Need help urgently, please!

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Sheldon, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Sheldon

    Sheldon Ensign Newbie

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    First of all, Happy New Year to you all!

    I ended 2012 with ruining a Trek DVD that I had borrowed from my mother :/ I am trying to replace it with one that looks exactly as the one I ruined, so I need your help.

    The DVD is IV from this 2003 R2 box set:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-M...ef=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1356979337&sr=1-1

    The disc is dark blue with a bright star in the middle. It says

    Star Trek IV
    The Voyage Home
    Special Edition

    UK2 109964 / 1986 / COLOUR / 114 MINS APPROX.
    Widescreen / STEREO

    So my question is: Is there any single-disc release that has the movie on a disc that looks exactly the same? If not, how easy/hard is it to buy from someone a disc from that particular box set, just one disc?

    I'm sure you guys understand how miserable I feel and how important it is for me to find a way to fix this without the box set becoming ruined by a "wrong" disc.

    Thank you already in advance!
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just buy one of the used sets. They look relatively cheap and you can keep the rest of the set for yourself.
     
  3. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If you're not able to get another one, just tell her what happened and sincerely apologize. One busted DVD is hardly the end of the world. Good luck.
     
  4. teacake

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    If you were my kid you would die.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Too bad he didn't break The Final Frontier instead. Nobody would ever notice it was missing . . . .
     
  6. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I love the Final Frontier I LOVE IT and I will defend it till the feathers drop off my fans.
     
  7. bbailey861

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    Only fair.


    Me too......well, I don't really have feathers....or fans....

    Happy New Year.
     
  8. Sheldon

    Sheldon Ensign Newbie

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    LOL! :D

    It's not that important to replace the disc so that she won't notice anything. What is important is for the box to be "complete" again :D So I guess if I buy the 2003 special edetion (2 discs) it won't help since I assume that those discs are different colour and design entirely? Only option is to buy a new set as Bill suggested?
     
  9. sonak

    sonak Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't love it, but I do think it's underrated, overly criticized, and it's definitely not on the bottom of my list of Trek films.

    Good to see another TFF defender.
     
  10. Gary7

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    What do you mean by "ruined"? Did you give it a nasty scratch and it won't play? Try using a DVD scratch remover or plastic polish. It could restore it back to working condition and you might be able to get by with an apology for the scratch that doesn't seem to affect play back. Of course, any damage beyond that and yeah... best off just buying a used set and extracting the disk. Or... buy a new set and give that to your mother, keeping her used set.
     
  11. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    How do you ruin as DVD ? Did you leave it out of the case and put something on it ? Did you stand on it ?

    If its surface scuffing you can't sort out yourself, you could try taking it into a specialist games store. They have special polishers for restoring preowned game discs and for a couple of pounds will do customers discs for them.

    You are, however, a bad son... ;)
     
  12. Sheldon

    Sheldon Ensign Newbie

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    It's ruined in a very weird way :D Not a single scratch, but the disc was left "un-boxed" on top of another dvd at some point and it has a weird "print" of that dvd that covers about 1/5 of its surface. Weirdly enough, the part of my disc that wasn't covered by the other dvd is dark, while the 80% of the surface that the discs shared is normal colour. Anyhow, when I try to play the disc, nothing happens.
     
  13. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's weird. I really would complain to the manufacturers of the discs as it looks like they have reacted somehow, which needs investigation.
     
  14. Gary7

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    It may be that the DVD it was resting on had a cheap imprint that stuck to it. I've seen this happen before, but when tucked into a CD sleeve in a storage book. The pressure had the plastic sleeve tight up against the DVD and some of the imprinting came off. Maybe that's what happened. It should be just surface gunk. A good cleaning with a DVD polisher should do the trick.
     
  15. Sheldon

    Sheldon Ensign Newbie

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    Thanks Gary and everyone else! I'll try to buy some DVD polisher tomorrow and see what it can achieve. I'll let you know then :)
     
  16. sojourner

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    <Insert Sheldon's mom reference from Big Bang Theory here>
     
  17. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^ Which one? There have been many.
     
  18. Sheldon

    Sheldon Ensign Newbie

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    I tried a DVD polisher, but it didn't help :( Any other ideas, anyone? I would like to upload a pic of the disc, but this site seems to only allow URL links to pics.
     
  19. teacake

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    You can get a free flickr or photobucket account, take a pic, upload it to that and post it.
     
  20. Deckerd

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    I don't suppose you tried warm water and washing up liquid? That's my first port of call for any CD or DVD that's not working. In our house it's known as 'jam on the disc'. Make sure you rinse it properly and don't try to dry it with anything other than kitchen roll.