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Star Trek TOS DVD Box Sets Forthcoming

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the shatner's-bassoon dept.

Sci-Fi 304

bluethundr writes "According to Trek Today: the diabolical Trek 'powers that be' have come up with yet another way to separate the hapless trekkie from his hard earned cash. The Original Series is being re-released as a Box Set. Reportedly, the sets should feature enough extras to make (they hope) the die-hard pony-up against their better judgement. They have an image of the box set on the R2 Project. One interesting aspect of this release is that the Region 2 release will package all original season eps in order of original air-date! One also has to wonder why in the world they are still refusing to offer the The Animated Series on DVD, forcing one to buy the bootlegs if you want to get your hands on a copy. VHS only, as far as official release goes. TAS featured most of the original cast, many of the original writers. What's more, is that one episode was penned by another author you may have heard of in which he mingled concepts of his own distinct mythology with that of trek-lore." Update: 05/06 14:54 GMT by S : Phrase by original submitter removed - apologies, I was completely unaware of etymology.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071811)

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Who was that weird orange alien in TAS? (3, Funny)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071819)

Why didn't they have Sulu at the helm?

Re:Who was that weird orange alien in TAS? (-1, Troll)

10 Speed (519184) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071895)

sulu ???? [jackazz.nl] I'm not sure...

Re:Who was that weird orange alien in TAS? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071938)

dont click the link - it is a 'ass' site and definitly not work safe...

Re:Who was that weird orange alien in TAS? (5, Informative)

Hatta (162192) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071909)

They did have Sulu at the helm. The orange guy just filled in for him when Sulu was on an away mission.

BTW, TAS is available on bittorrent. Get the .torrent at Digital Distractions [digitaldistractions.org] . Crappy encodes, but it's better than giving money to a bootlegger.

Re:Who was that weird orange alien in TAS? (2, Informative)

InvaderSkooge (615857) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072027)

They kept Sulu at the helm, the orange guy replaced Chekhov. See? [startrekanimated.com]

Surely there is a god! (1)

arcite (661011) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072046)

and he must be vulcan! .... or ferengi.

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Box sets have been availible for a while (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071828)

From "peoplesprimary" DVD bootleggers. [peoplesprimary.com]
Not legit obviously, but the quality is decent and the price is right.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071921)

I've already placed my order, thanks for the heads up.

Re:Box sets have been availible for a while (2)

Tarq666 (545095) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071979)

Don't click the above link. Oh to have mod points right now. Typical AC behaviour.

HENRY FORD: THE INTERNATIONAL JEW - CHAPTER 7 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071829)

Chapter 7.
HOW THE JEWS USE POWER

Two organizations, both of which are as notable for their concealment as for their power, are the New York Kehillah and the American Jewish Committee. The Kehillah is the most potent factor in the political life of New York; it is the organization which today wields so large an influence on the rest of the world, which consciously issues a program which on one side is pro-Jewish and on the other anti-Gentile. It is the central group, the inner government, whose ruling is law and whose act is the official expression of Jewish purpose. It offers a real and complete instance of a government within a government in the midst of America's largest and politically most powerful city, and it also constitutes the machine through which pro-Jewish and anti-Gentile propaganda is operated and Jewish pressure brought to bear against certain American ideas. That is to say, the Jewish government of New York constitutes the essential part of the Jewish Government of the United States.

The word "Kehillah" has the same meaning as "Kahal," which signifies "community," "assembly" or government. It represents the Jewish form of Government in dispersion. In the Babylonian captivity, in Eastern Europe today, the Kahal is the power and protectorate to which the faithful Jew looks for government and justice. The New York Kehillah is the largest and most powerful union of Jews in the world, the center of Jewish world power has been transferred to that city. what is the meaning of the heavy migration of Jews all over the world toward New York in recent decades. It is to them what Rome is to the Catholic and what Mecca is to the Moslem.

The Kehillah is a perfect answer to the deceptive statement that the Jews are so divided among themselves as to render a concert of action impossible. That is one of the statements made for Gentile consumption. All experience shows, even to the most casual observer of Jewish activities, that the capitalist and the bolshevik, the rabbi and the union leader are all united under the flag of Judah. Touch the conservative capitalist who is a Jew, and the red communist who is also a Jew will spring to his defense. It may be that sometimes they love each other less, but altogether they hate the non-Jew more, and that is their common bond. The Kehillah is an alliance, more offensive than defensive, against the "Gentiles."

It is a strange and impressive spectacle which the Kehillah presents, of a people of one racial origin, with a vivid belief in itself and its future, disregarding internal differences, to combine privately in a powerful organization for the racial, material and religious advancement of its own race, to the exclusion of all others.

The American Jewish Committee came into being in 1906. There had been a government investigation into the "White Slave Traffic," the result of which was a direct set of public opinion into channels uncomplimentary to the Jews, and a defensive movement was begun. The Kehillah organized protests against the statement by General Bingham, then police commissioner of the City of New York, that 50 per cent of the crime in the metropolis was committed by Jews. Very soon afterward, General Bingham disappeared from public life, and a national magazine of power and influence which had embarked on a series of articles setting forth the government's finding in the White Slave investigation was forced to discontinue after printing the first article.

The Kehillah has mapped out New York just as the American Jewish Committee has mapped the United States, and practically every Jew belongs to one or more lodges, secret societies, unions, orders, committees and federations. The list is a prodigious one. The purposes interlace and the methods dovetail in such a manner as to bring every phase of American life not only under the watchful eye, but under the swift and powerful action of experienced compulsion upon public affairs.

At the meeting which organized the Kehillah a number of sentiments were expressed which are worthy of consideration today, Judah L. Magnes, then rabbi of Temple Emanu-el, chairman of the meeting, set forth the plan:

"A central organization like that of the Jewish community of New York City is necessary to create a Jewish public opinion," he said.

Rabbi Asher was loudly applauded when he said:

"American interests are one, Jewish interests are another thing."

The delegates at the first open meeting in 1906 represented 222 Jewish societies -- religious, political, industrial and communal. Just over a year later the number of Jewish organizations under the jurisdiction of the Kehillah aggregated 688, and in 1921 well over 1,000. When the aggressive program of the Kehillah to make New York a Jewish city, and through New York to make the United States a Jewish country, was announced some of the more conservative Jews of New York were timorous. They did not expect that the American people would stand for it. They thought the American people would immediately understand what was afoot and oppose it. There were others who doubted whether the same Kehillah authority could here be wielded over the Jews as was wielded in the old country ghettos. An official of the Kehillah wrote:

"There were those who doubted the ultimate success of this new venture in Jewish organization. They based their lack of belief on the fact that no governmental authority could possibly be secured; in other words, that the Kehillah of New York could not hope to wield the same power, based on governmental coercion, as the Kehillahs of the Old World."

There is much in this paragraph to indicate the status of the Kehillah in Jewish life. Add to this fact that all the Jews who entered America lived under the Kehillahs of the old world, whose power was based on coercion, and the situation is simple. Regimentation, the destruction of individual liberty which has risen to curse the world, is the basic principle of Jewish government of the Jews, by the Jews.

What else can happen when world government of the Gentiles by the Jews for the bankers becomes established?

However, the misgivings of some Jews were not justified. The Americans made no protest. The Kehillah went ahead with its campaign and America submitted. New York became Jewish. American life, American thought, and American politics, became Jewish-dominated in the decades that followed. But with it all, the Jews exhibit a sense of the insecurity of this usurpation of power. It does not belong to those who have seized it; it does not belong either by right of numbers, or by right of superior ability, or yet by right of a better use made of that power. They have taken power in America by audacity; they have taken it in such a way as to make resentment of it seem like an anti-racial movement -- and that is why they have held it as long as they have. That is the only way to explain the meekness of the Americans in this matter, and it also accounts for the sense of insecurity which even the Jews feel in the position they hold. The American is the slowest person in the world to act on any line that savors of racial or religious prejudice. This makes for a seeming aloofness from matters like the Jewish Question. This also leads uninformed public men to sign protests against. "anti-Semitism" which are really designed to be protests against the publication of Jewish facts. The foundation, organization and rapid success of the Kehillah in New York is an object lesson set in the sight of the world, as to what the Jew can do and will do when he exalts himself to the seat of rule.

As to the Kehillah being officially representative, it may be added that the Kehillah has in it representatives of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Eastern Council of Reform Rabbis, Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, Independent Order of B'rith Shalom, Independent Order of Free Sons of Israel, Independent Order of B'rith Abraham, Federation of American Zionists -- orthodox Jews, reform Jews, "apostate Jews," rich Jews, poor Jews, law-abiding Jews and red revolutionary Jews. At the 1918 Convention there were present: Jacob H. Schiff, banker; Louis Marshall, lawyer, president of the American Jewish Committee; Adolf S. Ochs, proprietor of the "New York Times"; Otto A. Rosalsky, judge of the General Sessions Court; Otto H. Kahn, of the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb and Company -- AND -- Benjamin Schlesinger, who had lately returned from Moscow where he had a conference with Lenin; Joseph Schlossberg, general secretary of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Marc Pine, also a recent consultant with the Bolshevik rulers of Russia; David Pinski; Joseph Barondess, labor leader. The high and the low were there; the first world war was closing, the Russian revolution had been won. Judge Mack, who headed the War Risk Insurance Bureau of the United States Government, and the little leader of the reddest group in the East End -- they all met in the Kehillah, as Jews. Adolph Ochs of the great "New York Times" together with the most feverish scribbler on a Yiddish weekly that calls for blood and violence, all of them of all classes, bound together in a solidarity which has been achieved by no other people so perfectly as by Judah. Banded together for the purpose of "protecting Jewish rights."*

EDITOR'S NOTE: *The Kehillah has now expanded its work and influence internationally in the powerful organization known as the World Jewish Congress.
THE JEWISH DEMAND FOR "RIGHTS" IN AFRICA

What rights have Americans that Jews in America do not possess? Against whom are the Jews organized and against what? What basis is there for the cry of "persecution"? None whatever, except the Jews' own consciousness that the course they are pursuing is due for a check. The Jews always know that. They are not in the stream of the world, and every little while the world finds out what Judah always knows. The program of the Kehillah was ostensibly to "assert Jewish rights." No Jewish rights have ever been interfered with in America. The expression was a euphemism for a campaign to interfere with non-Jewish rights.

The New York Kehillah is the pattern and parent Jewish community in the United States, the visible entourage of the Jewish government, the dynamo which motivates those "protests" and "mass meetings" which are frequently heralded throughout the country, and the arsenal of that kind of dark power which the Jewish leaders know so well how to use. It is the "whispering gallery," where the famous whispering drives are originated and set in motion and made to break in lying publicity over the country. The liaison between this center of Jewish power and the affairs of the people of the United States is made by the American Jewish Committee. The Committee and the Kehillah are practically identical as far as the national Jewish program is concerned. Through their foreign associations they are also identical as far as the world program is concerned.

The United States is divided into 12 parts by the American Jewish Committee and every State belongs to a district headed by the most powerful and representative Jews. The Committee represents the focusing point of the religious, racial, financial and political will of Jewry. It is also the executive committee of the New York Kehillah. New York Jewry is the dynamo of the national Jewish machinery. Its national instrument is the American Jewish Committee. Among its direct leaders and supporters today are the owners of powerful newspapers, officials in Federal, State and City administration, influential office holders on public boards and corporations, members of the judiciary and police departments, financiers and heads of banking houses, mercantile and manufacturing establishments, labor leaders and political party organizers of all colors.

There are certain announced purposes of these associations, and there are certain purposes which are not announced. The announced purposes may be read in printed pages; the purposes not announced may be read in the records of attempted acts and achieved results. To keep the record straight let us look first at the announced purposes of the American Jewish Committee, then of the Kehillah; next at the line which binds the two together; and then at the real purposes as they are to be construed from a long list of attempts and achievements. The American Jewish Committee, officially organized in 1906, announced itself as incorporated for the following purposes:

1. To prevent the infraction of the civil and religious rights of the Jews in any part of the world.
2. To render all lawful assistance and to take appropriate remedial action in the event of threatened or actual invasion or restriction of such rights, or of unfavorable discrimination with respect thereto.
3. To secure for Jews equality of economic, social and educational opportunities.
4. To alleviate the consequences of persecution wherever they may occur, and to afford relief from calamities affecting the Jews.

It is an exclusively Jewish program. The Charter of the Kehillah empowered it, among other things, to establish an educational bureau, to adjust differences between Jewish residents or organizations by arbitration or by means of boards of mediation or conciliation; while the Constitution announces the purpose to be:

"To further the cause of Judaism in New York City and to represent the Jews in this city with respect to all local matters of Jewish interest."

Where the American Jewish Committee and the Kehillah join forces is shown as follows:

Committee was a national organization, the Jewish Community (Kehillah), of New York City, if combined with it, would have a voice in shaping the policy of Jewry throughout the land. It is expressly understood that the American Jewish Committee shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all questions of a national or International character affecting the Jews generally."

It will be seen, therefore, that the Kehillah and the American Jewish Committee are one. The capital of the United States, in Jewish affairs, is New York. Perhaps that may throw a sidelight on the efforts which are constantly made to exalt New York as the spring and source of all the thoughts of the day. (Editor's Note: and now the seat of the United Nations system of world government!) New York, the Jewish capital of the United States} has been made the financial center, the art center, the political center of the country. But its art is oriental sensuousness, its politics those of a Judaized Tammany. It is the home of anti-American propaganda, of pro-Jewish hysteria, a mad confusion of mind that now passes all over the world as the true picture of America.

The doctrine with which so large a mass as the citizens of America have been inoculated is making havoc with the whole American program today. It is "broadening" America out of all semblance to its distinctive self and blurring out of recognition those determining ideals and ideas on which American institutions were based.

"JEWISH RIGHTS" CLASH WITH AMERICAN RIGHTS

This study of the Jewish Question in the United States is not based upon religious differences. The religious element does not enter except when it is injected by the Jews themselves; they persistently inject it in three ways: First, in their allegation that any study of the Jews is "religious persecution"; second, by their own records of what their activities in the United States consist of; third, by the impression which is very misleading if not corrected, that the Jews are the Old Testament people. The Jews are not the Old Testament people and the Old Testament can be found among them only with difficulty. They are a Talmudical people who have preferred the volumes of rabbinical speculation to the words of the ancient prophets.

In this series of articles we have set aside every nonJewish statement on this religious question, and have accepted only that which proceeds from recognized Jewish sources. It has been most illuminating, in studying the proceedings of the New York Kehillah and the American Jewish Committee, and their affiliated organizations, as represented by their activities throughout the country, to find how large a part of these activities have a religious bearing, as being directly and combatively anti-Christian.

That is to say, when the Jews set forth in the public charters and constitutions of their organizations that their only purpose is to "protect Jewish rights," and when the public asks what are these "Jewish rights" which need protection in this free country, the answer can be found only in the actions which the Jews take to secure that "protection."

Thus interpreted, "Jewish rights" seem to be summed up in the "right" to banish everything from their sight and hearing that suggests Christianity or its Founder. It is just there, from the Jewish side, that religious intolerance makes its appearance.
ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANITY

Previous to the formation of the Kehillah and the Jewish Committee, this sort of attack on the rights of Americans was sporadic, but since 1906 it has increased in number and insistence. Under cover of the ideal of Liberty we have given the Jews liberty to attack Liberty. What America has been tolerating is intolerance itself. Let us look rapidly down the years and see one phase of that attack. It is the attack upon Christianity. Here are a few items from the record. They are recorded over a period of years following the rise of Jewish power in America:

1899-1900. The Jews attempt to have the word "Christian" removed from the Bill of Rights of the State of Virginia.

1906-1907. The Jews of Oklahoma petition the Constitutional Convention protesting that the acknowledgment of Christ in the new State constitution then being formulated would be repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.

The Jews force "The Merchant of Venice" to be dropped from public schools in Texas, Ohio.

1907-1908. Widespread demand by the Jews for the complete secularization of the public institutions of this country, as a part of the demand of the Jews for their constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Justice Brewer's statement that this is a Christian country widely controverted by Jewish rabbis and publications.

Jews agitate in many cities against Bible reading. Christmas celebrations or carols in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, St. Paul and New York met with strong Jewish opposition.

1908-1909. Protests made to Governor of Arkansas against "Christological expressions" employed by him in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation.

Professor Gotthard Deutsch protests against "Christological prayers" at the high school graduating exercises at Cincinnati.

Jewish community in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania defeats resolutions providing daily Bible reading in schools.

Local Council of Jewish Women of Baltimore petitions school board to prohibit Christmas exercises.

Boycotts were instituted in New York against merchants who opened on Saturday.

Special efforts at this period to introduce the idea of the Jewish Sabbath into public business. Jews refused to sit as jurors in court, thus postponing cases.

1909-1910. On demand of the Jews, the school board of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, votes to discontinue the recitation of the Lord's Prayer in the school.

In Newark, New Jersey, the rabbis ask the night schools to discontinue Friday evening sessions, because the Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday.

The work of introducing the idea of Jewish national holidays into public life especially active.

1910-1911. An attempt to have Hebrew officially recognized was frustrated by Supreme Court Judge Goff.

Chicago Jews have election date changed because the official date fell on the last day of the Passover.

Jews oppose Bible reading and singing of hymns in Detroit schools.

Rabbis force Hartford, Connecticut, school board to drop "The Merchant of Venice" from reading list.

New York Kehillah does two contradictory things; favors bill to permit Jews to do all kinds of business on Sunday, and pledges itself to co-operate in the strict enforcement of the Sunday laws.

1911-1912. Jews in Passaic, New Jersey, petition school board to eliminate Bible reading and all Christian songs from the schools.

At request of a rabbi, three principals of Roxbury, Mass., public schools agree to banish Christmas tree and omit all references to the season from their schools.

A Jewish delegate to the Ohio Constitutional Convention suggests that the Constitution be made to forbid Christian religious references in schools.

The Council of the University Settlement, at the request of the New York Kehillah, adopts this resolution: "That in the holiday celebrations held annually by the Kindergarten Association at the University Settlement every feature of any sectarian character, including Christmas trees, Christmas programs and Christmas songs, shall be eliminated."

1912-1913. Jews at Jackson, Tennessee, seek an injunction to prevent the reading of the Bible in City schools.

Annual Convention Independent Order B'nai B'rith at Nashville, Tennessee, adopts resolution against reading of the Bible and singing Christian songs in public schools.

Chicago Board of Education, scene of much Jewish agitation, approves recommendation of sub-committee to remove Christmas from the list of official public holidays in schools.

1913-1914. The energies of the Jewish powers were concentrated on the task of preventing the United States from changing the immigration laws in a manner to protect the country from undesirable aliens.

1914-1915. More Kehillah attempts to secure modification of the Sunday laws.

1915-1916. Jewish opposition to various movements towards making the schools free to use the Bible.

1916-1917. Jews busy carrying out an immense campaign against the "literacy clause" of the Immigration Bill.

On demand of the Jews the New Haven Connecticut, Board of Education prevents the reading of "The Merchant of Venice," and extends the prohibition to "Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare."

1918-1919. Provost Marshal Crowder, in charge of the Selective Draft U.S. Forces, had issued an order to all medical examiners, under direction of the Surgeon General, stating "The foreign-born, especially Jews, are more apt to malinger than the native-born." Louis Marshall, head of the American Jewish Committee, telegraphed demanding that the "further use of this form shall be at once discontinued." President Wilson ordered the excision of the paragraph.

The United States Shipping Board sent an advertisement to the "New York Times," calling for a file clerk and stating that a "Christian" was preferred -- by which is meant always a non-Jew -- the paper rejected it. Louis Marshall again went into action and protested to Bainbridge Colby, Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State, demanding "Not because of any desire for inflicting punishment, but for the sake of example and the establishment of a necessary precedent this offense should be followed by a dismissal from the public office of the offender, and the public should be informed the reason." Attention is called to the tone which the American Jewish Committee adopts when addressing high American officials in the name of Jewry. It is not to be duplicated in the addresses of any other representative of any other race or faith.

The Plattsburg Manual, published for officers in the United States officers' training camps, contained the statement that "the ideal officer is a Christian gentleman." The A J.C. at once protested against "Christological manifestations," and the Manual was changed to read "the ideal officer is a courteous gentleman."

The Anti-Defamation Committee claimed that 160 American cities had excluded "The Merchant of Venice" from the public schools.

1919-1920. The Kehillah was so successful in its campaign that it was possible for a Jewish advertiser in New York to say that he wanted only Jewish help, but it was not possible for a non-Jewish advertiser to state his nonJewish preference.

And so it goes on, year after year, right up to the present day. The incidents quoted are typical not occasional. They represent what is transpiring all the time in the United States as the Jews pursue their "rights." There is no interference with Jewish ways and manners. The Jew may use his own calendar, keep his own days, observe his own form of worship, live in his own ghetto, exist on a dietary principle all his own, slaughter his cattle in a manner which no one who knows about it can approve -- he can do all these things without molestation, without the slightest question of his right in them. But, the non-Jew is the "persecuted one." He must do everything the way the Jew wants it done; if not he is infringing on Jewish "rights."
THE CRY OF "ANTI-SEMITISM"

What people are now coming to see is that it is American rights that have been interfered with, and the interference has been made with the assistance of their own "broad-minded" tolerance. The Jews' interference with the religion of others, and the Jews' determination to wipe out of public life every sign of the predominant Christian character of the United States, is the only active form of religious intolerance in the country today. Not content with the fullest liberty to follow their own faith in peace and quietness, in a country where none dare make them afraid, the Jews declare -- we read it in their activities -- that every sight and sound of anything Christian is an invasion of their peace and quietness, and so they stamp it out wherever they can reach it through political means. To what lengths this spirit may run is shown in the prophecies of the Talmud, and in the "reforms" undertaken by the Communists of Russia and Eastern Europe.

That is not all; not content with their own liberty, not content with the "secularization," which means the deChristianization of all public institutions, the third step observable in Jewish activities is the actual exaltation of Judaism as a recognized and specially privileged system. The program is the now familiar one wherever the Jewish program is found: first, establishment; second, the destruction of all that is non-Jewish or anti-Jewish; third, exaltation of Judaism in all its phases.

Put the Lord's Prayer and certain Shakespeare plays out of the public schools, but put Jewish courts in the public buildings -- that is the way it works. Secularization is preparatory to Judaization. The New York Kehillah is an illustration of how it is done, and the American Jewish Committee is an illustration of the type of men who do it.

The work of the Kehillah is claimed to be "educational" by its defenders, on the few occasions when it is attacked. It is certainly that. The best educated members are those who come from the Eastern European ghettos where the Kehillah idea was fully understood and practiced and where Jewish -- community -- government exercised unrestricted sway. Whatever other phase of education the Kehillah may be interested in, it certainly stresses most the education to separateness. Dr. S. Benderley, director of the Bureau of Education, gave away the objects of the Kehillah "education" thus:

"The problem before us was to form a body of young Jews who should be on the one hand true Americans, a part of this Republic, with an intense interest in building up American ideals; and yet, on the other hand, be also Jews in love with the best of their own ideals, and not anxious merely to merge with the rest and disappear among them. That problem confronts Orthodox and Reform Jews alike. It is not merely a religious but a civic problem."

That is separatism and exclusiveness as an educational program, and its result cannot help being training in ideas of racial superiority and exclusivism.

It is the Jews' unceasing consciousness of the "Goy" that constitutes the disease of Judaism, this centuries-long tradition of separateness. There is no such thing as "antiSemitism." There is, however, much anti-Goyism. In all the countries of the world there is no anti-Arab sentiment of which anyone knows. None of the Semite people have been distinguished by the special dislike of any other people. There is no reason why anyone should dislike the Semites.

It is very strange, however, that the Semite people should be a unit in disliking the Jews. Palestine, which still only has a handful of Jews,* is peopled by Semites who so thoroughly dislike the Jews that serious complications are threatening the Zionist advances being made there. This surely is not anti-Semitism. Semites are not against Semites. They are at odds with Jews.

EDITOR'S NOTE: *The original was written in 1921 when the Jewish population of Palestine was still insignificant. In 1918 it was only about 4 per cent

When Aryan and Semite are kept conscious through many centuries that the Jew is another and superior race, and when it is known that neither Ayran nor Semite are touchy on the race question, what is the answer? Only this, that the whole substance of such a situation must be supplied by the Jews.

There is no such thing as anti-Semitism. There is only a very little and a very mild anti-Jewism.

But a study of Jewish publications, books, pamphlets, declarations, constitutions and charters, as well as a study of organized Jewish action in this and other countries, indicates that there is a tremendous amount of anti-Goyism, or anti-Gentilism.

It Should Be (-1, Flamebait)

dupper (470576) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071830)

Buried alive... Buried alive...

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!!

HOW THE HELL IS THIS "FLAMEBAIT"? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071884)

Fucking idiot slashmods, IT'S A JOKE!

Experience... (4, Insightful)

ArbiterOne (715233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071831)

Bought the Original Series on DVDs.... wasn't a very good value because you only got 2 episodes per $20 DVD. Maybe this'll be a better value, so... not as much ripping off of trekkies.

You ripped yourself off, bub (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071902)

YOU chose to buy 2 episodes for $20 (and you bought the ENTIRE series?), so don't complain to the supplier if you are willing to buy.

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9072104)

Aparently some Trekkies need to be reminded of free market principles: If it's too expensive, DON'T BUY IT!

Re:Experience... (1)

arctan1701 (635900) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072042)

if it's priced anything like the next generation boxed set was priced, i'm sure they will rip trekkers off just as much...

More info (0, Troll)

darlmcbride666 (777465) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071832)

here [eu.org] .

One word ... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071835)

That DVD box is fugly!

Go the Animated Series (3, Interesting)

JosKarith (757063) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071836)

I love it - it's great for using to confunse and annoy supposedly "hardcore" trekkies who get all their info out of magazines.
And no, I'm not a trekkie, I'm just an animation fan who shared a house with one a few years back.

Ah the cartoon I never knew... (1)

arcite (661011) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072108)

I stumbled upon afew of those animated eps. about year ago on um... kazza. Wow, they are pretty cool! Granted the plots are grossly condenced, but they do things in the cartoon that they could never have imagined to do in live action...at the time. I kind of see this series as a prelude to greater things. ie. TNG. Perhaps the best thing about the short lived series was that all the original cast voices were used for the characters. Spock can kick logical ass in any medium it seems.

Is anyone else fed up? (3, Insightful)

John Seminal (698722) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071843)

How many times will the studio release a DVD, only to come out with a better release, and another one. It is the same thing with all the Special Editions, followed by the Directors Edition. This is ridiculous. How many times do the Studios want us buying the same movie/show?

I know what I will do. I will wait until the boxed set is released, and then two weeks later I will call Paramount and tell them the disk with the special featurettes is not working, and ask for them to send me a replacement. I will then add that with my current TOS collection.

Or maybe I will put my old DVD's on sale on Ebay. Either way, this is a crooked way to conduct buisness.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (5, Insightful)

plumby (179557) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071858)

How many times will the studio release a DVD, only to come out with a better release, and another one. It is the same thing with all the Special Editions, followed by the Directors Edition

As many times as people will buy it.

How many times do the Studios want us buying the same movie/show?

As many as you can.

Either way, this is a crooked way to conduct buisness.

If people want to keep buying them, then the studios are right to keep selling them, surely? There's no law that makes people buy these things. If you think they are a rip-off, then don't buy them. If enough people think they are a rip-off, then the studios will stop doing it.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (3, Insightful)

Maestro4k (707634) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072138)

  • If people want to keep buying them, then the studios are right to keep selling them, surely? There's no law that makes people buy these things. If you think they are a rip-off, then don't buy them. If enough people think they are a rip-off, then the studios will stop doing it.
I agree with you, but what will probably happen is people are going to catch on and stop buying the first releases of movies. I know of several who refused to by The Two Towers since they knew they'd release the box set later. How this will affect studio sales is anyone's guess right now, but I doubt it'll fit into their plan. (Which obviously seems to be to get you to buy the same movie multiple times with a few extra goodies thrown in each time.) I don't agree with the grandparent that it's a crooked way to do business, but it's certainly very irritating and disrespectful of customers. While most people are just sheep when it comes to consumerism, even sheep notice if you keep kicking them over and over again and react eventually.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (1)

MikeHunt69 (695265) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071867)

yeah, thats why I offer to make free off-site backups for other people using bittorrent...

Oh come on.... (4, Insightful)

bludstone (103539) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071932)

If you dont like it, THEN DONT BUY IT.

Noone is holding a gun to your head, telling you to buy the new super-shiny version of the dvd. All that the studios are doing here is responding to CONSUMER DEMAND.

There are plenty of other evil things that these companies do. Harping on SE dvds simply isnt worthwhile.

This problem is solved very, very easily. Just. Dont. Buy. It.

Re:Oh come on.... (1)

radja (58949) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071977)

just download it. downloading is still legal in many countries.

Re:Oh come on.... (5, Funny)

0x0000 (140863) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072154)

> Noone is holding a gun to your head

In all fairness, we don't know that.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (3, Interesting)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072001)

Don't forget the prime directive of show business: "Always leave them wanting more".

IOW, you never give away everything, always hold something back for later.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (1)

16K Ram Pack (690082) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072096)

I read something about the various planned editions of Kill Bill.

There's no excuse any more. When DVD first came out, and you had flippers etc and studios just wanted to get films out, it was fine that later on when the storage level increased, that more extras got added.

In some ways, it's a case of buy what you are happy with. I don't as a rule buy discs without extras, because I know what's coming later. I skipped the 2-disc editions of LOTR because the 4-disc was coming. Likewise, I'll rent Kill Bill and wait a while before I get the full edition.

The best thing is to keep an eye in the right places - websites, newsgroups about what's coming.

Re:Is anyone else fed up? (1)

Sancho (17056) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072124)

I thought dual-layer was around from the beginning. I would assume that the reason DVDs came out without extras originally was because the movie studios were still feeling things out. They had no idea if this crazy DVD thing was really going to take off, and they didn't want to spend a whole lot of time preparing discs that were just going to sit around in a warehouse like an old Atari ET cartridge.
I mean, if you look at some of the original releases (even flippers), the quality is typically pretty poor. They didn't put a lot of effort into color correcting the films, restoring the high quality of the content. Nowadays, lousy video quality tends to be the exception rather than the rule.

Regions... (1, Interesting)

pubjames (468013) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071844)


I hate frickin' DVD "regions".

Several times I've wanted to rent an imported video from my local rental shop and I haven't been able to rent it because it won't play on my DVD.

Deliberately making a product that some people can't use! What the hell is that about!??

Re:Regions... (1)

unknown51a (741797) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071851)

It is to prevent people in other countries elling dvds to the masses for next to nothing before its official release. Lets hope they would do it with operating systems...i mean, then i would actually have to buy windows to do my college work!

Re:Regions... (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071945)

So, regions are implemented to restrict our right of first sale. Yep.

And what sort of college work requires windows? Linux has suited me fine through college and 2 years of grad school.

Re:Regions... (3, Informative)

John Seminal (698722) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071852)

Regions are not the problem, the problem is the differance between the PAL and NTSC formats. You could have a region free DVD player, but all those DVD's from eurpoe are PAL formatted, which means you need a PAL tv or a way to convert the PAL signal to NTSC. I heard the only way to play them is on a laptop because most laptops can display PAL.

Re:Regions... (2, Informative)

ArbiterOne (715233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071861)

Or, alternatively, one can just buy a multi-system TV. One that plays PAL and NTSC. I live overseas but have American tapes, etc. so I need multi-system all the time.

Re:Regions... (2, Interesting)

Nasarius (593729) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071870)

I've had absolutely no trouble playing Region 2/PAL DVDs on my American TV. Perhaps some televisions cannot display PAL properly...

Re:Regions... (4, Informative)

Dot.Com.CEO (624226) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071901)

PAL is higher resolution than NTSC so one of two things is happening:

1. Your TV is multisystem and correctly handles the PAL signal. AFAIK, you are in the minority

2. Your DVD handles the conversion from PAL to NTSC and what you see on your TV is a converted signal.

From conversations with American friends, I believe you have succeeded with a fluke where others have spent lots to have acceptable results.

Re:Regions... (3, Informative)

Eccles (932) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071970)

From conversations with American friends, I believe you have succeeded with a fluke where others have spent lots to have acceptable results.

Both my U.S.-purchased DVD players can be region-modded and can play PAL DVDs with NTSC output, and I paid $170 and $80 for them a year or more ago. It's not a fluke, it's smart shopping, although the DVD-CCA nazis may be making it harder these days.

All the cheap ones do it (1)

don.g (6394) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072146)

Our NZ$130 (~US$75) DVD player plays my NTSC Region 1 DVDs on our obstensibly PAL TV. I imagine that it's cheaper to make a DVD player that just works in all markets than having seperate NTSC and PAL versions. Besides, most newish TVs seem happy to sync to either PAL or NTSC signals :-)

Re:Regions... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9072049)

NTSC, or as CG Animators and serious graphic artists call it 'Never Twice the Same Color'.

From what I understand NTSC is a legacy of unmitigated shiteness and the only reason it still exists in the USA is due to old industry inertia.

Re:Regions... (3, Informative)

caffeineboy (44704) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071905)

Usually DVD players that can play multiple regions of DVD can also output in either PAL or NTSC and convert on the fly between the two formats. My current player (Sampo 611) does this, as did the previous player (Raite 750).

Check out the explanation of multi-region DVD players from amazon.co.uk [amazon.co.uk]

Why just a laptop? (2, Interesting)

benzapp (464105) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071876)

I simply don't see how a laptop would be unable to play such a DVD but a desktop would not..

Re:Why just a laptop? (1)

revolvement (742502) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071936)

I simply don't see how a laptop would be unable to play such a DVD but a desktop would not..


Shh, Jack Valenti might hear you!

Re:Regions... (2, Informative)

Zarhan (415465) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071942)

Regions are not the problem, the problem is the differance between the PAL and NTSC formats. You could have a region free DVD player, but all those DVD's from eurpoe are PAL formatted, which means you need a PAL tv or a way to convert the PAL signal to NTSC. I heard the only way to play them is on a laptop because most laptops can display PAL.

I live in Finland, which is a PAL country. These days I have a new multinorm widescreen TV.

However, before that, all I had was an old 21" 4:3 tube that had never heard of NTSC. Yet I could easily play R1/NTSC DVDs - without conversions.

How? Component signal format. The TV also accepted RGB (In the US, YPbPr is more common). PAL and NTSC color codings are both ways to transmit color information. If I use RGB, the information is in "raw" format that the TV understands anyway.

Only requirement is that the TV can sync to both 50 and 60 Hz signals. This is very common and not advertised too often - even old tubes from the 60's could do it.

Use component format whenever you can. The picture quality increases tremendously compared to composite (S-Video is a compromise, and you still need to worry about PAL/NTSC). this does not only apply to DVD players, but also game consoles and whatever else you are connecting to TV.

Re:Regions... (5, Insightful)

tarunthegreat2 (761545) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071971)

On the contrary, regions are a big problem, and they do NOT prevent piracy they BOOST piracy. Most TVs, DVD players, and Computers have the option to switch between NTSC and PAL (I'm writing to u from Asia, and we have that option, I'm sure American TVs/Computers do too. However, with this fucked up region system, here's what happens. LOTR fans in Asia would like to own the LOTR DVD. However, these LOTR fans are bracketed in Region 5 (I'm talking about the Indian Sub-Continent here).

Question: How many Hollywood movies were released in Region 5 this yr? The answer is FIVE, and LOTR was not one of them. So people in Asia have the choice of paying $20 for the DVD + $20 Shipping to Asia from America, to get a Region 1 DVD which their hacked DVD player will play...OR.... they could go down to the local bootlegger and get a pirated DVD/VideoCD.

Let's see what would happen in a non-region encoding situation:

LOTR DVD is released, simultaneously worldwide. Person in god-forsaken 3rd-world country has easy access to the legal, region-free DVD at local prices...

Re:Regions... (3, Interesting)

Chalybeous (728116) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072094)

Interestingly, I understand that an increasing number of DVDs of older shows are being released in a "region zero" (region-free) format.
My understanding of the rationale behind this is to cut the production costs on something which will sell, but not sell enough in some areas to make region coding worthwhile. When they're around 20 or so years old, there's not much to lose to piracy.
On the other hand, stopping the region-coding of movies might be bad for the cinema industry. Why? Well, take the movie Galaxy Quest. The UK theatrical release date was the same as the US DVD release date. Given the prevalence of international sales via, say, eBay and Amazon, I can imagine people being tempted to buy a DVD and sell it if they don't like it, or buy a secondhand one.

That said, IMHO movies like LotR wouldn't be hurt due to simultaneous releases, unless they take more than a year to get out to the most remote cinemas in some parts of the world.

So, the long and short? My 2c is that region encoding is good for the industry in some cases (and also means they don't have to squeeze every language soundtrack or subtitle onto the same disc), but is also detrimental to the industry - if, for example, ST:TOS had been released in region-free format originally, Paramount would have easily at least doubled, if not tripled, their sales. (I don't intend to buy it now. The profile says recovering ex-Trekkie, and not only do I not want to waste the money on that stuff, but that packaging is hideous.)

Re:Regions... (1)

16K Ram Pack (690082) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072119)

LOTR DVD is released, simultaneously worldwide. Person in god-forsaken 3rd-world country has easy access to the legal, region-free DVD at local prices...

And conversely, people in 1st-world countries get DVDs at 3rd world prices, which they import.

That's what regions are there for, to ensure that pricing differentials could be maintained, as well as release dates.

Here in the UK, anyone with half a brain has a multi-region player. There are so many films which are US-only or released first in the US, that it's silly not to.

Re:Regions... (1)

The Wicked Priest (632846) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072070)

I have yet to buy a DVD player that wasn't able to convert PAL to NTSC, or vice versa, on the fly. Granted, they mostly don't do a great job of it, but it's watchable. And heck, even unconverted PAL is watchable on my NTSC TV -- it comes out stretched, monochrome and a little flickery, but I can see what's going on.

So yes, regions ARE the problem. Fortunately, region-free players, and hacks to make players region-free, are widely available. Check out rpc1.org for a start.

SOLLY CHOLLY (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071845)

Fscking racist.

Re:SOLLY CHOLLY (0, Offtopic)

kahei (466208) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072003)


How is that a troll? Looks like a plain old statement. Could be considered offtopic, I guess, but then what was the cartoon Chinese accent doing in the article in the first place?

Re:SOLLY CHOLLY (3, Insightful)

Chess_the_cat (653159) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072079)

Not a troll. Re-read the submitter's post again.

Parallell (sp?) (5, Interesting)

ArbiterOne (715233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071847)

The boxed sets of LOTR are probably making tons of money... perhaps that's why these people decided to recapitalize on a decades-old series.
Not that it's bad or anything!
Wait until this (and LOTR) goes gold, platinum, super-platinum collector's edition with Enterprise scale model, etc.
Then they release The Hobbit/TAS, and the cycle begins again.

Re:Parallell (sp?) (2, Interesting)

AliasTheRoot (171859) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071982)

In my local music/video/dvd emporium the collectors editions with the free granite statue of gollum and the special edition of two towers cost less than the special edition of two towers.

why? because the store is sick of carrying a bunch of stock that takes up half of their storeroom and noone buys. I did buy the collectors edition the other day, took the dvd out and threw the rest of the packaging in the bin.

Great I hope Shatner does commentery (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071849)

"In this scene ... I ... was ... motivated ... by ... the ... "

Or Chekov, or Scotty... (5, Funny)

Wacky_Wookie (683151) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072137)

Chekov:
"In sis seen I vas mota-waited by the large wessel looming..."

Scotty:
"..but we could'na finnish the seen, as we just did'na have the film!"

Wow, I really must be showing my youth... (2, Interesting)

revolvement (742502) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071850)

...But I do not remember an Animated Trek series at all. Could someone explain more about it?

Re:Wow, I really must be showing my youth... (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071906)

You can be forgiven for being too young to know what it is, it was shown in the early-mid '70s after all.
Here is the imdb entry [imdb.com]

Re:Wow, I really must be showing my youth... (1)

revolvement (742502) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071929)

It looks like it'd be a really interesting animated series, what with them having the original cast doing voiceovers and whatnot. It's a shame they're not re-releasing it as well.

Re:Wow, I really must be showing my youth... (2, Informative)

Maestro4k (707634) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072126)

It was basically the same as the original series, most of the same cast, with the actual TOS cast doing the voices. Some of the stories were able to be a bit more out-there since the animated medium allowed for doing things it would have been difficult (or impossible) to do on TV at the time.

It's not too surprising you don't remember it, I was a kid when it was airing, and I never saw it. From what I've gathered over the years it didn't see really wide-spread distribution viewing-area-wise. I found out about it first in the 90's myself. You can find it online in newsgroups, on torrent sites and P2P. If you like Star Trek I'd recommend you hunt down an episode or two to watch to see what you think about it.

more money fleeced from TOS fans (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071853)

"it's a scam Jim, but not as we know it"

Re:more money fleeced from TOS fans (0)

sweet cunny muffin (771671) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072048)

How is it a scam to offer a product for sale?

Re:more money fleeced from TOS fans (1)

nharmon (97591) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072083)

Damnit muffin, I'm a doctor, not cashier

Solly cholly. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071886)

You what?

TAS DVD (3, Funny)

farnerup (608326) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071890)

One also has to wonder why in the world they are still refusing to offer the The Animated Series on DVD,

Actually, they wanted to, but apparently it violates some treaty [unhchr.ch]

Only losers watch star trek (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071893)

seriously i have never met a cool person who watches star trek. just losers, and people who don't fit in with normal people. virgins too.

mod this up "informative."

Thanks for telling me what to mod this! (2, Funny)

King_of_Prussia (741355) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071903)

I was planning to mod it as -1 Flamebait, but your closing argument convinced me otherwise!

MOD PARENT UP! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071973)

nt

Re:Only losers watch star trek (-1, Flamebait)

genrader (563784) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071981)

Apparently you're just a moron who can't comprehend Star Trek, therefore you diss it. It's as simple as that. If you actually didn't like it, I would suspect you just might happen to have a better, more intelligent sounding response, but I think it's actually above your grade level :)

Solly Cholly??? (3, Insightful)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071908)

What kind of racist crap is this? It shouldn't be in a /. article, for one thing. Bad taste. VERY BAD TASTE.

Re:Solly Cholly??? (2, Interesting)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071916)

I'm waiting for this to be modded down and trampled under the other posts, but you have to admit, if they put "Uhh yessa massa!" It'd be a different story.

Re:Solly Cholly??? (0)

kahei (466208) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072060)


Yeah, it'd be a story about Jar Jar Binks.

*trampled to death under a stampede of negative moderations*

Re:Solly Cholly??? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071923)

What kind of racist crap is this? It shouldn't be in a /. article, for one thing. Bad taste. VERY BAD TASTE.

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Re:Solly Cholly??? (5, Informative)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071926)

Re:Solly Cholly??? (1, Offtopic)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071991)

I mailed cmdrtaco and simonkier to change the article description WITH EDIT, and we'll see if it actually happens.

Re:Solly Cholly??? (5, Funny)

jdcook (96434) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071978)

"What kind of racist crap is this? It shouldn't be in a /. article, for one thing. Bad taste. VERY BAD TASTE."

How the fuck did this get modded troll? "Solly Cholly" *IS* racist crap. It *SHOULDN'T* be in /. Or if it's now acceptable, can we expect the "Gay Nigger" trolls to get on the front page?

Re:Solly Cholly??? (0, Offtopic)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071984)

THANK YOU for realizing what I was saying and shooting down the "Troll" mod. If you read at -1, there are others who were modded down as well.

Re:Solly Cholly??? (0, Offtopic)

Azghoul (25786) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072145)

I shocked hardly anyone else has commented on it. I'm basically a live-and-let-live kind of guy, don't care too much if you call me names, but even I noticed that as just plain strange...

For those of you unware (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9071913)

Of the Star Trek animated series, here is the IMBD entry [imdb.com]

TV (0)

AliasTheRoot (171859) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071967)

They cycle the various series constantly on TV, if you have a mind to collect them you can get 3-4 various episodes a day on video tape. Why the hell do you want to spend god knows how much on a DVD collection? if you wanted to keep it for posterity videotape the bloody things.

Re:TV (1)

Detritus (11846) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072044)

The problem with the episodes shown on TV is that they are usually edited to stuff in more commercials. Like commercial radio, the number of minutes devoted to advertising in an hour of TV has slowly grown over the years. That means that they have to hack out scenes to fit in the additional commercials.

'solly cholly'? (-1, Redundant)

kahei (466208) | more than 10 years ago | (#9071997)

wtf is 'solly cholly'? is that supposed to be an imitation of a chinese accent or something? if so, wtf possessed the idiots who let it appear up there?

Re:'solly cholly'? (-1, Flamebait)

Fooknut (73366) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072019)

Ahhhh gotta love people who are just looking to get pissed off. :)
How about you assume the worst instead of giving people the benefit of the doubt... ohh, heh, my bad, thats what you just did.

Star Trek TOS (1, Funny)

The Grassy Knoll (112931) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072033)

"TOSS", it's spelt "TOSS"

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Must ... buy ... DVD ... box set (1)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072051)

OK, this is a must have.
All the episodes, nicely packaged and if current trends hold, should be reasonably priced.

Reading some of the other posters comments, it looks like there's some agony about re-releases of DVD's.
I've only been buying DVD's for three years now, but from day 1, I always held off for the SE/Box set. If you're big into a given movie or series you'll have less frustration, plus you usually get more bang for the buck. Sure, you have to wait, but when you pick up things like the Alien Quadrillogy (9 DVD Box set) or the Indiana Jones Trillogy for ~70$ US, you definitely see the advantages.

"Mingled concepts"? Worse than that (4, Informative)

The Wicked Priest (632846) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072052)

He took "The Soft Weapon" and rewrote it with Trek characters. But he couldn't even be bothered to change the Kzinti to Klingons, which would've been the logical mapping from Known Space to Trek. Frankly, I think it's disgraceful that he took money for this hack job (and I say that as a big Niven fan).

I actually argued about this with someone online once. He brought up Kzinti in a Trek context, based on that episode. I said they had no place in the Trek universe. But he insisted that since it was in TAS, it was canon.

OK, call me a fanboy, but this isn't a troll. I'm glad to see somebody else remembers this, anyway.

Re:"Mingled concepts"? Worse than that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9072151)

They're also in various of the games, and they've shown up in several of the commercial books. They're not "canon", but neither are the "Horta as helmsman" stories with Ensign Naraht, referred to by the Romulans as "Ensign Rock", by Diane Duane, and those were absolutely wonderful.

The Kzin make the *Klingons* look loke girly-girl barbarians....

My idea... (1)

billmaly (212308) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072069)

Once the last dollar has been sucked out of the ST enterprise (HAR!) and they decide to stop making new shoes....make the uberboxset of ST. The original series, the movies, TNG, DS9, Voyager, the whold schmeer, kit and caboodle. If it's been filmed, drawn, animated, videoed, if it's been part of the ST universe, slap that sucker onto a whole stack of DVD's, put it all in one gimungous box and sell that sucka as the whole frickin' Star Trek experience...all in one giant shot.

Call Carl in Marketing.....we've got a live one here!!!!

Re:My idea... (1)

billmaly (212308) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072080)

Er...I mean shows...not shoes...damn fat fingers!

It's about time (2, Interesting)

thpdg (519053) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072078)

Finally, an affordable release of TOS. The original release was paired episodes on DVD for about $30. That is a very high price point. Coming from a monthly by-mail subscription, it was a good deal, but these box sets should bring it down even further.
I have the $700 tied up in the TNG sets ($100 * 7 years) and I never regret it. It's a complete collection, that no one can ever take away. Paired up with the "Companion" CD containing all of the TV commercial spots, it is the complete TNG series.

Trogdor (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9072087)

Trogdor comes in the niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

Original text of the /. headline, for posterity (0, Redundant)

Sancho (17056) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072106)

Since it's BOUND to be edited for the racist remark....
Hey, I don't agree with the racism, but I like archival, too. What a quandry.

Star Trek TOS DVD Box Sets Forthcoming

Posted by simoniker on Thursday May 06, @06:36AM
from the shatner's-bassoon dept.
bluethundr writes "According to Trek Today: the diabolical Trek 'powers that be' have come up with yet another way to separate the hapless trekkie from his hard earned cash. The Original Series is being re-released as a Box Set. Reportedly, the sets should feature enough extras to make (they hope) the die-hard pony-up against their better judgement. They have an image of the box set on the R2 Project. One interesting aspect of this release is that the Region 2 release will package all original season eps in order of original air-date! One also has to wonder why in the world they are still refusing to offer the The Animated Series on DVD, forcing one to buy the bootlegs if you want to get your hands on a copy. Solly cholly. VHS only, as far as official release goes. TAS featured most of the original cast, many of the original writers. What's more, is that one episode was penned by another author you may have heard of in which he mingled concepts of his own distinct mythology with that of trek-lore."

Re:Original text of the /. headline, for posterity (0)

skermit (451840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072111)

I emailed the editors to change the headline WITH EDIT. I don't ever believe in the deletion of comments and/or opinions, just clarifications.

Re:Original text of the /. headline, for posterity (0, Offtopic)

Sancho (17056) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072149)

Hopefully they will edit and post an apology, but I've seen such things flat out removed before...simply as though they hadn't happened at all.

Re:Original text of the /. headline, for posterity (0)

jeff13 (255285) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072133)

Well I'm not surprised by a racist Trekker. Have you seen Enterprise? It's one of the most racist shows on TV. So when I see 'Solly cholly' I can't but think this is normal for unthinking geeks with no idea.

TAS was published on LD (2, Informative)

Zobeid (314469) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072109)

The animated Star Trek series was published as a boxed set of six laserdiscs. "The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek", LV 60754-6, from Paramount Home Video.

Yes, I have the discs. No, I don't have a working LD player at the moment. Is anybody even making new ones anymore?

The distinction of the animated series that amuses me most is the appearance in six episodes of Lieutenant M'Ress serving as the communications officer.

Animated STAR TREK - Lt. M'Ress [danhausertrek.com]

A Google search will show that M'Ress is remembered surprisingly well among fans, for such an obscure character after such a long time passed without ever being seen again.

It's a cheat (1)

jeff13 (255285) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072118)

Look...
Paramount has been pushing out horrible DVDs of all the Trek movies. The 'directors cut' of the original movie with new FX? CRAP! So bad the director will not comment on it. A revamping of Trek 5? No says Paramount, tell Shatner to shut up. etc.

All the while, a perfectly good and far cheaper set of TOS (TOS means "The Original Show") DVDs have been around. Remastered with all scenes restored. A fantastic collectors item. Well, can't let people have a good thing! E Gads! SO I bet these will be lost from shelves just like everything else. Since these were a good deal I guess I had to be punished? Sheesh! What am I? A mench? ;p

Seems Paramount needs to make money somehow since all thier new Star Trek is nothing more than the worst crap on TV.

Message to Paramount and the rest of the so called 'entertainment complex'. You have cheated me for far too long. Now, I have a Net connection and I intend to use it.

Buy FIRELY DVDS! WooooHooooooooooo!!! :D

Slightly OT but another cool box set just released (0, Offtopic)

transporter (733324) | more than 10 years ago | (#9072152)

is Kung Fu The Complete First Season [amazon.com] . I ordered mine and got it in yesterday, watching the orginal 90 minute pilot last night. For 30.00, shipping and all, it was worth it.

Also, I don't have a link for it, but there is a petition to get the Duckman series on DVD (you probably find it with a google in a couple of mintutes). I signed it and look forward to it coming out on DVD...

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