Articles by Matt Wright


Watch: New HD Promo For Star Trek: TNG Season 2 Blu-ray [UPDATE: New TV Commercial]

CBS has released an updated preview trailer for the second season release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray. The preview shows off the remastering work along with a peek at a deleted scene from The Measure of a Man, and some of the other special features. It is also viewable up to 1080 HD. Check it out below. [UPDATE: Added new TV commercial]




Star Trek into Darkness will be in Dolby’s new Atmos sound format

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced at ShowEast 2012 that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production of Star Trek into Darkness will use the latest technical achievements in cinematic storytelling to deliver a new experience to audiences. Star Trek into Darkness is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2013.






Star Trek: TNG Remastered is official – Coming To Blu-ray In 2012 [Updated]

Two weeks ago we reported on new details for the Star Trek: The Next Generation – Remastered project. As was rumored, today CBS has made details of the project official. All 178 episodes will be re-scanned from the original films elements and visual effects elements will be re-composited into a 1080p workflow for mastering onto Blu-ray and runs on syndicated television and digital distribution (i.e. Netflix) both domestically and internationally.



See R2-D2, Slusho, The Tribble, Friends & Family and more Easter Eggs in ‘Star Trek’ [UPDATED]

As we reported over the summer, there are a lot of friends, family, and general Trek references throughout Star Trek (2009). With the release of Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray we thought we’d try and hunt down all the cameo’s and visual references to other work by J.J. Abrams and other Star Trek series, along with a little droid friend from another franchise…



Review – Star Trek The Next Generation Movies Blu-ray Box Set

This week Paramount released a new box set for all four of The Next Generation movies on Blu-ray, which is a partner to the The Original Series crew movies boxed set released in May (see TrekMovie review). In addition to the HD versions of the movies, the set is packed with new special features and commentaries. Find out if it is worth adding to your collection in our review.



Review – Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on Blu-ray

To coincide with the release of the new Star Trek movie Paramount has released the six original cast movies on Blu-ray for the first time in the ‘Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection.’ Each film comes loaded with extras. There is a lot to cover, so read on to see how Paramount did with the original crew Trek movies in 1080p HD.


Review: “Best Of” TOS and TNG DVDs

Along the release of the new Star Trek movie, the Original Series on Blu-ray a few weeks ago, and TOS movies on Blu-ray, this week CBS and Paramount Home Video also just released two “Best Of” DVD sets for the most popular Trek series, The Original Series and The Next Generation. See below for our review of these bargain-priced Star Trek starter kits.


Review – Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 – Blu-ray [UPDATED]

Back in September 2006 CBS commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek by going back to the original film and digitally remastering the series for the HD era, cleaning up the images and adding new CGI special effects. Previous HD-DVD & DVD releases were available with only the new. But now thanks to the benefits of Blu-ray, fans have a choice (original or CGI), and can see Trek in 1080p.






HD DVD Player Buying Guide

On Tuesday Star Trek Season One is released on the combo HD DVD/DVD format. Recently Paramount Home Entertainment announced that it is committed to HD DVD exclusively until 2009 (Star Trek Season Two hits stores on March 25th and Season Three by the end of 2008). So if you want to see the new box set or any other Trek in HD in the near future, then you will have to get yourself an HD DVD player. The good news is that it wont cost you too much latinum.


Review – Star Trek: The Original Series Season One HD DVD Box Set [UPDATED]

Last September CBS commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek by going back to the original 35mm films and digitally remastering them for the HD era. The project not only cleaned up the images, but also added brand new CGI to replace the original shots that wouldn’t hold up well to the microscope of 1080p HD. This ‘Star Trek Remastered’ has been seen in syndication, but only in standard definition. Now finally with the release of Star Trek The Original Series on DVD/HD DVD Combo disk you can finally see the remastered show in full HDTV resolution, as it was intended to be seen. Plus the set comes complete with many new special features, many of which take advantage of the interactive features of HD DVD.