It seems for some shows, the final frontier might be animation?

In a story from Home Media Retailing, they report that " Paramount Home Entertainment will release all 22 episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series in a $35 four-disc set Nov. 21, making it the last 'Star Trek' property to receive an official DVD release."

This series "ran for two seasons on NBC from 1973 to 1974, and featured the stars of the 1966-69 series providing the voices for their well-known characters, including William Shatner and Capt. James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock."

In other news, our friends at The Digital Bits report that BCI will be releasing Defenders of the Earth: Volume One on October 10th. This five disc set will offer "the series' first 33 episodes, which feature the animated adventures of Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. Extras will include new interviews with the producers and voice cast, audio commentary for the first episode with the producers and voice cast, an image gallery (of model sheets, sketches and background artwork), the original presentation pilot for the series (featuring alternate characters), detailed character profiles, 2 collectible postcards featuring artwork, trivia, and a complete set of scripts and storyboards (via DVD-ROM)."

The Defenders of the Earth: Volume One will sell for $39.98.