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TNG Season 5 and Unification on Blu-ray Press Release

There are now a few more details of the Season 5 and Unification single-disc Blu-ray releases thanks to a new press release from CBS Home Entertainment today. Season 5’s special features include a new season 5 documentary titled “Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry on the show. Also exciting for fans of TNG’s music is the newest roundtable discussion documentary: “In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation” which features TNG composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway.

Both are due out in the US next month, November 19th to be exact. See the full details after the break.

 

STAR TREK:

THE NEXT GENERATION

THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY & UNIFICATION BLU-RAY

Packed With Exclusive, Must-Watch Special Features, New Collections Also Include Episodes With Leonard Nimoy as Spock

The latest high-definition collections of the iconic series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY arrive November 19 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Packed with newly produced special features, the collections also include some of the most acclaimed episodes of the series, including Leonard Nimoy’s guest appearance in the celebrated, two-part episode “Unification.”

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION — THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY

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Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON.  Featuring some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the season includes Paul Winfield’s guest appearance as Dathon and Ashley Judd’s debut performance in beloved episode, “Darmok.” The set also includes the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in “Cause and Effect,” and “The Inner Light,” the critically acclaimed episode that garnered the series its first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s most notable names, deleted scenes and a gag reel, the high-definition collection includes the newly produced featurette, “Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry, which took place halfway through the season, had on the show as well as the production family. The tribute to the late creator includes key cast and crewmembers sharing their favorite memories of working with Roddenberry and bidding farewell to the Great Bird of the Galaxy.

The collection also includes the exclusive featurette, “In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Jeff Bond, author of The Music of Star Trek, moderates the conversation between the show’s composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway as the group discusses the challenges for writing each episode’s original score, working with a live orchestra and the team’s creative approach to scoring the series. The featurette also shares stories from behind some of the most beloved musical cues including the legendary Ressikan flute melody from “The Inner Light.” STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY features all 26 episodes of the fifth season, remastered into stunning, crowd-pleasing high-definition.

 

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION — UNIFICATION BLU-RAY

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY is a feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series’ fifth season. Over 25 million viewers tuned into the original airing of the episode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) venture on a heroic mission in an attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans.

Along with audio commentary and an exclusive deleted scene, the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY includes the exclusive documentary, “From One Generation to the Next.” This newly produced special featurette takes fans behind the scenes at the making of the classic two-part episode and the introduction of Spock to the 24th century saga of the hit series.

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(The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt
October 15, 2013 5:46 pm

This info leaves me hoping that there is an as-yet unannounced audio commentary for “Unification”. I’m not holding my breath for Nimoy to do it or anything, but I love listening to commentaries.

BatlethInTheGroin
October 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Ugh. I can’t believe they’re not including this:

“The Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition”

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Star_Trek_Logs:_An_MTV_Big_Picture_Special_Edition

It’s a mini-episode set during season five, starring Marina Sirtis as Troi.

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Unification in a way is a great metaphor on the entire Berman era in Star Trek — great potential and good acting, but boring stories and amateurish execution.

You watch Unification, with Nimoy, Leonard, and Patrick Stewart, and you want so bad for this to be great and awesome, but it’s just lame and boring.

Sebastian
October 15, 2013 9:23 pm

I plan on buying “Unification.”
Mark Lenard’s swan song as Sarek in part 1 was powerful and moving. And I’m also very curious what the deleted scene is as well.

I don’t quite have the money (nor incentive) to buy all the TNG seasons in HD (I already have TOS-R; that’s enough), I do enjoy getting some random episodes here and there (“Next Level”, “Best of Both Worlds”).

I’m content with a snack now and then, but not the whole buffet….

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 15, 2013 10:38 pm

@4. Amazing that you can be so negative of STID, but, with a straight face, claim that Unification is great Star Trek.

That is just not credible, dude. Unification is just boring and inept Star Trek. They wasted Nimoy, and sent out Leonard in a depressing “Shatner – Generations” type of unnecessary way….and they didn’t even get Nimoy and Leonard on screen together — I still have not forgiven Berman for that dumb-ass move.

I am to Smurfy
October 15, 2013 10:53 pm

I am definately intrigued by the deleted scene on the Unification disc.

Jay Sherman
October 16, 2013 12:02 am

@5

Prepare to be even more amazed. I think Unification is dull, but STID is awful in its own special way. Dull or dumb, take your pick, they’re both a couple of wasted hours —- that could’ve been great.

TUP
October 16, 2013 2:52 am

STID is far from awful. I have been critical of it but anyone who claims it is awful is a simply troll. No debate even worth having. No credibility to that claim whatsoever.

I do find it interesting, the comparison between STID and Unification though. I hadnt thought of that before but its there. Much like Berman didnt really “get Trek” even as the main producer, Orci et al dont really get it either.

BatlethInTheGroin
October 16, 2013 5:53 am

#5: It’s not “credible” to like “Unification?” Get over yourself, dude. A LOT of people like “Unification.” That you don’t in no way makes the opinion non-credible.

Niall Johnson
October 16, 2013 5:55 am

@2, probably couldn’t secure the rights from MTV. They may also have had to pay Paramount as well.

Worgel
October 16, 2013 6:30 am

Series probably should have ended after season 5. Well maybe if all the best eps from season 6 and 7 were put into a shortened season 6, then that would be okay too. Lets face it, there were quite a few boring to bad episodes produced in seasons 6 and 7.
Otherwise pretty good series overall.
Will purchase when price drops about 40%.
If that ever happens. LOL!

The Gorn Identity
October 16, 2013 6:54 am

Wow. I like “Unification” AND “Into Darkness”. I DON’T like infighting.

windelkin
October 16, 2013 8:28 am

If I remember correctly, MTV and CBS had the same parent company(Viacom?) and this is probably why it was on MTV at the time. I can’t imagine a conflict over copyrights being the reason for not including it.

ME!!
October 16, 2013 8:53 am

What happened to the polls on this site? That was part of the fun of coming here.

ME!!
October 16, 2013 9:04 am

Bizarre.

I like Unification and thought it was a nice surprise. It’s one of my favorite TNG episodes. Is it perfect? No. Is it all I wanted in a Spock appearance on TNG? No, but I like it anyway. It’s well done and FAR better than what Shatner got in Generations.

Someone likening Spock’s appearance in this to Kirk’s in Generations…what ARE you thinking? Spock, at the end, discovers through a mindmeld, that his father loved him dearly. It was a beautiful moment. Kirk, on the other hand, died a meaningless death that had nothing to do with what he was “brought back” from the Nexus for. Had he been in the captain’s chair, even temporarily, and died defending the TNG crew & the Enterprise it would have been great, but falling to his death because of a metal bridge collapsing (and looking suspiciously like it was made of rubber, moving entirely too much whenever Kirk moved) is sadly pathetic and Berman & co. should be ashamed.

Disinvited
October 16, 2013 9:51 am

#11. windelkin – October 16, 2013

No, in 2005 when we talk about the Paramount/CBS split it was actually a VIACOM/Paramount split with old Paramount being renamed CBS with its motion picture holdings being transferred to a new Paramount dubbed motion picture wing of VIACOM. Neither new CBS nor the old CBS that was part of old Paramount is a part of VIACOM. Now VIACOM and CBS are both held by Redstone’s holding company, but he purposely split the two the way he did in the firm belief that setting the two competitively against one another was the best way to use the animosity of his two execs for each other in their desire to head a motion picture/television/entertainment empire, to generate more profits for him.

Danpaine
October 16, 2013 9:57 am

At the time I recall enjoying Unification when it aired, but found it pretty dry. Like others said, a missed opportunity to really blow the roof off the house with a great Spock/Picard story. Great, it was not. Today, I doubt I’d re-watch it, unless lying around in front of one of those BBC channel Next Gen marathons (which have so many commercials it’s barely worth it).

Generations? STID? Both those topics were talked-out ad nauseam here a long time ago. Both could have been one heck of a lot better, and should have been.

Damian
October 16, 2013 10:51 am

8–You’ll find MJ doesn’t have much use for Berman era Trek (excepting maybe Deep Space Nine). Does make me wonder why he bothers reading articles related to Berman era Trek and aggravating himself. I doubt he intends on buying TNG on Blu-ray anyway.

I do find myself agreeing with him re: Abrams related Trek. I did enjoy Star Trek (2009) and STID mostly, but I agree with his analysis of why STID did not do better.

But I generally disagree with him regarding Berman related Trek. Season 5 had a lot of great episodes. I enjoyed “Unification” myself and Spock and Sarek not meeting before Sarek’s death made perfect sense, based on their past relationship. I thought the scene with Sarek was well done. His fighting for control for just a few minutes to help Picard. Also, as someone noted, Spock learning finally that his father really did love him as a son.

But there were many other good episodes. Darmok was well done and reminded me a bit of “Enemy Mine”, though they weren’t technically enemies here. I remember watching “Cause and Effect” the first time and seeing the Enterprise explode in the first minute of the episode and thinking WTF. And “The Inner Light” was about as good as it gets. “Disaster””Conundrum” and “Power Play” were also other great episodes, IMHO.

Cmd. Bremmon
October 16, 2013 11:59 am

@ 15
Pre Season Five they had to tone down the TOS elements because Roddenbery basically wanted to eliminate any hint of TOS as he embraced being a social prophet over action TV writer
After Season Five I feel they thought they still had to tone down the TOS on the show that TNG wasn’t overshadowed and TNG could move into movies. I mean if they had made Generations a super exciting story where Captain Kirk goes out in a blaze of glory, everyone would be asking why weren’t they making more TOS movies while they still could… ironically they STILL ended up making more TOS movies regardless. It is too bad because I think writing good TOS into TNG could have improved the show where we would still be watching TNG movies.
I still wish however that Nick Meyers TNG had taken place (i.e. Saavik, David Marcus, Excelsior, etc new characters gradually coming into TWOK era Trek as the future of Trek). The old DC comic book showed how well that would have worked.

THX-1138
October 16, 2013 12:20 pm

#5 MJ

C’mon man. People have to have credible opinions about what they like? There is no reason for that sort of comment. It’s just baiting someone into a fight.

Can we try, just try, to get along with each other?

BTW, I liked Unification. And it’s OK for people to think it was boring. Isn’t that the IDIC thing? Realizing that other people are not exactly the same as you, and that those differences in no way invalidate who they are or who you are?

Danpaine
October 16, 2013 12:27 pm

16. Cmd. Bremmon – October 16, 2013

That idea which was reportedly floated at the time to meld elements of “Yesterday’s Enterprise” into “Generations” still gives me chills with the possibilities…have Ent-A go back into the rift and help Ent-D against the now-hostile Klingons – have Kirk & Co. go out in a blaze of glory saving their future counterparts. That could have been one Hell of a way to pass the torch. Then, move on with TNG films with a sense of TOS completion, and you’re right, maybe we would still be watching TNG movies.

Missed…..opportunities.

October 16, 2013 2:37 pm

$20 for “Unification”? TWO episodes of a TV show cost twenty bucks? That seems way off!

Marja
October 16, 2013 2:46 pm

8 Batleth, I think I’m correct in assuming that everyone here is expressing an opinion, and opinions are not facts, no matter how much we might like to think so …

And if we’re diplomatic about expressing them, so much the better,

Gently and nicely yours,
Marja

Marja
October 16, 2013 2:53 pm

re my 20, Should have included MJ as well …

But I am with MJ on his “pity they couldn’t get Nimoy and Mark Lenard on screen together.” Sarek and Spock could have had a mutually cool moment and later Sarek’s love for Spock could still have been revealed through the mind-meld.

OH WELL.

I liked “Unification,” the idea, but its execution, particularly the bad Vulcan makeup/wig on Sir Pat and most of the rest [except for Nimoy], didn’t move me particularly. And it should have.

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 2:54 pm

THX,

In principle I agree with you. However, it would have been great if you had practiced this sort of commentary the past several months on other posters who were so negative on those of here who liked STID. And yes, Sebastian was one of them.

So sure, I agree with you, but you would be well-advised to be more even-handed when you dish out this sort of advice. This type of advice should not only be offered by you in cases where you disagree with my or others’ opinion.

17. THX-1138 – October 16, 2013
#5 MJ

C’mon man. People have to have credible opinions about what they like? There is no reason for that sort of comment. It’s just baiting someone into a fight.

Can we try, just try, to get along with each other?

BTW, I liked Unification. And it’s OK for people to think it was boring. Isn’t that the IDIC thing? Realizing that other people are not exactly the same as you, and that those differences in no way invalidate who they are or who you are?

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 2:56 pm

@21 “But I am with MJ on his “pity they couldn’t get Nimoy and Mark Lenard on screen together.” Sarek and Spock could have had a mutually cool moment and later Sarek’s love for Spock could still have been revealed through the mind-meld.”

Exactly, Marja. Berman and company never really figured out who to honor and use TOS characters in a correct way in TNG. The Scotty episode was the only that kind of worked.

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 2:58 pm

@18 “That idea which was reportedly floated at the time to meld elements of “Yesterday’s Enterprise” into “Generations” still gives me chills with the possibilities…have Ent-A go back into the rift and help Ent-D against the now-hostile Klingons – have Kirk & Co. go out in a blaze of glory saving their future counterparts. That could have been one Hell of a way to pass the torch. Then, move on with TNG films with a sense of TOS completion, and you’re right, maybe we would still be watching TNG movies.”

Great idea, Danpaine. It’s sad to me how obviously easy it is for us fans here to come up with such better concepts for using TOS regulars in TNG. What a shame that they dropped the ball so bad in this ares of TNG writing.

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 3:01 pm

“After Season Five I feel they thought they still had to tone down the TOS on the show that TNG wasn’t overshadowed and TNG could move into movies.”

Cmd. Bremmon, you nailed it. What a shame that Berman and Company had that perception. It’s looks so petty now given the time that has now passed by.

Red Dead Ryan
October 16, 2013 4:07 pm

I agree that “Unification” is overrated. It certainly doesn’t hold up as well as “Relics”. The McCoy cameo in “Encounter At Farpoint” was brilliant and quite touching.

I liked the Enterprise B scenes in “Generations”. That was fun, even though some of the lines were meant for McCoy and Spock. I thought that Shatner was truly Kirk when he bailed out Captain Harriman and saved the ship. They should have left it at that. The petulant Kirk that we see later on in the movie isn’t the Kirk that we all know and love. That was Shatner.

Paramount, Berman, Braga, Moore, and Shatner all share equal blame for that one.

Kirkstarter
October 16, 2013 4:12 pm

Could we please see a news item on the Star Trek Continues Kirkstarter, er… Kickstarter effort?

It’s bad enough that Trek alum David Gerrold had no support for his Star Wolf Kickstarter from the Trek sites. Please consider an article on the Star Trek Continues Kickstarter. Thank you.

THX-1138
October 16, 2013 5:13 pm
MJ That is exactly what I am working on. If I said anything in the past to get under people’s skin, I own it and apologize for it. I readily admit that my own behavior was sometimes caustic and confrontational. I can’t change any of that in the past but I can try harder to be a better contributor to the discussions here now and in the future. As for being even handed, I’m not a moderator and I don’t read every post. I only comment on what I see. But I don’t respond well to being told that I would be “well advised” to behave in a certain fashion, since that sort of comes off like a threat and you’re not a moderator either. Please, go ahead and ask me, like a fellow commenter, and maybe even someday a friend, to try to be more fair in the discussion to everyone. I’m doing my best and I’m trying to get better. Now, as for TNG not paying enough tribute (for lack of a better word) to TOS, in my opinion I’m not sure that they had to. I can see the point that Roddenberry wanted to put some distance between his new TV series and the series from 20 years earlier. Sometimes I felt that the references to TOS were kind of forced in TNG. From my point of view the Alpha Quadrant was a gigantic place populated by trillions of beings and even though we were watching a… Read more »
Sebastian
October 16, 2013 6:46 pm

# 5

My opinion, not yours.

And I thought you were leaving, or was that just more of your blowhard drama?

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 7:08 pm

@31. THX,

Thanks for your comments — I appreciate them. I don’t think that we are that for apart, and I apologize for my choice of words. And I agree — we should be more positive in the future and put the past behinds us. Hope we can be friends as well, dude! :-)

BTW, see post @32 above — this is what I have to deal with here all the time with that guy.

Best, MJ

Sebastian
October 16, 2013 7:20 pm

# 33 MJ (aka Blowhard 2: Blow Harder)

I never started anything with you on this thread; you came out swinging by insulting my opinion. I would’ve ignored you if you ignored me, but nope. You had to be antagonistic. Don’t play the victim card.

And yes, my opinion of STID has nothing to do with my opinion on “Unification.” My reasons for liking one have nothing to do with my disliking another.

Keachick
October 16, 2013 7:37 pm

Now that I (and my son) have all seven seasons of TNG on DVD, I have to say that I have not yet watched the two part Unification episodes. I have seen it before and did not like it that much. I am sorry but Leonard Nimoy always seems to be straining to be Spock or anybody else for that matter, especially of late. Just makes me feel tired…

Keachick
October 16, 2013 7:49 pm

I remember reading where MJ clearly wrote, on another earlier thread, that he was returning here when he saw that Bob Orci has resumed contributing to this site.

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 8:18 pm

@36 “I remember reading where MJ clearly wrote, on another earlier thread, that he was returning here when he saw that Bob Orci has resumed contributing to this site.”

Thanks, Keachick. Yes, I have been fully consistent on this. I left when Bob left, and came back when he returned. There is not hidden agenda or anything suspicious — I was honest and did what I said I was going to do on this account.

Yea, I am not taking Sebastian’s bait this time. THX suggested I take the high rode here this time, and I am taking his advice.

Sebastian
October 16, 2013 8:38 pm

# 37 MJ

Oh, how noble of you. After you insulted me first.
You should’ve apologized for insulting others’ opinions in the first place.

Red Dead Ryan
October 16, 2013 8:51 pm

#38. Sebastian

Please stop trying to bait MJ. You have a history of being negative on this site towards the new movies. MJ only pointed that out. Your response is to launch attacks against him, and that proves it is you who is out of line here.

Please do the right thing and apologize.

Dave H
October 16, 2013 8:56 pm

Re: Sebastian

You seem to have a lot of anger? Seriously, tone it down a bit, guy.

You did come down pretty hard on Star Trek Into Darkness on some other threads this year. So, I think it should be fair game for anyone to bring that up when you surprisingly comment so favorably here on a ST-TNG episode that many fans view and mediocre.

I mean, at the surface, that does seem a bit inconsistent that someone would be so critical of Darkness while giving Unification a free pass for all its issues?

MJ -- THE GRAND RETURN !!!
October 16, 2013 9:15 pm

@40. “I mean, at the surface, that does seem a bit inconsistent that someone would be so critical of Darkness while giving Unification a free pass for all its issues?”

Yea, that is what I was saying. If people feel that I owe that guy an apology for the way I brought that up, then OK, I apologize for the form I used in bringing this issue up (I wonder if he will similarly apologize for the name calling?).

But the issue itself has merit — it comes across as inconsistent at best, and hypocritical at worst. It is what it is, and I think it is incumbent of a person with such unexpectedly inconsistent opinions to explain to us how he would rationalize this???

— MJ (aka A Good Day to Blow Hard)

Disinvited
October 17, 2013 2:13 am
#41. MJ — THE GRAND RETURN !!! – October 16, 2013 I find it confusing that you seem to be implying that it is inconsistent to have one set of standards for a pre-millennium TV production and another set for a post-millennium cinema blockbuster? In its most basic contemporary form, isn’t this why one art form is recognized by an Oscar and the other an Emmy? Or perhaps better: isn’t it a bit like saying that because I enjoyed Trek in the 1960s with its vastly inferior production budget, I therefore can not credibly comment on my likes and dislikes of one whose budget vastly exceeds it by warp factors? I mean, I can see some validity in commenting on what someone enjoyed in a TNG motion picture versus STID but what they liked on a production constructed for a much smaller screen (not just the width) overall and the softness of its much lower resolution and audio space? Its not so much now, but back then TV acting was very different from cinema acting; As different as stage acting was to what TV had evolved (Much of it invented by the very DesiLu, i.e. filming for a TV series, that was a part of its production.) by Trek’s first outing. In fact, I think first Trek’s successful transition to cinema owes much more than they are traditionally given credit to Shatner’s, Nimoy’s and Kelley’s previous experiences in motion pictures. It allowed them to successfully translate in a much more… Read more »
Marja
October 17, 2013 4:55 am

38 Sebastian, For heaven’s sake, MJ didn’t insult you. He said your “opinion was not credible,” which in itself is not worth getting insulted over – it’s his opinion about your opinion; it’s not like he said “You’re an idiot/You’re on drugs/Your momma eats kitty litter.”
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To everyone – JMHO:

Folks getting het up about opinions is what makes this board painful to read sometimes. “You insulted me! I demand an apology!” “Well you insulted me first!” “I’ll die before I apologize to a tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood!”

Really, can we skip the drama and just discuss Star Trek, please?

Opinions are opinions. They are not insults to us or our intelligence. They are the opinion of the poster, and as such, we may always “consider the source” and ignore it.

And no, no one appointed me moderator. I’m just expressing my opinion about how much time is wasted here in vituperation.

October 17, 2013 4:55 am

When i was more..uh..engaged to Trek years ago, i would certainly crave and complain over minutia, but then, in the last TNG episode “All Good Things..” there´s this dialogue between Picard and Q, in which Picard says: “We´re doing the best we can….”

So, i think every trek producer over the years really did their best, or at least, the best they could ,so i learned to be very forgiving. :)

Damian
October 17, 2013 5:18 am
31–I tend to agree about TNG not really needing many TOS references. I think some of us forget where Star Trek was by the early 90’s. TNG was the highest rated syndicated show by that point. In a way, many of the TNG fans at that time were like the Abrams-only fans today. They loved TNG, like Abrams fans liked Star Trek (2009) and STID, and they really were not interested in what came before. I think you see that today with some nubie fans. They love Abrams Star Trek, but have little or no interest in seeing what came before. TNG brought in a new generation of fans, many of them teenagers and young adults. But they were not all that interested in the original series. By the time Unification came to be, TNG very much had come into its own, enough so that they felt comfortable bringing in an original series character like Spock without feeling he might overshadow the show. I thought they did a good job with that. Spock was a significant part of the story, but he wasn’t the only story. And don’t forget, Unification was supposed to tie in Spock’s motives to Star Trek VI, which was released around the same time. Berman and co. made it clear there was a connection between Unification and TUC. Finally, releasing Unification makes perfect sense to me. At the time, it was considered one of the highlight episodes, it was a 2 parter. And most importantly, I… Read more »
Sebastian
October 17, 2013 5:30 am

# 39 RDR

He’s had an even LONGER history of baiting me.
Every time I used to post on this site, he’d insult me or my views (for a few years now; and you were always right behind him… like a heckling puppet).

And HE came out swinging on this particular thread; if anyone owes anyone an apology it’s MJ, not me. I will apologize if he does.

Both BattleInTheGroin and THX have also supported my right to like Unification, and YOU are not a moderator RDR, so mind your own business thank you very much.

And my opinion of STID (good or bad) is my own concern. You can disagree of course, but you don’t have to call my POV invalid because it doesn’t fall in line with the great and powerless MJ.

Sebastian
October 17, 2013 5:44 am

# 43 Marja~

I agree with the latter half of your post (in fact, I’d just like to post here without MJ’s drama), but I disagree with the former.

Yes, he DID insult me.
I posted an honest opinion and he immediately belittles it and questions my credibility (I’m not a professional critic, BTW; I’m under no mandate to be ‘credible’ to anyone else; my opinion is my own as I repeated to him). I’d call questioning one’s credibility over one harmless post insulting…

There seemed to be a lot more respect on this site for awhile (after the Orci blowup), but I can see that its back to its old pattern of ‘heckle, ridicule, repeat; then demand apology.’

I’ll post again when the climate is a bit more civil. There are other sites I (gladly) go to that don’t have this kind of B/S just for expressing an honest opinion….

Ben
October 17, 2013 6:22 am

Are they not releasing episodes into theaters anymore in concert with the blu ray releases? Maybe I missed one, but the last one that came my way was BOBW and it was amazing!

Ahmed
October 17, 2013 9:21 am

@39. Red Dead Ryan – October 16, 2013

“#38. Sebastian
Please stop trying to bait MJ. You have a history of being negative on this site towards the new movies. MJ only pointed that out. Your response is to launch attacks against him, and that proves it is you who is out of line here.
Please do the right thing and apologize.”

RDR, sometime I wonder if you really dumb or just pretend to be dumb.

Sebastian posted his opinion about Unification at post #4 where he was basically expressing his personal view about that episode:

“I plan on buying “Unification.”. Mark Lenard’s swan song as Sarek in part 1 was powerful and moving. And I’m also very curious what the deleted scene is as well. ”

And then MJ attacked that personal view in post #5

“That is just not credible, dude. Unification is just boring and inept Star Trek”

If you have the brain to process how this started, then you need to shut up & stop acting like little kid demanding an apology from the person who was attacked!

Sebastian, like any one of us, can post his opinions & views without the need to get permission from you or anyone else here.

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