STAR TREK 50th Anniversary TV & Movie Coll
Final Frontier – Blu-ray boxset
RELEASED OUT NOW! 1966-1991 | 12 | BLU-RAY
CREATOR GENE RODDENBERRY CAST WILLIAM SHATNER, LEONARD NIMOY, DEFOREST KELLEY, JAMES DOOHAN
Three cheers, everyone: Kirk and co just marked their halfcentury! But Paramount don’t just want you to raise your glasses – they want you to open your wallets.
Featuring all the Shatner-crew episodes and films, across 30 Blu-ray discs the 50th Anniversary TV And Movie Collection provides several incentives to double (or triple) dip. Firstly: the HD debut of the 1973-74 Animated Series, now remastered. No review discs, so we can’t comment on picture quality, but the show itself, though crudely made, is unfairly overlooked. It features fan-pleasing returns for characters like Harry Mudd, and the medium allows for outlandish fun like thistle-headed plant people and giant slugs.
Secondly: the Wrath Of Khan Director’s Cut – only recently released on Blu. Reinstating a few trims, it’s arguably inessential, but a nice thing to have. Thirdly…
Extras Documentary “The Journey To The Silver Screen” (146 minutes) is an absorbing, in-depth look at films I-VI. There’s much input from writer/director Nicholas Meyer, who’s candid and droll. And a lot of space is made for fan experts to discuss variant drafts and pitches that never came to fruition. Even hardcore Trekkers should learn something.
Old extras are also carried over, plus you get six movie “miniposters” by artist Juan Ortiz. Only own this lot on DVD? Buy it! Own just a few on Blu? Wishlist for Crimbo, maybe? Ian Berriman
Buy the box set from Amazon and you get one more little bonus: a 50th anniversary Starfleet insignia pin badge.
Several incentives to double (or triple) dip
Three men who Simon Pegg likes.