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Releases of Star Trek: The Original Series on DVD began in 1999. These initial releases were single-disc, two-episodes-per-disc editions with minimal special features. The episodes were released in production order, with "The Cage" (in both black and white and original color versions) being included on the final volume.

These releases were Region 1 only; the rest of the world had to wait until 2004 for an Original Series release, when the decision to focus on season box sets saw a re-release of the series – this time, worldwide.

When released in Region 1, some of the box set special features were made available only on a bonus disc as a retailer exclusive at several preferred retailers. These features were included with the standard Region 2 release, and were eventually included for American customers on the remastered DVD releases.

A special limited-edition Complete Collection was released in the UK; limited to just 2,000 copies, the collection came in a "records bin."

The first season of the remastered Original Series was released in a DVD/HD DVD combo format in 2007, both in region 1 and region 2 (UK only) in identical packaging. The HD DVD version was pressed on one side of the DVD, the standard DVD version on the other. The withdrawal of the HD DVD format meant that this format was not included on the follow-up releases for region 1. For region 2, it was decided to relaunch the series in 2009 in new packaging (soft-board carton slipcases for the UK, metallic slipcases for continental Europe, with Germany splitting the three box sets into six).

Releases

note: only listed are the first known release date for each respective region, which in the case of Region 2 does not necessarily concern the UK.

Original Region 1 release

see also: early Original Series remastering.
Volume Cover Release date Episodes
1 Cover of volume 1 17 August 1999
"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
"The Corbomite Maneuver"
2 Cover of volume 2 17 August 1999
"Mudd's Women"
"The Enemy Within"
3 Cover of volume 3 19 October 1999
"The Man Trap"
"The Naked Time"
4 Cover of volume 4 19 October 1999
"Charlie X"
"Balance of Terror"
5 Cover of volume 5 23 November 1999
"What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
"Dagger of the Mind"
6 Cover of volume 6 22 February 2000
"Miri"
"The Conscience of the King"
7 Cover of volume 7 22 February 2000
"The Galileo Seven"
"Court Martial"
8 Cover of volume 8 22 February 2000
"The Menagerie, Part I"
"The Menagerie, Part II"
9 Cover of volume 9 21 March 2000
"Shore Leave"
"The Squire of Gothos"
10 Cover of volume 10 21 March 2000
"Arena"
"The Alternative Factor"
11 Cover of volume 11 23 May 2000
"Tomorrow is Yesterday"
"The Return of the Archons"
12 Cover of volume 12 23 May 2000
"A Taste of Armageddon"
"Space Seed"
13 Cover of volume 13 11 July 2000
"This Side of Paradise"
"The Devil in the Dark"
14 Cover of volume 14 11 July 2000
"Errand of Mercy"
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
15 Cover of volume 15 19 September 2000
"Operation -- Annihilate!"
"Catspaw"
16 Cover of volume 16 19 September 2000
"Metamorphosis"
"Friday's Child"
17 Cover of volume 17 24 October 2000
"Who Mourns for Adonais?"
"Amok Time"
18 Cover of volume 18 24 October 2000
"The Doomsday Machine"
"Wolf in the Fold"
19 Cover of volume 19 13 February 2001
"The Changeling"
"The Apple"
20 Cover of volume 20 13 February 2001
"Mirror, Mirror"
"The Deadly Years"
21 Cover of volume 21 24 April 2001
"I, Mudd"
"The Trouble with Tribbles"
22 Cover of volume 22 24 April 2001
"Bread and Circuses"
"Journey to Babel"
23 Cover of volume 23 5 June 2001
"A Private Little War"
"The Gamesters of Triskelion"
24 Cover of volume 24 5 June 2001
"Obsession"
"The Immunity Syndrome"
25 Cover of volume 25 19 June 2001
"A Piece of the Action"
"By Any Other Name"
26 Cover of volume 26 19 June 2001
"Return to Tomorrow"
"Patterns of Force"
27 Cover of volume 27 10 July 2001
"The Ultimate Computer"
"The Omega Glory"
28 Cover of volume 28 10 July 2001
"Assignment: Earth"
"Spectre of the Gun"
29 Cover of volume 29 14 August 2001
"Elaan of Troyius"
"The Paradise Syndrome"
30 Cover of volume 30 14 August 2001
"The Enterprise Incident"
"And the Children Shall Lead"
31 Cover of volume 31 28 August 2001
"Spock's Brain"
"Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
32 Cover of volume 32 28 August 2001
"The Empath"
"The Tholian Web"
33 Cover of volume 33 18 September 2001
"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"
"Day of the Dove"
34 Cover of volume 34 18 September 2001
"Plato's Stepchildren"
"Wink of an Eye"
35 Cover of volume 35 23 October 2001
"That Which Survives"
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
36 Cover of volume 36 23 October 2001
"Whom Gods Destroy"
"The Mark of Gideon"
37 Cover of volume 37 27 November 2001
"The Lights of Zetar"
"The Cloud Minders"
38 Cover of volume 38 27 November 2001
"The Way to Eden"
"Requiem for Methuselah"
39 Cover of volume 39 11 December 2001
"The Savage Curtain"
"All Our Yesterdays"
40 Cover of volume 40 11 December 2001
"Turnabout Intruder"
"The Cage" (black and white/color hybrid print with Gene Roddenberry intro)
"The Cage" (restored color print)

Season releases

Release Cover Release date
Region 1 Region 2
Season 1 TOS Season 1 DVD case 31 August 2004 30 August 2004
Season 2 TOS Season 2 DVD case 2 November 2004 1 November 2004
Season 3 TOS Season 3 DVD case 14 December 2004 6 December 2004
Season 1 remastered TOS-R Season 1 HD DVD case
Region 1 and 2 cover
TOS-R Season 1 DVD slimline cover
Region 2 slimline cover
20 November 2007 (HD DVD/DVD combo release) 19 November 2007 (HD DVD/DVD combo release)
27 April 2009 (DVD only slimline release)
Season 2 remastered TOS-R Season 2 DVD case
Region 1 cover
TOS-R Season 2 DVD slimline cover
Region 2 slimline cover
5 August 2008 27 April 2009
Season 3 remastered TOS-R Season 3 DVD case
Region 1 cover
TOS-R Season 3 DVD slimline cover
Region 2 slimline cover
18 November 2008 27 April 2009

Collections

Release Cover Release date
Region 1 Region 2
Star Trek: The Original Series - Seasons 1-3 TOS Season 1-3 DVD set 14 December 2004 22 August 2005
Star Trek: The Original Series - The Collector's Edition TOS - The Collector's Edition.png - 20072008
Star Trek: The Original Series - Seasons 1-3 Remastered TOS-R Season 1-3 DVD set 18 November 2008 -
The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series The Best of The Original Series box art.jpg 12 May 2009 14 May 2009
(Germany)
10 February 2012
(Japan)
The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series, Volume 2 The Best of Star Trek The Original Series Volume 2 cover.jpg 17 November 2009 -
Star Trek: The Original Series - The Full Journey The Original Series Complete - 2 May 2011
Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete Series Star Trek The Original Series - Complete Series DVD.jpg 3 November 2015 5 September 2016

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