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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."


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


1. rm10019 - April 30, 2012


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

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.

3. Jeyl - April 30, 2012


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

4. Dom - April 30, 2012

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

5. WillH85 - April 30, 2012

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.

6. El Chup - April 30, 2012

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

7. Andrew - April 30, 2012

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

8. Ross - April 30, 2012

Remmicks Exploding head in glorious HD :D

9. Allen - April 30, 2012

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

10. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - April 30, 2012



11. Wes - April 30, 2012

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,” “The Best of Both Worlds,” and “Cause and Effect.”

12. The Original Spock's Brain - April 30, 2012

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

13. GB - April 30, 2012

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?

14. Red Dead Ryan - April 30, 2012


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.

15. DJT - May 1, 2012

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

Thank you, Okudas.

16. Christopher Roberts - May 1, 2012

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.

17. rm10019 - May 1, 2012

Looking great. Really looking forward to this.

18. Damian - May 1, 2012

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.

19. Orb of Wisdom - May 1, 2012

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

20. Chain of Command - May 1, 2012

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 later years, all we would have had is three chords of Jay Chattaway’s atonal , non-thematic ho-hum. Sorry, Jay. You’re a good composer, it’s just a shame you weren’t allowed to actually “compose”.

2. No Technobabble: I am always pleasantly surprised at the utter lack of technobabble in the early years. It is so refreshing. Seeing the crew actually solve problems without cross-connecting the phase modulator with disotometer and re-routing the plasma conduits is so nice. Pity that they couldn’t have kept it this way throughout the 7 seasons. Hearing Picard in “Descent” say, “What if we used this blah, blah to emit a cadion pulse…” UGH!! I’ll take first season Picard talking down Armus the black slime pit over technobabble Picard in season 7 anyday of the week.

3. The atmosphere: The show had a really unique atmosphere in the first year. The bridge was a little warmer looking and not quite so “In your face” bright. Granted, it looks dated, but so what?

4. Not afraid to take risks: The show was not afraid to do outrageous stuff, even if it failed (which it did on more than one occasion LOL), but that was part of its’ charm.

5. Geordi wasn’t the engineer: I thought it was cooler to have a blind guy fly the Federation flagship. Talk about an equal opportunity employer! ….And it kept Levar Burton from having to endure the technobabble dialog he became infamous for.

These are just a few things that stick out to me. Granted, the acting and the stories may have been better in later years, but I’m one that doesn’t entirely write off the positives of the early years either.

21. Chain of Command - May 1, 2012

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

22. rm10019 - May 1, 2012

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

23. TrekMadeMeWonder - May 1, 2012

Wait! Same Next-Gen?


24. Trekboi - May 3, 2012

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

25. Simon - May 3, 2012

#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.

26. fiercey - May 4, 2012

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. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.