Just Got a Load of Blu-rays!

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by t_smitts, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    I've gotten a ton of blu-rays this past month. A couple weeks ago, I peeked into what is probably the last used movie store in town and saw a blu-ray of Beyond, (people download the digital copy, then trade the disc in). My sister gave me the pack of the first six movies for xmas, and just today, I took advantage of the sales at BestBuy and got the complete TNG set (for not much more than what they used to ask for a SINGLE season on DVD!) and the set of the four TNG movies. Since I already have Into Darkness on blu-ray (still unopened, I think), I think I now have all the movies on blu-ray except the 2009 one (only DVD for that one, not that I watch it much). The complete TOS set is on sale for another week and I considered getting it next Friday after payday, but I think I'll probably hold off for a while. (I would like to eventually get the Enterprise set also).

    I had just enough time to watch the episodes "Sins of the Father" and "Reunion" to hear the commentary tracks. It's always fun to learn some things, like that Patrick Massett (Duras) later became a writer and worked for Ron Moore on "Caprica". Moore didn't recognize him and didn't know until they were talking about past jobs one day Massett told him about the role, making Moore (who wrote "Reunion") realize he'd killed him! :klingon::lol: (The commentary for STV with the Okudas and Reeves-Stevens are pretty fun as well).

    Any other features or stuff you'd recommend checking out?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Great haul. :techman:
     
  3. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    Been watching some more of the special features. I have no idea why they got Seth MacFarlane to record a commentary for "Cause and Effect" (along with Brannon Braga) but it was fun to listen to. Seth clearly seems to prefer episodic TV vs. serialized (Family Guy is largely like that as well), also also really likes the look of the show. (They also make fun of the basically all-stem glass that Beverly keeps knocking over).

    One thing I learn was that the itty-bitty people you can see walking through the observation lounge windows during that last fly-by in the opening credits where actually a simple pencil-drawn animation shrunk down and inserted into the windows. They actually show it up close and it's amazing to see.

    One think with the TNG set that's of a nuisance is that somehow hard to pull out, yet also prone to falling out when you don't want them to, so there's always a loose one rattling around. Anyone else notice this?
     
  4. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    When they messed up the audio on the TNG season one Blu-ray's, they sent an apology card with the sketch on it with the new discs.
     
  5. t_smitts

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    I read about that, but this set was only released June of last year, so I think that's been sorted out.
     
  6. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    Ah, hell, I ended up getting TOS on blu-ray. I figured this would be my one opportunity to get it for less than $50 (Canadian).

    Kind of dismayed at the lack of audio commentaries. I think the only live action episode with one "Trouble With Tribbles" with David Gerrold (Plus the animated "More Tribbles, More Troubles" episode with commentary as a bonus).

    They had JGRS record one for "The Enemy Within" for that "alternate reality" set a couple of years back. No reason they couldn't have stuck it on this set.