Menagerie Reactions By T'Bonz
November 16, 2007 - 3:02 AM

A day after the screening of The Menagerie, the first review of the HD-DVD set has hit the Internet.

"The packaging is a lot smaller than I expected," says Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits, giving his initial impressions of the set. "I still dislike that these are combo discs though, because there's no disc labeling. That means to find the episode you want to watch, you've got to consult the packaging to see which disc it's on. That gets old quick." Hunt has not finished watching the set, and so did not go into detail about the episodes or the extras, although he looked forward to the Billy Blackburn archive footage. Hunt was displeased with the video quality though. "I was expecting to be blown away by remastered TOS on disc, and at times I was. But I was also expecting the quality to be significantly improved from the high-def broadcasts, given how much better the video bit rates should be on disc, and I wasn't so much. on't get me wrong: This set still seems to be quite good overall. A lot of hard work has obviously gone into it, and as I said I want to really take the time to give it a fair shake. But so far, I'm just a little bit underwhelmed." His full report can be read here.

Reviews are also coming in on the screening of The Menagerie.

The Original Series Remastered HD-DVD set goes on sale next week. It can be purchased here.

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