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Original Series Box Set Extras Revealed

By Michelle
May 5, 2004 - 8:18 PM

The original Star Trek series on DVD will reportedly come with two versions of original series pilot "The Cage", commentaries by Denise & Michael Okuda on three episodes, and a visit to William Shatner (Kirk)'s ranch, among other extras.

The R2 Project has claimed that the Region 2 release, viewable in Europe, will package all first-season episodes by order of air date along with their original trailers, plus many special features.

A documentary on the birth of Star Trek will include interviews with Shatner, Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Robert Justman, with another Nimoy interview in a feature on Spock.

Shatner will speak about life after Star Trek, including convention appearances, and a number of cast members will discuss romance on the series.

In addition, a Season 1 production documentary, "To Boldly Go...", will provide a behind-the-scenes at "The Naked Time", "The City On the Edge of Forever", "The Squire of Gothos" and "The Devil in the Dark", and there will be a group special about Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

Other features will explore the connections between cast members, guest stars and other shows and films, and science fiction visionary writers such as D.C. Fontana, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison and Gene Roddenberry including interviews with Fontana and others.

An illustration of the original series set, which has a probable release date of August 30th, is here, while the original news item is here. DVD Answers has the information and pictures of all three box sets as well.

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