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Watch: First Promo For Star Trek: TNG Season 4 Blu-ray April 25, 2013

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The third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray is only days away so CBS is now turning to Season 4. The first promo for that set has just been released. You can watch that below, plus don’t forget that tonight is the "Best of Both Worlds" theater event.     

 

TNG Season 4 Promo

Season 3 isn’t here just yet but CBS Home Entertainment has released the first promo for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4. No date or pre-orders yet but should be out "soon." See Data’s creepy smile from "Data’s Day" in HD and more.

TNG S3 and BOBW Hits Stores on Tuesday

TNG Season 3 and the special "Best of Both Worlds" releases will be in stores on Tuesday. Check back for the TrekMovie review for both coming soon

You can pre-order TNG S3 at Amazon – discounted to $78 and The Best of Both Worlds Blu-ray discounted to $15.99.

Deal of the Week: TNG S1 & S2 Discounted 60%

There is still time to take advantage of Amazon’s sale of the first two seasons of TNG on Blu-ray for 60% off to just $52.49.

Last Reminder: Best of Both Both Worlds Theater event Tonight

Also remember that Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting another big screen event on Thursday April 25th with a showing of the two-parter "The Best of Both Worlds" at theaters nationwide (7:00 PM showings). The one-night only event will also include exclusive clips about the making of The Best of Both Worlds and Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3.

Buy tickets for Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds online at fathomevents.com/#!star-trek-best-of-both-worlds.

Comments

1. ados - April 25, 2013

season 3 was the best…but 4 is excellent

2. JohnRambo - April 25, 2013

it was always so illogical to me how the Enterprise D moved in space.

3. Commodore Adams - April 25, 2013

Looks fantastic, can’t wait!

Picking up season 3 blu-ray next tuesday, and we all know that season three is the start of something awesome.

I am impressed at how fast they are popping these suckers out in tandem with Enterprise. It means DS9 on the old BD is on the horizon! XD But they better go straight from film, the Enterprise upresing was a terrible CHEAP choice which is clearly visible on the Enterprise blu-ray. TNG is not lacking in quality, it looks fantastic on blu-ray, there is no way to describe it, its a dream. Enterprise looks slightly better than an upresed DVD in my blu-ray player. Enterprise was the latest show with the latest tech and I actually prefer the visual FX shots in TNG on blu-ray.

4. Exverlobter - April 25, 2013

I am Not gonna spend again a fortune for this. I already have the DVD. Thats enough.

5. AnnaL - April 25, 2013

One night in Exverlobter.

6. Gorn Captain - April 25, 2013

Ye gods! I almost forgot about the BOBW screening tonight! Hope there are still tickets left!

7. Scott Gammans - April 25, 2013

Well some of us DO want to see TNG in gloriously sharp 1080p. Counting the minutes until “The Best of Both Worlds” is in my Blu-ray player.

8. marty - April 25, 2013

it’s really a shame that the next generation ended with nemesis. i think they deserve a sendoff like the original cast got in the undiscovered country. maybe we’ll see them all on the big screen after jj finishes up his set of movie. then maybe see a ds9 and/or voyager movie.. i think there’s still great stories and plot points.. they could all lead to a new tv series hopefully.

9. Basement Blogger - April 25, 2013

Trying to think of some of the TNG’s best episodes. ” Future Imperfect.” And one of my favorites, “The Nth Degree.”

10. Magic_Al - April 25, 2013

^8. Unlike TOS, TNG got to do a proper TV series finale, so that evens out.

11. PaulB - April 25, 2013

#2 – What do you mean? Is moving forward through space illogical to you? How is the Enterprise D supposed to move through space?

12. Dggaona - April 25, 2013

Just got out of the Best of Both Worlds showing in Austin, Texas.

The theatre s packed and it was sure good to see some old friends again. And the blooper real is hilarious..

13. Brando - April 25, 2013

Exverlobter is homeless and poor, maybe put all tht science you like to hear about to use, oh wait, that would be too difficult. Get a degree, then get a job, get out of your mom’s basement!

14. pg - April 25, 2013

I think after they did 7 seasons of storytelling, it’s almost impossible to crack a story that works for the kind of budgets they were restricted to back in the day.

Imagine had a story like the Best of Both Worlds had been shelved until it was time to make a feature length movie? Imagine that on a movie budget. They could have had the Battle of Wolf 359 as a major set of scenes instead of just a graveyard one, along with upping the set design of everything else too. Hell, they could have make it into two separate films if they wanted to. Or Yesterday’s Enterprise as another story that would have made a great film.

Lastly, “Shelby” should have been a recurring character, she added a much needed jolt of conflict and edginess on that show. Missed opportunity there.

15. pg - April 25, 2013

Here’s a review for the fathom event tonight:

http://pgsrealmoviereviews.blogspot.com/2013/04/star-trek-next-gen-best-of-both-worlds.html

Enjoy

16. Fubamushu - April 25, 2013

Considering The Best of Both Worlds was made in the late 80’s/early 90’s for television on a television budget, it stands the test of time surprisingly well. For me, tonight was just another reminder of just how good Star Trek could be, and just how far it has fallen. $185 million is the estimated budget for Into Darkness and it is not even 1/10 as good as Best of Both Worlds.

17. Jimbo Kett - April 26, 2013

I went to go see Best of Both Worlds tonight with my friends at a theater in Boynton Beach, FL. The room was about half full, but they couldn’t get the movie started for some technical reason. There was a Dish TV menu on the screen for first 30 minutes. We joked that we were watching something someone TIVO’d years ago and we might have to watch it with commercials for a brand new episode of Seinfeld. They finally moved us to a new theater and got the damn thing working.

The edit at the cliff hanger was seamless. I wish they did that with the commercial breaks as well. It could have looked like a real movie.

We had fun, even though people around us didn’t seem as into the interactive Rocky Horror experience we were trying to establish.

TNG is great. I’m happy Trek is still alive and well.

18. pg - April 26, 2013

Well, I agree and disagree too…

TV series have the chance to be more methodical like that episode, feature films do not (for the most part)..I don’t know, I’m just happy we get another film… Without best of both worlds there would be no Trek today, and I firmly believe without the financial success of the JJ Abrams Trek, there’d be no chance for another TV series that could dive back into the storylines w substance..

Get Trek back on TV, and you’ll get the thinking man’s Trek back, but for now, it’s crucial it explodes on the screen with life, and pizazz to secure a longer future and shelf life, thus ensuring we get another TV series. I’m OK with the way the films are right now because I know it’ll lead to a new series soon enough.

19. pg - April 26, 2013

Maybe for the 50th anniversary, they could have a new TV series ready to go, and possibly a TV movie reunion with the Next Gen cast?

Anything’s possible. I still feel like a ton of people adore the Next Gen cast, but they’d probably need to be peppered into some new iteration of Trek to make it fully profitable to the suits.

20. Steve Johnson - April 26, 2013

I think it’s gross wishful thinking to ever expect the TNG guys to get another run at Trek. Any of them. I don’t say that to be a jerk, it’s just the reality. The majority of their movies weren’t very well received by a larger audience, and are (unfairly or not) linked to the popular downfall of Trek. Generations, Insurrection, and Nemesis either didn’t do well financially, or they didn’t do critically (Nemesis was essentially both.).

Now, i’d love to see them get the proper send off they deserve, but I just don’t see it happening. I was just watching some of Season 3 on DVD and when TNG was good, it was damn good.

If they do bring Trek, in any form, back to the small screen, I hope they will take cues from contemporaries like The Walking Dead, or Breaking Bad, and make the focus character drama. Make it about the people, and visa vi Star Trek, about tough questions.

There’s plenty of room for action-adventure spectacle, and there should be plenty of that too, but i’d love to see more episodes like “Boobytrap” “Brothers” or “Yesterday’s Enterprise” which combine good character development with intelligence in the plotting. It’s not about “having a message” or “being relevant to the times” so much as it is about giving the audience the tools to promote discussion when the end credits roll on an episode.

21. smike - April 26, 2013

“I hope they will take cues from contemporaries like The Walking Dead, or Breaking Bad, and make the focus character drama. ”

Or maybe we’ll finally get to see those strange new worlds we are entitled to. NO Star Trek series has ever lived up to that promise so far…

22. pg - April 26, 2013

Season 3 of Next Gen is probably my fav altogether. So many good episodes.

23. pg - April 26, 2013

@ 20, yeah, you’re probably right. Their window closed once Abrams Trek became a hit.

It just didn’t help they had snoozers for their last two films. I remember a friend of mine yawning at the part in Insurrection when Picard and his love interest get way too talky, busting up any fluid pace that film should have had. Even Jonathan Frakes attests to the same issues on the director’s commentary of the film. It was written too much like a TV episode…

Then all the talky dialogue in Nemesis, between Picard and Shinzon, same issues there, hindered the movie from ever really taking off with an energy. Once you lose the audience they’ll not be coming back for seconds and thirds.

24. Gorn Captain - April 26, 2013

My local theater was nearly full! The Dish DVR searching bit was clearly not meant to be seen, but hilarious. (Everyone was laughing pretty hard at the blooper reel too.) Even though I’ve seen BOBW countless times, this was totally worth seeing on a big screen with a crowd.

Bring on All Good Things!

25. K-7 - April 26, 2013

@24. Did you see it in Oxnard as well? That was funny!

It was awesome to see Best of Both worlds in a movie theater, but I was disappointed on how fuzzy many of the special effects scenes were. It looks like now they are only remastering in HD a handful of special effects scenes per episode. This disappointed me, and now I am not sure if paying the high price for the Blu-Ray sets are worth it.

26. Simon - April 26, 2013

@16 – So you’ve actually SEEN “Into Darkness” to compare?

Or are you going off rumors and spoilers you’ve read on the internet?

Some of us like to actually view things for ourselves before condemning them. Perhaps you should too without looking prejudiced.

Plus you don’t need to make something look bad to make “Best of Both Worlds” look good.

27. T'Cal - April 26, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed last night’s viewing of BoBW Part 1 &2! The story is solid, the acting terrific, and the visuals never looked better. The only thing that could’ve made it better is if they had shown BoBW Part 3 (Family) too. I also have the series on DVD and I’ll wait to see how mouch a boxed set for all ends up being before I decide what I’m going to do. In the mean time, I hope that CBS and Fathom continue to show these in the theater. I would pay real money to see every one of the two-parters in a movie theater plus some of the related episodes paired up.

28. P Technobabble - April 26, 2013

I went to BOBW as well and it was great. Too bad this couldn’t have been TNG’s first film.

29. (The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - April 26, 2013

Is it just me or did that ad for Season 4 make it look like a season of sheer silliness and stupidity? A shame, because some really nice material came out of that season.

“Qpid” not being one of them.

30. fubamushu - April 26, 2013

@26 I think you miss the point.

I was not saying that the new Star Trek is so bad that it makes TBOBW look good. I am saying that TBOBW is so good it highlights and exaggerates everything that is wrong with JJ Abrams’ version of Star Trek. TBOBW makes shines a light on the ugliness that is the current incarnation of Star Trek so we can see just how ugly it is.

From the music to the story to the set design to the character development to the plot twists to the attention to detail to the direction this 20+ year old television episode is far better piece of science fiction and storytelling and Star Trek than what we are being given today. About the only elements which seem dated or don’t stand up to a modern motion picture are special effects and cinematography and in that respect it is not that far off.

Have I seen Into Darkness? Other than teasers and trailers posted here and elsewhere, nope. However, I have seen enough to know that Into Darkness is at best one turd removed from the pile of crap that is Star Trek 2009.

And here is what is truly remarkable about all of this: each part of TBOBW was written in a week, principal photography for each episode was done in a week, and post production for each episode was done in a week on a combined budget of about $2.5-$2.75 million. Six weeks and $3 equalled one of the best episodes in Star Trek. On the other hand, J.J. Abrams is given $150-$185 million and takes months/years to write, film and post produce these new Star Trek films and he can’t create a product that is at least as good as TBOBW. With so many resources and so much time it is a tragedy that such a supposedly talented director and team can’t come up with anything better.

31. Bart - April 26, 2013

@ 30. I couldn’t have said it better. Completely agree.

32. Flim Flam - April 26, 2013

Ah…. season 4 aka the comedy season…

33. bmar - April 26, 2013

Sleep…Data.

He’s exhausted.

Yes, that’s it. That’s it exactly.

Off to bed with you Locutus!

34. Logan - April 26, 2013

@ 30:

Amen!

35. Red Dead Ryan - April 26, 2013

#30.

Dude, your arguments are completely ridiculous. The new Trek movies are much better looking than “Best Of Both Worlds”. The visual effects that we have seen in the new movies blows away BoBW. BoBW’s acting and plot, however, are still top-notch, and the story could easily work as a big screen feature film.

Comparing the two is kind of a cheap shot, considering that BoBW was made over twenty years ago, for television, and on a fraction of the budget the Abrams movies were made on.

I’m not sure what you’re trying to accomplish here. You can’t really make a fair comparison between BoBW and STID (especially since you haven’t even seen the movie). Heck, you really can’t make a fair comparison between BoBW and “Star Trek” ’09 because of the length of time between the two, and the fact that the new writers have more money, time and resources at their disposal than their predecessors did over twenty years ago who had to work with tighter deadlines.

Fubumashu, we get that you hate the new movies. But this thread isn’t about the new movies. You’re just trolling.

36. Bird of Prey - April 26, 2013

Aaah, after seasons 1 and 2, we are slowly coming to the meat of TNG! :-)

37. Allenburch - April 26, 2013

Wife and I saw Best of Both Worlds last night. The theatre was packed and the seamless version of the two episodes was great to see, but we could have done without all of the coughers in the audience. Looking forward to viewing it on Blu-ray in the comfort of our home.

38. Dave H - April 26, 2013

#25 “It was awesome to see Best of Both worlds in a movie theater, but I was disappointed on how fuzzy many of the special effects scenes were. It looks like now they are only remastering in HD a handful of special effects scenes per episode. This disappointed me, and now I am not sure if paying the high price for the Blu-Ray sets are worth it.”

Yes, I saw it as well last night, and although the non-special effects scenes looked stunning, I was shocked about how few of the special effects scenes seem to have been remastered. All the Borg cube scenes looked blurry, as did about half of the Enterprise scenes. Given all the hoopla about them remastering all the special effects for these Blu-ray sets, I was expecting a lot more here???

#30 “I was not saying that the new Star Trek is so bad that it makes TBOBW look good. I am saying that TBOBW is so good it highlights and exaggerates everything that is wrong with JJ Abrams’ version of Star Trek. TBOBW makes shines a light on the ugliness that is the current incarnation of Star Trek so we can see just how ugly it is.”

That is laughable! While the BOBW is my favorite TNG episode of all time, it doesn’t begin to compare to the production value, gravitas, acting quality, and vision of Trek 2009.

39. Trekbilly - April 26, 2013

TNG got a proper send off — it was called All Good Things.

I don’t think the TNG cast should have made films unless there had been a plan to make three films that had one big story. Maybe the way ST2-4 was one big story…

40. Simon - April 26, 2013

@35 – Amen!

Some people are so insecure about the new movies they have to bash them in unrelated threads.

I will say this: it was precisely because of STAR TREK 2009 I was able to show “BOBW” (on SD DVD) to a buddy who previously dismissed TREK as a whole until he saw the 2009 film: he enjoyed it so much he was interested in seeing other ST films and shows. It’s too bad I didn’t have the new Blu-ray of this back then!

41. Simon - April 26, 2013

#38 – Probably because the remastered FX have a resolution limit of 1080p, where the 35MM original footage is around 4K. While that 35MM footage wasn’t scanned at 4K (also 1080p), it still looks better to have a source that has higher resolution to begin with. So it survived being blown up to a larger screen better.

42. Dave H - April 26, 2013

#41, That makes some good sense. Another think that occured to me, as they were pulling this off the Dish Network, then you get stuck with the satellite HD satelliting compression algorithms, which means that the 1080P you see on Dish or DirecTV is NEVER going to look as good as the 1080P you get when you play the blu-ray disk.

43. Dave H - April 26, 2013

#41, That makes some good sense. Another thing that occured to me, as they were pulling this off the Dish Network, then you get stuck with the satellite HD satelliting compression algorithms, which means that the 1080P you see on Dish or DirecTV is NEVER going to look as good as the 1080P you get when you play the blu-ray disk.

44. Bucky - April 26, 2013

Saw BoBW in theatre last night, it was fairly amazing. But they ran the BTS / blooper reel at the START instead of after the episode proper. It was like watching the BTS stuff before the movie, it was really weird (also I had a ticket to a 9:30 show after that I was kinda stressing I wouldn’t make. But I did anyway… got in just in time to see a Star Trek into Darkness trailer I hadn’t seen yet.)

Odd ordering and my personal stress aside, it was great to see it theatrically and man oh man did it ever look good. I could even see the tiny Borg walking around in the giant matte painting!

45. Bucky - April 26, 2013

Oh, that being said, I will say I think the straight cut from “Mr. Worf, fire.” to the deflector dish shot is a little jarring just because they cut out the fantastic “BAH-BAH-BAH!!!” musical sting. They could have left it in with just a fade to black (sans “To be continued” card of course), considering how in it’s entirety all of the commercial fade to blacks are still included throughout. What can I say, I miss my iconic “BAH-BAH-BAH!!!” musical cue.

46. Exverlobter - April 26, 2013

@13 Brando
“Exverlobter is homeless and poor, maybe put all tht science you like to hear about to use, oh wait, that would be too difficult. Get a degree, then get a job, get out of your mom’s basement!”

I all have that. And BTW, i left my parents place when i was 18.
However, i am not gonna support the exploitation of the fans by the cashcow anymore!

47. Wannabe Writer - April 26, 2013

@14. The original script called for Picard to be lost to the Borg. Stewart hadn’t renewed his contract when they shot the first half. Shelby was to become the new number 1 and Riker captain.

I agree Shelby was a great character that was waisted.

48. pg - April 26, 2013

Has that ever been truly confirmed, that Stewart hadn’t renewed his contract considering Stewart has said numerous times they made everyone sign a 6 year contract before the show even began?

Makes me wonder how close he may have been to leaving… Man, I gotta say, that would have been epic if Picard got killed off completely.

49. Chris - April 27, 2013

@ 2, in what way?

50. Chris - April 27, 2013

All of the visual effects are re-scanned too, re-composited using original film negatives, the film grain just wasn’t as visible in SD due to the blurry look of the shots…

51. Wannabe Writer - April 27, 2013

@48

I’m not sure about the 6 year contract but I don that hard to believe. That’s a long time. If that were true then they let Tasha go fairly easily. Most actors won’t commit to that long without knowing what the quality of the finished product will be. If TNG sucked the last thing they would want would be to be tied to it ruining their career. That didn’t happen, thankfully.

However….I sometimes wonder if TNG wouldn’t have been better with Riker at the helm and Shelby in the number 1 spot. It would have been edgier and possibly darker. Think of the possibilities.

With that said….I think BOBW did one thing wrong that ruined a lot of future episodes. They won’t too easily. The Borg became a week enemy after that. Not as threatening. Heck they even began to befriend them.

The Trek universe needs one true unstoppable villian that they just barely survive. Don’t change. Don’t humanize. Don’t convert. The Klingons and Romulans are close but those are more political enemies….not threats.

52. Joe Siegler - April 30, 2013

I’d watch it, but the thing is marked private.

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