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ONLY $829.50 USD ... LOL


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Paramount have just sent us full details of their November 3rd release of The Borg Megacube. This set will include every single episode from all seven seasons of the highly acclaimed Sci Fi TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Containing no less than 48 DVDs and boasting a £449.99 RRP, this could be the largest and most expensive commercial DVD box set released to date.
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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
 

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It's what, $2 cheaper than getting the individual seasons and you get that sweet clock!
 

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That is some SERIOUS BS!!!



Now I have to go sell all my seasons on eBay....


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Why not write to them and ask them if you can have an empty cube to put yours in? This discs and cases are going to be the same.
 

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I wonder if they have a cube big enough for me to put my 7 seasons of LD's into? That's what I would call assimilation...
 

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.....Oh, the marketing ploys Paramount goes through just to release yet another outtake on Star Trek: The Next Generation....!!!! How low can one go ???

Next, perhaps we can expect to get special edition DVD packages with titles such as "The Trials and Tribulations of Being Data", or how about "Commander RYker's SexuaL Fantasies", or "Those Nasty Ferengis and Their Comeuppance", or "Diana's Box of Freudian Delights", or "Lt. Worf's Guide to the Klingon's Kama Sutra" or "Captain Jean-Luc Picard Tales of Magnificence", etc, etc, etc, ...ad nauseum !!!!

Paramount should just learn to rest on its past "glories", leave us to enjoy the original series on DVD as well as "Deep Space 9", concentrate on the upcoming release of "Star Trek: Voyager" series on DVD and find ways to improve their current Star Trek: Enterprise" TV series, whose ratings have fallen to rather low levels of viewership, according to TV GUIDE !!!

....Oh, and last but not least, let's not forget their movie franchise : was

"Star Trek: Nemesis" the last one to be expected, due to its low box-office receipts, or not ??? Will Patrick Stewart accept a cut from his reported 10 million dollars demand to appear on that movie, or not ??? Stay tuned .....
 

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Personally, I'd be a lot happier if they'd LOWER THE FREAKING PRICE! I won't buy a single one at ~$100 a pop. $70 is my threshold for any single season DVD (and I don't consider every show to be worth even that). I'd like to have the X-Files DVDs, as well, but, again, not when I can buy two other series DVDs for the same amount. For now, I'll watch them on TV.


I got NYPD Blue, Alias, The Shield, 24, and several others for less than $60 apiece. Are you telling me Star Trek, after all this time, still needs that much money from us to make back what was spent on the show? The only series I have that was over $70 is the Band of Brothers miniseries that cost $80. However, I'm sure everyone here would agree that one is a great value at almost any price. Star Trek and the X-Files don't come close to that kind of quality or storytelling.
 

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The UK price is aprox £340, if that figure is correct.

Which would mean it's 20, 30% cheaper to buy all of them at once instead of the singles.
 

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$800 is hilarious
How many quatloons is that?


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I won't buy a single one at ~$100 a pop. $70 is my threshold for any single season DVD (and I don't consider every show to be worth even that).
Network - If it will make you feel better, don't think of them as $100+ per season. Just think of it as $60/season, $200 for the clock, and $200 for the cool Borg cube box. That way, it won't be beyond your price threshold! :D :D :D :D
 

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Hey- if they're sellign at that price, God Bless them and God Bless capitalism. Seriously, don't ***** because they release a new collectors box/ whatnot. If you feel the need to sell your perfectly good series sets to get the cube, then that's your issue. Personally, I wouldn't spend my money on ST at all.
 

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You know, I just realized, this is priced to be a collector's item, not a normal item. Really, all 7 seasons without all the fanciness ought to cost about $500. They're just milking STTNG for all its worth.


You know what would be really cool is if they made widescreen anamorphic versions. I wonder if that were possible. The A.R. of normal 35mm film is better than 4x3, so wider shots may exist. Then I might pay money to see that. :)
 

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I don't know, but if they were smart they'd have converted it FROM the film-source (24p) to PAL with the simple 4% speed-up, since PAL has higher resolution.
 

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Ah at that price they should put all the seasons of Next Generation/Deep Space Nine and Voyager in that cube, plus a Life Size Blow up doll of 7 of Nine, Naked of course ;)


Way too fricking expensive. I have 5 seasons, why in the hell would I want that... Maybe if it were recorded in HD it might be worth it.
 

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Not sure where everyone is getting their math from but it's pretty far off.

The MSRP on the set is £450.99 which currently is about $747.25 USD. The Amazon UK sell price is £338.23 and that's only $561.65 USD. Not a fantastic deal but not bad at about $80 a season, slightly cheaper than the best online price currently.

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srgilbert: Now that is getting better, plus if that is MSRP pricing there will be places discounting it.
 

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srgilbert: Now that is getting better, plus if that is MSRP pricing there will be places discounting it.
But, as I mentioned before, there are no current plans to release a R1 version of this set.


This is obviously NOT meant to replace the individual season sets. They are probably the same exact discs just reboxed. Maybe it's just a way to unload the less popular season (can we say S1 and S2?)! I might consider a R1 if they offer it for a decent price, but I haven't sprung for any of the individual sets yet either.


I'd be far more interested in a "megaset" of the original series myself, but I'm sure if I got the Next Gen set, I'd be watching it non-stop for months! :)
 
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