The new Star Trek movie is amazing – can’t wait to see it again. And if you’re like me, you grew up on reruns of the original series and loved The Next Generation, too. If there’s a dad in your like who’s a Trekker, too, then a cool gift for Father’s Day would be The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series and The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation on DVD.
Star Trek: Original Series
The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series features fan favorite episodes like The Trouble with Tribbles, Amok Time, The City on the Edge of Forever and Balance of Terror – an interesting choice but probably picked since it introduces Romulans to the series. The episodes are digitally remastered to improve the picture quality and the special effects are enhanced as well. There’s something deliciously cheesy about the old special effects, but what can you do?
Star Trek: The Next Generation
If you ask yourself regularly, “What would Picard do?” than The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation is for you. Featured episodes include the two-part The Best of Both Worlds, Yesterday’s Enterprise in which a previous Enterprise travels 22 years into the future to meet with its successor and The Measure of a Man, an episode where Commander Riker is forced to take the stand to prove that Data is indeed an android. I would have liked to see the season two-part finale instead of Yesterday’s Enterprise and The Measure of a Man. Now that would have been an action packed DVD!
Both DVDs sell for around $14.99 US and $15.99 CAN. Find it on sale and put it in a drawer as these DVDs will make great stocking stuffers or Hanukkah gifts, too, along with the new movie which should be out on DVD by then – can’t wait!
(Thanks to Click Commuhttp://www.click-comm.comnications for the review copies.)