“Star Trek”: The Original Series is a cheap option for those non-Trekkies to get a few solid episodes from the three seasons the show aired. Of course, if you are a fan, you already have all of these, even in high-definition for the Blu-ray releases, you get nothing out of this “best of” collection.
“Star Trek”: The Original Series
Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama
Paramount | NR – 403 min. – $16.99 | March 17, 2015
Captain James Tiberius Kirk (WILLIAM SHATNER) steps squarely into the spotlight in this thrilling “Star Trek” collection that features his greatest interstellar adventures! And the commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise finds a galaxy full of intriguing missions as he and his crew are destined to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” From an encounter with the mysterious Balok in ‘The Corbomite Maneuver’ and attempting to rescue survivors from a planet-killing weapon from another galaxy in ‘The Doomsday Machine’ to the critically acclaimed, Hugo Award-winning ‘The City on the Edge of Forever,’ this collection of eight thrill-packed, heart-pounding adventures from the original “Star Trek” series will have you joining Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew as they soar off on exciting quests and unforgettable encounters.
- The Corbomite Maneuver (003)
- Balance of Terror (009)
- The Conscience of the King (013)
- Space Seed (024)
- The City on the Edge of Forever (028)
- The Doomsday Machine (035)
- Mirror, Mirror (039)
- 8. Return to Tomorrow (051)
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5
There are a few featurettes included in this 2-disc set comprised of interviews with William Shatner speaking to a variety of topics:
What Makes a Good Captain? (3:41)
The Importance of the “Captain’s Logs” (1:48)
Captain Kirk’s Legacy (2:33)
VIDEO – 4.0/5 | AUDIO – 4.0/5
“Star Trek”: The Original Series is presented in its original broadcast 1.33 full frame aspect ratio and considering the show’s age, looks quite good with an all around clean transfer free of major instances of dust marks or scratches.
The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is perfectly satisfying providing good depth for ambient noises to crisp and clear for the dialogue levels mostly coming from the center channel. It’s nothing amazing but still an effective standard DD track.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, “Star Trek”: The Original Series is a cheap option for those non-Trekkies to get a few solid episodes from the three seasons the show aired. Of course, if you are a fan, you already have all of these, even in high-definition for the Blu-ray releases, you get nothing out of this “best of” collection.