Why do none of the sets contain the infamous “blooper” reel? In the Star Trek universe, they were the first extraterrestrial species to make contact with humans. It features William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy. Then had to replace much of the collection with VHS when Sony dropped the platform. How long before “The Definitive Edition/Final Word Star Trek Collection”? , In a 1988 TV special, The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next, series creator Gene Roddenberry said that, as with the first pilot, this one still had a lot of science-fiction elements in it, but at least it ended with Kirk in a bare-knuckle fistfight with Mitchell and that's what sold NBC on Star Trek. Couldn’t find the original press release link, but here’s another with the info: http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Paramount/Disc_Announcements/Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series_-_Season_3_Announced_For_Blu-ray_/3470. This is really amazing news, never thought we’d see that pilot uncut like it originally was on a legitimate release. Peeples came up with the premise and episode title for "Where No Man Has Gone Before," and was assigned to write it. We have box art and details on the set below, plus a full breakdown of all the upcoming home video Star Trek releases. Airdate. They also ranked it the 17th best episode of all Star Trek series. Other than it’s historical significance to Star Trek lore, there’s not much to see. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" is the third episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek.   . While the "complete season" DVD releases (listed above) follow the original broadcast order, the original episodic DVD releases are numbered by production order.. If you are a fan that knows every frame of this episode, then it should be fun to see the little extras here and there. Significantly, it was also the first episode featuring Captain James T. Kirk, a move that would set the precedent for the series and its counterparts. A probe out into where no man has gone before"? Then a different angle down ( presumably ) another corridor as a crewman comes down the access ladder, and Gary Mitchell comes around a corner. I’m buying these anyway, but if that 3rd version of “Where No Man…” features (original/remastered FX versions already on S1)…. 30 – Thanks Ensign! NBC executives rejected the pilot as "too cerebral" (along with their having issues with an alien Spock and a woman Number One), and Hunter left the series. It features William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy. The episodes are listed in order by original air date, which match the episode order in each season's original, remastered, and Blu-rayDVD box sets. The BBC edited the episodes for broadcast by showing the title sequence first, then the teaser segment that aired before the titles in the United States, then the rest of the episode. Star Trek was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One starting on July 12, 2014 with the episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The pilot was rejected by NBC as being "too cerebral" among other complaints. The episode was directed by James Goldstone. “Ooooh, I like how THIS looks.”. The episode title is the final phrase in the opening voice-over which characterizes the series and has entered popular culture.  The remastered air dates listed below are based on the weekend each episode aired in syndication. Some of these ‘extras’ don’t belong with a classic television show. TrekMovie.com is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp or the “Star Trek” franchise. re:42 – I agree. And being an early cut version of the episode, it’s different. Viewer complaints led to the BBC obtaining film prints for the subsequent two seasons. It consisted of twenty-six episodes. Sheesh. I’d like to know more about your music, contact me through the site if you like. Jeffrey Hunter was unwilling to reprise his role as Captain Christopher Pike. So best to be hopeful and accept what the evidence suggests until otherwise clarified. The list below details the series' episodes in production order, including the original series pilot, "The Cage". I don’t recall any additional dialogue in the body of the episode, with the exception of Captain Kirk’s narration at the very beginning. Set in the 23rd century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Enterprise as it explores the Milky Way galaxy. Season 2 and more coming tomorrow It’s not hugely different than the aired 2nd pilot, but it is slightly altered and arranged in acts, not a free flowing straight run episode. By: TrekMovie.com Staff Completely new uniforms and insignia would be unveiled when the series was green-lighted, with the colors altered and black collars introduced. We’ll see….X-Mas is going to come about 10 days early this year. It also featured a much longer opening narration by Shatner. • Other: "The Anthropology of Star Trek" ComiCon Panel 2009 As the next step, the Digital Restoration Department at CBS spent hours carefully color-correcting the video and carrying out a frame-by-frame dirt removal process in an effort to provide fans with the best picture quality possible. These, outdated by the 1960s, could be painful, perhaps dangerous to the actors' eyes (modern scleral lenses can "breathe" and are oxygen permeable).  Filming finished late on July 28, 1965; the final footage filmed was part of the fight between Kirk and Mitchell. I knew Star Trek was ahead of its time, but “1970s style act breaks” for a show produced in 1966? She first appeared in "The Cage", the initial 1965 pilot episode of the original series, as the unnamed, intellectual second-in-command to Captain Christopher Pike of the starship Enterprise. Kind of a fun re-boot of TOS. Being an audio/visual geek from the 60s on, I definitely get your point. It turns out that his encyclopaedic knowl… The "Theme from Star Trek" is an instrumental musical piece composed by Alexander Courage for Star Trek, the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry and originally aired between September 8, 1966, and June 3, 1969. For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, Where No Man Has Gone Before (The Unaired Alternate Version of the Pilot), David Gerrold Hosts “2009 Convention Coverage”, “The Anthropology of Star Trek” Comic-Con Panel 2009, “The World of Rod Roddenberry” Comic-Con 2009, Billy Blackburn’s Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories Part 3, http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/trekmovie.com/podcast-player/67456/all-access-star-trek-that-hope-is-you-discovery-season-3-premiere-review.mp3, http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/trekmovie.com/podcast-player/67321/all-access-star-trek-no-small-parts-lower-decks-season-one-finale-review.mp3, http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/trekmovie.com/podcast-player/67181/all-access-star-trek-crisis-point-lower-decks-episode-109-review.mp3, http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/trekmovie.com/podcast-player/67058/all-access-star-trek-veritas-lower-decks-episode-108-review.mp3, http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/trekmovie.com/podcast-player/67028/shuttle-pod-supplemental-sub-rosa-audio-commentary.mp3. Several books, including Michael Jan Friedman's My Brother's Keeper, Vonda N. McIntyre's Enterprise: The First Adventure, and Margaret Wander Bonanno's Strangers from the Sky, feature the character in adventures set before the events of the episode. What do they mean then by “extended action sequence”? The film was transferred to HD video and then digitally remastered by the Digital Restoration Department at CBS. The BBC edited the episodes for broadcast by showing the title sequence first, then the teaser segment that aired before the titles in the United States, then the rest of the episode. I was just noting that some people (and not necessarily referring to you) jump on their soapbox saying Paramount is milking the fans. Every version of “The Cage” has been restored and aired. James T. Kirk and was broken up in "acts." Like Comic-Con.  It also became the second in Bantam's series of Fotonovels, published in 1977. Were they to agree to clear it, they’d probably want to be paid for it. This original version (production number 02a) differed from the later final broadcast cut (production number 02b, airing on September 22, 1966) in that each of the four acts had on-screen titles ("Act I", "Act II", etc.  This popularity would eventually lead to the expansion of the Star Trek catalog, which as of 2019 includes six more television series and thirteen Trek motion pictures. Main article: Star Trek: The Original Series (season 1). The episode was directed by Joseph Pevney and first aired on NBC on April 6, 1967. The show had been sold to them as a "Wagon Train to the stars", and they thought the first pilot did not match the adventure format they had been promised and was "too cerebral" for the general audience. 29 – RE: Blooper Reels… my understanding is that there are clearance issues with the actors – they would rather the unflattering material not be shown. I don’t know why all official sources are being so unclear here, but it seems highly likely it’s what it sounds like. Written by series creator Gene Roddenberry and directed by Marc Daniels and Robert Butler, it is the only two-part story in the original series. The season also includes such notable episodes as "Mirror, Mirror", which introduces the evil "mirror universe"; "Journey to Babel", featuring the introduction of Spock's parents Sarek and Amanda; and the light-hearted "The Trouble with Tribbles", which would later be revisited in a 2016 episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series and a 2019 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. NBC preferred "Where No Man Has Gone Before" as a pilot. They bet on the wrong horse and had to change course in midstream (that’s it, I’m all out of metaphors)–otherwise we would have had TOS in HD a year or two ago and we wouldn’t have seen all this duplication. While his best friend Stephen Kandel wrote "Mudd's Women", Goldstone agreed "Where no man has gone before" was the right choice. Also, the “original cut” is NOT the aired episode. If you don’t care to have TOS in HD, I can only say that you’re not a real fan. | November 12, 2009 | What a shame the second half of Kirk’s line was removed from the aired version, as it was a perfect foreshadowing of things to come with Spock’s character, especially in the feature films. This version remains unaired. , On October 4, 1988, Paramount Pictures aired a two-hour television special, hosted by Patrick Stewart, called The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next, which featured, for the first time, a full-color television presentation of "The Cage".