Star Trek Original (Remastered)

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The iconic series "Star Trek" follows the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as it completes its missions in space in the 23rd century.
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  1. 1. The Man Trap
    January 1, 1966
    50min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    The series begins with Kirk and his crew at deadly risk from an alien creature that feeds on the salt in a human body and can take on any form.
  2. 2. Charlie X
    September 15, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    A powerful teenage boy wreaks havoc aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.
  3. 3. Where No Man has Gone Before
    September 22, 1966
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk's friend, Gary Mitchell, is transformed into a God-like entity.
  4. 4. The Naked Time
    September 29, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise crew catch a virus that removes their inhibitions.
  5. 5. The Enemy Within
    October 6, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A transporter malfunction causes Captain Kirk to split into his "good" and "evil" selves, and a landing party will freeze to death if the crew is unable to find a way to merge the two Kirks back together.
  6. 6. Mudd's Women
    October 13, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise picks up a intergalactic conman, Harry Mudd, and three incredibly beautiful women who harbor a dark secret.
  7. 7. What are Little Girls Made of
    October 20, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Nurse Christine Chapel is reunited with her old fiance on Exo III, but the scientist has plans for Captain Kirk and the Federation.
  8. 8. Miri
    October 27, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A strange group of children are discovered on an Earth-like planet.
  9. 9. Dagger of the Mind
    November 3, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk investigates an experimental facility for holding prisoners and finds a sinister scheme
  10. 10. The Corbomite Maneuver
    November 10, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk bluffs his way past what appears to be a powerful alien.
  11. 11. The Menagerie, Part 1
    November 17, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Spock hijacks the Enterprise to return an injured Captain Pike to Talos IV.
  12. 12. The Menagerie, Part 2
    November 24, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Spock hijacks the Enterprise to return an injured Captain Pike to Talos IV.
  13. 13. The Conscience of the King
    December 8, 1966
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk is one of the last survivors who can identify a mass killer, who lurks among a Shakespearean troupe aboard the Enterprise
  14. 14. Balance of Terror
    December 15, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    After attacking an outpost, Romulans battle the Enterprise.
  15. 15. Shore Leave
    December 29, 1966
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    On shore leave, the crew's thoughts come to life.
  16. 16. The Galileo Seven
    January 5, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Spock commands a stranded away team when their shuttlecraft is stranded on a planet with hostile natives.
  17. 17. The Squire of Gothos
    January 12, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A powerful entity known as Trelane torments the crew of the Enterprise.
  18. 18. Arena
    January 19, 1967
    50min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk is pitted in a barehanded duel with a Gorn.
  19. 19. Tomorrow is Yesterday
    January 26, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise is thrown back to 20th century earth.
  20. 20. Court Martial
    February 2, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Captain Kirk's career is at stake when he is put on trial for the loss of a crewman during an ion storm.
  21. 21. The Return of the Archons
    February 9, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise encounters a seemingly peaceful civilization run by a "benevolent" being named Landru...who intends for them to join his people.
  22. 22. Space Seed
    February 16, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Kirk meets Khan, a leader of Earth's Eugenics War.
  23. 23. A Taste of Armageddon
    February 23, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English
    The Enterprise arrives at a planet to establish diplomatic relations and finds itself in the middle of a "peaceful" war that threatens to destroy the ship.
  24. 24. This Side of Paradise
    March 2, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise visits a colony where indigenous flower spores provide the settlers with peaceful contentment.
  25. 25. The Devil in the Dark
    March 9, 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An unknown monster threatens a mining operation.
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Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: The Cage
    October 15, 1988
    1 h 3 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Captain Pike of the Enterprise is kidnapped by aliens who have mastered illusion.
  2. Bonus: Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered) - The Cage
    September 7, 1966
    1 h 3 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the Enterprise answers a distress call, Capt. Pike (Jeffrey Hunter) encounters manipulative aliens. Original series pilot. TVPG

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DisneyDenizenReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE IN TELEVISION HISTORY
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STAR TREK (aka “TOS” - The Original Series - 1966-1969) introduced us to the optimistic world of Gene Roddenberry. I discovered Star Trek when I was 11 years old, and this show helped to create my values and worldview. Acceptance. Tolerance. "Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” The values of the Federation became my values. But Captain Kirk also taught us the importance of tempering rules with compassion. As a latchkey kid, the only child of a single parent, I cannot overstate the impact this show had on the formation of my values.

The characters are iconic, the show legend. The storytelling is excellent, but the effects cheesy by today’s standards. Nevertheless, Star Trek will never not be worth watching. It’s a brilliant classic. Kirk! Spock! McCoy! Scotty! 10 Stars

STAR TREK TOS FILMS:
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) was dreadful. Long loving lingering shots of the Enterprise combined with the introduction of guest characters we didn’t care about. Still, it was wonderful to see the old gang back together. Enough people watched so that sequels were made. 2 stars
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) brought back Ricardo Montalban (and his sculpted chest) in the role of Khan. The storytelling was much improved. The fans were happy. And the track record of “the even-numbered movies are better” began. 5 stars
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) was a good movie, just not as good as it’s immediate predecessor. 4 stars
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) is my favorite of the TOS films. In this movie, the gang ventures back to our time to acquire a pair of humpback whales and save the planet (again). The plot is actually less compelling than the humor inherent in the situation; our Starfleet officers bumble their way around San Francisco in our century. 5 stars
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) focuses on Spock’s religious brother. This film was so forgettable that I had to remind myself of the plot for this review. 3 stars
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) has Kirk attempting to forge a lasting peace with the Klingon Empire. 4 stars

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (aka “TNG” - 1987-1994) picks up nearly a century after the events of TOS. Nevertheless, the show runners found a way to bring in old favorites from the original series:
- Spock was still alive because Vulcans have a long life span.
- McCoy was still alive but very very old.
- Scotty was still alive because he was trapped in a malfunctioning transporter or something.
- (Kirk was also still alive, but that was saved for the TOS/TNG film Generations.)

Originally, many Star Trek purists (myself among them) were appalled at the idea of a new Star Trek series introducing new characters. (Note that the original characters were still appearing in the Star Trek movies.) But of course we had to check out the new series and the producers were quickly forgiven for their hubris. It was a great show!

We were introduced to Captain Picard, a Starfleet captain who was significantly different from Captain Kirk and yet just as principled and dedicated. Womanizing first officer Will Riker and boy wonder Wesley Crusher were standouts, but android Lt. Commander Data was an instant fan favorite. Unlike Spock who preceded him and was forever denying his humanity, Data’s biggest wish was to become more human.

Excellent storytelling. Much better effects than the original. Compelling characters. Slice of life moments, particularly those involving Data and his cat Spot, are the best part. TNG really nailed it. 10 stars

STAR TREK TNG FILMS:
- Star Trek Generations (1994) unites Captains Kirk and Picard in Captain Kirk’s last outing. Malcolm McDowell plays the villain. Together, our heroes save the day. Again. 4 stars
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996) sees the Borg going back in time in an effort to prevent first contact between Earth and the Vulcans. This is the best of the TNG movies, loaded with humor. 5 stars
- Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) delivers the message that it is not acceptable to relocate people from their native lands. 4 stars
- Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) finds Picard facing his own clone. 3 stars

STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE (aka DS9 - 1993-1999) is considered by many to be the best show of the franchise. Since we follow the adventures of a Starfleet crew stationed on a space station, there is considerably more storytelling involving other species, specifically the Bajorans, the Cardassians, and the Dominion. For the first time, we catch more than fleeting glimpses into lives on other worlds.

Miles O’Brien from TNG is a regular on DS9, with his wife Keiko making occasional appearances. Eventually, Worf also finds his way to DS9, a very welcome addition to the show.

DS9 is excellent, but it is not my favorite. That is yet to come. 8 stars

STAR TREK: VOYAGER (1995-2001) takes us into uncharted space when Captain Janeway commanding Voyager chases a Maquis ship and both are swept up by an alien into the Delta Quadrant. Both ships sustain heavy losses and they are forced to combine crews in an effort to get back home. Making it back to Earth is the overriding plot of the series, but of course this cobbled-together crew has many adventures along the way. The crew dynamics provide an interesting twist, as Janeway finds herself with a former Starfleet Maquis first officer named Chakotay, while Chakotay has to contend with a head of security who was a Starfleet spy aboard his Maquis vessel and double turncoat Tom Paris, a Starfleet officer turned Maquis who helped Captain Janeway find the Maquis ship in exchange for a reduction in his prison sentence.

Voyager is my favorite Star Trek series. I can’t quite put my finger on why. Perhaps it is the fact that Star Trek finally introduced a female captain (awesome once she got over walking around with her hands on her hips). Maybe it’s the compelling character of Chakotay. New villains, new species, new tales to tell; all likely played a role.

Voyager is consistently strong - with a couple of notable exceptions when the UPN network did a crossover episode or two with its powerhouse WWF wrestling show. I also could have done without the introduction of Seven of Nine, a human reclaimed from the Borg; she was introduced to attract the young male demographic and received a disproportionate amount of screen time. Nevertheless, it was a great show. 10 stars

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (2001-2005) took us back in time to the early days of Starfleet before the formation of the Federation. From its opening montage to its largely uninteresting characters to its storytelling, Enterprise was inarguably the weakest of the Star Trek series. It also ran for fewer seasons than any Star Trek series since the original.

Enterprise started off without compelling characters. Captain Archer was good, but his first officer, the Vulcan T’Pol, was incredibly unlikeable and Commander Trip Tucker was just plain bland. The show bled viewers, leading to increasingly questionable developments. Specifically, in an attempt to attract the young male demographic, ludicrous scenarios were devised. For example, emerging from a maintenance shaft, Communications Officer Hoshi Sato loses her shirt and finds herself topless. Whoopsie! Another time, T’Pol is massaging Tucker for reasons I can no longer recall and we are treated to her hindquarters poised just about his line of sight. These scenarios were just as ludicrous as they sound. Also, they didn’t work. The show was cancelled. 2 stars

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY premiered in 2017. I have not seen it because CBS obnoxiously premiered it on its CBS All Access channel, meaning that viewers were forced to pay to see it. This I refused to do. However, since they are about to repeat this scenario with the upcoming Picard series, I imagine this will change in the future. Obnoxious as it is to force us to pay extra to watch the first run of a Star Trek series, watching Picard is, of course, mandatory.

STAR TREK: PICARD will premiere in 2019. Can’t wait!

If you like Star Trek, you will also like THE ORVILLE. It’s what life would be like aboard a third rate Starfleet vessel populated by normal people instead of the best of the best. Soda on the bridge! Officers hitting on each other! Too much alcohol! It’s a very funny send up of Star Trek.
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J. SmithReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beam yourself this set!
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Wow! Just WOW! I wasn't sure if the "remastered" phrase meant the hokey CGI effects that pass for entertainment or not. I'm an original "Trekkie" - - I watched these starting in 1966 ( in B/W, mind you - we didn't get a color TV in my family until the summer of '68) and over the years I've watched the reruns on Prime and elsewhere but this is the absolute best I've ever seen. The sound is perfect ; the colors are rich and vibrant, and so far, the effects are just "enhanced" enough to be seamless. I don't need Blu Ray to enjoy this series. Thanks, CBS people, for the great work!
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AReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
If You're Not Into It, Try Again Later
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I'm reviewing the Prime Streaming Video, not any of the physical sets.

I grew up with this show. I was too young for it when it first came out, but that didn't stop any of us from being Kirk and Spock and Uhura (my fave - she was boss) on the playground. The show treated current events with imaginative settings and a comprehensive morality that didn't depend on any specific religion (though it certainly referenced the subject from time to time). The first round of syndication, I was old enough to watch, and I had my eight year old mind blown again and again and again.

Over four decades later, I've been through stages where I thought the show was too hokey and stages where I thought it was subversive genius. There are episodes that can still make me cry (The Empath). And in many many ways, this is my touchstone sci fi experience. And it has everything I ever needed for that: cohesive world-building, recognizable archetypes, a well-thought out moral code. I'm not saying it's for everyone. There have been times in my own life when it wasn't for me.

But I am saying that if you don't like it the first time you watch, maybe try it again another time. Or try another episode. This show isn't popular because it was successful. It succeeded because people loved it. And people loved it, because it was - and is - really really good. In spite of the technical limitations of the time. In spite of the occasional cheese factor.

Live long and prosper.
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DB.ZimmermanReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A "must have" for Star Trek fans
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I've only watched the first disk of this set, but I can already say that it's a winner. The quality of the transfer and restoration work is stunning. Contrast has been improved, colors enhanced, and scratches and dirt specks have been almost entirely eliminated. The show never looked better than it does on these Blu Ray discs. I'm also pleased that it appears the restoration team did not use an aggressive film-grain removal process so that the footage still looks like 1960s film stock, just extraordinarily sharp and clear 1960s film stock. Sound is also excellent, whether you select the original monaural broadcast audio or the new 7.1 surround mix featuring a newly recorded music track using the original sheet music.

However, the producers didn't simply restore the original footage but also replaced the original special effects with "enhanced" CGI recreations, but about this I am less enthusiastic and would have considered this a deal-breaker if not for the fact that Paramount wisely utilized seamless branching to include both the original effects and the new CGI effects on the same disc, leaving it up to the viewer to decide which version he prefers. The problem with the new and "improved" CGI effects is that they were done around 2007, and despite being only 14-years old at this point, have not aged nearly as gracefully as the original effects which are now over 50-years old. I know the CGI artists tried to capture a 1960s aesthetic so that their work wouldn't look out of place within the context of the episodes, but the problem is, they captured a 2007 CGI aesthetic instead which, in my opinion, has not held up well and resembles something you would see in a video game cinematic. The original effects are certainly crude by today's standard, but there's a realness to them that I think is timeless. The thing to remember is that the original creators were not trying to achieve a 1960s aesthetic but were simply doing the very best work they could with the technology and techniques available at the time. I think the CGI team should have done the same. The more unforgivable problem with the new effects is that in some instances, dissolve transitions to special effects shots are necessarily started several seconds earlier than in the original episodes which ends up truncating several seconds of actor performances at the ends of scenes. For instance, an original edit will show Kirk turn and raise his eyebrows at Spock. In the “enhanced” version, Kirk’s turn and raised eyebrows are eliminated in favor of an early dissolve to a new CGI shot. I personally find this unacceptable and will always prefer the episodes as they were originally broadcast.

I have not delved into any of the special features, but no matter. Having the complete original Star Trek series, restored and unaltered from when it was originally broadcast, is worth the price alone.
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Carl HowardReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
This is the color remaster, but NOT the more recent CGI remaster.
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This is the same CBS/Paramount Home Video version which has been available for years as Episode #99 on DVD, after only Gene Roddenberry's B&W workprint had been the only available complete version for years.
What this is not - and what I hoped it would be (and in fact, the very reason I purchased it) - is the CGI remaster from 2007/8, which seems to have disappeared save for some screen captures and a near-buried exception on one high-priced Blu-Ray set.
Fans of a fifty or fifty-one year old TV pilot deserve better than to be misled by an inadequate description.
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BarbaraReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Required Scifi Viewing
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I used to have a poster that said "Everything I need to know about life I learned from STAR TREK!" It may sound funny but if you pay attention to so many of the complex themes that they made understandable you would know why this is a classic that will never die. I didn't agree with Roddenberry's resolution all the time but I don't think that that was what he wanted. Only the Outer Limits (the originals another must see) and some Twilight Zone episodes challenged us before Star Trek. So much of what is called scifi today is just shooting and big machines knocking each other around. I like that too but true scifi makes you think. Star Trek like the Outer Limits before it should be part of the consciousness of any scifi lover.
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T Keith AbramowskiReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
The first and best, though some are dated today...
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First of the franchise. Still perhaps the best (though Kirk *does* get on your nerves sometimes). Holds up well even after all these years.

Of course, as everyone knows, what makes this series superior to Star Trek The Next Generation is that they were stories about "Us", holding a mirror to humanity's actions and sometimes chastizing us for our behavior and actions. (In contrast, The Next Generation was stories about technology -- "the holodeck's run amok again", "there's a problem with the warp core again", "Mr. Data's gone haywire again", etc.)

That said, some of the stories are dated today, speaking to problems of the mid-1960s 50 years ago. Moreover, the writing is limited to the standards for tv at that time (this was when tv shows like "Batman", "Gillian's Island", and "I dream of Jeanie" aired). This greatly limited the subject matter and tropes that could be used on air: "good guys" had to be easily distinguishable from the "bad guys" and any message had to be pounded over your head ("subtlety" seemed virtually unknown)

Still, with those limitations, Star Trek was able to often overcome and tell thoughtful, and even thought-provoking stories that stand up well. (Consider "Charlie X", << Spoiler Alert to end of paragraph>> not that great an episode, as its basic plot of a "kid with godlike powers" had already been done by The Twlight Zone. Yet the fate of Charlie in that movie is very diiferent as Kirk realizes that he has to condemn Charlie to exile amongst aliens. That's a darker fate than you expect even today.)

So if you haven't watched the original, it's still the best of the franchise.
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Carolyn S JohnsonReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This set is great!
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I am really enjoying this classic show. It was on in reruns when I was a kid on the local stations but I didn't really get into it back then. As an adult in my 50's watching this classic show I absolutely love it. It was a great show for it's time and viewing it now from a new perspective it was way ahead of it's time script wise. Love the stories and actors. I just don't understand why they did not put both "The Cage" and "The Menagerie" on this disc because they belong together to understand the storyline. They were separated into different sets but I bought all 3 seasons and at the suggestion of a friend I watched one episode before the other. I guess I have turned into a Trekie too.
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