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  • Logan [DVD] [2017] Logan | DVD | (10/07/2017) from £7.75  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

  • Logan [Blu-ray + Digital HD] [2017] Logan | Blu Ray | (10/07/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

  • A Christmas Carol [DVD] A Christmas Carol | DVD | (28/09/2015) from £6.05  |  Saving you £6.94 (53.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Standing out in the crowded field of screen adaptations of the classic Dickens novel A Christmas Carol is hard to do, but this version pulls it off. When a transparent Jacob Marley walks through Ebenezer Scrooge's apartment door, you know you're seeing something both timeless and contemporary. Other strategically placed special effects--a funnel cloud that transports Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas present, the hollow spectre of Christmas future--keep you riveted without slipping into anachronism. But, as good as the technology is, the performances are what really power this 93-minute television interpretation. Patrick Stewart brings a depth to Scrooge that allows the character to go beyond the cartoonish qualities that have made him a Christmas mainstay. That doesn't mean he's any less heartless with his hapless employee Bob Cratchit (Richard E. Grant) or any less dismissive of his well-meaning nephew. A frail-looking Joel Grey makes an excellent ghost of Christmas past, and a superb cast ably fill the remaining roles. Director David Jones, shooting on location in England and at Ealing Studios, has achieved a balance of science and sentiment that will help this version hold up for many years to come. --Kimberly Heinrichs

  • Logan [4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD] [2017] Logan | Blu Ray | (10/07/2017) from £18.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

  • X-Men Collection [Blu-ray] [2000] X-Men Collection | Blu Ray | (07/11/2016) from £12.48  |  Saving you £37.51 (75.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    With all-star casts including HUGH JACKMAN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES MCAVOY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, HALLE BERRY, PATRICK STEWART and IAN MCKELLEN THE X-MEN COLLECTION CONTAINS 8 FILMS! Follow the epic story of the X-MEN, a group of humans with genetic mutations that give them extraordinary abilities. Engaged in a constant battle for acceptance in society, the X-MEN must learn to use their powers to fight those intent on world domination. Join Professor X, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Wolverine as they try to save themselves and the world from Magneto, Sentinels, and Apocalypse, a powerful mutant whose vengeful wrath threatens the planet. Includes hours of special features X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart), the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2, acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects, explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community, the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies, they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! X-Men: Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men Apocalypse Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character from the X-Men universe, and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth, intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man, he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). Special Features: Includes Apocalypse 2D & 3D discs X-MEN Audio Commentary by X-MEN BRYAN SINGER & BRIAN PECK Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & BRIAN PECK Easter Eggs FOX SPECIAL: The Mutant Watch BRYAN SINGER Interview Animatics ArtGallery X-MEN 2 Audio Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & TOM SIGEL Audio Commentary by LAUREN SHULER DONNER, RALPH WINTER, MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, DAN HARRIS and DAVID HAYTER Marvel Universe Trailers X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Director & Writer Commentary by BRETT RATNER, SIMON KINBERG & ZAK PENN Producer Commentary by AVI ARAD, LAUREN SHULER DONNER & RALPH WINTER Deleted Scenes Easter Eggs X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with STAN LEE and LEN WEIN Filmmaker Commentaries The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Sequence Weapon X Mutant Files: 10 featurettes providing background on new mutants, such as Sabretooth, The Blob, Deadpool, Wraith and Gambit Deleted Scenes WOLVERINE UNLEASHED in-depth WOLVERINE documentary X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Children of the Atom Multi-Part Documentary Deleted Scenes Cerebro: Mutant Tracker Composer's Isolated Scor X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Set Tour THE WOLVERINE Alternate Ending The Path of a Ronin - A comprehensive look at the flmmaking journey from comic to the big screen X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by BRYAN SINGER Kitchen Sequence Gag Reel Double Take: Xavier and Magneto X-MEN: REUNITED Classifcation M Sentinels: For a Secure Future Stills Gallery: Trask Industries X-MEN APOCALYPSE Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by BRYAN SINGER Gag Reel Wrap Party Video X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Unearthed - Documentary Audio Commentary by BRYAN SINGER & SIMON KINBERG Stills Gallery

  • Hamlet [DVD] Hamlet | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £4.99  |  Saving you £13.70 (68.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

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  • X-Men Collection [DVD] [2000] X-Men Collection | DVD | (07/11/2016) from £12.59  |  Saving you £24.91 (66.40%)  |  RRP £37.5

    With all-star casts including HUGH JACKMAN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES MCAVOY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, HALLE BERRY, PATRICK STEWART and IAN MCKELLEN THE X-MEN COLLECTION CONTAINS 8 FILMS! Follow the epic story of the X-MEN, a group of humans with genetic mutations that give them extraordinary abilities. Engaged in a constant battle for acceptance in society, the X-MEN must learn to use their powers to fight those intent on world domination. Join Professor X, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Wolverine as they try to save themselves and the world from Magneto, Sentinels, and Apocalypse, a powerful mutant whose vengeful wrath threatens the planet. Includes hours of special features X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart), the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2, acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects, explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community, the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies, they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! X-Men: Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men Apocalypse Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character from the X-Men universe, and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth, intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man, he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). Special Features: X-MEN Deleted Scenes Charlie Rose/Bryan Singer Interview Clips TV Spots, Trailers, 2 Featurettes Hugh Jackman Screen Test Storyboard Animatics, Still Galleries X-MEN 2 2 Audio Commentaries including a Director's Commentary from Bryan Singer X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Audio Commentary by Bret Ratner, Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg Audio Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary 3 Alternate Endings with Optional Commentary X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Wolverine Unleashed: Documentary Deleted & Alternate Scenes with optional Commentary THE WOLVERINE The Path of A Ronin - Inspiration: A Ronin's Journey X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Gag Reel Stills Gallery: Trask Industries X-MEN APOCALYPSE Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by BRYAN SINGER Gag Reel Stills Gallery Easter Egg

  • Star Trek: I-X [Blu-ray] Star Trek: I-X | Blu Ray | (29/04/2013) from £25.00  |  Saving you £74.99 (75.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Experience the Star Trek Universe like never before! The first original 10 films remastered plus over 8 hours of special features. For the first time in Star Trek history nearly every frame of the final frontier is brought together in one brilliantly re-mastered motion picture DVD box set. Discover the Star Trek Universe and experience every unforgettable moment from Kirk's triumphant return to the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture to Picard Data and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E's final battle for control of the universe in Star Trek Nemesis. The spirit of the Enterprise lives in the heart-stopping action and unforgettable characters of this one-of-a-kind collection. Special Features: The Original Series Star Trek: The Motion Picture Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Deleted Scenes Trailers TV Spots BD -Live - Star Trek I.Q Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Theatrical Trailer BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Commentary by director Lenoard Nimoy writer and producer Harve Bennett director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Theatrical Trailer Easter Egg: That Darn Klingon Dog BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Visual Effects Original Interviews Tributes Theatrical Trailer BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Deleted Scenes Theatrical Trailers TV Spots Easter Egg the Gag reel BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr Library Computer The Perils of Peacemaking Stories from Star Trek VI The Star Trek Universe Original Interviews Farewell Promotional Material BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q. The Next Generation Star Trek: Generations Commentary by director David Carson and Manny Coto Commentary by Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore Library Computer Production Visual Effects Scene Deconstruction The Star Trek Universe Deleted Scenes Archives: Storyboards Production Gallery Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer Star Trek I.Q. (BD-Live) Star Trek: First Contact Commentary by director and actor Jonathan Frakes Commentary by screenplay writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore Commentary by Damon Lindelof and Anthony Pascale Library Computer Production Scene Deconstruction The Star Trek Universe The Borg Collective Archives: Storyboards Photo Gallery Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer Star Trek I.Q. (BD-Live) Easter Eggs Star Trek: Insurrection Commentary Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe Creating The Illusion Deleted Scenes Archives: Storyboards Production Gallery Advertising Star Trek I.Q. (BD-Live) Easter Eggs Star Trek: Nemesis Commentary by director Stuart Baird Commentary by producer Rick Berman Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda Library Computer Production The Star Trek Universe The Romulan Empire Deleted Scenes Archives: Storyboards Production Galleries Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer Star Trek I.Q. (BD-Live) Easter Eggs Bonus Discs: Star Trek Summit Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The Evolution of the Enterprise Villians of Star Trek I Love the Star Trek Movies Farewell to Star Trek: The Experience Klingon Encounter Borg Invasion 4D Charting the Final Frontier

  • STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION COM RE-PAC [DVD] STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION COM RE-PAC | DVD | (27/06/2014) from £34.99  |  Saving you £165.00 (82.50%)  |  RRP £199.99

    Star Trek: The Next Generation was and remains a milestone in TV history. Now you can enjoy the breathtaking universe of the USS Enterprise D in all its richness and diversity with this special 20th Anniversary collector's gift set. All seven seasons across 48 DVDs with a special disc of bonus features. Relive every adventure every memorable moment from this groundbreaking series that re-launched the Star Trek legacy to a new generation - the next generation! Make it so!

  • Star Trek:  The Next Generation -  Season 7 (Remastered) [Blu-ray] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 (Remastered) | Blu Ray | (15/12/2014) from £11.80  |  Saving you £58.19 (83.10%)  |  RRP £69.99

    The intergalactic voyage reaches infinite new depths in Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Seven. Featuring the crystal clarity of 1080p high-definition Blu-ray, digitally remastered 7.1 sound, and effects rebuilt from the original elements, you'll experience the mission of the USS Enterprise like never before. In this Emmy-nominated final season, Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) confronts an alliance between his sinister duplicate and the unstoppable Borg; Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn) guides his son in becoming a warrior; and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) faces a time-shattering confrontation with the mysterious, god-like Q in the landmark finale that won science fiction's prestigious Hugo Award. Plus, discover unexpected secrets of the Star Trek universe with a rich array of special features.

  • Christmas Eve [DVD] Christmas Eve | DVD | (07/11/2016) from £3.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (76.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve.

  • X-Men And The Wolverine Adamantium Collection [Blu-ray] X-Men And The Wolverine Adamantium Collection | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £11.87  |  Saving you £53.12 (81.70%)  |  RRP £64.99

    X-MenBorn into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman Halle Berry Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutant kind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2 acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last StandThe third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men Origins: WolverineBeastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). X-Men: First ClassSee how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! The Wolverine (Includes 3D Blu-ray)This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) the most iconic character from the X-Men universe and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality emerging more powerful than ever before. Special Features: The Wolverine:(3D) Blu-ray 3D 3D Theatrical Version Unleashed Extended Cut with Director audio commentary The Wolverine - Theatrical Version: Alternate Ending X-Men: Days of Future past Set Tour The Path of the Ronin - an immersive feature following the journey of a hero without a past Sync with Wolverine Second Screen App for an interactive Second Screen experience (Syncs with the 2D BD) Theatrical Trailers

  • Star Trek:  The Next Generation - Complete Seasons 1-7 [Blu-ray] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Complete Seasons 1-7 | Blu Ray | (15/12/2014) from £41.99  |  Saving you £178.00 (80.90%)  |  RRP £219.99

    After Star Wars and the successful big-screen Star Trek adventures, it's perhaps not so surprising that Gene Roddenberry managed to convince purse string-wielding studio heads in the 1980s that a Next Generation would be both possible and profitable. But the political climate had changed considerably since the 1960s, the Cold War had wound down, and we were now living in the Age of Greed. To be successful a second time, Star Trek had to change too. A writer's guide was composed with which to sell and define where the Trek universe was in the 24th Century. The United Federation of Planets was a more appealing ideology to an America keen to see where the Reagan/Gorbachev faceoff was taking them. Starfleet's meritocratic philosophy had always embraced all races and species. Now Earth's utopian history, featuring the abolishment of poverty, was brandished prominently and proudly. The new Enterprise, NCC 1701-D, was no longer a ship of war but an exploration vessel carrying families. The ethical and ethnical flagship also carried a former enemy (the Klingon Worf, played by Michael Dorn), and its Chief Engineer (Geordi LaForge) was blind and black. From every politically correct viewpoint, Paramount executives thought the future looked just swell! Roddenberry's feminism now contrasted a pilot episode featuring ship's Counsellor Troi (Marina Sirtis) in a mini-skirt with her ongoing inner strengths and also those of Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) and the short-lived Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby). The arrival of Whoopi Goldberg in season 2 as mystic barkeep Guinan is a great example of the good the original Trek did for racial groups--Goldberg has stated that she was inspired to become an actress in large part through seeing Nichelle Nichols' Uhura. Her credibility as an actress helped enormously alongside the strong central performances of Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (First Officer Will Riker), and Brent Spiner (Data) in defining another wholly believable environment once again populated with well-defined characters. Star Trek, it turned out, did not depend for its success on any single group of actors. Like its predecessor in the 1960s, TNG pioneered visual effects on TV, making it an increasingly jaw-dropping show to look at. And thanks also to the enduring success of the original show, phasers, tricorders, communicators and even phase inverters were already familiar to most viewers. But while technology was a useful tool in most crises, it now frequently seemed to be the cause of them too, as the show's writers continually warned about the dangers of over-reliance on technology (the Borg were the ultimate expression of this maxim). The word "technobabble" came to describe a weakness in many TNG scripts, which sacrificed the social and political allegories of the original and relied instead upon invented technological faults and their equally fictitious resolutions to provide drama within the Enterprise's self-contained society. (The holodeck's safety protocol override seemed to be next to the light switch given the number of times crew members were trapped within.) This emphasis on scientific jargon appealed strongly to an audience who were growing up for the first time in the late 1980s with the home computer--and gave rise to the clichéd image of the nerdy Trek fan. Like in the original Trek, it was in the stories themselves that much of the show's success is to be found. That pesky Prime Directive kept moral dilemmas afloat ("Justice"/"Who Watches the Watchers?"/"First Contact"). More "what if" scenarios came out of time-travel episodes ("Cause and Effect"/"Time's Arrow"/"Yesterday's Enterprise"). And there were some episodes that touched on the political world, such as "The Arsenal of Freedom" questioning the supply of arms, "Chain of Command" decrying the torture of political prisoners and "The Defector", which was called "The Cuban Missile Crisis of The Neutral Zone" by its writer. The show ran for more than twice as many episodes as its progenitor and therefore had more time to explore wider ranging issues. But the choice of issues illustrates the change in the social climate that had occurred with the passing of a couple of decades. "Angel One" covered sexism; "The Outcast" was about homosexuality; "Symbiosis"--drug addiction; "The High Ground"--terrorism; "Ethics"--euthanasia; "Darmok"--language barriers; and "Journey's End"--displacement of Indians from their homeland. It would have been unthinkable for the original series to have tackled most of these. TNG could so easily have been a failure, but it wasn't. It survived a writer's strike in its second year, the tragic death of Roddenberry just after Trek's 25th anniversary in 1991, and plenty of competition from would-be rival franchises. Yes, its maintenance of an optimistic future was appealing, but the strong stories and readily identifiable characters ensured the viewers' continuing loyalty. --Paul Tonks

  • Conspiracy Theory / Payback Conspiracy Theory / Payback | DVD | (24/04/2006) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £10.99

    Conspiracy Theory: New York cab driver and conspiracy buff Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) knows about the secret movers shakers and assassins who really control things. Trying to put Justice Department attorney Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) in the know he's run out of her of office. Soon both will run for their lives. The two stars conspire for suspense romance and twists that click like a rush-hour taximeter. (Dir. Richard Donner 1997 Cert. 15) Payback: Mel Gibson po

  • African Cats [DVD] African Cats | DVD | (03/09/2012) from £4.29  |  Saving you £7.70 (64.20%)  |  RRP £11.99

    An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humour and determination of the majestic kings of the savannah. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild. Special Features: Disney and Nature Save the Savannah

  • Steamboy - DVD/Blu-ray Double Play Steamboy - DVD/Blu-ray Double Play | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £18.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship Bebop, Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. Features: Includes: 1 x DVD disc, 1 x Blu-ray disc

  • The Hollow Crown - TV Mini Series [DVD] The Hollow Crown - TV Mini Series | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £8.90  |  Saving you £8.59 (28.60%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The series re-imagines the classic tetralogy of William Shakespeare's most celebrated history plays - Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V - with unprecedented ambition, exploring themes of succession, power, corruption, and greed in a singular sweeping production.

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013) from £11.80  |  Saving you £58.19 (83.10%)  |  RRP £69.99

    Starting with Captain Picard's terrifying battle to escape from the inhuman Borg and culminating with the Klingon Empire on the brink of civil war in the series' historic 100th episode you can now experience Season 4 and so much more on breathtaking Blu-ray. This set features dazzling 1080p high definition picture with visual effects painstakingly re-created from original film elements digitally remastered 7.1 sound (original broadcast audio also provided) and a wealth of newly produced behind-the-scenes special features and never-before-released deleted scenes. Special Features: All-new multi-part documentary Relativity: The Family Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation (HD) In Conversation: The Art Department (HD) Audio Commentaries on Reunion and Brothers Gag Reel created from original film elements (HD) Deleted Scenes (HD) Archival Mission Logs Episodic Promos

  • Star Trek: I-X [DVD] Star Trek: I-X | DVD | (29/04/2013) from £16.00  |  Saving you £43.99 (73.30%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Experience the Star Trek Universe like never before! The first original 10 films remastered plus over 8 hours of special features. For the first time in Star Trek history nearly every frame of the final frontier is brought together in one brilliantly re-mastered motion picture DVD box set. Discover the Star Trek Universe and experience every unforgettable moment from Kirk's triumphant return to the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture to Picard Data and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E's final battle for control of the universe in Star Trek Nemesis. The spirit of the Enterprise lives in the heart-stopping action and unforgettable characters of this one-of-a-kind collection. Special Features: The Original Series Star Trek: The Motion Picture Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: Mystery Behind V'ger The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture Special Star Trek Reunion Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 002: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI Collecting Star Trek's Movie Relics James Horner: Composing Genesis Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame Industrial Light and Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek Spock: The Early Years Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe Star Trek for a Cause Star Trek: Three Picture Saga Pavel Chekov Screen Moments Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 005: Nimbus III Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan Star Trek Honors NASA Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 006: Praxis To Be Or Not To Be: Klingons and Shakespeare Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman The Next Generation Star Trek: Generations Commentary by Director David Carson and Manny Coto Next Generation Designer Flashback Andrew Probert Stellar Cartography on Earth Brent Spiner Data and Beyond Part 1 Trek Roundtable Generations Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 007 Trilithium Scoring Trek Star Trek: First Contact Commentary by Damon Lindelof and Anthony Pascale Industrial Light and Magic The Next Generation Greetings from the International Space Station SpaceShipOne's Historic Flight Brent Spiner Data and Beyond Part 2 Trek Roundtable First Contact Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 008 Temporal Vortex Star Trek: Insurrection Commentary by Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis Westmore's Legacy Marina Sirtis The Counselor Is In Brent Spiner Data and Beyond Part 3 Trek Roundtable Insurrection Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 009 The Origins of the Ba'ku and Son'a Conflict Star Trek: Nemesis Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda Reunion With The Rikers Today's Tech Tomorrow's Data Robot Hall of Fame Brent Spiner Data and Beyond Part 4 Trek Roundtable Nemesis Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 010 Thalaron Radiation Bonus Discs: Star Trek Summit Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The Evolution of the Enterprise Villains of Star Trek I Love the Star Trek Movies Farewell to Star Trek: The Experience Klingon Encounter Borg Invasion 4D Charting the Final Frontier

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    All the greatest episodes from the various Star Trek shows featuring the Federation's greatest ever enemy; the Borg! Episodes Comprise: 1. Regeneration 2. Q Who? 3. The Best Of Both Worlds (Parts 1 & 2) 4. I Borg 5. Descent (Parts 1 & 2) 6. Scorpion (Parts 1 & 2) 7. Drone 8. Dark Frontier 9. Unimatrix Zero (Parts 1 & 2) 10. Endgame

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