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Spectacular visuals, nice extras, a few quibbles The Program:If I could find something new to say about Star Trek, that would be a feat in itself. Let it suffice to say that it’s the most successful TV sci-fi franchise of all time, was a pioneering show in many respects, and is just darned entertaining to watch, whether you’re a “true believer” or not.Season One of the Original Series is a great place to start for newbies and fanatics alike. We are introduced to the Romulans, Klingons, Khan, Starfleet, the Federation of Planets, and the whole crew short of Chekov, who appears in Season Two. We are presented with 29 episodes, at least 6 of which are absolute masterpieces, and another 10 of which are really, really good. In this package, you’ll get classics such as “The City on The Edge of Forever,” “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” “Balance of Terror,” “The Menagerie,” “The Devil In The Dark,” and “Space Seed.” Overall, it’s the Original Series’ strongest season, and it only has two real clunkers in the group…
Film is naturally HD To rebut another review, anything professionally shot on 35 mm film, whether from the 1960s or 2007, is natively high-definition–that is, the amount of information that has been recorded on the MASTER is equal to or greater than HD standards. It’s only the duplications that, until HD mastering, were of lesser definition. That’s the reason studios at first were so hesitant to adopt HD DVDs–it diminished the value of their master if everyone had a copy as good. So when a film is remastered in HD from an original film master in good condition, it’s true HD and not “extra pixels filling in empty space.” Remastering, of course, can be done well or poorly, accounting for differing quality in the final product. Anyone who’s seen these remastered episodes knows how fantastic they are–both for how great they look and, yes, how they show up the wooden sets and cheap costumes, etc. from the period. But that’s part of the fun! What’s astonishing is how well this show holds up in HD, and…
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