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Roddenberry Hosts New ‘Origins’ Blu-ray Set

Wach the beginning of Star Trek, Khan and the Klingons … oh my!

So many questions have been asked in Star Trek, but none have been answered like this one: How did so many of these wonderful icons of this legendary franchise get started?

Fans will have a chance to find out Sept. 10 when CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution release the “Origins” Blu-ray set for the original series of “Star Trek.”

Hosted by Rod Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry (and part of the ownership team of 1701News), the set will include the classic Trek episodes “The Cage,” “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” “Space Seed,” “Errand of Mercy” and “The Trouble With Tribbles.”

“The Cage,” of course, is the first episode of Star Trek ever made, and stars Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Christopher Pike along with Leonard Nimoy as his Vulcan science officer. It also includes a very young Majel Barrett Roddenberry. The episode didn’t air until 1988 during the writer’s strike that delayed the second season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” but scenes of it were used in the popular “Trek” episode “The Menagerie.”

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” was the unprecedented second pilot for “Star Trek,” starring William Shatner, Nimoy, James Doohan and more. “Space Seed” guest starred Ricardo Montalban as the superhuman Khan Noonien Singh, and would directly influence “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” as well as “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

“Errand of Mercy” was the introduction of the Klingons, who would become the most popular aliens from Star Trek, followed closely behind by the Tribbles, which debuted in David Gerrold’s “Trouble With Tribbles.”

The entire set will retail for about $27, and includes more than four hours of material.

To order on Amazon, click here.

Source: 1701News

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