Star Trek: The Original Series

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For the crew of the USS Enterprise, our galaxy must seem a distinctly unfriendly place.
Starring
Walter Koenig
Genres
AdventureActionScience Fiction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Amok Time
    September 15 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Spock undergoes the Vulcan mating ceremony.
  2. 2. Who Mourns for Adonais?
    September 22 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise is held captive by the Greek god, Apollo.
  3. 3. The Changeling
    September 29 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise encounters a probe named Nomad.
  4. 4. Mirror, Mirror
    October 6 1967
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk, Scott, McCoy and Uhura enter a parallel universe.
  5. 5. The Apple
    October 13 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The crew discovers a paradise controlled by computer.
  6. 6. The Doomsday Machine
    October 20 1967
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    A machine that destroys planets threatens the Enterprise.
  7. 7. Catspaw
    October 27 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Aliens on a mission of conquest hold the crew captive.
  8. 8. I, Mudd
    November 3 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A takeover leads Kirk to his old nemesis, Harry Mudd.
  9. 9. Metamorphosis
    November 10 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The shuttlecraft Galileo makes a forced landing on a world with a single human inhabitant.
  10. 10. Journey to Babel
    November 17 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Tensions run high when the Enterprise transports ambassadors to the Babel Conferences.
  11. 11. Friday's Child
    December 1 1967
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise crew becomes embroiled in a local power struggle on a tribal planet.
  12. 12. The Deadly Years
    December 8 1967
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Accelerated aging affects the senior officers and threatens Kirk's ability to lead.
  13. 13. Obsession
    December 15 1967
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk is determined to hunt down a vampiric entity he failed to destroy in his past.
  14. 14. Wolf in the Fold
    December 22 1967
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Scotty is implicated in a Jack the Ripper-style murder.
  15. 15. The Trouble with Tribbles
    December 29 1967
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Enterprise is overrun by furry creatures while tangling with Klingons and bureaucrats.
  16. 16. The Gamesters of Triskelion
    January 5 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Three disembodied beings wager on fights staged by prisoners abducted from around the galaxy.
  17. 17. A Piece of the Action
    January 12 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kirk investigates a planet with an Earth-like 1920s gangster culture.
  18. 18. The Immunity Syndrome
    January 19 1968
    51min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A giant space amoeba threatens the entire galaxy.
  19. 19. A Private Little War
    February 2 1968
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Klingons provide arms to a peaceful planet and disrupt the balance of power.
  20. 20. Return to Tomorrow
    February 9 1968
    50min
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    English
    Telepathic aliens take over Kirk and Spock's bodies.
  21. 21. Patterns of Force
    February 16 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Enterprise is sent to planet Ekos to investigate a disappearance of Federation historian John Gill.
  22. 22. By Any Other Name
    February 23 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Extra-galactic beings commandeer the Enterprise in an attempt to return home.
  23. 23. The Omega Glory
    March 1 1968
    50min
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    English
    The Enterprise finds a planet devasted by disease that appears to treat the American flag with great reverence.
  24. 24. The Ultimate Computer
    March 8 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Enterprise is used to test the new M-5 computer.
  25. 25. Bread and Circuses
    March 15 1968
    50min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Spock and McCoy are forced to fight in Roman-like games.
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Producers
Gene RoddenberryDouglas S. Cramer
Season year
1968
Network
CBS
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MSTReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This "Remastered" episode restores ORIGINAL script!
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This "The Doomsday Machine" (TDM) remastered episode has also been RESTORED to the ORIGINAL SCRIPT! This strong (IMO STRONGEST) original Star Trek episode has terrific scenes between Kirk, Decker, & Spock, plus Kirk & Scotty. When the remastered version first came out, the editors thought the enhanced special effects were the story. So instead of keeping the original 1967 scenes between the principal characters, crucial dialogue was cut in favor of extra special effects action between the Enterprise and TDM. Watching that early remastered TDM episode, those of us who knew the episode immediately noticed the script cuts; what the heck (*!?) happened to Spock's, "Vulcans never _ _ _ _ _?" Thankfully in this TDM release, Spock & others dialogue has been fully restored to the original episode, and you'll get definitive quotes from all including Bones & Scotty, but especially those showing why Kirk = KIRK and Spock = SPOCK!
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DB.ZimmermanReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A "must have" for any Star Trek fan
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Just like the Season 1 Blu Ray release of Star Trek: The Original Series, 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. (Although the remastering does expose some of the budget cuts suffered by the show between its first and second season. Colors are sometimes inconsistent from shot to shot, lighting is not as precise or artistic, the picture is occasionally overexposed, and camera focus doesn’t always hit its mark, all very likely the results of a production team that did not have the time and resources to give the show the same polish that it had in its first season. This is obviously no fault of the restoration team. They have simply preserved what the show originally looked like, and I’m perfectly fine with that.) I'm also pleased that the restoration process does not appear to have used aggressive film-grain removal 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.

Of special note in the Season 2 boxset is disc four which is entirely devoted to the Original Series' most well-known episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". Not only does the disc contain the original episode gloriously restored in high definition, but I was delighted to find the sequel episode from the animated series "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and the DEEP SPACE 9 classic "Trials and Tribble-ations", which uses a time travel MacGuffin to seamlessly integrate the DEEP SPACE 9 characters into the original episode as they have their own parallel adventure. In addition, there are two documentaries about the writing and production wizardry used to make the latter episode, audio commentary tracks from writer David Gerrold for the original episode and the animated sequel, and finally, a picture-in-picture commentary/documentary to accompany the original episode. There is enough content on this disc alone to justify the purchase price of the entire boxset!

Bottom line: this is a “must have” for any Star Trek fan.
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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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Amazon Prime fanReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love all Star Trek
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I love all Star Trek, but TOS (The Original Series for those not in the know) is where it started, so I gotta give it props. Season 2 is my favorite of TOS. Amok Time and Journey to Babel reveal a lot to the ST novice (are there any, after 50 years on TV?) about Spock. Mirror,Mirror is a great "pirate" episode and the cast all get great airtime. The Doomsday Machine has a great guest star/villain in William Windom (aka, Captain Ahab). The Immunity Syndrome is a good Kirk-Spock-McCoy episode with plenty of contributions from the rest if the cast, and The Ultimate Computer is a good, tense, action-y episodes that (like most ST) offers social commentary on tech "taking over" our lives. Obsession reveals some of Kirk's background and what personally drives him. And of course the crew really hams it up in I, Mudd and The Trouble with Tribbles - and A Piece of the Action. And there's still more. Watch 'em all! :)
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Jesus M. RodriguezReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great sci-fi show
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It's very nostalgic, I grew up with the Star Trek movies and Star Trek The Next Generation. Decided to watch the Original Series, they are way better than all of 80s Star Trek movies (even though it was the same characters). For a TV show from the 60s, the sets were really well done. The Enterprise is passable as a real ship. The few on location shoots looked the best, like the one shot in LA. The other worlds with the orange or purple "sky" is a little fake but if you look past that it's a great show.

The one thing I found is that Kirk is much more decisive and bold than Capt. Picard or Capt. Janeway in the latter series. The Original Series also seems to meddle a lot more than Next Generation which constantly referred back to the Prime Directive.
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Phyllis Ann KarrReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Original Trek's Best Season?
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I had acquired Seasons One and Three, but an Original Trek collection simply isn't complete without all three seasons, and Two has some of the best episodes (including "The Trouble with Tribbles" and "A Piece of the Action"), as well as my vote for the very worst one of all ("The Apple"). It was especially nice to get both the animated series' sequel to "Tribbles" and the Deep Space Nine revisit on the same disk with the episode that started it all.
All the "remastered" disks in my set (each season in a completely different master case) are a little less than simple to negotiate through the controls, but the quality of the reproduction makes up for it.
NakaylaReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Almost perfect
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My case came broken, once I took the cling wrap off a plastic piece fell out on the table, and I can’t pop them back into the case so they just have to be set in there before it can close. However all of the DVD’s came in good shape so I am excited to play them and see if they run well! Aside from the damages to the case I think the packaging is so cute! I would recommend wrapping DVD’s in bubble wrap at least once to help make sure this doesn’t happen.
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A ReaderReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, interesting and aged well
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This is the first time I have viewed this series in color, and so beautifully remastered, and it so very nice.
Many episodes I had never seen, but this version was worth the wait.
Many of the philosophies of the series hold up so well, apparently a half century or more later.
Funniest are the costumes- so many quickly slapped together in materials that used to be found in old KMart stores, shiny ones, burlap-like ones, poly fur, some even without hems. And then the episodes where Spock's ears can be seen slowly peeling... well, you have to see it. Viewed these episodes with islanders whom had never seen it, and we all enjoyed it a great deal.
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