonus B

The Set:

How is it possible that Star Trek debuted 50 years ago? I remember 1966 just like…

Okay, I don’t remember 1966 at all. I was barely in the womb when Trek hit the airwaves in the fall of 1966 – I’d be born about a month after the end of Season One – so all my memories related to the “Original Series” connect to reruns I watched in syndication as a child in the 1970s.

But those are fond memories, and they established me as a life-long Trek fan. Not a die-hard Trekkie, but still one who has consistently enjoyed the shows and movies over virtually my whole life.

While I’ve taken pleasure from all the incarnations of Trek, “The Original Series” remains my favorite. One can argue that the spin-offs offered better acting and superior production values and whatnot – and they do. But “The Original Series” simply boasts a dynamic and a vision they others couldn’t top.

“The Original Series” has received umpteen issues and reissues and re-re-re-reissues on various home video formats. Does this 2016 “Complete Series” package bring anything new to the table?

Nope. It simply takes the 2009 single-season Blu-ray sets, plops them in one big box, and sells them for a lower price. The 20 discs we find here exactly replicate the 2009 platters, so we get no new extras or remastering or the like.

Because of that, there’s no reason to purchase “The Complete Series” if you already own the earlier releases. If you don’t, though, it makes for good “one stop shopping”. It presents nearly 70 hours of Trek in top-notch fashion along with a pretty good roster of bonus materials. For those new to “TOS” on Blu-ray, “The Complete Series” is a bargain.

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