Barnes & Noble - Ed HulseThe 1967-68 season of the original Star Trek featured some of the best sci-fi stories broadcast on television up to that time. Series creator Gene Roddenberry made occasional concessions to the network by supplying some action-oriented episodes that smacked of immature "space opera," but mainly he presented unusually fine, character-driven stories. The season opener, "Amok Time," was a showcase for Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock, the Vulcan first officer whose emotions come to the fore as he begins to manifest the mating impulses of his species. "Who Mourns for Adonis?" was Star Trek's first exploration of a popular sci-fi supposition: that the creatures believed by ancient humans to be gods were actually aliens with unusual powers. "The Doomsday Machine" featured guest star William Windom as the Ahab-like commander of the Enterprise's doomed sister ship, obsessed with destroying the seemingly indestructible weapon that killed his crew. "The Ultimate Computer" showed the starship's officers and crew under great strain while deploying an experimental computer system intended to obviate them. Other memorable episodes among the 26 collected here on eight discs: "Mirror, Mirror," in which Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock, Scotty (James Doohan), and Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) find themselves transported to a parallel universe; "Assignment: Earth," an unsuccessful spin-off attempt for a series that would have starred Robert Lansing as Gary Seven and Teri Garr as his secretary; and "The Trouble with Tribbles," a comedic romp that became one of the series' most popular installments.
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Star Trek - The Original Series - Season 2 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
This really is a "must have" for your Star Trek collection. There's no "Trek" like original Trek and all the improvements in no way detract from what the shows were originally.
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I have to say I was dissapointed in this. Although the actual character scenes look good, with digitized clean up, the exteriors did not. The enterprise looks good, but in trying to integrate it into old scenes , it looks more amateurish than the original format. This is particurlarly true in the doomsday machine episode. A minor irritation was that set did not have all of the descriptor cards included, it had a replicated #2.
I bought this as a gift for my Father for Father's Day since he is a huge Old School Trek fan, anyway he said that he loved it so much he had already watched the whole Season twice already. The Documentaries were very informative especially the one where Leonard Nimoy talked about how the, "I AM NOT SPOCK", book almost cost him getting to direct the Third Star Trek film beacuse there was so much negative feedback from the book which caused the then time head of Paramount pictures to decline to let him direct Star Trek III because he was under the impression that Nimoy hated being Spock, which wasn't the case. The new special effects shots are awesome and even the old footage seems to be cleaned up a bit. Season 2 does have my two favorite episdoes on it: "THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE", wait till you see the new effects shots in that it will blow you away and,"A PIECE OF THE ACTION", which I thought was really funny. In conclusion I would reccommend Star Trek Season 2 the Remastered Edition to anyone who has a hard core Star Trek fan in their family, or to someone who just enjoys watching the old Star Trek episodes. In my case both apply.