Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (246 out of 248)

Synopsis


Scrapping the original series' limited "five-year mission" for a more ambitious ongoing one, Star Trek: The Next Generation aims high from its first episode. The Enterprise D is captained by Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), a leader more reserved and thought-driven than the beloved Captain Kirk. Other notable crew members include Klingon lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn), security chief Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby), android Data (Brent Spiner), empathic ship's counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), first officer Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) VISOR-wearing lieutenant Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), and her genius son Wesley (Wil Wheaton). Though the season features plenty of callbacks to its predecessor - an appearance from DeForest Kelley as "Bones" McCoy, a return of Romulans in the season finale, and an episode-long homage to the original series episode The Naked Time - Star Trek: The Next Generation also offers a number of its own inventions. The two-part premiere, "Encounter at Far Point, introduces audiences to the popular character of Q (John DeLancie), who returns in Hide and Q and other episodes throughout the series. The season also introduces audiences to family members of the crew, including Data's brother Lore (also played by Spiner) and Deanna Troi's mother Lwaxana (Majel Barrett, the wife of series creator Gene Roddenberry and the voice of the ship's computer). An attempt to turn the aurally gifted Ferengi into the Federation's new nemesis might have failed in The Last Outpost and The Battle, but an innovative danger was presented in the addition of the holodeck in The Big Goodbye. The first season featured guest appearances from the Mamas and the Papas singer Michelle Phillips, genre favorite Michael Berryman, and future Deep Space Nine star Armin Shimmerman. ~ Kimber Myers

Cast & Crew


  • Patrick Stewart - Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes - Cdr. William Riker
  • LeVar Burton - Lt. Geordi La Forge
  • Denise Crosby - Lt. Tasha Yar
  • Marina Sirtis - Deanna Troi




Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Childhood

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    Spottedfeather
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    I've been a fan of Next Generation since I was a kid. When we moved into the house we live in now, it was the first thing we watched on tv while eating pizza. Previously, I bought the first season of the show on blu-ray and the picture quality is amazing...though takes a little getting used to after 20 some odd years of seeing standard definition reruns. There is a great feature on the blu-rays that shows what they had to do to restore and remaster the show for blu-ray. It's definitely worth the watch. With the increased clarity of the picture, I'm constantly picking out things on the screen that I've never noticed in all my years of watching this show on tv. That's a lot of fun. Two nitpicks I have with this set. One, the discs are overlapping...which isn't cool. At least they're blu-rays and don't scratch as easily as dvd. And at least you don't have to slide them in and out of cardboard sleeves like you do with the Universal Monsters blu-ray set. (which is why I opted to pick up the UK version of that set) The other nitpick I have with the set is that every single one of the 41 discs are the exact same colour and it's a bit hard to tell which discs you're taking out. I though the surround sound would be distracting, but aside from a few small environmental effects, it sounds like it's stereo. You can't even tell that it's surround sound most of the time. If you're a fan of Star Trek, you should pick this set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An awesome set for all ST:TNG fans!

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    MeKiwi
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    Long time Trek nerd here -- grew up watching TOS with Kirk & Spock (as reruns) and have happy memories of my whole family gathering together each week to watch a fresh, new episode of TNG as it aired. I love this series and I love this set. When the DVDs of TNG were first released way back when, I bought each season and loved them all. When the Blu Rays originally came out (season by season) I decided not to pull the trigger since I had the DVD copies. Now I am so glad that I waited!! To get the entire series, all seven seaons, in one box set at an amazing price is, well, amazing! But even better than the price is the absolutely FANTASTIC remastering. I expected the quality of the Blu Rays to look nicer than the DVDs obviously, but the remastering that was done to these is sublime! I have mixed feelings about the remastering of TOS as the new graphics often look out-of-place in a 60s TV set, but here the remastering fits beautifully and is absolute eye candy. One thing I was a little disappointed in, however, was how the discs are organized in the box. My DVD set had one box per season, with 6-7 discs per box. This box set has two mega-cases, the first holding 23 discs spanning Seasons 1-4 and the second holding 18 discs spanning Seasons 5-7. It's not a huge let down, but I did prefer the convenience of the individual box sets. I also appreciated that the DVD sets had different color discs for each season -- here, all 41 discs are the same light blue color, making it rather difficult to tell them apart or organize them at first glance. But these are minor nitpickings and overall I am very happy with this set... the real gem is the viewing quality of the remaster, and for that I give this set 5 stars. Now, get yourself a set and "Boldly Go!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for great show

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    MikeG
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    I remember watching this show when it first came out on television. It had to grow on me, which didn't take long. Excellent show with excellent special effects. Even more so now that some of the effects have been updated for Blu-ray. $99 is an excellent price for the whole series. It's the lowest price I could find. Unfortunately, finding it is another story. I live in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Granted, we started looking for it the 2nd day of release, but we only found one store, 30 miles away, that had it in stock. And the only reason we got that one was because they had accidently filled someone's prepaid order twice, so we were able to retrieve the extra copy from customer service. I can't speak for other cities, but they are basically out of stock here in DFW. Here's hoping Best Buy still sells it for 99 dollars if and when they get more in stock. It says the regular price is $159. I would still buy it if it were currently that much. The series was that good. Excellent storyline's and as I said before, special effects. It's just icing on the cake if you can get it for $99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality - Series, Blu-ray, & Package!

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    gene
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    I have always enjoyed Star Trek TNG and have all 7 seasons DVD special edition volumes in my collection. So when I originally saw this item released at Best Buy I did not expect to purchase it. Upon examining the package and excellent price I decided to give it a try and I am glad I made this purchase. As expected, the Blu-ray video quality is excellent. Additional new special features are enjoyable and appreciated. I also appreciated the quality plastic cases and disc holder packaging to hold all 176 episodes in 2 shelf-friendly cases/packages. (Seasons 1-4, and Seasons 5-7). Yes some concessions were made to keep the package costs down. Notably overlapping 2 discs per side of the individual disc trays and lack of a booklet listing all seasons, episodes, and special features. However, all the discs and plastic disc carriers are contained together essentially as a "book-type" package sitting inside the outer plastic case. Episode information is clearly listed and easily read on the inside of the plastic case when the "book of discs" is removed. The discs themselves are clearly marked with individual Season and Disc numbers. Overall, this is a great set/package for those who would like to collect and own ST-TNG on Blu-ray!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Killer price on the "budget" version of ST:TNG

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    HudsonHawk
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    After getting pricey single season releases spread out over a few years, they decided to shove all the season into one package deal. This was $99 on release week and a STEAL at that if you ask me. Like the original series, they did a fantastic job in restoring these episodes, going back to the original film negatives and creating new visual effects when needed - back then shows were shot on film, but then that film was transferred over to thick analogue tape then edited digitally, but in standard definition. This is also where the visual effects for this particular show were done, so there was no other option than re-doing the effects as 90's era CGI effects done in 480i uprezzed to 1080 look TERRIBLE. Thankfully, it all looks great here in blu-ray and the sound is also some top notch work, creating surround sound tracks for all the episodes. Also full of bonus material, this set is great for a Trek fan and the compression quality still kills that of HD broadcasts on cable or the HD streams on netflix of the show.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap in every sense of the word

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    AnthonyE1778
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    This set is cheap. And by that I mean both in price and quality. The case is made of very flimsy, nearly paper-thin plastic. The disc insert is not even attached to the case so be careful that you don't drop the entire set when opening for the first time (very easy to accidentally do). There are no notes, no inserts, and the discs are just kind of all together with no season separation, so there is no way way of separating seasons from each other except for light, incredibly difficult-to-read printing on the discs themselves. This set is the very definition of no-frills. However, it's also only $100, and for that you get every episode and special feature of the individual season sets. If all you're after are the blurays and don't care about anything else like acceptable packaging and presentation, then this is the box set for you!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm pleased with this purchase.

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    RonR
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    I'm glad to have the entire series of Star Trek The Next Generation on Blu-Ray. The upscaling and clean up is done well. A little grainy in some of the dark areas, (mostly the blacks and dark blues) and an occasional hue change but not much. Infinitely better than my VHS recordings of broadcast TV. So much more detail has come to life in these disks that I didn't realize how much I missed before. An excellent job by CBS. As for the packaging, I personally have been fighting disk removal from the retainers for 30 years and these are no different. Some pop right out, some fight me pretty good. Don't think I'll ever get used to it but what are you gonna do?. If your thinking about buying this series go ahead and do it. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Re-mastering! Must have for ST:TNG Fans

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    madnug

    I bought this actually as a gift to a friend, who is a big Star Trek: The Next Generation fan, but cannot afford the individual sets. It is a very nice option to get the complete series in a much lower price point. The Blu-Ray edition is highly recommended, as the original TV series was actually filmed in standard definition, the production team has put in so much effort to remaster every frame to high definition. Go check out the making of documentary and you will be floored by the amount of effort they took to reshoot every episode into HD format. Only let down is the packaging is a little lacking. I wished each season can come in their own box instead of jamming everything together now.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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