Big news for Star Trek fans. In honor of the original series’ 50th anniversary, a new Blu-ray set is being released featuring never-before-seen footage, Trek Today reports.
The collector’s edition will offer “alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements.”
In addition to 12 classic Star Trek episodes, the Blu-ray set will also include new interviews with William Shatner, the original writers, visual effects artist Richard Edlund, Bill Nye, and more. Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault is set for release later this year.
Read more details below:
CBS Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Roddenberry Entertainment announced today at Comic-Con International: San Diego that Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault, a collector’s edition Blu-ray set, will be released later in 2016.
During the production of Star Trek: The Original Series, bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting room floor, then stored away in film cans for decades by the Gene Roddenberry Estate. Now, in celebration of the show’s Fiftieth Anniversary, The Roddenberry Vault has finally been opened. Along with twelve of their favorite episodes, fans can see and own behind the scenes footage from the making of the series as well as alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements.
“Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray set includes newly-produced special feature documentaries that incorporate the ‘Vault’ materials and feature all-new interviews with cast and production personnel, including new insights from William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), writers Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana, David Gerrold, and John D.F. Black, director Ralph Senensky, casting director Joseph D’Agosta, visual effects artist Richard Edlund, and more. Also featured is an exploration into the series’ long-lasting appeal through interviews with some of Star Trek‘s biggest fans including The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady, The Simpsons writer/producer David Mirkin, Family Guy writer/producer David A. Goodman, NASA‘s Bobak Ferdowsi, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and many more.
“The special feature documentaries are:
Inside The Roddenberry Vault – A multi-part glimpse at classic episodes from new angles and perspectives.
Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic – A look at life on the set during production.
Strange New Worlds: Visualizing The Fantastic – An inside look at the groundbreaking work of the series’ designers and visual effects artists.
“Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault includes twelve classic Star Trek episodes in high-definition Blu-ray chosen for their relevance to the Vault’s lost/unseen material:”
The Corbomite Maneuver
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
The City on the Edge of Forever
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Trouble With Tribbles
Return to Tomorrow”
What do you think? Are you a Star Trek fan? Will you buy the new Blu-ray set?