Last week CBS and Paramount released TOS Season Two (review) and the Next Generation movies (review) on Blu-ray. Today we take a closer look at the hidden ‘easter eggs’ in each of those sets. Plus we have an update on the upcoming Star Trek Season Three Blu-ray set.
Star Trek: The Original Series Blu-ray – Season 2 Easter Eggs
As mentioned our review of TOS Season 2, the Blu-ray set has a dozen Easter eggs hiding out on the discs. A list of all 12 has now come to light. The Easter eggs are all interview snippets.
Some of the hidden bits are found using navigation, while others are found by going to main menu of a disc and typing in a 4-digit codes (we aren’t going to give you the exact codes, but provide you with the hint for the code, which are all years for the four digit codes). Here they all are.
#1 – (Enter 4-digit number) – The year Star Trek first aired on TV.
#2 – (enter 4-digit number) – The first year of Kirk’s five-year mission.
#3 – (navigate right from Communication)
#4 – (enter 4-digit number) – Spock’s Birth Year
#5 – (navigate right from Communication)
#6 – (enter 4-digit number) – Original air date (month/day) of “The Trouble With Tribbles”
#7 – (enter 4-digit number) – Registry number of the Enterprise
#8 – (navigate right from Communication)
#9 – (enter 4-digit number) – The year Shakespeare died (from “By Any Other Name”)
#10 – (navigate right from Communication)
#11 – (enter 4-digit number) – The year the Enterprise crew travels back to in “Assignment Earth”
#12 – (navigate right from Communication)
Star Trek Season Two on Blu-ray is available now at Amazon and other retailers.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection Easter Eggs
The TNG Blu-ray set has a couple of hidden video clips as well, using the same method as the TOS Movies boxed set.
Arrow left instead of right in the Extras menu until a little delta shield appears and then hit OK
(The Star Trek Universe) — A goofy 30 second synopsis of the movie’s plot from Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis in their makeup chairs.
(Archives) — Interview footage with Bryan Singer (director of X-Men 1 and 2) who directed Patrick Stewart in X-Men and was able to get a cameo in Nemesis.
UPDATE: First Contact
(Titles) — There is also a text easter egg, displaying all the various working titles for Star Trek First Contact, like Star Trek Generations II, and Star Trek Renaissance.
The Star Trek The Next Generation Movie Collection Blu-ray is available now at Amazon and other retaiers:
Star Trek: The Original Series Season 3 UPDATE: Pre-order and "Where No Man has gone before" clarification
Last week we reported Star Trek Season Three is coming to Blu-ray on December 15th. The original details had one feature that was a bit unclear, but we have confirmed that the set will include the original cut of the pilot for “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. Thanks again to our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits for asking Mike Okuda. According to Mike:
It is the original cut of Where No Man Has Gone Before, the second pilot episode. The reassembled original cut of The Cage is also supposed to be included.
Original "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
Also, Season 3 is now available for pre-order at Amazon.