The Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Complete Series DVD set is a re-release of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVD release that took place in 2003.
The set includes all one hundred-and-seventy-six episodes on forty-eight discs in three separate cases. Seasons 1-3 are in one case. Seasons 4-6 are in another case and the final season is in its own separate case. Here is the breakdown of the discs:
Season 1: Discs 1-5 include the nineteen episodes. The sixth disc has the special features for the season.
Season 2 and 3: Discs 1-7 include the twenty-six episodes for each season. The special features are also on disc seven for each season.
Season 4: Discs 1-7 include the twenty-five episodes and the seventh disc also includes the special features for season 4.
Seasons 5-6: Discs 1-7 include the twenty-six episodes for each season. The special features are also on disc seven for each season.
Season 7: Discs 1-7 include the twenty-five episodes and the seventh disc also includes the special features for season 7.
Special features include all of the features found in the 2003 release, minus the seven Best Buy exclusive discs.
The full list of special features includes:
Season One: Deep Space Nine: A Bold Beginning, Crow Dossier: Kira Nerys, Michael Westmore’s Aliens: Season One, Secrets of Quark’s Bar, Deep Space Nine Sketchbook, Alien Artifacts: Season One, and Production Photo Gallery.
Season Two: New Frontiers: The Story of Deep Space Nine, Michael Westmore’s Aliens: Season Two, Deep Space Nine Sketchbook: Season Two, Crew Dossier: Jadzia Dax, New Station-New Ships.
Season Three: The Birth of the Dominion and Beyond, Michael Westmore’s Aliens: Season Three, Time Travel Files – Past Tense, Crew Dossier: Odo, Sailing Through the Stars: A Special Look at Explorers.
Season Four: Charting New Territory: Deep Space Nine Season Four, Crew Dossier: Worf, Michael Westmore’s Aliens: Season Four, Deep Space Nine Sketchbook: John Eaves, Photo Gallery.
Season Five: Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends, Trials and Tribble-ations: A Historic Encounter, Crew Dossier: Miles O’Brien, Inside DS9 with Mike Okuda, Michael Westmore’s Aliens: Season Five, Photo Gallery.
Season Six: Mission Inquiry: Far Beyond the Stars, 24th Century Wedding, Crew Dossier: Julian Bashir, Crew Dossier: Quark, DS9 Sketchbook: John Eaves, Photo Gallery.
Season Seven: Ending an Era, Crew Dossier: Benjamin Sisko, Crew Dossier: Jake Sisko, The Last Goodbyes, Photo Gallery.
The set is basically a repeat of the 2003 release. As far as the discs themselves, nothing new has been added and even the menus are the same as on the old set.
The artwork is brand-new for this release and it’s very attractive. The main cast members (minus Bashir) are featured on the front of the three cases while the Deep Space Nine station itself is featured on the reverse. There is artwork inside of the cases too, along with the description of the disc contents.
If you have the set from 2003, you won’t want this set as it brings nothing new to the table, other than the compact size and the beautiful new artwork.
However, if the price of buying all seven seasons or some other reason stopped you from buying Deep Space Nine on DVD when it was first released, then this set is definitely for you. The price is reasonable ($144.99 on Amazon) and the set is compact, taking up much less room on a shelf if you choose to keep your discs in the clamshell containers and box.
Runtime: @ one hundred-and-thirty-three hours and six minutes
Release Date: February 7
Where to buy: Amazon