A few weeks back Apple added the 1st season of Star Trek, the original series, to iTunes. Since then, Apple has added Paramount Pictures to iTunes as well, and along with that comes all the Star Trek movies.
Woohoo! I’ve been a big fan of Star Trek all my life. This is awesome news. I can’t wait until they add the rest of the original series, and all the other series as well.
The original series runs $1.99 per episode, or $56.99 for the season (29 episodes). The movies run $9.99 ea.
One side note to this is that Star Trek III, The Search for Spock is mysteriously missing from the iTunes catalog. I’m not sure why.
Using the links below will not only feed your Star Trek habit, they’ll also help support this site :)
Star Trek, the original series
Star Trek I: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (missing?)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek VII: Generations
Star Trek VIII: First Contact
Star Trek IX: Insurrection
Star Trek X: Nemesis
7 thoughts on “Woohoo! Star Trek on iTunes!”
The original Star Trek series on iTunes are the digitally re-mastered versions, right? In the reviews, there seemed to be some contention as to whether this was so, based on the previews.
I’ve not bought any TOS episodes from the iTunes store, but my guess is that since the “enhanced” episodes haven’t even finished being broadcast that the store is selling the original cuts/DVD versions.
I’m not sure. I’ve only bought two episodes so far, #1 Where no man has gone before, and #26 Space Seed. The last time I saw these, it was over standard broadcast, on a crappy TV. The downloaded versions look really good, but I can’t say if they are the enhanced versions without a side-by-side comparison.
I will say that in the beginning of #26, Space Seed, the Enterprise comes up along side of the SS Botany Bay, and the Botany Bay is rotating towards the camera. I don’t remember this from seeing it on TV. I thought I remembered only seeing the ship from a profile view. I don’t know if this is an indication that they’ve gone back and added to this scene, or I just have a faulty memory. The scene I’m talking about is actually part of the preview, so have a look in iTunes and let me know what you think.
Oh, the only other clue I have is the files have ℗2006 CBS Corp. in the file summery. The ‘p’ in a circle symbol is like copyright, but for audio. That suggests that at least the audio was re-mastered last year. But I’m not sure how that works. I’m surprised they don’t have a Â©.
After some digging around on the internet, I found this comment about the iTunes versions on MacDailyNews. I can’t verify it’s accuracy.
isn’t better to buy the dvd?
Daniel, ‘better’ is a relative term. You do get higher quality with the DVDs, and you get any extras that are included. But, for me, I’m not that interested in the extras, and the quality of the downloads is adequate. I also don’t want more stuff cluttering up my house. We live in a really small place, so I try to keep stuff to a minimum. Oh, and iTunes has the advantages of just buying the episodes you want.
Don’t forget, there’s also the environmental concerns.
Hey I never thought about the environmental problems.. Thanks for the link.
The better that I used is because of having it “fisically”, I’m usually not very careful with my burned DVDs, so “buying” only the data is like asking to accidentally erase it later.
And about buying it in itunes, why not buying it in demonoid/torrent?