ONLY $829.50 USD ... LOL
ONLY $829.50 USD ... LOL
|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 Â£449.99 RRP, this could be the largest and most expensive commercial DVD box set released to date.|
|The Borg MegaCube|
The Complete Star Trek: Next Generation Seasons
Captainâ€™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 crewâ€™s struggles against one of mankindâ€™s greatest threats â€“ The Borg â€“ 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 â€˜Q â€“ Whoâ€™ and the Cyborgs have since become the single greatest threat facing the Federationâ€¦â€¦
In â€˜The Best of Both Worldsâ€™, 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 â€˜Locutus of Borgâ€™ 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 â€˜I-Borgâ€™, 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.
â€˜Descentâ€™ 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 Â£449.99 from major DVD retailers.
Live Long and Prosper
The Story of the Borg Ship
At the time of the filming of â€˜Q-Whoâ€™, 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, â€˜Encounter At Farpointâ€™ 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 â€“ 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 â€˜Q-Whoâ€™ 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 Americaâ€™s favourite TNG episodes, according to a recent poll - â€˜The Best of Both Worldsâ€™ and â€˜Yesterdayâ€™s Enterprise.â€™ Episode Guide to â€˜The Best of Both Worldsâ€™ - The evil Borg capture Picard in an attempt to conquer the human race. Episode Guide to â€˜Yesterdayâ€™s Enterpriseâ€™- 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 â€˜Best of Both Worldsâ€™ as well as â€˜Redemptionâ€™, which sees the Worfâ€™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 Americaâ€™s top 5 episodes, as voted for in a recent poll â€“ â€˜The Inner Lightâ€™ (voted number 3) and I-Borg (voted number 5) starring Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, the injured Borg. Episode Guide to â€˜The Inner Lightâ€™ - After a mysterious accident, Picard awakes up living the life of another person on a faraway planet. Episode Guide to â€˜I-Borgâ€™ - Picard and the crew suffer from conflicting emotions when the Enterprise rescues a critically-injured Borg.
Season Six includes the episode â€˜Descentâ€™ 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 â€˜All Good Thingsâ€™, the series cliffhanger which was voted as Americaâ€™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