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Years: 1967, 1968
Country: United States
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, Walter Koenig
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Run time: 21 hours, 50 minutes
Blu-Ray distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
For a review of the actual Season Two of Star Trek, click here. This is a review of the Blu-Ray, which should appeal to all the techno-geeks out there. And the techno-geeks love their Star Trek. So it works great. There really is a higher standard that must be applied to Blu-Ray editions of Star Trek seasons, because the nerds hold the show to that much higher a standard than do fans of other series. And thankfully, the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-Ray have delivered. The Blu-Ray transfer is impeccable, the added detail and enhanced content is terrific, and the show really does look a lot better in both Season Two and Season One.
It’s the special features that matter, however, and those are hit-and-miss. I still have no idea how that Tribbles episode managed to become the most famous of the Star Trek canon. I am so sick of the Tribbles episode. I thought it was cute once, but cute doesn’t hold up over time, unless it’s E.T. cute. And the tribbles are not E.T. cute. Yet, the Season Two Blu-Ray of Star Trek comes with an entire bonus disc devoted entirely to tribbles. Including cartoons and commentary and so forth. Seriously, Star Trek. Enough with the tribbles. The Starfleet Access Mode remains pretty cool, though, and should delight the geek world who revel in their Star Trek.
OK, I have now run out of links to place with the words “Star Trek” in this review. So that’s over. And so’s the review. This is a wicked Blu-Ray, but enough with the tribbles. It was forty years ago. Let it go.