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Star Trek: The Original Series Vol. 11 [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Paramount Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2000
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • ASIN: B00004SPYL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,365 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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One of the most popular and influential shows in the history of television, for many viewers the original Star Trek (1966-9) defines good science fiction: however much it tries to be about the future, it cannot help but reflect the values of its own time, and Star Trek's vision was very much a product of creator Gene Roddenberry's 1960s' liberal-humanist idealism. Conceived at the height of the Cold War and during the escalation of the Vietnam conflict, his was a radical vision of a world where national and racial differences have been put aside and all people work together. With a policy of non-intervention in the affairs of other civilisations, and violence only as a last resort, Star Trek embodied a lost dream, a fantasy of what America could have been had John F. Kennedy not been assassinated in 1963. Captain James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner) had the middle name of a Roman emperor, but otherwise shared his initials with the late president, and both were young, good looking, womanising, charismatic popular heroes. If Kirk didn't uphold truth, justice and the American way from the White House, a big white starship was the next best thing. There was even a Russian, Mr Chekov (Walter Koenig), on the bridge, and the show delivered network TV's first inter-racial kiss between Kirk and Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). Even though there was a white American male in control, it was still all a bit much for 1960s' mainstream TV, hence the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, boldly going on its five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, only lasted three seasons and 72 episodes before being cancelled in 1969, the year Man first walked on the moon.

While the once-ground-breaking special effects now look routine, and the then-radical politics have now become part of the politically correct global mainstream, Star Trek retains an enduring popularity due to its strong storytelling--the show employed such top science fiction writers as Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, Norman Spinrad and Theodore Sturgeon--and admirable characters. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and Scotty (James Doohan), Sulu (George Takei), Kirk, Chekov and Uhura remain icons for a world short of real heroes: loyal to the end, honest and utterly dedicated, these were the friends and colleagues who week after week trusted each other with their lives. Devoid of cynicism and self-interest the crew of the USS Enterprise never, ever let anyone down, and ultimately that is a very big reason for Star Trek's enduring popularity.--Gary S Dalkin


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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek volume 11 DVD 28 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Aside from the episodes in these DVD's, I look for clarity and things that you can't see on TV. In the return of the archons, the scene where kirk and company is chased by a mob with sticks, the clarity is amazing. I believe that most outdoor scenes on these DVD's are super clear. Tommorow is yesterday has some super clear scenes as well, such as the closeup on the fighter pilot that is chasing the enterprise. You can see all the details of his helmet and straps. Make sure if you get a chance to watch one of these DVD's on a home computer with a 17 inch or larger screen. It will be MUCH better than what can be seen on a TV unless it is a HDTV set. The reason is that a computer DVD drive uses what is called progressive scan, versus interlaced which is used on most DVD Tv players. You can get progressive players for Tv's but they only work well with digital and HDTV Tv's.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two terrific Star Trek episodes 25 May 2000
By Hank Drake - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Tomorrow is Yesterday is the first Star Trek episode focusing on time travel and all the paradoxes that entails. (The Naked Time had a brief time travel sequence, but it was not integral to the plot.) Guest star Roger Perry is perfectly cast as John Christopher--a 1969 fish out of water brought onboard the Enterprise. (In many ways, he is a 20th Century version of James T. Kirk) One prophetic moment is when Uhura tunes into a radio news summary which reports on the first manned moon shot "scheduled for next Wednesday." The first moon launch did indeed take place on a Wednesday! The use of stock footage in this episode is very clever and it is well integrated. The effects shots of the Enterprise could have been better, but for 1960s television they hold up fairly well.
The Return of the Archons bears the stamp of Gene Roddenberry. Many of Roddenberry's best stories focused on mind control and thinly disguised theocratic societies. In this case, "God" is a computer (as in the later episode, The Apple) and Kirk "kills" God with a dose of overpowering logic. Both the original series and the Next Generation dealt with this issue, but this was the first and most successfull attempt.
Paramount has once again done a fine job of remastering both sound and picture. Even the stock footage of Air Force jets from the 1960s story line has been cleaned up.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Fun episdoe 11 Jun 2000
By Michael Colvin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
You must always remember when watching these DVD's that it was this series that started it all. Sure, modern-day Star Trek fans will see "flaws" in logic here with both of these episodes, but considering that these episodes were the ones which our knowledge was built, it's a hoot to watch. In Tomorrow is Yesterday, Timeline polution and time travel paradoxes are present. It is great to see how the episdoe starts after the initial incident which we do not see. In this episode, I saw a lot of pavemnt to the fourth Star Trek Film, the Voyage Home. Same issues in both, sorta same solutions. The transport at the end frankly does not "compute" with me, since even transporting at a certain time does not replace memory...I think it's a plot hole. I also wonder why they simply did not just wipe the memory away yet; perhaps it hasn't been invented until TNG...Also, watch out for the port nascele as the Enterprise is leaving Earth's orbit. It disappears in the back for a moment, then fades back in. Yikes! The second episode, The Return of the Archons, is amusing and fun to watch. Watch for Sulu's initial reactions right before beam up...It's hysterical. Again, I'm wondering why they simply do not do more analysis on Sulu before beaming down...Find O'Neil and beam him up. Clear violations of the Prime Directive, but Kirk was right...The last scene with Landrau being destroyed was hokey...anway, still enjoyable. Overall, the quality of the sound and visual was outstanding...I must have for all TOS and Trek fans!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TWO CLASSIC SCI-FI TREK TALES!!! 9 July 2002
By Jared Insell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Volume 11 of Star Trek contains two classic sci-fi episodes that have both well developed and entertaining plots. This pair of episodes truly bring out the greatness of the Star Trek Original Series. Whether it's quirky comical moments in TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY or all out bizarre humanoid behaviour in RETURN OF THE ARCHONS, Volume 11 is sci-fi at it's best.
The first episode here TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY is a personal favourite of mine. This was one of the first Trek episodes to deal with time travel. The Enterprise goes into a black hole that takes them back to the late 1960's. There the crew confronts a US Fighter Pilot and is forced to beam the man aboard after his jet is destroyed by the ship's tractor beam. The pilot's name is Cpt. Christopher (played by Roger Perry) and Kirk realizes that he cannot return the young Captain to Earth because it may alter the course of time with his knowing of the Enterprise however Cpt.Christopher refuses to stay and tries to escape this leads to more problems on the Enterprise. The whole time travel plot was fairly good and the man on the moon thing was quite accurate to the timew period: the late 1960's. Comical moments include Kirk run in with the flirtatious computer as well as the Sgt.'s tour aboard the Enterprise(you'll know what i mean if you have seen the episode). This truly is a classic!
The other episode here is THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS. Kirk and the crew visit a planet ruled by Landru a so called god who controls the minds of his people and punishs those who are not of the body. The episode has a bizarre yet interesting and enterating plot about mind controlling. It is so strange when Landru reveals what he actually is but not suprising when you see the way his minions act under his control. Another classic Trek episode
but I prefer TOMMOROW IS YESTERDAY over this just slightly more.
Overall Volume 11 is a must. Both Trek episodes have great science fiction elements that make these episodes special. Truly some of the greater Trek adventures. Highly recommended!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of My Favorites 9 Mar 2004
By Stan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Tomorrow Is Yesterday is one of the best time-travel episodes in all of Trek. It follows all the warnings and some of the potential benfits any time travel story has to reckonize. Too bad they didn't make it the second half of a two-parter along with The Naked Now. I have to give credit where it's due. Leonard Nimoy made this point back on the Sci-Fi Channels Star Trek: Special Edition (back in '99 I think). Anyway, I never forgot the connection of two great stories.
Maybe Return Of The Archons isn't near the top of anybody else's list but I think it's underrated. The story takes on a great number of ideas, from "arrested society" to "technological domination". Despite its flaws it tells a good story. My favorite gaff is the feeling of discontinuity, or was it bad editing?
I always saw this episode as a 'Spock like computer' forcing its' logic on the 'emotional inhabitants' who probably would have destroyed themselves otherwise. This to me explains the 6:00 pm mayhem of the people and shows one of the flaws in machines ruling mankind (machines expecting humans to behave like machines). Remember this the next time you find yourself at a drive-thru ATM. Who's the boss?
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