GENE RODDENBERRY’S THE LIEUTENANT RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS MONTH
It was Star Trek that made his name but the legendary Gene Roddenberry’s foray into the world of TV was 1963-64 series The Lieutenant and this month it make’s its long awaited arrival on DVD exclusively via the Warner Archive.
What has become a huge fan base clamoring to get the 29 episodes filmed in 1963-64 will now get its wish. The new DVD has been restored and includes an unseen theatrical iteration. It’s released on 14 August 2012.
Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) plays young and easy-going Marine Corps Lieutenant William Rice who commands a colorful crew of raw recruits. Rice soon finds his missions consist of dodging political grenades, searching to destroy dissent within the ranks and mounting reconnaissance missions to obtain young ladies’ phone numbers.
The series features guest star appearance from Star Trek legends Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and Majel Barrett and Six Million Dollar Man Richard Anderson.
Source: Warner Media Release