DS9 Coming To DVD In 2003?By Caillan
April 20, 2002 - 12:07 PM
After The Next Generation completes its DVD release, Deep Space Nine is rumoured to be the next series to get the home cinema treatment.
Deep Space Nine is likely to debut on DVD in 2003, according to a report at the Digital Bits. All seven seasons of The Next Generation will be released by the end of this year, making room for Deep Space Nine on next year's schedule.
Another major forthcoming release is the 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' Collector's Edition, which originally had a June street date. The DVD is now reportedly set for release in August as a Director's Edition similar to 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture.'
In February this year, Original Series stars William Shatner (James T. Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) said they had been recording commentaries for the special edition DVDs (story). Previous releases of the Trek films only contained minimal extras, such as the trailer.
Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) has also jumped on the DVD bandwagon, travelling to the Netherlands to promote the Region 2 release of The Next Generation. A full report on his appearance, in which he talked about the filming of 'Nemesis' and the future of the TNG movies, can be found at the Belgian Voyage Club.
Please note that these details have not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures, and until then should be treated as you would any other rumour.
The original DVD report can be found here at the Digital Bits. Thanks to Paul Cooke and Doug Wilson for this!