Even if (when) more big-screen adventures come along, this Star Trek DVD Movies Collection
will remain a fitting memento of this astonishingly long-running franchise. Containing all 10 movies from The Motion Picture
(1979) to Nemesis
(2003), this box set charts the voyages of the USS Enterprise(s) from the original ship's first major refit since its legendary five-year mission to the last outing for the Enterprise E in the next century. After this, there will be new ships and new crews. The most famous starship in the galaxy has finally retired.
Along the way, there have been many highs and just a few lows. The Motion Picture's Director's Edition solved many of the theatrical release's problems. Its follow-up, The Wrath of Khan, is still regarded as the series' finest hour. Movies III and IV chart Spock's fall and resurrection in quasi-religious terms, but also add welcome humour in The Voyage Home. Taken together II, III and IV make for a satisfyingly self-contained trilogy, which is one reason why the next entry, The Final Frontier, seemed like a disappointment. Khan director Nicholas Meyer returned for the superior VI, The Undiscovered Country, allowing the original crew to sign-off in style. Attempting to please fans old and new, the messy Generations ended up pleasing almost no one. Thankfully, the second Next Generation film, First Contact, comes in a close second to Khan in the series-best stakes. Neither Insurrection or Nemesis could quite match what had gone before, but both were solidly entertaining adventures nonetheless.
On the DVDs: The Star Trek DVD Movies Collection is a 10-disc set complete with booklet and postcard-size Nemesis film stills. However, only the first four movies are presented in their Special Edition versions--these have the same content as the feature discs of the separately released two-disc sets--and the Nemesis disc also contains a commentary, documentaries and deleted scenes. Movies V-IX are bare-bones releases, though, with no extra content to speak of. Fans will therefore not find this box set to be a substitute for the individual Special Edition versions. --Mark Walker
Star Trek Insurrection-In this most colorful and relaxed installment of Paramount's longest running series, Captain Picard leads his multicultural starship crew in a rebellion to save a planet from t; Star Trek First Contact-Captain Jean Luc-Picard and the crew of the newly commissioned Enterprise E battle the insidious Borg to restore the rightful future of Earth.; Star Trek Generations-In the tradition of the classic STAR TREK movies, we follow the next generation on its journeys through space and the unknown.; Star Trek 6 - Undisc'd Country-The Enterprise leads a battle for peace but when a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again as both worlds br; Star Trek 4 - The Voyage Home-William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew take to the skies in one of the most acclaimed and intriguing Sta r Trek adventures ever. It's the 23rd; Star Trek 5 - Final Frontier-Starship Enterprise crew takes the ultimate voyage as they search for God and the mysteries of cosmos, both believed to be found on the legendary planet Shakaree.; Star Trek:Motion Picture SE-The U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to intercept an earthbound attacker destroying everything in its wake.; Star Trek Wrath of Khan-The evil Khan, marooned on a planet, takes over a space ship and pursues his arch enemy, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise.; StarTrek3: Search for Spock SE-Admiral Kirk's defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. T; Star Trek Nemesis DVD-A generation's final journey begins when Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise encounter a monstrous alien race known as the Remans. A diplomatic mission to the Romulan