DVD News: Animated Series, 'Enterprise' In 2005By Michelle
June 15, 2004 - 11:30 PM
Sources are reporting that box sets of Star Trek: The Animated Series and Star Trek: Enterprise may be released on DVD in 2005.
TV Shows On DVD has quoted David Gerrold, who wrote the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" and the animated series follow-up "More Tribbles, More Troubles", as saying that plans are also underway for a DVD set of The Animated Series with commentaries from cast members and writers, many of whom also worked on the original Star Trek. The web site features an image of the increasingly rare laserdisc release of The Animated Series.
The Digital Bits Rumor Mill has confirmed this, and has cited industry sources as well who "are finally starting to hint to us to expect Paramount to release seasons of Enterprise on DVD." The sources claim that since the fifth live-action Star Trek series has been picked up by UPN for a fourth season, the studio hopes that releasing the series on disc might bolster ratings and extend the broadcast life of the series.
As The Digital Bits points out, Paramount released at least one complete Trek series a year on DVD for three years running, but sets of the original series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager will all have been completed by the end of 2004.
TV Shows on DVD has also posted a shot of the interior packaging of the first season DVD set of the original Star Trek. It appears that the package will open down the center, containing eight discs, each featuring an image of an original series cast member, in an individual hard plastic sleeve.
Paramount is currently in the midst of releasing Voyager box sets. The complete first season of Voyager on DVD is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, as is the complete second season at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.