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4K Ultra HD Review: Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection

September 6, 2022

By John Corrado

With September 8th marking the anniversary of when Star Trek first aired on CBS in 1966, Paramount is dipping back into the archives this month with the release of Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection, featuring the first half-dozen films in the franchise in 4K Ultra HD.

Starting with director Robert Wise’s 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture, this set builds upon the 4-Movie Collection that was released this time last year, to include the fifth and sixth films Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country for the first time in 4K as well.

They, of course, join the previously released 4K/HDR transfers of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Notably, along with the theatrical cuts of all six films, this set also includes the newly remastered version of Wise’s The Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was previously only available in standard definition via its 2001 DVD release. We also get the director’s cuts of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country, which is also making its 4K debut.

In total, the 6-Movie Collection offers six movies and nine cuts spread across fifteen discs. It’s a pretty hefty set; the discs are held in two separate plastic snap cases (one for the 4K discs and the other for the regular Blu-rays that are bundled as well), which are housed in a cardboard outer box. I understand the frustration of those who already picked up last year’s set, but this is the more complete collection.

For serious collectors, Paramount has also put out standalone 4K editions of these six films this month featuring new cover art, along with a special collector’s edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition dubbed The Complete Adventure, that features deluxe packaging and a number of other goodies including the Special Longer Version that aired on TV in 1983 (reviewed here).

Bonus Features (4K Ultra HD):

The set includes a number of new and legacy bonus features spread across the fifteen discs, adding up to several hours of content in total. Codes for digital copies are also included in the package, as well as a note from Wise about The Director’s Edition and getting to revisit the film.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition:

4K Ultra HD:

  • Audio Commentary with David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman (NEW)
  • Audio Commentary with Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Jerry Goldsmith, and Stephen Collins
  • Text Commentary with Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Isolated Score Track

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman
  • Audio Commentary with Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Jerry Goldsmith, and Stephen Collins
  • Text Commentary with Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Isolated Score Track

Bonus Blu-ray:

  • The Human Adventure 8-Part Documentary (NEW):
    • Preparing the Future
    • A Wise Choice
    • Refitting the Enterprise
    • Sounding Off
    • V’GER
    • Return to Tomorrow
    • A Grand Theme
    • The Grand Vision
  • Deleted Scenes (NEW):
    • Ilia & Decker in Engineering
    • Security Guard
    • Three Casualties
  • Effects Tests (NEW)
  • Costume Tests (NEW)
  • Computer Display Graphics (NEW)
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Phase II: The Lost Enterprise
    • A Bold New Enterprise
    • Redirecting the Future
    • The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture
    • Special Star Trek Reunion
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: The Mystery Behind V’Ger
    • The New Frontier: Resurrecting Star Trek
    • Maiden Voyage: Making Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Storyboards:
    • Vulcan
    • Enterprise Departure
    • V’Ger Revealed
  • Deleted Scenes – 1979 Theatrical Cut:
    • Trims
    • Outtakes/Memory Wall
    • Vulcan and Starfleet
    • Attack on the Enterprise
    • Cloud Journey
    • V’Ger Flyover
    • Wing Walk
  • Deleted Scenes – 1983 TV Version:
    • Sulu and Ilia 1
    • Sulu and Ilia 2
    • Kirk’s Quarters
    • Officer’s Lounge
    • Attack on the Enterprise
    • Intruder Transformation
    • A Huge Vessel
    • Kirk Follows Spock
    • Ilia’s Quarters 1
    • Ilia’s Quarters 2
    • Its Creator Is a Machine
  • Teaser Trailer 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • TV Spots

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Theatrical Cut:

4K and Blu-ray:
  • Isolated Score in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary with Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren R. Dochterman

Blu-ray:

  • Isolated Score in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary with Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren R. Dochterman
  • Library Computer Viewing Mode
  • Production:
    • The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Special Star Trek Reunion
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: The Mystery Behind V’Ger
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Trailers
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut:
4K Ultra HD:
  • Audio Commentary with Nicholas Meyer
  • Audio Commentary (Theatrical Cut Only) with Nicholas Meyer & Manny Coto

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with Nicholas Meyer
  • Audio Commentary (Theatrical Cut Only) with Nicholas Meyer & Manny Coto
  • Text Commentary (Director’s Cut Only) with Michael and Denise Okuda 
  • Library Computer Viewing Mode (Theatrical Cut)
  • The Genesis Effect: Engineering The Wrath of Khan
  • Production:
    • Captain’s Log
    • Designing Khan
    • Interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and Ricardo Montalbán
    • Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • James Horner: Composing Genesis
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics
    • A Novel Approach
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 002: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI
  • Farewell: A Tribute to Ricardo Montalbán
  • Storyboards
  • Trailer
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:
4K Ultra HD:
  • Audio Commentary with Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, Charles Correll, & Robin Curtis
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore & Michael Taylor

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, Charles Correll, & Robin Curtis
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore & Michael Taylor
  • Library Computer Viewing Mode 
  • Production:
    • Ken Ralston on Models and Creature Effects
    • Captain’s Log
    • Terraforming and the Prime Directive
    • Industry Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek
    • Spock: The Early Years
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Space Docks and Birds-of-Prey
    • Speaking Klingon
    • Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
    • Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer
  • Photo Galleries
  • Storyboards
  • Trailer
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
4K Ultra HD:
  • Audio Commentary with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Audio Commentary with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Audio Commentary with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
  • Library Computer Viewing Mode 
  • Production:
    • Future’s Past: A Look Back
    • On Location
    • Dailies Deconstruction
    • Below-the-Line: Sound Design
    • Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
    • The Language of Whales
    • A Vulcan Primer
    • Kirk’s Women
    • Star Trek: The Three-Picture Saga
    • Star Trek for a Cause
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe
  • Visual Effects Featurettes:
    • From Outer Space to the Ocean
    • The Bird-of-Prey
  • Original Cast Interviews:
    • William Shatner
    • Leonard Nimoy
    • DeForest Kelley
  • Special Tributes:
    • Roddenberry Scrapbook
    • Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
  • Production Gallery
  • Storyboards Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier:

4K and Blu-ray:
  • Audio Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
  • Audio Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren R. Dochterman

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary by William Shatner and Liz Shatner
  • Audio Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and Daren R. Dochterman
  • Library Computer
  • Production:
    • Harve Bennett’s Pitch to Sales Team
    • The Journey: A Behind-The-Scenes Documentary
    • Makeup Tests
    • Pre-Visualization Models
    • Rockman in the Raw
    • Star Trek V Press Conference
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Herman Zimmerman: A Tribute
    • Original Interview: William Shatner
    • Cosmic Thoughts
    • That Klingon Couple
    • A Green Future?
    • Star Trek Honors NASA
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame: James Doohan
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 005: Nimbus III
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • Mount Rushmore
    • Insults
    • Behold Paradise
    • Spock’s Pain
  • Production Gallery
  • The Gag Reel
  • Storyboards:
    • Sha Ka Ree
    • The Face of God
    • Escape
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country:

4K Ultra HD:

  • Theatrical Cut Audio Commentary with Nicholas Meyer and Denny Martin Flinn
  • Theatrical Cut Audio Commentary with Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr 
  • Director’s Cut Text Commentary with Michael and Denise Okuda 

Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary by Nicholas Meyer and Denny Martin Flinn
  • Audio Commentary by Larry Nemecek and Ira Steven Behr
  • Library Computer
  • The Perils of Peacemaking
  • Stories from Star Trek VI:
    • It Started with a Story
    • Prejudice
    • Director Nicholas Meyer
    • Shakespeare & General Chang
    • Bring It to Life
    • Farewell & Goodbye
  • The Star Trek Universe:
    • Conversations with Nicholas Meyer
    • Klingons: Conjuring the Legend
    • Federation Operatives
    • Penny’s Toy Box
    • Together Again
    • Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman
    • To Be or Not to Be: Klingons and Shakespeare
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 006: Praxis
  • Farewell:
    • DeForest Kelley: A Tribute
  • Original Interviews:
    • William Shatner
    • Leonard Nimoy
    • DeForest Kelley
    • James Doohan
    • Nichelle Nichols
    • George Takei
    • Walter Koenig
    • Iman
  • Production Gallery
  • Storyboards:
    • Praxis
    • Assassins
    • Rura Penthe
    • Leaving Spacedock (Omitted)
  • Promotional Materials:
    • 1991 Convention Presentation by Nicholas Meyer
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer

Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection is a Paramount Home Entertainment release.

Street Date: September 6th, 2022

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