CBS/Paramount have officially confirmed that the remastered version of Star Trek season 2 will be released August 5th according to TVShowsOnDVD.com Star Trek DVD news: Official Announcement for Star Trek - Season 2 (Remastered) | TVShowsOnDVD.com Then there's this quote reprinted from the press release ... The series is set in the 23rd century where Earth has survived World War III then moved on to explore the stars. Since when? When did Gene Roddenberry ever claim this series took place after World War III? Is this some kind of revisionist press release based on seven years of saber-rattling and fearmongering? For those of us who grew up reading Ray Bradbury, watching Star Trek, 2001:A Space Odyssey, or even Space 1999, it's sad enough that space travel never really happened when we thought it would. Or might EVER happen. Who knew the resources of our planet were actually quite limited. Who knew our priorities would shift so dramatically (and probably logically). Who knew there would be no duplicating the immense sacrifice, committment, and innovation that revolutionized NASA between 1960 and 1969. I live 35 miles from Cape Canaveral, where they just announced layoffs probably exceeding 7,000 within the next couple years as the Shuttle system is quietly retired. And the launch system to follow? Flawed and not yet workable. It would vibrate astronauts to death upon lift-off. Who knew? So to think that some kind of evolutionary leap to the stars would happen AFTER a devastating World War, when our progress in space can't even happen AFTER four decades of "relative" peace and prosperity seems quite absurd, and not born out of the Roddenberry playbook. But that's just my take. And my memory fades. Anyone else have a reaction to that? Or some Trekkie database of knowledge on the subject? An episode where they referred to World War III (specifically - not some other regional war)? Personally, I don't mind the CGI touch-ups as long as they don't touch the stories. And I'll probably Blu-ray-place my existing set. But don't tell me the concept for this series was born out of war between the countries of Earth, when peace and cooperation can prove an even greater catalyst to the stars and beyond.