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

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

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




Customer rating

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  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRICE

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great to add to collection.

    Posted
    ultimatecritic
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    The plastic is a bit fragile but the overall quality of the product is great. Must add to any Trekkies ultimate collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great continue of serie

    Posted
    fighter83
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    great continuation of series of Star Trek is excellent for the young people for learn and meet the good series

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    i enjoyed the set ,but disappointed with audio

    Posted
    talon247

    picture is brilliant,but audio disappears at times,very strange.has anyone else noticed this?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome second season of the orginial Star Trek!!!

    Posted
    CyanideTheJudasKissAllNightmareLong101

    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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