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Star Trek: Next Generation: Jean-Luc Picard Collection [Import]
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Was Jean-Luc Picard the best Star Trek captain to helm the Enterprise? Go back to "The Next Generation" and find out - with the Picard Collection, featuring seven of the best "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard: The Big Goodbye, Sarek, Family, The Drumhead, Darmok, The Inner Light, Tapestry. Also includes "From Here to Infinity": a documentary of space exploration hosted by Patrick Stewart.
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Included on this DVD are the episodes:
The Big Goodbye
The Inner Light
Combined they not only provide a well rounded study of Picard but show off the heights to which TNG sailed. Anyone who is a fan of the show who didn't get the complete series on DVD or would like to be introduced to TNG should pick up this DVD collection.
If you are a non-collector that just wants a "best of" series then sets like this are fine.
For example,there maybe fans that don't want to buy the largely mediocre first season of Star Trek:The Next Generation,but do want the Peabody Award winning episode "The Big Goodbye" from that season which is on this set. If that is the case,then this set is ideal for them.
In fact,one of the things that has been neglected by studios is that "best of" sets would be a good idea for fans of TV shows that don't want all of the episodes. I think that would be a very good thing.
"Best of" sets do have their place for fans that don't want to waste money on bad Trek episodes like "The Way To Eden,Angel One,Q-Less,Bride Of Chaotica" and other stinkers from the various Star Trek shows. I could make a bigger list of the bad episodes,but this review would take up too many pages.
Wouldn't it be nice if fans could buy the best episodes on any television series on one DVD set? I think that would be a great idea that would be embraced by some buyers.
This set also has a non-Trek documentary narrated by Patrick Stewart called "From Here To Infinity" which makes a nice extra.
In any case; there are a number of great episodes packaged together at a REASONABLE price. One hopes this will be the tip of the iceberg for these collections. My FAVORITE Episode is The Drumhead; very timely given the time of its release around the "Whitewater" investigations. The final 5 minutes of the episode is absolutely outstanding with a moral so strongly and convincingly explained. I only have to look to my office or church to see this same danger is always "waiting" for the "right atomosphere to florish". That episode alone is worth the price of the disc.
I watch the other episodes and they are also terrific. The episode where the Captain feels his past was nothing to be proud of ... and he get to see the effects of not taking risks and playing it safe would have had on his life. Really hard to watch episode, perhaps because it hits home to close. Like so many, life has beaten me into not drawing attention.
Star Trek fans a wonder value, and great choice of episodes (they did not mix in any bad ones along side the good ones).
As for the bonus 'From Here to Infinity' documentary show (narrated by ol' chrome-dome himself) that's to be included with this set: I've seen it, and found it a bit of a bore. Stewart narrates without any of the emotion or character he put into his most famous pop-culture icon. And it didn't help that the script he was reciting contained few cosmological factoids that I found even remotely interesting. Oh well-- there's always the Discovery and Learning Channels if I wanna see some truly interesting space docs...
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Whichever side one finds himself on is - in the words of the Borg - "futile." The selection here is well-balanced, featuring exemplary acting by all concerned and the chance to know the mind and the personality of one Jean-Luc Picard, well-played by Patrick Stewart.
Fan favorites "The Inner Light," "Sarek," and "Darmok" are included, along with the superbly acted/told "Family" and "The Drumhead."
Only does "Tapestry" fall a little short, as a stand alone installment or even one featuring recurring character "Q" (John de Lancie).
The extra, a rather lackluster documentary ("From Here to Infinity: The Ultimate Voyage")with Stewart as host could have been jettisoned in favor of another episode centered around the captain of the Enterprise NCC 1701-D.
Despite what the name suggest, these episodes don't entirely focus on Picard. There are some great Worf, Wesley, and Data moments to be had as well!
I really, really, hope that Paramount decides to release more DVD sets like this to the public. I would love to see a Data, Quark, Doctor (VGR), or even Phlox DVDs released. Please hear my request Paramount!!
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