To coincide with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray, CBS and Paramount have teamed up to offer a new “best of” TOS Blu-ray disc release available the same day as the Blu-ray release of Star Trek Into Darkness, September 10. This includes various “prime universe” episodes that are related to the characters or themes of Into Darkness in some way. It naturally includes “Space Seed” for the introduction of Khan and “The Cage” for a look at Pike as captain, and more. There is a little bit of new content on this disc, there are new video introductions recorded by Rod Roddenberry. Plus an announcement of new TOS DVD packaging.
CBS and Paramount have worked up a new “best of” set, for those who don’t have the seasons sets of Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-ray.
Kirk. Spock. Pike. Khan. Klingons. Tribbles. See where it all started with Star Trek: The Original Series – Origins Blu-ray. This collection showcases the origins episodes of the most significant characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. Introduced by Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Ricardo Montalban, this value-priced release is an ideal collection for both brand new and lifelong fans of the timeless series.
The Cage – This original pilot episode of the epic series introduces fans to the iconic characters Captain Pike and Spock.
Where No Man Has Gone Before – The second pilot episode in which Captain James T. Kirk is first seen at the helm of the Enterprise.
Space Seed – Witness the debut of the unforgettable super villain, Khan.
Errand of Mercy – This thrilling episode introduces the legendary alien race, the Klingons.
The Trouble with Tribbles – This fan-favorite episode includes the arrival of the cute, but catastrophic, creatures.
Includes English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. English Original Mono, French Mono, German Mono and Japanese Mono. English SDH, French, German and Japanese Subtitles.
In a related announcement the TOS Remastered DVD sets are getting some pretty cool looking new packaging exclusive to Best Buy. Details are below:
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Following the success of Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD repackages from earlier this year, Star Trek: The Original Series Remastered Seasons 1-3 DVDs will also receive a new look, and will be available exclusively at Best Buy in the US and Canada, beginning on August 13th.
A must-own for both brand new and lifelong Star Trek fans, each season features all-new packing, including a multi-disc amaray within the slipcase, and are housed in an O-sleeve with a textured finish. Every season showcases a Starfleet division uniform with its respective color scheme, as well as one gadget from Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Season One, represented by the shimmering gold color, represents the command division and communicator gadget.
- Season Two, repackaged in a bright blue shade, symbolizes the sciences division and tricorder tool.
- Season Three returns refurbished in a vibrant red hew representing the operations and phaser device.
The older packaging will still be available at other retailers, but only for a limited time.