TV Shows on DVD has revealed the interiors to the upcoming First Season of Star Trek The Original Series on HD DVD/DVD combo. Each of the 10 disks comes in a sleeve with a description of the episodes and features on the disk. Bear in mind that the disks are double sided (DVD on one side, HD DVD on the other)…so there is no artwork on the disks themselves.
Say bye to Blu-ray Trek…for now
It was revealed yesterday that Paramount has cut a deal with the HD DVD camp to go HD DVD only for the next 18 months. Up until now Paramount had been releasing on both HD DVD and Blu-ray and it was expected that the upcoming TOS-R DVDs would come out on Blu-ray in 2008. Although Paramount Home Entertainment has never officially announced any Trek in high def (except the first season of TOS), this decision is also likely to effect the release of the 10 feature films in high def (expected for late 2008 or early 2009). But Blu-ray Trekkies should not abandon all hope yet. Bill Hunt of the Digital Bits tells TrekMovie.com that he isn’t sure this deal will last and that there are many ‘outs’ for the studio (such as Spielberg films still being available on Blu-Ray). More info on the Paramount HD DVD decision at The LA Times and The Digital Bits.