New Star Trek DVD/Blu-ray Featurette Clips

Paramount has released a couple more clips from the upcoming home video release of JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. The first shows part of the Simon Pegg portion of the "Casting" featurette, and the second is a montage of various behind the scene clips from home video release. We also review the features in the different home video packages for Star Trek.

 

 

CLIP: Simon Pegg as Scotty from "Casting" Featurette (available on 2-disk DVD & Blu-ray)

Montage of various behind the scenes footage from featurettes on DVD & Blu-ray

STAR TREK DISK DETAILS

Here Again is a reminder on the Contents for each of the sets

BLU-RAY

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:

  • Commentary — By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk.
  • NASA News — This BD-Live feature gives viewers access to the latest NASA news about real space exploration.  Learn about new mission developments and check out featured imagery from around the universe.

Disc 2:

  • To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
    • Branching Pods:
      • The Shatner Conundrum
      • Red Shirt Guy
      • The Green Girl
      • Trekker Alert!
  • Casting — The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
  • A New Vision — J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real.  Every aspect of production — from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks — was guided by this overall objective.
    • Branching Pods:
      • Savage Pressure
  • Starships — Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film’s starships.
    • Branching Pods:
      • Warp Explained
      • Paint Job
      • Bridge Construction Accelerated
      • The Captain’s Chair
      • Button Acting 101
      • Shuttle Shuffle
      • Narada Construction Accelerated
  • Aliens — Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
    • Branching Pods:
      • The Alien Paradox
      • Big-Eyed Girl
      • Big Bro Quinto
      • Klingons
      • Drakoulias Anatomy 101
  • Planets — From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and the art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams’ desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.
    • Branching Pods:
      • Extra Business
      • Confidentiality
  • Props and Costumes — Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today’s technology.  Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.
    • Branching Pods:
      • Klingon Wardrobe
  • Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek — When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original “Star Trek” series. Burtt jumped at the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
  • Score — As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme.
  • Gene Roddenberry’s Vision — J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry. 
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • Spock Birth
    • Klingons Take Over Narada
    • Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank
    • Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights
    • Prison Interrogation and Breakout
    • Sarek Gets Amanda
    • Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version)
    • Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl
    • Sarek Sees Spock
  • Starfleet Vessel Simulator — Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360° views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
  • Gag Reel — Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast.

Disc 3:

  • Digital Copy
  • STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360
  • Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC
  • Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PlayStation Network


 [also available: front view]

2-disk DVD set:

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:

  • Commentary — By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk.
  • A New Vision — J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real.  Every aspect of production — from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks — was guided by this overall objective.
  • Gag Reel — Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast.

Disc 2:

  • Digital Copy
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • Spock Birth
    • Klingons Take Over Narada
    • Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank
    • Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights
    • Prison Interrogation and Breakout
    • Sarek Gets Amanda
    • Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version)
    • Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl
    • Sarek Sees Spock
  • To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
  • Casting — The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
  • Aliens — Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
  • Score — As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme
  • DVD-Rom:
    • STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360
    • Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC
    • Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PlayStation Network


[also available: front view]

1-disk DVD

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.


[also available: front view]

SPECIAL EDITIONS

There are some exclusive special editions available as well, see previous article for full overview.

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November 14, 2009 8:10 pm

Just a couple days now!

November 14, 2009 8:12 pm

Sweet – a first.

Am getting a new Blue-Ray player some some extra audio stuff for the bedroom (which has a 52″ HDTV). Got a get set-up in the family room, but this is gonna be cool just laying around in bed enjoying the show!

Vulcan Fury
November 14, 2009 8:13 pm

Sweet! I can’t believe the U.S. hasn’t gotten the dvd yet. Anyway, I’ll be getting it Tuesday! I’m really looking forward to being able to pause some of the space battle scenes since they were so full of fast paced action. Yes!

Vulcan Fury
November 14, 2009 8:15 pm

Star Trek has probably sold more Blu Ray players than Sony, lol. I got mine for the classic Star Trek seasons one and two, and of course for this movie!

November 14, 2009 8:22 pm

Best Buy e-mailed me this afternoon to say that my Blu-Ray with the insignia pins shipped today. Woo-hoo! Can’t wait!

Hat Rick
November 14, 2009 8:43 pm

I am frakkin’ gobsmacked, in that I am as I write listening to “Enterprising Young Men” from ST2009 and here I am reading a new article about the movie itself.

Synchronicities, people. Synchronicities.

I tell you — to me, Star Trek is becoming something of a religious experience. Frighteningly so.

I think I will buy the Blu-ray….

somethoughts
November 14, 2009 9:00 pm

Gosh, can’t wait, this will hold me off till Tuesday. When Tuesday comes, that will hold me off until 2011/2012…

November 14, 2009 9:02 pm

I bought a Sony HDTV and PS3 just for this release…I’m psyched!

“The wait is [almost] over”

somethoughts
November 14, 2009 9:09 pm

All you home Theatre Buffs are probably drooling. Imagine this on 200 inch screen with THX digital sound in your personal home theatre build chairs, with movie posters hanging by the walls and the smell of fresh popcorn popping, as the Paramount logo pops up with the Bad Robot logo and the Star Trek theme starting, me want now.

Kirk's Kid
November 14, 2009 9:14 pm

Can’t afford a Blu-Ray and I am ticked that some of the stuff I was looking forward to won’t be available on the DVD,

Hat Rick
November 14, 2009 9:18 pm

I think that in years hence, the canon of pop culture will look at Star Trek as a pinnacle of creative energy. More so than competitors like Star Wars, because for various reasons SW is too self-consciously “cool.”

Star Trek is, by contrast, authentic — not necessarily “cool.” It is what is real, to the extent that anything in Trek can be real.

Spock — Leonard Nimoy — said in a segment above that no one really could have understood how enduring Trek would be. And that is profoundly true, because no one could have predicted how earnest — how damned HONEST — Trek really is, at least for something that comes out of Tinseltown.

Trek’s pretensions are nothing more than to give our common humanity a forum, a place in the pretend-future, so that we can better remember who we are as a species. It gives voice to Shakespeare, to Asimov, to Clarke, to Ellison, and it does so because it’s so much fun, besides.

If there is a God, then I think we should thank him, her, or it for Star Trek. It’s a bright spot in anyone’s day.

Dr. X
November 14, 2009 9:53 pm

to #8:

I wish I had that kind of spending money, because I would have done the same!

Lieutenant
November 14, 2009 9:59 pm

I can’t wait for this to come out! The suspense is killing me!!
By the way, Happy Leonard Nimoy day everyone!

Douglas
November 14, 2009 10:24 pm

I dont care how much raz ma taz they put in the dvd, as long as they dont use a STUPID ASS BEER FACTORY for an engine room on the next movie

somethoughts
November 14, 2009 10:43 pm

#14

Scotty loves his alcohol, least it wasn’t a recycled TNG set.

I heard they signed a deal with the Beer factor for 2 more movies lol cheers!

Duff Beer for me, Duff Beer for you…You have a Duff, I’ll have one too…

Cassandra
November 14, 2009 11:22 pm

3 MORE DAYS!!

November 14, 2009 11:34 pm

so wonderful, so real.

Trekluver
November 14, 2009 11:38 pm

@14

It was a romulan ale factory, didn’t you know?

This is a BIG movie release everyone! I’m buying the 2 dick DVD at Walmart on Tuesday so when I go Hi-Def someday I can buy a Blu-Ray player to upconvert it for the High-Def experience! Untill then, and before then, my Star Trek live long and prosper.

(P.S.- Who thinks The Shat buys this movie? I think so but that’s just me, he’s seen all the others according to people who’ve watched them with him but he denies it still just for him ego! His Captian Kirk sized ego!

dan
November 15, 2009 12:05 am

I’ll just wait until this Blu Ray goes dirt cheap.

Sarah S
November 15, 2009 12:06 am

#11: I promise you there is a God, and you’re right, we should thank Him for Star Trek. I already have. It is a gift, to be certain. If it were not, I cannot fathom how else we could be at our computers in appreciation for it over 40 years past the date from it’s inception. Wow……cool, isn’t it?

somethoughts
November 15, 2009 12:48 am

#11

If aliens exists, I wonder what the Grays, Dracos and Nordics think of Star Trek? Would be pretty cool and far out to find a alien civilization and watch their entertainment.

Do they go, zug zug and snoo snoo?

November 15, 2009 1:04 am

I so happy!

Ronan OF
November 15, 2009 2:29 am

I got my 2 disc DVD yesterday (UK)!!!!

Tom
November 15, 2009 2:33 am

#21 I think Star Trek should of been rebooted with our current knowledge of ET’s species like the ones you’ve stated. In the future Star Trek as it is now will seam stupid, once we are in contact with the real aliens.

David B
November 15, 2009 3:07 am

So does anyone know if the 2 disc cover is the actual cover or just a cardboard sleeve over the normal looking cover?

bugs nixon
November 15, 2009 4:15 am

My bluray arrived yesterday but it wont play in my BDRom… any advice would be nice?

Selor Kiith
November 15, 2009 5:26 am

No where to find the 2-Disc DVD Version… only some weird Amazon limited Special Edition, if someone knows where to get the 2-DVD Version in Germany, please give me a hint ;)

Lauren
November 15, 2009 6:08 am

Tomorrow it comes out in the Uk can’t wait

November 15, 2009 6:28 am

@26: Have you made sure your drive has all the latest firmware updates?

Kevin from Akron
November 15, 2009 7:01 am

@26 Check the region code, I’ve had the wrong region code before sent it back no problems they sent me the right one. Also check the region code for the player itself.

Stuart Wilson
November 15, 2009 7:16 am

My Star Trek Blu Ray arrived early yesterday (thankyou Amazon.co.uk!!!!) The film is just as good as I remember it from the cinema, and the extras are well worth the additonal cost from the DVD version.

EvilSean
November 15, 2009 7:21 am

This is crazy, it was released on Friday in Ireland. Been spending the weekend watching it!!

jgavin
November 15, 2009 7:51 am

@2 – What time should I come over? ;-)

JMDooley
November 15, 2009 7:55 am

I also got ann email from Best Buy saying my Blu-Ray set has been shipped!!! Can’t wait for it to arrive this week.

Shadowcat
November 15, 2009 8:10 am

Amazon UK just shipped my 2-Disc DVD copy. I should get it tomorrow. I cannot wait. I loved the clip with Simon Pegg.

SerenityActual
November 15, 2009 8:22 am

I’ll be in Target on Tuesday picking up the Enterprise packaging!

Hat Rick
November 15, 2009 8:39 am

20, I shall consider your reassurance. ;-)

21, I’m not sure that those aliens, if they exist, have the same love of creativity as human beings. From various accounts, they seem either drone-like or immersed in their own divinity.

24, that’s an intriguing thought. Even if we were to receive confirmation of the existence of extraterrestrial biological entities, I would never think that Trek could seem dated, though, any more than Shakespeare or Tolstoy simply because the modern world didn’t exist yet while they were writing. Klingons and Romulans, et al., could have analogs in the real universe, for all we know, and the Gorn … well, there are the Reptilians to consider. :-)

Chuck Watters
November 15, 2009 8:53 am

#10 ………………… thats because you’e a kid . Ask daddy to get you one !

mike
November 15, 2009 8:55 am

2 more days. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

November 15, 2009 8:56 am

@27

Double-DVD is NOT available in germany – Paramount Germany is sooo nice to suggest to buy Blu-Ray if you want the extras….*censored thoughts about Paramount Germany*

Go to amazon.co.uk – they have the regular 2-DVD set – mine was sent yesterday….(-:

Trekboi
November 15, 2009 10:26 am

I was going to complain about the DVD special features on the standard definition 2 disc DVD- there is barely 1 hour & a half of content on a disc that can hold at least 3 hours & there is nothing on the day to day filming of scenes & the design of the Enterprise, interiors, starfleet, costumes or ships or anything – then i see that it is all on the blueray edition so this was obviously intentional to make people have to get the blueray because the best content is missing & not avalible on standard DVD.

The only difference between the two formats should be picture quality not content- aside from the interactive features standard cant do, ect ect.

Not Happy.

Michael
November 15, 2009 10:28 am

Safeway: Buy the movie on dvd and get free Snapple and Late night Doritos.

Best Buy: Star Trek image on every tv shown for sale on screen. Ad for the 4 pin Gift set,, and day of release(11/17) DOOR BUSTER prices for first 2 hrs the stores doors open..get $3.00 off Bluray/$2.00 off dvd formats. They have 1 and 2 disc dvd, and 3 disc Bluray edtions. Also showing other Trek TOS/TNG blurays boxed sets.

Target’s ad: Show’s dvd 1-2 disc edtions, and Enterprise model lim. ed. pkging that forms into a replica of the Enteprrise. I paid online $34.99. Next day online rpice had temporary price drop to 24.99. The store ad for Tues is $26.99.
Fred Meyer: if ya buy movie on either format, use an in-store coupon, and get free 14″ Private Select.(up to $6.99)PIzza from deli.

DJ Neelix
November 15, 2009 10:29 am

@40 VulcanNonibird
It’s a bit of a waste watching it only on DVD quality don’t you think..?

This is all old news though (it was released on November 4th here in Sweden and I’ve had it ever since ;)

Capitaine Picard Jr
November 15, 2009 10:40 am

I can tell you it is worth the wait!!! Say it in Blu Ray yesterday (I live in Europe) and it was amazing!!!!!
Blu Ray is a must!!!!

Michael
November 15, 2009 10:41 am

My Target spec. ed. w/ Enterprise shipped Sat. But target’s description of product varies. Sunday’s ad says it the pkging that transforms into the Enterprise(how pissed will I be if I get a cardboard fold ouyt!)…not what the video clip we’ve all seen is clearly a model made of plastic that has saucer sect. that opens to hold the discs inside.
But beings as I live in a apt. bldging w/o an intercom to let parcel USPS peeps in, my delivery will be delayed a day and have to pick up @ PO 1 blk. away. Here’s hoping iot come Monday…but not holding breath…delivery date from Target stated 23rd or after.
There’s always the midnight sale @ Blockbuster tomorrow night..ahahahahahahhaah

Eli
November 15, 2009 11:25 am

Whenever it comes to special packaging, I wait to see it on the shelves unless I see the picture of the special packaging online itself. Target and their special packaging has never shown the packaging online, just the generic image. No big deal. I got a Target just down the street so I’ll just pick it up Tues morning at the store.

captain_neill
November 15, 2009 11:43 am

I love this blu ray and I prefer the packaging I have over the version being used.

I got a steel tin with the Enterprise on it.

It was great to see the film again, and with TOS season 2 tomorrow and getting the TNG movies for Christmas its going to be awesome

Dr Daystrom
November 15, 2009 12:29 pm

Any word on if any of the DVDs include the trailers?

November 15, 2009 12:43 pm

Damn, why does the 1 disc DVD have the best cover??

November 15, 2009 12:44 pm

#43…I’m getting the 2-disc DVD set and I’m quite happy with the quality of DVDs on my HD-DVD player.

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