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Monday, May 24, 2010

Warner Archive: Strange New World DVD Review

Warner Archive: Strange New World DVD Review

Synopsis: Cult icon John Saxon (Enter the Dragon) battles clones, barbarians, beasts and more in this startling sci-fi adventure based on concepts developed by Gene Roddenberry, the visionary creator of Star Trek. After 180 years in a cryogenic freeze, a trio of astronauts returns to Earth, only to find giant asteroids have devastated the planet. Roaming across America’s vast wastelands, they encounter weird new cities, strange civilizations and bizarre descendants of Earth’s distant past. Co-written by Academy Award® winner* Walon Green (The Wild Bunch), Strange New World features foxy film femmes Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard) and 1974 Playmate of the Year Cynthia Wood (Apocalypse Now) in an otherworldly thriller where Earth itself is the final frontier.

Review: We were very excited to get our hands on this new DVD release from the Warner Archive.  The Archive releases some obscure stuff, but this one takes the cake!  Star Trek fans rejoice, as 'Strange New World', the third attempt to bring Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future to television, comes to DVD!   The two previous attempts, Genesis II and Planet Earth, didn't take off, so they tried a third time, but Roddenberry opted out this time.  What was the result?

This 97 minute DVD includes the pilot episode for this failed series.  It is the third in the sci-fi favorite PAX series, developed by Roddenberry.  The DVD looks fantastic, you can tell it was made from the original masters.  To get this released at all is such a treat, but by the Warner Archive, that just makes it all the better!  The show is a lot of fun and an absolute must for any Roddenberry or sci-fi fan.

Rating: Gene Roddenberry fans, Star Trek fans, Sci-Fi Fans, Retro TV Fans