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Old April 29 2009, 04:16 AM   #61
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Re: Star Trek season 1 on blu-ray: April 28

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Sound level seemed fine to me.

I definitely like the packaging. It's the first Trek DVD set (not counting movies) where I've ever kept the original packaging. The others I all threw away and put in those sleeves you get. I bloody well hate it when DVDs come in such elaborate packaging that you have to take out a box, remove a sleeve, take out another stupid box, etc. etc.
Yeah I was pretty happy with the packaging as well. I don't mind some of the more elaborate box sets, what I do hate however are poorly designed sets where the disks come loose during shipping and get all scratched up. This design seemed very solid. Granted blu-ray is far more resistant to scratching in the first place.
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Old April 29 2009, 04:27 AM   #62
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Sound level seemed fine to me.

I definitely like the packaging. It's the first Trek DVD set (not counting movies) where I've ever kept the original packaging. The others I all threw away and put in those sleeves you get. I bloody well hate it when DVDs come in such elaborate packaging that you have to take out a box, remove a sleeve, take out another stupid box, etc. etc.
Hm. Weird on the sound.

But I agree with you on the packaging. Though, I didn't think the DS9 packages were so bad. Or the Voyager ones - they were essentially plastic books inside slipcases. The Enterprise boxes were the same once you ditched the ridiculous plastic clamshell on the outside.

But the TNG sets, my, were those annoying.

This set is easy, compact, and quite attractive. I really dig the art.
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Old April 29 2009, 04:30 AM   #63
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Re: Star Trek season 1 on blu-ray: April 28

Can't wait mine should be in tomorrow.

Lets see how much this is running me.

Colombia House VHS release (TOS & TNG)
Paramount Release VHS (all series that were released on VHS, minus about 8 episodes of VOY when I released just to wait its coming on DVD now).

*I seem to remember two TOS sets (not counting colombia house, am I on crack?).

Laser Disc of TOS

Box set DVD's of all series. (the one thing I didn't skip on was the two episode a disc release that hit TOS. I know a boxed set would come out so I did wait.

I also skipped the HD DVD version because I really felt Blu Ray was going to be the winner out of those two formats (and still remember getting burnt on betamax).

So I can't, can't wait to see the difference in these.
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Old April 29 2009, 04:32 AM   #64
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I think there were 3 TOS DVD releases. The original single-DVD volumes, the box set (I think these came out in 04/05?), and then the remastered box set.
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Old April 29 2009, 09:17 PM   #65
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Re: Star Trek season 1 on blu-ray: April 28

Picked up one of these yesterday, and wow. I've heard good things about the picture quality on these sets before, but I didn't really expect it to be THIS good!

I watched WNMHGB last night, and I gotta say it was almost surreal watching an episode from a 1960s TV show that looked this sharp and detailed. If it wasn't for the 60s haircuts I'd swear I was watching it live!

Of course the lights seemed to be turned up a bit brighter than usual in this episode, so that might have been part of the reason...
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Old April 29 2009, 11:01 PM   #66
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Waiting for mine to arrive.....
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Old April 29 2009, 11:04 PM   #67
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Picked a copy up from Best Buy yesterday ($71.00 including tax); and I have yet to start watching; but I love the packaging on this one. I do wish they had listed the episode contents of each disc ON the disc itself instead of the front and back liners; but I like the fact it's a nice simple rectangular box that fits easily in my Blu-Ray DVD shelf; and holds the discs well, yet they're still easy to pop in and out - a DEFINITE improvement over the standard DVD original series box sets.

And now I can finally see the remastered versions uncut; abnd can now delete a few TOSR episodes I have on my DVR (and when the Season Two set comes out, I can delete more ).
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Old April 30 2009, 06:32 AM   #68
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I also picked up the set at Best Buy yesterday. (BTW I've already got the complete original 40-disc standard DVD collection, so I never bothered with the standard DVD season boxed sets which came a few years later.) The first ep I watched was "A Taste Of Armageddon" which is still one of my top three TOS episodes. It looks absolutely fantastic.

I also like the packaging and package art - simple and understated, yet immediately recognizable as Trek. I am a bit puzzled by the tagline on the back though. I know, "The Best Of Both Worlds" refers to having both the original and enhanced versions of each episode, and of course it's a cute in-joke for TNG fans. But why would Paramount need to pander to TNG fans in marketing a TOS boxed set? Besides, the "Best Of Both Worlds" slogan has long since been co-opted by a certain 'tween idol. I can just see legions of newly minted teen and twentysomething Star Trek fans coming out of the movie and going to Best Buy, seeing the Season 1 Blu-Ray set on the shelves, taking one look at the tagline and, not knowing any better, thinking "Whoa, wait a minute... How could Miley Cyrus have been in TOS?"
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Old April 30 2009, 03:17 PM   #69
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I also picked up the set at Best Buy yesterday. (BTW I've already got the complete original 40-disc standard DVD collection, so I never bothered with the standard DVD season boxed sets which came a few years later.) The first ep I watched was "A Taste Of Armageddon" which is still one of my top three TOS episodes. It looks absolutely fantastic.

I also like the packaging and package art - simple and understated, yet immediately recognizable as Trek. I am a bit puzzled by the tagline on the back though. I know, "The Best Of Both Worlds" refers to having both the original and enhanced versions of each episode, and of course it's a cute in-joke for TNG fans. But why would Paramount need to pander to TNG fans in marketing a TOS boxed set? Besides, the "Best Of Both Worlds" slogan has long since been co-opted by a certain 'tween idol. I can just see legions of newly minted teen and twentysomething Star Trek fans coming out of the movie and going to Best Buy, seeing the Season 1 Blu-Ray set on the shelves, taking one look at the tagline and, not knowing any better, thinking "Whoa, wait a minute... How could Miley Cyrus have been in TOS?"
it was a common enough phrase before the TNG episode came along and used it as a title. there's no jokery or tween pandering here.
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Old April 30 2009, 03:23 PM   #70
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DVD Movie guide review of TOS S1 Blu-ray

DVD Movie guide has a review of this Blu-ray season set.

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[FONT=arial,sans-serif][SIZE=2]it's great to finally hear the shows back in their original mono. Even when I like a remix, I always think the original audio should appear as well. [/SIZE][/FONT]
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Old April 30 2009, 06:43 PM   #71
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Well, this set is officially the cats ass.

the remastered effects look much better in HD. I love love love the landscape shot of the ruins at the beggining of "the Man Trap". The Enterprise docking with the supply ship at the start of "Charlie X" made me go all Weeeeeee!

I am taking the rest of the week off to watch these.

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Old April 30 2009, 11:13 PM   #72
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This is an AMAZING set! The mono soundtrack totally corrects all of the music flaws in The Menagerie which were on every other DVD release. AND you can apply that mono track to the Enhanced versions if you so desired. It's really an interesting comparison to see just how much has been changed. It's actually cool to watch the enhanced episodes with the original opening theme music over the new graphics.

I can't say enough good things, this set is totally worth the quadruple dip. Out-effing-standing!
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Old April 30 2009, 11:32 PM   #73
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Re: Star Trek season 1 on blu-ray: April 28

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This is an AMAZING set! The mono soundtrack totally corrects all of the music flaws in The Menagerie which were on every other DVD release.

I can't say enough good things, this set is totally worth the quadruple dip. Out-effing-standing!
Does the original mono tracks restore Malachi Throne as the Keeper's voice, or were those lost forever?
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Old April 30 2009, 11:46 PM   #74
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more reviews

http://www.dvdfuture.com/review.php?id=1352

http://www.dvdtown.com/reviews/blu-r...st-season/6924


http://www.monstersandcritics.com/dv...Blu-ray_Review


http://www.dvdreview.com/reviews/pages/2989.shtml

http://bluray.ign.com/articles/976/976616p1.html
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http://bluray.ign.com/articles/976/976616p2.html
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Old April 30 2009, 11:53 PM   #75
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Does the original mono tracks restore Malachi Throne as the Keeper's voice, or were those lost forever?
The mono tracks are the broadcast audio tracks from the original airings. Throne's voice was never for the Keeper in the aired episode, so they wouldn't have put it in.

When the third season set and The Cage come out, that would be the place to put it.
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