UPDATED: Today, in two separate releases, Paramount and CBS have outlined their plans for next week’s Comic Con, where they will be revealing details on upcoming Star Trek Blu-ray and DVD sets. See below for details on Star Trek elements and giveaways at the booth. See below for a promo video from David Gerrold and a look at the Star Trek giveaways.
Get Your Tribble at Comic-Con!
In the video below, David Gerrold explains how you can get a free Tribble at the Paramount booth (Booth #3535) at San Diego Comic Con next weekend. He also announced there will be a special Tribble Gallery added to cbs-bdlive.com where you can upload pictures of yourself and a Tribble in "the most unusual circumstance you can thing of." Even if you don’t go to Comic Con, you can participate, but you will need to get your own tribble (they are available in beige, brown, and grey from Entertainment Earth). Gerrold says he is going to be on the lookout for the best pictures, but it isn’t clear if this is for some contest or just a fun fan community thing.
CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment are also planning more troubles with Tribbles for Blu-ray debut of Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two. Coming soon via the Season Two portal of CBS-BDLive.com, fans will be able to check out an exclusive interview from David on his inspiration for the Tribbles and his behind-the-scenes insights, in addition to a wealth of even more incredible BD Live bonus features that will offer fans access to materials unavailable anywhere else.
Star Trek Season Two on Blu-ray is expected to be released on September 22nd, but it is not yet available for pre-order and the full details on the set will not be released until Comic Con, along with details on other Star Trek Blu-ray and DVD sets for 2009.
UPDATE: More Details on Comic-Con Star Trek Home Video plans
This afternoon Paramount Home Video has provided us with more details on their plans for Comic-Con and Star Trek. According to the release:
fans can be photographed at the helm of the Enterprise, fraternize with galactic green girls and enter to win a limited edition Captain’s chair to build anticipation for the DVD and Blu-ray debut of Star Trek.
In addition to the Tribble giveaway, they will also have Vulcan-salute foam fingers. You will also be able to play a demo of the the Play Station Network version of the "Star Trek DAC" videogame.
Get yours at Comic Con 2009
The booth will also have special promotions for Monsters vs Aliens and Transformers, and other Paramount Home Video releases.
TrekMovie will be bringing reports on Star Trek announcements from Paramount and CBS at Comic Con next weekend.