Posted Thu Jul 26, 2007 at 01:26 PM PDT by
Be prepared to boldly go where no early adopter has gone before when Paramount Home Entertainment debuts the first season of 'Star Trek: The Original Series' on HD DVD this November.
Originally announced last year for a late-2007 HD DVD debut, Paramount has now issued an official press release including complete specs for the landmark next-gen box set.
Due in stores on November 10 as a HD DVD/DVD combo release, the first season of the 'Original Series' will come packaged as a massive ten-disc box set collection.
Paramount has meticulously remastered 'The Original Series' from the original camera negative specifically for this new release, and the studio says that each classic episode will be presented in pristine condition with newly-retooled, state-of-the-art digital visual effects.
Supplemental features are set to include a host of next-gen exclusives, including interactive menus and a "Starfleet Access" interface that will allow viewers to activate icons which provide such features as Picture in Picture video commentaries and an interactive tour of the Starship Enterprise.
Among the standard-definition extras will be rare on-set home movie footage, plus a featurette that gives inside perspective on what it took to transport Trek into the 21st century.
Tech specs include 1080p video transfers and remixed 5.1 surround tracks in Dolby TrueHD (each episode's original mono soundtrack is also included).
'Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1' will come housed in a special collectible "futuristic clear case," and will retail for a suggested list price of $217.99.
At presstime, Paramount had not yet announced any plans for a Blu-ray release, but needless to say, we'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, we've added 'Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1' to our HD DVD Release Schedule under November 10.
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