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Box Art and Disc Details For Star Trek: TNG Season 1 Blu-ray April 30, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , trackback

This afternoon CBS provided TrekMovie with the scoop on their upcoming season one release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, due July 24th. See below for the official box art, and full disc by disc details on what you can expect for this major release. 


Box art and details on Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-ray

Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the series, TNG is getting a brand new look in HD. The set also features brand new special features, interviews, archival footage and a gag reel. The new material also features Star Trek experts Mike and Denise Okuda, consultants throughout this ongoing project, who offer special insights into the countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of The Next Generation.

Box Art:

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Set Details

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray set will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Japanese Mono and German Mono (with the exception of “Encounter at Farpoint” which is in German Stereo). The discs also include English SDH, 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.

The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:
• Encounter at Farpoint
• The Naked Now
• Code of Honor

Special Features
• Episodic Promos
• Energized! Taking The Next Generation to the Next Level (HD)
• Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives: The Launch
o Introduction to the Series (1987)
o Promo #1
o Promo #2
o Promo #3
o Season One Promo

Disc Two:
• The Last Outpost
• Where No One Has Gone Before
• Lonely Among Us
• Justice
• The Battle

Special Features
• Episodic Promos

Disc Three:
• Hide and Q
• Haven
• The Big Goodbye
• Datalore
• Angel One

Special Features
• Episodic Promos

Disc Four:
• 11001001
• Too Short a Season
• When the Bough Breaks
• Home Soil
• Coming of Age

Special Features
• Episodic Promos

Disc Five:
• Heart of Glory
• The Arsenal of Freedom
• Symbiosis
• Skin of Evil
• We’ll Always Have Paris

Special Features
• Episodic Promos

Disc Six:
• Conspiracy
• The Neutral Zone

Special Features
• Episodic Promos
• Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek: The Next Generation (HD)
o Part 1: Inception
o Part 2: Launch
o Part 3: The Continuing Mission
• Gag Reel
• Archival Mission Logs
o The Beginning
o Selected Crew Analysis
o The Making of a Legend
o Memorable Missions

And if you missed the earlier report, check out a clip from the remastered season one episode “Where No One Has Gone Before” at EW.




Stay tuned to for more news and previews for this hugely exciting project.


1. Frank Jay Gruber - April 30, 2012

I’m quite excited by this after seeing the sampler!

2. MJ - April 30, 2012

$39.95 is my max price point. If they go the $60 on up route, they can forget my purchase.

3. MikeTen - April 30, 2012

How many millions of dollars is CBS going to charge for the Bluray sets?

4. George Zip - April 30, 2012

Man; I know we all remember giving the show a season to find its legs, but there were some stinkers in S1. Mostly stinkers.

5. Salvador Nogueira - April 30, 2012

No Brazilian Portuguese? That is sad news for Brazilian fans… It seems Paramount will save on authoring by making one single version of the discs for all major markets (as they did with the sampler). If that’s really so, we won’t see this in Brazil anytime soon. Sad.

6. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - April 30, 2012

Season 1 was mostly forgetable. The good eps thogh in season 1 were. Encounter at Far Point, Skin of Evil,The Neutrial Zone and Conspiricy. Thye rest. Well. You know.

7. Rick Moyer - April 30, 2012

Drool, Drool, Drool….

Can’t wait, I loved the sample they put out.. so awesome looking!

8. Charmer - April 30, 2012

@Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire: Skin of Evil and Conspiracy: really??? Those were two of the worst episodes, imo! :|

9. Jeyl - April 30, 2012

No commentaries? What happened Anthony?

10. Aatrek - April 30, 2012

Wow, after all these years of bootlegged copies of copies of copies of VHS tapes of the Season One TNG bloopers, I’m glad they finally put together a proper gag reel.

11. Shannon Nutt - April 30, 2012

@2 – That’s my price point as well (meaning MSRP can be more than $40, I just don’t want to pay more than $40 on Amazon or whereever I can get it the cheapest). I certainly hope they don’t price these the same as they did TOS on Blu-ray!

12. Ross - April 30, 2012

Finally the gag reels have been given an official release, I never understood why Rick Berman didn’t want the public to see them. I hope we get to see bloopers for the other seasons too.

13. SFC3 - April 30, 2012

#6 You left out “The Battle” with the first appearance of the Constellation-class, and of the U.S.S. Stargazer, Picard’s first command.

14. jed - April 30, 2012

But still NO Star Trek TMP DE on Blu-Ray, I know its CBS NOT Paramount but it just doesn’t make sense!!!!!!

15. sean - April 30, 2012


They’d have to pay to redo the VFX yet again, so that one is probably a little ways off.

16. MvRojo - April 30, 2012

Episode Promos!!! YES!!!

I was really disappointed when these weren’t on the DVDs back in the day so I’m glad they’ll be here.

17. Christopher Roberts - April 30, 2012


Nice to see DVD special features being transferred, for those us upgrading. Hope they catch as many easter eggs and little pieces of business on those sets, for completion’s sake.

18. MvRojo - April 30, 2012

17. LOL, I loved the way the dude said that.

19. Christopher Roberts - April 30, 2012

Mind you. I think I’m confusing DS9 which had easter eggs. I’m thinking more of those extra extra features that ended up on Best Buy discs, then compiled together as another disc on that green complete TNG 20.

20. Christopher Roberts - April 30, 2012

17. Yeah. I really loved those too. Used to watch them in little tiny video pop-ups at I think they were also on a CD-ROM version of the Encylopedia.

21. Christopher Roberts - April 30, 2012

Sorry. 20 was @ 18.

22. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

Yep I too fondly remember those episode promos from my childhood of TNG watching. Glad to see them in the set.

I’m interested to see how the crazy gore from Consipracy holds up.

23. Shannon Nutt - April 30, 2012

@12 – I’ve seen rough versions of the gag reel for Season 1 at Conventions and it’s not that great – although there’s a bit I quite enjoy…Brent Spiner looking at the NCC-1701-D plaque on the bridge and saying (in his best Jimmy Stewart impression) “Well look…they built this thing in Bedford Falls!”

24. spock - April 30, 2012

So are they doing any in episode features like on the TOS discs???

25. Dr. Cheis - April 30, 2012

And still no Enterprise on Blu Ray…

26. captain_neill - April 30, 2012

I cant wait for this. Already have mine preordered.

Features sound great.

27. captain_neill - April 30, 2012

After the Sampler I ccant wait to see this. Next Gen never looked so good

28. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

23 – It’s the Stargazer plaque from The Battle ;)

29. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

24 – From the list of features, 99% certain there will be no PiP commentary. That was sort of a fad when the HD DVD and Blu-ray platforms were new, it didn’t really catch on with consumers.

30. Michael heintz - April 30, 2012

YOU KNOW THE FULL RETAIL PRICE POINT WILL BE $100-120.00 a season! PASS! My dvd season sets will do just fine!

31. Red Dead Ryan - April 30, 2012


That’s kind of strange though, PiP commentaries are optional with the press of a button. I really liked them, and the text commentaries too.

32. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

#31 — Depending on how your Blu-ray player is setup you may not get any audio fom the PiP window. The player has to be set to decode all audio internally, if a person uses the player default of bitstreaming, you lose the secondary audio. So it has fallen into disuse since it has mostly just confused consumers and requires extra setup.

Textual and static image commentaries are of course super easy to do, so I agree with ya there I’m a little bit surprised that there isn’t some sort of nice LCARS interface that can be popped-up with informtion.

33. Hat Rick - April 30, 2012

Is it just me, or does William Riker look a bit Vulcan in that Blu-ray cover art?

34. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

TrekCore via The HD Room has a bunch of new S1 pictures up:

35. somejackball - April 30, 2012

it’s all on Netflix for free

36. ST:EXP - April 30, 2012

very, very cool if they are including the “next time on star trek” weekly promos.

excellent package.

37. Red Dead Ryan - April 30, 2012


I have a PS3 so PiP works fine for me. And lots of movies still come with PiP, so I don’t know if your arguement really holds up.

38. Richard C. - April 30, 2012

How much will the set cost?

39. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

#37 — And very few end users actually use the PiP features.
Also newer PS3’s can bitstream HD audio (1st gen couldn’t and so by default PiP works), so the issue still exist for pretty much any and all players out there now.

You’ll notice most Paramount home video titles do not have PiP features. Universal and some Fox titles are the only home video publishers that use PiP regularly.

So I’m not surprised PiP was skipped for the TNG release given that it’s published by Paramount Home Video.

40. Red Dead Ryan - April 30, 2012


Warner Bros. still does PiP.

41. Matt Wright - April 30, 2012

Yes and WB, I forgot them.

I can’t find the stats now, but surveys found that most consumers aren’t using the advanced features on the discs…

Anyway I’m not surprised that they skipped the PiP feature. Though I know some of us would like the feature (myself included), I’m not suprised that they didn’t do it this time around.

42. Tomh, Esq. - April 30, 2012

It’s disappointing that they’re not offering any “Starfleet Access” episodes, like they had on the TOS Blu-Ray sets.

43. Canadianknight - April 30, 2012

Can’t wait. So much clearer than the DVDs. I’ll happily upgrade.

44. CarlG - April 30, 2012

@17: Oh man, I loved those promos when I was a kid!

@22: Probably not very well — the blue screened muppet popping out of the guy’s chest doesn’t look all that great in SD, let alone bluray.
Unless they redid it with CGI so it can terrify me all over again as a (semi) grownup…

45. spooky - April 30, 2012

I’ve enjoyed the sampler so I will be getting this. My young brother never liked Star Trek but i got him hooked through the TNG DVDs. So he will be excited to watch these on his big screen tv after I have had a chance to view them of course :P

46. Niall Johnson - April 30, 2012

Still not buying a Blu Ray player or a PS3. Just sayin’.

47. Judd Sandage - April 30, 2012

@46: Still not buying one of those new fangeld horseless carriages… just sayin’.

48. spooky - April 30, 2012

46. Then what is the purpose of your post? Text pollution!?

49. Mantastic - April 30, 2012

I’m very excited for this, but since I know it’ll probably be at least $130…I dunno…

50. MvRojo - April 30, 2012

#49 TOS was around $65/season when those blu-rays came out. These might be a little more, but I doubt much more than that.

51. Newbie - May 1, 2012

I hope for the love of God they finally include a “play all” feature for all of the episodes on each disc.

52. captain_neill - May 1, 2012

£54.99 on, mine preordered. TOS dropped in price before it was released so the same might hapoen here but I still also have the £5 off voucher with my sampler disc. Was this in the US copies?

53. DJT - May 1, 2012

I am looking forward to this release. For me it will be 1987 all over again.

Plus, if the menu work on this release is as clean as it was on the Sampler, I will be totally jazzed.

54. Digginjim - May 1, 2012

They do look gorgeous, but Season 1 is so bad!

55. phil - May 1, 2012

denise and marina were so hot, should’ve been exploited more by hollywood.

56. Adam Clark - May 1, 2012

Will the episode promos be HD?

57. Christopher Roberts - May 1, 2012

56. Very unlikely I’d say. I’m just glad to see them in full SD after all these years… instead of tiny pixellated wmv files.

58. Tom - May 1, 2012

I find it stange how people still hesitate get a Blu Ray player if they have an HDTV. They are like 50 dollars now at Walmart (even lower in some places). Blu Ray players are cheaper than these TNG packages will be. Maybe some people are waiting for HDDVD to return from the grave or something.

59. Christopher Roberts - May 1, 2012

Blu ray players also do a better job of upscaling DVDs. So getting one made sense for me, even though I rarely buy Blu ray discs.

60. The burger king - May 1, 2012

58 no some peoole are just anticipating an all-digital home theater future with no need for physical media. Even now my home entertainment system is 85% dowloads and I only resort to physical media if something isn’t available streaming or on demand.

61. Schiefy - May 1, 2012

If anyone is concerned with price then wait.

At one point I was able to pick up the TOS Blu-Ray for $40 each (that’s $120 for the entire series!!) through Best Buy.

Of course, if you are part of the 1% then you don’t need to wait–in fact, spread the wealth (like Trek economy) and buy everyone else the TNG Blu-Rays as they come out! lol

62. Greenberg - May 1, 2012

Anyone who uses the phrase of taking something ‘to the next level’ is either a moron, or is selling something to morons.

Honestly it’s so tired. Reminds me of so many Rick McCallum interviews where he insists the next movie will ‘blow everyone away’. That’s another one I can’t stand hearing.

63. Christopher Roberts - May 1, 2012

I’ve got to admit, I did find it uncanny how much Rick McCallum looked like Rick Berman. Long lost brothers do you think?:

64. spooky - May 1, 2012

62. I could care less about the advertising of any kind of level or otherwise. I am just happy to see TNG given a little love, polish and brought to our audience with a clarity that was lacking in the DVDs with much of the original visual effects upgraded from original sources. You chose to bitch about some trite thing that the ad department dreamed up? Go watch your VHS copies and shut the hell up!

65. Penguin - May 1, 2012

Anyone know when this will be up on Amazon for pre order?

66. antixx - May 1, 2012

Perfect timing with my birthday being 10 days earlier. I have a feeling, though, that this will cost a whole hell of a lot. :(

67. Simon - May 1, 2012

Expect to pay at least $70 for this set.

Those who want a $40 price point may end up waiting forever.

68. Jeff O'Connor - May 1, 2012

This was (and is) a tremendous undertaking. A more premium price point makes sense to me.

Still, over a hundred would be pushing it.

69. MC1 Doug - May 1, 2012


70. Matt Wright - May 1, 2012

# 69 – No PiP. I confirmed it earlier today with Tony. As was pretty obvious, the TNG sets are being made by a different authoring and extra features production company than the TOS-R sets.

For those annoyed by the lack of a PiP feature.
Remember, the TOS-R sets were developed back in 2006-7 initially with HD DVD in mind and then basically ported to Blu-ray when it won the format war. So the features they started with in the HD DVD set came over. HD DVD had PiP standard from the get go (and in player audio mixing as the default) so they developed content to show off the new format. The PiP setup with Blu-ray is a bit more cumbersome and requires changing the default audio settings of most Blu-ray players to allow mixing of audio streams.

71. Jim Nightshade - May 2, 2012

yup and i gotta admit upscaling makes reg dvds look very nearly as good as blu ray–im only buying blurays of movies i already have if they are trek…close enc. star wars etc..must admit the sampler shows an incredible improvemt in clarity n color on tng

72. Guillaume - May 2, 2012

Will they fix the broken star field during the Saturn flyby scene that we see in the sampler disc episodes Sins of the Father and Inner Light? In both episodes, during the Saturn flyby, the stars “freeze” and it makes the special effects look awful! I hope they fixed it!

73. Bryan with Pointy Nacelles and a Large Disk - May 2, 2012

Why is the gag reel added to these new TNG disks and when TOS was released in hi-def, the original series 3 seasons bloopers were not included? I know some one has at least a 16mm copy of it to be released in Blu-ray. Paramount (CBS) can make a killing on that if they so choose.
Perhaps we could show interest in these type of forums and get it done.

74. Jer - May 2, 2012

People think they’ll get these for under $60? Really? With the huge cost that went into restoring them? Yeah, hold your breath, folks.

75. Jim Nightshade - May 3, 2012

I remember animousity on the part of some of the tos stars for the blooper reels gr showed at his appearances—saw him n the bloopers twice at the seattle ctr arena…sold out both times–anyhoo particularly nimoy hated them n the fact he wasnt getting paid for the bloopers…..maybe part of his deal to come back for tmp or kahn had to do with never releasing the bloopers…i thought they were awesome n funny as hell…have no fear sargon is here…

76. Robman007 - May 3, 2012

If the previous DVD release is any indication, this will probably run in the $99 zone at normal retail outlets..probably 79.99 on release week.

I’ll pass unless it is priced at around the $60 range. Gotta stay competetive with other show sets out now.

77. captain_neill - May 4, 2012

On is down for £54.99 but this could reduce as TOS on blu ray did.

anyway I am so pumped for TNG on blu ray I am counting down the days.

78. Ian Hayden - May 7, 2012

Will there be new retrospective documentaries for each season?
Text commentaries should be included.

79. Walter - May 22, 2012

OK…I just saw it on amazon. $120 (list) Amazon $90. I’m out :-(

80. VorlonKosh - May 22, 2012

Yeah, that price is a bit ridiculous. That is price gouging. I would go as far as $50.00, but I guess I’ll be waiting for a few years for this to come down to this reasonable price. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.