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[REVIEW] Deep Space Nine Complete Series DVD Box Set

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine returns to DVD

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is back on DVD in a new complete series box set.

Originally released on DVD back in 2003, this is the first time the series has been reissued in the U.S. and distributed in a complete box set-style package.

Within the outer cardboard packaging, you’ll find three large multi-disc keep cases which contain 48 discs of all 176 episodes of the series — which ran on TV for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999 — along with the bonus features previously found in the 2003 individual season releases.

Bonus Features

While there are no newly-recorded bonus features to be found, one of the major highlights of the prior release were the behind-the-scenes and in-depth featurettes. Aside from the 2003 Best Buy exclusive content, all of the original features are found here.

Michael Westmore discusses Nana Visitor’s makeup effects from the third season episode “Second Skin” | Photo: CBS Home Entertainment

Some of the included bonus features:

  • Deep Space Nine: A Bold New Beginning
  • Secrets of Quark’s Bar
  • Michael Westmore’s Aliens
  • Section 31 Hidden Files
  • New Frontiers – The Story of Deep Space Nine with Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Ira Behr, and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
  • New Station, New Ships – Dan Curry, Robert Legato, Robert Sternbach, and others describe the designs and models for the DS9 station, the runabout, and Cardassian warships
  • The Birth of the Dominion and Beyond – Ira Steven Behr and others discuss the development of DS9’s arch nemesis
  • Sailing Through the Stars – A Special Look at “Explorers”
  • “Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends”
  • “Trials and Tribble-ations: A Historic Endeavor”
  • “Inside Deep Space Nine with Michael Okuda”
  • Mission Inquiry: Far Beyond the Stars – an in-depth look at one of the most acclaimed episodes in Star Trek history
  • 24th Century Wedding – cast and crew discuss the Klingon wedding between Worf and Dax
  • Ending an Era retrospective
  • The Last Goodbyes

Packaging

Both the outer packaging along with the three clamshell cases include new artwork created specifically for this new release.

At this point, you may be asking “DVD? Where’s the Blu-ray release?” For answers to that question and a slew of information on the subject, check out our exclusive interview with Robert Meyer Burnett.


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Disc menu screen | Photo: CBS Home Entertainment

The disc menus carry over from the previous release. I can’t help but wish CBS freshened these up, as they feel a little dated.

So, this is the best presentation you’ll find of DS9 — at least for the foreseeable future.

Should you buy it?

While Deep Space Nine (and all other Star Trek series) are available on multiple streaming platforms, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and CBS All Access, this DVD set (and of course the 2003 single season sets) are your only way to add the previously mentioned bonus features to your collection. If you’ve been holding off on buying the individual season sets, I would highly recommend picking up this box set — especially with a significantly discounted price tag, compared to the 2003 release.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Complete Series is now available on Amazon.

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