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