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Important Star Trek announcement from Play.com
Star Trek XI (Yes thats right the NEW 2009 Star Trek Movie) will be available from Play.com on pre-order from the 3rd of July on both DVD and the fantastic experience of Blu-Ray.

If it is not yet the 3rd of July and you cannot yet pre order the DVD or Blu Ray of the new Star Trek movie starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg, then check out our review of the Cinema Experience of the new Star Trek movie and subscribe to our news feed via email (see right) you will automatically be alerted when you can preorder your very own copy of StarTrek Blu Ray or DVD in the UK.

Star Trek

I always dreaded this film from the moment I first heard that Matt Damon was being considered as Kirk. But then something happened to make me think that this film was a good idea. That something was that I finally saw the movie.

Star Trek is an institution (asls known as the ‘franchise that will not die’). It has a whopping 40+ years of history, 4 TV series, hundered of episodes and 10 movies. That is a lot of baggage and it is why an origins story must have been tempting to all.

The big danger with an origins story is that it would require a franchise reboot. If you had read my blog on teh Scifi Channel website you would know what I think about reboots, reimaginings etc.

The next challenge that the film was set was to make it accessable and not too geeky for people who would say “I don’t like Star Trek, but I like this film” (makes me grumble – this film IS Star Trek) but also make it relevant for those who love the show and its rich history.

So in comes the young cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg out go Klingons (aside from passing references), the villian of the film is Romulan, much cooler than Klingons. The ship stays the same (yah) and the characters and charactariations are actually given more depth, quicker in this film than in any other stage of Star Trek.

For the geek there are many little moments and references that point ‘back’ to the original series and movies, but most importantly there is a big factor of continuity. This has been very cleverly done. This film is not so much as a reboot or reimagining – but sticks with the rules of Star Trek past and becomes a genuine part of continuity with the other series. All the previous series dabbled with other universes and parallel existances, well this movie just exploits that fact and presents it in a genuine way that should tick most boxes for everyones perception.

In this review I haven’t spoken about the films style, humour, special effects or content. That has been done to death in other reviews and in general it is a fantastic film with good all of the above.

STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOVIE DVD COLLECTION

Star Trek Motion Pictures 1-6 collection on Blu-ray for the very first time on April 27 2009

Go where no fan has gone before when Paramount Home Entertainment debuts the STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION on Blu-ray on April 27 2009.
Available for the first time in high definition, the STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION includes seven discs featuring the first six Star Trek films, which have been digitally remastered in high definition, including a fully restored version of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. With new 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio and over 14 hours of special features, including 2 ? hours of all-new material, the collection also includes a bonus disc entitled ?Star Trek: The Captains? Summit? that features a 70-minute exclusive round table discussion hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in which William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes share candid moments and intimate details about life on the set.
Each film in the collection includes multiple commentary tracks and a bonus BD-Live Star Trek IQ feature.
STAR TREK: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION is available to buy on Blu-ray
April 27 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment

DVD techincal details

Title

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection i

Release date

April 27 2009

DISCS

7 disc set

RRP

?99.99

Cert

12

Sound

Dolby TrueHD audio 7.1

Running time

Approx. 11 hours 40 minutes

Films

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Special features

  • The Captains’ Summit

Star Trek Original Series Blu Ray

Well its about time,Well its about time,
The first season of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES lands on Blu-ray, Finally, thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment. I wonder why they chose now – you would have thought they would have done it as a cash in on a big Star Trek related event ( :) )

Blu Ray gives us superior picture and pristine audio alot better than my crackly old VHS – for which I spent ?10 for each video of 2 epoisodes. The Blu-ray seven disc set includes all 29 (cost me ?150 on video – not bitter though) first season episodes and a whole host of special features.

Starring one of the most enduring casts in television history led by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan and Nichelle Nichols, STAR TREK is a worldwide phenomenon and served as a launching pad for numerous spin-off series and feature films. These classic first season episodes started it all, introducing the world to Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise?s iconic crew.

The first season Blu-ray release of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES features brand-new technology that provides fans with the best of both worlds by giving them the option to view re-mastered episodes (or view them as originally televised) and hear a newly enhanced soundtrack or opt for the original version.

Viewers will also be able to select either version to view or toggle back and forth between the newly enhanced visual effects found on the remastered episodes and the original broadcast episode effects. Also for the first time, fans will be able to enjoy the series in 7.1 DTS-HD English Master Audio, the best sound format possible, but still have the option of selecting the original mono sound heard on the first television airings decades ago.

As part of the special features, select episodes include the ?Starfleet Access? bonus content. By choosing the ?Starfleet Access? option, viewers will be able to watch the selected episodes with special pop-up trivia and picture-in-picture video commentaries. The set also includes an interactive tour of the Starship Enterprise, rare on-set home movie footage, an inside perspective on what it took to transport Trek into the 21st century and much more.

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON 1 is available to buy on Blu-ray

April 27 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment

Tec Spec

Title

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Blu-ray

Release date

April 27 2009

DISCS

7 disc set

Cert

PG

Sound

7.1 DTS-HD English master audio

Running time

Approx. 24 hours 20 minutes

Episodes & special features

Disc One:

  • The Man Trap

  • Charlie X

  • Where No Man Has Gone Before

  • The Naked Time

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: Spacelift: Transporting Trek Into The 21st Century

  • Special Feature: Starfleet Access episode ? Where No Man Has Gone Before

Disc Two:

  • The Enemy Within

  • Mudd?s Women

  • What Are Little Girls Made Of?

  • Miri

  • Dagger of the Mind

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

Disc Three:

  • The Corbomite Maneuver

  • The Menagerie, Part 1

  • The Menagerie, Part 2

  • The Conscience of the King

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: Reflections on Spock

  • Special Feature: Starfleet Access episode ? The Menagerie, Parts 1 & 2

Disc Four:

  • Balance of Terror

  • Shore Leave

  • The Galileo Seven

  • The Squire of Gothos

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner

  • Special Feature: Starfleet Access episode ? Balance of Terror

Disc Five:

  • Arena

  • Tomorrow is Yesterday

  • Court Martial

  • The Return of the Archons

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: To Boldly Go?Season One

  • Special Feature: The Birth of a Timeless Legacy

Disc Six:

  • Space Seed

  • A Taste of Armageddon

  • This Side of Paradise

  • The Devil in the Dark

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: Interactive Enterprise Inspection

  • Special Feature: Sci-Fi Visionaries

  • Special Feature: Starfleet Access episode ? Space Seed

Disc Seven:

  • Errand of Mercy

  • The Alternative Factor

  • The City on the Edge of Forever

  • Operation: Annihilate!

  • Special Feature: Preview trailers for each episode

  • Special Feature: Billy Blackburn?s Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories

  • Special Feature: Kiss ?N? Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century

  • Special Feature: Starfleet Access episode ? Errand of Mercy