Posted Tue Sep 6, 2016 at 06:25 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The collection includes a dozen classic episodes and will take fans behind-the-scenes with never-before-seen footage.
As previously reported, CBS and Paramount will be releasing 'Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault' on Blu-ray, and now the date has been set for December 13.
During the production of Star Trek: The Original Series, bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting room floor, then stored away in film cans for decades by the Gene Roddenberry Estate. Now, in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary, The Roddenberry Vault has finally been opened. Along with 12 of their favorite episodes, fans can see and own behind the scenes footage from the making of the series as well as alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements.
'Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault' Blu-ray set includes newly-produced special feature documentaries that incorporate the “Vault” materials and feature all-new interviews with cast and production personnel, including new insights from William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), writers Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, David Gerrold, & John D.F. Black, director Ralph Senensky, casting director Joseph D'Agosta, visual effects artist Richard Edlund, and more. Also featured is an exploration into the series’ long-lasting appeal through interviews with some of Star Trek’s biggest fans including The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady, The Simpsons writer/producer David Mirkin, Family Guy writer/producer David A. Goodman, NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and many more.
'Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault includes 12 classic Star Trek episodes in high-definition Blu-ray chosen for their relevance to the Vault's lost/unseen material:
· The Corbomite Maneuver
· Space Seed
· This Side of Paradise
· The Devil in the Dark
· The City on the Edge of Forever
· Operation: Annihilate!
· Who Mourns for Adonais?
· Mirror, Mirror
· The Trouble With Tribbles
· Return to Tomorrow
Special features include: Inside The Roddenberry Vault – A multi-part glimpse at classic episodes from new angles and perspectives; Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic – A look at life on the set during production; Strange New Worlds: Visualizing The Fantastic – An inside look at the groundbreaking work of the series’ designers and visual effects artists; three episode commentaries, and isolated music tracks for most of the episodes.
You can find the latest specs for 'Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 13.
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