Star Trek: The Captains' Summit Original Motion Picture Collection

Featured In Issue 141, July/August 2009

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For the first time in Star Trek history, five of the final frontier's greatest names have been brought together for a 70-minute rare and unprecedented roundtable event. Filmed exclusively for the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection, Willam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and host Whoopi Goldberg share candid insights, humorous moments, and intimate details about life on the set, working with each other, and how Star Trek has affected their lives. (Tricia Spears)

This is the bonus Blu-ray Disc™ that is part of the seven-disc Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection. There are no supplements.

The 1080p AVC encoding is not quite as sharp and detailed as the best high-definition releases are, with fine textures appearing slightly smeared, although it still is noticeably sharper than standard-definition releases. Edges have a harsh, digital appearance in the more distant shots, although up-close shots appear more natural and less harsh. Colors are fairly natural, although the centerpiece's flowers on the table in front of the actors appear slightly desaturated. Contrast is adequate, although white levels bloom on occasion. The picture is not very exciting, but the roundtable "summit" should be enjoyable to Star Trek fans. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital 2.0-channel soundtrack has very little in the way of stereo spread and may just be mixed as a big fat mono stage. The actors' voices are recorded fairly well, although they do sound slightly fat and undefined. Voices are centered well in a properly set-up audio system. The voices also sound somewhat sibilant at times. This really is not an enjoyable audio experience. (Danny Richelieu)