^^ The lack of availability is odd. AFAIK the MCOG sets sold quite well, so I don't really get why they're being so cautious with Star Fleet. Ah well, I've got my copy now. Watched the first episode earlier. The remastering, I think they've done about as well as they could do given the source film. It's not as polished as some other remastering work that's been done on better-preserved series. Star Trek being the obvious example. That being said though, the picture is vastly superior to the ebay and VHS copies that have been knocking around for years. In places, the picture is actually very, very good. It seems to be some of the external FX shots that look a little dated still. The audio remastering seems to have worked really well. It's only stereo but the sound is very crisp and clear. Also, great to see the 'next time on Star Fleet' bits at the end of EVERY episode, and equally great to know that you've not missed the 5 or so minutes that were cut out of the US VHS releases!Also watched the 'making of' documentary. I really enjoyed that. I've been a big fan og Go Nagai long before I even knew that he masterminded Star Fleet. The stuff that he puts out through Gainax is phenomenal. Gunbuster and Neon Genesis Evangelion are just a couple of examples I could use. He sounded very proud of X-Bomber, I'd have loved to have known what the discussions were specifically that they had around a second series. What ideas did they have in mind? Also really liked the Louis Elman bit. Again, he clearly had a lot of affection for the show, and it was interesting to note that LWT were eager to finance a second season. Such a pity that the fire denied us of that opportunity. Also loved the story of Gerry Anderson phoning them up to ask 'just how good' Star Fleet was! lolAll in all, a fantastic release. In truth I'd probably have been happy to have the series released onto DVD. Remastering was a bonus, and the wealth of extras is the cherry on top.Yet again, Fabulous Films have outdone themselves. A big thank you from a very satisfied fan.
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