This special release from the original Star Trek series offers all 29 episodes of the show's second season, following the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they carry out their mission to explore the outer limits of the universe.
William ShatnerCapt. James T. Kirk
Leonard NimoyMr. Spock
DeForest KelleyDr. Leonard McCoy
Grace Lee WhitneyYeoman Janice Rand
James DoohanEngineer Montgomery Scott
Majel Barrett RoddenberryNurse Christine Chapel
Walter KoenigEns. Pavel Chekov
CBS Television StudiosProduction Company
Desilu ProductionsProduction Company
Norway ProductionsProduction Company
Filmation ProductionProduction Company
Norway CorporationProduction Company
Prime-Time Drama [TV],Space Adventure
10 Discs, DVD
Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1 [10 Discs] [DVD]
Pros: Transfer to Blu-ray makes it look better than ever; the DTS HD 7.1 surround sound adds nice "punch". Original mono is available as well. Hey, it is "Star Trek: The Original Series, Season 1"!
Cons: Mostly minor: special effects not as "special" now, but, good for the time.
The transfer of this series to Blu-ray has resulted in it being and looking better than it was when it was first shown on NBC back in the '60s(I am old enough to remember watching it then). While the special effects may not hold up to today's standards; they were pretty good for a rather unsophisticated audience. It was the story/plot that was the important part of the show. The late Gene Roddenberry used his show to talk about the issues of the day(which a lot of good and bad science fiction has done for over a century); and used the show to good advantage. The special features consist of a feature going over the re-mastering the video and audio of "Star Trek(all three seasons)"; "All Access(PIP interviews and commentary, etc.)", the home movies by Billy Blackburn, various 'Easter Eggs', interviews and profiles; these all help fill out what made ST:TOS work. Highly recommended!!
This was an upgrade for me from the dvd version to blu ray. When I purchased it in Sept 2015, this season was only $25. For Star Trek, this is unusually cheap. I imagine that means in 2016, there will be a reissue for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek which will be higher priced. If you can find this at the $25 dollar price and do not want to wait for another verslon, pick this up. It has both the original version and the enhanced remastered special effects version.
Stunning! Absolutely Stunning Video! I never thought in a million years that these old TV episodes would reveal so much detail. This is a must have set for any SciFi Fan!
This Set has it all... High definition Video.. DTS Master Audio 7.1 Sound.. BD Live extras... Navigation thru the discs is really a cool task, showing up on the Enterprise screen, with some really neat graphics and sounds. The Video uses VC-1 Compression and the colors are vibrant and detail is crisp, while preserving the 4:3 original ratio.
Audio is presented in 7.1 DTS Master Audio and will thrill the listener, with a superb balance, incorporating use of discrete effects with maximum results. The Intro theme with the Enterprise whisking by will leave you in goose bumps, overall the Sound has been scrubbed and perfected into an amazing soundtrack!
Some of the Special effects in the original series are quite dated and Blu-Ray exploits the old technology, so included in this set is the capability to toggle to more modern cut scenes showing the planets and the orbiting Enterprise. Purist's will appreciate this capability..
I really have to convey to any Star Trek TOS fan, that this 1st season on Blu-ray is essential, it will make you feel like you are watching the series for the first time, with its beautiful 1080P high definition picture and 7.1 DTS MA sound track will leave you with a huge smile!
I love this first set and will purchase the other 4 seasons with relish!
My favorite Star Trek with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray at its best
A must for any Star Trek fan. Video quality is excellent. Standard versions are available as well as enhanced versions for purists. Sound quality is also awesome for home theater systems. Simply put, after buying Season 1 and after only viewing a couple of episodes and seeing and hearing the improvement, I bought Season 2 and 3 Fantastic!!!
I am a Star Trek fan of long-standing. This is by far the preferred medium to enjoy the original TV series. I particularly like the enhanced special effects which bring the programs more into line with modern FX standards. However, for purists, the original effects are included so you can watch each episode as it was originally broadcast in the 60's. The plots still hold up very well and many aspects of the series were far ahead of their time; both socially (racially diverse crew) and technologically (communicators, voice-controlled computers, medical scanners and telemetry). Well worth owning for all Trekkies as well as anyone who enjoys intelligent, well-written science fiction.
I really like the looks of this new packaging design, looks good and stores well on your shelves. As for the content of the DVD's, well we all know what you are getting by now. A great classic TV show to view over and over.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A blast from the past, all shiny new!
The Classic Star Trek that started the whole franchise, uncut & remastered. The colors are bright & scenes are clear, not muddy, though there are limits with the 1960s film & cameras.
It's great to see the episodes written by top SF authors & Roddenberry. The extras are great & lots of them.