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Final Box Art For Star Trek Movie Blu-ray & DVD sets September 4, 2009

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JJ Abrams Star Trek movie comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17th. In July Paramount released the full details on the releases and around Comic Con they released a teaser trailer with some mock up box art, but today they released the final box art for the three sets. We put it all together below.



JJ Abrams Star Trek is coming out in three versions: a three-disk Blu-ray, plus single and double-disk DVD sets. Here is art work for all three sets. [click images to enlarge]. Each set is available for pre-order at Amazon (note: Amazon links below each set have early mock-up box images)

3-disk Blu-ray

 [also available: front view]


2-disk DVD

[also available: front view]


1-disk DVD

[also available: front view]

During Comic-Con last month Paramount Home Entertainment put a hidden preview on the official site at You can also see it here embedded.


Here are the details on the various sets.


The STAR TREK three-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Special features are as follows:

Disc 1:

Disc 2:

Disc 3:


The STAR TREK two-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Special features are as follows:

Disc 1:

Disc 2:

The STAR TREK single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The single-disc DVD includes the commentary, “A New Vision” and the gag reel.


Paramount has announced two special editions for the Blu-ray

Amazon Exclusive Blu-ray w/ Enterprise Replica [see article for full details

Amazon limited edition Star Trek 2009 Blu-ray set with Enterprise replica

Best Buy Exclusive Blu-ray set with replica pins

[3-disk Blu-ray Gift Set: Best Buy pre-order $39.99]




1. Mike Knight - September 4, 2009

Too many box sets to choose! Enterprise replica or pin badges?


2. Driver - September 4, 2009

Just don’t screw it up Paramount, with EE and DNR and I’ll be a happy camper.

3. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie - September 4, 2009

Is the cover the same for the UK or do we get another cover?

4. Rusbeh - September 4, 2009

The dvd/blu ray design is ugly. should have stayed with the teaser poster

5. Banging One of Baltar's Chicks! - September 4, 2009

I’m on the Pin Replicas boat… Don’t need the Enterprise clogging up my desk… I’ll use my 32 inch monitor to look at it as a desktop if I want to…


6. nobull-23 - September 4, 2009

no Trailers?

7. garen - September 4, 2009

i like the box art for the bluray and 2 disk dvd. Very bold and striking.

8. OneBuckFilms - September 4, 2009

I’m not on Blu yet, so I’m getting the 2-Disc DVD.

If I were on Blu, I’d get the Best-Buy Blu-Ray with the Pins. Among other things, the Command pin would work well with my Movie uniform :)

9. captain_neill - September 4, 2009

Not impressed with theis pakaging what so ever

THe features sound cool, def looking forward to getting this.

Stating A JJ ABrams film on the cover is going to lead the mainstream audience to think that Abrams created Star Trek and not realise it was Roddenberry’s baby though.

10. braxus - September 4, 2009

So where is my copy of this movie on Beta? :)

Seriously the Blu Ray looks good.

11. Enterprise - September 4, 2009

Why do people always complain about the packaging? It’s just the poster.

12. Enterprise - September 4, 2009

I’m getting the Enterprise Blue Ray set, selling the Blue Ray, and getting a regular DVD.

13. captain_neill - September 4, 2009

what happened to the good old days when Star Trek movie posters were wonderful artwork?

14. Jason - September 4, 2009

Well, all the images of the “old” artwork featuring the Enterprise look to be a slipsleeve and the “new” Kirk artwork looks to be a regular Blu-ray case, so could it be one of those Iron Man/ Transformers style and have both artwork one on a normal case, one on a slipsleeve? Hopefully so, and seeing as the Best Buy exclusive still has the Enterprise art on the big outer box that’s holding everything, I say it’s a safe bet. But I’m pretty certain that Future Shop will have a Steelbook, which is what I’ll be getting.

15. Jeff Patora - September 4, 2009


16. Trekkie626 - September 4, 2009

I like the use of the 24th century LCARS font for JJ Abrams’ name.

17. mjmjr91 - September 4, 2009

hey does anyone know if this one will be released on iTunes?

18. Picard's Barber - September 4, 2009

I like the Single DVD box art the best. The others just look cropped too much from the same photo. Plus I really like how the enterprise image looks at the bottom of the cover. It really pulls the whole thing together I think.

19. Mazzer - September 4, 2009

Hmm, I think the whole marketing design for this movie has been rather awkward. The only art that I liked was the original teaser a couple of years ago which featured the badge close-up in blue/gold. Now THAT would have been a cool backdrop for the disk cover!

20. I'm Dead Jim - September 4, 2009

Yeah, I like the 1-DVD box art the best but will get the 2-DVD unit as I don’t have blu-ray yet. I guess they’ll release a director’s cut next year with the deleted scenes edited into the movie and I’ll probably buy that too. BUT THAT”S ALL!

21. Spock Of Ages - September 4, 2009


22. Izzy_Ryder - September 4, 2009

Whats up with the DVD missing some featurettes such as Props and Costumes? :s

i understand that certain things can only be done on BD, but the DVD seems lacking compared to the BD :(

23. Jeyl - September 4, 2009

Good, good. Paramount now presents us with the definitive “Star Trek is about ME!” Kirk the douche bag cover artwork.

It really is all about him, isn’t it? Gawd, I hate this movie.

24. CarlG - September 4, 2009

Ack, Giant DVD Kirk is giving me the death glare!

3-disc Bluray edition? Nice. That’s a lot of extras. I’m hyped for all the behind-the-scenes tidbits, especially the Score and Ben Burtt features.

@23: And there’s another ray of flippin’ sunshine heard from.

25. Vulcan Soul - September 4, 2009

The link of NASA and a space popcorn movie such as Abramstrek that has nothing in common with serious science fiction is nothing short of hilarious!

26. Christine - September 4, 2009

I think the packaging’s kind of dull and monochromatic.. But that may have been the look they were going for. It certainly does stand out, though, so that’s a plus to them.

Regardless, I’m getting this. =) Just another thing to add to my collection~!

27. sean - September 4, 2009


Because the movie posters NEVER centered around Kirk. Oi vey.


Original Trek and NASA never had too much in common either, so it’s a bit late to start complaining.

28. Enterprise - September 4, 2009

I think NASA is kissing Colbert’s ass now.

29. Mike W. - September 4, 2009

i wish somebody could confirm if the trailers and tv spots are going to be on the bluray and dvd. they were excellent and would like to see them appear on it. plus, i hope that the original art is the slipcover and the revised art is the case.

30. Happy Russia - September 4, 2009

Fugly, fugly, fugly…..

And people complain about the artwork for Nemesis? Sheesh…. Who came up with these awful covers? Dyslexic five-year olds?

I’ve seen better fan artwork.

Hell, I bet a blind monkey can make something better!

31. aturner - September 4, 2009

Looks like we’re getting a slightly different version here in Australia for the limited edition box set (which appears to be dvd only):

I must say that of all the artwork I’ve seen this box set looks the best so far. Truthfully though, I would have preferred this poster:

It has always been the one to capture the look of the film the most to me.

32. Canadianknight - September 4, 2009

Good lord… how long did they labor over THIS “art”? About 5 minutes in Photoshop??! Horrible, boring, monochromatic.

Looks like I’ll be doing a custom cover… again. :P

33. sebimeyer - September 4, 2009

The set that includes the Enterprise is US only. In the UK the same set has a copy of the “Countdown” comic.

34. garen - September 4, 2009


at sam goody this evening… (sam goody is cd/dvd store…like FYE and others)…they have a fourth version listed for release. it was the 2 disk dvd set “with steel case”. thats all i know. that was the only detail listed.

know anything about that?

35. Turbolift - September 4, 2009

Why do the haters even bother on this site? Why not start a “Trekmovie09sucks” site and enjoy yourself? I promise not to come on your site and say how great the movie was…and it was. I’ve liked Star Trek since the original series aired and I liked JJ’s movie…so I guess I’m on the right site. What about you?

36. Trek09 - September 4, 2009

Why do the haters even bother on this site? Why not start a “Trekmovie09sucks” site and enjoy yourself? I promise not to come on your site and say how great the movie was…and it was. I’ve liked Star Trek since the original series aired and I liked JJ’s movie…so I guess I’m on the right site. What about you? Really.

37. Samuel James - September 4, 2009

They look great. I will never cease to be amazed at the capacity some ‘fans’ have so far as complaining about minute details is concerned. If you don’t like the movie, why log onto this site? Why click on the link that says,

Final Box Art For Star Trek Movie Blu-ray & DVD sets

I guess some angry people find release in posting messages that conflict with anything slightly different that hasn’t been done a trillion times before. Does anyone remember how much controversy arised as a result of Chris Pine being cast? The people know what they’re doing! We should not be so quick to judge.
Thats my opinion anyway. Don’t fear change, embrace it. We can always go back and watch the old and loved series’ on dvd.

38. Maximus - September 4, 2009

Strangely enough, the 1 disc dvd cover is the best. The blu-ray cover looks ugly, but I’ll pick it up for the blu-ray quality.

39. Ryan O'Brien - September 4, 2009

1 disc cover is the best. Not great, but less cluttered. Angry looking Kirk hiding in the letters is DUMB

40. CarlG - September 4, 2009

@30: Sounds like we have a volunteer — go get em.

41. Rocket Scientist - September 4, 2009

For me, the cover art isn’t so much an issue. I don’t sit around scrutinizing it. Its function is to tell me which movie it contains. Beyond that, I don’t much care. I’m too busy watching the movie.

As for the so-called “haters”, sit back and enjoy watching them self-flagellate. It never gets old!

42. VOODOO - September 4, 2009

Never liked any of the artwork for this movie.

The teaser poster were some of the worst I have ever seen and the theatrical poster (In the U.S.) was just ok.

Very good/great movie, but weak posters/art work.

43. Coop-fye - September 4, 2009

This is not a sales pitch but merely one fan wanting to let everyone know about something I have yet to see mentioned anyone online.

I am a Store Manager for f.y.e. aka Coconuts and Suncoast. If you purchased “Iron Man”, “Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull” or “The Dark Knight” last year from an f.y.e you know that we had an Exclusive Steel Case version of the Special Edition available.

After waiting for an answer all summer as to whether or not there would be one for Star Trek this year, I finally received confirmation that there will be a Steel Case version for Star Trek. It will have the same content as the regular boxed Special Edition but is offered as a unique collector’s item.

If it follows last years Steel Case editions it will retail slightly higher than the regular Special Edition due to the case itself. It should retail for $34.99 and be on sale for $26.99 – $27.99 and come with a $7 – $10 mail-in-rebate.

There will be a limited amount of them made so if you are a collector and would like to ensure you get your copy you can visit any f.y.e., Coconuts or Suncoast and reserve your copy for just $5 and that of course goes toward your final purchase. You can also pay in full if you would like.

It is not yet available for pre-order at but should be soon.

Just wanted to let you guys know.

44. John Lewis, Jr. - September 4, 2009

November 17th is too far away, which is why I’m glad the one-screen arthouse theater in my neighborhood just started showing it. And I have Monday off. Looks like I’ll get viewing number 4 in before DVD!

45. The Realist - September 4, 2009

What crap covers! I think of all the Trek Movies this one has had some of the worst posters and now cover for DVD/BluRay! Why not have common them with the other Trek Movies? This is just plain ugly, normaly I dont give a rats bum about this stuff but YIKES! I don’t particularly want it on my shelf.

46. garen - September 4, 2009

#43 I mention this in post #34. I was at a Sam Goody store….which is owned by the same company as FYE

47. Oregon Trek Geek - September 4, 2009

I have asked my significant other for the Enterprise Replica edition for Christmas. I did point out that if he wants to get it for me, he must pre-order it on amazon. I hope he did!

And that was a great video. The Leonard Nimoy part especially.

48. DGill - September 4, 2009

Wow, I’ve gotta say that is the worst box art I’ve ever seen.

49. John Lewis, Jr. - September 4, 2009

Wow, it seems it’s true. I don’t mean to be a dick, but… all stereotypes ARE based on truth. The bitching about the cover art is all the proof you need. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s standard DVD fare. Window dressing, people—window dressing.

50. somethoughts - September 4, 2009

I got the slim ps3 when it came out here on Aug 26th., I am ready for the blu ray discs. FYI HD in full 1080p is awesome, my slim ps2 is eating dusts now. Star Trek is one of those movies that you must have on blu ray, after that will probably be Avatar and then Star Trek 2011.

51. Spockish - September 4, 2009

This holiday season I’ll be buying all 3 versions, the BR for my friend with a PS3, myself the double DVD, my brother who is building the Orion Command capsule at Lockheed Martian, but still tells me news only after it has been in the news for weeks. I or shall I say my pocketbook is happy on the pricing.

And as for box design, either a kindergartner could do better with a box of crayons, or the boxes where designed by kindergartners. Or the worst part those are Union okay’ed designs.

52. Spockish - September 4, 2009

50) somethoughts so your not going to upgrade your DVD trek movies to Blue Ray, figure you’d at least do Khan.

53. Norbert Steinert - September 5, 2009

I didn’t like the first box art at all. But I like the new one much less. I admit, that I’m a fan of beautyful paintings like the one for Trek 3 or the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series.

Bad decision.

But now the fans can do their own replacement covers. I think there are some sites on the web where I can get one. Or I will do one for myself.

54. Dr beckett - September 5, 2009


55. David B - September 5, 2009

This is the picture I would have used

I think this poster is the best at least there is some design to it.

56. Vardonir - September 5, 2009

Frankly, the old “fake” boxset looks better than the new final boxset!
The 1-disc DVD one’s not half bad, but I’m getting the 2-disc DVD!
I’ll live with it. DX

I agree with #6 and #54.
Where are the trailers?

57. captain_neill - September 5, 2009

the features sound good, I ennjpyed the film even though it was by no means the best ever Trek film.

I will remain adament that Abrams changed things I was angry with.

But I still liked the film.

This is an excellent selection of features for a movie I gave 8 out of 10 to.

I am eager to hear JJ Abrams justify some of the changes he made in the film.

No matter what that package design is ugly

58. Flinn - September 5, 2009

I can’t believe people complain about cover art (COVER ART) like it was a violation of national security. There’s nothing wrong with either the old or new designs. The new one, especially, seems to be following in Paramounts minimalistic style, probably to save money. I like the simple, unbusy new design with Kirk of the 2-disc and blu-ray.

23. It’s tiresome to still see people who so dislike this movie still posting on this site. It makes no sense. Things I don’t like, I ignore, not go out of my way to post about.

And heaven forbid they put Kirk, the captain of the enterprise, on the cover of the DVD. How dare they!

59. captain_neill - September 5, 2009

I don t have a problem with Kirk on Cover but why did they not keep with the movie poster.

It feels cheap looking compared to the other posters

60. greenappleman7 - September 5, 2009

Does it bother you that William Shatner hasn’t seen STAR TREK?

Not really. It just makes me think that he’s an ass. I mean come on! /Of all people he hasn’t seen it!

61. Galaxy Quest 2 - September 5, 2009

“Congradulations cadet”

62. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - September 5, 2009

Can’t wait to get the Dvd. Will be seeing it in Imax once again or twice this weekend. Then with the Bluray ill be all Treked up and ready for the next Movie.

63. Dr. Image - September 5, 2009

Always hated those photos. Love the poster.
Must have the badges!

64. Patrick Gleeson - September 5, 2009

# 9 Good point. I think this is Paramounts intention. This is JJ’s baby now. This film has only a passing resemblance to what’s gone before – this is not Roddenberry’s Trek, not anymore.

BTW the cover art is dire.

65. Lore - September 5, 2009

#6 & #54 Behind the trucks of course.

66. Trey - September 5, 2009

23……if you hate this movie, then dont come up here and post about it. seriously.

67. Smike van Dyke - September 5, 2009

Horrible new cover! The only Enterprise “smear” was far superior to “Kirk in letters”!

68. Mark Lynch - September 5, 2009

@ Everyone who is complaining about the people complaining about the box art….

Don’t they have as much right to say they don’t like it as those that do?

Generally speaking, you only get two kinds of posters on any site. Those that really like something and those that do not. The ones in between can’t be bothered.

Sometimes, people can raise a valid or interesting point even though it may disagree with your own point of view. So lets live and let live. I thought Star Trek fans were meant to be a tolerant bunch. Sheesh!
Anyone remember IDIC anymore?

To add to the fest, I think the box artwork is very bland, but it is not too important as it is the quality of that which is inside the box that counts for me.
Hopefully I will have a blu-ray player by the time this comes out as I would love to watch Star Trek in high definition.

69. Allen - September 5, 2009

Why can’t the blu-ray version get the awsome 1 disk dvd cover? Its sooo much better.

Oh wait i figured it out. They want me to buy both so that i have to flip the insert to have the right cover. Those sneaky people.

70. DGill - September 5, 2009


I bet if he had seen the movie and didn’t like it, some people would think he was an ass for not adoring it like the rest of the cast. :P

71. Third Remata'Klan - September 5, 2009

It pisses me off how Blu-Ray gets so much more in the special features department.

Yes, I know there are certain features they can only do on Blu, and I understand they’re trying to get people to switch (it’s a marketing thing). But it still pisses me off.

72. Allen - September 5, 2009

#71 Why not switch? The players are affordable and if you don’t have an HDTV now, when you get one eventually you won’t have to buy the movie again to watch in HD.

Some people (including me) can actually tell the difference on a standard tv between blu and dvd. Blu has no artifacts other than film grain, but dvd has a hard time with dark scenes and also gradual gradients.

73. Michael - September 5, 2009

Yea, the B D 3 disc cover sucks(single disc version best of the worse possible choices)…but I’m not so lame as to labor over DVD case artwork. It will sit on a shelf unseen, till I pull it out to pop the discs into my BD player. but……..I CAN’T EXPRESS how much I’m dissappointed the teaser, theatrical trailers and tv spots were NOT incld.! WTF? For studio’s clamoring for buyers to support this supposed superior format called Bluray and it’s claim to holding FAR more info. than a standard dvd, to omit these is a serious snafu! But I bet it’s FAR to late to complain and get Paramount to rethink and add these to the masters before producing them. I bet the title is already in production and stacking up in the thousands if units in a warehouse…waiting for it’s street release date.
I LOVE STMP….Director’s Ed. It is LOADED with several trailers, tv promos, teasers! If they can dod this on an older standard re-issued dvd, why the F can’t they do it on a 3 DISC BD release? COME ON! The 3rd disc is a worthless, digital copy and PC commerical….ADD the Trailers/Teasers/TV Promo Spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come ON Paramount, put down the crack pipe and wake up! Maybe even the Comic Con video!

74. Spockish - September 5, 2009

#68, I forgot what IDIC stands for, guess it comes with getting older. Hopefully when most start getting around half a century old they will have found a cure by the time you reach a Century old. The average life span of men is now just over 86, so only 14 more years til that century mark is reached. And they predict that by the 22nd century it will be 150 years. And by the 24th century if we have not become Borgified by our own selections of machine implants a life may be forever (thats an eon or 1000 years or more. Again thats if were still biological not silicon computers and we do not need to find the Borg, because we are the Borg.

75. Spockish - September 5, 2009

And to all that B-itch about the STM#11 is not the purpose of saying they look bad ment to correct their choices. They do have a right to pick box cover art, but by the same right of free choice we the public have the right to voice negative feelings for their poor selections with the intent to correct their errors the next time.

And if your voicing bad comments about their bad choices, it is very much like Health care. It seems the big wigs in DC (or as I call them fat asses) do not wish us to say we do not like there picks that will only effect us and not them.

Freedom gives all the right to say any thing be it good or bad, it is the right of anyone whom repeats what is said to allow it to be repeated via their repeat.

76. Rocket Scientist - September 5, 2009

57. Captain Neill

I will remain adament that Abrams changed things I was angry with.

But I still liked the film.


I can’t shake that very same feeling. Early on I was a big supporter of the film, looking forward to it with optimism. When it came out I enjoyed it immensely and understood the need for a “reboot”.

But more and more, something makes me wish this was designed to fit into the Prime universe, both from a storytelling and a visual standpoint. Not necessarily using the exact same production designs, but not departing from them as radically as they did.

Guess I’ll just have to see where they go with this. Because I admit it: I enjoyed what they did. The 2 items I definitely want are the 2-disc DVD and the Enterprise model.

77. S. John Ross - September 5, 2009

#74: “#I forgot what IDIC stands for”

“Crass Revenue Advertising Publicity.” It’s Star Trek’s most famous typo.

78. Spockish - September 5, 2009

As for the link to the Russian cover (#30) it is a decent cover, more aimed at those where Star Trek is not a big a factor in their culture as Roddenberry has ingrained the concept in America.

Now #55 I like the choice very much and to bad you did not have a voice in their marketing Dept.

But I do see what Christine was pointing at, STM#11 has always seemed to be in the monochromatic mode. And vivid florecent colors are kind on like a cross to a vampire. Could the past use of the Neon like color schemes have been why they desired to go Monochrome in colors.

There is the marketing phrase they used in 2008 and the spring of 09, ‘This is not your fathers Star Trek’ so they did not want the flashy color schemes of the past, and that we have gotten use to.

79. RD - September 5, 2009

What happened to the triumvirate of Spock, Bones and Kirk?

Has this been going on all Summer? If so, I guess I never really noticed that Spock’s girlfriend had supplanted Bones as a primary lead character for marketing. Wow. Interesting. Kind of a slap in the face to Karl Urban. I think even Eric Bana would have been a better choice in classic Trek art style. And in terms of pay, leads, and celebrity, Zoe doesn’t quite fit either. Guess Paramount is really trying to play up the Star-Trek-has-women-too aspect, it’s really the only explanation as it doesn’t really represent what’s in the film or the primary relationship of the core characters – a key aspect of the franchise.

Trying to imagine the second season TOS credits this way:

Starring William Shatner
Also Starring Leopnard Nimory as Mr. Spock


80. Spockish - September 5, 2009

#79 Remember back in the 60’s TV marketing was much more like the Islamic way. Women were really only toys you dragged around with you.

Women only started getting respect when the Femanaies (the NOW gang) started getting their voices herd. This hole thing of men lead they way started back with the cavemen and big wooden clubs and you humped any girl you saw, a;most like male dogs and human legs (male of female)

81. Spockish - September 5, 2009

Opp’s that Femanazi’s, minor typo. And I’m German, I should be good at German/Hitler info.

82. Ntrpriz - September 5, 2009

Is the blu-ray version not containing deleted scenes? It was not listed….

83. Ntrpriz - September 5, 2009

oops nevermind… im so excited i missed it…

84. somethoughts - September 5, 2009


I actually never got into the DVD Star Trek collection thing, I do have a few TNG movies though. I may go get TOS blu ray ones/movies though, that and of course the BBC Planet Earth, no blu ray player should be without.

Figure wait to see if BBC Planet Earth will ever go on sale, here it is listed at $89 for 3 discs, imo that is over priced, considering it costs pennies to make.

I prefer to also buy ps3 games that are 19.99 over ones that are 69.99, shows you how much they can sell it for and still make a profit.

Each blu ray disc should cost no more than a few pennies to manufacture.

Movies though, I don’t mind paying max 29.99-39.99, after that it gets rather silly. I mean how often can you watch a movie, other than the great films like (insert your favorites here). I think people just love hording and owning items to fill a void, in time everything is always cheaper and that is when I pounce. ie. ps3, paid 299 for a newer slimer model where there is plentiful of games/movies around for it rather than 599 to be one of the few to “own it first.” The same I guess goes for everything else cars etc. I’ve been trying to use delayed gratification versus immediate gratification.

85. RD - September 5, 2009

#80. Spockish wrote: “Remember back in the 60’s TV marketing was much more like ….Women were really only toys you dragged around with you.”

I just went over to Memory Alpha and looked at all the marketing over the last year and evidently I’ve just overlooked it. But they’ve been fronting Uhura since the beginning – I just missed those posters due to the ubiquitousness of the blurry-E.

MY POINT, was not so much about treating women equally in marketing, but rather whether Uhura should be treated equally as a character. A quick glance at Memory-Alpha’s alternate-character pages shows Uhura’s page is little more than a third the size of McCoy’s. Clearly despite under-utilizing McCoy in his traditional role, his character still had more going on than Uhura’s. If Uhura is really going to receive third billing, she needs to do more than simply be the girlfriend of the second-billed star.

It’s bad enough that McCoy gets credits after both Nero & Pike (understandable considering Greenwood’s credits), but still ahead of Uhura and she still makes the cover art over him.

If anything I would not say Uhura is getting more respect, but rather being exploited for decidedly the same reasons women may not have received the respect they deserved in the sixties.

Ultimately it just doesn’t bode well for McCoy. Thinking about his role in the film, he’s been made a supporting character equal to Uhura, Checkov, Scotty & Sulu. Curious to see if this trend continues in more than just the marketing.

86. Imrahil - September 5, 2009

Yeah, seriously–Uhura as the third part of the triumvirate? Bleah.

87. RD - September 5, 2009

#86. I know, disturbing. But aside from the marketing, it’s not clear whether they just didn’t use McCoy in this story, like some TOS stories where he did not figure prominently, or whether he is being usurped from his role in this alternate reality, where Spock & Uhura also make-out on transporter pads.

However, characters aside, Urban has the most lead credits of any of the cast aside from Greenwood, who truly plays a supporting character. Had Uhura been played by Halle Berry, or Beyonce, supporting or not, they would have been the biggest names in the film and entitled to a spot in the paid ads. As it is, if I were Urban’s management, I would would have made paid ads part of my contract in the event any other character appears in advertising besides Kirk & Spock (and/or Nero & Nimoy). Pike’s really a guest star, but Greenwood’s deserving of a larger credit. The movie’s about the core ensemble and to a lesser extent the the bad guy.

But that’s not how Paramount chose to play it.

88. Gustavo - September 5, 2009

How far is November now?? Here in Brazil the DVD comes out for rental in November 4th….but for sale….who knows?

89. Spockish - September 5, 2009

I remember some one posted a statement when the release dates were made public, and Barzil was 13 days ahead of the US and others, and someone talked about ordering from there to get the movie first.

I was thinking that Brazil most likely has no export laws to prevent this. But I’m sure some hacker will post copies on the net. Just as I found Video taped copies of the movie from the theater with camcorders.

But what I’ve seen look like (as I’d say it) chit compared to my own memories of seeing the movie. Plus these copies all have the opening minutes and ending credits missing, a whole 11 minutes of the movie.

As with about ever Trekkie they want quality in the video, wish I could afford Blue Ray but the cost is getting near the affordability point. I know I’ll have the set up by the time the next one comes out.

90. U.S.S. TINKERBELL - September 5, 2009

– Did anybody noticed how great is the U.S.S. KELVIN crew..?!?…that is something very..trekkie…very great….

91. U.S.S. TINKERBELL - September 5, 2009

– …The new ENERPRISE…is ..average…KELVIN…really rocks….!!!

92. RetroWarbird - September 5, 2009

Art or not, I’m a little disappointed. I’m glad to have all of the Deleted Scenes, but really, really, REALLY wish they’d integrated them into the film. (Or just had that as an option, if there were issues with the soundtrack – those of us who really want to watch all the extra pieces in chrono order, who don’t mind a little jarring soundtrack pause, would get to).

But otherwise the features look nice. The box-art is pretty bland, though. I do like the idea of division badges … great pack-in.

93. CarlG - September 5, 2009

I think that black “NCC” Bluray box is the best of the bunch. Very understated and classy.

94. Jim Nightshade - September 5, 2009

Hmmm where is quarksbartender to complain with me? I dont see a feature on the closing of Star Trek the Experience on the dvds-Paramount filmed it and told us it would be on the movie dvd-did I miss it? I did not see it listed-I would also like to see the trailers on the dvds as well-Anthony-anyone know anything bout the feature on the closing of the experienc4?

95. Steve - September 5, 2009

Love the new cover art. Very “mod.” Glad they changed it. Much better than just being a re-hash of the one-sheet.

96. RenderedToast - September 6, 2009

Like the group shot with Enterprise cover. Hate the Kirk-centric other ones. I thought this movie was about Spock? I think the white Enterprise poster would have made a better cover. Even better would be the inverted one from the IMAX showings.

I expect the UK will get a different cover, they usually do. They’re usually better as well.

97. Nick - September 6, 2009

Cool! Can’t wait!!! : )

98. Darkwing - September 6, 2009

ah, smell the aroma of the negativity striking again. makes me feel like I’m at trek…oh wait, I am.

Personally, I think i might get the Blu-Ray for this, even though I don’t have a BDR player yet

99. Spockish - September 6, 2009

#94 Mr. Nightshade, I noticed something looked odd in the video content of the DVDs, was real puzzled but could not see the error. And with you bringing up the Experience topic. It hit me that this was the item missing. I remember you talking about being in a video spot on the BR verion of the Movie. I always wanted to go see it at Vegas. And had the savings to do it but then they gave me the wrong type of pills for my injuries and the Doctor visits and bills became more important. Maybe going to Quarks bar would have been fun and memorable, but not having a handicap for life or even death by the blood mess up the pills given. And I can’t sue the docs or pill people because they are run by the feds and medicare/caid.

Hopefully it was just a typist mistake or they lost the info page. At least you have the memories.

And by the way they did a mess up when I was hospitalized, they gave me B+ and I’m B-. Had a fever of 106.5 and 107.2 cooks the brain and 108 kills. They even packed my lower body in bags of ice for a day. Good thing I was born in the Twin cities, and am use to cold weather and the snow and ice.

100. Spockish - September 6, 2009

But I think if I was on that Moon Spock was on in ST:TM (Star Trek The Movie/2009) I would have still needed the fur clothing, because it did not look like sunny beach weather there.

101. Selor Kiith - September 6, 2009

No german? Huh?

102. Jim Nightshade - September 6, 2009

thats terrible spockish-i am also b neg a very rare blood type-4% i believe–hope you are doing better-i agree your health should be the most important consideration-unfortunatly i wasnt at the closing of the experience-but i know friends who worked and were there and paramount filmed n interviewed everryone-it should be on the disk-i did find out i am one of the dedicated patrons at wuarks bar on the 360 virtual tour of the experience-was shocked to find me in it-we were there 2 weeks before it closed so thats when they mustve took the pix–anyway hope trekmovie finds out when or if the exp clising footage will end up-

103. KingDaniel - September 7, 2009

Ugly, ugly box art.

Lucky the film was so much fun!

Can’t wait ’till release – but I am dissapointed that the Nero deleted scenes run only 3 mins. And that we have to get a 2-disc version just to see those scenes.

But, as fans…we’re forced to shell out anyway. Damn.

104. Photoshop Guy - September 7, 2009


Whoever did the Photoshop work for that limited edition photo [Pewter Enterprise] needs to take a break. The angles and shadows are all off – it’s pretty bad actually.

105. Norbert Steinert - September 7, 2009

I have been thinking about something like this. I hope the link works.

106. Still here - September 7, 2009

What’s the deal with not including the trailers, teaser, and tv spots?!?!!

107. Norbert Steinert - September 7, 2009

The link didn’t work. Please use this one instead.

108. Joe Coatar - September 7, 2009

is this site dead? no new articles in three days

109. Jim Nightshade - September 7, 2009

hey Norbert-that poster looks awesome-if only it was a real cover for anything huh?

110. Sebi - September 7, 2009

Germany Blu-Ray has also a different cover:

111. Sebi - September 7, 2009

It also seems that this is just a 2-disc-edition.

Great! So Germany either gets the digital copy or the specials…. damn.

112. Pyork (JE) - September 7, 2009

no new articles. What the hell?

113. Son of a Maui Portagee - September 7, 2009

#108. & 112.

Labor Day weekend in the States and I would have thought that by now it was very evident this site has a very U.S.-centric bent.

114. Norbert Steinert - September 8, 2009

Thank you for your opinion Jim.

115. Spockish - September 8, 2009

Good art work Morbert, all shall I say good use of PhotoShop. The only thing is Paramount seemed to only like Kindergarten grade stuff, and if the artwork required layers then it feed the trash can. And too colorful they the ink budget would go into orbit.

Did anyone like the Discovery channels all day of Popular Science’s all day of ‘ The future of ‘. I already had all the shows I’ve stored on DVD. The Energy Weapons one even states that Energy Weapons are mainly hear because of Star Trek (TOS). Hope they have more but showing all the shows in one day means end of season or series.

116. Spockish - September 8, 2009

opps thats Norbert, guess my fingers had to much to drink.

117. Son of a Maui Portagee - September 8, 2009


I doubt Paramount or anyone else connected with this movie care much about Trek’s history so I doubt it had any bearing, but during the first season of ToS McCoy’s credits ran with the second tier cast. And all the marketing centered on Kirk and Spock.

The packaging pix probably has more to do with how the marketing campaign was planned before anyone was cast more than anything else.

118. aturner - September 8, 2009

110. I don’t mind that 2-disc special edition art at all. Still retains the same characteristics as the previous covers we’ve seen (Kirk and Enterprise), but in my opinion it looks a little more like art and less like a 2 second photoshop job.

119. aturner - September 8, 2009

It appears our art here in Australia has been finalised. We will be getting a 2-disc DVD and 3-disc blu-ray release. The art is (thankfully) the same as the 1 disc US release from the looks of it.

120. mapleman - September 8, 2009

I don’t care much about the DVD cover image all at.
What l am concerned more about is the special bonus features.
I will get a friend to download the trailers, TV spots and other special makings of the movie (i.e. MTV special) from the internet and make a third disc for myself.

@ 31
I will get the 2 disc Enterprise Limited Edition, but it looks like it not an EZYDVD exclusive, it may also be available at JB Hi-fi or Big W cheaper.
I do not have a Blu-ray player yet; I still have order the Amazon exclusive Blu-ray Enterprise and l wish to get the BEST BUY Blu-ray with the replica pins edition too, but BEST BUY do not do international postage.

I live in Australia, and l was very happy with the new Star Trek movie, and do wish to collect the different Star Trek (2009) special editions DVD/Blu-ray
Thank you for your time.

121. jonboc - September 8, 2009

I love the cover, it screams STAR TREK, and does so using my favorite font. I love the largeness of it as well as the boldness of the black and white. It gets your attention and that is exactly what it’s supposed to do. Bravo!

122. 16309A - September 8, 2009

#79 I was going to bring up the same thing. What is the deal with Kirk/Spock/Uhura? That has to be a marketing thing don’t you think? They really aren’t going to push McCoy into the backround are they?

123. ToddM - September 9, 2009

Anyone know the format/specs of the digital copy?

124. Trey - September 10, 2009

#122, i hope they dont. as much as i LOVE Uhura, they should stay treue too the trio. i like McCoy as well.

125. Donn - September 11, 2009

I wonder how the iTunes Extras for Star Trek will compare with the disc versions. I doubt it will be to the level of the Blu-ray, but I’m hoping for at least on par with the double DVD. I will probably go iTunes anyway, but definitely in that case.

126. Trey - September 11, 2009

and #122 i dont want Uhura to be in the background either.

127. RD - September 11, 2009

#117. Son of a Maui Portagee wrote: I doubt Paramount or anyone else connected with this movie care much about Trek’s history so I doubt it had any bearing, but during the first season of ToS McCoy’s credits ran with the second tier cast. And all the marketing centered on Kirk and Spock. The packaging pix probably has more to do with how the marketing campaign was planned before anyone was cast more than anything else.

During the first season of Trek, I don’t think anyone knew how pivotal McCoy was going to be. Piper and Boyce never had the depth Kelley brought to the first scene he was in. Once they realized that, I think Kelley’s agents fought for that credit in the second season.

This is completely different. Even if marketing planned to use Uhura, she was merely the third image in the preconceived artwork. Once Urban was cast, how hard would it have been to use his pictures instead of Uhura’s?

I don’t mind a Kirk/Spock centric campaign since afterall that’s what the movie is about, but why throw in Uhura? I think it’s obvious why …

No, somebody somewhere dropped the ball.

128. Son of a Maui Portagee - September 12, 2009

#127., “No, somebody somewhere dropped the ball.” – RD

I think my agreement with you is inherent in my assertion that I doubt anyone involved with the movie cared about ToS development history. My point was that if they did then maybe I’d consider buying an argument that they were saving McCoy’s pivotal development as a member of the Trek trinity for later to reflect that it wasn’t immediately present in the character’s introduction in ToS.

129. movies - September 14, 2009

i like the box art for the bluray and 2 disk dvd. Very bold and striking.

130. Eli - September 15, 2009

I’m still hoping Target ports over that Enterprise replica case that they’re getting on the european amazon website for their special edition 2 disk dvd. The 2 discs are stored in the saucer and everything looks to scale. I soo want it!

131. Bob - October 4, 2009

#130: I’m still hoping Target ports over that Enterprise replica case that they’re getting on the european amazon website for their special edition 2 disk dvd.

Well I found this link on IMDB that seems to confirm that Target will be offering the Enterprise case. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.