New Box Art Reveals Details For Upcoming Star Trek Blu-Ray Sets + Trek Parody Gets Deluxe DVD |
jump to navigation

New Box Art Reveals Details For Upcoming Star Trek Blu-Ray Sets + Trek Parody Gets Deluxe DVD March 1, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Sci-Fi,TOS,TOS Remastered , trackback

CBS and Paramount have released more box art for the upcoming Star Trek Blu-Ray releases. Plus there is a new promo video online for the TOS Season One Blu-ray set. And there an additional exciting Deluxe Edition film coming out on the same day as the other Trek films (hint: one special feature is a ‘Thermian Audio Track’).


TOS Season 1 art shows features, figure + confirms Seasons 2 & 3
Here is the backside box art, showing off new features.

TOS Season 1 Blu-ray box back (click to enlarge)

Plus CBS have released the insert for the special free figure offer, showing the Sulu figure you will get. It also confirms (and shows box art), for Seasons 2 and 3 of TOS on Blu-ray.

TOS Season 1 Blu-ray insert (click to enlarge)

CBS has also put out a promotional video for the set, which is available for viewing at

The TOS Season 1 Blu-ray set comes out April 28th, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon now, and the price has been discounted further (currently at $80.99).


TOS movies Blu-ray box front
Paramount have not yet released the box back for the “Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection” but they have revealed the actual box front (and 3-D angle), which confirms the (somewhat controversial) thing at the bottom promoting “includes 6 motion pictures featuring Kirk and Spock” is just a card that is removed with the shrink wrap.

TOS Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray box 3-D view (click to enlarge)

The Motion Picture Collection comes out on May 12th, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon now (currently at $97.99).


By Grabthar’s Hammer – Galaxy Quest Deluxe DVD Edition
On May 12th, the same day when all the Star Trek TOS films get rereleased on Blu-ray (and the ‘Genesis Trilogy’ gets released on Blu-ray and DVD), Paramount are releasing another space film on DVD: The Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition. The 1999 comedy Galaxy Quest is a loving parody of Star Trek films and fandom, and some consider it to be ‘the best Trek film of the last decade.’

Here is the official synopsis:

For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector – “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr.Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) – set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.

The special features included are:

And here is the box art:

Galaxy Quest Deluxe DVD 3-D view and back (click to enlarge)

The Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition DVD comes out on May 12th and is available for pre-order at Amazon (currently at $13.49).


See previous TrekMovie articles for more details on:



1. jefv88 - March 1, 2009


2. CSM - March 1, 2009

by Grabthars hammer – 1st?

3. screaming satellite - March 1, 2009

wow GQ is ten years old…where did that go?..and can i have them back?

4. SciFiMetalGirl - March 1, 2009

dammit!!!…. I knew they were going to rope me in to buying them all… AGAIN!!! How sinister they are!!!

Galaxy Quest looks like another must have, as well!!

5. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - March 1, 2009

At last! A Galaxy Quest special edition! Yay!!

Anthony, where is todays Sci-Fi Sunday? It really makes my otherwise quiet Sunday afternoons,

6. Anthony Pascale - March 1, 2009

Editors note:
Rosario’s scifi sunday wil likely be late Sunday night.

7. PR. - March 1, 2009

Bah, let me know when the box art of the blu-ray widescreen remastered version of DS9 is released! :(

8. Mawazitus - March 1, 2009

I don’t really ‘get’ the cover design of the Galaxy Quest deluxe edition. Why is Sigourney Weaver so prominently displayed? Isn’t that like putting Nichelle Nichols front and center on the cover of Star Trek III?

9. cbspock - March 1, 2009

Why couldnt they releasr GQ on Blu-ray as well. :(

10. Brad - March 1, 2009

#8 It’s because Sigourney Weaver has big boobies in this movie, and men (at least MOST men) like boobies and would be attracted enough to them on the cover to buy this DVD. That being said, unless they released GQ on Blue Ray, I won’t be buying it, boobies or not. lol

11. Nomad - March 1, 2009

When are we going to get a DVD box of all three edits of TMP? I like the director’s cut best, but I sometimes miss that voice that goes “EEEMURGENCY ALURT!! NNNNEGGADIVE CONTROL AT HELM!”

12. thorsten - March 1, 2009

I like Sulu in his vintage shirt!

13. Mr. "There are always possibilities". - March 1, 2009

This is awesome! Galaxy Quest was a great parody as well as tribute.

I will always remember Quiddic’s (sp?) dying scene, when he said to Dr. Lazarus, “Although we have never met, I have always considered you as a father”. How many of us feel that special connection to a Star Trek character, especially from ST:TOS? I know that I feel a strong connection with Kirk and Spock. I was very sad when De Kelley died. To me, Galaxy Quest stepped into our shoes.

As to featuring Sigourney Weaver, I think its an inside joke. In the movie, Tawney Madison explains that her “TV Guide interview was two paragraphs about her boobs and how they fit into her suit”.

14. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - March 1, 2009

Thanks Anthony!

15. Matt Wiley - March 1, 2009

Alan Rickman is holding his phaser backwards!

16. Holger - March 1, 2009

Well, I already have Galaxy Quest on DVD, but I think I’m gonna get this Special Edition anyway.

17. Ciarán - March 1, 2009

GALAXY QUEST DELUXE EDITION!!!!!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!! I love that movie so much!!!! It’s about time it’s getting a special edition.

18. Joe Dickerson - March 1, 2009

FANTASTIC NEWS! I can finally add a high quality version of my favorite Trek movie to my collection… Galaxy Quest…

OK, TWOK is my favorite (of course) but I still remember watching Galaxy Quest in theatres with my wife and completely losing it I was laughing so hard (we were the ONLY ones who were – apparently there was not any other Trek fans in the theatre) – very happy about this release.

19. Mark - March 1, 2009

Um I have a question…

Why is Sulu in a BLUE uniform? I never remember his having a blue on it was always yellow if I’m not mistaken.

20. RTC - March 1, 2009

#19 Mark, he wore blue in “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

21. "Uncle" Clay Farrow - March 1, 2009

19: Sulu’s shirt was blue in the Jeffrey “Thank-your-lucky-stars-Bill-Shatner” Hunter pilot “The Cage.”

22. Canadianknight - March 1, 2009

#19 – Watch “Where No Man Has Gone Before” again… :)

23. TK - March 1, 2009

I have a question, I came across a normal DVD player (Toshiba) which said it can upscale to 1080p. Now, given that I don’t have a Blueray player, is this worth investing in? Has anyone come across this before and what do we think??

24. SerenityActual - March 1, 2009

Can’t wait for the new Galaxy Quest, but they are not going to rope me into buying another collection of TOS right now…lol

25. DJ Neelix - March 1, 2009

I’m still mad at CBS for changing the box art. It’s like pissing on all the fans who bought the HD DVD version and wanted a coherent collection. I mean, couldn’t we at least have had that now when won’t get the rest on the same format?

You don’t change the original TOS font. You just don’t. It’s sacred.

26. StalwartUK - March 1, 2009

I’ve thought about getting Galaxy Quest from time to time, guess I have no execuse now.

Strange that they aren’t using the TOS font on the series, but are on the movie boxset, probably some legal reason.

27. MvRojo - March 1, 2009

23. Upscaling is just so DVDs look less crappy on HDTVs. It won’t let you play Blu-Ray discs.

28. dep1701 - March 1, 2009

25.”You don’t change the original TOS font. You just don’t. It’s sacred”

I ‘m with you about changing the font, but in this case I don’t care. I’m just thrilled that they’re giving us the original mono soundtracks back. While the remixes were nice, they did take liberties adding sounds that weren’t in the mix before ( for ex: Balance Of Terror – the phaser shots were originally silent ). And I also wasn’t thrilled when they would replace the original music with a re-recorded or alternate track ( For ex: The Menagerie Part 2 – They replaced the episode title card music with music from The Doomsday Machine… a music cue that wasn’t even recorded until the year after! ). In fact, I stopped buying the individual DVDs because I was so bummed out about it ( which turned out to be a good thing, considering how many goofs were made with those two-episode volumes ).

I always maintained that if you are going to do a remix…fine, but give us the original version as an option as well. I might never use it, but it’s nice to have it anyway.

29. Steven - March 1, 2009

I’m iffy about getting the “Trek” movie set, seeing as I have all ten on DVD. But I’ll DEFINITELY be getting Season 1 of TOS on Blu-ray! That’s definitely a must-own!

God bless!

30. Hallbjorn - March 1, 2009

I’m getting “Galaxy Quest”. It’s a must own DVD :)

31. screaming satellite - March 1, 2009

8 – might be due to Weavers standing in Sci Fi movies in general…being the star of the Alien films is abit more important than the Home Improvment/Toy Story guy and Hans Gruber

i wonder if they’ll acknowledge star trek in the extras this time…on the current dvd theres no mention what-so-ever…almost to say ‘star trek?? whats that?’

32. screaming satellite - March 1, 2009

some not so obvious GQ/Trek trivia from imdb:

-The design of the NTE ship is based on a Star Trek comm-badge

-Sarris’ ship closely resembles the giant planet-destroying ship from “Star Trek” (1966) episode #2.6, “The Doomsday Machine

-The rock monster is a mock tribute to William Shatner, who desperately wanted to put rock monsters in the climax of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), but had to cut them out of his script for budgetary reasons. There are a couple of references to “Star Trek” (1966) episode #1.18, “Arena”, particularly the suggestion to “build a weapon” during Jason’s encounter with the rock monster.

-The concept of the Thermians being purple-skinned large-tentacled creatures taking on human form bears a resemblance to the “Star Trek” (1966) episode “By Any Other Name” (#2.22). In that episode, an alien race known as the Kelvans were huge-tentacled creatures who took on human form.

-The final battle between Sirrus’s ship and NSEA Protector in the minefield could have been a tribute to the final battle between Star Trek’s Kirk and Khan in the nebula in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

-When the crew are eating aboard the ship, they are told that the food has been prepared based on their regional cuisine. The commander comments that the steak tastes like Iowa Beef. This seems like a subtle reference to the fact that Captain Kirk (Star Trek) is from Iowa

– Sarris’ metal eye-patch mimics that worn by General Chang (Christopher Plummer) in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

-The NSEA Protector’s serial number is NTE 3120. NTE is short for Not The Enterprise

Id also add that ‘Enterprise’ seems to have taken its cue from GQ in some places – the NX01 isnt unlike the GQ ship, young black guy at the helm, Xindi look alot like Sarris species, uniforms are somewhat similar to the GQ ones..also TNG – young kid at the helm in the original GQ series, the pan out from Allens eyeball after hes sent back to earth – similar to Picard at the start of FC

33. SPB - March 1, 2009

For my money, no STAR TREK film collection is complete without FORBIDDEN PLANET (the original TREK Prequel!) and GALAXY QUEST, a more loving TREK spoof you’ll never find.

34. SirMartman - March 1, 2009

Galaxy Quest is a classic!!


35. Odkin - March 1, 2009

8 – Mawazitus

“Why is Sigourney Weaver so prominently displayed? ”

I’ll give you two good guesses.

Two nice round guesses.

36. screaming satellite - March 1, 2009

33 – yes FP can pretty much be considered a ST prequel!..(although i have to confess it took me 4 times to watch it as i kept falling asleep!)

37. Third Remata'Klan - March 1, 2009

By Grabthar’s Hammer! Must have that GalaxyQuest DVD!

And dang it, I wish I had Blu-Ray….
For the series, if not the movies. And where are the Next Gen movies?
(I suppose I still wouldn’t buy them; I have all the DVDs….)

38. Sean4000 - March 1, 2009

LOL @ #35. So True.

39. Mark - March 1, 2009

Oh never mind I looked up pictures and it shows him wearing a blue uniform in the second pilot.

I’m sorry I was mistaken.

40. OM - March 1, 2009

““Why is Sigourney Weaver so prominently displayed? ”

I’ll give you two good guesses.

Two nice round guesses.”

…THey wanted to show off her nacelle upgrades.

41. CaptainRickover - March 1, 2009

By Grabthar’s Hammer, what a movie!

It’s sad, that Berman & Co. never came up with such a funny, entertaining and great space-adventure like GQ. Even if GQ was a comedy, it was far, far better and more trek-like than Insurrection or Nemesis.

At least, it look like, the new movie will step in the shoes of Galaxy Quest (in form of scale, design, SFX, action and humor) :))

42. Gabriel Bell - March 1, 2009

FYI… the Thermian commentary track is on the original DVD release. From what I can see, not too many upgrades on this version. Definitely will purchase again when it is Blu-Ray.

Such a great movie. So many great Trek tributes, including the inspired Crewman #6 performance from Sam Rockwell.

43. SciFiMetalGirl - March 1, 2009

Sigourney Weaver at her finest!

44. NCC-73515 - March 1, 2009

Will the figure be available in other countries this time? And will they include all the commentaries this time?

45. Rastaman - March 1, 2009

“Sigourney Weaver at her finest!”

Blasphemy … I just watched Aliens for the first time today! By far her finest hours.

46. Canadianknight - March 1, 2009

Rastaman… what took you so long? :)

47. Justin Olson - March 1, 2009

Anthony accidentally linked to the small thumbnail jpg for the Season 1 reverse-side box art. Here is the correct link (removed the “_t” at the end):

48. Canadianknight - March 1, 2009

There are 4 or 5 new featurettes on the new GQ disk. The Thermian soundtrack was on the original disk… and is amusing for about 30 seconds. I can’t imagine watching the whole movie listening to that.

I’m thrilled they are creating new material… but rather bummed that it’s not on Blu-Ray. *sigh* Not sure if I’ll double-dip this one..

49. Jefferies Tuber - March 1, 2009

41. Get a hold of yourself, man. GQ is satire, and it’s a weak brew at that.

50. will - March 1, 2009

I’d get Galaxy Quest if it were on BluRay, too. Who doesn’t already have it on DVD?

51. Mike Ten - March 1, 2009

From what I understand Blueray players will “upconvert” DVD’s so they look better in high def.

52. Holo J - March 1, 2009

Pleased as I am about TOS remastered finally being made available on Blu-ray, I think I will hold out for the super remastered versions they will bring out years from now. When all the old dated effects have been replaced with state of the art effects.

I am not knocking the old effects I have the originals on DVD and love them. I just don’t think enough has been changed to buy them again just yet. Plus Blu-ray machines upscale old DVD’s anyway right?

53. Jeyl - March 1, 2009

Well, Paramount did it. They’re doing this series right by providing both versions on one release. And the best part is that they’re both equally remastered for quality.

And to the commenter who said that the effects would look bad in High Definition, HAHA!

54. N - March 1, 2009

Who cares about a GQ dvd release where’s the blu-ray?

55. Jason - March 1, 2009

Hopefully the GQ Blu-ray is either coming day and date with the new DVD and is yet to be announced, or comes in September/ October when ST09 is released on Blu-ray (in addition to a ton more Trek on Blu releases, like individual movie releases and another TOS season), or somewhere in between.

There wouldn’t be any reason for it not to be that, because I’m pretty certain an HD transfer exists, 2009 is the 10th anniversary of the film and Paramount is due to loose the rights at the end of the year (as DreamWorks begins a new deal with Disney in January).

But does anyone else notice that on the back of the GQ DVD it has the wrong year, cause I remember it opening December ’99.

56. Enterprise - March 1, 2009

GQ is so overrated.

57. RenderedToast - March 1, 2009

Never have I considered getting into Blu-Ray until the first 6 Trek films.. gorgeous box as well. I suppose I can wait until they package all 10 together in about a year.

58. Imrahil - March 1, 2009

No buy on Galaxy Quest until they do it on BD.

59. Jason - March 1, 2009

Hey RenderedToast, don’t you mean an 11 film set? Or are you like me and don’t identify Nemesis as a Star Trek film.

60. Anthony Pascale - March 1, 2009

Justin nice catch

article written as my check out time at hotel at Wondercon was approaching…i fixed the article so the link works, but you did right decipher my ‘_t’ code for thumbs

61. Matt Wright - March 1, 2009

Fixed back cover link.

23 — DVD players that scale to an HD resolution are quite common, an HDTV also has a scaler, so it depends on which does a better job really. Some HDTVs have very good quality SD to HD conversions, others not so much. In that case you’d want to have the player do it.

However, I would really recommend just finding another $100 and getting a Blu-ray player later on this spring. Don’t bother buying another DVD-only player. Blu-ray players play good old DVDs too (and upscale them to 1080p like the player you’re looking at).

62. Chris Pike - March 2, 2009

good to see they are all in BOLDLY DIGITAL……!

63. John-Robin! - March 2, 2009

GQ was,of course,NEVER overrated……no more than some of the drivel they try to pass off as Star Trek at least. I just wish they’d made the toys from GQ that I saw the prototypes of,that’d be so cool! I’d rather have toys from GQ than some of that Trek stuff that’s coming out. That said,being a Trekker I can’t WAIT for the new movie! Hope it’ll appeal to my short attention span,lol! Have FUN y’all! J-R!

64. David B - March 2, 2009

Does anyone know how the new DVD season sets will play?

Will the combined original and remastered effects option be available on the standard dvd release or is it likely it is just the remastered versions, anyone know anything?

65. I am Kurok! - March 2, 2009

I absolutely LOVED GQ (Gorignak!!) If anyone remembers the laser pistol that gets squashed in the engineering ‘chomper,’ it bears an eerie resemlance to the ST09 phaser pistol.

When did Sigourney get so hot?? She was downright mannish-looking in the last couple of Aliens. . .

66. falcon - March 2, 2009


On the Galaxy Quest DVD…anybody else notice that Rickman (Dane/Lazarus/whatever) is holding his weapon backwards on the DVD cover?

Cute if it’s intentional – hilarious if it’s not.

67. falcon - March 2, 2009

Holy schnikes!

65 comments between the time I first read it and now? Dang. So not first.

68. falcon - March 2, 2009

@21 – Sulu wasn’t in “The Cage”. He first showed up in “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

69. I am Kurok! - March 2, 2009

66. I absolutely think it’s intentional. I remember watching TOS (when it was on it’s original run on primetime) as a little kid, and thinking that they were holding the phasers backwards.

70. NoRez - March 2, 2009

Brandon Wheeger: But I want you to know that I’m not a complete brain case, okay? I understand completely that it’s just a TV show. I know there’s no beryllium sphere…

Jason Nesmith: Hold it.

Brandon Wheeger: no digital conveyor, no ship…

Jason Nesmith: Stop for a second, stop. It’s all real.

Brandon Wheeger: Oh my God, I knew it. I knew it! I knew it!

I adore this movie. Great, great news.

71. William "Blissey" Raymer - March 2, 2009

And for those (few) High School Musical fans here, the young version of Laredo in the “classic” GQ series clips was played by Corbin Bleu, who played Chad in the three HSM films.

At least I can finally get rid of my old copy of GQ…

72. Christine - March 2, 2009

WHY does everyone adore Galaxy Quest?! I don’t get it. Baaaah. xP

I sat through the whole thing like this: (¬_¬)

73. Simon - March 2, 2009

#55 – How can they “loose” the rights when they aren’t tight to begin with?

PS: It’s “lose”, BTW. I don’t know why people can’t spell this correctly anymore, does everyone else watch JJ Abrams’ “Loost”?

74. Steven Shukow - March 2, 2009

OK, I do love “Quest,” but I wanna wait for the BR release, and I do hope they include the ORIGINAL theatrical release, which if I recall, had more colorful language!! Correct me if I’m wrong, but when I saw the original release in the theaters, some of the funniest lines used more saucy expletives, which were then censored in the PG-rated DVD & cable releases. One of the best lines was when Weaver & Allen are about to negotiate the “chompers” corridor, & Weaver shouts out, “Well, f*ck that!!” The cleaned version had her say “screw that” instead. I know they were steering the movie to a more family-oriented market, but it was better the first time around!! F*cking disappointing!!

75. TomBot3000 - March 2, 2009

Galaxy Quest rocks! It’s a loving tribute more-so than send up in my opinion… *shrug*

76. Simon - March 3, 2009

#74 – The film has always been PG. The DVD version matches the theatrical one. The original DVD commentary talks about the changes made when they decided to go from PG-13 to PG.

77. SithMenace - March 3, 2009

Genesis trilogy? Does that mean there will be a set with Treks 2, 3 and 4 only? Because those are the only films I want.

Also, Blu-Ray is nice but upconverts are a nice way to enjoy your existing dvd collection on your hdtv. Just make sure you plug it in with an hdmi cable, which you have to buy separately, or it won’t look any different. Of course if you’re intending to upgrade to Blu-Ray, I’m pretty sure all Blu-Ray players upconvert std. dvd’s, but as always, double check before you buy. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.