I got into Star Trek as a teenager by spending all my weekly pocket money renting ‘The Next Generation’ from Blockbusters. I used to travel their on my bike. It was also aired on the BBC. I later met a friend at school who owned the entire collection on VHS
The home release was 2 episodes a tape. I always dreamed as a kid in owning every episode. As an adult I am living the dream as I own them all on Blu-ray and DVD. Star Trek is my Autistic special interest.
It used to cost me £2 to rent a video tape of 4x Star Trek The Generation episodes for 2 nights. I used to rent 2 tapes a week. Today you can buy The Generation Blu-ray boxset for £78 (178 episodes works out at £2.28 an episode).