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“Star Trek” Coming to HD DVD—With Phaser Remote
Set your faces to stun: Toshiba and CBS have entered into a partnership that would unleash 10 discs in HD DVD.
The 10-disc HD DVD edition of “Star Trek: The Original Series” will be available in November.
September 06, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

The crew of “Star Trek” is about to boldly go where it’s never gone before—into the world of high-definition.

Toshiba just announced a partnership with CBS to release the original series on HD DVD. This fantastic voyage will kick off with a 10-disc set—and that’s just season 1.

Each disc will be a combo HD DVD, with standard-definition on the other side. Other features include a new 5.1 soundtrack, picture-in-picture video commentaries, the ability to compare visual effects in the re-mastered episodes versus the originals, and a detailed interactive tour of the Enterprise.

We reported not too long ago that the 10-disc HD set will cost $199, but the company isn’t quoting anything lately. They are, however, willing to throw in a Phaser remote to sweeten the deal and cushion the cost.

Is Kirk ready for a high-def close-up? Season 1 of “Star Trek” will be available in HD DVD on November 20.




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