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Star Trek: TNG Season 1 Blu-ray Release Date Revealed + Watch New Clip April 30, 2012

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

In January we got the four-episode "Next Level" teaser disc, but now we know when the first HD season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be available. Announced today, TNG Season 1 Blu-ray hits stores on July 24th. There is also a new clip from Season 1 to check out and some details on the set. 

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-ray Coming July 24

The release date for the season one Blu-ray of TNG was revealed today by EW, who also talked to Mike and Denise Okuda about the set. The veteran Star Trek artists are consulting for the new set and talked about the process to convert each episode into high definition by assembling and remastering each individual film element from the original show, shot 25 years ago. While most of the visual effects are being remastered from the original film elements, sometimes they create new digital effects when the original elements aren’t available or were done in standard definition. Mike Okuda explains, noting “We have artists going frame-by-frame, recreating using digital tools what was done on analog video back then.” Denise Okuda also talked about the special features for the set saying “We have interviews from people who are telling stories that we’ve never heard before.”

EW also has a clip from the remastered season one episode "Where No One Has Gone Before."


CLICK TO SEE CLIP AT EW.COM

TrekMovie will have more updates on the TNG Season 1 Blu-ray soon, so stay tuned.

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rm10019
April 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Yay!

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
April 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Love the Sampler. Now can’t wait for the Whole Season. While the First Season was mostly forgetable it did have a couple of good one’s. Encounter at Far Point. Skin of Evil and Conspiricy. Would love to see those in HD.

April 30, 2012 1:23 pm

*whistles*

Now that’s what I call keeping it like it was. Great job all around.

Dom
April 30, 2012 1:44 pm

I wish they’d add some more generic Enterprise shots, as they did with TOS. The TNG flybys became soooooo dull!

WillH85
April 30, 2012 1:53 pm

It looks great but I’m waiting for a full box set to come out. TNG season 1 wasn’t that great anyways so I’m in no rush for it.

El Chup
April 30, 2012 1:57 pm

Looking forward to this moe than Star Trek XII: The Reboot of Khan

Andrew
April 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Wow, the video quality looks amazing! It looks nearly cinema quality (despite the aspect ratio).

Ross
April 30, 2012 3:06 pm

Remmicks Exploding head in glorious HD :D

Allen
April 30, 2012 4:44 pm

Too bad that clip is so horribly compressed. If your not going to release it in HD, then don’t release it. geez.

DS9 IN PRIME TIME
April 30, 2012 5:54 pm

@8

HELL YEAH HAHAHAHAHAHA

Wes
April 30, 2012 7:45 pm
I am really excited about getting this set. Even though I have the set on DVD, I have been thoroughly impressed with the work that CBS is doing to ensure the series has been transferred to Blu-ray. I own the sampler, and I was really impressed. This show is a quarter century old, but I’m glad to see it has been converted so another generation can enjoy it as I have. Keep it up, CBS. You did a fantastic job with TOS, now work the magic with TNG. I’m looking forward to a few episodes in future seasons: “Yesterday’s Enterprise,”… Read more »
April 30, 2012 8:57 pm

This might be the year I buy a B-ray player…

GB
April 30, 2012 9:20 pm

I hope they fix the huge mistake in the opening credits of the sampler disc for Sins of the Father and Inner Light, when the starfield next to Saturn freezes during the Enterprise flyby. It really looks bad!

I couldn’t figure out how to tell CBS but maybe someone here (Anthony?) can pass it along! Am I the only one who sees it?

Red Dead Ryan
April 30, 2012 10:44 pm

13.

The first part of the title sequence was changed after the second season. The solar system was replaced by non-descript nebulae and planets. So the part where the stars briefly “freeze” is where the new sequence replaced the old.

May 1, 2012 1:48 am

I wanna be able to see the Enterprise looking that good on my HDTV. Right now! Rightnowrightnowrightnow!

Thank you, Okudas.

May 1, 2012 4:49 am

14. It’s screen wipe I think. From Season 3 onwards. Between two starfields. The one involving the flyby of a ringed-planet, with contrasting surfaces and the other, an ILM beauty shot of the NCC-1701-D carried over from the earlier seasons.

rm10019
May 1, 2012 6:26 am

Looking great. Really looking forward to this.

Damian
May 1, 2012 7:30 am

13–I noticed that too. They probably should have just replaced the whole opening credit sequence when they created the new opening, but I imagine it was an effort to save a few bucks at the time.

I remember when season 3 started, I was thinking they should update the opening credits and was happy to see the new opening.

Orb of Wisdom
May 1, 2012 9:21 am

I hope they fix in Descent Part 1 where they showed the episode title and guest star/production credits in the pre-opening credits sequence lol

Chain of Command
May 1, 2012 10:50 am
That was a fun episode (Where no one has gone before). I started re-watching TNG from the beginning recently. While the first season is pretty dated and the stories and acting pretty weak in a lot of places, there are a couple of things that are actually better in the early years than in the later years. 1. The music: The incidental music was memorable and enhanced the stories quite a bit. The clip above is perfect example of how music enhanced the scene. Had this been done according Rick Berman and Peter Lurritson’s doctrine of sonic wall-paper in the… Read more »
Chain of Command
May 1, 2012 10:52 am

@8 LOL That alone will be worth the money~! LOL

rm10019
May 1, 2012 12:21 pm

12- I heartily recommend it. An a 1080p TV big enough to make it worthwhile.

TrekMadeMeWonder
May 1, 2012 1:03 pm

Wait! Same Next-Gen?

Pass.

Trekboi
May 3, 2012 10:26 am

The first 2 seasons are my favorites, they felt different, after the third sesaon it got so formula & tv lighting

Simon
May 3, 2012 12:47 pm

#19 – That was deliberate.

The action started immediately and they didn’t want to distract the audience with the credits. So they ran them in the teaser.

fiercey
May 4, 2012 10:37 am

The end of that scene was funny, where you heard the “dunh dunh” and it would show a character, then “dunh dunh” and another character, and “dunh dunh” and yet another. I wanted to see it go “dunh dunh” one more time and show the janitor with a mop in his hand with a concerned look on his face.

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