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Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 1 (Slimline Edition) [DVD]

Patrick Stewart , Johnathan Frakes    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Patrick Stewart, Johnathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby
  • Writers: Gene Roddenberry
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Catalan, English, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 22 May 2006
  • Run Time: 1300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ERVG7K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,836 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Warping into syndication in 1987, Star Trek: The Next Generation successfully launched its seven-season "continuing mission" of the starship Enterprise, and this classy DVD boxed set gathers the show's inaugural season in crisp picture clarity and dazzling 5.1-channel sound. A ratings leader with a sharp ensemble cast, this revamped Trek honoured series creator Gene Roddenberry's original Trek concept, nurtured by returning veterans like producer Robert H. Justman and writers D.C. Fontana and David Gerrold. Several first-season episodes have original-series counterparts, and while the season was awkwardly inconsistent for all involved (including Roddenberry's heir apparent, producer Rick Berman), in retrospect the series began on remarkably solid footing.

Patrick Stewart was perfect as Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard, while Marina Sirtis struggled with a wretched hair bun and an ill-defined character, eventually blessing Counselor Troi with delicate nuance. Denise Crosby made a strong but underutilized impression as Security Chief Tasha Yar, and left the series before season's end, allowing writers to develop Klingon Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn) into a fan favourite. Brent Spiner transcended Spock comparisons with his triumphant portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data; and while Jonathan Frakes was accepted as First Officer Will Riker, fans ultimately rejected Wil Wheaton as ensign Wesley Crusher, the teenaged son of the ship's doctor (Gates McFadden). Still, these 25 episodes laid a firm foundation for subsequent seasons, and highlights include the Raymond Chandleresque "holo- novel" of "The Big Goodbye," Data's backstory in "Datalore," the Klingon rituals of "Heart of Glory," and a Romulan encounter in "The Neutral Zone." The DVD supplements (all on the seventh disc) are good enough to make anyone wish for more: four featurettes recall myriad first-season challenges, filled with insider perspective and enough NextGen trivia to satiate all but the most obsessive Trekkers back on Earth. Looking back, it's easy to see why NextGen lived long and prospered. --Jeff Shannon

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Star Trek - The Next Generation - Complete Series 1


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138 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu ray is stunning 24 July 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It's a shame that Amazon have included the DVD reviews under the blu ray product because although the stories are the same the product is completely different. I just received the blu ray box set of season 1 today.

The Next Generation was shot of film (both live action and special effects) however both were immediately transferred to standard definition tape, and they used this tape to edit the episode together and composite the special effects into the live action, and it is this tape copy that is the source for the old DVDs and what was and is broadcast on television. Paramount have gone back to the original film negatives and scanned them in high definition and have re-composited and re-edited and cleaned up every single episode shot for shot. Some people may be complaining and wondering why the blu ray release is apparently so expensive, well this is why, it's taken A LOT of manpower and resource to make these.

I have all TNG episodes on DVD so I watched the first episode "Encounter at Farpoint" on DVD to familiarize myself with it and then on blu ray.

For anyone who says that they are happy with the DVDs seriously needs their head examining. The picture quality on the blu ray release is totally and utterly stunning, I cannot overstate how spectacular it looks. The DVDs picture is blurry, fuzzy with incorrect colour timing and terrible picture smearing.

The blu ray picture on the other hand is pin sharp with correct colour balance.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant remastering job on an uneven season. 12 Aug 2012
By A. Whitehead TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
In 1987 Paramount undertook one of the bravest gambits in their history. They revived their most famous franchise, Star Trek, as a new, ongoing television series. Unable to afford to bring back the original actors, they created a new ship and a new crew, boldly going where no-one had gone before roughly a century after the events of the original series. Everyone expected the new series to flop badly, but instead it was an instant smash hit. 27 million people watched the pilot and the show would go on to last for seven seasons and 178 episodes (a hundred episodes more than the original series). It spawned no less than three spin-offs (the superb Deep Space Nine and the somewhat-less-accomplished Voyager and Enterprise) and led to a resurrection in small-screen SF shows of all stripes.

It would be fair to say that the series did not start off at its most promising, however. The show spends most of its 25-episode first season finding its feet. Fierce behind-the-scenes battles between Gene Roddenberry and his writers resulted in some muddled scripts, whilst Roddenberry's own vision of an egalitarian, equal future are let down by some dubious sexism (it's not until quite late in the season that the female characters get some interesting storylines and cool moments) and racial stereotyping (the episode Code of Honour is particularly wince-inducing in this regard), severe enough to draw criticism from the show's own star.

What saves the first season from early disintegration is Patrick Stewart's thoughtful and intelligent performance as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Stewart hits the ground running and never gives anything less than 100% to the role and to the scripts, regardless of how hammy the dialogue or how embarrassing the storyline.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Superb Picture, (Some Audio Issues) 30 July 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
UPDATE: Hey tvshowsondvd.com just posted a replacement program is in the works!!! CBS posted the following:

Dear Star Trek Fans,

We have discovered an anomaly in the English 7.1 DTS Master Audio track in our Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-ray Box set. There are some episodes that inadvertently had their front channel designations incorrectly mapped, resulting in an undesired playback experience when listening to them in a 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound environment.

We are quickly working to remedy the situation. Replacement discs (Disc 1, 3 and 4) will be made available free of charge. Please email phe.stng@bydeluxe.com for details regarding the replacement program or call 001 877 335 8936.

We strive to provide our fans the best Blu-ray experience possible and sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Now I have a multi region blu ray player, so if they send me region A discs im okay with that.

they couldnt confirm whether the discs would be region A or B. But paramount releases tend to be region free, and seeing as this release is a 25 year old show I doubt it will be region coded.

good to know anyway for those who have already bought the sets and if there is no word from CBS/Paramount Uk/Europe about a disc replacement program, at least there is the american avenue to go down.

ive already called, I had to give them a code that is on the inner ring of the reverse side of the disc and they said they will begin posting replacement discs out mid august!

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Overall this release is outstanding. The picture quality is everything you would expect from a blu ray really.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant remaster, looks like it was film yesterday
Brilliant remaster, looks like it was film yesterday, lack of slip case was annoying though, as all the other seasons I have, have one.
Published 13 days ago by M. Mackintosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved Star Trek nxt Gen. growing up, would come home formo school and watch during dinner,
Published 16 days ago by Jon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this DVD is Fabulous and have watched with great joy, can watch it over and over again, Brilliant
Published 20 days ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic external model shots of the Enterpise, some camera shots hit...
Very noticeable improvement in the modelling shots (external Enterprise, other ships), first episode all based on SFX again much improved. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K84
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT IN BLU-RAY
Published 1 month ago by Julian Piggott
3.0 out of 5 stars Picard's Enterprise: year one
THIS REVIEW IS OF THE 2006 SLIMLINE EDITION OF THE SEASON ON DVD. NOT OF THE BLU RAY EDITION OR ANY OTHER ONE. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul Tapner
5.0 out of 5 stars Generations Boldly Back.
I was idly flitting around the Kindle last night and found the video streaming section and thought I would give it a try as I have just decided to upgrade to unlimited... Read more
Published 3 months ago by x wing flyboy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas present
This went down well with the recipient who is def a bit of a trekkie at heart. Who doesn't love star trek!
Published 5 months ago by rjenr2
4.0 out of 5 stars New generation to explore the stars
Quite good but didn't much like the inclusion of the villainous being 'Q' right at the start of the series, better further in. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Charles Toshney
5.0 out of 5 stars Remastered to almost perfection!
I love this! I wouldn't class me as a die hard fan of Star Trek but rather someone in between. I remember the series back in the days and wanted to revisit it again, and when I saw... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Conny Larsson
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