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Full Details On Star Trek Season Three Blu-Ray November 5, 2009

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Next month the third and final season of Star Trek The Original Series comes to Blu-ray. The set comes complete with new special features in HD, as well as a special bonus, the "newly discovered" unaired version of pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before". TrekMovie has the first details on the full set below. . 

 

Star Trek Season 3 Coming December 15th

 

 Press Release

NEVER BEFORE RELEASED ALTERNATE VERSION OF STAR TREK PILOT TO DEBUT ON BLU-RAY

Unearthed After 40 Years, The Episode Anchors Bonus Features Of STAR TREK® THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON THREE Blu-Ray Release On Sale December 15

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (November 5, 2009) – An unaired alternative version of the original STAR TREK pilot, found after 40 years, will be available to the public for sale for the first time ever as part of the STAR TREK®: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON THREE Blu-ray disc collection.

The newly discovered version of the original pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” includes an alternative monologue by William Shatner, as well as different theme music and closing credits. It is presented in three parts with 1970s-style act breaks and was obtained from Magic Picture Home Entertainment GmbH. The Blu-ray set will be released on December 15 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Featuring all 24 episodes of the legendary third season, the six-disc set is presented in pristine 7.1 DTS-HD Master audio and superior picture quality offering the best possible home viewing experience. The BD-Live enabled discs also offer seamless branching allowing fans to toggle between watching these classic episodes as they were originally broadcast, or the newly remastered versions with enhanced special effects and sound for the best of both worlds. Also, every disc is Mobile BluTM enabled. Once downloaded, Mobile BluTM allows fans to turn their iPhones and iPod Touchs into Blu-ray player remote controls and download content for on-the-go entertainment.

In addition to the alternate version of the show’s original pilot and interaction via BD-Live, the set includes new featurettes from Star Trek-themed panels at ComicCon International 2009 including “The Anthropology of Star Trek” and “The World of Rod Roddenberry,” plus a 20-minute piece hosted by David Gerrold, the writer behind the classic episode “The Trouble With Tribbles.” Premiering in 1966, STAR TREK®: THE ORIGINAL SERIES aired for three seasons and launched a worldwide phenomenon for numerous television series and feature films that continues today. The series starred one of the most pivotal casts in television history including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.

STAR TREK®: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON THREE BLU-RAY will be available for the suggested retail price of $118.99 US and $136.99 CAN.

The set is presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Original 2.0 Mono, Spanish 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono sound. The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada. The total running time is 22 Hrs., 31 Min. The breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

Disc Two:

Disc Three:

Disc Four:

Disc Five:

Disc Six:


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Comments

1. Skippy2k - November 5, 2009

Cool, looking forward to this. Not sure if it should be listed as a bonus feature or not and I’ll have to double check. From what I have read there will be a bonus included for Star Trek: Online, an admirals uniform. Its not a normal bonus feature and probably limited but still.

2. Skippy2k - November 5, 2009

It is listed here, nothing major but nice little perk if you will be playing STO!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Star-Trek-Seasons-2-and-3/12728

3. Driver - November 5, 2009

Is there anything on tap for 2010?

4. Trekluver - November 5, 2009

@3

Probably The Best of Star Trek TOS and TNG vol. 3 will come out in 2010. Also more Trek on Blu-Ray and The Motion Pictures on single disc DVD’s and Blu-rays for people to buy. I hope another fan collective comes out too! It could be a Romulan fan collective or a Cardassian fan collective.

5. KevinA Melbourne Australia - November 5, 2009

Now all we need is the 3 season pack, lower price please!

6. Matt Wright - November 5, 2009

Really looking forward to the extras on this and of course the “lost” version of WNMHG

7. samwiseb - November 5, 2009

Hmm… what is the restoration quality of the extended WNMHGB episode? If it is subcatagorized as a bonus feature rather than an episode proper (a la The Cage)?

8. DJT - November 5, 2009

SWEETNESS!!

9. Syn4Ever - November 5, 2009

$120 for the Blu-ray!? Holy shiz!

10. MadDocTrekkie - November 5, 2009

Are there any Starfleet Access episodes?

11. Thomas Jensen - November 5, 2009

“The World of Rod Roddenberry,” –bahh, what a joke. He had nothing to do with the original series, that doesn’t belong one bit.

12. VOODOO - November 5, 2009

I can’t say enough good things about these Blu-ray’s. Season’s 1+2 simply blew me away and I am a fairly harsh critic.

Do yourself a favor and pick these sets up if you haven’t already.

13. garen - November 5, 2009

i realize the box art is in keeping with the earlier releases…but this art just stands out in a great way. Its all in the contrast with the deep red. Looks great!

14. Jordan - November 5, 2009

Ehhhh why did the price almost double? Is it because Star Trek is popular again so they can milk us?

15. Skippy2k - November 5, 2009

The Amazon link prices it at $52.99, maybe just the pre-order price but it doesn’t seem that far out of place from previous releases.

16. Rick Sternbach - November 6, 2009

Heh. This reminds me of a comic page in STEREO REVIEW (or the mag it morphed into, SOUND & VISION) where a record store had a sign up stating “Beatles albums remastered and re-released every Tuesday.”

17. captain_neill - November 6, 2009

I am really looking forward to this as well but in UK I still have to get seson 2 on blu ray, only coming out next mon

I cannot wait to get it

18. Balok - November 6, 2009

If you haven’t seen this, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xe5SUxq25I

It also has addtional scenes in chess game and corridor shots at beginning. The ending music has kind of a western wagon train to the stars feel to it.

19. Smittmaestro - November 6, 2009

Keep in mind that’s possibly pre-order costs. When it does come out I’m pretty sure the price will drop to a reasonable level.

One store it was 79.95 ordered it from Amazon for 59.95.

-cs™

20. Hat Rick - November 6, 2009

It’s amazing what technology can do these days. I bet CBS couldn’t be happier that the original prints, I believe, were available for these Blu-ray transfers. :-)

21. Zebonka - November 6, 2009

The Billy Blackburn stuff was possibly the most disappointing thing I’ve seen on a Trek DVD. I was expecting a few neat behind-the-scenes shot, and I got them – but they were interspersed with the rather drab life story of an extra. I mean it’s great that his tale has been preserved but I’d rather see some bloopers, myself.

22. SciFiMetalGirl - November 6, 2009

I am shocked that something as significant as an alternate version of WNMHGB has been kept under wraps for so long! Wow!

23. FreddyE - November 6, 2009

Seems the alternate pilot version was in the possesion of a german home video company..”Magic Picture Home Entertainment GmbH” GmbH is german for Limited.

I wouldn´t expact sensational picture quality though. It will have been gone thru quite a lot conversions by the time it was finally pressed on blueray:

1. Copy from film master
2. Copy from film to magnet tape
3. conversion from NTSC to PAL and copy to home video master (probably this is what was “unearthed”)
4. “Up-Conversion” to HD

And who knows in wich state the copy they found was. And it might not even have had the original opening video (because that was heavily edited for the german dub)…

Surley they had to do quite a lot of reconsturcting.

24. Joe Siegler - November 6, 2009

Wow – no Starfleet Access episodes at all? That’s pretty lame. That’s the epic fail of Star Trek sets. Commentaries and whatnot. There’s no reason why there shouldn’t be at minimum a text commentary by the Okudas on every episode.

I have it on pre-order already because I have the other two, but the total lack of Starfleet Access episodes is REALLY disappointing. It was bad enough there were so few in Season 2 (None for Doomsday Machine – EEK!), but zero in S3 is really sad.

Also, Amazon has it for $52.99 now.

25. paustin - November 6, 2009

newly discovered huh…lol uh sure
I hope they had access to a better copy than the one thats been floating around the internet for ages. One would assume that they do…heres hoping. The only thing left now is original 60’s promos…and the bloopers in pristine shape which sadly doesn’t seem to be something that exists. Unless Gene stored the original away and made copies for his convention runs which doesn’t seem likely. But again….here’e hoping.

26. Andy Patterson - November 6, 2009

I look forward to this.

and 24….I’ve long thought they should release cleaned up bloopers. Bought me a bootleg copy from a comic shop in NY.

27. fred - November 6, 2009

ive had a copy of where no man has gone before for ager on vhs. i am pleased that they are releasing it as its about time but i just wish they would release all the other stuff old making offs intverviews stuff that you cant get hold off unless you buy from a pirate or download off the bit torrents site or find it on you tube, now on the other hand if they are not wanting to bring this stuff out fine then give this stuff to you tube and the bit torrent site you can even say to them here it is you just have to put an advert in for the new film or tv programe make it wok for them.

28. Starman - November 6, 2009

“newly discovered”

I have the second copy that existed back in the mid-80’s.

A friend of mine gave me and one other person a copy on VHS and told us both to never let it out. I, of course, kept it. The other person spared no time in selling it at the next NY con.

29. ChristopherPike - November 6, 2009

18: Here’s a much better version…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORBGSaBZynw

My reconstruction though… there’s is clearly going to be better.

;)

30. ChristopherPike - November 6, 2009

^ Forgot to add, I’m really looking forward to owning a complete set of Original Star Trek in HD.

Enterprise next? Pretty please… LOL!

31. Cyberghost - November 6, 2009

#5. Search on Amazon and they have listed a TOS 1-3 season blu ray bundle for $175.00. I have not done the math to tell u if it’s a good deal or not, but it’s not hard to figure out. I already own season 1-2, so for me and a lot of other people, I really wouldn’t matter.

Good luck.

32. KevinA Melbourne Australia - November 6, 2009

Yeah,Amazon have listed the 3pack at $175.99 – MORE! then if you buy the individual packs. The individual packs add up to $172.07.

Way to go Amazon!

When I sent them am email to query the 3 pack, this was their reply :

( I searched our website for you and found this item–I hope it’s what you’re looking for: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PQ7JQK

I can confirm that the current Amazon.com price for DVD is $175.99.

We consistently offer competitive prices on everything we carry; however, the prices on our website are subject to change. While the Amazon.com website has accurate pricing information, we can’t honor prices or savings posted without our permission on other websites. You can visit our pricing policies in our Help pages to read more: )

?????At least they are consistant. Everytime I write to Amazon about something I get a reply I don’t understand

33. Greg Stamper - November 6, 2009

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PQ7JQA

At present:
Star Trek Season 3 Blu-ray now at $52.99 before shipping costs

34. KevinA Melbourne Australia - November 6, 2009

Sorry Guys.
3 individual packs at Amazon add up to $172.97
Buy special 3 pack for $175.99
$3.03 MORE!

35. Tom - November 6, 2009

What does “extended” mean with regards to The Cage? GR’s intro from the old VHS tape?

36. Ralph F - November 6, 2009

I would’ve liked it had they included the “Next Voyage…” teasers for the next episode at the end of every episode.

And the TOSR commercial (the “I’m a doctor, not a (list)” one) should be part of the set; inspired advert.

And CBSdigital’s next project should be a clean-up of the blooper reels.

After that, TNG.

And in a few years, as tech progresses, TAS.

37. Shatner_Fan_Prime - November 6, 2009

This is exciting! I have seasons 1 & 2, plus the first 6 movies on Blu Ray. Once I have season 3 and ST 09 … I will be complete! Then I will program my own day long Star Trek marathon for Christmas!

38. Krik Semaj - November 6, 2009

No amount of bonus features, and blu ray quality can fix season 3.

39. brian - November 6, 2009

#36 Sweet!

40. Zebonka - November 6, 2009

It’s going to be really hard to make TNG-R look any good if they ever do it. That’s a whole lot of primitive Photoshop that needs replacing!

41. Shatner_Fan_Prime - November 6, 2009

#37 … Oh, I know it’s the weakest season of the three. But it contains some episodes I really like. The Enterprise Incident, Day of the Dove,
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, The Empath, Requiem for Methuselah, The Savage Curtain, and The Tholian Web.

The latter should really be viewed followed by the Mirror Darkly 2 parter from season 4 of Enterprise! I thought it was really inspired how they made that a sequel to both Mirror Mirror AND The Tholian web! I loved it.

42. doug_skywalker - November 6, 2009

Have they released the re-mastered TOS seasons on iTunes? my iPod feels so empty…

43. Nodar - November 6, 2009

Is there gonna be a TOS: Complete Series Blu Ray Collection? I feel like if I spend the money on the individual sets, they’ll release a complete collection…

44. Imrahil - November 6, 2009

Nice. I’m still only mid-way through season 1 on BD, so I’ll wait awhile before I buy this (maybe next Christmas, at this rate), but I hope they’ll eventually get around to redoing the TMP:DE in high def. I’m sure they have the files somewhere, even if they have to re-render the whole kit and kaboodle.

45. TonyD - November 6, 2009

Getting this set for $52.99 is a steal; the remastered versions of The Cage alone would be worth it for that price to me and while there are some weak shows, there are also some strong efforts from that third season. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.

About the only additional TOS extra I could wish for at this point would be a restored and complete blooper reel; I really can’t see the harm in releasing it at this point if it were technically possible. Oh well, that might be the perfect extra for a future BD-Live update.

46. British Naval Dude - November 6, 2009

This be tha’ oddest Science Friday column ever.
Starry Trek on wee, pricey coasters…

And an alternate pilot eppy-sode? What- did Cap’n Pike crash tha’ ship in an unused scene?
“Number One- swerve! That moon has the right of way! Aaag!”
“Captain- that’s no moon… it’s Lucille Ball’s wig! Ensign Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiickie!”

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

47. British Naval Dude - November 6, 2009

Oh, wait… wrong pilot… Sulu crashed tha’ ship…

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

48. Chadwick - November 6, 2009

for 2010 most of all I want Enterprise on blu-ray

49. Son of a Maui Portagee - November 6, 2009

#45.,

“Boldly going forward, because we can’t find reverse!” – STAR TREKKIN’

50. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - November 6, 2009

So looking forward to the 3rd season. off topic. I watched Jay Leno last night and Rachel Ray was on there and she is a Trek Fan. She was asked the last time she cried during a movie and she said it was trek 2009 when baby Kirk was Born and George Kirk was killed saving him. So Rachel Ray is one of us.

51. Michael - November 6, 2009

Ok…I bought TOS on vhs, 2 fer dvd, season standard dvd, and then TOSR dvd. These episodes have been remastered and restored. Do the Bluray look THAT MUCH better than the restored would look upconverted on my bluray player? Why should I invest in this 3 season series yet again, simply for BD sake?
WNMHGB has been on boot/pirated vhs for YEARS! I own 3 copies..with varied degrees of quality. My last information, was Gene had donated the only print to the Museum of Radio & Television. Also, didn’t Okuda state in an inteeview, CBS tweeked the opening w/; the nebula scene, making it more realistic, and shot of probe on transport pad?
It is kinda funky..the ACTS divided aspect..like the old 70’s Quinn Martin Productions of televsion past.(Mannix, Barnaby Jones) The slightly extended and overhead shots looking down in corridors, etc.
Too bad all those old stories about trims from dailies that were tossed into garbage dumpsters back in 1966-68, that some were sold in pieces by Gene and majel’s old Lincoln Enterprises couldn’t have survived to be reconstructed.
We nearly lost original footage long since trimmed for syndiaction, but found and restored back a short time ago. in the sickbay scene in Tholian Web ep. It’s amazing how many film elements are unearthed frequently many years later that were not kept on studio grounds in the vaults.
I shudder every time I think about the STTMP footage that was sent out for restoration and was destroyed by negligence. I believe it was space walk footage of Spock and or Kirk in their jet packs either in an actual scene or test footage. It’s amazig the entire CAGE footage was restored/found after the studio trimmed and cut it to use for the later Menagerie 2 parter.
Even the Wizard of Oz had scenes shot, but discarded due to length, redirection and forever lost.

52. I am not Herbert - November 6, 2009

The ‘lost’ footage from WNMHGB is cool! =)

I like the corridor stuff…

Reminds me of another thing I missed in ST09: the ‘Captain’s Log’ narrative. =(

…can’t wait to see ‘The Cage’ uncut on BD!! =)

53. Bryan With Pointy Nacelles And Large Disk - November 6, 2009

CBS/Paramount will NEVER release the Bloopers I’m told because all they have in their vaults is a copy on tape and not film. The bloopers on 35mm is squirreled away in someones vault. Roddenberry says it was stolen from him at a convention early on. All was left was 16mm dupes, which were copied numerous times. Also, the rights to their release would be huge, considering the amount of talent/staff cobbled together to make them.
I believe if Paramount could of made money on them, they would of by now.
Alas, until then, we will have to see them on bootleg tapes or 16mm multi-generation copies.
Why don’t they put out the original 1966-1969 NBC promo spots with the NBC logo out on disk? (PSST..they are bootlegged too!)

54. Jonathan - November 6, 2009

#49 –

In answer to your initial question…YES, the Blu-Ray sets are THAT much better than the previous DVD releases.

I, too, have purchased pretty much all of the previous TOS releases from VHS to DVDs, and the Blu-Ray restoration blows away any of these by a long shot and then some. I am constantly seeing things that I did not see before in each episode despite having seen them all more times that I can count since originally tuning in in the early 1970s. Almost all of the dirt and scratches are gone, and the colors are almost unbelievably bright and clear that the images often seem to practically leap off of the screen at me.

I do feel that I am getting something for my money rather than just repurchasing something I already had.

If ever there was something to take the Blu-Ray plunge on, these sets are it, IMHO.

Jon

55. Andy Patterson - November 6, 2009

52

“If ever there was something to take the Blu-Ray plunge on, these sets are it, IMHO”

Agreed.

56. Shatner_Fan_Prime - November 6, 2009

#52 & #53 … I THIRD that! These were the first Blu Ray items I bought. Worth every penny.

57. Alex Aslanidis - November 6, 2009

Two questions, is the second pilot, is it in full HD?
And 2nd two versions of the Cage? B/w color mix
then full color? Restored not restored?
Anyway I can’t wait to buy this. I will be complete!
That and the new movies!! Have all the other movies in HD.

58. ML31 - November 6, 2009

Still have no idea why the famous blooper reel has not been included as an extra in any of the series disks.

59. Jonathan - November 6, 2009

Oops…meant for my message to be in response to #51, not #49 :) .

Either way…get these sets and enjoy!

Jon

60. ChristopherPike - November 6, 2009

48. Nods. Desperately in need of reappraisal…

61. Imrahil - November 6, 2009

I really wish they had those interviews from the Star Trek Uncut eps that aired on Sci Fi in the late 90s. Those were fantastic and would make wonderful bonus features.

62. Nelson - November 6, 2009

re #24- No Starfleet Access is a disappointment. but I am not surprised.

As Anthony reported earlier, when TOS was being prepared for HD-DVD and underwritten by Toshiba, they funded the set. At that time, they had prepared the extras for Season 1. And then started the work on Season 2. But Blu Ray won the format war and Toshiba pulled the plug on the project. So CBS probably only had the extra materials from the Toshiba effort. And that’s probably why there are only 2 Starfleet Access episodes on Season 2. And nothing for Season 3.

It’s a shame, but I am not surprised. If I had the ability to influence the 3 season boxset, I’d have done Starfllet Access on Enterprise Incident. The Tholian Web, and Spock’s Brain because it was originally a comedy made into a serious episode. Others that are strong contenders in Turnabout Intruder, All Our Yesterdays and Requiem for Methuselah because I like the story so much.

63. Moonwatcher - November 6, 2009

I’ve just received season 2 on Blu-ray and its fantastic! I modify it to fit the full 61” of my HD screen and I’m in heaven. At no time in my childhood could I have ever expected anything like this. And yes, I’m eventually going to get season 3, regardless of the lesser quantity of “classics” offered in that package. All I need after that is for Paramount to finally pony-up and showcase “STTMP-The Director’s Edition” in the Blu-ray format (ala “Blade Runner”) and then this closet Trekkie is set!

64. Rastaman - November 7, 2009

$118.99 suggested retail? Are you kidding? Even for a huge Trekkie such as myself, that price is so inflated it’s unconscionable. I don’t care how many hardly distinguishable versions of forty-year-old episodes they “discover,” or how many cheap-to-produce ComicCon videos they tack on, there is no way this price scheme reflects the value of the product.

On top of it, Amazon advertises the set for a price somewhat closer to its true value ($52.99) and call it a 59% savings! Savings from unbridled corporate exploitation.

I HATE CAPITALISM

65. ChrisK1979 - November 7, 2009

I am really anxious to find out if the version of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” on this set is going to be in HD or not…

66. Dom - November 7, 2009

63 Moonwatcher:

Agreed: we need TMP, TWOK and TUC available as either regular or overhauled cuts . . . and maybe ST09 with the Klingon scenes added!

Getting TOS Season Two on Blu for Christmas. Really looking forward to it.

Ideally, I’ll watch all three seasons in production order, which will take a while for me as I’m still working through season one, followed by the movies (preferably by then in ultimate editions) up to TUC, then I’ll skip to ST09 and pretend the rest didn’t happen!

67. Holo J - November 7, 2009

67 Dom

We are told the Prime timeline is still intact, I just don’t think we will be seeing it again. Infact I believe it to now be a myth that was created to please the long time fans.

So now you don’t have to pretend anymore because of the new movies storyline none of it did happen ;)

68. Mike Okuda - November 7, 2009

#65: I am reliably informed that the pilot version of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” is, indeed, a high-def transfer. I’ve seen crappy bootleg versions in the past, but am very much looking forward to seeing it in HD.

-Mike

69. ChrisK1979 - November 7, 2009

Mike,

Thanks! That’s great news. Very much looking forward to seeing it.

70. I, Mugsy - November 8, 2009

WOW! Didn’t see this coming – what a treat!!! Can’t wait to see this unaired version of WNMHGB. An alternate version of the opening monologue too? Colour me intrigued! Thank you, CBS!I

71. I, Mugsy - November 8, 2009

Pity there’s no bloopers, but I have a very rare LP (on Blue Pear records….. geddit?!) of season 3 bloopers so not too much of a bummer. Not sure how many of these were pressed, but I bought mine in Tower Records in 1986 – picture on cover is spock licking a lollipop/popcicle!

WELL worth hunting down folks.

72. DesiluTrek - November 8, 2009

The “1970s”-style act breaks alluded to are the many well-remembered Quinn Martin detective series of the ’70s, but he already used that treatment several times in the ’60s with shows like The Fugitive and The Invaders.

73. Alex Aslanidis - November 8, 2009

Great news on the HD alternate “Wherre no man……”
Super happy about it. Now how about “The Cage” extended? Whats that?

74. Schiefy - November 9, 2009

#61–I agree totally! The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition features were great! I was able to record most of them on VHS when Shatner hosted but missed the Nimoy hosted versions.

I am really surprised that someone at Sci-Fi or whoever owns the rights has not released them as I am sure the $$$ would be a great incentive especially at this time.

Alas, I forget the reason they haven’t but it seems it was some sort of exclusive content rights that has prevented their re-emergence since the original airing on Sci-Fi.

75. Jorg Sacul - November 9, 2009

@36– TAS, re-rendered by the Pixar team, sound by Ben Burtt. Now THAT would be spectacular!

76. Captain Robert April - November 9, 2009

It’s about damn time they dug up the unaired version of WNMHGB. I was about to dig up my bootleg VHS and do my own transfer (hell, I might anyway, since it’s gonna be awhile before I can manage a Blu-Ray player).

77. Captain Robert April - November 9, 2009

Howzabout a joint Pixar/CBS Digital production of TAS? Supposedly, a typical TAS script was around 40 pages, which nowadays equals an hour long episode, so I think it might be feasible to reedit one of those suckers into an hour episode.

Hell, it’s not like it’d be aired, so who really cares what the runtime would be? Just so long as they improve the product.

78. Gary the Gorn - November 9, 2009

I agree with #61 the Star Trek Uncut stuff on the SciFi Channel was great.

79. Dom - November 9, 2009

77. Captain Robert April

I’m hoping for a ‘Star Trek: Reanimated’ to exist alongside Star Trek: Remastered. Use the original cast’s voice work, state-of-the-art CGI, referencing the TOS episodes for mouth movements and expressions, all-TOS music and get some more guest voice actors to complement the work which originally had to be done by James Doohan and Majel Barrett – perhaps cast Patrick Stewart as Robert April’s voice, for example.

Quite honestly, I’m staggered that there hasn’t been a cartoon series based on the new Star Trek movie launched.

80. doug_skywalker - November 11, 2009

@79 Dom-

Patrick Stewart as Commodore April? i can;t see that for some reason. Now Ian Mckellan, Bernard Hill, or Hugo Weaving could work as the venerable Commodore. and actaully, it’d be interesting if they kept Arex. they could replace him with a CG Chekov voiced by Walter Koenig (Tony Daniles still voices C-3PO). Personally, I think they could make the Counter-Clock Incident, as well as all the other ST: TAS episodes, a bit longer as I’ve always felt that they were a bit rushed.

seriuosly though, an CG Star Trek: Reanimated would ROCK!

81. Dom - November 11, 2009

80. doug_skywalker

Yeah, I was thinking specifically of Trek-related actors. The animated series’ stories are decent Trek tales mainly overlooked because of the low-budget nature of the animation and Gene Roddenberry’s later dismissal of them.

Still, since I don’t consider Gene Roddenberry to be the sole authority on Star Trek, I regard TAS to be just as relevant to ‘canon’ (hate that word and so glad the new film annihilated ‘canon’) as any of the movies. Indeed, TAS seems very much a bridge between TOS and the eventual movies.

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