Word is out that Star Trek: The Next Generation is being remastered for high-definition Blu-ray, set for release in 2012.

According to a new report, the long-awaited Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD project is starting to gear up at CBS with a possible “Best of” pack of four episodes on Blu-ray coming this year and more to follow in 2012. See below for more on TNG in HD.

Report: TNG in HD coming in 2012 w/ test in 2011

For years CBS has been talking about remastering Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD like they did for the original Star Trek series. In May our friends at Digital Bits reported that CBS was starting to gear up to give TNG in HD a shot. TrekMovie later confirmed that the talk inside CBS had increased on this project, but that there are technical challenges to this process. Now Digital Bits reports that sources at Comic Con are saying that the first effort for TNG in HD will be a test to come out in 2012:

Multiple sources I spoke with at Comic-Con have also confirmed our report from earlier this year that CBS is hard at work on Star Trek: The Next Generation – Remastered for Blu-ray release starting sometime in 2012. The latest word is that 4 test episodes are currently being worked on for release as a sampler/demo BD disc of the project, and that sampler disc will somehow be available to fans by the end of this year.

It is worth noting that 2012 is the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The remastered project for the Star Trek was released in 2006, just in time for the 40th anniversary.

TrekMovie will continue to monitor this very exciting project and provide updates when possible.