Feb 18, 2009

Damn it Jim, I'm a blogger, not a millionaire!

Set your credit cards to, um, charge. Star Trek is coming to Blu-ray.

Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing the original series and films on Blu-ray just in time for the new film's release in theaters reports The Hollywood Reporter. Season 1 of Star Trek: The Original Series will be available first on April 28, "with the option for viewers to toggle between the original broadcast versions and the recent remastered versions that include enhanced visual effects," says THR. You'll also get special features like looks behind-the-scenes and the original previews for each episode. Just to throw something a little extra your way, Diamond Select Toys will be offering a Sulu action figure along with the set.

On May 12, two separate Blue-ray film sets will be released - "Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection" and "Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy." You may be thinking, what, when was there a trilogy? Well, the second, third and fourth films, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home, are all one giant arc. Though, as a fan, I can't imagine why you would want to own just those three. I know a lot of people didn't enjoy one, five and six as much but come on. The complete set includes the bonus disc "Star Trek: The Captains' Summit," a discussion hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes.

I really wonder how many people are going to lay down the cash just to complete their collection. I don't have a Blu-ray player so at least I'm not tempted but man, do I feel bad for all the Trekkies out there. Don't forget what Spock says, "You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting."


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6 comments:

GeekBoy said...

Personally, at this point, I'm just going to wait and buy the interactive version of the series/movies once holodeck technology is invented in a few years (right?).

Like you, I don't own a Blue-Ray player yet, so this isn't even a temptation.

Darius Whiteplume said...

At first I thought they were releasing 2, 4, 6 (my eyes read faster than my brain), which would make sense, as the odds are notoriously bad :-)

No BluRay for me yet either, but I have been debating getting a gaming system with one. That way it can be an even bigger hole to throw money into :-)

BTW: enjoying the blog. I forgot who pointed me in your direction.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about Geekboy!

Thanks Darius, glad to have you here no matter how you found your way. :)

Christine said...

Holodeck is interesting. I haven't heard about it.

Rich said...

I've got all the movies on DVD anyway, and the blu ray I have does a pretty decent upgrade so I'm won't be shelling out for those.

But the original series...er, dammit...

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