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Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Two [8 Discs] [Hard Plastic Molded Case] [DVD]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 31)

    Special Features


    • Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories Part 2
    • More Tribbles, More Troubles: Episode from Star Trek: the Animated Series
    • Trials and Tribble-ations: episode from: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Starship Enterprise's five-year mission to "seek out new life forms and new civilizations" and "boldly go where no man has gone before" shifts into warp speed as Star Trek enters its second season. The biggest news this year is a fresh addition to the ensemble cast: Now taking his place alongside such TV immortals as William Shatner (Capt. Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), James Doohan) (Engineer Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Officer Uhura) and Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel) is Walter Koenig as young Russian-born ensign Pavel Chekov (a character added to attract more teenage viewers--and NOT to pacify the Soviet Union, as has often been claimed) The season begins with one of the series' best efforts, Theodore Sturgeon's "Amok Time", in which the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock must mate or die. Spock is also the focus in D.C. Fontana's "Journey to Babel", featuring Jane Wyatt and Mark Lenard as Spock's parents Amanda and Sarek. Other Season Two highlights include the return of intergalactic con artist Harry Mudd (Roger C. Carmel) in "I, Mudd"; Margaret Armen's superb "The Gamesters of Triskelon", in which the crew is forced to engaged in barbaric combat, and the thematically similar "Bread and Circuses", depicting an ancient Roman society decked out with 20th-century technology; "The Changeling", with Vic Perrin (best known as the "Control Voice" on The Outer Limits) supplying the voice of the lethally "perfect" computer Nomad; "The Deadly Years", in which the crew is subjected to an accelerated aging process; and Robert Bloch's "whodunnit in space", "Wolf in the Fold". And we can't forget David Gerrold's classic "The Trouble with Tribbles", all about those incredibly prolific little furballs; the supremely silly but enjoyable "A Piece of the Action", aka "Star Trek meets The Untouchables"; and the much-maligned "Mirror, Mirror", wherein the crew comes face to face with their barbaric doppelgangers. The season finale, "Assignment: Earth", was intended as the pilot for a spinoff series, starring Robert Lansing as altruistic time traveller Gary Seven. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • William Shatner - Capt. James T. Kirk
    • Leonard Nimoy - Mr. Spock
    • DeForest Kelley - Dr. Leonard McCoy
    • Grace Lee Whitney - Yeoman Janice Rand
    • George Takei - Sulu




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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The original Star Trek, looking/sounding amazing!

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      KarmicCurse
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      The original Star Trek looking and sounding better than I imagined it ever could. I'm often amazed at the intensity of color and the clarity of sound. I won't go into detail about the content of the show. It's original Star Trek! We all know it. Thoughtful sci-fi for adults with a brilliant premise, incredible characters, mind bending plots. (Most of the time.) I'll instead focus on the bluray's quality and features: Video: The image is of course not as clear as recently filmed blurays. But it is still great looking since the series was filmed on 35mm film. There is often deliberate "softness" to the image, due to the style of cinematography at the time to make everything look ethereal and glamorous. But the vast majority of the footage looks brilliant. Also the show was originally lit with a kaleidoscope of color and it is displayed magnificently here. Audio: The sound is noticeably better than I've ever heard on original Star Trek. You can catch every word without the static hissing we often hear on older shows. Special Effects: The bluray gives you the option of watching each episode with either the original effects, or the updated digital effects, as well as various audio settings. The current DVD editions only provide the new effects. The new effects are not terribly intrusive, but they are not at all consistent either: some shots look great and some look like a demo for a video game. Special Features: There are a few nice special features, but for the most part they're lacking for a show this iconic. Most of the features from the original DVD sets have been carried over, except I believe for the text commentaries. Instead we have "Starfleet Access", pop-up picture-in-picture commentaries from the writers and producers, as well as the Okudas, technical advisers to the sequel shows and all around Star Trek historians who wrote the original text commentaries on the DVDs. There is also a pop-up trivia track but for the most part it's quite annoyingly condescending as it's an "in-universe" explanation of some of the show's details. But this is only available on 3 or 4 episodes. There are also a few interviews with the stars and writers recorded in 2004 for the original DVDs. Another new feature is 8mm "behind the scenes" footage captured during the series' filming. One entire disc is devoted just to "The Trouble With Tribbles" and includes an episode of the animated series and a Deep Space Nine episode also dealing with tribbles, as well as a detailed retrospective on the making of that clever DS9 episode. At the time I bought this Best Buy was offering it for just $29.99, which is less than the DVD version, and less than anywhere else.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must have purchase for the die-hard Trekkie

      Posted
      Wayvryder

      I grew up watching Star Trek re-runs for years and remember how excited and thrilled I was when Paramount brought the first Star Trek movie to the big screen. I was thoroughly schooled in the Star Trek universe after watching so many original series Trek TV shows in black and white and then in grainy color. I clearly remember how blown away I was with the opening scene of the first movie of three Klingon battle cruisers flying in formation. The original series is what started my fascination with science fiction and this DVD set has enhanced my nostalgia for the original series. It's like I'm watching the episodes for the first time. In a sense, I am, because the episodes have been digitally enhanced and have made an already entertaining series even more exciting. The shots of the Enterprise orbiting digitally enhanced planets, the CGI battle scenes and the beautiful manner in which the Enterprise is rendered is truly worth the price of this set. Some things haven't changed - the women's uniforms are still crazy short, the red-shirted security guards are still guaranteed to die at the beginning of most episodes and Captain Kirk still chases every female (alien or human). I will buy the other DVD sets of this series based on how much I've enjoyed this set.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      2nd Season Budget Drops, so does Quality!

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      reconredneck
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      I am truly enjoying the 2nd Season of Star Trek with its hiDEF picture and 7.1 DTS Master Audio soundtrack, it is truly an amazing remaster by CBS.. With that said, I have also noticed a drop in quality from Season 1 and according to the information I found in an old Star Trek Book, it was because of the Budget being cut in half. funding restraints requiring less to be spent on lighting and camera work, which definitely affects the overall quality of the visuals in this 2nd season. Even so, some of Star Treks TOS most memorable episodes are enclosed in this Blu-Ray Treasure box, as with the introduction of the newest crew member Pavel Chekov and Spocks Family members are first seen. Sound Quality remains about the same with an excellent 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix.. The Extra's are numerous and include Billy Blackburn's Treasured On the Set - Behind the sceen movies. If you are a Trekkie Fanatic, this 2nd Season is a must have!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT PRICE

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      Hanso

      I BOUGHT THIS ELSEWHERE FOR $100 NEW , BAD CALL . THIS PRICE AT $50 BUCKS IS TOPS . OVER THE YEARS I WATCHED STAR TREK ON TV , BUT WHEN THEY CAME OUT WITH THIS NEW DIGITAL VERISON . IT BLEW MY MIND . IN AMOCK TIME THE PUT IN NEW EFFECTS THAT SHOW THE PLANET VULCAN AS IT SHOULD . AND MY FAVORITE : THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE . ITS AWESOME TO WATCH HOW THE REDID THE C G I ON THE SPACE RUBBLE SMASHING AGAINST THE ENTERPRISES HULL . AND HOW THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE LOOKS A LIL BETTER THAN A SNOW CONE THIS TIME (lol). FOR THE PRICE , YOULL WONT EVER SEE IT THIS LOW , NEW ! SINCE IVE ALREADY HAVE THIS AND SEEN SOME OF THE FIRST SEASONS CLIPS ON A SITE , IIM BUYING THE FIRST SEASON AS WELL . IF YOUR A FAN DONT PASS THIS UP . IT ALSO GIVES THE YOUNGER GENERATION A INTEREST IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW , SINCE THE EFFECTS ARE UP TO TODAYS STANDARDS. NUFF SAID.............

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Digitally Enhanced Original Series

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      CyberZing432

      It was fun to compare both the original footage with the digitally enhanced footage that was added to the new DVD series. With today's special effects and digital enhancements you have better well rounded episodes with plots that make better sense. The only difference between the original series and the enhanced series was the extraction of the real starship Enterprise that Gene Roddenberry had constructed with that of a computer version. Still fascinating to watch and compare with the original series. I highly recommend both the original series on DVD and the enhanced set.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Blu-ray bundle !!!

      Posted
      Odd1

      This blu-ray collection is awesome. You get both versions of the series, original & the remastered version. What is really neat about it tho, is that you can switch between the two versions on the fly to compare scenes if you want. I can't recall if all of the extras are items that were all previously released on the two different dvd box sets that were released or not, but you do get a decent amount of extras. If you are on the fence about getting the blu-ray box set, then I say go for it. It's Trek and it's blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value

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      Flairchop
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      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 that a new version will be released for the 50th anniversary of Trek in 2016, and the stores are clearing out the old stuff. This has both the original version and the remastered special effects version. A great value for $25 if you can still get it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      True Trekers will enjoy!

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      retiredGRANDMA
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      As with season 1, I was very hesitant to buy DVD's that were re-mastered, edited &/or tweaked. However I'm very pleased to say that most of the "improvements" aren't noticeable and don't detract from the viewing pleasure. Very good job. These would make a fine and economical addition to any collection for anyone still watching on VHS.

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