Star Trek TNG...I want them...But

 
Old 09-10-03, 09:12 PM
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Star Trek TNG...I want them...But

They are so darn expensive. Why do they charge an arm and a leg for just a season of this great show. This would be one of the only TV shows I would buy on DVD, but it is so costly. I was wondering if someone who has it could post some menu shots(any season). I'm curious to know how these look
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hmmm 22-26 hours on 7 dvds...


most movies are 2 hours, cost say $15

multiply by 11, you get $165...

and a season can be had for under 100.... yeah, too expensive.
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Well, they are expensive when compared to many other television shows on DVD. While I am a longtime Star Trek fan, Paramount should take note that my DVD dollar is being spent on less expensive DVD sets, such as Stargate SG-1 and Babylon 5. Additionally, shows such as CSI and E.R. can be purchased for well under $100.

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I'm not sure, but I've heard that rather expensive royalties all the way around, drive up Paramount's cost in producing the DVDs.
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got them all...

whoooo hahah haaa haaa...

always welcome to come by and watch em...
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Originally posted by cultshock
I'm not sure, but I've heard that rather expensive royalties all the way around, drive up Paramount's cost in producing the DVDs.
I was always under the impression that Paramount wasn't terribly generous with its "Trek" royalties.
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My problem with them is they came out way to fast to be able to keep up with them and still make ends meet.
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I'm not sure, but I've heard that rather expensive royalties all the way around, drive up Paramount's cost in producing the DVDs.
Naw, I don't think that's it at all. It's more like Paramount has the Trekkies by the Short and Curlys and they know it. So - it's time to milk the cash cow until dust flies out of the teats.
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I think it's because Paramount considers it the cream of the crop of their television properties, much in the same way Fox views THE X-FILES. They know that the interest is there and that they can move just as many copies of it at the higher price as they can of any other series at half the price.
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Originally posted by Tom Campbell
I think it's because Paramount considers it the cream of the crop of their television properties, much in the same way Fox views THE X-FILES. They know that the interest is there and that they can move just as many copies of it at the higher price as they can of any other series at half the price.
Bingo. It's called "what the market will bear". Good ol' American capitalism at its finest.
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Bingo. It's called "what the market will bear". Good ol' American capitalism at its finest.

Exactly. And ST fans are notoriously loyal and even somewhat obsessive about collecting ST stuff.
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I have bought 2 box sets new. The rest have been found used. I see STNG sets used all of the time from $39 to $79 depending. I suggest shopping those used stores or even pawn shops as they usually have a few box sets.
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You can get them for under a c-note at many e-tailers and can often find them used for 50-60 bucks. If you really want them, just dig around and you can probably find them for a reasonable price.
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Why is 8 1/2 $39.99 when I can get Freddy Got Fingered for $7.99?
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Originally posted by El-Kabong
Naw, I don't think that's it at all. It's more like Paramount has the Trekkies by the Short and Curlys and they know it. So - it's time to milk the cash cow until dust flies out of the teats.


That is exactly what it is.
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Which is the best season to buy of Star Trek : TNG?
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Recently realised i was never going to be able to collect all the TNG season sets in addition to the new titles i desire.....traded the 2 sets i owned in exchange for X-Files Season 6 (i own 1-5) as i'll pick up all the season sets of this instead.
I have to admit i find it hard committing so much cash to boxsets like these when i can probably pick up 4 or so titles i desire instead.

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there's good episodes sprinkled throughout the series, but i guess the last four seasons (4-7) were particularly good. by then, the cast is comfortable with their characters.

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Which is the best season to buy of Star Trek : TNG?
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Which is the best season to buy of Star Trek : TNG?
Season 3 IMHO because every episode is excellent. Too bad you have to buy season 4 to see the conclusion of Best of Both Worlds (the season cliffhanger). Season 5 would be my second choice, but seasons 4-7 had many excellent episodes. And, if you buy seasons 3-7 you may as well get seasons 1 and 2.
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Thanks for the input about which Season to get, guys. I'm leaning towards Season 5 beacause "Darmok" is my most favorite TNG of all time.... when the walls fell! Some of the other episodes in the season are good too, but then again 4 is an excellent season. It's pretty much between 4 and 5. If I can pick it up for under $100 at Best Buy I'll get one of the seasons tonight.

EDIT : Doh! Best Buy is out and Circuit City has it for $129.99. And no one else in town has it. I went ahead and ordered it online for $99.99. I can't wait till Monday or Tuesday!

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Season 3-5 are the best 3.
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Hands down my personal favorite is Season 3. Yesterday's Enterprise and BOBW Part 1 are two of the absolute best episodes of any Star Trek series.
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I have all 7 seasons. I agree that 3-5 are the best of the lot. Sure, they're a bit pricey, but I will get enough enjoyment out of them to justify the price for me. They can most definitely be had for a nice discounted price if you shop used online and in B&Ms.
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I got Season 1 & 2 at a flea market in near-mint condition for $25 a piece. I've started scouraging around at flea markets and pawn shops trying to find the rest now.
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>>Which is the best season to buy of Star Trek : TNG?<<

Most fans agree that seasons 3-5 are the best. Although others argue for 3,4 and 6.

That said, the earlier episodes are also very interesting. Roddenberry was still guiding things directlly at that point, and they were creating the mythology of the show, which is interesting. Plus in Season 1, you get Tasha Yar.
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