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Exclusive: Preview Image of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” From TOS Season 3 Blu-ray November 30, 2009

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TOS,TOS Remastered , trackback

2009 has been a big year for Star Trek on Blu-ray and the final release arrives in December with Star Trek Season Three. One of the big special features is an HD restoration of the unaired pilot version of "Where No Man Has Gone Before". We have an exclusive preview image from that restoration below.  


Preview image from TOS Season 3

In addition to getting HD versions of all the Season 3 episodes, viewable with seamless branching between the original and new CGI credits, plus all the special features the previous seasons have received, the new box set will include a bonus version of "Where No Man Has Gone Before". This will be the unaired ‘pilot’ version of the show, which, according to CBS includes "an entirely different version of Captain James T. Kirk’s opening monologue, music that contrasts from the famous opening theme and an extended action sequence." The recently found 35mm film print has been restored and transferred to HD for the set. 

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Season 3 on Blu-ray arrives December 15th, and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

TOS Blu-ray 3-seasons series pack
CBS is also putting out a 3-seaons Blu-ray Star Trek pack on December 15th.

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The 3-season Star Trek Blu-ray pack is available for pre-order at Amazon.


Season 3
Set cover & details

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Disc One:

Disc Two:

Disc Three:

Disc Four:

Disc Five:

Disc Six:




1. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - November 30, 2009

The Empath!!!!

2. The Red Shirt Diaries - November 30, 2009

Spocks Brain in HD BD! I’m there!

“Brain, brain? What is brain?!?”

3. steveo - November 30, 2009

Bring it!!! Love Star Trek

4. MrData - November 30, 2009

Nice, I’ve been waiting for the set to be released.
Comic-Con single day passes are released on the 15th as well…

5. Ran - November 30, 2009

The box set is definitely the Trek release of the year. Way to go CBS!

6. AzarN - November 30, 2009

Check out how much Takei looks like John Cho in that screenshot from WNMHGB. Eerie.

7. AJ - November 30, 2009

Bring back Gary Mitchell!

8. Operation--Appropriate! - November 30, 2009

This is great!! Once more unto the breach for a Wal-Mart special!!

9. Prologic9 - November 30, 2009

George Takei looks very John Cho in that pic. I’ve never really seen a similarity until now.

10. BrandonR - November 30, 2009

You can see a bit of Chris Pine in Shatner here too, IMO.

11. Jeff - November 30, 2009

Someone didn’t sew the badge properly onto Gary Mitchell’s uniform.

Ah, the wonders of HD!

12. Khan was framed! - November 30, 2009

Gary Mitchell needs to show up in JJTrek 2!

13. Capes - November 30, 2009

If anyone looks at the “overhead through the pipes” shot used at the beginning of the unaired version, it is very reminisent of a similar scene that was used in ST VI. I thought it was interesting because I don’t think what they did in VI was intended to be a throwback.

14. Dom - December 1, 2009

Fabulous! I presume Season Three is out early next year in the UK. I’m getting the season two Blu-ray for Christmas! Really looking forward to it!
WNMHGB in the alternate version pretty much rounds out all the TV sets for me. Not likely to buy the cartoon series in HD unless ‘More Tribbles, More Troubles’ is really staggering on the Season Two set. Maybe if they can reanimate them with modern animation . . .

Thanks for the preview image!

15. Trekkie626 - December 1, 2009

Takei really does look like Cho. Scary

16. Hat Rick - December 1, 2009

So when are we going to see a YouTube preview already? :-)

17. Drew - December 1, 2009

There have been low quality vids of this on YouTube for years. I’ll start you with this one, but there’s plenty more to be found.


18. Charles Trotter - December 1, 2009

Is it just me, or does George Takei actually look a little like John Cho in that preview image?

19. Charles Trotter - December 1, 2009

Oh, I see it’s not just me. Ok then, nevermind the above. :)

20. captain_neill - December 1, 2009

Should it not be the other way round, don’t try to compare the originals to the new ones, it should be the other way round.

THe originals will always be better

21. Dom - December 1, 2009

20. captain_neill

Get used to it! ;)

22. captain_neill - December 1, 2009


Just saying I prefer the originals and seem to get fed up that they are trying to compare the originals to the new actors, I just thought it should be the other way round.

I mean the originals defined the characters. The new actors are alterrnate universe version of the character, they are similar but different.

Be nice to talk about TOS without having to compare it to the Abrams movie. TOS came first.

The movie is good but this is about TOS

23. David B - December 1, 2009

Nice, but they could have shown a picture of something not in the standard version, I won’t get the Blu-Ray anyway, I don’t have a Blu-Ray player and I own way too many DVDs to buy them all again on Blu-Ray.

24. Dom - December 1, 2009

22. captain_neill: ‘Be nice to talk about TOS without having to compare it to the Abrams movie. TOS came first.’

Ain’t gonna happen! ;)

23. David B

Then don’t! Buy a Blu-ray player and buy Blu-ray discs from then on. You can still play your DVDs on the Blu-ray player. I’ve made a couple of replacements, but mostly am picking up where I left off on DVD and going forward with Blu!

25. KevinA Melbourne Australia - December 1, 2009

Can anyone work out whats happenning at Amazon?

They’ve got the 3 pack listed $24 more expensive then if you buy the 3 single packs together! And they call that BEST PRICING!

26. Bren - December 1, 2009

Captain Neill;

My reaction to the shot was “Wow, so Cho DOES look like Takei”.

I think that’s what everyone here means. It’s shedding some insight into the casting of these characters in the new film.

The same goes for the Shatner/Pine resemblance here.

I think you can rest assured that noone on this site is in danger of forgetting who came first, who established the characters, who weaved the magic of Star Trek for us.

The simple fact is, this site is dedicated to the new movie and it’s successors, so JJ’s cast (no matter one’s opinion of them) are almost always on our minds here.


What little I’ve seen of this WNMHGB edit on Youtube seems much more inventive and dramatic in style than the original aired version. Quite ahead of it’s time.

I frakking love Star Trek. It’s awesome. (The franchise as a whole, I mean.)

27. Bren - December 1, 2009

Oh, by the way, is anyone seeing any Urban in Gary Mitchell? Hehehe.

28. David B - December 1, 2009

I agree with not forgetting who came first, Shatner is the Connery of Star Trek.

For a bit of fun…

Connery——Shatner——The Ultimate
Lazenby——Bakula——-Not Enough time to develop
Moore———Picard——-Kept franchise going
Dalton——–Brooks——Different, perspective
Brosnan—–Mulgrew—-Action oriented

I don’t like to put Scott Bakula as Lazenby but Enterprise’s running was shorter than DS9 or Voyager.

29. Ed - December 1, 2009

Since these have beem remasterd up to HDTV standards, I wish they would go for the full experience and reformat these in true 6:9 letterbox.

30. crazydaystrom - December 1, 2009


To reformat from an original 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 would require loss of some of the original image. Not acceptable.

31. hawke - December 1, 2009

I think this is great and all, but if you look closely-

This frame is scratched and dirty as all get out. They may have transferred it and jazzed up the color, but the restoration leaves a bit to be desired IMO.

32. Jeff - December 1, 2009

I assume that the “extended action sequence” from the unaired “Where No Man Has Gone Before” is just the series of corridor shots just before Kirk, Spock and Mitchell board the turbolift. Or is there more?

33. Thomas Jensen - December 1, 2009

I have this episode in VHS and it’s not all diffferent then the final version, but it’s interesting all the same. Mine’s going up on ebay, no use for it now! This third season set is going to be excellent. Allthough its generally regarded as subpar to the first two seasons, I really like many of the episodes. At the very least, many scenes are done very dramatically and are entertaining.

34. Dr. Image - December 1, 2009

I’m still waiting for them to re-re-master those lousy early nacelle caps…

35. Anthony Thompson - December 1, 2009

$193.00 isn’t down to earth enough for me!

36. Lore - December 1, 2009

#35 Capt Kirk: Scotty pay for the Blue Ray disk set.
Scotty: I’m given em all I got Capt……
Capt Kirk: All you got isn’t good enough, you got any more?
Scotty: Maybe if we eject the core the explosion will cover our escape, we run out the door with the disks and keep our cash.
Capt Kirk: DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

37. Anthony Thompson - December 1, 2009

What does it say on that nameplate type thing on the right side of the captain’s chair?

38. DGill - December 1, 2009

In regards to the preview image, I don’t get it. Is there something different going on in that image or what?

39. AJ - December 1, 2009


Talking about TOS without referencing JJ’s film is quite easy.

The site is run on discussions of topics, which, of late, have been oriented toward the new flick.

This topic is about TOS season 3. A few gems, a few jokes, and the ‘original’ WNMHGB and also, I believe The Cage.

Looking forward to Droxine in HD.

40. Ralph F - December 1, 2009

You know what would have been a must-have for the third season (and final) TOS blu-ray set?


McCoy: Jim…
Kirk: I’m okay Bones…
McCoy: Are you alright?
(cue: crack-up)

41. Argelius - December 1, 2009

Why is it that the Blu-Ray boxed set costs more than buying the 3 seasons individually?

42. Capes - December 1, 2009

#34 Be careful what you wish for…..The remastered Mirror Mirror episode has the nacelle caps back on the mirror E….

43. Trekboi - December 1, 2009

Cho vs Vintage Takie?
I’ll take them both- lol

still doesnt answer if there are branching new VFX on “Where no man has gone before” or if it’s like the 1988 “The Cage”

44. Check the Circuit! - December 1, 2009

@ 34

For God’s man…! Let it go! You’ve been complaining since 2006. Time to move on.

45. Pat Gleeson - December 1, 2009

@ 14 UK / Ireland release is February 1st 2010

46. The Guardian - December 1, 2009

Re-mastered Blu-ray version of “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”


The best part of it is no lens flares, no lame story by Orci and Kurtzman, and NO JJ Abrams!


47. MikeTen - December 1, 2009

#25, I was thinking the same thing. Is there something extra if you buy the three seasons together?
I hope so if on Amazon you can buy the three seasons individually for about $40 dollars less than the cost of buying them packaged together.

48. Sean4000 - December 1, 2009

@34, You’re not alone. There’s a laundry list of things that could have been remastered but weren’t. This episode brings one thing to mind. One thing is for sure, TOS will be remastered again. I have no doubts.

49. Dom - December 2, 2009

48. Sean4000

Yeah, watching the show in production order makes everything seem rather . . . inconsistent. I mean, all the starship shots are changed in The Squire of Gothos, but not the ‘Tally Ho!’ captions on Uhura’s screen.

For the most part, I really like the FX and always watch the Blu-ray eps with the new versions but they should have had a couple of weeks more research time to get things as right as they later became before they were thrown into the punishing schedule they had to keep up!

And I’m still surprised that they never added Balok’s missing line in The Corbomite Maneuver!

50. McCoy's Gall Bladder - December 2, 2009

Gary Mitchell was a deep character that was tempted by absolute power and became corrupted absolutely.

I’d like to see him and Kirk battle a thing in JJtrek 2 and possibly redeem himself. Maybe they can fight Lord Garth?

51. Check the Circuit! - December 2, 2009

@ The Guardian

Are you really Lord Ravenwood with a new screen name since getting bounced off of the site for trolling?

52. JimYourNotDead - December 2, 2009

49, What was Balok’s missing line in The Corbomite Maneuver? I’m very interested, thanks.

53. Dom - December 2, 2009

52. JimYourNotDead

As Balok counts down the minutes until he’s going to take out the Big E, they missed out one of the announcements. Sulu turns around, reacting to it and says something along the lines of ‘I knew he would!’ although we never hear Balok’s line!

As a well-known continuity blunder in the show that’s mentioned as far back as Allan Asherman’s Star Trek Compendium, I’d have thought it was a reasonably easy fix: they could simply have copied an earlier announcement and slipped in the correct number! I do stuff along those lines regularly in my job!

54. Magic_Al - December 2, 2009

George Takei does look young enough to be John Cho in that pic.

One “bonus feature” we’ll probably never see on Blu-ray or anything else is the Gary Lockwood wardrobe malfunction told in Shatner’s “Star Trek Memories”: pants split completely open during fight scene, no underwear.

55. JimYourNotDead - December 3, 2009

Thanks for clearing that up Dom! I remember that line Sulu had and thought it was just me not getting the connection. Nice to know they were the ones who left out a line he was responding too. And yes, they should have corrected that on the dvd. Thanks again!

56. captain_neill - December 3, 2009

The new actors should be compared in appearance to the young actors.

Like John Cho looks like a young George Takei


Doesn’t a young George Takei put you in mind of John Cho

57. Dom - December 3, 2009

56. captain_neill

You’re arguing about semantics! There’s no difference between ‘John Cho looks like a young George Takei’ and ‘Young George Takei looks like John Cho!’

To say otherwise is just being silly and a bit fanatical! Go out and sink a couple of beers! It won’t irritate you so much when you get home! ;)

58. Mr_Niemand - December 3, 2009

According to Amazon.co.uk the third season won’t be released in the UK till March 22, 2010. That’s a shame. They really should release it at an earlier date. CBS Europe’s release policy is quite strange.

59. captain_neill - December 3, 2009

I guess it is

I guess the comparison seems to be on every topic, even on a topic that is TOS related.

60. Jacob - December 21, 2009


It looks like it says “3C 42″ but I don’t have HD, so the first character could be something else (5? S?).


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