The eagerly awaited, long-in-the-making Star Trek: The Original Series -- The Roddenberry Vault will be released on December 13 by CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The three-disc Blu-ray collection, which initially will come in limited-edition packaging, will include 12 classic episodes, three exclusive special feature documentaries that present previously unseen footage, and fresh interviews with notable Trek talent.
The all-new interviews include conversations with such cast and production figures as William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), writers Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, David Gerrold, & John D.F. Black, director Ralph Senensky, casting director Joseph D'Agosta, visual effects artist Richard Edlund, TOS guest stars Clint Howard, Leslie Parrish, Michael Forest, BarBara Luna, Elinor Donahue and Charlie Brill. Also featured is an exploration into the series’ long-lasting appeal via interviews with some of Star Trek’s biggest fans, among them The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady, The Simpsons writer/producer David Mirkin, Family Guy writer/producer David A. Goodman, NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and many more.
Special feature documentaries include Inside The Roddenberry Vault – a multi-part glimpse at classic episodes from new angles and perspectives; Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic – A look at life on the set during production; and Strange New Worlds: Visualizing The Fantastic – an inside look at the groundbreaking work of the series’ designers and visual effects artists. Giving fans access to even more fragments of unseen footage and omitted dialogue from the groundbreaking series is a collection of Vault materials entitled Swept Up: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor. Expect to see and/or hear alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements.
And, lastly, as noted, The Roddenberry Vault will feature 12 Original Series episodes, rendered in high-definition Blu-ray and selected based on their relevance to the Vault's lost/unseen material, including "The Corbomite Maneuver, "Arena," Space Seed," "This Side of Paradise," "Metamorphosis," "Operation -- Annihilate!," "The Devil in the Dark," "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Return to Tomorrow," "Who Mourns for Adonais?," "Mirror, Mirror" and "The Trouble With Tribbles." The 12 episodes were chosen for their relevance to the Vault materials, and are presented in 1080p High Definition with both DTS 7.1 Master Audio, as well as newly restored original Mono.
Star Trek: The Original Series -- The Roddenberry Vault will, in total, feature 10 hours and 5 minutes of material. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for details about pricing and pre-ordering the collection.