Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where No Box Set Has Gone Before….

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Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west Central Florida on Friday, September 17, 2021. It’s a hot early fall day. The temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the heat index is 93˚F. (34˚C) Today’s forecast calls for scattered showers and a high of 86˚F (30˚C). Tonight, scattered showers will continue. The low will be 74˚F (23˚C). The Air Quality Index (AQI) is 30 or Good.

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Today I received an email from Amazon regarding my order of Paramount’s Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, an eight-disc (four 4K UHD, four 1080p Blu-rays) box set with the 1979-1986 quartet of films starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and the rest of the main cast from Star Trek: The Original Series. Amazon wanted me to know that it has an estimated date of arrival for my set, which was originally scheduled to arrive 10 days ago.

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Amazon, it seems, is finally receiving consignments of the Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection from Paramount Home Media Distribution, which released the set on Tuesday, September 7 to celebrate Star Trek’s 55th Anniversary. Unfortunately, the logjams in the global supply chain caused by COVID-19 spoiled Paramount’s plans – and upset fans who had pre-ordered the Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection set early in July – for the storied franchise’s Emerald Anniversary. And so, just like what happened with Paramount’s Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection a few months back, instead of getting their sets on “Drop Day” (or even “Drop Week”), many Amazon customers will get their orders two weeks later.

Per the email I received earlier this morning:

Hello,

We have an updated delivery estimate for your Amazon order. As soon as your items ship, we’ll send you an email confirmation. To view the status of your order or make changes, please go to Your Orders.

The email from Amazon goes on to say that the world’s biggest e-retailer originally expected to deliver my box set between Tuesday, September 21, and Saturday, September 26.

The new delivery window, Monday, September 20, and Thursday, September 23. 

Based on my experience with Amazon’s delivery windows (I’ve been ordering from them since 2001), I think there’s a good chance my set will arrive either on Monday (best case scenario) or Tuesday. (There’s a teensy-weensy chance it might even ship this weekend and get here on Sunday, but I’ll settle for Amazon’s window. It’s not like I can walk to the nearest big mall or a Best Buy to get a set locally!)

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While I’m not jumping for joy, I am relieved that another long wait for an Amazon pre-order will soon be over. Better late than never, no?

Anyway, that’s all the news that’s fit to print, as The New York Times used to state as its company slogan. Stay dry, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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