Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1

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Director: Don McDougall, Gerd Oswald, Herschel Daugherty, James Goldstone

Cast: Don McDougall, Gerd Oswald, Herschel Daugherty, James Goldstone

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Here are the 1966-67 episodes of the classic Star Trek in all their glory, introducing the USS Enterprise and its crew during their five-year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), First Officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), ship's doctor "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and the rest of the crew are on hand, fending off hostile aliens, discovering new planets and cultures, and even grappling with important social issues in a science fiction context. Star Trek, under the able stewardship of producer Gene Roddenberry, guided TV science fiction away from the simplistic space opera formulas of Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and their futuristic compatriots. The first-season episodes aren't devoid of action, suspense, and melodrama, but on the whole they're far more substantive than anything prime-time viewers had seen in a sci-fi show up to that time. The standouts from this group include "Where No Man Has Gone Before," "The Naked Time," "Shore Leave," "Dagger of the Mind," "Arena," "Mudd's Women," "The Menagerie" (a two-parter that reworked the early unsold Trek pilot starring Jeffrey Hunter), and the award-winning "City on the Edge of Forever," written by genre great Harlan Ellison. Some of these episodes seem rather crude compared to what followed, but they are still remarkable for their day. There isn't a science fiction series produced since that doesn't owe a great deal to Star Trek, and that will be readily apparent from even a cursory reviewing of this superb box set, which includes all-new interviews with Shatner and Nimoy among the plethora of supplemental features. Also notable is the HD-DVD version of the first Star Trek season, which includes new, digitally enhanced special effects.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
UPC:
0097361424149
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
24:20:00
Sales rank:
27,958

Special Features

Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: rare home movies and special memories; Spacelift: transporting Trek into the 21st century (HD); Starfleet access episodes with picture-in-picture interviews and pop-up trivia while viewing; Sci-fi visionaries; Enterprise inspection tour (HD)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Shatner Captain James T. Kirk
Abraham Sofaer Actor
Anthony Call Actor
Barbara Anderson Actor
Barbara Babcock Actor
Bruce Hyde Actor
Don Marshall Actor
Elisha Cook Actor
Emily Banks Actor
Grace Lee Whitney Janice Rand,Yeoman Janice Rand
James Gregory Actor
Jeanne Bal Actor
Jill Ireland Actor
Joan Collins Edith Keeler
John Abbott Actor
Ken Lynch Actor
Kim Darby Actor
Leonard Nimoy Lt. Cmdr Spock
Majel Barrett Christine Chapel,Nurse Christine Chapel
Mark Lenard Actor
Ricardo Montalban Actor
Richard Derr Actor
Roger C. Carmel Actor
Roger Perry Actor
Sally Kellerman Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
Torin Thatcher Marplon
Vic Perrin Actor
William Campbell Actor
Alfred Ryder Actor
Arnold Moss Actor
Carole Shelyne Actor
Clint Howard Actor
David Opatoshu Actor
DeForest Kelley Lt. Cmdr. Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.
Frank Overton Actor
Harry Townes Reger
Janet MacLachlan Actor
Janos Prohaska Actor
Jeffrey Hunter Capt. Christopher Pike
Joan Marshall Actor
Madlyn Rhue Actor
Marianna Hill Actor
Maurishka Actor
Michael J. Pollard Actor
Peter Brocco Actor
Robert Walker Actor
Shirley Bonne Actor
Susan Denberg Actor
Ted Cassidy Actor
Venita Wolf Actor
Alice Rawlings Actor
Biff Elliot Actor
Bruce Mars Actor
James Doohan Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
Joan Swift Actor
John Colicos Actor
Karen Steele Actor
Robert Brown Lazarus
Sherry Jackson Actor
Susan Oliver Vina
Susanne Wasson Actor
David Hilary Hughes Actor
George Takei Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Maggie Thrett Actor
Malachi Throne Commodore Mendez
Michael Strong Actor
Morgan Woodward Actor
Oliver McGowan Actor
Percy Rodrigues Actor
Nichelle Nichols Lt. Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig Ensign Pavel Chekov

Technical Credits
Don McDougall Director
Gerd Oswald Director
Herschel Daugherty Director
James Goldstone Director
John Newland Director
Joseph Pevney Director
Joseph Sargent Director
Lawrence Dobkin Director
Leo Penn Director
Marc Daniels Director
Michael O'Herlihy Director
Ralph Senensky Director
Robert Butler Director
Robert Gist Director
Robert Spear Director
Vincent McEveety Director

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Archaic, simplistic, deeply flawed ¿ and absolutely perfect! Here it is, collected like a fine set of jewels in a case. How can something so precious and awe inspiring fit into something so small. This is Star Trek. This is the one and only Star Trek. This is the first of three seasons of television that changed American pop culture. The special effects were cutting edge and I remember anxiously awaiting each episode to see if I could catch a glimpse of the fabulous starship Enterprise, it¿s courageous crew and all those fabulous tools that made children and adults alike long to hold the future in their hands. There were phasers, communicators and tricorders along with all sorts of other ingenious devices. But those were just the trappings. I grew up during the run of the original series, loved each of the pieces of the show and glimpsed that there was something more. There was something else present in the mix that I couldn¿t appreciate fully at the time. Star Trek was more than special effects, strange worlds and exotic aliens. Star Trek was people. This first season introduces us to the characters whose names are now iconic. Kirk, the commanding officer whose paramount love is his ship, his command. Spock, the green-skinned alien who seems so alone and yet reflects the alienation felt by each viewer. McCoy, the cynical country doctor who derides the very modern conveniences that makes his mission possible. Scotty, the engineer who loves the starship possibly more than the Captain can. Each of the crew personifies some facet of humanity and this set gives us the chance to see it all again, anew and from the beginning. The episodes never looked better. The picture is crisp, clear and the colors are bold. My thanks to Gene Roddenberry who created something that eventually dwarfed all other television programs and took on a life all its own, pushed ever forward by the audience itself who felt so compelled by what they saw that they were unable to simply watch, they had to become part of it. I hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this classic series in all its glory.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
Finally, finally, finally! Paramount has FINALLY done a good job with the original STAR TREK. You've got both the original versions, and the so-called "enhanced visuals" versions of the episodes, on the same discs, and in high-definition. These episodes, even without all the digital frippery, have never looked or sounded better. And there are a lot of fun extras, too. I'm a huge fan of the original series, and I'm immensely pleased with this definitive version of STAR TREKs first, and best, season. I'm anxiously awaiting the two other seasons, now.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite shows ever. I first heard about it three years ago at a sci-fi convention. I was there dressed as Xena when i met these fantastic people who could not stop talking about Star Trek. So I gave it a chance. I fell in love with the show immediately. At first Sulu was my favorite character. So I bought a blue Star Trek jumpsuit. Eventually being the man I am, I fell in love with O'Hora, the beautiful president of the Enterforprizes. So i cut the outfit into a miniskirt, which I now where to all of the awesome conventions.
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