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The Borg MegaCube

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the your-wallet-will-be-assimilated dept.

Sci-Fi 303

Alien54 writes "Paramount Pictures this week revealed plans to release a DVD box set containing every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Called the 'Borg Megacube', the box set will include all seven seasons of TNG across 48 discs, thus collecting all the individual DVD sets into one package. As the name implies, the set comes in the form of a Borg cube. Due out at the beginning of November..."

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Region 0? (4, Insightful)

mr.henry (618818) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073246)

The Borg MegaCube, the ultimate DVD collection, contains the Complete Star Trek: The Next Generation series 1- 7 across 48 discs and is strictly limited to just 1000 numbered copies worldwide.

I wonder if it's region encoded.

The press release is full of foofoo crap ("By order of Starfleet Command...") and doesn't contain too many specs, like whether it's NTSC or PAL!

It makes me cringe to think about people dropping 450 #'s on this thing and then not opening it up for fear of it losing the precious MINT, NIB collector's status. Personally, I'd rather have a complete run of the series in a nice binder. (On DVD-R.)

Re:Region 0? (1)

e5z8652 (528912) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073267)

A thousand copies?

With all the trekkies out there (myself included) you'd think they could make a ton of money by pressing more than a measly thousand copies.

These things will only sell for so much on e-bay.

Re:Region 0? (1)

Mod Me God (686647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073342)

Kinda encouraging piracy isn't it... $100 for a single sereis anyway, no mistake why I have the entire set already... on my hard drive.

Re:Region 0? (5, Insightful)

Dionysus (12737) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073300)

For people in Europe, it's pretty much irrelevant which region it's encoded for, since the majority of people get their DVD player fixed when they buy the machine.

Re:Region 0? (1)

nempo (325296) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073384)

amen

Re:Region 0? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073493)

get their DVD player fixed

Why did that conjure images of rendering the DVD player useless, like getting a dog or cat fixed?

Re:Region 0? (3, Informative)

pla (258480) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073389)

I wonder if it's region encoded.

Yes, they released it region coded.

But wait for the kicker...

They haven't yet announced a region-1 version!

Good thing most of the people with an interest in this have the sense to buy a region-unlockable DVD player...

Re:Region 0? (1)

Millbuddah (677912) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073468)

Unfortunately, it is encoded region 2. Here's to hoping they'll release it here.

Re:Region 0? (1, Informative)

fireboy1919 (257783) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073500)

The number of disks sucks as well. At least, I think it does.

If we assume that the DVDs are storing everything in slightly higher quality than analog television streams, each episode should take about 300MB - which is realistic, since the feeds were made for television and are going to be played on televisions.

Each DVD holds just over 9GB. We'll leave the extra for "special features" and just leave the 9GB. Actually, why not leave an extra 216MB and only use 9000MB? 9000MB*48(Disks)/300(MB/Episode)=1440 Episodes.

In actuality, there are only 177 episodes, which would fit in (300*177)/9GB=5.82 DVDs. Each episode actually gets a total of roughly 2500MB each.

People who're willing to pay for such a waste of space deserve the price.

Wrong way to think about (3, Insightful)

lavalyn (649886) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073538)

Your 300MB number is coming from where? Most probably from sizes you can get with DivX - that is to say, MPEG4. DVDs are MPEG2, using slightly different algorithms and definitely a different quantization matrix... one that emphasizes sharpness instead of the H.264 used in MPEG4 that emphasizes low frequencies.

Re:Region 0? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073539)

ST:TNG episodes were actually recorded in higher than SD format. I wonder if the DVDs contain this higher-quality material, or if they are downgraded like you would expect Paramount executives to do.

Putting less episodes on more discs gives the appearance of getting more value for your money. That is why they do this.

Re:Region 0? (1)

Dahan (130247) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073544)

If we assume that the DVDs are storing everything in slightly higher quality than analog television streams, each episode should take about 300MB - which is realistic, since the feeds were made for television and are going to be played on televisions.

300MB per episode? How do you come up with that number? We're not talking about burning MPEG4 DivXs onto a DVD-R here; we're talking about MPEG2 DVD video. I've never seen anyone put more than 7 30 minute episodes onto a DVD-9, and even that many is very rare. Usually it's more like 4. Lets say about 7Mbits/second bitrate, 25 minutes per episode--that works out to be about 1300MB per episode.

Suckers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073522)

Those treckies are so stupid, that they'll lay down the green for it, too.

All you have to do is put the words "Star Trek" on any merchandise, and the losers will jump at the chance to depart with their money.

Re:Region 0? (1)

J_DarkElf (602111) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073523)

NTSC and PAL are meaningless with DVDs.

DVDs are digital, and it's your DVD player which is PAL or NTSC, not the disc.

When 'NTSC' is used on DVDs this usually means it is Region 1, and I can still play it on my region free player which is connected to a PAL TV.

I've never seen a DVD labelled 'PAL'.

First post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073248)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!

Cost? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073254)

/pink to mouth

100 BILLION DOLLARS.

I like TNG but not that much.

Re:Cost? (1)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073508)

According to Amazon.de here [amazon.de] , it costs EUR 643,99 for a UK import (the Amazon UK site is down at the moment, so can't get price from there). So that makes it 445 pounds, or about $740. However, when I saw it on the UK site earlier this week, I'm sure it was nearer 350 pounds.

Oh dear God, yes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073256)

I just messed myself. I'm afraid to read the article since it'll probably cost a year's salary to purchase it.

Re:Oh dear God, yes. (1)

Loconut1389 (455297) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073260)

Theyve been selling at roughly $100 / season, so im guessing the box will be ~$700, maybe a little more to have it all in one place, maybe a little less to encourage buying the box set. Though its probably a collectors item, so id expect to see closer to $800 or $900 and some extra features over the regular box sets individually.

Re:Oh dear God, yes. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073343)

> im guessing the box will be ~$700,

I'm guessing you didn't read the article, where the price was given.

Re:Oh dear God, yes. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073354)

He was too busy sucking my cock to read the article

Re:Oh dear God, yes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073495)

The entire text of the article:
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Unable to select database
Where is the price listed in there?

Am I the only one ... (1)

Vanieter (613996) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073257)

who thought this would be the next-generation Gamecube ?

:)

Re:Am I the only one ... (1)

Knights who say 'INT (708612) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073265)

Is there already a proper Monty Python box set - including the older pre-MP John Cleese TV comedies and the movies? Also, did someone bother to put up together a Seinfeld boxed set already?

Re:Am I the only one ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073288)

> older pre-MP

How would pre-MP material be relevant to a MP boxed set?

Anyway, there's an 8cd box set of MP stuff available.

Re:Am I the only one ... (1)

Knights who say 'INT (708612) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073316)

Some pre-MP material illustrates the development of the "MP style". Some of those are just great, judging by the individual sketches that sometimes make it through MP biographies. Oh, come on. Ozzy included more than a couple of Sabbath tracks in his retrospective album. And no, no Ozzy retrospective is complete without "Paranoid" and "War Pigs"

Lack Of Continuity Explanation pop-ups... (3, Funny)

FatSean (18753) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073263)

I heard that there will be 'pop ups' on the screen. You press 'enter' and text will explain why this episode contradicts other episodes...

Re:Lack Of Continuity Explanation pop-ups... (1)

Verteiron (224042) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073314)

I think this was supposed to be a troll and/or funny, but that would be kind of cool...

Regional encoding strikes again (5, Informative)

PoitNarf (160194) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073269)

From TrekToday:
"The Borg Megacube is currently scheduled to hit stories in Region 2 (Europe) on November 3, 2003. It is not known whether a Region 1 (North America) version will also be released, but only 1000 copies will be on sale worldwide."

http://www.trektoday.com/news/260903_01.shtml

Re:Regional encoding strikes again (2, Funny)

Sirch (82595) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073395)

"The Borg Megacube is currently scheduled to hit stories in Region 2 (Europe) on November 3, 2003..."

Those darn news sites, with their region-encoded text... good thing I cracked my browser so I can read Region 1 stories...

Re:Regional encoding strikes again (1)

pair-a-noyd (594371) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073438)

One word. Linux.

Nuff said?

There go my savings. (3, Informative)

SixDimensionalArray (604334) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073271)

Considering that in the US each single season goes for ~$100, how much could this cost?

Oh well, there go my savings! And retirement benefits! And computer gadget money! :)

Re:There go my savings. (2, Insightful)

Judg3 (88435) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073327)

Well, if you RTFA you'd of seen that it retails for 449 pounds, which as of right now is about 750$ USD.

It's a shame that there's only 1000 copies released. I'm not the biggest Trek fan, but I used to watch TNG fairly religously (still catch it now and then) and a whole set like this would of been real nice to have. But, like others have said, I'm going to guess that about 900 of those 1000 copies will be bought by die hard trekkies, never opened, and either safely tucked away in a nitrogen filled, cooled, tungsten safe or immediately put up on ebay with a starting bid of $10,000.

Re:There go my savings. (1)

xenoweeno (246136) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073349)

If you're paying $100 per season, you may not be looking in the right place [half.com] .

More ST stuff! (4, Funny)

mr.henry (618818) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073274)

Paramount should market some 'Starfleet Lube' that fans can buy to ease the pain of merchandise-related anal rape. Berman personally tested it out on Brannon Braga.

Re:More ST stuff! (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073321)

Star Trek has always been about merchandising. Leonard Nimoy's famous falling out with Saint Gene started when he wouldn't wear some Junior Star Fleet item they were merchandising. Even all that fancy philosophising is just marketing -- Roddenbery wanted to be studio mogul, not a Great Thinker. Alas, he had no talent for either.

Obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073276)

All hail Gene Roddenberry.
You belong to the Borg [boxed set].
Resistance is futile.

Re:Obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073441)

That would of course be "All your Roddenberries are belong to Borg", silly.

Somewhere in the night (2, Funny)

Exiler (589908) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073279)

the nerd's collective personal hygine screams

Resistance is Futile (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073280)

You will be Slashdotted.

Storage... (3, Interesting)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073283)

I guess if they used full DVD capacity (4-sided recording, 16G/disk) and some decent compression, they could fit it maybe in a typical 4 CD case.

But then it wouldn't have such a marketing impact. 4 DVD set? What's so special about that?

Re:Storage... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073372)

yes, definately... all seven seasons on 4 disks.

it happens all the time.

Re:Storage... (2, Funny)

herko_cl (533936) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073390)

" full DVD capacity (4-sided recording..."(Emphasis mine)
No wonder it's called The Next Generation! <grin />

Re:Storage... (3, Interesting)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073489)

True, but most people don't like to deal with dual sided dvds. Easier to damage when there's data on both sides instead of a label on one, plus they just seem cheaper.

I sense a slashdotting in the works... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073285)

The Borg MegaCube
The Complete Star Trek: Next Generation Seasons
1-7DVD Collection

Captain's Log 3rd November 2003

By order of Starfleet Command, The Borg MegaCube, a DVD Box Set Collection unlike any other is to be released to commemorate the legendary voyages of the Starship USS Enterprise-D.

The Borg MegaCube, the ultimate DVD collection, contains the Complete Star Trek: The Next Generation series 1- 7 across 48 discs and is strictly limited to just 1000 numbered copies worldwide. This collection is presented in the shape of a Borg Cube - both in recognition of the crew's struggles against one of mankind's greatest threats - The Borg - and in remembrance of the thousands of Starfleet lives lost at the battle of Wolf 359.

A collective intelligence, formed of organic beings with cybernetic enhancements, the Borg wander the galaxy, seeking out cultures to assimilate. The Enterprise Crew are first introduced to the Borg in the second season episode 'Q - Who' and the Cyborgs have since become the single greatest threat facing the Federation......

In 'The Best of Both Worlds', voted as the best ever TNG episode by the US public in a recent poll, the Borg arrive in Federation space to assimilate their people and technology. They capture Picard, turning him into 'Locutus of Borg' in an attempt to conquer the human race and set course for Earth. Acting Captain Riker must find a way to stop them before the Enterprise has to break off the pursuit.

In 'I-Borg', the Enterprise discovers a crashed Borg scout ship with an injured survivor. Dr Crusher insists on saving his life, despite the concerns of the others. She is shocked when she discovers that Picard intends to use him to spread a virus that would destroy the Borg completely.

'Descent' sees the Borg return to do battle with the Federation, boasting a new individuality. Things become complicated when they enable Data to feel his first emotion and an injured Borg starts to show individualistic tendencies.

This Star Trek Next Generation box set collection also includes an individually numbered certificate of purchase commissioned by Starfleet Command and holds a special limited edition Star Trek Next Generation Clock, specifically designed for this exclusive release.

The Borg MegaCube Box Set, with digitally re-mastered picture quality and Dolby surround sound, is available from Paramount Home Entertainment on 3rd November and costs 449.99 from major DVD retailers.

Live Long and Prosper

The Story of the Borg Ship

At the time of the filming of 'Q-Who', there were two visual supervisors: Dan Curry and Rob Legato. They each had their own specifications for the design of the Borg ship:

Rob Legato - The Borg ship should be a ball with a trench of detail around the middle.
Dan Curry - The Borg ship should be a cube that looked smooth at a distance. As you got closer and closer, more detail would be revealed. (Dan had hired Special Effects for this job).

The Rob Legato team experienced problems and the job of building the Borg Ship went to Special Effects. It took 14 modellers two weeks to finish the job. That is nothing short of amazing when you consider that while the specifications called for only one side finished, Special Effects supplied a Borg ship that was finished on all sides. In order to achieve that level of detail, F/X put everything in they could find, including R2-D2, toy soldiers, plastic model "rails", and the F/X logo.

Highlights of Next Generation Seasons

Season One includes the very first Next Generation episode, 'Encounter At Farpoint' which introduces us to the Crew of the Enterprise. Episode Guide - Q challenges the crew to prove the humanity of the human race through a series of tests on Farpoint - if they fail, they face certain death! When an unidentified ship begins firing on the old Bandi city, they learn that the people of Deneb IV have captured its mate and are holding it against its will. Will the crew of the Enterprise reunite the estranged aliens and convince Q of their positive qualities before time runs out?

Season Two includes the Emmy nominated episode 'Q-Who' which guest stars Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan. This is the first episode to feature the dangerous Borg. Episode Guide - The crew is hurled into the future by the malevolent Q, who sets them up for destruction by a race of half-human, half-robot aliens known as the Borg.

Season Three includes two Emmy nominated episodes which were also voted as America's favourite TNG episodes, according to a recent poll - 'The Best of Both Worlds' and 'Yesterday's Enterprise.' Episode Guide to 'The Best of Both Worlds' - The evil Borg capture Picard in an attempt to conquer the human race. Episode Guide to 'Yesterday's Enterprise'- The course of history is altered when a time rift brings a Starship Enterprise from the past into the present with a crew which includes Tasha Yar.

Season Four includes the season premiere and second part of the excellent cliffhanger 'Best of Both Worlds' as well as 'Redemption', which sees the Worf's loyalties torn between his crew and his people.

Episode Guide to Best Of Both Worlds (part II) - Riker must choose between saving Picard and saving humanity when the Borg use the kidnapped captain as part of their plan to destroy Earth. Episode Guide to Redemption - As civil war threatens the Klingon Empire, Worf's loyalties are torn between the Federation and his people.

Season Five includes two of America's top 5 episodes, as voted for in a recent poll - 'The Inner Light' (voted number 3) and I-Borg (voted number 5) starring Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, the injured Borg. Episode Guide to 'The Inner Light' - After a mysterious accident, Picard awakes up living the life of another person on a faraway planet. Episode Guide to 'I-Borg' - Picard and the crew suffer from conflicting emotions when the Enterprise rescues a critically-injured Borg.

Season Six includes the episode 'Descent' in which Professor Stephen Hawking makes television history by being the only guest to star as themselves!! Episode Guide to Descent - When the Borg return to do battle with the Federation, they boast a new individuality - and tempt Data when they help him feel his first emotion.

Season Seven includes 'All Good Things', the series cliffhanger which was voted as America's fourth favourite episode ever in a recent poll. Episode Guide to All Good Things - Picard finds himself travelling between the past, present, and future while attempting to prevent the destruction of humanity... by his own actions.

-abhinavnath

Slashdot as Star Wars.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073344)

"As if a great many HTTP requests cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced.."

Later:

"Where's the server supposed to be?"
"That's no distributed DOS... it's a Slashdotting."
"Yeah, I think you're right."
"Chewie, get us out of here."

(badly paraphrased, but why not? :)

Re:I sense a slashdotting in the works... (1)

whereiswaldo (459052) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073486)

Only MySQL is hosed... here is a link to the Borg Cube graphic:

Cube [pipex.com]

Re:I sense a slashdotting in the works... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073499)

and here [pipex.com]

Post a torrent! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073286)

nt

~~~

Lots of Currency (4, Funny)

CGP314 (672613) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073287)

With 48 discs I'm sure it would take the combined financial resources of the collective to purchase the set.

Re:Lots of Currency (1)

r00zky (622648) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073541)

No, more probably they will use p2p to get all the disks' content.

Resistance is futile (1)

rf0 (159958) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073291)

watching all these will ruin your eyesite...

Rus

Re:Resistance is futile (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073405)

watching all these will ruin your eyesite...

Subjecting myself to your abysmal grasp of the English language has a similar effect. For reference: The correct spelling is eyesight.

Let me know (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073292)

when I can get it on Kazaa. Preferably as a single zip.

G-Cache! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073295)

Since the server has been assimilated, here is the google cache

http://cache.google.com/?url=54980fkjldlks:http:// www.dvddebate.com/article.php?sid=3574 [google.com]

Gay Porn Alert! Lol (0, Flamebait)

Ceadda (625501) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073320)

Nice way to hide some gay porn?

Re:G-Cache! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073331)

All i seen were pictures of your buddies.

Perfect Story (4, Funny)

CGP314 (672613) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073304)

What a perfect story for those reading slashdot on a Saturday night instead of going out.

Err...

Excluding myself.

Google cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073305)

Geez MySQL dies fast.. already slashdoted.

Google Cache of article [216.239.33.104]

Slashdotted already... (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073308)

However, I found this link [trektoday.com] .

And this site [dvdtimes.co.uk] says that just 1000 copies worldwide would be released. :-/ Hope they got their facts wrong.

How long? (5, Interesting)

Ceadda (625501) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073309)

So, its making its appearance in Europe.. so that means it'll take what... 3? 4 hours for the bit-torrent links to start popping up to fresh encoded episodes in dvd quality with surround sound? They might be making a HUGE mistake not putting it out in more than one market. And you know they're gonna throw a fit when everone in the rest of the world gets pirate versions.

Re:How long? (2, Informative)

Kufat (563166) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073367)

All of the DVDs have already been released by season; only the packaging and pack-in items are unique to this set.

And yes, pirated copies did start appearing when each season of ST:TNG was released, but they've all been out for quite some time now.

Aren't the series out already? (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073399)

If you're getting the DivX versions, I don't think you care if they come from the separate sets or the Megacube...

Kjella

/.ed already (1)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073315)

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Since the site is already /.ed, does anyone know:

  1. If the box set will include extras
  2. How much the box set will retail for

Oh, and I, personally, welcome our new Borg overlords.

Retail price (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073324)

$872 billion

Re:/.ed already (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073341)

It will cost around 450 GBP which is approx 750 USD/650 EUR.

Borg Overlords (1)

Detritus (11846) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073386)

The Borg may have drones and state-of-the-art technology, but we have lawyers, millions of lawyers.

Here's an (0)

Sir Haxalot (693401) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073329)

additional link [dvdtimes.co.uk] ;)

This is excellent (2, Funny)

borius (711380) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073346)

As a big Star Trek fan I can only like this. How much it will cost though? As a piss poor high school student (spends all money on music instruments) my budget is limited for stuff that can be... er.. acquired for free if need be.

Btw, where are all the usual jokes? "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of Borg cubes?, "SCO has prior art", "CowboyNeal lives in my Borg cube", "In Soviet Russia Star Trek episodes watch you" etc etc.

Re:This is excellent (1)

syrinx (106469) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073394)

Btw, where are all the usual jokes? "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of Borg cubes?, "SCO has prior art", "CowboyNeal lives in my Borg cube", "In Soviet Russia Star Trek episodes watch you" etc etc.

Natalie Portman pours hot Borg cubes down my pants?

article text in case of /.ing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073351)

Warning: Too many connections
in /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/dvddebate.com/httpdocs/ mainfile.php on line 17
Unable to select database

pretty short article this, nothing much to comment about.

Re:article text in case of /.ing (2, Funny)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073448)

Imagine the poor guys running or hosting www.dvddebate.com - probably out enjoying the sunshine. What could possible go wrong, especially on the weekend? Suddenly the pager rings...

"Did you notice the smoke pouring out of the server?"

"What smoke pouring out of the server?"

[insert blood curdling scream here]

Actually their content seems half decent

Let's see the last bit of that tracer route:


16 213.206.159.146 148.576 ms sle-rack-1-0.sprintlink.net
17 212.100.227.18 148.589 ms vl130.aggr1.lon.rackspace.net (DNS error) [AS15395] Rackspace UK
18 212.100.226.100 148.547 ms server2.architec.co.uk [AS15395] Rackspace UK

Well, the server page claims they are doing fine [architec.co.uk] ... ;-)

Re:article text in case of /.ing (1)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073525)

let's face it. the site just got vaporized, with the little electrons running around in stark terror. What's left of the site can be found in a pile of smoke trembling in the bottom of the server cage. and screaming: "You can't make me go back in there!")

Not for the multi-region impaired (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073368)

This appears to be a R2 release, so it will not be coded for crippled R1 players available in the U.S. and will also be PAL formatted. This means even if you do have a multi-region player, it still won't work on your crappy NTSC-only TV. However, your PC can probably be made region free with some region killer software and perhaps a firmware patch for your DVD reader.

Of course, if you just want to own a collector's item, it'll probably stay in it's pristine shrink-wrap longer if you know you can't watch it.

Not Quite.... (1)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073422)

I know the cheap Apex DVD players will convert PAL to NTSC output(at least they will with VCDs, i assume they would for DVDs too).

One problem.. (1)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073380)

The people who are likely to buy this probably already have the previous DVD sets.

Not a problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073430)

You watch your previous purchased DVD sets while the Cube remains in the packaging and is worshipped.

Slashdotted Already... (0, Redundant)

Joel Rowbottom (89350) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073388)

"Resistance is futile. Your website will be slashdotted."

pornborg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073398)

pornborg.org [pornborg.org]

All I can say is (1)

Lord Kano (13027) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073406)

Mr Data, Make it so!

Engage!

Amazon link (1)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073409)

This has been listed on the Amazon UK site for at least a week now. Unfortunately, their site is currently down, but Amazon.de have a link for a UK import(although in German, but has a picture) here [amazon.de]

Re:Amazon link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073532)

Excellent work enson! Now, go to deck 7 and take a bath.

In soviet russia... (-1, Troll)

ksheka (189669) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073413)

...You assimilate the cube!

cbb (3, Funny)

meeotch (524339) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073420)

Mod me down (or up) for typical Slashdot carping, but the packaging looks pretty weak. I was expecting some sort of detailed plasitc model, not just a painted box. For 750 bucks I think I'd rather have a hooker.

o.k. o.k., fine - a hooker dressed up as Seven of Nine. Sheesh!

mitch

Yet another way to turn the nickle (1)

cyberlok2003 (710955) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073424)

I personally own all 7 seasons on DVD and yes I dropped roughly $100 USD on each to do so. However this cube collection I probably will never buy unless they have some very good addons or something else other then what I already have.
For example I actually own both versions of LOTR dvd sets. One of the main reasons for this is that both have enough differences to warrant another buy.
I read also someone said they could fit STNG on 4 DVD's of 16gig each. I highly doubt this as I have the whole collection and each binder contains roughly 8 DVD's and there are 7 binders.

One interesting thing to try is playing all the episodes starting from the last one. Try it out sometime.

Yes!! (-1, Troll)

rudy_wayne (414635) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073426)

Now we can enjoy the horrible dialog and painfully bad acting of ST:NG in full digital glory!!

Wallet.. (-1)

mesmartyoudumb (471890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073427)

We are the borg,Prepare to hand over your wallet,resistance is futile. Your bank account will be assimilated.

Too many connections! (0, Redundant)

Hackie_Chan (678203) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073434)

Warning: Too many connections in /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/dvddebate.com/httpdocs/ mainfile.php on line 17 Unable to select database

Resistance is futile, you will be Slashdotted!

Re:Too many connections! (1)

Idolatre (197068) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073483)

We, for one, welcome our new Slashdot overlords

You all can thank me... (2, Funny)

Shaheen (313) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073435)

See, they announced this box set right after I completed my collection of the single season releases.

ebay item (1)

corgicorgi (692903) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073436)

Whatever the selling price is, I'm sure it will be marked up on Ebay since they are releasing limited copies.

Site Slashdotted (-1, Offtopic)

Phantasmo (586700) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073459)

Article Text:

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Re:Site Slashdotted (1)

AndreyF (701606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073479)

Unable to select database mysql_close() anyone?

My moneys safe (0, Flamebait)

Trikenstein (571493) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073475)

TNG was the worst of the series TNG was the worst of the series. Thrill! to picard eating little triangle sandwiches. Gasp! as he orders earl grey tea. Stand in awe! as worf delivers his one line yet again! worf: (fill in the blank) is without honor! Fight the nausia! at the sight of troy's flat, square ass. Wonder! wtf is the riker char in the show at all?!? Wonder #2! wtf about wtf is up with whopie golbergs char? First she says her people had to scater across the galaxy because of the borg, then she make a claw at a Q and he recoils from her like shes an equal power? hUh? wtf? Get aroused (if your f**king weird) to a lesbian security chief shrieking *THE RAPE GANGS! THE RAPE GANGS! THE RAPE GANGS!* See the federations finest saved yet again by a dorky adolesent.

gaah! no edit feature (1)

Trikenstein (571493) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073501)

1) forget to html format
2) forget to spell check
3) post the mess on /.
4) priceless :p

let's see (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7073491)

If I don't eat for a year maybe.

I for one (0, Redundant)

wideBlueSkies (618979) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073494)

welcome our 1000 borg cube overlords.

wbs.

google cache.... (1)

zippity8 (446412) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073535)

Why does everyone complain about a /.-ing, when a perfectly good Google Cache is here?
http://216.239.41.104/search?sourceid=navcl ient&ie =UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=cache:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dvddebate .com%2Farticle.php%3Fsid%3D3574

Packaging!! (4, Insightful)

GrouchoMarx (153170) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073540)

Good grief, look at the image of the packaging. It's awful. Rather than a binder-esque design, they've taken all seven of the horribly over-engineered boxes for the individual seasons that are an absolute pain to use or transport (my parents have the full set, naturally), and cramed them all into one over-sighed padded cardboard box.

Come on, people! I want the movie, not lots and lots of plastic and foam and "collector's edition" space wasting. JUST GIVE ME THE BLOODY DISK!!!

Uhhh, right... (1)

yoshi1013 (674815) | more than 10 years ago | (#7073548)

I'm sure this will fit right next to my other DVDs on my TV cart.


My DVD Player will probably run away in fear of the cube.


Seriously, the idea is cool and all but for the serious collector how the hell do they think that we're going to store all these irregularly shaped boxes? The freakin' Warner Bros. snap cases are annoying enough as it is and they're the same essential shape of most DVD cases.

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