[2020 addendum: Season three of the original series is crap, there’s maybe only two episodes of the lot that are salvageable. It’s interesting since none other than Jon Poderhetz (sp) had pointed this out when it’s obvious, by looking at the credits, that the season was ruined by women and Jews.]
My doctor buddy related how he was envious of my acquisition of the DVDs of the remastered three seasons of the original Star Trek series. I thought that he was being funny (it’s just Star Trek!), but I have to say that there’s something to it.
I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of watching something as an adult which we enjoyed as a kid only to be embarrassed on some level that nostalgia fogged your mind as to the poor quality of the original product. However, with these remastered episodes, it’s like someone went back in time and made the show, not as it was, but how you remember it. As well, I’m not sure where they found the prints, but the original show was barely ‘standard definition’, but most of the shots on this disk set look like they were filmed yesterday and polished with some 60s era styling (it’s only noticeable because every episode seems to have a short shot or two which was obviously beyond salvage).