I hate DVD cases that aren’t shaped like DVD cases. I don’t begrudge them of the people who do like them, but I need to have my DVDs carefully arranged on my shelves, and I can’t afford to waste any space with some plastic cartoon character head. So I hate and fear the new Target special edition of Star Trek, shown in the video above, which contains either the 2-DVD or 3-Blu ray set in the saucer of the Enterprise. Bleagh.
If you agree with me, you’d do better to get the previously mentioned Amazon Blu-ray exclusive version with the non-disc holding Enterprise replica; the Best Buy exclusive, which comes with the regular DVD and some crappy logo pins, or at worst, the annoying FYE/Suncoast steel-case version. Or you can even but the movie at Hollywood video, and get a free chance to win a signed Uhura poster which you’ll never possibly win. You can see the other packaging over at Trek Movie, if you’re so inclined.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.