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VHS release
Series: TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY
No. of episodes: 13 (1 feature-length)
No. of tapes: 4
Release date: 13 November 1998 (UK)
1999 (Netherlands)
10 February 2000 (Germany)
Rating(s): BBFC 15 FSK 12 NICAM 12
Reference: ASIN B00004CX9W (UK)
2199946 (Netherlands)
ASIN B00004S5OD (Germany)

Star Trek – Greatest Battles was a VHS boxset – catalog number VHR 4732 – released by CIC Video in the UK on 16 November 1998. Comprised of four videos, indicated on the back of the individual slipcovers as Volumes One through Four, the set contained thirteen episodes, covering all four live-action series at the time. The set also contained the documentary Inside Star Trek - The Real Story, as well as a trailer for Star Trek: Insurrection. The box featured a flashing red LED on one side of the exterior packaging.

The set is not to be confused with the similar US VHS boxset released in 1997 – although the two do contain some of the same episodes, the US boxset omits the documentary and most of the episodes.

Greatest Battles Dutch Volume 1 VHS cover

Dutch VOLUME EEN slipcover

There was also a release in Germany over a year later, as usual for that country dubbed in German. The German release omitted the Inside Star Trek – The Real Story documentary but otherwise had the same selection of episodes.

An earlier release in the Netherlands also took place with the same contents as the UK version, with the original English soundtracks, though subtitled in Dutch as was usual for that country.

ContentsEdit

Volume Series Episodes Component videos
1 Inside Star Trek - The Real Story Greatest Battles videos
Star Trek: The Original Series
"Balance of Terror"
"The Doomsday Machine"
2 Star Trek: The Next Generation
"Gambit, Part I"
"Gambit, Part II"
"The Wounded"
"Yesterday's Enterprise"
3 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
"The Way of the Warrior"
"To the Death"
"Empok Nor"
4 Star Trek: Voyager
"Basics, Part I"
"Basics, Part II"
"Maneuvers"
"The Q and the Grey"
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