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Star Trek Enterprise Coming To Blu-ray In March + TNG S3 & ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Special Edition In April [UPDATED] January 7, 2013

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

There is a lot of Star Trek Blu-ray news to cover today, starting off with the official announcement of the release of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise. TrekMovie has also confirmed news on the release of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and a special set for Best of Both Worlds. Get the details below, plus watch a preview of Enterprise special feature with Brannon Braga. [UPDATED: Full disc details]

 

Enterprise S1 coming March 26th + TNG S3 & ‘Best of Both Worlds’ coming in April

Today CBS officially announced the release of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray. The six-disc set will be released on March 26th for a retail price of $130 (same retail price as the recent TNG sets which can be purchased discounted at around $80 currently at Amazon). The new Enterprise set contains a number of new audio commentaries with the cast and crew, including Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more. There are additional bonus features including a three-part documentary which will feature interviews with Berman, Braga, Mike and Denise Okuda, Scott Bakula and more (you can see a clip of that below). [UPDATE: See Below for full disc by disc details]

Originally new Enterprise set was to feature a cover chosen by the fans (via Facebook voting) but CBS Executive VP Ken Ross explains in an interview with the official Star Trek site that none of the proposed covers “nailed it” so they went with the one shown below.

TNG S3 & Best of Both Worlds coming in April

Although CBS isn’t officially talking about it, TrekMovie has confirmed with a number of sources that the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray in early April (probably April 9th).

TrekMovie has also learned CBS is planning a special stand-alone edition of "The Best of Both Worlds." Originally the 2-part episode was the finale for season 3 and premiere for season 4. The new set will cut the two episodes into a single ‘movie.’ In addition TrekMovie has been told the release will include brand new special features including an audio commentary and documentary. CBS is not officially confirming details yet for either S3 of TNG or the new "Best of Both Worlds" set, but both are expected to be released on the same day.

Here is CBS’ previously released promo for S3.

UPDATE: Full Star Trek Season 1 CBS Press Release

EMBARK ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE ENTERPRISE NX-01 IN SPARKLING HIGH DEFINITION THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON BLU-RAY™

Six-Disc Set Boasts New Special Features Including Multi-Part Documentary With New Cast And Crew Interviews And An Intimate Conversation With The Creators
Available March 26, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 7, 2013) – Experience the historic voyage of the starship

Enterprise NX-01 like never before when STAR TREK®: ENTERPRISETHE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON makes its Blu-ray debut on March 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray boasts brand new bonus features including a multi-part, retrospective documentary called “To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise” that gives fans an inside look at the development and production of the series and is exclusive to this collection. The documentary features interviews with the show’s cast and crew, some of which were shot as recently as December 2012, as well as archival footage and behind-the-scenes clips. The documentary includes:

Part One: Countdown - Chronicles the challenges faced by the producers and creative staff as they attempt to launch a new chapter in the Star Trek® saga by making the then-radical decision to create a prequel to the beloved original series. Features all new interviews with key personnel including creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, production designer Herman Zimmerman, technical consultants Michael and Denise Okuda, writers Andre Bormanis, Phyllis Strong and more.

Part Two: Boarding the NX-01 - Follows the team as they begin the casting process and production on the series 2-hour pilot “Broken Bow.” Features all-new interviews with key cast and crew including series pilot director James L. Conway and series leads Scott Bakula ("Jonathan Archer"), Connor Trinneer ("Trip Tucker"), and Dominic Keating ("Malcolm Reed").


Part Three: First Flight
- Charts the course for the rest of the series’ first season including all-new interviews with key production and post-production personnel. The six-disc set also includes a candid conversation with the series’ creators, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, offering a glimpse into their creative process. In addition, the Blu-ray features brand new commentaries on select episodes from the season, along with a host of previously released special features such as deleted scenes and outtakes.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE recounts the adventures of the pioneers of space travel who ventured into the universe 100 years before James T. Kirk helmed the starship of the same name. Set in the 22nd century, ENTERPRISE takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these men and women will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.

The STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray includes all 25 episodes from the inaugural season and will be available in 1080p with English 5.1 DTSHD

Master Audio, German and Italian 5.1 (Dolby Digital), and French, Castilian and Japanese Stereo Surround (Dolby Digital). 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, and it will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

Episodes


Special Features

Disc Two:

Episodes

Special Features

Disc Three:

Episodes

Special Features

Disc Four:

Episodes

Special Features

Disc Five:

Episodes

Special Features

Disc Six:

Episodes

Special Features

 

Buy TNG on Amazon

US Pre-orders are not yet available for Enterprise, TNG S3 or ‘Best of Both Worlds, but you can order TNG S1 and S2 (both released in 2012) from Amazon.

 

Comments

1. ados - January 7, 2013

Best of both worlds best STN best episodes

2. Ripper - January 7, 2013

the artwork displayed was not the version chosen by fans as CBS Home Entertainment Ken Ross explained in the press release:

“I didn’t feel that any of the three proposed covers really nailed it and represented that, so we listened to the fans and changed course. We dug deeper and found an old UPN promo poster utilized during the launch campaign for the series which introduces the cast in a strong, heroic pose in their EVA suits as the pioneers of space exploration in the Star Trek universe. It harkens back to that sense of discovery, heroism and exploration that served as the basis for the Star Trek concept. The image conveys the same spirit of adventure as The Right Stuff and other iconic stories of pioneers exploring a new frontier.

We felt there was no better way to show who those characters really were and their significant role in the Trek mythos. That art became the basis for the new Blu-ray cover design. And for those lovers of the ship, we’re going to feature it on the back cover. We also read that many fans thought images representative of key scenes/episodes from the respective seasons should be used, and we are going to include such images on the backs as well.”

3. Jeff O'Connor - January 7, 2013

I dig the Enterprise cover. Very heroic and inspiring without resorting to making it look like an action flick. Pretty classy and fitting for the era.

I hope for the S3 release Archer looks less noble and far more pissed off.

4. Jeff O'Connor - January 7, 2013

#2

Rock on. Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.

5. The Troubled Tribble - January 7, 2013

The Enterprise cover is shit.

6. srfan - January 7, 2013

I have always hated that picture (or pictures like it). Not because of the suits, which I think are neat, but because the horrible Photoshopping done around the necks of the actors and actresses.*

*If, in fact, these are the real life necks of these fine folks, I apologize for calling them horrible.

7. crazydaystrom - January 7, 2013

I don’t yet own any Trek blu-ray. Look’s like this Best of Both Worlds is going to be the first.

As to the Enerprise cover photo-
I certainly don’t hate it at all, but it IS a cliche’d and unoriginal shot. I bet I’ve seen pics of forty other movie or tv casts walking towards the camera (viewer) in exactly the same fashion. In fact Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of The Muppets were shown this way in movie ad poster to parody that type of shot, it’s become so cliche’.

8. Fred Dinage - January 7, 2013

Glad they went with that cover for Enterprise. The ones they put up for voting were awful, with fans voting for the most awful one as usual.

9. Audiobooks - January 7, 2013

Any word on whether or not they’re going to do a special showing in movie theaters for a couple of episodes of season three a la seasons 1 and 2?

10. BoltBait - January 7, 2013

My biggest hope is that you can easily bypass the theme music.

11. Jack Zymugy - January 7, 2013

The BOBW “movie” cut sounds like a Fathom Theater Event waiting to happen. I would love to see it on the big screen!

12. Jack Zymurgy - January 7, 2013

I hate misspelling my own name.

13. Luke Forrester - January 7, 2013

Hope they spend more money on a good HD release for Enterprise than they did to the guy who photoshoped that horrible cover. Heads look terrible, and looks like no effort was put into plastering Hoshi and Tripp’s face on.

14. Emperor Mike of the Empire - January 7, 2013

Can’t wait to see Enterprise on Blu-Rey. Best of both world’s will be amazing. What I hope one day we can see. Is the full Battle of Wolf 359.

15. jas_montreal - January 7, 2013

Just release Enterprise Season 4 (minus the series finale) and that is all people need.

16. How About a Special Event Screening - January 7, 2013

It would be great if we had either the Best of Both Worlds and or Yesterday’s Enterprise as a special event screening for one night or a weekend at theaters. Maybe throw in another 10-15 minute Into Darkness featurette to hold us through to May? :)

17. BeatleJWOL - January 7, 2013

The cover is neat but does anybody actually know how to use Photoshop anymore, if they ever did, or are people in the art department just working via sonar or something?

Those heads painfully obviously do not belong to those bodies.

18. Dalek - January 7, 2013

There were only a handful of decent episodes in season one, and only one or two episodes that stand up to being very good Star Trek (Shuttlepod One springs to mind). But let’s face it the show wasn’t good Star Trek until the Reeves Stevens came on board full time in season 4!

19. Commodore Adams - January 7, 2013

I hope that is not the box art, Ive seen this pic around the next, conventions, magazines and never liked it because it does not include the entire cast of characters. Dominic Keating as Lt Malcolm Reed is not included.

Would be nice if this were brought to the attention of CBS.

20. Jeff O'Connor - January 7, 2013

#18

S3′s my favorite year. 4 was a close contender though and the more popular pick.

21. Jason - January 7, 2013

It looks like the cover to the movie Armageddon

They should have used the cover with the ship the fans voted on

22. Commodore Adams - January 7, 2013

Oh Duh and John Billingsley as Phlox .

Star Trek has usually been a 7 person team, the cover seems odd with the missing actors, and is utterly unfair to the other actors.

23. Dalek - January 7, 2013

Jeff, season 3 was very good, I agree. I don’t think it was great Trek, but it was very good TV. Season 4 was when the Reeves Stevens came on board and everything was starting to gel authentically to the original series.

24. Jeff O'Connor - January 7, 2013

#23

Ah, I see what you mean now and I agree. :)

25. Sebastian S. - January 7, 2013

While I would love to have “Broken Bow” in blu ray, I can’t justify buying the whole season one set (esp. at that price). Ditto for TNG S:3 (which I already own in standard). But I am SOOOO shelling out the money for “Best of Both Worlds” 1 & 2 as a standalone blu ray (I already have the next level sampler). That is going to rock. ;-)

Nice that CBS/Paramount is catering to both hardcore TNG fans and the more casual TNG fans, such as myself (I’m more of a TOS/DS9 guy, really; but TNG had many moments of brilliance).

I already own seasons two seasons of TNG and that’s enough, but if they ever did DS9 remastered? I would seriously consider getting the whole series in single massive box set (and I already have ALL of those on dvd).

26. sean - January 7, 2013

Not a fan of Enterprise, but I’m glad those who are fans will be able to see it on Bluray. It makes sense, as that show should be cake to transfer.

Very excited for Season 3 of TNG. That’s a must buy in my household.

27. sean - January 7, 2013

Also, could Brannon Braga look more bored? He always looks like he’s on the verge of passing out in the interviews I’ve seen with him.

28. Karl - January 7, 2013

Ds9 will be the last to get released on blu ray as it wan recorded on a high quality film to release on a HD quality format! I heard that from an industry person at a convention

29. Magic_Al - January 7, 2013

The season 3 footage is the first that looks truly magical in HD. The lighting and film stock are so much improved over Seasons 1 and 2, it’s like a different show. Blu-ray is going to magnify the feeling that most people have that season 3 is when TNG became “fully functional”.

30. Exverlobter - January 7, 2013

Wow the ENT cover looks like shit. The heads and the rest of their bodies do not match. Awful photoshopping.

31. Dennis Bailey - January 7, 2013

Liked this show a lot – it was more fun than most of the 24th century stuff.

32. Mantan1701 - January 7, 2013

I’m actually surprised a lot of you like this cover…its HORRIBLE! It looks like it was done by someone new to Photoshop, then just made it their own cover. Why would CBS let us vote on a cover, then take that vote away because none of the choices they chose for us to use were good to him? Thats fragging retarded!

33. The Observer - January 7, 2013

I wonder why they are also selling BOBW separately. Won’t that cut into sales of the Season set?

34. Craiger - January 7, 2013

Enterprise should have been about the Romulan War and the founding of the Federation and not the Xindi War. Unless they could have tied the Xindi War into the Romulan War with FG being a Romulan and creating that Xindi conflict. Then it backfired on him with how Archer dealt with Xindi and then the Xindi would ally with Earth and help them during the Romulan War.

35. Check the Circuit - January 7, 2013

@33

Just a guess, but I think Paramount/CBS is betting on the casual fan to scoop up tons of BOBW:The Movie. These are the people that liked TNG but not enough to shell out $130 for a full season. And you can count on some heavy selling on the movie disc for other seasons and various Trek products. Hook ‘em with the right bait. :)

36. Avro Arrow - January 7, 2013

Hmm… I think I like all three of the Enterprise covers that were featured in the poll better than I like the one they ended up with!

37. MikeTen - January 7, 2013

@34, agree with you 100%. They missed a huge opportunity which might have kept Trek on TV going a little longer, especially if Mike Sussman and Manny Coto were allowed to write most of the stories.

38. Jonboc - January 7, 2013

#31 “Liked this show a lot – it was more fun than most of the 24th century stuff.”
Agreed. My second second favorite of the Trek series, behind TOS.

39. MORN SPEAKS - January 7, 2013

This is such and underrated show. Like all Star Trek spin-offs it really starting hitting its stride in the 3rd season. It’s a real shame that we’ll never see what may have been, especially with the Romulan Wars.

40. Basement Blogger - January 7, 2013

I took a greater appreciation for Enterprise when I got to see the last two years on Netflix. See, we had a low powered station, channel 25 here in Cincy showing it. Gave up trying to watch it.

Anyway, Damon Lindelof talks about Nero’s destruction of Vulcan as a 9/11 event. But it was Enterprise that really took the 9/11 event and turned it into a season long metaphor. It was the Xindi War. Remember how Captain Archer turned to piracy (Damage) and torture (Anomaly) to achieve his ends? Should sound familiar especially with Zero Dark Thirty coming out.

Gene Roddenberry believed that Star Trek should be about ideas. And with Enterprise exploring 9/11; he would be proud.

41. Sebastian S. - January 7, 2013

# 28 Karl~

Thanks for the tip.

But it’s sad that Voyager (IMO, the worst of the ST series) will be out in HD before DS9 (one of the best). I would love to see DS9 in HD. Even though I’m not as big a TNG fan, I have to admit it quickened my geek pulse a bit when I saw “Encounter at Farpoint” remastered; it looked like a motion picture…

As for the lack of love for DS9? That just sucks…. :-(

42. kmart - January 7, 2013

41,

It’ll be worth waiting for if DS9 actually gets done over for BR.

How did that song go?
The best is yet to come …

(by then they’ll probably be able to stream it home to a laser that projects the show onto your eyeball.)

43. Dr. Cheis - January 7, 2013

The new Enterprise cover art is much better than the originals.

44. Mantastic - January 8, 2013

That cover is terrible. The photoshopping is an absolute travesty.

45. JohnRambo - January 8, 2013

I really like this Cover Art!

Enterprise had…well… it had a great Soundtrack:-D

But it was still better than TNG(except season 1), VOY, and the boring….boring…..DS9.

Rick Berman clearly had not the passion for Star Trek.

46. Son Of MJ - January 8, 2013

Pre ordered mine as soon as it went up on monday morning.
Can’t wait and I love the cover which by the way 44 Mantastic, is the TEASER Poster UPN sent out it to its Affliate stations prior to Enterprise’s launch. I have one in mint condtion that I have had signed over the years by the ENTIRE case.
Its a beautiful print.
Plus the original photo shoot for the poster was covered in EW all those years ago, definately was NOT photo shopped.

47. Son Of MJ - January 8, 2013

signed by the the ENTIRE casT*
and
UPN sent out to its AFFILIATE stations*

really don’t get why this site still hasn’t upgraded to allow for edits.
Heck even the increasingly unrelevant AICN has now updated its site to allow edits and confirmed sign in accounts via Discus.

48. Aligee - January 8, 2013

Here in the uk the syfy channel are showing TNG and about I show eps 10 of season 2.
Does anyone know – is this the bluray versions with enhancements we are getting on syfy? They stopped at eps 9 for Christmas for 2 weeks
Gotta say it looks great in hd

49. Dom - January 8, 2013

Actually, the Enterprise cover image is referencing The Right Stuff, if we go right back!

Good to hear about The Best of Both Worlds. I’m not a massive TNG fan, but I’ll she’ll out for that one. A shame Q Who? isn’t included as an extra.

50. falcon - January 8, 2013

Why would I want to pay $130 per season of Enterprise when I can get all four seasons on Netflix? I’m not sure I care that much about whether it’s in Blu-Ray or not.

I didn’t pay Paramount’s price for TOS, either, and I’m a huge TOS fan.

There are some things that just aren’t worth the price.

51. dub - January 8, 2013

@#41 – I completely agree! Hope they release DS9 on bluray! I was hoping to see a hint of some news about that here.

@#45 – I felt the same way about DS9 when it first aired. I watched an episode here and there and it just didn’t do anything for me. Recently I watched the entire series thanks to Netflix. I was very surprised to find an incredible show with well-developed characters, especially starting near the end of season 3 onward (although there are some wonderful episodes in the early seasons). If you haven’t watched the entire series and don’t mind giving it another shot, check it out streaming on Netflix.

If you HAVE watched the entire series…then nevermind. :-)

52. Dgaona - January 8, 2013

@#16-Great idea for Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX…

53. trekkie1701d - January 8, 2013

@27

I agree, that was the first thing I noticed while watching the promo. Braga (whom I have no problem with, in general) comes off as very bored and unprofessional. Slouching in the chair and fidgeting around as if he’d rather be anywhere but doing the interview…

54. Anthony Thompson - January 8, 2013

Sweet all the way around! Can’t wait for Best Of special edition!

55. tribbleorlfl - January 8, 2013

So, will BoBW only be available on this Special “movie cut” of Pts I and II, or ill they also be on Seasons 3 and 4 sets, respectively? If they eill also righyfully be on the season sets, will all of the special features be on the season sets as well?

56. Jed - January 8, 2013

Does anyone know if Paramount are planning to re-issue the Trek Movies this year with new transfers etc to cash in on the release of ST into Darkness?

57. aligee - January 8, 2013

Re: #50. falcon
no Trek at all on the UK NETFLIX but they do show Enterprise on Sky Atlantic here in HD – still i wasn’t a big fan of Enterprise – just seemed like watered down Trek to me – although i did watch every episode hoping it would get better – such a shame it didn’t get a chance!

58. Orb of the Emissary - January 8, 2013

I think the ENT blueray DVD cover should feature them in their standard uniform instead of the EV suits, but that’s just me :-)

59. Joseph - January 8, 2013

I distinctly remember feeling that I was simply doing triage and trying to pick the least awful design while voting for the Enterprise blu-ray cover, so I’m glad that they decided not to go with any of the choices they had shown. I still kind of prefer the DVD style releases, with the plastic sleeve and the simple mission patch style design, but this isn’t too bad, and I do have to admit that while cool looking, the DVD sets took up way too much shelf space.

60. John Whorfin - January 8, 2013

Wow, could Braga be more unprofessional in that interview? Would it have killed him to put on a decent shirt, brush his hair, not slouch, and try to focus? Terrible.

And I really hope CBS doesn’t base their DS9 Blu-ray decision on Enterprise sales, because they’re going to be very disappointing compared to TOS & TNG. (Sorry, but that’s just math.) Maybe anticipated low sales is why they’re pricing it so high, even though it’s far cheaper to produce (since it didn’t require any remastering)?

61. Djeewhy - January 8, 2013

But..Where is Malcolm Reed?

62. T'Cal - January 8, 2013

Wasn’t the first season known simply as “Enterprise”? They wanted to distance themselves from “old” Star Trek and show this was a new, fresh story, as I recall. It wasn’t until season 2, IIRC, when they changed the title to “Star Trek Enterprise”. Until they fix this, I won’t be buying it!!

;)

63. Colin Lindsly - January 8, 2013

The issue I have with Enterprise (or Star Trek: Enterprise) is that it pretty much ignored what was established in the first series and subsequent series. Any ship that preceded Kirk’s Enterprise had to be less advanced. The episode “Balance of Terror” and “A Piece of the Action” established what it was like a hundred years before.

Spock: “By our standards today, with primitive atomic weapons and in primitive space vessels.” “Nor was there even ship-to-ship visual communication.” “The treaty, set by sub-space radio, established this Neutral Zone…”

Kirk: “They didn’t have subspace communication in those days.” “The ship won’t land, but we’ll transport several people down.”

I think it would be possible to create a believable show with these few lines of dialog. Instead, we ended up with a show that ignores what had been established – supposedly, because Berman and Braga hated the first show – and instead had a ship with technology that was contrary to what was established. Braga claimed that this came about because of the events in First Contact. I don’t remember the crew of the Enterprise-E sharing technology with the Montana base.

When I envisioned this 2150s Enterprise, I envisioned a smaller ship with fewer amenities powered by a primitive warp engine. She had atomic-based weapons. Energy-based weapons came later. Her communications system was conventional radio. Visual communication wasn’t possible because of the limitations of the technology at the time. Subspace radio was handled by large arrays either placed in space stations or planets. There was no transporter nor the beginnings of a transporter; the crew were taken to a planet either by the ship landing on a planet or via shuttles. The Prime Directive didn’t exist at that time, and there was the war between the Romulans and the Humans. So, essentially, this primitive Enterprise was like our modern warships, only set in space.

I would have liked to see these primitive starships working alongside the DY civilian ships. Apparently, there was a decision not to show any DY class vessels in “Enterprise”. Why that decision?

I knew the series was in trouble from the get go. It totally screwed up what occurred between Earth and Qon’oS. How could they have screwed up this bad?

Here is what went down, according to Picard (“First Contact”):
“Chancellor, there is no starship mission more dangerous than that of first contact. We never know what we will face when we open the door on a new world, how we will be greeted, what exactly the dangers will be. Centuries ago, a disastrous contact with the Klingon Empire led to decades of war. It was decided then we would do surveillance before making contact. It was a controversial decision. I believe it prevented more problems than it created.”

How did we go from Earth/Federation making first contact, not knowing about the Klingons and their culture, to the Klingons crash-landing on Earth and the Humans being forced to take the survivor back home?

For me, Enterprise was a failure from the beginning. I refuse to pay 1 cent for this series. And I won’t be purchasing Voyager either. I am disappointed to hear that DS9 may be last. If CBS has to go on sales figures, then I am afraid that DS9 may never be done.

I think that the Right Stuff did the strutting of crew superbly. It wasn’t meant to be cool; it was to show unity amongst these seven men and a determination to get the program moving forward. This Enterprise cover looks stupid, with at least two of the characters looking away from the camera. And I feel that it is a slap in the face of the fans who like this series – why have them vote when you don’t intend to honor their decision?

I think that Berman and Braga lost touch with made Star Trek strong, and both Voyager and Enterprise reflect. I recently saw a documentary with Berman on the Season 2 box set where he lamented about losing touch with the fanbase. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Star Trek needed a Gene Coon-type figure to run the franchise. Instead, we got two middle managers who were physically and mentally exhausted.

I am not sure yet if Star Trek has been revitalized under JJ Abrams. One film doesn’t make a revitalization, though it does open the possibility of one down the road.

64. Martin Pollard - January 8, 2013

Very interested in the standalone BOBW release (my girlfriend got me a Blu-ray player for Christmas, thus I’ve been assimilated against my will, if you like), but one thing does bother me. The ending of Part 1 — slow pan to Riker saying, “Mr. Worf… fire,” cut to black, dramatic music — is pretty iconic (even “Family Guy” parodied it with the ending of “Stewie Kills Lois”). If they cut both episodes into a single “movie,” will this iconic scene be lost? I’d be very disappointed if it was, because I don’t plan on buying the standalone TNG sets any time soon.

65. trekkie1701d - January 8, 2013

@64

Feature length cuts have been done before for home video, mainly in the UK, and they’re so that they fit the new format. Specifically, “removing the recap and title sequence at the top of part 2, putting credits for both parts at the top of Act One of part 1, and in some cases re-editing cliffhanger resolutions (for “The Best of Both Worlds”, the build-up to the firing of the deflector weapon in Part II is omitted). ”

More information here: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation_-_The_Full_Length_TV_Movies

66. Remember stardate 51721.3 - January 8, 2013

Not buying any Star Trek BluRays until DS9 is getting its deserved remastered edition..

67. Jonathan - January 8, 2013

I don’t have any problems Braga myself, I enjoyed many of the episodes he wrote.

However, in the first few seconds of the video above he looks like he has been drinking. It is most notable when he says, “that’s the most important thing”.

That being said, I like the idea of the Chuck Yeager image of a new captain.

68. Chris Roberts - January 8, 2013

Hmmm… this video about Enterprise Blu ray content isn’t available to my location. United Kingdom, in case that’s important to solving out the problem.

Is there an alternative host anywhere showing it?

69. topas - January 8, 2013

Is it maybe possible to reupload the video to a different host, namely one that’ll allow me watching it from my location (Central Europe)?

70. Herb Finn - January 8, 2013

ENTERPRISE went too far back…

it’s should have been Robert April and his His Enterprise,with Chris Pike as his XO.

But I guess Berman didn’t want to be stuck in Roddenberry’s Shadow any more.

71. Exverlobter - January 8, 2013

Enterprise was ok. The first 2 seasons were weak (like TNG), the third was exciting, but did not show, what a Prequel was supposed to be. The series found itself with seasons 4 (like TNG) but unfortunately did not get a chance to move on with that new solid premise (unlike TNG).

Trek always needs its time to become good, but i guess the suits nowadays expect earlier results.

72. Bucky - January 8, 2013

I have BoBW on the “Borg” DVD set so probably pass on this, unless they put out a combo of BoBW & All Good Things and I’m all over that. Don’t say it can’t happen, after Paramount plowed through all the series on DVD they started to combo sets

73. Simon - January 8, 2013

@#63 – TOS routinely disregarded its own “canon” and history. The first season alone had conflicting names for the UFP!

This is precisely what Abrams’ team was talking about when they complained about canon complaints restricting the ability to tell the stories they want. So they had to throw out the baby with the bathwater and start nearly from scratch, precisely because people like you couldn’t enjoy something without making nitpick complaints. ENTERPRISE was a decent show: better than VOYAGER and the last 2 seasons of TNG.

74. Colin Lindsly - January 9, 2013

@#73

To me, nitpicking is finding a small flaw in a movie or tv and pointing it out.

Pointing out that Enterprise literally rewrote the history of Klingon/Human relations is not a nitpick. It’s a criticism.

I feel that Berman or Braga thought fans suffered from short-term memory, and wouldn’t remember this history or the other details I mentioned above. Remember, these are the same people who described the final episode of Enterprise as a valentine to the fans. (Yes, that’s a dig. A well-deserved dig.:))

Prequels rarely work.

http://www.cracked.com/article_18813_5-reasons-hollywood-needs-to-stop-making-prequels.html

One lesson that JJ Abrams learned from Enterprise is to create a movie franchise in a rebooted universe where he isn’t constrained by what came before.

75. dub - January 9, 2013

@74…”One lesson that JJ Abrams learned from Enterprise is to create a movie franchise in a rebooted universe where he isn’t constrained by what came before.”

Ah yes, but even then fans have complained about the fact that it’s in an alternate timeline. Fans are never going to be in agreement about everything. Even if the canon is squeaky clean, there will be something else to complain about. There are always going to be fans out there who strongly disapprove of any given series or movie. That’s the one lesson I hope they all learn. You can’t make all Trek fans happy all the time.

76. Jovius - January 9, 2013

Colin Lindsly: The reason there was no ship-to-ship communication was explained at one point IIRC — Romulans fought the war with what was the space equivalent of UAVs. That may not be what Paul Schneider, writer of “Balance of Terror”, intended but there you go.

Don’t get me wrong, I had plenty of problems with continuity in Enterprise (among other things), but it’s not like they didn’t put ANY thought into it.

77. James McFadden - January 9, 2013

I think that a new 4-Season Star Trek animated series called Star Trek Final Frontier OR Star Trek Columbia should be made. It should involve starship crews from the 24th, 25th and 26th centuries AND include characters such as Agent Daniels, Captain Nero, Captain Chakotay (later Commodore Chakotay), Commander Annika Hensen, Fleet Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Ambassador Jean-Luc Picard, Rear Admiral William T. Riker, Captain Tuvok, General Worf, Ambassador Neelix, Captain Tom Paris, Commander Harry Kim, Captain Morgan Bateson, Fleet Admiral Elizabeth Shelby, Captain Alexander Chase, Commander Barric Holden etc. The theme of this show should be preventing the creation of the Alternate Reality seen in Star Trek 11 and a second Romulan War that would change the Milky Way Galaxy forever.
There can be 2 Starfleets in this show: Starfleet Command and the Federation Defense Directorate. Starfleet Command handles the UFP’s exploratory and diplomatic affairs while it’s sister organisation, the F.D.D., handles the UFP’s military affairs. More new and current explorers, destroyers, and multi-mission vessels (including ships of newer designs) could be shown in this new Star Trek CGI. Newer ship classes and weapons systems mentioned in some novels could be illustrated as CGIs in action (USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J, USS Enterprise NAR-02870, Tactical Support Flyers, Dragonfly, Imperial Mining Ship Narada, USS Atlas, USS Aventine, nadion pulse cannons, Mark-12 Phaser Cannons, Transphasic Torpedoes, double phaser strips, transphasic shields, phased cloaking, omega particles, The Vault (Romulan), Red Matter etc).
This development could also see 2 more titles such as Dogs Of War and Romulan being added to the Star Trek Fan Collective series. As a matter of fact if Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek 13 prove to be a huge success, then CBS Paramount would be able to come up with ideas and plans for 7 more Star Trek films. I’m dying to see Star Trek Into Darkness.

78. shawn - January 9, 2013

DS9 was one of the best written shows on air and nobody noticed it. It wa sa great trek , political and dark but by seaon 3 till 7 what a saga. If like me you didnt like it at the begginning give it another try.

Enterprise premiere broken bow was a great pilote and after it went south for a while with good show here and there. The theme song made it cheesy and pushed viewers away, i hated it! But the cliffhanger of season 2 and seaon 3 was for me the best trek ever, weel maybe not the best trek but the trek i had been waiting for. Good enough to make a none fan into a trekkie. seasoin 4 was good and it ended to soon. There was some more storys to tell like the romulan war and the birth of the federation… that was a bummer!

Trek should come back to tv with a good team and director and writters and it shall shine to the new generations. It has to be adventurous!

Treks universe is so vaste and the storys are endless. Im ready for a new show, new crew, new way of storytelling, action adventure, humour, friendship and discovery, take us where no tv viewer has gone before!

79. Doug L - January 10, 2013

DS9 is the best (*seasons 3 -6 particularly) and I go back to original trek. Anyway…. I’ve been advocating for movie style releases of the 2 parters forever. Glad someone finally figured it out.

Best of Both Worlds is really a 3 parter… and I’m curious (though I doubt it) if they’ll include the 2nd episode of season 4 in which the Enterprise returns to earth after the Borg experience and Picard is in recovery.

80. Gary - January 10, 2013

@18 is correct. S4 is everything S1 should have been.

81. Dom - January 11, 2013

64. Martin Pollard: ‘Very interested in the standalone BOBW release… The ending of Part 1 — slow pan to Riker saying, “Mr. Worf… fire,” cut to black, dramatic music — is pretty iconic … If they cut both episodes into a single “movie,” will this iconic scene be lost? I’d be very disappointed’

Although it has to be said, the great ending of season three, building up to the deflector blast was ruined in part two. After the recap, spoken by a prissy-sounding VO artist, we fade up to LaForge counting down to a pathetic line of tinsel pumping out of the Enterprise’s nether regions! It was an embarrassing anti-climax which proved TNG never had any balls. After 45 minutes of build-up, promising something game-changing, we don’t even see the promised space battle and even the flat ship interior lighting barely changes in the battles. Part 2 of TBOBW is a huge let-down. Even Ron Jones’s score is dialled down. Incorporating it in a movie cut is the best way, preferably cutting LaForge’s tension-wrecking countdown!

As for people complaining about Braga’s appearance (and believe me, I loathe most of Braga’s and Berman’s contributions to Star Trek) I think it’s ridiculous to judge the guy on the way he dresses for an interview! What would you guys have made of Rossini lying in bed throwing musical compositions on the floor? And as that Mozart bloke…

I get to wear teeshirts, jeans and a hoodie to work every day and I don’t bother shaving every morning (I do at least always shower!! ;) ) That’s why I like working in the media: we don’t have to do all that dressing up bullc**p!

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83. Aqua - January 13, 2013

$130 for Enterprise Season One??? I only paid $68 for TNG S1 and $64 for TNG S2 blurays and those had the large expense of remastering to justify the high prices.

84. Promo Boy - January 15, 2013

Looking forward to ‘Enterprise’ blu rays… hoping the behind-the-scenes ‘making of’ docs will reveal the series of bad decisions that resulted in such a flawed, weak and just plain bad Trek series– that ultimately killed the TV franchise. A cautionary tale that hopefully, a future Trek producer can learn from.

85. Kenji - January 17, 2013

Best of Both Worlds would be better with Family added. Family was a radically off-concept TNG ep (therefore interesting in itself) and a direct sequel to BoBW. Whereas the large scale disaster erupting around Picard and Co allowed their businesslike approach to read as noble stoicism, the fact that Family sees Picard have a nearly full on ptsd breakdown casts his suffering in BoBW into sharp relief.

It was after these three episodes that I finally thought to myself, good grief, Trek is really back and started to pay attention to it again.

86. Jamie - January 24, 2013

I would love to buy all the series on BluRay, but it’s all so expensive especially as I own them all on DVD already.

CBS PLEASE RELEASE ALL THE NEW BONUS MATERIAL ON SEPARATE DVDs for those that can’t afford to pay for all the same episodes again just slightly sharper brighter and with an improved audio track.

I love Star Trek in all it’s forms (except JJs Star Wars filtered films) and simply can’t afford to buy 21 boxsets again at about £60 a time.

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89. Chris Roberts - January 31, 2013

Is there STILL no way I can get to that clip of ENTERPRISE bonus features?

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