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Hello and welcome to my user page.

I first got into Star Trek in the early-mid 90's with Star Trek: The Next Generation when it was being shown on Sky One. Subsequently I saw most of Star Trek: Voyager and the all of Star Trek: Enterprise as they were shown for the first time in the UK, also on Sky One. I didn't have much experience with the other series prior to getting them on DVD during 2006-2007.

I first came across the site around 2004 during the final season of Enterprise and started making minor contributions anonymously. It wasn't until 2007 when I decided to create this account I became more active.

My main ongoing project here is expanding coverage of Star Trek releases onto various home video formats. Some of my most significant contributions can be found in the Betamax, VHS and VCD sections.

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Home Video SandboxEdit

LaserDiscEdit

TaiwanEdit

A few LaserDiscs have been sighted in Taiwan.

VCD (Video CD)Edit

ChinaEdit

Released c. 2004 by Thakral Home Entertainment. First 9 films were dubbed in Mandarin Chinese, no subtitles. There were two versions of Nemesis, one dubbed in Chinese and another which was the original English version. The release of The Motion Picture may have been of the Director's Edition cut, at least the cover uses that logo anyway.

Hong KongEdit

Deltamac released VCDs starting from 2001. One of three areas to release Into Darkness.

IndiaEdit

Reliance Home Video & Games/BIG Home Video. Two versions of Star Trek and Into Darkness have been released. One being the English original and another with Hindi dubbing. Around 2009 (though their site also suggests 2008) they also released Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (English only). Apparently previously in 2002 Paramount signed a deal with another company, Excel to release VCDs in India. They did release some in 2003 but only some of the films and even then they were out of sequence.

IndonesiaEdit

The first 10 films were released c. 2002/2003. For some reason Nemesis used a taller cardboard case.

Malaysia/SingaporeEdit

HVN Entertainment. They released at least the first seven films in 2002. Insurrection (and presumably the rest of the TNG films) followed around 2003. Last release was of Star Trek in 2009.

The earlier release of The Star Trek Collection was by another company with no connection to HVN.

PhillippinesEdit

Magnavision Home Video released at the very least Star Trek. They possibly released the previous films too though those may have been by another company.

TaiwanEdit

At least two companies have had the rights the release VCDs in Taiwan. The first one was King's International Multimedia (who according to the Chinese Wikipeida had a history with Paramount/CIC Video going back to 1987) who released the films The Voyage Home through to Insurrection sometime in the early 2000s. It appears that for some reason they never released the first three films on the format.

Around early 2003 the rights were handed over to another company, Catalyst Logic for currently unknown reasons. They subsequently re-issued much of Paramount's back-catalog that had been released by King's Multimedia. Along with Nemesis they also re-released the first six films that same year. The packaging for Star Trek: The Motion Picture would appear to suggest the release was of the Director's Edition cut of the film but this has yet to be determined. Catalyst Logic does not appear to have re-released Generations, First Contact or Insurrection at any point. Curiously though, they did reissue them on DVD.

Two versions of Star Trek Nemesis have been spotted. It has yet to be determined how these differ from one another.

All known releases are shown below. All are sorted according to their catalogue/EAN codes which may be their possible release order.

Company Release Date Catalogue No. EAN Notes
King's Multimedia Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home unknown unknown unknown
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 18 August 2000? unknown unknown Date looks dubious
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 4 December 2001? unknown unknown Date looks dubious
Star Trek Generations unknown PDV-1038 4713729100383
Star Trek: First Contact June 2001? PDV-1275 4713729102752
Star Trek: Insurrection June 2001? PDV-1283 4713729102837
Catalyst Logic Star Trek Nemesis 26 June 2003 PAR21023 4717985210237 Unsure how these two differ
26 June 2003? PAR22024 4717985220243
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 2003 unknown 4717985230709
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 2003 unknown 4717985230716
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 2003 unknown 4717985230723
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 2003 PAR24073 4717985230730 Cat. No./EAN mismatch. Typo?
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 2003 PAR24074 4717985230747 Cat. No./EAN mismatch. Typo?
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 2003 unknown 4717985230976 Could be the Director's Edition, then again it may just be reused artwork

Star Trek nor Star Trek Into Darkness were released on VCD in the country.

ThailandEdit

MVD were the licenee for this area. At least Insurrection, Nemesis and Star Trek have been released here. One of three areas to release Into Darkness (which was released by United Home Entertainment, not MVD).

TurkeyEdit

The first 11 films were released on the format here, the first ten under the localized title "Uzay Yolu". Unlike other areas Paramount Home Entertainment (or at least their local branch there) themselves appear to have released these.

VHSEdit

To be expanded.

AustraliaEdit

BrazilEdit

Code Content Released Notes
??? Star Trek: The Motion Picture
P-100 TNG Volume 1
??? TNG Volume 2
??? TNG Volume 3
??? TNG Volume 4
P-122 TNG Volume 5
P-145 TNG Volume 6
P-146 TNG Volume 7
P-147 TNG Volume 8
P-161 TNG Volume 9
P-162 TOS: "The Cage" B/W version?
??? TNG Volume 10
P-191 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
P-212 TOS Volume 1
P-213 TOS Volume 2
P-214 TOS Volume 3
P-215 TOS Volume 4
P-216 TOS Volume 5
P-300 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
P-309 TNG: "Unification I", "Unification II" Movie edit?
P-385 Star Trek Generations
P-466 William Shatner's Star Trek Memories
P-489 Star Trek: First Contact 1997?
SP-043 TOS: "The Cage" Color version?
SP-102 VOY: "Caretaker"
??? DS9: "Emissary"?
??? DS9: "The Way of the Warrior"?

CanadaEdit

Canadian releases are largely identical to those of the US though the films at least were also released in French-language versions.

ItalyEdit

Lots of stuff on this site. All known releases are dubbed in Italian.

The Original SeriesEdit

Star Trek: The Original Series was released three times.

The inital release was by CIC Video. Episodes were put in ten box sets which had eight episodes each. The last box also included the documentary William Shatner's Star Trek Memories. The last of these came out in 1997.

The second release, dubbed the Star Trek Collection was by De Agostini and was available at newsstands on a fortnightly basis from the end of 1998. This range also included at least some of the Star Trek films as well as the Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special.

The third release, starting from May 2002 was of the "Digitally Remastered" versions that had been released in the UK a few years earlier. These had the same volume numbering, cover art etc. as the UK versions. [2]

The Next GenerationEdit

All of Star Trek: The Next Generation was eventually released starting from 1997. Season 1 was released in 9 volumes, numbered 1-9. The cover art used for these was reminiscent of the TNG Season 5 US VHS release. With Season 2 though the format changed and Italy switched over to using the cover art, volume numbering and episode placement from the UK re-release that was taking place around the same time. Unlike what happened in the UK though these releases continued right to the end of the seventh season, the last two seasons recieving cover art in the same style as the previous UK releases. The last volumes are known to have been released around 2004/05 (which could possibly make these the last Trek VHS releases worldwide). [3] A number of box sets were also available.

Deep Space Nine/The Animated SeriesEdit

Only two episodes of Deep Space Nine were released, one of which was the pilot, "Emissary" which was sold on its own and as part of a set with the pilots of the other four live-action series. The second episode was "Trials and Tribble-ations" which was available as part of a themed set with the other Tribble episodes called Star Trek - Animaletti Pericolosi in 2001 (episodes and cover art are the same as the UK LaserDisc set Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Triple Tribble Troubles). [4] This set also ended up being the only VHS release in the country of an Animated Series episode: "More Tribbles, More Troubles". [5]

VoyagerEdit

The first four seasons of Voyager were released. Initally these were released as four-episode two-tape volumes. By the end of the second season though this was reduced to two episodes on one tape, the same format the series was released in the UK and Germany. [6]

EnterpriseEdit

Enterprise was not released at all.

FilmsEdit

Currently little is known about film releases though the first ten are known to have been released and multiple versions of some of them do exist.

UKEdit

The Next GenerationEdit

There is also an earlier rental release of TNG. Two episodes a tape. These can be told from the later ones by their different cover art and starting with "VHB" in their catalogue codes and different cover art. They don't appear to follow either the production order or the original broadcast order.

At least the first two volumes (only volume 2 has been identified so far) were also released on Betamax.

Not all UK volumes have been found yet. Some of the gaps have been filled in by releases from other countries, such as Australia and Brazil.

No. Code Episodes Quote on cover Cert Released
1 VHB 2261
"Encounter at Farpoint"
"Let's see what's out there" U 1987
2 VHB 22??
"The Naked Now"
"Code of Honor"
??? PG 1987
3 VHB 2273
"The Last Outpost"
"Where No One Has Gone Before"
"We ask to surrender and now they fire on us!" PG 1987
4 VHB 2279
"Lonely Among Us"
"The Battle"
"You murdered my only son!... And I have spent these years seeking a proper blood revenge... Die well captain!" PG ?
5 VHB 2284
"Justice"
"Hide and Q"
"There can be no justice, so long as laws are absolute" PG ?
6 VHB 22??
"The Big Goodbye"
"Haven"
??? ??? ???
7 VHB 2298
"Datalore"
"Angel One"
"What is it that could kill everything, an entire planet?" PG ?
8 VHB 2315
"11001001"
"Coming of Age"
"For them, there are only two choices... one or zero, yes or no." U ?
9 VHB 23??
"Heart of Glory"
"When The Bough Breaks"
??? ??? ???
10 VHB 23??
"The Arsenal of Freedom"
"When The Bough Breaks"
??? ??? ???
11 VHB 2349
"Conspiracy"
"Symbiosis"
"Felicium is a narcotic... and everyone on this world... is a drug addict!" PG ?
12 VHB 2371
"Skin of Evil"
"The Neutral Zone"
"The creature attacked us, Lieutenant Yar is down." U ?

* - Unsure of order on tape, needs investigating.

Outside of Season 1 a tape with the Unification two-parter has also been found in Brazil, with different artwork. Perhaps a UK rental too?

Other FormatsEdit

Star Trek was released onto the following formats not currently covered by Memory Alpha:

Video 2000 (V2000), aka Video Compact Cassette (VCC)Edit

Video 2000 was only marketed in Europe, Brazil and Argentina. Star Trek tapes were released in at least the UK and Germany.

Video8Edit

The films were released out of sequence. There doesn't appear to have been a release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Star Trek tapes appear to have only been released in the US.

DIVX (Digital Video Express)Edit

Format was exclusive to the US.

CollectionEdit

To Be Updated

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