The following review is based on the assumption that you are already familiar with this television series. This is my review of the new 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray season 1 set. I grew up watching this show on TV in syndicated formats. Many, many years ago I purchased the original DVD release of this and was pretty satisfied with it considering this is a show from the mid 70’s. So one day I was came across the show on Directv channel, INSP. While watching I noticed just how horrible the picture and sound was. Many scenes seam to suffer some sort of jaundice or something. Then I saw a commercial advertising the new Blu-ray release, so I went online to check it out. Cost was pretty cheap, so I ordered them. As a point of reference, I went back and looked over a random episode of my older DVD version and compared it to the same episode in the Blu-ray version and Yes there was a big difference. The overall picture quality on the Blu-ray was much better. The colors were more vibrant and the picture was much sharper. The sound was also much better and seamed much more accurate. Compared to the syndicated version I saw on TV these discs where the difference between night and day. I am not able to compare the 40th anniversary versions of dvd vs. Blu-ray, but since the price is pretty much the same, if you have a Blu-ray player, you should probably go that way. However, make sure your players firmware is up to date and expect a slight delay in load time (this is normal). As for the claim that these are the complete uncut original broadcast versions, is false. Yes most episodes have been restored to their full original length but others still have some small missing scenes. My guess is that the original footage was either lost or damaged and that they did the very best they could. I would further guess that this will be the last time this show will be released in any format for a very long time. I cannot see were they could really make more improvements. Perhaps some more bonus features for a cash grab, but that’s it. The bonus foot already included here is not substantial but it is very nice. For more bonus stuff just head over to youtube.