The Ultimate Star Trek Colletion

For those wishing to do my Christmas shopping early can get this 212 Disc Monstrosity. Sure it’s $2,499.00 USD, but hey, this is EVERYTHING Star Trek (minus the Animated Series, but we don’t really miss that, do we?).

18 replies on “The Ultimate Star Trek Colletion”

  1. Abednigo says:

    What kind of nerd…
    I’d be really curious to see the nerd who buys that.

    • chad says:

      Re: What kind of nerd…

      I’d be really curious to see the nerd who buys that.

      The nerd who would buy that is the same nerd who, most likely, has already purchased the DVDs individually.

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  2. gearyster says:

    Star Trek, TAS
    It looks like a number of people on Amazon have already noted that they miss TAS. I recall at least one good episode, the rewrite of Niven’s “The Soft Weapon”, and on the whole I thought that the Animated Series was a worthy addition to the franchise. There were a couple of good David Gerrold stories in there, too. Also, Doohan’s range as a voice actor was impressive. I can tell you that I’d be much more likely to pick up a DVD of those episodes rather than Enterprise.

    • Sprydle says:

      Re: Star Trek, TAS

      It looks like a number of people on Amazon have already noted that they miss TAS. I recall at least one good episode, the rewrite of Niven’s “The Soft Weapon”, and on the whole I thought that the Animated Series was a worthy addition to the franchise.

      Yes, there are some good episodes, but some real clunkers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not panning the whole series. Doohan and Majel Roddenbery did most of the voices, aside from the original cast. I forget why, but Walter Koenig (Chekov, duh) does not ‘appear’.

      TAS was available as a laserdisc box set, which I have, and quite honestly, it doesn’t hold up all that well, over time. The animation was cheap – they reused a LOT of the animation in different episodes. They should have included it, but it has never been available on DVD as far as I know, so that may have been the stumbling block.

      • theangrymob says:

        Re: Star Trek, TAS

        I forget why, but Walter Koenig (Chekov, duh) does not ‘appear’.

        Budget reasons. Good ole IMDB to the rescue.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Star Trek, TOS
        For those with more modest budgets, I am close to finishing the DVDs of TOS, Season 1, and will be offering a review of that.

      • theangrymob says:

        Re: Star Trek, TAS

        The animation was cheap – they reused a LOT of the animation in different episodes.

        This is Filmation you’re talking about. People who, according to some of animation-buff buddies of mine, have a special ring of hell reserved just for them.

        • Sprydle says:

          Re: Star Trek, TAS

          The animation was cheap – they reused a LOT of the animation in different episodes.

          This is Filmation you’re talking about. People who, according to some of animation-buff buddies of mine, have a special ring of hell reserved just for them.

          Well said! However, Rankin/Bass deserves one, too! Where there’s a whip, there’s a way, my ass!

    • jayhawk88 says:

      Re: Star Trek, TAS
      Well it’s not canon, according to none other than Roddenberry himself, and I’m guessing that if you want this collection, Star Trek canon is something you take pretty seriously.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Star Trek, TAS

        Well it’s not canon, according to none other than Roddenberry himself, and I’m guessing that if you want this collection, Star Trek canon is something you take pretty seriously.

        Didn’t he also say that about The Final Frontier?

      • obiwan says:

        Re: Star Trek, TAS

        Well it’s not canon, according to none other than Roddenberry himself, and I’m guessing that if you want this collection, Star Trek canon is something you take pretty seriously.

        Wait, Voyager and Enterprise was canon? I for one assume that Enterprise was one big fictionalised holodeck novel that Riker was indulging himself in. Proof: Enterprise ended with “computer, end program” and Riker and Troi walk out of the holodeck.

    • chad says:

      Re: Star Trek, TAS

      I have fond memories of the episode where Spock goes back in time and visits his childhood self. But I wouldn’t be surprised, if I were to see it today, to find it somehow diminished. This has happened with other childhood shows (such as Speed Racer).

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  3. Jethro says:

    No sir, I don’t like it.
    I am not buying this until they prmise me there will never, ever, ever be any new Star Trek material to buy. I don’t want to end up with an obsolete $3,000 set when “The Really Ultimate Star Trek Collection including Star Trek: Academy Days!” comes out!!!

    • Sprydle says:

      Re: No sir, I don’t like it.

      I am not buying this until they prmise me there will never, ever, ever be any new Star Trek material to buy. I don’t want to end up with an obsolete $3,000 set when “The Really Ultimate Star Trek Collection including Star Trek: Academy Days!” comes out!!!

      There’s one born every minute…The true collectors will buy two! One to watch, the other to hold on to and sell in 20 years’ time.

      Seriously, how much would all of these items cost, if bought seperately? I’m guessing this collection will be cheaper.

      • fiziko says:

        Re: No sir, I don’t like it.

        Seriously, how much would all of these items cost, if
        bought seperately? I’m guessing this collection will be
        cheaper.

        The movie collection is listed at about $130 US. Deduct
        that from the price, and this huge set still
        averages $85 per season of television. I’d expect a bigger
        volume discount for this thing. There aren’t a lot of
        shows I’d spend that on for individual seasons. (I did on
        The X-Files, but that price was set when movies
        were $40 each. I did on Babylon 5, too, but that
        doesn’t have the same size of market so it needs a higher
        ticket price for the same profit margin.)

      • Jethro says:

        Re: No sir, I don’t like it.
        That all may be true, but the point remains that I was joking (: Even if I wanted this, $2,500??? Yeesh!

  4. chad says:

    I am a nit-picky nerd

    Correction: the price is $2499.99. Normally I wouldn’t say anything, but that extra $0.99 may be a deciding factor in someone’s decision to purchase.

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    • Areyouserious1 says:

      Re: I am a nit-picky nerd

      <p>Correction: the price is $2499.<b style="text-decoration: underline;">99</b>. Normally I wouldn’t say anything, but that extra $0.99 may be a deciding factor in someone’s decision to purchase.</p>

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      Correction. They save a penny, not $0.99. $2,500 minus the actual listed price of $2,499.99 is a penny in the difference.

      So if the tax where you live is – as an example – 13%, the cost difference is 0.0113.. so again, one penny, rounded up.

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