“Roddenberry Vault” Details Revealed

CBS has revealed details on the upcoming Blu-ray set, The Roddenberry Vault.

First reported on back in July, The Roddenberry Vault will feature twelve Original Series episodes, three feature-length documentaries with never-before-seen footage and newly recorded interviews with the stars and creatives forces behind the classic series. The three-disc set will hit store shelves on December 12.

Check out two preview s and the full press release below for a complete list of episodes and special features.

UPDATE: The Roddenberry Vault on Blu-ray is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault Preview, “Inside The Roddenberry Vault”

Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault Preview, “Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic”

Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray packaging
Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray packaging

Press release:

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT ARRIVES DECEMBER 13 FROM CBS HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND PARAMOUNT HOME MEDIA DISTRIBUTION

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:
Episodes

  • 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:
Episodes

  • 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:
Episodes

  • 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.

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