Star Trek Blu-ray Details Revealed

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Star Trek has boldly gone on to earn $375 million at the worldwide box office, and it’s coming to a home theater near you!

J.J. Abrams’ highly successful reboot of the legendary sci-fi franchise is getting a slick Blu-ray makeover and we’ve got the details on what extras will be waiting onboard the Enterprise, and (more importantly) when Star Trek will be beaming up into stores everywhere.

Oh, and DVD folks don’t feel too left out. We’ve got details on what you’ll be getting too.

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STAR TREK 3-DISC BLU-RAY

The STAR TREK three-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Special features are as follows:

Disc 1:

Commentary—By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk.

NASA News— This BD-Live feature gives viewers access to the latest NASA news about real space exploration.  Learn about new mission developments and check out featured imagery from around the universe.

Disc 2:

To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.

Branching Pods:

  • The Shatner Conundrum
  • Red Shirt Guy
  • The Green Girl
  • Trekker Alert!
  • Casting — The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
  • A New Vision — J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real.  Every aspect of production—from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks—was guided by this overall objective.

Branching Pods:

  • Savage Pressure
  • Starships—Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film’s starships.

Branching Pods:

  • Warp Explained
  • Paint Job
  • Bridge Construction Accelerated
  • The Captain’s Chair
  • Button Acting 101
  • Shuttle Shuffle
  • Narada Construction Accelerated
  • Aliens— Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.

Branching Pods:

  • The Alien Paradox
  • Big-Eyed Girl
  • Big Bro Quinto
  • Klingons
  • Drakoulias Anatomy 101
  • Planets— From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and the art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams’ desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.

Branching Pods:

  • Extra Business
  • Confidentiality
  • Props and Costumes— Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today’s technology.  Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.

Branching Pods:

  • Klingon Wardrobe
  • Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek— When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original “Star Trek” series. Burtt jumped at the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
  • Score— As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme.
  • Gene Roddenberry’s Vision — J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry.
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary—See details above.
  • Starfleet Vessel Simulator—Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360° views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
  • Gag Reel—Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast.

Disc 3:

Digital Copy
STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360®
Weblink to the STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC
Weblink to the STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for PlayStation® Network

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So there you have it Trekkies, plenty of features and extras to keep you busy doing your favorite activity: combing through every little detail related to Star Trek. It seems Paramount knows who their audience is and wants to keep them happy, if this Blu-ray is any indication.

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STAR TREK 2-DISC DVD

As promised, for those who haven’t yet made the switch to Blu-ray:

The STAR TREK two-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Special features are as follows:

Disc 1:

  • Commentary — By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Bryan Burk.
  • A New Vision — See Above

Disc 2:

  • Digital Copy
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Spock Birth
  • Klingons Take Over Narada
  • Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank
  • Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights
  • Prison Interrogation and Breakout
  • Sarek Gets Amanda
  • Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version)
  • Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl
  • Sarek Sees Spock
  • To Boldly Go— See Above.
  • Casting— See Above.
  • Aliens— See Above.
  • Score— See Above.

DVD-Rom:

  • STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360®
    Weblink to the STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC
    Weblink to the STAR TREK® D-A-C Free Trial Game for PlayStation® Network

For those of you who just want to watch the movie, Star Trek will also be released in the standard 1-Disc DVD version.

RELEASE DATE: Star Trek will warp onto Blu-ray and DVD on November 17, 2009

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  1. @Kofi

    All of a sudden i feel like a second-class citizen just owning a DVD player. :)

  2. Ok, so when are you sending this to me? :-)

  3. Yeah it was a specticle. Lol,,,

    I wonder if there’s any bonus footage of the sewage treatment facilty they used to create the futuristic engineering section.

  4. I’m excited. A 3 disc Blu ray seems very cool. The only thing I really hate about Blu Ray is that DVD’s get all the cool collectors editions and Blu Ray always gets the plain old boring case. Look at movies like TDK or Watchmen coming out. They have theses very different cases special that you can buy and they are DVD only. It seems pretty unfair.

  5. Good thing my wife and I are seriously considering upgrading to Blu before fall… Jeez… Talk about overkill. :)

  6. Are you talking about the dvd cardboard sleves? The ones that I often throw away so I can speed up the global warming process?

  7. i’m talking about the special boxes like TDK had the Batpod edition and watchmen is going to have a special Box with Night Owl’s ship.

  8. I think its just a matter of time. I know that the BluRay version of T2 comes in a special Endo Skull case that retails for $150.
    If that’s what your into,,, I’ve got so much collectable junk that I find nowadays I’m happy with less. I’m sure there will be some kind of Enterprise case or collectable deal with Star Trek.

  9. Unless the Blu-Ray container comes in the shape of the USS Enterprise I’ll stick with plain old 2 disc special edition dvd. Blu-Ray needs to come down in price AND IM TIRED OF THE CORPORATIONS FORCING DIGITAL COPIES UPON US!!!!

  10. Yeah I agree the digital copies are a joke and just add more waste to the planet. I can also live without game demos.

  11. Wow, somehow I spent all my time jazzed about how awesome the movie was that I didn’t even think of what the Blu-ray version might hold. This is a pleasant surprise.

  12. Can I preorder this yet???

  13. Wow, they sure packed a bit of candy into this release, can hardly wait until November, to slide this one into my blu-ray player.

    Ken J, you can preorder it on Amazon.

  14. @ Ken J

    Yes you can also reserve it at FYE. Surprisingly enough ( at least at the one I shop at) you can pre -order the dvd of movies the same days they come out. Of course they give you a generic release date, but its nice to have the early jump on some things.

  15. Sounds like the old DVD game first it was the plain edition on to the special ed the super special edition etc directors cut theem the lost footage cut and finally the final directors cut. please give us a break studios!

    John

  16. I was just wondering after reading the book, on the last page a “lost” dog beams on board the Enterprise from transwarp. Is it possible an out take or deleted scene will be in the bluray? REALLY wish that was put into the movie… there are always posibilities.

  17. @ Ink
    Your not alone, sometimes I see my friends whispering when I put a movie in my DVD player! :)
    Of course it doesn’t help that my TV is only 720p, a Blu-ray would be a waste of resolution ;)

    All those extras are awful enticing, but I think I’ll wait for the Super Special Edition Directors Cut including Deleted Scenes, Bonus Features, Commentary and More, With a Free Trial On-line Multi-Player Game for PC’s and MAC :P

  18. @Daniel F

    Ummm…You know the Batpod “Dark Knight” and Owlship “Watchmen” were both Blu-ray editions, right? The fanciest cases the DVDs came with were bas-relief heads of Batman (Target exclusive, I believe) and Rorshach and Dr. Manhattan (Best Buy exclusives), respectively. It really depends on which movie you’re talking about: “Get Smart” came in a folding shoe-phone replica at Best Buy, while “Iron Man” came in either a version 2 or version 3 shellhead case (Target, I think) or a packaged-with-a-mini-bust-and-Sideshow-Toys-card, as did “Indy 4″ and “Hellboy 2″ (Best Buy for the three).

    Various exclusives come with various films, but USUALLY, the Blu-ray has the better incentive/premium, because the companies are still trying to attract more people to switch over.

  19. I’m thinking that this could be a great Screen Rant contest prize in November…. :D

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