The "staged" pics were like you'd see on a amusement ride where they'd "catch" you in a specific moment. I wasn't in any of the pics, so don't have any to provide.
Sounds pretty cool. Do you have some pics of those staged areas you can post?
The TOS captain's chair certainly showed its age from back in the 60s, and they green-screened the backdrop of the TOS bridge behind it to take the pic. Looked interesting from the visual they showed as they were snapping pics. Wasn't worth the $20 per picture to take a memento of it.
The TNG bridge set covered Picard's chair, Riker's chair, Troi's chair, the two navigator/helmsman stations and a couple of the back stations, such as tactical. Another one you could get pics snapped for being there, and it was in better shape than the TOS captain's chair. Looked nice to see it in person.
The transporter pad looked like one from Enterprise, as it didn't look like the TOS or TNG sets, though could have been from Voyager or DS9. Was the best looking of the three set pieces you could be photographed in. Apparently they gave you an overlay for the picture if you had one taken that would make you "disappear" like you were using the transporter.
Was I glad I went to see it? Yes, for the price I paid for it (free), though if I paid full price for it, I wouldn't have been complaining too loudly. There was a nice mix of props and set pieces from TOS to 2009 Abrams' ST movie, even though it was all "look but don't touch" displays.
I had no issues paying the $30-$40 for the TOS season sets, because they look great on BluRay. Sound is also great, and I might see going up to $50, though that would be a reach.
I agree with both of you. 100 dollars is way too much. Unless they really clean the image and redo all the effects, add commentaries to select episodes and so on...then I can't justify paying 100 dollars per season ..maybe season 4 and above as the video quality gets better.
$80 for S1 of TNG? Not at all. Even if the episodes look pristine and great with cleaned up effects and great commentaries, it's still not worth $80. $30-$40, yes, I'd probably get it.
It would take a very in-depth review to get me thinking about picking it up close to launch, though again, $50 is about my break point for that.
The 3-episode teaser disc went down as cheap as $10 at one point on Amazon, if memory serves.
I dunno guys, didn't the sampler disc have a MSRP of something like 23.95, and then Amazon had it much cheaper? If we go off of percentages, this set will be sub 100.
Then again this is the season. Maybe that won't apply here. I just hope that those special features listed aren't everything. It's a bit disappointing when you could jam so much love into this set.