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New BD/4K reviews: Wonder Woman, Starship Troopers, Friday Night Lights & more, plus Star Trek: Discovery

September 25, 2017 - 5:13 pm   |   by
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Afternoon, folks! Hope all is well with you. Today’s is just a quick post to catch up on a bunch of new disc reviews we’ve posted here at The Bits over the past several days, which is one of the reasons we haven’t had a news post lately.

As such, you can now read my thoughts on Sony’s Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition and Warner’s Wonder Woman in 4K Ultra HD, as well as Mill Creek’s Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series box set on Blu-ray.

Meanwhile, Tim has turned in his reviews of Arrow Video’s Erik the Conqueror: Special Edition, Arrow Academy’s The Big Knife: Special Edition, and also Tempe Digital’s The Dead Next Door: Collector’s Edition. [Read on here…]

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Of course, we’ll be back tomorrow with our regular release news update.

But first... quite a number of you have e-mailed or messaged me privately today to ask what I thought of last night’s premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what I think. I didn’t watch the second episode on CBS All Access, and I probably won’t for a while. I’d rather wait and binge the whole thing on Blu-ray at some point. One hour certainly isn’t enough to judge it fairly, though. All I can really do is offer a sense of what my ’between-the-ears’ reaction is. For my taste, it’s a bit glossy and spectacle heavy. It’s very different, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m a little puzzled by it, frankly. One of the reasons the producers of the recent Trek films got away with such a radically different look is by saying the Kelvin started a new timeline. Okay, that worked for me. But now, they’re saying that this is the Prime timeline and yet it still looks like super Kelvin-y. So… I guess I’ll look forward to Bruce Greenwood’s big Chris Pike episode. Who knows? Star Trek: Discovery could end up being great. We’ll have to wait and see. I certainly hope it finds its feet and its audience. Mostly though, if you enjoyed it, I hope you don’t bother much what anyone else thinks. Life’s too short. Just enjoy every minute of it.

All right, that’s it for today. Back tomorrow with lots more. Cheers, friends!

- Bill Hunt

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