On Thanksgiving I also watched the blu-ray of Star Trek with the audio commentary on, finishing off all the bonus materials that were included on the disc. Unlike, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, this blu-ray was packed with bonus material.
With the Star Trek blu-ray there is a second disc just for all the short documentaries on the making of the film. They are entertaining and informative. There are also a few deleted scenes, most are unneeded for the story but I do wish that they had kept the longer version of young Kirk takes the car. In the longer version you see Kirk’s older brother George — I wonder if he’s going to end up toast in this alternate universe — and more importantly to me you learn that the car does not belong to Kirk’s stepfather, but rather belonged to his actual father. Stealing it was an act of rebel and taking back from the stepfather what was not his. It was kind of nice.
The transfer for the film to blu-ray was perfect. Even while listening to the commentary track I kept getting sucked in the beauty of the images on the screen. the Commentary track is Director J.J. Abrams, two producers, and the two writers of the script. You can tell that these people enjoy working with each other and have a passion for the material. The writers even joked about putting in an after credit sequence with the S.S. Botany Bay, but decided against it.
If you like bonus material this disc set is for you.