The high definition upgrades for the original series of Star Trek
have been superb pieces of work thus far, and a real labour of love. Season three continues to the very high standard, as the original crew of the USS Enterprise end their original television adventures.
Benefiting from a top-to-bottom remastering, and bolstering by some genuinely interesting extra features, Star Trek here looks better than a television show of its vintage has any right to. Once again, you have the option between seeing the shows as they were originally broadcast, or with enhanced special effects put into the mix. And the real treat of this release is that you get a previously un-aired version of Star Trek’s pilot, which has never been made available before.
The show itself remains the highlight, of course, and you get all 24 episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series’ final season here. It’s arguably the weakest of its three season run, but there’s still an awful lot to enjoy, and many ideas that were simply ahead of their time. It’s also, in the form of this Blu-ray set, been brought together with such care that’s it’s surely the ultimate version of the season to own. Can we get remastered Next Generation next, please? --Jon Foster
Produced by Fred Freiberger, Star Trek: The Original Series 3 takes the viewer on board the USS Enterprise. This seven disc set contains all 26 episodes, as well as over three hours of new material for the hardened trekker.
The release also includes colour and black and white versions of 'The Cage', the original pilot for Star Trek. Extras not featured on the US generic release include: Collectible Trek, Walter Koenig's home, one of James Doohan's last interviews, Memoir from Mr. Sulu, and many more.