Gene Roddenberry didn’t like to throw things away. That might have meant a full closet in his bedroom, but it has become a treasure trove of material for Star Trek fans … especially in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise he created.
CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have joined with Roddenberry Entertainment to announce a new Blu-ray set coming later this year called “Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault.”
The Blu-ray will contain bits and pieces of episodic footage that was left on the cutting room floor, and then stored away in film cans for decades by the Roddenberry estate, according to a release. Researchers have spent years sifting through the footage, looking for what could be the best inside look into the original “Star Trek” that has ever existed.
The package comes not only with the alternate takes, deleted scenes and omitted dialogue, but also 12 episodes many of the clips relate to. That includes “The Corbomite Maneuver,” “Arena,” “Devil in the Dark,” “City on the Edge of Forever” and “Mirror, Mirror.”