Several weeks ago we passed along a report
from our friends at The Digital Bits that high-definition Blu-ray Disc editions of the first six Star Trek
films will be coming out in May, and that the remastered hi-def episodes of Star Trek - Season 1
would be coming to Blu-ray around that same time, or soon after. Recently we've independently confirmed with our own sources that Paramount Home Entertainment will indeed be releasing the movies, in two different bundles that both represent the "Kirk/Spock/McCoy" era at the box office. Look for both Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection
(with the first six films together) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture Trilogy
(with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th films, which together form one large story) to both hit stores in mid-to-late May.
But where does that leave the original series' episodes on Blu-ray? For that, we have to go back to our buddies at The Bits. The Rumor Mill update posted yesterday
by The Digital Bits is reporting that all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series
are coming out on high-definition Blu-ray Disc, with European-sourced artwork being semi-confirmed as being the same for the USA market. We show that below, but you can see slightly larger versions over at The Bits (they still might not be final art, though!). When will all this begin to hit? We're still hearing that Season 1
is likely to be announced for a May
street date, just around the time that the new big-screen film will hit. Our thanks to Bits-runner Bill Hunt for the heads-up about this info! Stay tuned, and we'll keep you updated as more info comes along about all threee of these TV-on-BD releases.