In three weeks the new Star Trek: Alternate Realities DVD Fan Collective gets released. The set gives you 20 episodes of Trek’s ‘alternate’ lives and universes, coming from all five series. It also contains an offer for a free Geordi action figure, and today TrekMovie is the first to reveal what that figure looks like.
One of the episodes in the new DVD set is Voyager’s "Timeless" which was directed by Next Gen’s LeVar Burton. Burton also appeared in the episode in an alernate future timeline as ‘Captain Geordi LaForge’ and this is what the figure is based on. This figure will only be available via the DVD promotion and only costs you the shipping and handling ($7.50). See the DVD insert below for more details.
Captain Geordi LaForge
Here is the trailer for "Timeless" which shows Geordi briefly, plus a shot from the episode.
Captain LaForge in VOY’s "Timeless"
The "Timeless" Geordi LaForge action figure is not the first promotional figure available home video. In October of 1997, an exclusive version of the Playmates Toys Worf action figure from "All Good Things" was included with the VHS set "Worf: Return to Grace." The June 2006 DVD set of the "Q Fan Collective" featured an offer for a mail away DST Jean Luc Picard from "Tapestry" action figure. The Worf VHS box set often commands $40 at online auction or from secondary markets because of the inclusion of the toy.
Past home video toy promos
(pics startrektoysonline.com and trektoy.com)
The Star Trek: Alternate Realities DVD Fan Collective contains 20 ‘alternate reality’ episodes from the Trek franchise, or four from each of the five Star Trek series. See below for a full disk by disk breakdown.
Disc One: Mirror Universe
- Mirror, Mirror -The Original Series*
- Crossover – Deep Space Nine
- Through The Looking Glass – Deep Space Nine
- Shattered Mirror – Deep Space Nine
- Mirror Universe Part 1 featurette
Disc Two: Mirror Universe & Parallel Dimensions
- In A Mirror Darkly (Part 1) – Enterprise
- In A Mirror Darkly (Part 2) – Enterprise
- Mirror Universe Part 2 featurette
- The Alternative Factor – The Original Series*
- Parallels – The Next Generation
- Parallel Dimensions featurette
Disc Three: Twisted Realities
- The Enemy Within -The Original Series*
- Turnabout Intruder -The Original Series*
- Frame of Mind – The Next Generation
- Shattered – Voyager
- Twisted Realities featurette
Disc Four: Alternate Lives
- Yesterday’s Enterprise – The Next Generation
- The Inner Light – The Next Generation
- The Visitor – Deep Space Nine
- Before And After – Voyager
- Alternate Lives Part 1 featurette
Disc Five: Alternate Lives
- Timeless – Voyager
- Course: Oblivion – Voyager
- E2 – Enterprise
- Twilight – Enterprise
- Alternate Lives Part 2 featurette
* remastered version
Available for $26.49
Amazon now has the collective available for pre-order at $26.49, which is not bad for 20 episodes plus special features and an action figure. Also the past previous five ‘fan collectives’ are available as a box set now for $131.99.
Season One of TOSR now only $79.99 + All Three Seasons For $199.99
In cased you missed our last report,
CBS Paramount has more than cut in half the retail price for the HD DVD / DVD hybrid Remastered Star Trek The Original Series Season One set. The set is now has a retail price of $89.99 (which is more in line with the DVD-only Seasons Two and Three), and the Amazon price is now only $79.99 (or about 50% less than it was before the price drop). So now buying all three seasons of TOSR indivdually will cost you a bit over $200, or you can pick up the Three Season Pack in November for $199.99.
Three Season Pack