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Old 02-13-08, 06:13 PM
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Paramount Confirms 'Star Trek: Season 2' HD DVD Bump

This isn't good. I'm still hoping for a good sale to get Season 1. Just read this from High Def digest

Paramount Confirms 'Star Trek: Season 2' HD DVD Bump

Paramount has set phasers to "delay" for 'Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Two,' confirming speculation that it has pushed back its planned March HD DVD debut to this Summer.

As we reported last November, Paramount had issued an early alert to retailers of a March 25 landing for the original 'Star Trek's second voyage, which (like the first season set) was expected to receive a lavish HD DVD/DVD combo box set with deluxe packaging and tons of extras.

Now we've heard from the studio that the March date has officially been delayed, with the second season now due "sometime this summer," though no new date has been confirmed. (Unofficial word of a delay for this title first surfaced as early as December, when TVShowsonDVD.com first quoted unnamed sources as saying that the studio "needed more time" to prep the release.)
As a full announce isn't expected for several months, there's no further news on specs or supplements. Needless to say, we'll keep you posted.
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Old 02-13-08, 08:30 PM
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Even if it wasn't officially announced until now, this delay was talked about as far back as December. Paramount cited delays in the remastering process for the episodes. I wouldn't read too much into this.
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This is a pretty involved remastering process. I don't know offhand how many hours are in a season, but this restoration is back before editing, and for much more than the length of a movie.

For this project to not see delays would be shocking.
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Can't say i'm not a little bummed that S2 has been delayed but, given the impressiveness of S1, i'm all in for Seasons 2 & 3 whenever they release them.
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Yeah I remember reading about this delay from back in December. It would be very easy to read way too much into the delay but I'm sure it's nothing more than remastering issues.
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Paramount delays new Star Trek feature film until May 2009.

Hmmm, pretty sure this isn't a sign that they're planning to abandon theatrical releases....
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
This is a pretty involved remastering process. I don't know offhand how many hours are in a season, but this restoration is back before editing, and for much more than the length of a movie.
I believe S2 had 26 episodes. Considering the volume, doesn't surprise me. Paramount is wise to do it "right" the first time - especially considering how critical the rabid fanbase is (and who wouldn't be overly critical of these releases considering the retail price tag the studio puts on the franchise!).

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Paramount delays new Star Trek feature film until May 2009.

Hmmm, pretty sure this isn't a sign that they're planning to abandon theatrical releases....
Huh? Talk about going of topic! Frankly the film would be better served as summer fare IMHO. Why December was considered in the first place seems a little silly.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Why December was considered in the first place seems a little silly.
Likely because there has not been a summer release of a Star Trek movie in nearly 20 years.
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Originally Posted by Chew
Likely because there has not been a summer release of a Star Trek movie in nearly 20 years.
Yeah, but look how poorly the last one fared in December.
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Originally Posted by Vipper II
Yeah, but look how poorly the last one fared in December.
And the last Trek movie to be released in the summer (ST:V) did poorly at the boxoffice too.
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Old 02-14-08, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Chew
Likely because there has not been a summer release of a Star Trek movie in nearly 20 years.
Yup. The last three films all hit withing a week or two of my end-of-November birthday, and one was even on my birthday.

It's all good for this summer. We have Indy AND Star Wars in the same summer. How can it POSSIBLY get better than that?
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
Yup. The last three films all hit withing a week or two of my end-of-November birthday, and one was even on my birthday.

It's all good for this summer. We have Indy AND Star Wars in the same summer. How can it POSSIBLY get better than that?
A Batman, Iron Man, and a good Hulk movie does it for me!
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Old 02-14-08, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Huh? Talk about going of topic!
Star Trek HD DVD delayed. People speculate that Paramount must be ready to drop HD DVD.

Star Trek theatrical release delayed. Should we begin speculation that Paramount is ready to drop theatrical releases?

Do you see how the two points are connected yet?
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Do you see how the two points are connected yet?
No. Given the context of the current market climate for each industry, one is a distinct possibility (whether it be dropping HD DVD or adding Blu-ray) and the other has basically zero possibility.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Star Trek HD DVD delayed. People speculate that Paramount must be ready to drop HD DVD.

Star Trek theatrical release delayed. Should we begin speculation that Paramount is ready to drop theatrical releases?

Do you see how the two points are connected yet?
I don't get it either. Did someone in the thread make any speculation about this being a sign that a switch was imminent? If so, the post must have been deleted. And if it was deleted, why bother giving it further life by reacting to it?
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Frankly the film would be better served as summer fare IMHO. Why December was considered in the first place seems a little silly.
I disagree. The past 4 or 5 ST movies were released in Nov. or Dec. and didn't do shit at the box office. There's usually a tenth of the competition then as compared to summer. Now they have to go up against some of the summer's best, as opposed to the mediocre holiday fare.
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Originally Posted by RoboDad
I don't get it either. Did someone in the thread make any speculation about this being a sign that a switch was imminent? If so, the post must have been deleted. And if it was deleted, why bother giving it further life by reacting to it?
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I wonder if they will release season 3?
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Come on people. It's clear they're going to market the Season 2 HD release with the movie release. They do this stuff with DVD releases all the time.
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Originally Posted by Oliver Clothesoff
Come on people. It's clear they're going to market the Season 2 HD release with the movie release. They do this stuff with DVD releases all the time.
That could be it, but I also know that the amount of work they have been putting into the remastering and new FX is substantial, and it may be that they were overly-optimistic in their release schedule.
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A Batman, Iron Man, and a good Hulk movie does it for me!
Point taken.
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Originally Posted by RoboDad
I don't get it either. Did someone in the thread make any speculation about this being a sign that a switch was imminent? If so, the post must have been deleted. And if it was deleted, why bother giving it further life by reacting to it?
Someone did. One of the regular trolls.
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
Someone did. One of the regular trolls.
however, that post was long gone by the time Josh posted the comment in question. there was no need to continue that line of discussion.
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Originally Posted by Chew
And the last Trek movie to be released in the summer (ST:V) did poorly at the boxoffice too.
Yeah, but it came out in '89, probably the most stacked summer of all time (Batman, Indy 3, Ghostbusters 2, Lethal Weapon 2, etc.). That, and it was Star Trek V.
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