But the best news to come out of it is that Director’s Edition producer David C. Fein was on hand and announced during the panel that he and his remastering team are officially in discussions with Paramount about FINALLY bringing the Director’s Edition to Blu-ray and 4K in a proper upgraded remaster. More importantly, he was given permission to say this, which I think we can all take as a good sign. Naturally, the room erupted with excitement.
Now, nothing is 100% so you guys all need to be patient. I will have more to say about this next week for reasons I’ll be able to better explain then.
But... the best thing all of you can do, if you want Robert Wise’s finished and preferred version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture to be released on Blu-ray and 4K, is to go on your social media feeds and spread the word. Show your excitement! Tag #StarTrek #TMPDE4K @ParamountMovies. Let the world know that you’re thrilled about this, that you want it to happen, and MOST IMPORTANTLY that you’ll buy it! That you’ll pre-order it the MOMENT it gets announced and goes up for sale. None of this, “Great, now I’ll wait until Black Friday to get it for $10!” Nope. Uh-uh, you’ve gotta put your money where your heart is on this one. Because if they put it out, and you guys all buy it, more (and better) Blu-ray and 4K product for the classic TOS and TNG movies could follow.
All right, there it is. Go forth, Trekkers, and let the world (and most importantly, @ParamountMovies) that you want this to happen!