Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Star Trek: The Original Series on DVD

Star Trek: The Original Series: Season One
[DVD Star]

This is the original series of Star Trek with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. I think it's a really enjoyable science fiction show that most people have heard of before even if they haven't watched it. In addition to the space adventures and personalities of the crew, I liked the numerous episodes addressing different extraterrestrial cultures. Watching the crew sneak around and figuring out how to fit into each culture while on the planet's surface, while getting themselves out of a predicament, was entertaining. I'd suggest this to those who have thought about watching the show but haven't, because I don't think you'd be disappointed. I'd also recommend it to those who liked the new Star Trek movies with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. They are obviously different but I'd suggest watching at least a few episodes because it's part of Star Trek's history. It's also interesting to compare the 1960s view of the future with the 2000s view of the future. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ see Kristen's Reviewer Profile ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try seasons two and three of the original series.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this series ] | [ official Star Trek web site ]

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1 comment:

Peter Jorgensen said...

It's worth noting that the DVD release of the series has "enhanced" special effects that were not part of the original broadcasts, so the shows are not exactly as they were seen in years gone by. Whether these are improvements or not is a matter of personal preference, and something that fans will no doubt have their own opinions on.