Hertzler Working On 'Voyage Home' DVDBy Caillan
July 23, 2002 - 4:10 PM
Paramount Pictures has the Klingon empire's very best working on the special edition DVD of 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' - none other than Chancellor Martok himself, J.G. Hertzler.
During a recent appearance at a Kulture Shock event in Norwich, England, Hertzler announced he was in charge of all the DVD's extra features, according to a report by Iain Baillie.
The Star Trek feature films were originally released on DVD with only minimal extra features, such as the theatrical trailers. However, starting with 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' late last year, Paramount has begun to re-release the big-screen outings on DVD. Although it is not known whether all the DVDs will be director's editions like 'The Motion Picture' and the upcoming 'Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan' set, the new versions will contain significant extra features.
Hertzler said he was compiling some documentaries on the Leonard Nimoy (Spock) directed film, and even hoped to include some of the "dailies" on the DVD. "Dailies" is the name given to the rough footage shot during the making of the film, from which the final cut of the movie is assembled.
Although the footage may show up on the 'Voyage Home' DVD, don't expect any outtakes to be included in the box sets of the newer Trek series. According to actor Robert O'Reilly (Gowron), who appeared with Hertzler, executive producer Rick Berman reportedly dislikes blooper reels, and the majority of the unused footage is later destroyed.
The original report from the event can be found here.