Confirming previous reports, today CBS and Paramount officially announced that Season Two for the digitally remastered Star Trek The Original Series will be released on August 5th, 2008…on DVD only. In addition, a new media player from Adobe allows you to view all of the (classic) TOS episodes for free (with ads).
TOS-R Season Two
No details on special features or box art was supplied with the announcement (below), but it is expected the set will mimic the Season One release (pictured), except no longer on double-sided HD DVD / DVD combo disks.
Here is the full release:
Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Two Remastered Standard DVD Full Screen
Street Date: August 5, 2008
Actors: Bill Blackburn, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Eddie Paskey, William Shatner
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, TV
Synopsis: ” Space…The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before !” The series is set in the 23rd century where Earth has survived World War III then moved on to explore the stars.
Runtime: 21 Hr. 51 Min. 42 Sec.
US Rating: N/R –
Billy Blackburn being listed for the ‘cast’ indicates that the set should include more of his behind-the-scenes home movies. It is unclear why background actor Eddie Paskey (Leslie) is listed and yet George Takei and Walter Koenig are not. The two big questions now are pricing (which should be significantly lower than Season One due to no HD DVD info) and Blu-ray. Paramount have yet to announce any new Blu-ray titles.
TrekMovie.com will provide updates on DVDs as more information on the set comes to light.
UPDATE: Box Art and Pre-order
More details HERE.
TOS (classic) available on Adobe Media player
The entire library for Star Trek: The Original Series is available for streaming on the new Adobe Media Player. Other CBS shows (as well as shows from MTV, Comedy Central and others) are also available. The player and episode views are free with ad support. Unlike previous releases of ad-supported streaming Trek, this one appears to work outside the US (It is confirmed for the UK…Int’l Trekkies, please send in tips on if you can or cannot watch Trek with the Adobe player in your country and we will add additional confirmed countries).
Adobe Media Player
Download the player for free at Adobe.com