As the project to digitally remastered Star Trek The Original Series wraps up its run on broadcast syndication, we are now seeing it slowly spread out into the world in other places and formats. Today we update TOS-Remastered showing up in the new Alternate Reality DVD Collective, streaming online, at iTunes and more.
Fan collective gets TOS-R
TrekMovie.com has confirmed with CBS that all four of the Star Trek The Original Series episodes on the upcoming Alternate Realities DVD Collective will be the Remastered versions. The episodes included are: "Mirror, Mirror" The Alternative Factor," "The Enemy Within," "Turnabout Intruder." Since "Turnabout Intruder" is from the third season, it will actually be the first time the remastered version of that episode is made available on DVD (other episodes appear on the Season One set released last year or the Season Two set that comes out in August — Season Three has not yet been announced). The Star Trek Alternate Realities Collective DVD set comes out September 16th and is available for pre-order at Amazon for $27.99.
Some Remastered episodes online at CBS
A few months back we announced that CBS.com has made all three seasons of the standard Star Trek The Original Series available online via ad-supported streaming video. Now CBS.com has added two episodes ("Where No Man Has Gone Before" & "Corbomite Maneuver") of the Remastered Star Trek to watch in HD online (480p or 720p). It is expected for them to add more episodes, but no specifics on when. Check out the CBS HD Gallery for the two they have now.
TOS-R Season One (finally) finished at iTunes
CBS had started putting Remastered Season One episodes up on iTunes over a year ago (in standard definition). After initially adding episodes regularly it slowed to a glacial pace, but recently the last few episodes were added and now all 29 episodes are up. You can buy the entire first season for $56.99 or individual episodes for $1.99. CLICK HERE to go to the TOS-Remastered page on iTunes. No word from CBS on if or when Seasons Two and Three will show up. Remastered Trek is also available (in HD) on XBox Live, but only 11 episodes have been added so far (a mix from Seasons One and Two).
TOS-R NOT on Amazon unBox
As with iTunes, all three seasons of standard TOS Star Trek are available to download via Amazon unBox. Amazon does not currently have any of the Remastered Trek available as a download. However, Amazon has created some confusion by putting links up on the pages for the two Remastered Trek DVD sets to the unRemastered downloads, stating ‘available to download now.’
TOS-R Season One on sale at Amazon Canada for $55
Speaking of Amazon, the Canadian site has the first season of TOS-Remastered (on HD Combo/DVD hybrid) on sale for CDN$54.95 (which is about $55 US). So for those who don’t have a HD DVD player and skipped this set as overpriced for just the standard DVD side, now may be a good time to pick it up. The US site is charging $105.99 so even after shipping it is still a big savings from the US. And you can purchase from Amazon.CA using your Amazon.COM account. As for the pre-orders of Season Two coming out in a few weeks, Amazon.COM still has the lowest price, selling it currently for $63.99.