Well its about time,Well its about time,
The first season of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES lands on Blu-ray, Finally, thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment. I wonder why they chose now – you would have thought they would have done it as a cash in on a big Star Trek related event ( :) )
Blu Ray gives us superior picture and pristine audio alot better than my crackly old VHS – for which I spent ?10 for each video of 2 epoisodes. The Blu-ray seven disc set includes all 29 (cost me ?150 on video – not bitter though) first season episodes and a whole host of special features.
Starring one of the most enduring casts in television history led by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan and Nichelle Nichols, STAR TREK is a worldwide phenomenon and served as a launching pad for numerous spin-off series and feature films. These classic first season episodes started it all, introducing the world to Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise?s iconic crew.
The first season Blu-ray release of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES features brand-new technology that provides fans with the best of both worlds by giving them the option to view re-mastered episodes (or view them as originally televised) and hear a newly enhanced soundtrack or opt for the original version.
Viewers will also be able to select either version to view or toggle back and forth between the newly enhanced visual effects found on the remastered episodes and the original broadcast episode effects. Also for the first time, fans will be able to enjoy the series in 7.1 DTS-HD English Master Audio, the best sound format possible, but still have the option of selecting the original mono sound heard on the first television airings decades ago.
As part of the special features, select episodes include the ?Starfleet Access? bonus content. By choosing the ?Starfleet Access? option, viewers will be able to watch the selected episodes with special pop-up trivia and picture-in-picture video commentaries. The set also includes an interactive tour of the Starship Enterprise, rare on-set home movie footage, an inside perspective on what it took to transport Trek into the 21st century and much more.
STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON 1 is available to buy on Blu-ray
April 27 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment
Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Blu-ray
April 27 2009
7 disc set
7.1 DTS-HD English master audio
Approx. 24 hours 20 minutes
Episodes & special features