Paramount officially announces “Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2″ for Blu-ray Disc release in SeptemberAugust 31, 2009 – 7:05 pm - Posted by: Justin Sluss
Paramount has just issued a PRESS RELEASE officially announcing a September 22nd release of “Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2” on Blu-ray Disc. Tech specs are identical to the previous season in full 1080p in 4×3 (1.33:1 aspect ratio) video using VC-1 codec and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $74.99 price tag. Below you’ll find the full details taken from the PRESS RELEASE.
Featuring The Mobile-Blu Application Allowing Fans To Download Exclusive Content and Control Blu-ray Players With Their iPhone
Experience one of the greatest action-adventure sagas like never before when the thrilling second season of STAR TREK®: THE ORIGINAL SERIES blasts onto Blu-ray disc September 22 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.
The seven-disc set features all 26 sophomore season episodes, each with superior picture and pristine audio, bringing fans closer than ever to the history and characters of STAR TREK. An entire disc is dedicated to “The Trouble With Tribbles,” arguably the franchise’s most famous episode for its depiction of the cute and fuzzy, though ultimately quite dangerous, creatures.
Starring one of the most endearing 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 television series and feature films, including this year’s J.J. Abrams-directed mega-blockbuster.
Offering the best of both worlds, the second season Blu-ray release of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES features Seamless Branching technology that allows fans to toggle between the newly-enhanced and original special effects. In addition, the series is presented in 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, the best sound format possible, with the option to select mono as heard on the series’ original television airings.
Beyond the Tribble-specific bonus disc, this set also includes “Starfleet Access” content on select episodes which provides fans with special pop-up trivia and picture-in-picture video commentaries, rare on-set home movie footage and new special features on BD Live. Also, every disc is Mobile Blu enabled. Once downloaded, Mobile Blu allows Trekkies to turn their iPhones into Blu-ray player remote controls and download exclusive featurettes for on-the-go entertainment. The definitive release that fans have been waiting for, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON TWO BLU-RAY will be available for the suggested retail price of $118.99 US and $136.99 CAN. Exclusive Star Trek Monopoly cards will also be included in early shipments of the Blu-ray set, while supplies last.