October 18, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 16, 2014) – Brilliantly remastered into high definition, the concluding episodes of the iconic series and its feature-length final episode STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – SEASON SEVEN BLU-RAY and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – ALL GOOD THINGS BLU-RAY arrive December 2 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The crew of the Starship Enterprise makes its final remarkable voyages with these classic episodes, which were retransferred from original film into stunning high-definition. Each Blu-ray also includes a new collection of special features that dives into the Star Trek® universe like never before.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – SEASON SEVEN includes all 25 episodes of the final season and a trove of never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, including the three-part documentary “The Sky’s The Limit: The Eclipse Of Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “In Conversation: Lensing Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Along with an unreleased gag reel and exclusive deleted scenes, the seventh season collection features some of the most acclaimed episodes of the series such as the conclusion to the two-part episode “Descent;” Worf’s (Michael Dorn) conflict with his human foster brother who violates the prime directive to save a doomed primitive race in “Homeward;” the two-part episode “Gambit;” Data meeting a woman who claims to be his mother in “Inheritance;” and the stunning, final confrontation between Picard and Q (John de Lancie) in the series finale “All Good Things…”.
Plus, the thrilling final season also features can’t-miss guest appearances from Kirsten Dunst, Terry O’Quinn, and former L.A. Laker James Worthy.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – ALL GOOD THINGS presents the epic feature-length series finale remastered into high-definition. The 1995 Hugo Award winner for “Best Dramatic Presentation,” the thrilling adventure was also hailed as a “picture-perfect” (USA Today) ending to the series.
A journey that takes fans to the end of the universe and beyond the boundaries of time itself, “All Good Things…” begins when Q tells Captain Picard that he is to be the cause of humanity’s ultimate annihilation. Thus begins an incredible journey through space and time that follows Picard’s first voyage on the Enterprise to 25 years into the future. Fans can revisit the engrossing finale with the newly produced documentary “The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making ‘All Good Things…’” and never-before-released deleted scenes.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – SEASON SEVEN will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Stereo, German Stereo, Latin
Spanish Stereo, Italian Mono, and Japanese Mono. The six-disc collection also includes English SDH, and French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish
The disc breakdown is as follows:
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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – ALL GOOD THINGS BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround and German Stereo. The
collection also includes English SDH and German subtitles.
The disc breakdown is as follows:
April 3, 2014
LATEST COLLECTION OF ICONIC SERIES ARRIVES IN STUNNING HIGH DEFINITION
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
THE SIXTH SEASON BLU-RAY
Packed With Exclusive, Must-Watch Special Features Including New Interviews, Deleted Scenes And Gag Reel.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 3, 2014) – The newest high-definition collection of the iconic sci-fi series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE SIXTH SEASON BLU-RAY arrives June 6 & June 16 in the UK, from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Both collections feature a trove of newly produced material that unlock secrets to the Star Trek® universe, including a special three-part documentary on the sixth season and a never-before-released gag reel.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SIXTH SEASON BLU-RAY includes all 26 episodes of the penultimate season, remastered into spectacular high-definition. Fans can dive into the sixth season of the series with a brand new, three-part documentary “Beyond the Five Year Mission – The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation” featuring fascinating interviews with cast and crew. Plus, fans will enjoy never-before-released commentary on select episodes from Ronald D. Moore, James L. Conway, Jonathan West, and Mike and Denise Okuda, along with a must-see gag reel.
The sixth season collection includes classic episodes such as Brent Spiner’s dual performance as Data and his father Dr. Noonien Soong in “Birthright,” the critically acclaimed two-part episode “Chain of Command,” Riker (Jonathan Frakes) coping with a bizarre identity crisis that pits him quite literally against himself in “Second Chances,” and James Doohan reprising his Original Series role as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott in “Relics.”
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – CHAIN OF COMMAND BLU-RAY is a feature-length presentation of the two-part sixth season episode. As a possible Cardassian attack looms, Captain Picard, Dr. Crusher and Worf embark on a secret mission to find and destroy suspected biological weapons, leaving the Enterprise under the leadership of the cold and demanding Captain Edward Jellico (Ronny Cox). Soon after, Picard is captured by the Cardassians and is brutally tortured for information. The crew’s dismay quickly turns to anger as Jellico’s plans exclude a rescue mission. With his options running out, Picard must fight to save his sanity and ultimately his life.
Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Chain of Command” is also lauded for its “eerily prescient” (Slate) depictions of torture. Along with exclusive audio commentary with Ronny Cox, Jonathan West and Mike and Denise Okuda, the Blu-ray also features the newly-produced documentary “The Privilege of Rank: Making ‘Chain of Command.’”
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SIXTH SEASON BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Stereo Surround, German Stereo Surround, Castilian Mono, Italian Mono, and Japanese Mono. The six-disc collection also includes English SDH, and French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada. It will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:
An initial glance indicates that Season 5's quartet of audio commentaries has been reduced to a trio this season, with newly recorded commentaries focusing on the stand-out episodes "Relics", "Tapestry" and "Frame of Mind". While it isn't mentioned in this press release, we've been led to believe there is also a commentary in the pipeline for "Starship Mine" with writer Morgan Gendel. We're attempting clarify the situation with CBS and will update the article as soon as we have an answer!
Roger Lay, Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett had originally hoped to film a reunion of famous TNG directors for this season set, but scheduling conflicts made it impossible for the deadline. As a result, the documentary has been expanded from two to three parts, giving ample time to cover the launch of Deep Space Nine during TNG's sixth season as well as focus on some eagerly awaited guest stars (Whoop whoop!)
Season 6's deleted scenes are set to wow the crowd with a smorgasbord of never-before-seen TNG goodness spread across the set. Scenes from "True Q" and (the oft-discussed scene from) "Relics" have already been teased in the trailer earlier this year, but expect plenty of surprises to come! Yet again CBS have opted to make the deleted scenes from the standalone disc exclusive to that release. This is a crying shame - the scenes uncovered from "Chain of Command" are superb and deserve to be shared with all loyal fans, not just those lucky enough to live in an area where they can buy these special single discs.
March 8, 2014
Release date [North America] June 24, 2014
Release date [UK] June 16, 2014
I have to say I had hoped an earlier release of season six this year which could have resulted in a late 2014 release of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Blu-Ray but unfortunately season six will most probably, no official date yet, arrive somewhere in June of this year. Which means the seventh and last season will be released somewhere before Christmas this year. Besides season six there will also be a single disc release of the fantastic two-parter "Chain of Command", one of the best TNGepisodes in my opinion, often compared withBabylon 5's "Intersections in Real time".
As I said, no official date yet but it's fairly certain, according to TrekCore and TVShowsOnDVD, it will be next June. Season six will have some interesting guest appearances, of course Scotty will drop by in the episode "Relics" but perhaps, for me as a DS9fan, even more important, Doctor Julian Bashir drops by in the episode "Birthright" and we will also the space station in true HD, to give us a sample of how it will look once DS9 has it's own Blu-Ray release (praying). When I have more info about the release date and the extra's I of course will update it here.
Click here if you want to check out the Season Six blu-ray trailer of the "Chain of Command" blu-ray trailer.
Update: Release date for North America has been announced. Will be around the same time, probably few weeks behind, for the rest of the World.
October 15, 2013
The latest high-definition collections of the iconic series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY and UNIFICATION BLU-RAY arrive November 19 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Packed with newly produced special features, the collections also include some of the most acclaimed episodes of the series, including Leonard Nimoy’s guest appearance in the celebrated, two-part episode “Unification.”
Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON. Featuring some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the season includes Paul Winfield’s guest appearance as Dathon and Ashley Judd’s debut performance in beloved episode, “Darmok.” The set also includes the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in “Cause and Effect,” and “The Inner Light,” the critically acclaimed episode that garnered the series its first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s most notable names, deleted scenes and a gag reel, the high-definition collection includes the newly produced featurette, “Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry, which took place halfway through the season, had on the show as well as the production family. The tribute to the late creator includes key cast and crewmembers sharing their favorite memories of working with Roddenberry and bidding farewell to the Great Bird of the Galaxy.
The collection also includes the exclusive featurette, “In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Jeff Bond, author of The Music of Star Trek, moderates the conversation between the show’s composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway as the group discusses the challenges for writing each episode’s original score, working with a live orchestra and the team’s creative approach to scoring the series. The featurette also shares stories from behind some of the most beloved musical cues including the legendary Ressikan flute melody from “The Inner Light.” STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIFTH SEASON BLU-RAY features all 26 episodes of the fifth season, remastered into stunning, crowd-pleasing high-definition.
Some further notes and observations on the press release. While CBS haven't included a full disc-by-disc breakdown this time around, TrekCore can expand on some of the information to fill in the gaps:
Season 5 is set to sport a total of four new audio commentaries, highlighting the stand-out episodes "Cause and Effect", "The First Duty", "I Borg" and "The Inner Light". Commentaries will feature mainstays Mike and Denise Okuda accompanied by a range of writers and producers including Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore and Morgan Gendel.
While mysteriously non-specific on the press release, we can confirm that the Unification disc will sport a feature-length commentary from none other than writer/producer Jeri Taylor. Taylor has long-since retired from talking about Star Trek and rarely gives any interviews making her contribution here all the more special. We've been reliably told that Jeri has given CBS one of the best TNG commentaries so far in "Unification", so anticipation for this single-disc release just stepped up a gear!
Season 4's Deleted Scenes certainly deserved the praise we heaped on them in our review, so you'll be thrilled to hear that Season 5 is no different. CBS Digital have gone through the vaults and unearthed a boat-load of deleted material from a range of episodes including "The Inner Light", "The Perfect Mate", "The First Duty", "Ethics", "The Outcast" and more!
After the rather abbreviated gag-reel on the Season 4 set, we're thrilled to hear that the Season 5 gag reel runs a cool seven and a half minutes. Time to start taking bets on how many times Michael Dorn tears up a scene laughing this season!
We've already had a taste of it with the clip of the junkyard scene from "Unification" in the trailer, but the fifth season will mark the debut of CBS Digital's brand new re-tooled Enterprise CGI model. Due to the increase in complexity of many of the ship shots in Season 5 alongside a number of instances were elements could not be found, the team had to go back to the drawing board and re-vamp their CG model. The results are nothing short of breathtaking, and we're very excited to see the finished product along with fan reaction to the newly rendered shots.
Season 5 and Unification will be released in the United States and Canada on November 19, while Season 5 will see a UK release one day earlier on November 18. Like "Redemption", "Unification" is not being released by Paramount UK however fans can order from Amazon US safe in the knowledge that the disc is fully compatible with your Blu-ray player and your order will fall under the Royal Mail import duty threshold.
As of yet, we have no information on a German release date. Press releases provided by Paramount Germany so far would seem to indicate that nothing is scheduled in either November or December.
October 15, 2013
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY is a feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series’ fifth season. Over 25 million viewers tuned into the original airing of the episode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) venture on a heroic mission in an attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans.
Along with audio commentary and an exclusive deleted scene, the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – UNIFICATION BLU-RAY includes the exclusive documentary, “From One Generation to the Next.” This newly produced special featurette takes fans behind the scenes at the making of the classic two-part episode and the introduction of Spock to the 24th century saga of the hit series.
August 20, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] November 19, 2013
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.
This one I did not expect, mainly because it's a feature length episode in the middle of the season instead of a cliff-hanger at the end of the season which bridges the new (6th) season, which Time's Arrow would have been. Besides the nice cover art I do not see any reason to purchase this one seperately while purchasing the full season, unless it contains very interesting extra's. Like "Redemption", this one probably won't be released non-North American continents either.
August 16, 2013
Release date [UK] November 18, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] November 19, 2013
I expected this timeframe, season 5 of The Next Generation will be released in 3 months which will leave two more seasons for 2014 and this could mean 2014 will also mean the start for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Blu-Ray. We will keep hoping. Season 5 has some strong episodes like "Ensign Ro", "Unification parts 1&2", "A Matter of Time", "Cause And Effect", "I Borg",
"The Inner Light" & the first part of the two parter "Time's Arrow".
No word yet about the special features and till now it's only up for pre-order in the UK but this will soon change. Release date in North America will probably one day later. Will keep you informed if there is any more news.
Update, as suspected, the North American release is indeed one day later on November 19th.
June 28, 2013
Season 5 carries on with the same design motif used in the previous season set, this time in a deep blue. You can view a larger version by clicking on the art on the left. It's a season which is a fan favourite for many.
It holds some of it's finest episodes. The second part of the two-parter "Redemption", "Ensign Ro", "Unification 1 & 2", "Cause And Effect", "I Borg", "The Innner Light" and also the first part of the two-parter which continues in season 6 "Time's Arrow"
May 16, 2013
While the feature-length standalone release of Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Redemption" hits shelves in the United States on July 30, it seems it will not be available in all territories.
This mostly affects fans in Europe, with the majority of countries not carrying the single-disc "Redemption" Blu-ray. We've compiled a list of countries that are releasing the disc and will endeavor to update this article as and when we receive further information from distributors.
We've confirmed that the disc will not be released in most European countries, however we've been unable to confirm the situation in Germany. Paramount Germany released "The Best of Both Worlds" as a retailer exclusive to a series of supermarkets and may well adopt the same strategy with "Redemption", however at the time of publication we haven't been able to ascertain any further information.
Fans in the UK and other affected countries can still import the disc from Amazon.com, who ship internationally. If your country is releasing "Redemption" and it isn't listed here, please let us know in the comments!
UPDATE: For clarification, the Blu-rays sold by Amazon.com are REGION FREE so you should be able to play them in your machine wherever you are.
April 30, 2013
As we reported last week, a standalone disc of "Redemption" - the two-part episode bridging the fourth and fifth seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation - will be released along side the TNG Season Four Blu-ray set this summer... and we've got a look at the cover art to go with the just-announced release dates!
The special release will come with its very own exclusive set of Klingon-themed special features, including a new documentary entitled Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War, featuring interviews with writer Ronald D. Moore, actors Michael Dorn, Robert O'Reilly (Gowron) and Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor), as well as a feature-length audio commentary by Moore and Michael and Denise Okuda.
Fans in the US & Canada should expect a release date of July 30 for this disc, while fans in the UK can get their copy one day early, as we're expecting a July 29 release date.
We'll bring you pre-order information for both markets as soon as it's available.
April 26, 2013
StarTrek.com has a first look at the fourth season
of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, coming this summer from CBS Home Video. The
6-disc set includes all 26 episodes, lovingly restored in high definition for the first time.
New bonus material includes:
Of course the bonus material from the DVD set is also included:
April 25, 2013
Last week we reported that season 4 of TNG could be right around the corner, a lot faster than we'd anticipated. Now TrekCore has confirmed season 4 will be released in July of this year and according to them probably in the first half of the month! Remastering of Season Four was carried out by post-production house Modern Video. We understand CBS Digital was close at hand to help Modern reach a more balanced and consistent look. The set will carry another bumper collection of VAM including a brand new multi-part documentary, gag reel sourced from the original 35mm camera negative, audio commentaries on multiple episodes, deleted scenes and a special Art Department reunion featuring Herman Zimmerman, Doug Drexler, Mike & Denise Okuda, Rick Sternbach and Dan Curry.
What even more surprising it that the 100th episode "Redemption" will get the same treatment as The Best of Both World gets, a feature length release of the episode. The episode probably will be released on the same day as season 4 and it's likely there will an array of exclusive VAM will be produced for the disc. Due to time constraints there won't be a season 4 trailer on season 3 blu-ray release however TrekCore can confirm that it will be shown at the upcoming NCM Fathom theater screening of "The Best of Both Worlds" today April 25. After that the trailer will be released online.
April 15, 2013
Season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is due for release at the end of this month and in most countries at the beginning of May, but there is German website on which states that the fourth season will follow-up very quikly after the third!
According to AREA DVD Season 4 will be released on July 18th, 2013! Only 2,5 months after the third season release! Apparently TrekCore is gonna confirm this date any day now! This would be surprising to say the least, this fast after season 3. As soon as I have confirmation I will let you know of course.
February 20, 2013
Since 1972, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films have been honor the the best actors and productions in genre works with the Saturn Award - past acting winners include William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, Jolene Blalock; production winners include Star Trek VI,Star Trek: The Next Generation (twice!), and the 2004 DVD release of The Original Series.Today, the Academy announced that the Blu-ray releases of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Seasons 1 & 2) have been nominated for this year’s award for best television DVD/Blu-ray release! Congratulations to the team at CBS Home Entertainment and to everyone else who has worked so hard to bring this series back to life in high definition!
February 17, 2013
We can officially report that the upcoming Season 3 theatrical celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation has been scheduled for Thursday, April 25… and will feature the much-anticipated movie-length edit of “The Best of Both Worlds”on the big screen!
Along with the ninety-minute, completely remastered screening of the episodes, the CBS/Fathom event will also feature a look at the disc-exclusive documentary featurette, entitled “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg”. If we’re lucky, we may also get a glimpse at the all-new “Best of Both Worlds” gag reel, which will also be included with the Blu-ray when it’s released on April 30.Currently, the only theaters scheduled to show the event are in the United States, and like Season 2, it doesn’t look like the event will extend to Canadian theaters.
Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds is the first opportunity to see The Best of Both Worlds, one of the greatest TV episodes of all time, as a gloriously remastered full-length feature in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 PM (local time).
February 10, 2013
The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, German Mono, Castilian Mono, and Japanese Mono. The discs also include English SDH, French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles. Its disc breakdown is as follows:
The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blu-ray will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, German Stereo, Castilian Mono and Japanese Mono. The discs also include English SDH, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada, and it will be available for the suggested retail price of $28.28 U.S. and $32.00 Canada. Its disc breakdown is as follows:
January 26, 2013
Release date [US] Not Announced Yet
Release date [UK] April 29, 2013
Release date [NL] Not Announced Yet
Season 3 finally has a release date, in UK at least. A Season with some awesome episodes, like "Yesterday's Enterprise", "The Offspring", "Sarek" and of course the season finale "The Best of Both Worlds".
The UK release will be an ALL REGIONS" release. Presumably it has the same subtitles as the first 2 seasons. The Initial price on Amazon is quite high! About 15-20 pound higher than the first 2 seasons. Hopefully the price will drop.
January 26, 2013
Release date [US] Not Announced Yet
Release date [UK] April 29, 2013
Release date [NL] Not Announced Yet
Quite a surprise this release, besides the season releases Paramount has decided the release a seperate disc of the "Best Of Both Worlds" TV Feature Length episode. This 1-disc release will be released on the same day as the full season 3 release.
So you won't have to wait till the season 4 release, that is, if you cannot wait that long! The cover art also looks awesome! This is also a REGION FREE release.
January 9, 2012
CBS are pulling out all the stops in 2013 as we hurtle toward the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 on Blu-Ray in April. Firstly, Paramount in Australia have confirmed that their street-date for Season 3 is set to April 10, 2013. Fans should expect North American and European dates to be very similar, but we'll of course post exact details as soon as CBS release them.
Of far greater interest is that Paramount Australia have also revealed that a second Star Trek Blu-Ray title will be released the same day. TrekCore can confirm that this title is in fact a feature-length full edit of "The Best of Both Worlds" (Parts 1 and 2). The episode consistently ranks as Number 1 in polls of the best episodes from Star Trek:The Next Generation, and CBS is giving it the royal treatment with a unique one-disc release, filled with specially made bonus features focusing on Star Trek's finest two-parter.
Be sure to check back regularly for more information on this special release, as well as full information on Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3, coming soon.
November 2, 2012
October 3 , 2012
One of the long-standing questions relating to the bonus material on the upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 blu-rays is whether or not a new interview with Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season) will be included. After months of speculation, Robert Meyer Burnett has revealed that he'll be interviewing Muldaur today for the Season 2 bonus features. In a series of messages on his Twitter feed, Burnett states:
"It's really [a] great pleasure to meet you, Diana."
"Interviewing Kate Pulaski! (@ CBS Television City Studios)"
This is truly wonderful news. We know that CBS and Robert Meyer Burnett have been trying their upmost to secure an interview with Muldaur for several months, so their success will undoubtedly delight fans. Muldaur has been notoriously outspoken about her time on TNG, often stating that it was an unhappy period of her acting career. Additionally she has been somewhat illusive when talking about Star Trek, only recently starting to attend the large conventions. Muldaur's interview is expected to be intercut with interviews with the principal cast and form the bulk of the main documentary on the Season 2 blu-rays. Season 2 is released on December 4th, you can preorder the set below!
September 7, 2012
Release data [Worldwide] December 4, 2012
Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue as it explores the universe, seeking new life and new worlds. THE SECOND SEASON featuring all 22 second season episodes, brilliantly retransferred from original film elements into Hi-Def. Amazing visual effects, painstakingly re-created from original film elements. Includes the extremely rare extended version of fan favorite episode, "The Measure of a Man." Featuring Whoopi Goldberg, who joins the cast for the second season! A wealth of exclusive special features, including over 120 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring all new cast and crew interviews, 7.1 DTS HD-master audio and original Stereo Surround audio!
CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment have today announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season
2 is coming to high-def Blu-ray Disc format on December 4th. This 5-disc set stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Wil Wheaton, and introduces to the cast both Whoopi
Goldberg as "Guinan" and Diana Muldaur as "Dr. Pulaski." Also, "Chief O'Brien" (Colm Meaney) becomes a regularly recurring character during this season. This is also the season where The Borg are
first introduced to theTrek universe.
Guest stars include Billy Campbell, Joe Piscopo, Teri Hatcher, William Morgan Sheppard, Suzie Plakson, Chris Latta, Brian Thompson, Mädchen Amick, Carolyn Seymour, Noble Willingham, John Tesh, Nikki Cox, John de Lancie, Robert Costanzo, Majel Barrett, Carel Struycken, Mick Fleetwood, Lance LeGault, Anne Ramsay, and Armin Shimerman. This season, shortened due to a strike in Hollywood, only came to 22 episodes (the final one consisting mostly of clips from earlier episodes). Still, it contained a number of fan-favorite episodes such as "Elementary, Dear Data," "The Measure of a Man" and "The Emissary." As there was with the first season set, the studio plans to hold a theatrical screening event in December promoting theStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 Blu-ray Disc release (details are forthcoming).
September 3, 2012
Speaking to TrekNews.com, Michael Dorn, who played the Klingon Lt Commander Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and four movies, revealed more details from his ‘Captain Worf’ spin-off pitch.
“I had come up with the idea because I love the character and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realised,” said Dorn. “Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals – I can’t say who and all that – about wanting to come on board and be part of this. Also, there’s all the political stuff going on with the new movies, with JJ Abrams and Paramount and all that stuff, which I have no clue about and what it all entails, but that’s where it is right now.
“Interestingly enough, it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like ‘Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.’ So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for a while, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.”
August 14, 2012
A few new surprises from the TNG-Remastered project emerged yesterday as Creation Entertainment's famous official Star Trek convention continued in Las Vegas. Fans were treated to a special panel hosted by the official site, StarTrek.com, who had invited Mike & Denise Okuda alongside filmmakers Roger Lay Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett to talk about the remastering process behind the recent Star Trek: TNG Season 1 blu-ray release.
Back in July when I had the pleasure of speaking to Mike and Denise Okuda, they advised that everyone at CBS were trying their hardest to make an extended cut of the season two classic "The Measure of a Man" possible. Yesterday the team finally announced that all their hard work had paid off and "The Measure of a Man" is indeed being remastered to be presented as an extended cut. Furthermore, the team confirmed that the episode is being reconstructed as if it's a new episode and will be presented in full HD. Even more exciting is that CBS will be producing "a couple of new visual effects" for the extended footage to allow the new footage to be seemlessly integrated into the existing episode.
CBS have also confirmed that both the extended version and the original "network" cut of the episode will be included in the Season 2 Blu-Ray boxset.It is such a thrilling prospect to hear that CBS have managed to pull this project off. The original extended scenes previously existed only as a rough-cut VHS tape kept over the years by original writer Melinda Snodgrass. The fact that CBS have been able to locate the original film of these scenes and integrate them into the episode (including new visual effects) is a marvellous accomplishment. We can't wait to see the full extended episode - brand new material from a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that aired over 20 years ago!
Source : http://www.trekcore.com/
August 12, 2012
Aug 8, 2012: Initial TNG S1 Blu-Ray Sales Figures Are VERY Encouraging!
Box Office Data site The-Numbers.com has published some initial sales figures for the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 on Blu-Ray. According to their estimates, the set sold a massive 95,435 copies in the first 5 days after release - and those figures are just for the U.S. market. These figures would seem indicate an initial income of well over $5.5m, a large chunk of the $9m which CBS invested in the first season remastering process.
Fans (and indeed the writing staff and stars) of Star Trek: The Next Generation often state that the show didn't 'find it's feet' until the third season, and so there was some concern that the first season would not sell as well due to many fans having a luke-warm attitude to it. These sales figures, thankfully, seem to contradict that prediction and are incredibly encouraging. CBS has been saying for a while now that the possibility of future Trek HD remasterings would be dictated by how strongly fans received the TNG sets and how many units they were able to sell... hopefully these numbers bring us all one step closer to HD transfers for Deep Space Nine and Voyager!
August 11, 2012
The sound issue has been recognized in Europe also! Amazon.co.uk send out a mail to the customers who bought the first season before the error was corrected. Apparently they do not even have to send back their original copy, amazon will ship a brand new copy to them, they do not need to ship back their original copy, that's what I call service. When you only use the sound on your tv, the problem of the "faulty" discs isn't there. So perhaps you can make someone happy with your "faulty" set when the replacement arrives.
See below a part of the mail Amazon.co.uk has send to it's customers! Don't know of course if all online shops act on it the way Amazon.co.uk does.
We're contacting you about your Amazon.co.uk order XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX, which included the following item:
Title: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 [Blu-ray][Region Free]
Since you ordered this product, the manufacturer has confirmed that they have discovered technical issues with Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 on Blu-ray. There is an anomaly in the
English 7.1 DTS Master Audio track, resulting in an undesired playback experience when listening to some episodes in a 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound environment. In addition, the manufacturer is
taking this opportunity to correct a few minor issues that were found on other episodes.
A corrected version of this product will soon be available and we are working to ensure that you receive a replacement copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 on Blu-ray as soon as possible.
Your complimentary replacement will be dispatched to the same delivery address as that used for your original order.
No action is needed from you and there will be no charge for this replacement.
July 30, 2012
CBS Home Video has just issued a statement regarding the audio issues some consumers reported after watching their season 1 Blu-ray set:
Dear Star Trek Fans,
We have discovered an anomaly in the English 7.1 DTS Master Audio track in our Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-ray Box set. There are some episodes that inadvertently had their front channel designations incorrectly mapped, resulting in an undesired playback experience when listening to them in a 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound environment.
We are quickly working to remedy the situation. Replacement discs (Disc 1, 3 and 4) will be made available free of charge. Please firstname.lastname@example.org details regarding the replacement program. You may also call 877-DELUXE6 (877-335-8936) between 8am to 6pm Pacific, Monday-Friday.
We strive to provide our fans the best Blu-ray experience possible and sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
It's great to see CBS has a replacement program in place less than a week after the release of the set. To my knowledge this is only for the US customers who bought this set, this sort of action will most likely be in other countries also.
Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/
June 16, 2012
Star Trek’s most prolific screenwriter Brannon Braga is penning a Star Trek comic book. This afternoon IDW announced the upcoming series "Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive," and as the name implies, it is all about the Borg. The series kicks off in September. More information in the press release below.
San Diego, CA (June 15, 2012) – There’s no easy way to say it… the Borg are back. The cubes, the Queen, Locutus, and their intractable stance on resistance have reared their ugly heads once again to jeopardize the fate of our Galaxy. With all evil, though, must come good, and who better to thwart the Borg’s steely agenda than Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise?
For the show’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Hugo Award-winner Brannon Braga, one of The Next Generation’s key writers, is joining forces with fellow Trek scribe Terry Matalas and artist Joe Corroney to bring Captain Picard and the Enterprise’s crew back for a dynamic new journey.
"It’s a thrill and privilege to be writing in the Star Trek universe again,” said Braga. “This graphic medium will provide the narrative ambition and visual scope this story deserves — the final chapter in The Borg saga!"
In a distant future, where the deadly Borg have assimilated the entire Galaxy, Picard, his crew, and some unexpected allies must prove once and for all that resistance is not futile! Packed with mind-bending twists, time-jumping action, and revered, genre-defining characters, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE promises to be a must-read event for fans of the TNG’s intrepid legacy.
This September, tell your local comic shop to make it so!
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color), licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: JUL12 0282.
Source : http://trekmovie.com/
May 30, 2012
Though J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek franchise may be getting all the attention these days, there are still a few other, beloved crews drifting around the galaxy—and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Michael Dorn (Worf) thinks we're long past due to check back in with everyone's favorite Klingon.
Dorn is pitching a Worf-centric, low-budget Trek film that will pick up with Worf captaining a Federation ship. He's writing the script himself and says he's shooting for a darker, edgier take on the traditional Next Generation style.
"He is out there in the front lines basically chasing terrorists," Dorn told Trek Movie. "I think we will have some of our Star Trek people in it, but mostly new characters. It will be interwoven into the fabric of Star Trek. And also what are we going through right now?"
When asked if he thought his direct-to-DVD idea would be confusing, considering Abrams' new take on the franchise, Dorn said he believes his film could only help build the overall Trek buzz.
"Who wouldn't want to have this kind of thing going on? It is going to help their movie. The fans aren't going 'We are going to see this movie, but we aren't going to go see the big movie in the theater,'" he said. "I have [a] couple meetings I want to do before [meeting with CBS]. First with Rick Berman, who produced all of our shows, just to see what he thinks. Then my manager. And I know people at Syfy. And I'll just start gathering information. If anything happens it is going to be next year, because I have a bunch of stuff to do this year. I have already started writing the script, and excuse my language, but it's @#$!-ing great."
Admittedly, Dorn's idea is still in the early stages, and there's no telling if it can even get a green light. But it does sound fairly cool. What do you think?
Source : http://blastr.com/
May 15, 2012
The entire principal cast of Star Trek: the Next Generation is reunited in Calgary after 25 years!
Sir Patrick Stewart; Jonathan Frakes; Wil Wheaton; Brent Spiner; Gates McFadden; Levar Burton; Marina Sirtis; Michael Dorn; Denise Crosby. And at 54:35 special surprise guest, Mr. Q himself, John de Lancie.
March 30, 2012
Release date [US] July 24, 2012
Release date [UK] July 23, 2012
Release date [NL] August 2012
Finally the release date has been announced for the Blu-Ray release of Star Trek : The Next Generation - Season One. A lot sooner than expected perhaps, early in the summer. Perhaps this means season 2 will be released this year also on Blu-Ray. Season two is a few episodes shorter.
Not much is known about this release, as soon as there is more info I will update this here. Prices have been announced in the UK at least. Amazon has it for 51.27 pounds, is not the cheapest but it will be in the 50-55 pounds range.
Januari 24, 2012
1 week to go and then for the first time we can see Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew for the first time on Blu-Ray, as a TV show that is of course. The Sample disc is expected to be released on January 31st, 2012. The cover art really looks great, take look below. Season 1 will be released later this year, exact date is not announced yet.
November 9, 2011
Yesterday has been announced that the Blu Ray Sample release of Star Trek TNG will have a hitch of 13 seconds. It happens during episode "Sins of the Father". Apparently 13 seconds of orignal negative hasn't been located so they have to replace this with 13 seconds of SD videotape which they will upscale. For more, reeds message below.
An EXTREMELY short passage in 'Sins of the Father' won't be true high-def
At the end of September, CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment officially announced their January 31st release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level on high-def Blu-ray Disc. This single-disc, 182-minute release includes three classic episodes: the double-length pilot "Encounter at Farpoint", the Klingon-centric episode "Sins of the Father", and the epic Picard-oriented story "The Inner Light". The announcement for this title explained how much work the studio has been putting into making it a true high-def experience:
CBS is...returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio.
That's great, but now it appears that a VERY minor hitch has come up with one of these three installments. In a document sent to retailers today, CBS/Paramount included the following notice about 13 seconds (i.e., a VERY short amount of time!) from one of these episodes:
"Sins of the Father" - 13 seconds of the original film elements for this episode have not been located and thus have been upconverted from Standard Definition videotape.
That's all the information included, and on the face of it you might be a tad alarmed. But as a super-intense fan of this show myself, you know what? Speaking for myself, it's all right. This is actually pretty minor, if you ask my opinion. I'm not going to get upset over 13 seconds, y'know? If you want to get upset over that, well, that's your prerogative of course, and I understand.
I suppose I'm more concerned, however, over whether this issue may possibly crop up again with other episodes as the rest of the seven seasons gets upgraded to high-def. Will that happen? Only time will tell, of course. Stay tuned, and if we learn of anything further about this, then we'll certainly let you know! In the meantime, kudos to CBS/Paramount for owning up to this, and letting it be known in advance. It's certainly not going to affect MY plans to purchase these!
Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com
September 28, 2011
Release Date [Global] Januari 31, 2012
Lees hier het volledige verhaal/ Read the full story here.
We've posted about this in the past, and now StarTrek.com says it's official: they say that "The Next Generation Blu-rays Launch in 2012"! Here is the important info posted there, including confirmation of the 4-episode sampler ("Encounter at Farpoint, Parts 1 and 2" in the original feature-length version, plus "Sins of the Father" and "The Inner Light") on Blu-ray. It's titled Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level, and it ships on January 31, 2012 for $21.99 SRP. Here's a quote from StarTrek.com:
"You've heard the rumors, and now StarTrek.com can officially confirm it: Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released in high-definition Blu-ray, starting in January with a sampler of
several popular episodes, followed by a season-one set to be released later on in 2012, and subsequent seasons beaming down after that. Each of the 178 episodes spanning The Next Generation's
seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release in the Blu-ray format and, eventually, for runs on television and digital platforms in the U.S. and across the world.
Star Trek: The Next Generation will, as fans know, be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012.
"Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of Star Trek: The Next Generation," Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can't wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases."
CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board as consultants.
As for that sampler, it will be called Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Next Level. CBS Home Entertainment has set a January 31, 2012, release date for the single disc, which will include the feature-length version of the series pilot, "Encounter at Farpoint," as well the fan-favorite episodes "Sins of the Father" and "The Inner Light," the former from season three and the latter from season five. The Next Level will sell for the suggested retail price of $21.99."
September 7, 2011
Star Trek The Next Generartion : A bit over a month ago we passed along wordfrom our friend Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits that a high-def Blu-ray Disc
version of Star Trek: The Next Generationwas most certainly in the works, with the first release being a 4-episode "sampler" disc which is expected before the end of
this year. Last ThursdayTNGcast member LeVar Burton ("Geordi La Forge")tweetedthe confirmation by saying "Stopped by to see how the TNG conversion to HD for Blue
Ray[sic]was coming along... #mindblown". Today Bill's "My Two Cents" update over atTheDigitalBits.comexplains that the 4 episodes on this sampler - per his
contacts at CBS DVD - will consist of "Encounter at Farpoint, Part 1", "Encounter at Farpoint, Part 2", "The Inner
Light" and "Sins of the Father".
Yes, it could be argued that "Farpoint" is actually a single episode of double-the-length, rather than two separate ones...but that discussion is not going to change the contents of this sampler, so it's a moot point. Either way you're getting the equivalent of 4 broadcast hours of the show, right? As Bill notes in his write-up, the studio still hasn't formally announced the Blu-ray title's release date, cost or other information yet, but it should be too long now. Especially (as also pointed out by Bill) this Thursday, September 8th marks the 45th Anniversary of the NBC debut of the originalStar Trekseries. This is certainly a show which has lived long, and prospered! Stay tuned for updates.
Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com
Speculated release date : December 15, 2011
May 11, 2011
A couple of days ago, our pal Bill Hunt at TheDigitalBits.com filed hisdaily report, which concluded with some interesting news for fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Since the Blu-ray Disc releases of the original series came out,TNG-lovers have hoped that there would be a similar remastering for that program. Like many science fiction shows of the era (such asThe X-Files and Babylon 5), Star Trek: The Next Generation was shot on film but "finished" on video, with standard-definition visual special effects which would have to be re-produced from scratch in high definition-level resolution to be an acceptable HDTV broadcast, or an acceptable Blu-ray Disc release.
Bill's write-up last Monday at The Digital Bits suggests that due to the success of the Blu-ray releases of the originalStar Trek, along with a tie-in promotional opportunity with the second big-screen J.J. Abrams Trek film in 2012, a remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation- fit for high-def broadcasts and BDs - could indeed be in the offing. He says that CBS/Paramount could use money to fund the project which comes from a recent deal for NetFlix to stream all 5 live-actionStar Trekseries, along with other shows in that studio library.
The bottom line, for now? Bill's report contains these two tantalizing sentence fragments: "So after several months of looking into this, our industry sources have finally begun hinting that TNG Remastered IS moving forward..."; "Our best guess: Watch for official news to break at Comic-Con in July." We'll be watching! Stay tuned, of course, and we'll update you as further developments occur. Our thanks to every reader who e-mailed us to make sure we had seen this info.