Info on 2004 Original Series Clamshell box set.

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  1. James Howard

    James Howard Ensign Newbie

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    I am new to this forum and would appreciate some advice!
    I have seen in my local cd and record shop the three box sets in the clamshell cases of series 1-3. Series 1 is opened and contains the inner case/dvds and booklet etc. Series 2 and 3 are both sealed on the dvd case. There is no apparent booklets present? Are the booklets sealed in with the DVDs or are they more likely missing?. Each set is £5 each.
     
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  2. BillJ

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    Five pounds for the disc’s themselves is a steal. Though each season should have the inserts.

    Yes, they should be with the discs.
     
  3. James Howard

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    Thanks so much for the quick response there! They are all in the cardboard stands as well so I think I will get them! What a great forum this is! Do you think Bill I should get the newer versions or are these good enough for now? . Thanks James
     
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  4. Neopeius

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    That set is the best set of Trek ever released (arguably, the VHS tapes are even better, accuracy of music-wise, but the video quality won't be quite as good).
     
  5. BillJ

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    Really depends on your setup. If you have a Blu-ray player, then I’d get the Blu-ray sets as they have both the updated and original effects.

    Though there is some debate on which sets have the better sound mix.
     
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  6. James Howard

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    Thanks for all the great advice and I think for £15 for the three I will get them and see how I get on! Thanks again! James
     
  7. BillJ

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    Welcome to the funny farm.

    Some definite great threads by @Maurice and @Harvey that do deep dives on the history of the show.
     
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    I love the commercial for this set. In 1966... the future was funky!

     
  9. James Howard

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    That advert is great and although it's very cheesy makes you realise why we l love the original series so much!
     
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    That's an awesome price. I had to rebuy mine after a fire and to get all three mint with inserts and sleeves took a few searches and two or three buys to get them all. Absolutely get them. A lot of collectors feel the blu rays are just fine and unload their DVDs but I prefer the DVD prints. Also, if you're gonna be stuck with an altered sound mix, then the DVDs have the most pleasing (the engine rumble never drowns out Kirk's log entries). Also there's no seamless branching, so no effects transition glitches. And if you want the original night of original broadcast opening credits for The Man Trap and Charlie X, that's the only place to get them (with the created by Gene Roddenberry up front).
     
  11. James Howard

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    That's very informative and I will get them first thing tomorrow! I collect original early pressings of CDs and they are not compressed or artificially boosted up with the remastering. It appears as a novice to dvds and everything Star Trek that sometimes newer doesn't always mean better! Cheers again for your advice.
     
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    Funny how things get dated... the graphics in that commercial just scream early to mid 2000s.

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  13. James Howard

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    Yes that's very true and the things I remember being good on TV as a child are now generally unwatchable. Star Trek being the exception on the old black and white TV at the time . James.v
     
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    One thing that I like about the blu-rays is that Season 3 comes with an unaired alternate version of "Where No Man Has Gone Before," including act breaks with on-screen titles reading "Act I" etc., different opening monologue from Kirk, some different music, and I believe the fight scene at the end is a little longer. An intact film print of this version was discovered some time after the DVD sets, so was cleaned up/restored and included on blu-ray.

    Kor
     
  15. James Howard

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    Thanks for that info there Kor, you truly are a mine of information and that's something to consider for the future definitely.
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    To add to the informative comments above, I will also mention that the DVDs have the Desilu/Paramount logos at the very end, not that awful CBS video thing which is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
     
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  17. James Howard

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    Thanks JTB. All this great info from the forum reminds me of the friendliness of the Audi A2 club!
     
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  18. Ssosmcin

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    Absolutely. I totally forgot about that the other day when I was watching "Spock's Brain." I always watch episodes all the way through the end credits. But it's been a while since I watched this one on DVD. When I got to the original Paramount logo, I just had to smile.


    I just wish they included the "rising circle" Paramount logo on the back half of the second season. Ah well.
     
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    One of the invisible things I do for the Trek watchings is I cut out the new studio bumper and paste in a period Desilu bumper. The one for the first season, I cribbed from Mission: Impossible. (so it doesn't even have the Paramount tag on it. From my perspective, the Gulf-Western acquisition just happened.)
     
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  20. Ssosmcin

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    I put the rising circles on the back half of the second season episodes that I transferred from laserdisc. To my gleeful surprise, it was still on the end of "The Omega Glory" VHS - but only the Columbia House edition. So I have the actual "Norway Productions" version used in 1968 rather than the Paramount logo from the following year.
     
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