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Blu-ray™ Collection In Limited Edition Packaging To Include Twelve Classic Episodes, Three Exclusive Special Feature Documentaries Presenting Unseen Footage
And New Interviews With Notable Star Trek Figures

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 1, 2016) – Fans can dive into the making of pop culture history when STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT is released on Blu-ray December 13. In honor of the show’s 50th Anniversary, and just in time for holiday gift giving, the three-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution gives fans unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage from the production of
Star Trek: The Original Series.


During the shooting of Star Trek, bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting room floor and later preserved in film canisters by The Roddenberry Estate. Recognizing the value of the footage, CBS painstakingly catalogued, transferred, analyzed, and pieced together these Vault materials, which include alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements.
STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT includes twelve classic episodes chosen for their relevance to the Vault materials, and presented in 1080p High Definition with both DTS 7.1 Master Audio as well as newly restored original Mono. Eleven of these episodes contain isolated music tracks. Newly recorded audio commentaries appear on three fan-favorite episodes.


Each of the set’s three discs features documentaries that weave together the previously unseen Vault materials with all-new interviews by key creative and production personnel and famous fans. The three new documentaries exploring the “making of” the celebrated series and its enduring legacy are:


  • Inside The Roddenberry Vault Rod Roddenberry introduces viewers to the discovery of his father’s long-lost Star Trek film reels. With footage from each of the 12 episodes, this three-part special feature offers a guided exploration into the historical significance of the newly discovered material through new interviews with dozens of Star Trek alumni and historians.


  • Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic offers a look back at the origins of the iconic series, including glimpses of life on the set with new interviews featuring guest stars, directors and production personnel.


  • Strange New Worlds: Visualizing the Fantastic dives into the creation of spaceships, transporters, and the classic Star Trek visuals. The in-depth feature combines newly found original visual effects elements photography along with interviews with effects masters and Star Trek veterans such as Industrial Light & Magic founding member Richard Edlund, Doug Drexler, Dan Curry and
    Gary Hutzel.


Star Trek figures interviewed for these exclusive documentaries include
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk);
writers Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana,
David Gerrold and John D.F. Black; director Ralph Senensky; casting director
Joseph D'Agosta; visual effects artist Richard Edlund; and actors from the 12 featured episodes such as Clint Howard (“The Corbomite Maneuver”), BarBara Luna
(“Mirror, Mirror”), Leslie Parrish (“Who Mourns for Adonais?”), Charlie Brill
(“The Trouble with Tribbles”), Michael Forest (“Who Mourns for Adonais”), Bobby Clark (“Arena”) and Elinor Donahue (“Metamorphosis”). Plus, the collection features new interviews with an impressive array of some of
Star Trek’s biggest fans including
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 more.


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


STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT will be initially available in limited edition deluxe packaging. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:


  • The Corbomite Maneuver

    • Isolated Music Track

  • Arena

    • Isolated Music Track

  • Space Seed

    • Isolated Music Track

  • This Side of Paradise

    • Isolated Music Track

    • NEW! Audio Commentary by Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana and Gabrielle Stanton

Special Features

  • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 1)

  • NEW! Star Trek: Revisiting a Classic


Disc Two:


  • The Devil in the Dark

    • Isolated Music Track

  • The City on the Edge of Forever

    • NEW! Audio Commentary by Roger Lay Jr., Scott Mantz and
      Mark A. Altman

  • Operation – Annihilate!

    • Isolated Music Track

  • Metamorphosis

    • Isolated Music Track

Special Features

  • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 2)

  • NEW! Strange New Worlds: Visualizing the Fantastic


Disc Three:


  • Who Mourns for Adonais?

    • Isolated Music Track

  • Mirror, Mirror

    • Isolated Music Track

  • The Trouble With Tribbles

    • Isolated Music Track

    • NEW! Audio Commentary by David Gerrold and David A. Goodman

  • Return to Tomorrow

    • Isolated Music Track

Special Features

  • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 3)

  • NEW! Swept Up: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor


In addition to being presented in both DTS 7.1 Master Audio and original English Mono, the episodes can also be played in Italian Mono, German Mono, and Castilian Mono audio. Both the episodes and special features include English SDH, Italian, German, Castilian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles.


About CBS Home Entertainment

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.


About Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.



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Street Date: December 13, 2016

Catalog #: 59181567000

Runtime: Approximately 10 hours, 5 minutes

Canadian Rating: G

U.S. Rating: Not Rated




B/HI on behalf of CBS Home Entertainment

Nicole Yavasile

(310) 694-3252


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