Amazon.com is having an incredible sale on the First Season Blu-Ray Box set for Star Trek: The Original Series. Amazingly they are offering it before it’s release on April 28th, 2009 for 50% off the list price. I don’t know how long the sale price is going to last, but it’s probably the lowest it’s going to be offered for a while.
The Original Series finally hits Blu-Ray after the failed attempt by Paramount to go HD-DVD exclusive. The previous HD-DVD release of the first season of Star Trek only had the brand new digitally enhanced versions of the show, where all the special effects had been replaced with brilliant new CGI versions. (Think how George Lucas did with the original Star Wars movies, except the Star Trek folks exercised far better restraint on adding extraneous crap to the episodes). The episodes look as if they were made today.
The new Blu-Ray sets are an enhancement even over the old HD-DVD because you have the choice of viewing the episodes in their original format and the new CGI format. You get the best of both worlds in you can have it the way you always remembered it and can enjoy it in a whole new way with just the purchase of a single set. Also you can pick the original mono sound or the new 7.1 surround sound mixes. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and the whole Star Trek show looks and sound better than they ever have.
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