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Old April 30 2013, 11:00 AM   #586
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Ordered from Amazon last night. Should have mine by next week. Can't wait to see some Season 3 goodness from CBS-D.
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Old April 30 2013, 12:26 PM   #587
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I've always been a fan of the effect shot in Evolution and it looks even more impressive in HD. Amazing work.
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Old April 30 2013, 12:31 PM   #588
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TNG S3 release day sales ranking at Amazon. Looking good.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19 in Movies & TV
#1 in Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Science Fiction

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Old April 30 2013, 12:43 PM   #589
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My boxset fell through the door yesterday and I watched Evolution and Who Watches the Watchers last night and wow do they look good.
The beauty passes in Evolution with the light from the stellar matter reflecting off the Enterprise is simply stunning, on that shot alone I think CBS-D have surpassed their season 1 efforts.

I'm looking forward to watching some more this evening.

I also watched the 'Inside the Writer's Room' feature which was lot's of fun and really brings out how much the writer's cared about the show. It also shows just how much of a fan Seth McFarlane is as he reels off episode names after just the briefest of plot synopsis!!
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Old April 30 2013, 12:55 PM   #590
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Would be good if Seth McFarlane is the one that reboots TNG.. I realize his expertise is in animated comedy but I think he could do it and do it 'right'.
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Old April 30 2013, 12:59 PM   #591
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Would be good if Seth McFarlane is the one that reboots TNG.. I realize his expertise is in animated comedy but I think he could do it and do it 'right'.
I doubt TNG will be "rebooted". To the general public, Star Trek is Kirk and Spock.
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Old April 30 2013, 02:28 PM   #592
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After reading about the deal at Target, I knew that was where I'd be picking up S3 and BoBW. $65 for both, can't beat it.

I wasn't going to go first-thing. After reading a comment here about their limited stock, and memories of past problems trying to find TNG blurays on release day (even at Best Buy), I decided to hit the store at opening.

Boy, was I glad I did. Got there minutes after the 8 a.m. opening, and there was only one copy of each.

... no, there wasn't a crush of Trekkies that were there before me. The store's entire inventory consisted of ONE copy of each.

Major release, first day, advertised, promotion... and the store gets ONE copy of each?!!?! You gotta be freakin' kidding me.

And on top of that, both had those ridiculous spider cable security things on them. BoBW held up better, but the S3 has some nice dings on both sides. Ugh.

I know the store only had one copy of each because when I asked to get an undamaged copy, two employees scanned them and told me that was all they had.
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Old April 30 2013, 03:02 PM   #593
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I'm going to hit Best Buy at lunch and see if they'll price match, if not I will go to Target. Although I'll only be able to make it to Target tonight so I might not have any luck there either.
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Old April 30 2013, 04:07 PM   #594
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I'm going to hit Best Buy at lunch and see if they'll price match, if not I will go to Target. Although I'll only be able to make it to Target tonight so I might not have any luck there either.
Success at Best Buy!

I know one poster said that they "literally have no way of matching Target's discount", but I watched the cashier manually type in the prices to match the Target deal.



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Old April 30 2013, 04:52 PM   #595
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I dread, dread the shot were Q takes Amanda out on the hull. On Video its hideous. And certainly the model isn't up for that close up to show real quality. One of the few model based fx shots that I hope is lost. For all the weaknesses of weekly tv CGI, I would much rather see work like ENT had on minefield when shown walking on the hull.
Yeah that effect does look pretty bad now, but I think CBS-D could still make it work. If you throw in enough shadow and really darken it up a lot, I think the shot could actually look really cool.
There are quite a few shots & effects that look bad now that I will be interested to see how CBS approach.

There's the shot in Future Imperfect where Riker dissolves from the Enterprise to the Romulan prison which is a very obvious blue screen effects shot, the shots in the Next Phase with Ro running through the walls, the energy aliens in Time's Arrow, the CGI Riker being pulled through the hole in Schisms and who knows what CBS are going to do with the sock puppet aliens in Realm of Fear. It's going to be tough to make them look any scarier. And lets not forget the creature in Aquiel. I will be interested to see how those shots turn out.

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Old April 30 2013, 05:01 PM   #596
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After reading about the deal at Target, I knew that was where I'd be picking up S3 and BoBW. $65 for both, can't beat it.

I wasn't going to go first-thing. After reading a comment here about their limited stock, and memories of past problems trying to find TNG blurays on release day (even at Best Buy), I decided to hit the store at opening.

Boy, was I glad I did. Got there minutes after the 8 a.m. opening, and there was only one copy of each.
I hear that!

Just got out of Target when they opened, they only had 3 copies of season 3 and BOBW, I grabbed one so 2 more left then they out!
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Old April 30 2013, 05:23 PM   #597
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Interesting that Aatrek was able to get Best Buy to match not only Target's price but also the $10 discount. If they really were the "best buy," they wouldn't have to do that. Best Buy really screwed up their pricing on this and got owned by Target.

I've watched through The Survivors already. Looks glorious.

And I must comment on how extraordinary an episode The Survivors is, better than the two preceding it IMO.

I'll credit that a lot to the performances put in by John Anderson as Kevin Uxbridge and Anne Haney as Rishon. I pause for a moment to remember them both as they are both deceased. In the story, Kevin made Rishon live again after the attack; with this bluray, we make John and Anne live again.

Apologies if I'm getting too deep.

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Old April 30 2013, 05:32 PM   #598
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Yup, that's pretty much what I was expecting with Target. If they have any at all, it'll just be a few copies.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:37 PM   #599
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Yup, that's pretty much what I was expecting with Target. If they have any at all, it'll just be a few copies.
The store I visited, outside Pittsburgh in Harmar, Pa., had less than a few - ONE of each! Can you believe that?!

I would love for someone who works in inventory/supply control for Target to explain the logic in sending to a store one copy each of two promoted items.
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Old April 30 2013, 05:48 PM   #600
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I picked up both at the Cupertino, CA Target at 8:30AM. The price was automatically 64.98 without having to show the promo.

As the others have said, this Target only had TWO copies of each. And one of them was mangled. That's the last time I think it's silly to buy a movie at store opening. Next to it were 20 copies of Silver Linings Playbook.

Oh well.
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