Paramount postpones Tuesday release of Star Trek DVD, elements missing.

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  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    http://www.canada.com/national/nati....html?id=339f9155-e4c0-4ff0-8b60-7aeda616a23a

    John Mckay
    Canadian Press


    Monday, September 06, 2004

    Gene Roddenberry, left, William Shatner, seated, DeForest Kelley,
    centre, and Leonard Nimoy, right, pose in 1978. (AP/ho)

    (CP) - In a move that could cost the studio a small fortune, Paramount
    is recalling all retail copies of its two-disc DVD release of Star
    Trek: Generations (Collector's Edition) because the discs do not
    contain a couple of trailers the box art promises. The set was to go
    on sale Tuesday, but a Paramount spokesperson says the re-release -
    with an added sticker advising the elements are missing - could take a
    month or two.

    Generations is the 1994 transition entry in the big-screen series, the
    one where Capt. Kirk passes the torch to Capt. Picard and gets to fade
    away in all of his inter-galactic glory. The creators of the seventh
    instalment in the series had to bend some of the rules of time and
    space to ensure William Shatner's Kirk ended up in the same plotline
    as successor Picard, even though it is 78 years later. The plot
    involves the crew of the Enterprise encountering a ribbon of energy
    called the Nexus (the Deus Ex Machina that hurtles Kirk ahead in time
    by eight decades). This temporal Nexus has the dangerous property of
    making dreams come true and of rendering time meaningless, and also
    the potential to be used as a secret weapon that could wipe out
    millions. Naturally, this makes it coveted by the evil Klingons. And
    by the way, who knew female Klingon warriors - as homely as they are -
    had such impressive cleavage?

    It's as good an entry in the series as any, even without its epic
    generational implications. There's also that amusing sub-plot in which
    Data has a special emotion chip implanted, giving him, at-long-last,
    exposure to human feelings. Quelle disaster!

    Even minus the trailers, the second disc has some fascinating
    elements, including scene deconstruction, a look at the F/X, of
    course, a tribute to Matt Jefferies, who created the original
    Enterprise design, and even a peek into the Picard family album, which
    Jean-Luc cherishes and waves around in several scenes in the feature.


    Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) (Paramount) - The owners
    of the franchise are only too well aware of the needs of the Trekker
    culture (which is why they are taking such a drastic step with the
    Generations discs). Although all original episodes of the series have
    already been released on DVD, last week they released the first of
    three boxed sets of the three 1960s seasons, a move that will save
    collectors a lot of shelf space. This first one is not only packaged
    in a cool plastic casing, it has a separate feature disc that includes
    the documentary Birth of a Legend. It tells how Desilu shot two pilots
    for the series, one with Shatner and the legendary original, in
    black-and-white, with Jeffrey Hunter. We also learn about Shatner's
    life since his demise in Star Trek: Generations, including days spent
    on the horse-breeding farm he shares with his new wife.


    Soul Plane (MGM) - If the Wayans Bros. had made Airplane, this is
    probably what it would look like - a machine-gun patter of sight gags
    and bad jokes, most of them based on African American stereotypes that
    only African Americans could get away with. After successfully suing a
    careless airline that killed his dog, our hero is awarded $100 million
    with which he sets up his own all-black airline (NWA Air). Naturally,
    the jumbo plane, both inside and out, is decked out in bootylicious
    decor, with microskirted hostesses (who serve Popeye's Chicken and
    Colt 45 malt liquor) and even a strip bar and casino on the upper
    deck.








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    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    Allan, Sep 6, 2004
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  2. Allan

    Rob Mac Guest

    I got mine today.....
    Watching it now....

    "Allan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >

    http://www.canada.com/national/nati....html?id=339f9155-e4c0-4ff0-8b60-7aeda616a23a
    >
    > John Mckay
    > Canadian Press
    >
    >
    > Monday, September 06, 2004
    >
    > Gene Roddenberry, left, William Shatner, seated, DeForest Kelley,
    > centre, and Leonard Nimoy, right, pose in 1978. (AP/ho)
    >
    > (CP) - In a move that could cost the studio a small fortune, Paramount
    > is recalling all retail copies of its two-disc DVD release of Star
    > Trek: Generations (Collector's Edition) because the discs do not
    > contain a couple of trailers the box art promises. The set was to go
    > on sale Tuesday, but a Paramount spokesperson says the re-release -
    > with an added sticker advising the elements are missing - could take a
    > month or two.
    >
    > Generations is the 1994 transition entry in the big-screen series, the
    > one where Capt. Kirk passes the torch to Capt. Picard and gets to fade
    > away in all of his inter-galactic glory. The creators of the seventh
    > instalment in the series had to bend some of the rules of time and
    > space to ensure William Shatner's Kirk ended up in the same plotline
    > as successor Picard, even though it is 78 years later. The plot
    > involves the crew of the Enterprise encountering a ribbon of energy
    > called the Nexus (the Deus Ex Machina that hurtles Kirk ahead in time
    > by eight decades). This temporal Nexus has the dangerous property of
    > making dreams come true and of rendering time meaningless, and also
    > the potential to be used as a secret weapon that could wipe out
    > millions. Naturally, this makes it coveted by the evil Klingons. And
    > by the way, who knew female Klingon warriors - as homely as they are -
    > had such impressive cleavage?
    >
    > It's as good an entry in the series as any, even without its epic
    > generational implications. There's also that amusing sub-plot in which
    > Data has a special emotion chip implanted, giving him, at-long-last,
    > exposure to human feelings. Quelle disaster!
    >
    > Even minus the trailers, the second disc has some fascinating
    > elements, including scene deconstruction, a look at the F/X, of
    > course, a tribute to Matt Jefferies, who created the original
    > Enterprise design, and even a peek into the Picard family album, which
    > Jean-Luc cherishes and waves around in several scenes in the feature.
    >
    >
    > Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) (Paramount) - The owners
    > of the franchise are only too well aware of the needs of the Trekker
    > culture (which is why they are taking such a drastic step with the
    > Generations discs). Although all original episodes of the series have
    > already been released on DVD, last week they released the first of
    > three boxed sets of the three 1960s seasons, a move that will save
    > collectors a lot of shelf space. This first one is not only packaged
    > in a cool plastic casing, it has a separate feature disc that includes
    > the documentary Birth of a Legend. It tells how Desilu shot two pilots
    > for the series, one with Shatner and the legendary original, in
    > black-and-white, with Jeffrey Hunter. We also learn about Shatner's
    > life since his demise in Star Trek: Generations, including days spent
    > on the horse-breeding farm he shares with his new wife.
    >
    >
    > Soul Plane (MGM) - If the Wayans Bros. had made Airplane, this is
    > probably what it would look like - a machine-gun patter of sight gags
    > and bad jokes, most of them based on African American stereotypes that
    > only African Americans could get away with. After successfully suing a
    > careless airline that killed his dog, our hero is awarded $100 million
    > with which he sets up his own all-black airline (NWA Air). Naturally,
    > the jumbo plane, both inside and out, is decked out in bootylicious
    > decor, with microskirted hostesses (who serve Popeye's Chicken and
    > Colt 45 malt liquor) and even a strip bar and casino on the upper
    > deck.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    > because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable

    from
    > -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free

    time."
    > - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    Rob Mac, Sep 7, 2004
    #2
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  3. "Allan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >

    http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/artslife/story.html?id=339f
    9155-e4c0-4ff0-8b60-7aeda616a23a
    >
    > John Mckay
    > Canadian Press
    >
    >
    > Monday, September 06, 2004
    >
    > Gene Roddenberry, left, William Shatner, seated, DeForest Kelley,
    > centre, and Leonard Nimoy, right, pose in 1978. (AP/ho)
    >
    > (CP) - In a move that could cost the studio a small fortune, Paramount
    > is recalling all retail copies of its two-disc DVD release of Star
    > Trek: Generations (Collector's Edition) because the discs do not
    > contain a couple of trailers the box art promises. The set was to go
    > on sale Tuesday, but a Paramount spokesperson says the re-release -
    > with an added sticker advising the elements are missing - could take a
    > month or two.
    >
    > Generations is the 1994 transition entry in the big-screen series, the
    > one where Capt. Kirk passes the torch to Capt. Picard and gets to fade
    > away in all of his inter-galactic glory. The creators of the seventh
    > instalment in the series had to bend some of the rules of time and
    > space to ensure William Shatner's Kirk ended up in the same plotline
    > as successor Picard, even though it is 78 years later. The plot
    > involves the crew of the Enterprise encountering a ribbon of energy
    > called the Nexus (the Deus Ex Machina that hurtles Kirk ahead in time
    > by eight decades). This temporal Nexus has the dangerous property of
    > making dreams come true and of rendering time meaningless, and also
    > the potential to be used as a secret weapon that could wipe out
    > millions. Naturally, this makes it coveted by the evil Klingons. And
    > by the way, who knew female Klingon warriors - as homely as they are -
    > had such impressive cleavage?
    >
    > It's as good an entry in the series as any, even without its epic
    > generational implications. There's also that amusing sub-plot in which
    > Data has a special emotion chip implanted, giving him, at-long-last,
    > exposure to human feelings. Quelle disaster!
    >
    > Even minus the trailers, the second disc has some fascinating
    > elements, including scene deconstruction, a look at the F/X, of
    > course, a tribute to Matt Jefferies, who created the original
    > Enterprise design, and even a peek into the Picard family album, which
    > Jean-Luc cherishes and waves around in several scenes in the feature.
    >
    >
    > Star Trek: The Original Series (Season One) (Paramount) - The owners
    > of the franchise are only too well aware of the needs of the Trekker
    > culture (which is why they are taking such a drastic step with the
    > Generations discs). Although all original episodes of the series have
    > already been released on DVD, last week they released the first of
    > three boxed sets of the three 1960s seasons, a move that will save
    > collectors a lot of shelf space. This first one is not only packaged
    > in a cool plastic casing, it has a separate feature disc that includes
    > the documentary Birth of a Legend. It tells how Desilu shot two pilots
    > for the series, one with Shatner and the legendary original, in
    > black-and-white, with Jeffrey Hunter. We also learn about Shatner's
    > life since his demise in Star Trek: Generations, including days spent
    > on the horse-breeding farm he shares with his new wife.
    >
    >
    > Soul Plane (MGM) - If the Wayans Bros. had made Airplane, this is
    > probably what it would look like - a machine-gun patter of sight gags
    > and bad jokes, most of them based on African American stereotypes that
    > only African Americans could get away with. After successfully suing a
    > careless airline that killed his dog, our hero is awarded $100 million
    > with which he sets up his own all-black airline (NWA Air). Naturally,
    > the jumbo plane, both inside and out, is decked out in bootylicious
    > decor, with microskirted hostesses (who serve Popeye's Chicken and
    > Colt 45 malt liquor) and even a strip bar and casino on the upper
    > deck.
    >


    It wasn't the Nexus that the Klingons wanted. It was the tri-lithium weapon
    used to destroy the stars.

    Ian.
     
    Electric Fan Club, Sep 9, 2004
    #3
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