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Star Trek: Captain's Log Fan Collective [DVD]

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 746 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,031 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Cast members from the original STAR TREK series join host William Shatner for interviews and film clips from the ground-breaking ser ies. One-hour special made for CBS (released to video with the title, WILLIAM SHATNER'S STAR TREK MEMORIES).


OK, all you Trekkers who have been resisting the Star Trek: Fan Collective series on principle because it's an inexpensive repackaging of the episodes you already have on DVD. Captain's Log, the fifth in the series, raises the bar, not just by including a fifth disc, but by providing a host of brand-new content. As usual, fans selected the initial 10 episodes--two per series--but each "captain"--William Shatner, James T. Kirk of the Original Series; Patrick Stewart, Jean-Luc Picard of The Next Generation; Avery Brooks, Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine; Kate Mulgrew, Kathryn Janeway of Voyager; and Scott Bakula, Jeffery Archer of Enterprise--picked a third episode as a personal favourite. Each captain then introduces the selected episode in about a one-minute segment (the exception is Shatner, who dishes for 12 minutes about "The City on the Edge of Forever," joined partway through by co-star Joan Collins), and in most cases, introduces the fan-selected ones as well. Finally, each captain is interviewed in a series of featurettes (some with common themes, such as "The Importance of the Captain's Log," "What Makes a Good Captain," or the character's legacy or future) lasting 8 to 12 minutes total. (Brooks' segments don't follow the themes and appear to be recorded a while back.) And thankfully, of all the episodes in the set--"The City on the Edge of Forever," "The Enterprise Incident," and "Balance of Terror" from the Original Series; "In Theory," "Chain of Command," and "Darmok" from The Next Generation; "Far Beyond the Stars," "What You Leave Behind" parts 1 and 2, and "In the Pale Moonlight" from Deep Space Nine; "Counterpoint," "The Omega Directive," and "Flashback" from Voyager; and "Judgment," "These Are the Voyages," and "First Flight" from Enterprise--only "The City on the Edge of Forever" is repeated from a previous Fan Collective, and it's hard to complain about seeing that episode too many times. --David Horiuchi

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Awesome Box Set 26 Sep 2007
Yet another great collection of episodes...i have all the full box sets but buying these Seperate Boxes with the great episodes on is a to get great episodes in one place (Borg Box My personal Fave).

They seem to have left what episodes are on the discs so i thought id let you know what Episodes are actually on these Discs -

Disc One - From the Original Series: The City on the Edge of Forever (season 1 ep 28), The Enterprise Incident (season 3 ep 2), Balance of Terror (season 1 ep14)

Disc Two - From the Next Generation: In Theory (Season 4 ep25), Chain of Command (Season 6 ep10), Darmok (Season 5 ep2)

Disc Three - From Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars (Season 6 ep13), What You Leave Behind (Season 7 ep25), In the Pale Moonlight (Season 6 ep19)

Disc Four - From Voyager: Counterpoint (Season 5 ep10), The Omega Directive (Season 4 ep20), Flashback (Season 3 ep2)

Disc Five - From Enterprise: Judgment (Season 2 ep19), These Are the Voyages (Season 4 ep22), First Flight (Season 2 ep24)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening 24 Mar 2009
By Emanon
I'm not the world's greatest Star Trek fan, but there are certain episodes I like, and the "fan collective" range, especially at times when the price is under a tenner, has proved to be an ideal way of accumulating some of the better stories without having to buy the full season box sets and wade through endless episodes that, whilst of merit I'm sure, just don't appeal to me. The sets can be something of a "lucky dip" though, but this set really doesn't have a duff episode on it. The appeal of both "Voyager" and "Enterprise" was something of a mystery to me, but the episodes in this set have really opened my eyes to how enjoyable both series got long after I'd given up on them. Obviously, if you've already got every season, then these rereleases are rather superfluous - the extras probably aren't enough to warrant it unless you're a real completist - but as a way of acquiring the best of Trek, you really can't fault them, and the set is worth it just for "Chain of Command", "Far Beyond the Stars" and "In the Pale Moonlight", some of the most thought provoking allegories the various series' ever produced.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Box-Set on the Edge of Perfection 6 Jan 2008
By Fantasy Lore TOP 1000 REVIEWER
With the exception of the DVD commentaries on Star Trek films and the special features included with the series box-sets, which are few and far between- this DVD set provides fans of the franchise a rare glimpse into the actor's perspectives on his/her character. On this collection of carefully chosen episodes there's one episode picked by the captain of the particular series and then two/three other episodes voted for by the fans. I was pretty familiar with the majority of the episodes in this box-set beforehand, my main motivation for making this `Captain's Log' edition of the `Star Trek: Fan Collection' sequence my first purchase was this uncommon insight into the psyche of the Captain of a starship, or at least- an insight into the interesting views of...William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and last (and unavoidably least) Scott Bakula.

Firstly, I've got to say- how intelligent and discerning are Star Trek fans!? Very, going on the examples included in this box-set. For the most part I was really very pleased to find so many gems from the five Captain's tenures. As well as providing introductions to each of the episodes, the actors are also quizzed on topics such as the Captain's Log and their Captain's legacy. The episodes are as follows...

Captain Kirk -

`City on the Edge of Forever' (Captain's Choice) - A classic (9/10).

`The Enterprise Incident' - This Cold-War-inspired episodes replaces the Russians with the Romulans in a game of high stakes for all. (7/10)

`Balance of Terror' - Another Romulan episode, which is pretty much on the same par, but with the welcome addition of an appearance by Mark Lenard, as the Romulan Commander pitting his wits against Kirk.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A let down really 30 Sep 2007
When i first got home with my copy of "Captains Log" I was enticed by the new specail features that were made for this boxset. In a nutshell they are just 1 - 3minute interviews with the captain for each. Obviously broken up for each feature. They only discussed in very small detail about their characters. I was excited about Star Trek impact of Avery Brook's disc, only to find it was only his opinion, to have a specail feature on star treks impact on the world for us fams is not worth it. A more in depth look at the franchise by all captains was more my idea of a discussion. They were no clips from the series/movies, just stills, (thats if you ignore the clips that were boxed off into the centre. My overall opinion is that CBS isn't paying much attention to this franchise as it deserves. Ture we have all five captains on them, but they've only scratched the surface.
Overall its great for the episodes, but not for the specail features, i wouldn't even watch them.
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