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Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. JD

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    Is that Grudge with Ryn?
     
  2. Therin of Andor

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  4. Therin of Andor

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    I already had TOS, movies and selected TAS on VHS and replaced updated them with DVD as they arrived. I bought TAS, TMP DE, TNG, DS9 and VGR on DVD and then the TOS new-CGI, TAS, movies, TNG and ENT Blu-Rays came out. Sometimes the DVD sets and Blu-Ray sets have quite different bonus features. For completist reasons, I ended up buying DSC and PIC sets in both DVD and Blu-Ray.
     
  5. JWolf

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    Does the DVD have different bonus features? If not, IMHO, the DVD should not be bought. The idea is to do away with DVD and let it just be Blu-Ray. DVD is obsolete. You cannot but a TV that is not HD compatible. It's getting harder to buy a TV that's not 4k.
     
  6. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Not in this case, no.

    Please do your own collecting. I happen to like having spare DVDs on hand in case someone asks to borrow something. Not all my friends have Blu-Ray, and one of my players is DVD-only. My main widescreen TV is still 3D-compatible, but not 4K.

    DVD is still very popular in Australia.
     
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    My main 55" TV is 4k and 3D. But if I lost the 3D, I would not be bothered at all. I barely use it.

    As for DVD, it's time has come and really should go. There's really no reason for it to still exist. We should have Blu-Ray and UHD Blu-Ray.

    It is a shame that so many people cannot move on. Obsolete technology should really go away.
     
  8. JD

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    DVD still seems to be the primary format for home video. Most of the stores I shop at have way more DVDs than Blu-Rays, and there are still some shows and movies that aren't released on Blu-Ray. And there are still some devices around that only play DVDs, so I can see the sense in buying one of each.
     
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    For a lot of people it's not a case of not being willing to move on, it's a case of not having the money to spend on new tech - if you have a perfectly functional DVD player and the idea of seeing movies in higher quality isn't the most important thing on your wish list, then why spend the money when there's always other things to buy?


    Also, this thread is not going to become a DVD vs Blu Ray thread, so now that I've said my piece (mod's perks :D), let's move on.
     
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    @XCV330 gets a bye because they posted at the same time as me.

    Everyone, now we move on - or rather back - to acquisitions, various :)
     
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    Good Idea.

    I just bought "Mapping Smallville", because they don't have a normal companion book like DS9 or Angel have.
    I hope that It's good, but I will save It for when i finished the show
     
  12. Therin of Andor

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    New Trek stuff
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    New "Star Trek" stuff this week: the Eaglemoss "USS Shran" model and booklet; "Mr Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness: How to Survive in an Illogical World" (also Eaglemoss); and IDW's Issue #3 of "Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning".

    I could not resist the Uncle Martin figure and ship from "My Favorite Martian" (an earlier incarnation of TNG’s Boothby?), who is the same scale as the Galoob and ReAction action figures.

    A week later Down Under:

    Eaglemoss hardcover 25th anniversary celebration of "Star Trek: Voyager" by Ben Robinson & Mark Wright.

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    Star Trek Voyager A Celebration
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    and IDW's trade paperback of the "Deep Space Nine" comic mini-series, "Too Long a Sacrifice".

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  13. Therin of Andor

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  14. JD

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    I found I had some money from a either a gift or some other kind of credit on my Nook account a couple days ago, so I got A Furnace Sealed: The Adventures of Bram Gold Book 1, @KRAD's new original urban fantasy novel. I've been wanting to check out some of KRAD's original writing, and I love urban fantasy, so this looked like a good pick for me.
     
  15. KRAD

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    I hope you like it! I'm working on the sequel, Feat of Clay, right now -- hoping to have it out by the fall of this year.
     
  16. JD

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    Cool. I assumed since it said Book 1 there would be, but those kind of plans don't always end up coming to fruition.
     
  17. Therin of Andor

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    New Gallery Books trade paperback "Star Trek" novel, "A Contest of Principles" by Greg Cox and the latest Titan "Star Trek" magazine, #79. I was amused to find two X-Men action figures played by Trek actors: Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Romijn.

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    Trek character autobiographies
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    I noticed today that the reprints of the Kirk and Picard autobiographies came in different trade paperback sizes. The original hardcovers matched the new Janeway volume.

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    "The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway" in hardcover (Titan, 2020); Greg Cox's "The Librarians and the Pot of Gold" (MacMillan, 2018), featuring "Star Trek" actor Rebecca Romijn on the cover; and - inside the 1980 "White Dwarf" magazine #18 - the plan of the USS Enterprise bridge for use with Citadel UK miniatures for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".

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    White Dwarf No 18
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    "White Dwarf" April/May 1980, No. 18, The Science Fiction & Fantasy Games and Miniatures Magazine (UK). Also included in the pic are "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" Citadel UK Miniatures, packets and loose figures.
     
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    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    No, my contract with WordFire is for three books, so there will be, not only a Book 2, but also a Book 3!
     
  20. JD

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    Nice. I noticed it's only 180ish pages, so I might move it up in my reading list, since it will be a fairly short read.