Original Series Box Set Official Details ReleasedBy Michelle
June 16, 2004 - 4:05 PM
Paramount has released the full official details of Star Trek — The Complete First Season, the first original series DVD box set, due out this August 31st.
StarTrek.com has posted the contents of the eight-disc collectible set, which will contain all 29 first season episodes in the order in which they aired, as well as new bonus features.
Although "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was filmed as the second pilot for the series and will arrive featuring commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda, the first episode on the first disc will be "The Man Trap", which debuted the series in 1966. The Okudas will offer commentary as well on three other episodes.
The eighth DVD in the set will also include a special feature on "The Birth of a Timeless Legacy", which Paramount calls "the definitive telling of how it all began: from the first pilot, 'The Cage'...to the many challenges leading up to its premiere on NBC." This segment will feature interviews with network executives and producers as well as with William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), and producer Robert Justman.
A segment entitled "Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner" follows the actor to his current film and TV projects and to his ranch, where he raises the horses he races. Shatner has been involved in equine charities as well. Another segment, "Reflections on Spock: Leonard Nimoy" allows the actor to explain why at one time he wrote a book entitled I Am Not Spock, and later changed his mind to write I Am Spock.
The feature "To Boldly Go..." engages cast and crew members in discussions of the episodes "The Naked Time", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "The Devil in the Dark" and "The Squire of Gothos." Another feature, "Sci-Fi Visionaries", introduces famous Star Trek script writers including Gene Coon, Harlan Ellison, D.C. Fontana and series creator Gene Roddenberry. The set will also include the original previews and photos.
The complete official details may be found at StarTrek.com.