Full Details On Star Trek Season Three Blu-Ray

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


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:

  • Spock’s Brain
  • The Enterprise Incident
  • The Paradise Syndrome
  • And the Children Shall Lead
  • Is There In Truth No Beauty?
  • Special Features:
    • Preview trailers for each episode
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

Disc Two:

  • Spectre of the Gun
  • Day of the Dove
  • For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
  • The Tholian Web
  • Plato’s Stepchildren
  • Special Features:
    • Preview trailers for each episode
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

Disc Three:

  • Wink of an Eye
  • The Empath
  • Elaan of Troyius
  • Whom Gods Destroy
  • Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
  • Special Features:
    • Preview trailers for each episode
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

Disc Four:

  • The Mark of Gideon
  • That Which Survives
  • The Lights of Zetar
  • Requiem for Methuselah
  • The Way to Eden
  • Special Features:
    • Preview trailers for each episode
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

Disc Five:

  • The Cloud Minders
  • The Savage Curtain
  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Turnabout Intruder
  • Special Features:
    • Preview trailers for each episode
    • Preview trailers for each episode
    • Life Beyond Trek: Walter Koenig
    • Chief Engineer’s Log
    • Memoir From Mr. Sulu
    • Captain’s Log: Bob Justman
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

Disc Six:

  • The Cage
  • The Cage (Extended Version)
  • Special Features:
    • Where No Man Has Gone Before (The Unaired Alternate Version of the Pilot)
    • David Gerrold Hosts “2009 Convention Coverage”
    • “The Anthropology of Star Trek” Comic-Con Panel 2009
    • “The World of Rod Roddenberry” Comic-Con 2009
    • Billy Blackburn’s Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories Part 3
    • “To Boldly Go…” Season Three
    • Collectible Trek
    • Star Trek’s Impact
  • BD Live enabled, Mobile-Blu™ enabled

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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.

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


Is there anything on tap for 2010?


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.

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

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

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)?


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

Are there any Starfleet Access episodes?

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.”

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

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


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.

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.


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. :-)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

18: Here’s a much better version…


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


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

Enterprise next? Pretty please… LOL!

#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.

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


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

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

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

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.

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!

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

#36 Sweet!

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!

#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.

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

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…

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.

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.

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!”


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


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


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

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.