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Old 09-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone, but never really watched Star Trek: The Original Series. Since I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, I was thinking of possibly blind buying the seasons. And yes, I love Sci-Fi.

The thing is, I would prefer to get only one show (Twilight Zone OR Star Trek) because of the cost. So, I need help deciding.

Which Sci-Fi show should I buy on Blu-ray: The Twilight Zone or Star Trek TOS? Which do you think is better?

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Old 09-09-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone, but never really watched Star Trek: The Original Series. Since I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, I was thinking of possibly blind buying the seasons. And yes, I love Sci-Fi.

The thing is, I would prefer to get only one show (Twilight Zone OR Star Trek) because of the cost. So, I need help deciding.

Which Sci-Fi show should I buy on Blu-ray: The Twilight Zone or Star Trek TOS? Which do you think is better?

Thanks for the help!

Well, the entire show isn't in one package for either of them, so you should mix and match seasons if you don't want your eggs in one basket.

For TOS, it's a bit of a toss up between season 1 & 2: Season 1 introduced a ton of brilliant concepts and you can watch the evolution of the actors getting their feet under the characters.

Season 2 has a bunch more classics, and some of the best shows in the series - like season 1.

For TZ, that's harder because of all the great actors that went through that show. I'd say you probably can't go wrong with Season 1 there either, and I'm not familiar enough with the season differences off the top of my head to recommend one after that.

Each season is basically 50 bucks, and I believe you can watch all for free on CBS or Hulu...
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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That's like asking to pick a favorite child. Both are great shows that are on fantastic BD sets.

If I were you, I'd start picking up the TZ sets (since you know you love that show). You won't be disappointed and there are tons of interesting bonus materials included.

While doing that, why not start checking out ST episodes online for free?
http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-...riginal-series

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Old 09-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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I love both shows and they are awesome on blu! I would buy TZ since you know that you already like it. Blind buys at that price point are silly, especially if there are shows you KNOW that you like and don't already own.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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That's like asking to pick a favorite child. Both are great shows that are on fantastic BD sets.

If I were you, I'd start picking up the TZ sets (since you know you love that show). You won't be disappointed and there are tons of interesting bonus materials included.

While doing that, why not start checking out ST episodes online for free?
http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-...riginal-series

If you like it, you know what to ask Santa for this year...
Thanks. I'll check that site out.

As for asking Santa this year, I'm afraid that's out of the question. I haven't been good this year.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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I LOVE both shows -- and both have exceptional blu-ray releases. With that said though, I would vote for Twilight Zone. For someone like you that has never seen the show Star Trek can have a higher "cheese factor." Sadly, not every modern viewer can look past the more dated elements (fx, uniforms, Kirk's romances, etc) to see the very strong stories. Twilight Zone on the other hand has more of a timeless quality. Many of the shows deal with ordinary people in extraordinary situations and remain more easily relatable to new audiences.

I love both shows, though and recommend them both highly.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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I love them both, but I have to go with Star Trek on this one!
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I LOVE both shows -- and both have exceptional blu-ray releases. With that said though, I would vote for Twilight Zone. For someone like you that has never seen the show Star Trek can have a higher "cheese factor." Sadly, not every modern viewer can look past the more dated elements (fx, uniforms, Kirk's romances, etc) to see the very strong stories. Twilight Zone on the other hand has more of a timeless quality. Many of the shows deal with ordinary people in extraordinary situations and remain more easily relatable to new audiences.

I love both shows, though and recommend them both highly.
The Blu-ray release of TOS comes with enhanced FX. Well worth it IMO.
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I LOVE both shows -- and both have exceptional blu-ray releases. With that said though, I would vote for Twilight Zone. For someone like you that has never seen the show Star Trek can have a higher "cheese factor." Sadly, not every modern viewer can look past the more dated elements (fx, uniforms, Kirk's romances, etc) to see the very strong stories. Twilight Zone on the other hand has more of a timeless quality. Many of the shows deal with ordinary people in extraordinary situations and remain more easily relatable to new audiences.

I love both shows, though and recommend them both highly.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:35 PM   #10
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Now would be a great time to pick up The Twilight Zone. It's $152.99 for the entire series, today only, on Amazon. That's less an one dollar per episode.

Star Trek TOS (all three seasons) was one of my first BD acquisitions when I got my player back in 2009. 20 discs of fantastic quality. To date, one of my best BD purchases.
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I say both, but since TZ is on sale today, jump on that first.
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Definitely both. You can't go wrong with Roddenberry or Serling.
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Starting today from scratch... definitely go for the TZ blus at the bundle sale price.

And as many have already said, you should still pick up the ST TOS seasons eventually.
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I'm a big fan of both shows, but I'm going to say The Twilight Zone.

Star Trek kinda looses its quality and edge in the third season, whereas The Twilight Zone is pretty consistent throughout. I personally think The Twilight Zone is the better series overall for this reason.

Also, the price can't be beat right now.
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Twilight Zone shows are too short IMO, Star Trek all the way!
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Twilight Zone shows are too short IMO, Star Trek all the way!
Well content wise, Twilight Zone has 156 episodes. Star Trek TOS has 79. Some of Twilight Zone's episodes (all of season 4) are an hour long. You're really looking at about the same amount of actual viewing time between the two.
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Get "The Prisoner" on Blu-ray first before those shows. I do love the original Star Trek and Twilight Zone, but they get replayed endlessly on television.
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I would get The Twilight Zone since Star Trek has basically the same characters throught out as opposed to The Twilight Zone having different characters and stories in all the episodes. Both are great to own but like I said I would buy The Twilight Zone due to variety.
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