Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29 : This Is Great If You Love Star Trek

It was a long long time ago, but i remember first watching this as a small child, perhaps it was a repeat i cant remember it sure was a long time ago. However i certainly remember these two episodes. Since then i’ve grown up a lot (the borg no longer scare me) and so having not seen this since (somehow) i reluctantly brought this blu ray. I was reluctant because i didn’t want to blemish my memories. When it arrived i immediately put it on. Its even better than i remember. The episodes themselves are fantastic but the quality is even more impressive. Its super sharp and sounds great. My only gripe as with everyone else i believe is the 4:3 ratio.

Worth getting even if you already own the individual season sets – if only for the fabulous documentary included only on this disc. As with the season sets, the picture quality is jaw-dropping and the sound quality is fabulous. If only ds9 and voyager could be given the same treatment.

Although this first two-parter in the history the star trek:tng can also be purchased as part of the season boxes 3 and 4, i prefer this stand-alone release. The quality of the picture and sound are really good for such an old tv movie, very good transfer to real hd, completed with some new behind the scenes extras and a nice packaging. A must for every fan of star trek: tng.

One of my favourite to watch of all times.

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Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

The story itself tends to be a bit slow if you compare it to modern tv but you should avoid doing that. Imagine watching it for the first time in the 1980s/90’s. It is an interesting take on the borg and how the crew try to rescue him. Brilliantly edited into a single longer episode and the special effects look like they could have been done this year.

Seamlessly edited together into one movie, this season 3 cliffhanger is probably the most memorable two episodes of star trek the next generation that you can remember. With some really good extras this single blu-ray disk is good entertainment and great picture quality. Remember that resistance is futile.

A great 2 episode’s from season 3 put together in one, which means: 1 start, 1 end, no half way points & no adverts. Only problem i saw with it was the ad’s before the show where they showed season 3 now able to buy on blue-ray as it showed a small “snap” of the best of both worlds episode’s in the ad. But other wise this rocks and i don’t have to wait 2 days to watch the full thing as i can watch it in one day and all at once.

This has always for me been the best story of tng and even though some say that the 2nd part was not up to scratch it still filled the story with good action, great lines “i am locutus of borg, resistance is futile, your life as it has been is over, from this time forward you will service. Us” and just all around great story.

Brilliant box set loads of extras, the blue ray transfer is very good the only draw back is it was recorded in 4. 3 aspect ratio, & they couldn’t transfer is to wide screen. But apart from that, one of the best box sets i have bought.

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Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 68 reviews

1 comment on “Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29 : This Is Great If You Love Star Trek

  1. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

    Basically a double episode joined together, but probably the best story in the ng series.
    1. Basically a double episode joined together, but probably the best story in the ng series.
      1. This show toyed with these cliff hanger plots a little to often for me, but when put together as a movie it works well. Of the tng 2 parters released as a single movie this is my favorite and forms the basis of many future episodes and movies. By this stage in the series the actors had really begun to become comfortable with their characters making the show feel a lot better to watch. The appearance of this as a bluray made me curious as to any increase in quality over the dvds i already have of the series. I have to admit that there is a substantial increase in quality, although this may be because i have always been disappointed with the dvd releases of tng as lacking in colour saturation and excess graininess. The bluray gets rid of the worst of this and has an excellent soundtrack, all be it that they seem incapable of re-framing in to 16:9 retaining the 4:3 ratio. I had my doubts if it was worth buying the bluray version but having waited until the price had fallen i think overall it was a good buy.
  2. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

    This show toyed with these cliff hanger plots a little to often for me, but when put together as a movie it works well. Of the tng 2 parters released as a single movie this is my favorite and forms the basis of many future episodes and movies. By this stage in the series the actors had really begun to become comfortable with their characters making the show feel a lot better to watch. The appearance of this as a bluray made me curious as to any increase in quality over the dvds i already have of the series. I have to admit that there is a substantial increase in quality, although this may be because i have always been disappointed with the dvd releases of tng as lacking in colour saturation and excess graininess. The bluray gets rid of the worst of this and has an excellent soundtrack, all be it that they seem incapable of re-framing in to 16:9 retaining the 4:3 ratio. I had my doubts if it was worth buying the bluray version but having waited until the price had fallen i think overall it was a good buy.
  3. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

    Best of both worlds was a turning point in the tng series and now its in stunning hd. The packaging of the set is also great and there are some good special features too.
  4. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

    Best of both worlds was a turning point in the tng series and now its in stunning hd. The packaging of the set is also great and there are some good special features too.
    1. Blu-ray arrived on time, was in good condition and was well packaged. I have not watched it yet but as the disk is free from damage i’m sure it will be fine.
      1. Blu-ray arrived on time, was in good condition and was well packaged. I have not watched it yet but as the disk is free from damage i’m sure it will be fine.
  5. Having been a fan of star trek all my life i remember these episodes over 20 years ago and was gripped and now in blue ray the visual improvements make it even better. I must have for ever fan of the show.
    1. Having been a fan of star trek all my life i remember these episodes over 20 years ago and was gripped and now in blue ray the visual improvements make it even better. I must have for ever fan of the show.
  6. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 29

    This is maybe one of the few ‘star trek’ episodes i have ever seen. I’m quite impatient to see this reunited a a single movie.
    1. This is maybe one of the few ‘star trek’ episodes i have ever seen. I’m quite impatient to see this reunited a a single movie.
      1. Cbs has done another fantastic job to bring the next generation to the full hd screen. This still ranks as the best episode. Its nicely edited and both episodes are now stitched together without a break.
  7. Cbs has done another fantastic job to bring the next generation to the full hd screen. This still ranks as the best episode. Its nicely edited and both episodes are now stitched together without a break.
    1. I have seen tng on sd tv, vhs, dvd and now blu ray – well worth it if you don’t want to spend loads on a whole series.
      1. I have seen tng on sd tv, vhs, dvd and now blu ray – well worth it if you don’t want to spend loads on a whole series.

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