Star Trek: The Original Series - Origins [Blu-ray]
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• The Cage: the pilot that started it all and introduced Captain Pike and Spock.
• Where No Man Has Gone Before: the first time Captain Kirk is seen at the helm of the Enterprise.
• Space Seed: the debut of super villain, Khan.
• Errand of Mercy: the crew's first encounter with the barbaric Klingons.
• Trouble with Tribbles: the arrival of the cute, but catastrophic creatures.
Now own and witness the first appearances of these captivating characters that graced the final frontier!
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"Star Trek: The Original Series - Origins" is made up of five of the first appearances of important characters recently revived in both 2009's "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." The episodes are introduced by creator Gene Rodenberry's son, Rod. We witness the introductions of Klingons, Tribbles, Khan, Captain Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, and Spock.
"The Cage" is the original pilot for "Star Trek" that never officially aired. Captain Christopher Pike commands the Enterprise with help from his second officer, Mr. Spock. It was turned down by the studio for being too slow and cerebral. Producers re-tooled it into what we know the series to be now.
Captain Kirk takes the helm of the Enterprise for the first time in "Where No Man Has Gone Before." It's officially the third aired episode of the series. However, it is the first one made after "The Cage" and responsible for the show being picked up for TV broadcasting.
"Space Seed" introduces us to genetic superman Khan Noonien Singh and his group of followers. "Errand of Mercy" gives viewers their first look at the fierce Klingons. The cuddly, yet bothersome furry pets being dissected in "Star Trek Into Darkness" are seen for the first time in "The Trouble with Tribbles.Read more ›
My problem, though, isn't with the episodes...even though some of them are just here because they're important, not necessarily the best of the series. The A/V quality is fantastic, too. But only the remastered CGI versions are included, not those with the original 1960s effects. These updated versions were created for the Blu-ray season sets, but fans also had the option of watching the original versions as well. How can we "see where it all began" by ignoring these original versions? What is this, "Star Wars"?
So...four stars for the episodes and -1 for the missing original effects. Again, new and casual fans might like this collection, but I'd still recommend just starting with the excellent Season One Blu-ray set for only $20-$30 more.
"WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE", the second pilot and Pike is replaced by Kirk. Story is very good if scientifically implausible. Not that something like that bothers me but for some reason in this it did.
"SPACE SEED", My number 1 favorite episode of TOS. Ahead of its time story wise as can be seen by the science invoked. We now know 45 years later that eugenics and genetic engineering works differently than what we believed then. Still, a great story although I still don't believe Kirk could have won even by cheating. STID does it better.
"ERRAND OF MERCY", The big bad of the Star Trek Universe 'The Klingons' make their first appearance. Another outstanding story but plot holes are problematic.
"TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES". A fun romp in space with plenty of comedic characters. Don't really see how this fits into the ORIGINS idea but a nice diversion for those who need it. I would have preferred "BALANCE OF TERROR" which introduced the other big bad, the Romulans. The Romulans would never again be presented in this fashion, as Vulcans with passion. Later manifestations would turn them into unisex Frankenstein monsters. Don't know who was responsible for that but it totally ruined the opportunities presented by BoT and The Enterprise Incident.
Cudos to Rod Roddenberry.
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I am a real Trekkie and I love this DVD. I have every Star Trek DVD or blu ray.Published 13 months ago by Patrick M. Holwagner
I grew up on this series, I still love it. A True Classic!!Published 13 months ago by Jacqueline Shelby
I loved seeing the HD transfers on these episodes, but I really wish there were more special features.Published 17 months ago by David P. Ackerman
Nice to be able to view all my favorites in one handy package and on Blu-Ray! Glad I didn't invest in the video sets.Published 22 months ago by go2garrett
I bought all the fan collective sets, and have all the series in one way or another. I like these shows, and the fact that the newer Star Trek movies have these characters is cool... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John A. Tremethick
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