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Added by: Si Wooldridge
Added on: 22/7/2009 14:36
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Star Trek: The Original Series - Season One

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Like you've never seen or experienced it before...
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 1403 minutes
Retail Price: £120.99
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Content Type: TV Series

Going boldly where no man had gone before, Gene Roddenberry's cult phenomenon Star Trek debuted in 1966 and reflected that decade's optimistic preoccupation with space travel. Set in the 23rd century, the series chronicled the intergalactic adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise on its five-year mission to explore the outer reaches of space.

All 29 episodes brilliantly remastered in high-definition for both HD DVD and standard DVD viewing.

Special Features:
Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
The Birth of a Timeless Legacy
Reflections on Spock
Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner
To Boldly Go... Season One
Sci-Fi Visionaries
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
Kiss & Tell: Romance in the 24th Century
Trek Connections
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
Episode Preview Trailers
Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online" MMO Game Preview

HD DVD specific extras:

Interactive Enterprise Tour - explore the Enterprise interior and exterior in detail

Starfleet Access - on-screen graphical interface allows viewers to access 'Picture in Picture' video commentaries, comparisons of remastered vs. original effects, encyclopedic information (science, life forms, technology), episode trivia and more on the following episodes:
- Where No Man Has Gone Before
- The Menagerie, Part 1
- The Menagerie, Part 2
- Balance of Terror
- The Galileo Seven
- Space Seed
- Errand of Mercy

Video Tracks:
Full Frame

Audio Tracks:
5.1 Surround (English)
1.0 Mono (French, German)

Subtitle Tracks:
English HoH

Written By:

William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
James Doohan
Grace Lee Whitney

Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)

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I'm glad to see more and more classic TV shows being re-mastered to Blu-Ray.Star Trek has been done well here.The images have not been cropped top and bottom unlike the Thunderbirds series.However the special effects have been redone which looks smooth and impressive.The viewer has the choice to see the original effect shot as it was shot or the redone version.This is how it should be.One can also flick back and forward to see the difference.I'm glad about 2 things,Like most U.S TV shows they were shot on 35mm film which has more than 4x the resolution of even Blu-Ray.So all those classics can have their original negs scanned to whatever new system comes out.Unlike Dr Who which was shot on analog 1 inch videotape and looked dated even on DVD.
I think that shooting TV shows today on HD is a big mistake,in 10 years they will look as dated as Dr Who from the 70s.
posted by reticulan5 on 30/7/2009 07:08