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Cover

VHS release
Series: TOS
Season: One - Three
No. of episodes: 80
No. of tapes: 40
Release date: 19861991
Year: 22652269

Star Trek - The Collector's Edition was a VHS collection, released by Columbia House on a subscription basis in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection featured all 79 episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, as well as the pilot episode "The Cage".

Episodes were typically collected two per tape; however, they were not released in production or airdate order – instead, Columbia House collected episodes in stardate order. Volumes were also sent to subscribers in a non-linear sequence; new subscribers received volume 9 as their first tape. Later series releases would not follow these patterns. Tapes were sent to subscribers every four to six weeks, and each volume was returnable within ten days.

A Betamax version was also released.

Releases Edit

Star Trek - The Collector's Edition advert

Advertising brochure for the collection

TOS Collector's Edition The Cage

Cover of "The Cage" release

Tape
Episodes
Reference
1
"The Cage"[1]
4312
2
"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
"Mudd's Women"
4260
3
"The Corbomite Maneuver"
"The Man Trap"
4324
4
"Charlie X"
"The Enemy Within"
4325
5
"The Naked Time"
"Balance of Terror"
4259
6
"What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
"Miri"
4327
7
"Dagger of the Mind"
"The Conscience of the King"
4328
8
"The Galileo Seven"
"Court Martial"
4263
9
"The Menagerie, Part I"
"The Menagerie, Part II"
4268
10
"Catspaw"
"Shore Leave"
4426
11
"The Squire of Gothos"
"Patterns of Force"
4326
12
"Arena"
"The Alternative Factor"
4329
13
"Tomorrow is Yesterday"
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
4262
14
"Space Seed"
"The Return of the Archons"
4261
15
"A Taste of Armageddon"
"The Devil in the Dark"
4330
16
"Errand of Mercy"
"The Gamesters of Triskelion"
4433
17
"Metamorphosis"
"Operation -- Annihilate!"
4266
18
"The Deadly Years"
"Friday's Child"
4498
19
"The Changeling"
"Who Mourns for Adonais?"
4331
20
"Amok Time"
"This Side of Paradise"
4267
21
"Bread and Circuses"
"The Doomsday Machine"
4432
22
"Wolf in the Fold"
"Obsession"
4434
23
"The Apple"
"Journey to Babel"
4264
24
"Mirror, Mirror"
"The Omega Glory"
4431
25
"I, Mudd"
"The Trouble with Tribbles"
4265
26
"A Private Little War"
"The Immunity Syndrome"
4333
27
"A Piece of the Action"
"By Any Other Name"
4332
28
"The Ultimate Computer"
"Return to Tomorrow"
4491
29
"Assignment: Earth"
"Day of the Dove"
"That Which Survives"[2]
4499
30
"Elaan of Troyius"
"Spectre of the Gun"
4429
31
"The Paradise Syndrome"
"And the Children Shall Lead"
4497
32
"The Enterprise Incident"
"The Empath"
4427
33
"Spock's Brain"
"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"
4430
34
"Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
"The Tholian Web"
4425
35
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
"Plato's Stepchildren"
4494
36
"The Mark of Gideon"
"Wink of an Eye"
4493
37
"Whom Gods Destroy"
"The Lights of Zetar"
4496
38
"The Cloud Minders"
"The Way to Eden"
4492
39
"Requiem for Methuselah"
"Turnabout Intruder"
4495
40
"The Savage Curtain"
"All Our Yesterdays"
4428
  1. This was the mixed black and white/color print. This volume also sported different cover art from the other releases.
  2. This is the only volume of the collection to feature three episodes on a tape.


Previous release:
First released
Columbia House Collector's Editions
VHS
Next release:
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Collector's Edition

VHS • Betamax

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