Give Dad the Ultimate Gift for Father’s Day – STAR TREK

By Shannon Gosney
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May 20, 2009
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I’ve never really watched STAR TREK – then again, I did grow up in a house full of girls. My husband, however, grew up watching it and loved it. He knew all about Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and their crew on the Starship Enterprise. Once I watched the show, I started to understand a little more.

If you are looking for the ultimate gift for Father’s Day, you’re just in time! On May 12th, some awesome DVDs were released, including: “THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES,” “THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION,” and the “STAR TREK MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY.” The dad (or man) in your life will go nuts over this fabulous gift!
“THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES” was released on May 12th by Paramount Home Entertainment. On this DVD, you’ll find four of the best episodes of the original series. Episodes include “The City on the Edge of Forever,” “The Trouble with Tribbles,” “Balance of Terror,” and “Amok Time.” In the Original Series, Captain Kirk (played by a young William Shatner), Mr. Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy), and their crew aboard the Starship Enterprise explore new and strange worlds, seeking out new lifeforms and “going where no man has gone before.” You’ll love this digitally remastered film with brilliant picture quality and enhanced special effects. It’s the perfect introduction to anyone who’s never experienced Star Trek before!

THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Pricing: $14.99 US/ $15.99 CAN
Catalog #: 140634
Runtime: 3 Hrs., 35 Min.
U.S. Rating: Not Rated
Canadian Rating: G
“THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” was released on May 12th by Paramount Home Entertainment. You won’t want to miss out on the only syndicates series to ever receive an Emmy nomination for Best Dramatic Series – “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.” TV Guide call it “one of the greatest television show of all time.” “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” is set in the future – the 24th century – where we follow the crew of Enterprise-D. We watch as Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) and Commander William T. Riker explore new worlds and discover new life forms. The DVD includes four favorite episodes – “The Best of Both Worlds (Part I),” “The Best of Both Worlds (Part II),” “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” and “The Measure of a Man.”

THE BEST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Pricing: $14.99 US/ $15.99 CAN
Catalog #: 140644
Runtime: 3 Hrs., 1 Min.
U.S. Rating: Not Rated
Canadian Rating: PG

Paramount Home Entertainment also released “STAR TREK: MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY” and “STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION” on May 12th, 2009 on both DVD and Blu Ray.
The “STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION” is sure to be a hit amongst Star Trek fans and anyone looking for a good science fiction collection. The Collection includes the first six “STAR TREK” movies, which are digitally remastered in high definition with new 7.1 Dolby True HD audio. “STAR TREK II THE WRATH OF KHANHAS” has been fully restored! There are over 14 hours of special features, including 2 1/2 hours packed full of all-new material you won’t want to miss! If that’s not enough, the Collection also includes a bonus disc entitled “STAR TREK: THE CAPTAIN’S SUMMIT,” which features a 70-minute long “round table discussion” with William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, and Jonathan Frakes, where they will share candid moments and intimates details about life on the set of STAR TREK. The Collection is available on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
• New Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
• The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (HD)
• Special Star Trek Reunion (HD)
• Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind V’ger (HD)
• Deleted Scenes
• Storyboards
• Trailers & TV Spots
• Library Computer (BD Exclusive)
• BD Live: Star Trek I.Q.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
• Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer
• New Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto
• James Horner: Composing Genesis (HD)
• A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban (HD)
• Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics (HD)
• Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (HD)
• Captain’s Log
• Designing Khan
• Original interviews with DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban
• Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek I: The Wrath of Khan
• The Star Trek Universe: A Novel Approach
• Storyboards
• Theatrical trailer
• Library Computer (BD Exclusive)
• BD Live: Star Trek I.Q.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
• Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis
• Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
• Library Computer
• Captain’s Log
• Terraforming and the Prime Directive
• Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek (HD)
• Spock: The Early Years (HD)
• Space Docks and Birds of Prey
• Speaking Klingon
• Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
• Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame (HD)
• Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer
• Photo Galleries
• Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
• Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
• New Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
• Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments (HD)
• The Three-Picture Saga (HD)
• Star Trek for a Cause (HD)
• Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe (HD)
• Future’s Past: A Look Back
• On Location
• Dailies Deconstruction
• Below-the-Line: Sound Design
• Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
• The Language of Whales
• A Vulcan Primer
• Kirk’s Women
• From Outer Space to the Ocean
• The Bird of Prey
• Original interviews with Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and DeForest Kelley
• Roddenberry Scrapbook
• Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
• Production Gallery
• Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailer (HD)
• Library Computer (BD Exclusive)
• BD Live: Star Trek I.Q.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
• Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
• New Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
• Star Trek Honors NASA (HD)
• Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan (HD)
• Starfleet Academy: Nimbus III (HD)
• Harve Bennett’s Pitch to the Sales Team
• The Journey: A Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
• Makeup Tests
• Pre-Visualization Models
• Rockman in the Raw
• Star Trek V press conference
• Herman Zimmerman: A Tribute
• Original Interview: William Shatner
• Cosmic Thoughts
• That Klingon Couple
• A Green Future?
• Deleted Scenes
• Production Gallery
• Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailers (HD)
• TV Spots
• Library Computer (BD Exclusive)
• BD Live: Star Trek I.Q.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
• Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn
• New Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr
• Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman (HD)
• To Be Or Not To Be: Klingons and Shakespeare (HD)
• Starfleet Academy: Praxis (HD)
• The Perils of Peacemaking
• Stories from Star Trek VI:
o It Started with a Story
o Prejudice
o Director Nicholas Meyer
o Shakespeare & General Chang
o Bring it to Life
o Farewell & Goodbye
• Conversations with Nicholas Meyer
• Klingons: Conjuring the Legend
• Federation Operatives
• Penny’s Toy Box
• Together Again
• DeForest Kelley: A Tribute
• Original cast interviews
• Production Gallery
• Storyboards
• 1991 Convention Presentation by Nicholas Meyer
• Trailers
• Library Computer (BD Exclusive)
• BD Live: Star Trek I.Q.

Bonus Disc:
• Star Trek: The Captains’ Summit (HD)
Paramount Home Entertainment released the “STAR TREK MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY” on DVD and Blu-ray on May 12th, 2009. This is a must-see, including a 3 part adventure starring the original crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise! Watch as they sacrifice their lives, ship, and freedom to save the universe from destruction! The Trilogy includes “STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN,” “STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK,” and “STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME.” You get all of these great movies in one box set! Plus, the movies have been digitally remastered in high definition with new 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio for the Blu-ray release. You’ll also find special features on each disc, including exclusive BD-Live Content.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
• Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto
• James Horner: Composing Genesis
• Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics
• A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
• Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
• Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
• Industrial Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek
• Spock: The Early Years
• Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame
• Starfleet Academy: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
• Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
• Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments
• The Three-Picture Saga
• Star Trek for a Cause
• Starfleet Academy: The Whale Probe
The deal gets even sweeter with an Exclusive Offer! If you purchase “STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION,” “STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY,” or “STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES COLLECTION” at Best Buy, you can get a Klingon Bird-of-Prey Scene It Movie Token! Available while supplies last!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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