Excellent to see the show on DVD, still think it was a bizarre decision to run them in production order on the dvd but what the hey..it merely shows up a chronology of set useage (i.e. things created for show X appear again in Show Y straight after it) and it is obvious to see why ABC did mix them up initially.
There are minor sound issues on two episodes, "Sky's on Fire" is distorted and "The Mechanincal Man" is a fraction out of synch (and I MEAN a fraction- only those with mega thick glasses and yet to kiss a girl/boy would be overly upset by it) but the overall production and presentation is first class.
Some of Voyage's best shows are in here, the two "Phantom" shows with the superb Alfred Ryder are enjoyable and the totally crackers "Dead Mens Doubloons" is pure glorious pantomime..and I loved it! The best guest performance though goes to Kevin Hagen in "Shape of Doom" -mad as a box of frogs and convincingly so.
The extras are ok but look bolted on, the effects footage is fascinating, clearly LB Abbott is seen experimenting with the best lighting in the underwater seaview shots with the added issue of colour to contend with now. The early shots look like a goldfish tank it is good to see just how far they came so rapidly and ending up with Emmy winning effects that hold up perfectly today in terms of composition and delivery.
Season 3 is next up from Revelation in Sept...we need better extras on there please and the next week teasers...hmmm not a chance methinks- shame opportunity missed!
Go buy it, the colour is deep and vibrant and many music cues outstanding.
Fun for all- very highly recommended.