Hitting the video shelves this week come several familiar faces, including Captain Kirk, Commander Taggert, and John Crichton.
The big release for the week has to be Star Trek XI, director J.J. Abrams re-imaging/ re-boot of the classic sci-fi television and movie series from Gene Roddenberry. Starring Chris Pine as a young Captain Kirk, the story follows the development of the Enterprise crew in an alternate reality scenario where Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from the future, goes back in time to change the course of history for the Federation.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $39.99 (Blu-ray 3-disc)
What happens when the cast of a cancelled sci-fi show, whose careers have failed to move beyond the roles they once played, are called upon to save an alien race.. for real? What happens is Galaxy Quest. While not a new film like Star Trek, Galaxy Quest is certainly a fun space flick in its own right, and it is finally available on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray release includes a bunch of extras, including a Galactopedia, Historical Documents, Actors in Space, Thermian audio track, and more.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $29.99
John Crichton, an astronaut accidentally stuck in a far-off galaxy via a wormhole, allies himself with a group aliens who have escaped from prison. Hunted by the relentless and ruthless Peacekeepers, the fugitives stay on the run as John searches for a way back home. Such is the story known as Farscape. And now the complete series is available in one DVD package. 88 episodes, plus 15 hours of bonus features, on 26 discs.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $149.95
Other DVD and Blu-ray releases this week:
- Ben 10: Alien Force, Vol. 5 (Not Rated)
- The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series, Vol. 2 (Not Rated)
- The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Vol. 2 (Not Rated)
- Evangelion: 1.01 (PG-13)
- Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Season 1 (Not Rated)