It’s already been transferred to high-definition, so why not release “Star Trek: The Animated Series” on Blu-ray, right?
CBS agrees, and will do just that for Christmas, marking the first time the 22 episodes will be available in such an HD format.
The series, which ran between 1973 and 1974, will join films like “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on Blu-ray as well as both the 2009 “Star Trek” and 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Of course, for those films, being on Blue-ray is not new. However, The Digital Bits points out that this will be the first time these films are offered in what is known as 4K resolution — which is about four times larger than what has become the standard 1080 resolution of high-definition.
“The Wrath of Khan,” according to the site, will include both a theatrical cut, and an extended cut from director Nicholas Meyer. Paramount could even go as far as producing a 4K Ultra HD version, but that would depend on demand for such a release.