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Star Trek The Original Series - The Complete Second Season
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Star Trek: The Complete Second Season features many exciting adventures with the Enterprise crew, including Spock experiencing the Vulcan mating drive, the crew being captured by a powerful alien once worshipped on Earth as the Greek god Apollo, the return of an ancient space probe launched centuries ago, aging at an incredible rate after exposure to an unknown form of radiation, and other episodes.
The most famous episode in franchise history, "The Trouble with Tribbles," is one of the highlights of the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series. A deserved classic, the humorous story centers on an ever-expanding mass of furry creatures that memorably rain themselves down on top of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and into the middle of a Federation-Klingon showdown. It inspired one of the most memorable episodes in the spin-off series Deep Space Nine, "Trial and Tribble-ations." Also in the second season, the Vulcan culture of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is fleshed out in "Amok Time" (in which Spock is faced with the possibility of killing his captain and friend) and "Journey to Babel" (introducing Spock's father, played by Mark Sarek, in what would turn out to be a long-recurring role). A new character, navigator Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig), was introduced; his Monkees haircut was intended to appeal to the younger audience, but he was also a Russian, which at the height of the cold war reflected Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of a more enlightened future. Other social-commentary opportunities presented themselves in "The Omega Glory," "The Doomsday Machine," and "Assignment: Earth," the last also one of those periodic opportunities to scrimp on the budget by time-traveling to an earlier version of Earth. Another example was "A Piece of the Action," a comic episode set in the Roaring Twenties and memorable for, among other things, Kirk's teaching a made-up card game called Fizzbin. In other significant episodes, "I, Mudd" saw the return of the bounder from season 1, "The Changeling" was the original inspiration for the first Trek feature film a decade later, "Wolf in the Fold" (penned by the author of Psycho) provides an example of the series' great writing, and "Mirror, Mirror" introduced the concept of the parallel universe inhabited by vicious, amoral counterparts of the regular crew, another theme later borrowed (more than once, and to good emotional effect) by DS9.
Special features are a bit lighter than on the season 1 set, but they do feature such contributors as Shatner, Nimoy, George Takei (Sulu), Koenig, Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), and editor-writer D.C. Fontana. Of chief interest are "To Boldly Go," a 20-minute season recap; " Kirk, Spock & Bones: The Great Trio," discussing the interplay among Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley); "Star Trek's Divine Diva," shining the spotlight on the development of Nichols's character (she was originally considered to play Spock); and "Writer's Notebook: D.C. Fontana," discussing her various roles in the series (she used her initials to avoid the anti-female bias in science fiction at the time). --David Horiuchi
- To Boldly Go... Season Two
- Life Beyond Trek: Leonard Nimoy
- Kirk, Spock & Bones: Star Trek's Great Trio
- Designing the Final Frontier
- Star Trek's Divine Diva: Nichelle Nichols
- Writer's Notebook: D.C. Fontana
- Production art
- Photo gallery
- Preview trailers
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These are in full frame - not wide screen! So if you are looking for wide screen editions you'll have to find another set.
Seasons 1 and 3 packaging was perfect! My Season 2, well the plastic on the outside of the blue cover was off and one side of my blue cover was unglued - BUT the inside was sealed and all the discs are just fine and that is what counts mainly. The blue sleeve cover I can re-glue that side back together easily. The plastic cellophane I was going to tear off and throw away anyway! LOL. It's not a big deal because everything is perfectly fine - just a minor thing that I decided to mention just encase others decide to purchase the set - I don't want them to freak out over it.
I am more than happy with this set - happy trekking!!
It reminds me of my youth watching this show. The entire original crew is here. Great collection. As other reviewers have said "Beautifully remastered, vibrant color" Get these if you want to watch what I think is some of the better remastered series.
The additional detail in the picture (even compared to DVD) is simply unbelievable! Skin pores, for example, are clearly visible. Picture and sound is much improved compared to my old DVD's, for example. I thought most of the 'new' special effects did add a little to this season when compared to the 1st season Blu-ray.
The price was under $22.50 including S&H. The Blu-Ray arrived quickly in new condition.
I would rate this a very high 9.25 to 9.75 out of 10. For any ST-TOS fan the combination of the improved picture, sound, price and the new special effects (you can still watch the old effects if that's important to you) it's a easy no-brainer!!!!
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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The presentation is nice and crisp considering it was recorded on 1960's color TV camera technology...Read more