DVD REVIEW: Star Trek Fan Collectives
|Time Travel Borg Paramount |
Collectives •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••
The idea behind these Collectives is imaginative, the execution less inspired. The transfers seem merely to have been poured over from the full-season sets, so whereas the later shows still look excellent, the earlier ones still look anywhere from very good to just adequate. The sound remains quite good, with more specific surround-channel action in more recent shows. The exception to all this is the original series: though a little dirty, it has sharp, richly colored images and fun Dolby Digital 5.1 remixes that stress those instantly recognizable sound effects. As for extras, there's only a handful of text and audio commentaries and nothing at all on the overall themes. A roundtable discussion on the Borg would have been welcome, as would a featurette or two on time travel. Both: assorted soundtracks and aspect ratios; four dual-layer discs each.