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Old May 19 2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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TOS Episode commentary

Glancing through the recent blu ray thread got me thinking about TOS commentary. Are there any DVDs/ blu ray that have decent commentary from actors,directors, etc? I have a rip off DVD set from Japan or something that I'm 99% sure doesn't have any.

I think that would be really interesting for someone like me who loves watching it but still doesn't know a lot about what went in behind the scenes.
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Old May 19 2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: TOS Episode commentary

Two good books for behind-the-scenes materiel:

The Making Of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield.
Inside Star Trek: The Real Story by Herbert F. Solow & Robert H. Justman.
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Old May 19 2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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Re: TOS Episode commentary

David Gerrold did an interesting commentary track for "The Trouble with Tribbles" on the bluray season two set, but aside from that, no.
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Old May 20 2013, 01:01 AM   #4
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I have the inside trek in the mail as we speak. So I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm currently reading Star Trek FAQ by Mark Clark.
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Old May 20 2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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Re: TOS Episode commentary

Good choice.

Inside Star Trek is the closest thing to a definitive account, IMO. Loads of evidence in the form of memo's and interviews from a variety of those involved.

There was a nice coffee table book called Star Trek 365, published a couple of years ago, which has lots of pictures and half page episode summaries - it was fun to read each entry after watching the episode.

When I was a kid my one and only Trek book was the Star Trek Compendium- lots of facts and a short review of each episode, but god knows if you can get it these days.

A few notches down the accuracy scale, you could check out the spate of TOS actor autobiographies in the early 90's, but I'm not sure if they are still in print either...
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Old May 21 2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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Re: TOS Episode commentary

The only other audio commentary is exclusively on "The Enemy Within" on the Alternate Reality DVD set, and only on the RC1 version (despite advertised otherwise): http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Audio_commentary

Also there where a bunch of text commentaries on the original DVD season sets (not remastered) as well: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Text_commentary

And the Blu-Rays have the Starfleet Access feature: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_Access
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Old May 21 2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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The only other audio commentary is exclusively on "The Enemy Within" on the Alternate Reality DVD set, and only on the RC1 version (despite advertised otherwise): http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Audio_commentary

Also there where a bunch of text commentaries on the original DVD season sets (not remastered) as well: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Text_commentary

And the Blu-Rays have the Starfleet Access feature: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_Access
Thanks for the heads up, I have that alternate reality set upstairs...time to dust it off!

I have been enjoying the ease of watching every series on netflix and havn't touched a dvd since they released them.
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