It is now looking more certain that Star Trek movies are headed to the high def Blu-ray format in 2009. Friend of the site and periodic contributor Bill Hunt of the Digital Bits today has a follow-up on his recent report of rumblings at Paramount Home Entertainment regarding at least some of the Trek films.
From the Digital Bits Rumor Mill:
Also, watch for a Blu-ray Disc box set of all of The Original Series-based Star Trek feature films, including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (the theatrical cut, NOT the extended cut, as all the extended cut CG effects were produced in 480p and would have to be redone for HD release), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Star Trek: Generations MAY or may not be included as well (as it features Kirk and a few other Original Series crew members).
Confirmed by TrekMovie sources
Not that Bill needs it, but TrekMovie sources also confirm that work is ongoing now on a TOS movies Blu-ray box set (also likely to be sold individually). Timing is expected around the time of the release of the new Star Trek feature film in theaters. According to sources these are to be new remasters of both the film and audio and there are new special features as well.
Still no word on the four TNG feature films or the five Star Trek TV series, but the first two series to be released on Blu-ray would be The Original Series and Enterprise, as both are already HD ready. The final season of TOS Remastered is released in the next week on standard DVD (review coming up shortly).
CBS and Paramount are still not commenting on the record regarding any Blu-ray Star Trek releases, so consider everything above subject to change and not officially confirmed.
More info at the Digital Bits