This five-episode compilation is obviously aimed at those new to "Star Trek: The Original Series", not those who can quote every episode or already bought all three seasons on Blu-ray. If you enjoyed either of the J.J. Abrams "reboot" movies, this may be of interest as several of the main characters (most notably Khan, and obviously, Kirk, Pike, Spock and company) are seen here for the first time. The season sets represent a much better value (especially since three out of these five episodes are from Season One), but if you're just looking for a quick primer this isn't a bad one. There are also short new episode introductions by Rod Roddenberry (son of Gene, "Star Trek"'s creator) that give a little bit of insight into each one. Nothing major, but new fans may find them helpful.
My problem, though, isn't with the episodes...even though some of them are just here because they're important, not necessarily the best of the series. The A/V quality is fantastic, too. But only the remastered CGI versions are included, not those with the original 1960s effects. These updated versions were created for the Blu-ray season sets, but fans also had the option of watching the original versions as well. How can we "see where it all began" by ignoring these original versions? What is this, "Star Wars"?
So...four stars for the episodes and -1 for the missing original effects. Again, new and casual fans might like this collection, but I'd still recommend just starting with the excellent Season One Blu-ray set for only $20-$30 more.