Original Series Remastered Coming To HD-DVDBy Michelle
July 26, 2007 - 8:47 PM
When the original Star Trek arrives on HD-DVD, it will be the remastered episodes using the original negatives and new computer-generated effects, Paramount and CBS announced today.
StarTrek.com has posted the press release, which gives November 20th as the release date for the first set of Star Trek high-definition DVDs, which will be comprised of the first season of the original series.
The 10-disc HD-DVD/DVD combo-disc set will include a number of never-before-seen features, including "Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories", a collection of Blackburn's private material amassed when he played Lieutenant Hadley in "A Piece of the Action" and various disguised aliens. An onscreen graphical interface will provide statistics and commentaries on seven popular episodes, and a 3D interactive Enterprise tour allows viewers to pilot a shuttlecraft around the famous starship.
The original score has been re-recorded in digital stereo audio, and the classic opening, "Space, the final frontier..." has been remastered as well. Interviews with cast members, an MMORPG preview and several making-of documentaries will come packaged with the set as well.
Suggested retail for the set is $217.99. More information is here.