Minor Banner Update

I haven't been blogging as I should lately, but I couldn't ignore the new Star Trek DVD any longer.

If you know me, you know I am fond of Star Trek. There was no question that I would pick up the DVD when it came out. I considered getting the blu-ray version, but I haven't a player yet, and if I did, my 26" CRT wouldn't do it justice anyway, so DVD it is.

I'd heard Wal-Mart would be selling the single disc version for about $10.00, so I went online to confirm the story. In the process I discovered a number of exclusives at different stores:

  • Amazon had a version with a small metallic Enterprise statue. Perhaps in a gift box.
  • Best Buy had a version with 4 Starfleet badges; command, science, engineer, medical.
  • Target had a model of the new Enterprise with the discs inside the saucer section!
By far, the best deal was the Target Enterprise. $26.99 for 2-disc SE DVD or $28.99 for  for 3-disc SE Blu-Ray, both with available digital copies of the film. Not only was that a fair price, but they unexpectedly knocked a couple of bucks off at the register! Sweet.

I watched it Tuesday night/Wednesday morning; watched the deleted scenes, gag reel, and featurettes on Wednesday night/Thursday morning; and I've just finished watching the movie with commentary. Friday night/Saturday morning I'll watch the deleted scenes with commentary, unless something else comes up.

There is no way to dislike this movie. I've been trying. The "red matter" bugs me, but it's not a fatal flaw. And some of the Star Wars inspired bits are too obvious for my taste, but they don't harm this movie.

So, to honor a job well done I've clumsily plopped my DVD Enterprise into my current banner. Thanks JJ Abrams. Hats off, kudos, and keep up the good work.

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