This September marks the 55th anniversary of the first Star Trek episode. It aired for only three seasons, but spawned countless future series, toys, books, games and of course, movies. While the first film was considered a critical and commercial disappointment, the next three films received much better reception. Paramount has remastered these first four pics and will release them in a special collection this fall, in both 4K UHD and Blu-ray.
Of course, there are a few things this set is missing. For one, the maligned fifth and beloved sixth entries aren't included, with no announcement of a future release date. And while The Wrath of Khan features both the theatrical and director's cuts, the first film only has the theatrical. (The director's cut is considered by many to be an improvement, though with some less-than-stellar special effects.) Still, each disc comes packed with special features, though only the first film features any new content.
And for intense fans, the original series will be available on Blu-ray in collectible Steelbook packaging. Fathom Events will also show The Voyage Home in theaters on August 19 and 22.
Both box sets will be released on September 7.