Paramount Home Media Entertainment's Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2 packages are on sale this week. One of the most iconic television dramas ever made, this science-fiction series focuses on the continuing adventures of the Starship Enterprise as its crew explores exciting - and often dangerous - world and galaxies.
Both multi-disc sets offer newly restored versions of the Season One and Season Two episodes; Paramount has mastered all of them in 1080p and presented them in their broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1 with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The Star Trek packages have many bonus materials as well, such as audio commentaries on selected episodes, archival mission logs, extended episodes, gag reels, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 and 2 are $52.49 each, or 60% of their respective SRPs of $129.99.
Deals expire at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, April 28th.
Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have released a First Look trailer for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 4, and revealed the special features that will be included on the 6-disc set. Like previous seasons, the Blu-ray edition of Season 4 will feature a newly remastered 1080p video presentation, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track and more than 20-hours of extras, among them a variety of new exclusive content.
A street date has yet to be set for the critically acclaimed 26-episode season of The Next Generation, but pre-orders will be available at Amazon soon.
New special features include:
Episode Audio Commentaries with Rob Bowman, Brannon Braga, Mike Okuda, Denise Okuda and Ronald D. Moore Relavitity: The Family Saga of The Next Generation - A multi-part documentary that examines both the show's explosion into a pop culture phenomenon after its third season and the Enterprise crew's interpersonal bonds and family relationships, as depicted in "Brothers" and "Reunion." In Conversation: The Art Department - A look at some of TNG's most-iconic designs, complemented by fresh interviews with production team members Herman Zimmerman, Doug Drexler, Rick Sternbach, the Okudas, Dan Curry and more. Season 4 Gag Reel Episodic Promos Additional bonus content includes:
Departmental Briefing Year Four: Production Mission Overview Year Four Selected Crew Analysis Year Four New Life and New Civilizations Chronicles from the Final Frontier
This past Friday we passed along word that a high-def Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 is coming to stores this summer. Today CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment formally announced this title for July 30th, and on the same day they'll also release Star Trek: The Next Generation - Redemption on Blu-ray. Like The Best of Both Worlds (due in stores tomorrow), this is the two part season-ending cliffhanger strung together as one complete story. The Redemption BD will include Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda, as well as Episode Promos and the "Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War" Featurette. List price is expected to be $24.99 SRP, and the package art is shown below (early image; may not be final and could be subject to change). Note that the studio announcement today also confirmed the list of bonus material reported Friday for the Season 4 BD set, and that the cost for the 6-disc package is expected to be $129.99 SRP for that item (see box art again at the bottom).
Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have officially announced and detailed the Blu-ray releases of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Redemption and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 4. Both Redemption and the 6-disc season set arrive on Blu-ray on July 30th and feature newly remastered video presentations, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track and a variety of notable extras.
CBS/Paramount has today announced Blu-ray Disc releases for both Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 ($129.99 SRP) and Star Trek: The Next Generation - Unification ($24.99 SRP), with both high-def titles slated to be in stores on November 19th. Each item can be pre-purchased from Amazon.com right now.
The fifth season has many fan-favorite appearances, including two by Wil Wheaton as "Wesley Crusher" (including his virtuoso performance in "The First Duty"), two by Ashley Judd as "Ensign Robin Lefler," Paul Winfield in the excellent episode "Darmok," the debut of Michelle Forbes in the role of "Ensign Ro Laren," Matt Frewer as "Rasmussen," Mark Lenard in his final appearance as "Sarek," Leonard Nimoy as "Spock," Malachi Throne as the Romulan "Senator Pardek," Denise Crosby as "Commander Sela," Brian Bonsall's first turn as "Alexander Rozhenko," a pre-C.S.I. Liz Vassey in the episode "Conundrum," Kelsey Grammer in "Cause and Effect," Ray Walston as "Boothby," a pre-Voyager Robert Duncan McNeil as "Cadet First Class Nicholas Locarn," Majel Barrett and Carel Struycken returning as "Lwaxana Troi" and "Mr. Homn," a pre-DS9 Max Grodénchik along with Famke Janssen and Tim O'Connor in "The Perfect Mate," Jonathan Del Arco as "Hugh" in "I, Borg," Susanna Thompson in one of her several roles throughout the Trek-iverse, wonderful character actor Richard Riehle as "Batai" in the INCREDIBLE episode "The Inner Light," and both Marc Alaimo (DS9's "Gul Dukat") and Jerry Hardin (as "Samuel Clemens) in "Time's Arrow, Part 1."
Package art can be seen below, but first here's a short list of bonus materials for the season set, and a studio-provided description for the single-disc release: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 Episode Promos Deleted Scenes Featurettes: Archival Mission Log In Conversation: The Klingons (HD) What He Left Behind: The Roddenberry Legacy (HD)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Unification The epic two-part story seamlessly unified into one feature length presentation! Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock and joins the crew of the Enterprise in this fan-favorite double episode! When the Federation calls for help in locating an ambassador suspected of defecting, Picard is troubled to learn that Spock is the one who has vanished. Seeking information from Spock's ailing father, Sarek, and unlikely help from the Klingons, Picard and his crew find the ambassador pursuing a personal mission on Romulus: a Vulcan/Romulan reunification. But though the Romulans claim to support the same goal, their motives are not what they seem.
Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have revealed the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 6. Like previous seasons, the 6-disc Blu-ray edition of Season 6 boasts a newly remastered 1080p video presentation, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track and a variety of extras.
Official Season 6 Synopsis: Discover new visual depths and enhanced special effects in unforgettable episodes that take the crew to strange new worlds. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) endures a Cardassian torturer, Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn) uncovers a life-changing secret aboard the Starfleet station Deep Space Nine, and Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) rescues Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott (guest star James Doohan) from a 75-year transporter limbo. Experience all this and more, plus a trove of special features that unlock previously unrevealed secrets of the Star Trek universe.
Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have also revealed the upcoming Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Chain of Command by way of a second trailer. The single-disc release features the sixth season's 10th and 11th episodes, "Chain of Command Part I" and "Part II," edited together to deliver a feature-length presentation. Additional exclusive bonus content will be included as well.
Chain of Command Synopsis: Tensions rise as a possible Cardassian attack looms, and Picard, Dr. Crusher and Worf are sent on a secret mission to find and destroy suspected biological weapons. The headstrong replacement captain, Edward Jellico, is cold and demanding -- to the dismay of the remaining crew. But when Picard is captured by the Cardassians and tortured for information, dismay turns to anger and resistance as Jellico's plans exclude a rescue mission. With his options running out, Picard must fight to save his sanity and ultimately his life.
Paramount and CBS have yet to detail Season 6 and Chain of Command's special features.
As we just reported on Friday, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 is coming to high-def Blu-ray Disc this June. Today the studio has formally announced the title will be in stores on June 3rd, and they've also revealed that on the same street date they will put out a single-BD release of the highly acclaimed two-part episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Chain of Command. Pricing is $24.99 SRP for the single-disc item, and $129.99 SRP for the season set. Package art is below. Special features haven't been finalized yet and may be subject to change, but the studio has provided a preliminary list of extras to retailers:
Season 6: Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Sets and Props (SD) Interview - In Conversation: The Directors (HD) Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Six (SD) Archival Mission Log: Select Historical Data (SD) Archival Mission Log: Special Crew Profile: Lt. Cmdr. Data (SD) Archival Mission Log: Bold New Directions (SD) Deleted Scenes Interview - BEYOND THE FIVE YEAR MISSION: The Evolution of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (HD) Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Six: Production (SD) Bloopers/Gag Reel (HD) Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Profile: Dan Curry (SD) Audio Commentary By Robert O'Reilly, Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda Audio Commentary By Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda Audio Commentary By Morgan Gendel and Mike & Denise Okuda Audio Commentary By Rene Echevarria and Mike & Denise Okuda Audio Commentary By Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga
Chain of Command: Audio Commentary The Priviledge of Rank: Making "Chain of Command" (HD) Episodic Promos (Parts 1 and 2) - SD Deleted Scenes
As most Trek fans already know, we're less than a month now from the June 24th release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 on Blu-ray Disc. What does that have to do with TNG spin-off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, then? Well, last week CBS Home Entertainment (@CBSHE) tweeted that the new release coming up will include a "first look at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in HD!" COULD this be a precursor to getting DS9 on Blu-ray Disc, too? We certainly hope so! On the other hand, maybe it's just referring to an appearance of the station in one of the TNG episodes. Yeah...but then again "first look" also implies that this won't be your last look, either. Stay tuned, and we'll keep an eye on long-range sensors...