I finally got around to hooking up my 5.1 surround sound stereo this weekend (I didn’t have my rear speakers setup), since I also finally bought season two of Star Trek: Voyager, and I wanted to watch it in full audio goodness. The difference is glorious. It’s great fun. Every time they are in a ship somewhere, you can hear the hum of the engines in the background all around you. It’s the coolest thing ever.
Ironically, Voyager is the only Star Trek that I don’t have the complete set of. It’s weird, because it is *almost* more my favorite than TNG. It’s just the best series ever in a lot of respects. It’s the story arc and the tight situations that continually focus on character that make it so good to me. Actually, the real reason I don’t have them all is obvious — they are still way too expensive. I’ve got the entire series of TNG and DS9, but that’s because Paramount finally got a clue and dropped the MSRP from $110 to $60. That’s much more reasonable. Unfortunately, Voyager is still running about $100 a season, and it’s been that way for a while. I don’t know if they are ever going to drop the price. I’ve had season one on DVD for the longest time, but never got anything else. I got so itchy to watch a Voyager episode again though that I just had to buy another season set, even if it did cost an arm and a leg. I’d say it was worth it.