Thursday, 26 July 2007

TOS-R HD-DVD details

StarTrek.com have announced details of the forthcoming HD-DVD release of the first season of remastered episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The ten disc set will be double sided with HD-DVD on one side and normal DVD on the other and will include the following extras:

-Starfleet Access – On-screen graphical interface allows viewers to access Picture in Picture video commentaries, comparisons of re-mastered vs. original effects, encyclopedic information (science, life forms, technology), episode trivia and more on the following episodes:
--Where No Man Has Gone Before
--The Menagerie, Part 1 & 2
--Balance of Terror
--The Galileo Seven
--Space Seed
--Errand of Mercy
-Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century – From new visual effects to sound, this documentary provides an in-depth exploration of the remastering of classic Star Trek episodes.
-Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories – Join crew member and "extra-extraordinaire” Billy Blackburn as he shares his own behind-the-scenes home movie footage of life on the set of Star Trek.
-Interactive Enterprise Tour – Viewers will explore the Enterprise interior and exterior in detail as they pilot their own shuttlecraft in this spectacular 3D simulated feature.
-Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview

Bonus features on the standard DVD side are as follows:
  • Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century
  • The Birth of a Timeless Legacy
  • Reflections on Spock
  • Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner
  • To Boldly Go…Season One
  • Sci-Fi Visionaries
  • Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
  • Kiss & Tell: Romance in the 24th Century
  • Trek Connections
  • Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
  • Episode Preview Trailers
  • Perpetual Entertainment's "Star Trek Online” MMO Game Preview

The press release can be found here, also in Klingon! The RRP for this set is just a little over $200 and the set is out in region 1 in November.

Personally I'm hoping Bluray wins this ridiculous battle of the formats and I've no intention of getting either until one is declared winner. I also think the double sided disc format is a bit bonkers, just get on a choose a format please!

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