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Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray full details April 1, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , trackback

Star Trek Enterprise Season 4 is due out at the end of this month, April 29th (to be exact). With that time fast approaching CBS has now officially sent out finalized details of the Blu-ray discs of this highly anticipated season, widely considered the best season of the series.

We have new excellent sounding documentaries. “In Conversation: Writing Star Trek Enterprise,” an exclusive, 90-minute writing staff reunion special, which includes Brannon Braga, Mike Sussman, André Bormanis, David Goodman, Chris Black, Phyllis Strong, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.  As with the previous seasons there is also a new four-part documentary “Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise,” which charts the last season of Enterprise.  Plus there are new episode commentaries too. Read on for the full details from the press release.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE

SEASON FOUR

Exclusively Featuring Writing Staff Reunion And Multi-Part Documentary With New Cast And Crew Interviews, The Fourth Season Arrives In Spectacular High Definition April 29

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 31 , 2014) – Packed with hours of newly produced special features, relive the final adventures of Enterprise NX-01’s heroic crew in high definition when STAR TREK®: ENTERPRISE—SEASON FOUR on Blu-ray debuts April 29th from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

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A special highlight to the collection is “In Conversation: Writing Star Trek Enterprise,” an exclusive, 90-minute writing staff reunion special. The compelling discussion includes series creator and executive producer Brannon Braga, along with Mike Sussman, André Bormanis, David Goodman, Chris Black, Phyllis Strong, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, all detailing some of the series’ most fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, fans will receive special insight on the creation of the final episodes of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE with a newly produced, four-part documentary “Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise,” which includes more in-depth interviews with the cast and crew.

Featuring all 22 episodes from the final season of the series, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – SEASON FOUR stars Scott Bakula, Jolene Blalock, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Linda Park, Anthony Montgomery and John Billingsley, and follows the thrilling adventures of the first Earth-built vessel capable of breaking the Warp 5 barrier.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – SEASON FOUR on Blu-ray will be available in 1080p with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, German 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Stereo Surround and Japanese Stereo Surround. The discs also include English SDH, French, German, Japanese and Dutch subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada. 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

•Storm Front, Part I

•Storm Front, Part II

•Home

•Borderland

Special Features

•Deleted Scene on “Storm Front” (SD)

•Extended Scene and Script Gallery: Original Editing on “Home” (SD)

•Archival Mission Logs:

o Enterprise Moments: Season Four (SD)

Disc Two:

Episodes

•Cold Station 12

•The Augments

•The Forge

•Awakening

Special Features

•Episode Commentary by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Mike & Denise Okuda on “The Forge” – NEW!

•Text Commentary by Mike & Denise Okuda on “The Forge” (2005)

Disc Three:

Episodes

•Kir’Shara

•Daedalus

•Observer Effect

•Babel One

Special Features

•Episode Commentary by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Observer Effect” – NEW!

Disc Four:

Episodes

•United

•The Aenar

•Affliction

•Divergence

Special Features

•Episode Commentary by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and David Livingston on “United” – NEW!

•Deleted Scene on “The Aenar” (SD)

Disc Five:

Episodes

•Bound

•In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I

•In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II

•Demons

Special Features

•Episode Commentary by Mike Sussman and Tim Gaskill on “In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I” (2005)

•Episode Commentary by James L. Conway, Mike Sussman and Mike & Denise Okuda on “In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I” – NEW!

•Episode Commentary by Mike Sussman and Tim Gaskill on “In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II” (2005)

•Text Commentary by Mike & Denise Okuda on “In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II” (2005)

•Episode Commentary by Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating on “Demons”– NEW!

•Deleted Scene from “In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II” (SD)

•Archival Mission Logs:

o Inside the Mirror Episodes (SD)

Disc Six:

Episodes

•Terra Prime

•These Are The Voyages

Special Features

•Episode Commentary by Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating on “Terra Prime”– NEW!

•Episode Commentary by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Tim Gaskill “Terra Prime” (2005)

•Text Commentary by Mike & Denise Okuda “These Are The Voyages” (2005)

•Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise (HD) – NEW!

o Part One: New Voices

o Part Two: Memorable Voyages

o Part Three: Final Approach

o Part Four: End of an Era

•In Conversation – Writing Star Trek: Enterprise (HD) – NEW!

•Archival Mission Logs: (SD)

o Visual Effects Magic

o Links to the Legacy

o Enterprise Secrets

o That’s a Wrap!

o Enterprise Goes to the Dogs

o Westmore’s Aliens: Creating Dr. Phlox and Beyond

o Outtakes

o Photo Gallery

o NX-01 File 10

Comments

1. StevenPDX - April 1, 2014

I still maintain that Season 4 showed the potential this show had. So many great backstory arcs. I so wish we had at least one more season…

2. Son of Jello - April 1, 2014

1. StevenPDX

Your number one and you have set a fine example that I hope others will follow. :)…. I’m going back to my Ironing I just cant get those kinks out.

3. Son of Jello - April 1, 2014

Its April second where I live you bunch of fools. ;)..

4. Stephen Tabert - April 2, 2014

This is old news, trekcore put this info out back in January

5. TUP - April 2, 2014

Finally something worth talking about on this website.

6. Disinvited - April 2, 2014

#1. StevenPDX – April 1, 2014

Definitely showed the potential to be worth a season 5 go. I mean even LOST IN SPACE got a season 4 greenlight (It was Allen, himself, who scuttled it because CBS demanded budget cuts rightly or wrongly surmising that an established series that got new sets in season 3 could squeeze out a 4th without the need of anything new in sets and props. The full Jupiter II wasn’t cheap. And I mean LIS’ 4th could have easily taken place on a Giants’ planet; the first definitely started off in that direction.) There were glimmers prior that I would have joined in a campaign to get a 4th (which interestingly came to pass), but 4 shone bright enough to warrant receiving a renewal nod. Unfortunately, I saw the writing on Moonves’ wall and couldn’t think of anything that he’d respond to. Should have thought of nuts.

7. Kevin - April 2, 2014

@5 TUP — It’s not really new, I think some other sites talked about this a month or two ago, but I’m glad it’s being mentioned. I really like ENT S4 and can’t wait to complete my collection.

8. windelkin - April 2, 2014

Isn’t Manny Coto given credit for getting Enterprise on course in Season Four? So why is his name absent from these extras? Am I missing something?

9. Cygnus-X1 - April 2, 2014

1. StevenPDX – April 1, 2014

I still maintain that Season 4 showed the potential this show had. So many great backstory arcs. I so wish we had at least one more season…

Totally agree. The Aenar…the Andorians…the Vulcans…there was so much more to develop and explore in those cultures, not to mention the mysterious Section 31 (with and without Lt. Reed’s involvement). “The Forge” and “Awakening” two-parter were a clever and very effective use of the premise invented by DC Fontana for TAS ep.2 “Yesteryear” (the only TAS episode that I’d recommend to Trek fans).

As for the potential for a Season 5, I think that ship has sailed, at least with the cast of STE. However, I see no reason why the 22nd Century setting of STE couldn’t be rejoined…say, by the sister ship of the Enterprise…I think it was the USS Columbia (?) or some other contemporaneous (or slightly in the future) ship. The next Trek TV series—and hopefully there will be one and it will be run by a completely different set of people than those involved with the BR Trek movies—would be better set pre-Voyager than post-Voyager, IMO. Going farther into the future would involve ever increasingly fantastical technology and a time period too far removed from our present reality. 150 or 200 years into the future is plenty fantastical and plenty interesting, and there’s so much fertile ground there, given the backstories already set up over the course of TOS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager. It could be really awesome in the hands of the right show-runner.

10. Matt Wright - April 2, 2014

@ 4 — Yes they did, from an unknown early source, this is the official final press release.

@ 8 — Brannon Braga Tweeted a photo from the filming of the reunion a while back. It was explained that Manny Coto couldn’t make it because he’s the showrunner for the miniseries revival of 24 and was busy producing it.

11. Cygnus-X1 - April 2, 2014

P.S. And the possibility of a new Trek series being an internet series shown on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes or all three, is also worth considering.

12. TUP - April 2, 2014

Netflix maybe but lets not get carried away. I dont believe all the low budget fan movies do Star Trek any favours.

A new Trek series *should* be placed in the TOS or Pre-TOS era. Its hard though with the movies. I’d be fine with them doing a series set before (or leading up to and after) Nero’s arrival but Im not sure a studio would see it as something that would click.

its really a shame that Braga/Berman really dragged Trek into a ditch, beat it senseless and then shot in the head with Enterprise. I still find it nearly impossible to fathom that professional writers/producers could be so stupid with such a good premise.

13. Disinvited - April 2, 2014

#12. TUP – April 2, 2014

When they are crowd source funded they do. The data produced allows CBS to accurately frontload their marketing to the hardcore willing to pay highly profitable markups for official limited exclusive editions that a bargain-hunting mass market won’t.

14. Disinvited - April 2, 2014

#9. Cygnus-X1 – April 2, 2014

Actually, E already crossed over to an alternate universe and so many alternate timelines that I’ve lost count, so I can’t say that I could see Bad Robot getting the original cast and Coto together to play in their universe’s history as impossible. If it got them back on the air, I’d be satisfied.

15. Martin - April 2, 2014

As much as I would love a conclusion to both voyager and enterprise, it prob will never happen or appear on a tv a screen again.

But I would like an ongoing comic book series for voyager and enterprise.
Brannon braga did a great job with the ‘hive’ comic last year.

If I ever meet Brannon braga it might be worth mentioning.

16. Lt. Bailey - April 2, 2014

The series on a whole, had this potential if they started out with stories in season 4. There is so much history between when we landed on the moon to when Kirk (or Pike) took command of the Enterprise. All the seasons had great shows and some were bad but that can be said of TOS, TNG, DS9 & VOY too. I just wish they had a chance at 7 years like the others did.

17. TrekCore - April 2, 2014

@10 – Matt, our post back in January was the official final press release from CBS.

18. Calculon - April 2, 2014

It’s out in the UK in 2 weeks on 14th April, can’t wait, such a great season, although the finale can be completely ignored.

19. Khan was Framed! - April 2, 2014

Sad. Sad. Sad.

This was the best season of the series, in which they had arrived at the multiple part story arcs, serialized in 2-3 episodes each. it was a brilliant formula for Star Trek & made this feel like a season of movies.

The “Mirror” episodes being a masterpiece unto themselves.

I maintain Enterprise’s vast superiority to Voyager & still feel hat it deserves a Kickstarter funded Romulan War mini-series on Netflix, as a proper send off.

20. PEB - April 2, 2014

The ONE season of Enterprise I’ve been looking forward to and can watch from beginning to end happily. Dont get me wrong, I like episodes from previous seasons but they really were doing it well in this season.

21. Shannon Nutt - April 2, 2014

Probably the worst of the four seasons (budget had been cut, so there were a ton of bottle shows), but it should actually look the best on Blu-ray, as they shot digitally in Season 4 (no longer on film).

22. Mikey1091 - April 2, 2014

Awesome! Now how about CBS/Paramount approve Season 5 for production? Yeah, I know, it’s highly improbable that’ll see the light of day, but one can still dream, LOL!

23. Dan Dilworth - April 2, 2014

#21: The worst of the four seasons?? Are you serious?? It’s the ONLY season of Enterprise that was brilliant!

24. Dan Dilworth - April 2, 2014

As for season 5, that ship has sailed. There is no way Paramount/CBS will ever revisit this series. It’ll never happen.

25. Jack - April 2, 2014

I’m asking honestly — is Trek too expensive to produce for Netflix? Moreover, would it get watched / would folks join just to watch it?

26. Ahmed - April 2, 2014

@ 22. Mikey1091 – April 2, 2014

“Awesome! Now how about CBS/Paramount approve Season 5 for production? Yeah, I know, it’s highly improbable that’ll see the light of day, but one can still dream, LOL!”

I highly doubt that ever happening, but again Fox & NBC are bringing back “24” & ‘Heroes”, so who knows ?

I would love to see a new series set post Nemesis . We already seen the TOS era in TV series, movies & fan films, it is time to leave that era behind & move a 100 years or so after Nemesis.

27. Luke Forrester - April 2, 2014

Think Enterprise’s biggest let down was at it’s best, it was only ever good. Even with the mostly mediocre “Voyager” there are a few episodes of brilliance you can point to that hold up with some of the best episodes of the entire franchise. Not so with Enterprise. Enterprise’s most memorable episode is an episode where they are acting totally unlike the “real” characters.

28. Disinvited - April 2, 2014

#19. Khan was Framed! – April 2, 2014

I agree. The writing got so bad on VOY I couldn’t stand to hear the unfortunate actors, that had to speak the lines, torture their lips so I’d mute the sound and switch on the closed captions. I loved VOY’s cast and their characterizations but the direction the writing went…oh the humanity.

#25. Luke Forrester – April 2, 2014

Sorry, but I have to disagree about “THESE ARE THE VOYAGE(R)S”. The only reason that episode, where they totally acted like unreal versions of themselves, was “memorable” was because it was offensive on so many levels in usurping the show and its narrative to “honor” it by squeezing out another ersatz episode of TNG.

For the life of me I’ll never understand what valid metric CBS used [other than possibly made up marketing hype] to declare it a “fan favorite”.

29. Bakulette - April 2, 2014

By ‘before her time’ they clearly meant ‘long overdue’ or ‘not a moment too soon’.

Unless they’re referring to some vastly more interesting Enterprise than the one depicted on this show.

30. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

13. Disinvited – April 2, 2014

#12. TUP – April 2, 2014

When they are crowd source funded they do. The data produced allows CBS to accurately frontload their marketing to the hardcore willing to pay highly profitable markups for official limited exclusive editions that a bargain-hunting mass market won’t.

Good point.

31. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

25. Jack – April 2, 2014

I’m asking honestly — is Trek too expensive to produce for Netflix? Moreover, would it get watched / would folks join just to watch it?

Some folks would join just to watch it, but look at how long all of the Trek series and movies have been streaming on Netflix. Clearly they’re getting watched a lot, which means there’s already substantial demand on Netflix for Trek. If they premiered a brand new, never-before-seen series, there’s every reason to think that it would attract a high viewership if it was at least as good as the previous 5 Trek series.

Regarding the cost of producing a new Trek series on Netflix, consider the best of the fan/unofficial Trek episodes. Take STC’s latest offering, Lolani. How much did that cost to make? Whatever “a shoestring budget” is. I’m guessing tens of thousands of dollars. And Lolani, even by modest estimation, you’d have to say is really not far from being franchise-caliber. Granted they’re saving money by doing a bottle episode without highly paid actors, but still—It shows how far you can go, and how good you can get, on a tiny budget. And it’s only their second attempt. Ep.3 might be even better. Phase 2’s “World Enough and Time” might serve as another example to illustrate the point. If Axanar turns out well, it’ll be the best example yet because it’s being made with the sort of professional actors that you’d love to have in a franchise Trek series. Sure, they’re probably doing it for less money than they’d want for a contract to do a franchise series, but you get the point.

Expensive special effects can look great and help transport you to the fantasy world of the series, but there are ways to cut costs while still doing good quality shows. If you start with good writing, you’re 80% of the way there, given a decent production company and normal costs. If you’re making a 15 episode Trek series for Netflix, maybe you do 10 bottle episodes, interspersed with the other-worldly episodes that you splurge on. You have a seasonal arc linking them all together such that the bottle episodes serve certain purposes of the seasonal arc. The bottle episodes do the job of setting up the drama which then culminates in the expensive action scenes of he other 5 episodes. Or, something along those lines. You get the idea.

32. VulcanCafe - April 3, 2014

I strongly suspect that the next television incarnation of Star Trek will be a reboot of The Next Generation somehow. Either recast, or with some clever plotting ala Trek 2009.

Reasons:
No one outside of the nerd-sphere (myself included within) knows anything about DS9, Voyager, or Enterprise. So those are excluded from consideration. (I like the nerd-sphere I’m in, just saying…)
TNG was a pop culture phenom and a wide audience is familiar with its captain, its ship, and its basic crew.
TNG is about 25-30 years old, just old enough to be in hazy memory so the general audience won’t pick apart inconsistencies.
A new television TNG won’t trample on the new Star Trek movie series which can continue in perpetuity.

I’m guessing that somewhere within CBS there is an executive just waiting to relaunch this time sometime in the near future. It would drive sales of the older series, it would bring even higher profile to the movies, and could be sold in multiple countries now that Star Trek has been more firmly established in more places through the newest movies.

Thoughts?

33. jerr - April 3, 2014

that’s funny.. Manny Coto couldn’t be there for the extras filming because he has a JOB ;-P

34. Luke Forrester - April 3, 2014

#28, I was actually referring to the Mirror Universe episodes when I said an episode where they act totally unlike the “real” characters.

35. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#32. jerr – April 3, 2014

j/k That or convenient excuse because they only wanted to assemble a party of the suspects in one room before they revealed the murderer.

#33. Luke Forrester – April 3, 2014

Surely, you can understand my confusion and that Paramount is in for a world of hurt if this concept of thinking of alternate universe Trek characters being “unreal” versions catches on. And I still assert that those holodeck created versions of the “real” characters were the most unreal even when I temporarily toy with your notion which I otherwise categorically reject.

36. Lore - April 3, 2014

@ VulcanCafe: I don’t think we will see a TV series of any kind until JJ Abrams is finished with his movies. It will be interesting to see if there is a fourth movie. If not, then I think a TV series might be a possibility. The market was saturated with Star Trek once, that mistake won’t be repeated in our lifetimes.

37. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

32. VulcanCafe – April 3, 2014

No one outside of the nerd-sphere (myself included within) knows anything about DS9, Voyager, or Enterprise.

This makes me curious about the ratings for those series.

I would assume that VOY and ENT would not have been greenlighted if ratings for DS9 had not been sufficiently high, though I do get the same impression as you in talking to people whom I would take as mainstream audience members—TNG did seem to have a broader appeal than DS9, not surprisingly. VOY is generally regarded by Trekkies and casual fans as being lower caliber than TNG. And ENT…well, we all know what happened there. If anybody knows a site that compares the ratings across these 4 series, please link me.

38. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

36. Lore – April 3, 2014

I don’t think we will see a TV series of any kind until JJ Abrams is finished with his movies. It will be interesting to see if there is a fourth movie. If not, then I think a TV series might be a possibility. The market was saturated with Star Trek once, that mistake won’t be repeated in our lifetimes.

Interesting point. Someone got too greedy back in mid-90s when they came up with the idea of running two Trek series contemporaneously. I’m guessing it was Berman’s bright idea, which Paramount thought would be profitable.

39. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#36. Lore – April 3, 2014

You may be right. But if it comes thus to pass, it’ll be another case of CBS which is the old Paramount bumstumbling right past reaping significantly more profits from Trek. Les has said he doesn’t like Trek because he doesn’t understand it as entertainment and because that makes him feel he can’t make money from it. Well crowd source funding efforts stands to provide him with the information to precisely do just that. He needs to open his eyes to these opportunities if both he and new Paramount want to maximize the blockbusting profits of “the franchise”.

40. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#38. Cygnus-X1 – April 3, 2014

The idea of two (or more) wasn’t bad. Running with it in an information vacuum, was. What they did was the equivalent of throwing bowls of spaghetti at the wall and hoping that at least one of them would stick.

41. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#38. Cygnus-X1 – April 3, 2014

The result was old Paramount was always chasing the waves and not riding them, and THAT was what was bad.

42. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#37. Cygnus-X1 – April 3, 2014

Hmmm…I believe it has been my experience that DS9 appealed more to those in the demographic that are traditionally regarded as “disenfranchised” than the sought after young white male with disposable income one.

I also believe that those that liked their Trek written well and with polish also seemed to be very admiring of it.

About the only faction that I can recall being totally ignorant of it were those who regarded it (apparently to some degree rightly so) as Paramount ripping off JMS’ BABYLON 5 and not worthy of being checked out? In fact, that may be the reason the mass market seems so ignorant of it because of the confusion in their minds between the two. They may be aware of DS9 but confuse it with BABYLON 5 or confabulate the two names as, DEEP SPACE 5, BABYLON 9, BABYLON SPACE 5, ETC.

43. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

40. Disinvited – April 3, 2014

#38. Cygnus-X1 – April 3, 2014. The idea of two (or more) wasn’t bad. Running with it in an information vacuum, was.

What do you mean, they didn’t promote/advertise VOY enough?

Another problem with VOY was that it seemed to have gotten the B-team in terms of writing. The stories were half-baked as a matter of course. Ron Moore quit because they didn’t want to do his darker version, which he wound up developing into his BSG reboot. And VOY did seem to have grown formulaic. VOY was when the technological solutions and technobabble jumped the shark. Maybe they could still have done a really great Trek series contemporaneously with DS9 if they’d had the writing talent…I’m not sure…the issue of the writing and the Trek-fatigue seem to blend such that I can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.

44. Cygnus-X1 - April 3, 2014

42. Disinvited – April 3, 2014

I believe it has been my experience that DS9 appealed more to those in the demographic that are traditionally regarded as “disenfranchised” than the sought after young white male with disposable income one.

I hadn’t noticed that, but it’s possible. I suppose it could be because DS9 had regular characters who were oddballs and disenfranchised. The TNG cast were all high achievers who didn’t seem to have much trouble doing the right thing morally. DS9 had Quark—a shyster bartender, Odo—a freakish alien who grew up culturally isolated, Kira—a former insurrectionist/refugee from a conquered world, Dax—a sort of multiple-personality, sexually ambiguous alien, Cisco—the hero of the series arc, a single parent living with the loss of his wife…the only high achiever types were Worf and Bashir, and it’s revealed later in the series that the latter was genetically engineered. Even Martok was missing an eye.

What I noticed most about the DS9 lovers back in the day was that they tended to be avid readers. For whatever reason, fans of printed fiction really took a shine to DS9. Maybe because DS9 focused much more on interpersonal melodrama than TNG had…maybe because DS9 was more deliberately paced. Action scenes were rare interruptions in the space opera.

They may be aware of DS9 but confuse it with BABYLON 5 or confabulate the two names as, DEEP SPACE 5, BABYLON 9, BABYLON SPACE 5, ETC.

Also possible. Though I got used to it and like it now, I thought “Deep Space 9″ was a poor name for the series when it was launched, largely because of the similarity in name to Babylon 5.

45. Disinvited - April 3, 2014

#43. Cygnus-X1 – April 3, 2014

No, I mean, NBC, GULF-WESTERN, and Paramount didn’t understand the phenomenon of what Trek’s popularity actually was and how to capitalize on it for maximum possible returns.

Example: NBC had ratings data when Trek 1st aired but they hadn’t a clue that it was pulling in a desirable demographic that they could have sold to advertisers in a manner far superior to what they ended up doing.

46. Lore - April 3, 2014

42. Disinvited – April 3, 2014
I remember back when DS9 began. That was back in the day when a show was a big deal if it got a Mad Magazine Satire. The DS9 satire made fun of the Babylon 5 mix up. So some people saw it from the beginning.

47. Kevin - April 3, 2014

Trekcore has the TNG S6/Chain of Command press release from CBS.

http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/04/star-trek-tng-season-6-chain-of-command-blu-rays-full-breakdown/

48. Disinvited - April 4, 2014

#46. Lore – April 3, 2014

Exactly my point, and for the record, I was one of them.

49. Adam Bomb 1701 - April 4, 2014

A Season 5 of “Star Trek Enterprise” is probably a pipe dream. Scott Bakula has moved on. He appeared on “NCIS – Los Angeles” a few weeks back. That was probably a back-door pilot for a spinoff, “NCIS – New Orleans”. It seems that CBS wants to exploit the “NCIS” brand like it did the “CSI” brand.
I wouldn’t buy the whole season 4, but I’d at least like a stand-alone Blu-Ray of “In A Mirror Darkly”. With those commentary and text tracks, and extras noted above.

50. Lore - April 4, 2014

I hope Scott Bakula gets another series. I think when Shatner interviewed him for “The Captains” he mentioned that he lost most of his “Quantum Leap” money in a divorce. Then Enterprise got cancelled early. He deserves a break. He’s given us some great performances over the years.

51. Ahmed - April 4, 2014

@ 50. Lore – April 4, 2014

“I hope Scott Bakula gets another series.”

Bakula is the lead in a new NCIS spinoff series “NCIS: New Orleans”

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‘NCIS’ ratings solid for Scott Bakula spin-off debut

CBS gave NCIS fans a first look at its Louisiana-based-based spin-off Tuesday night. The Nielsen ratings show a small rise — up 4 percent — for part 1 of the implanted spin-off, which stars Scott Bakula leading a new crew of crime solvers. That’s good news for CBS. (It’s always disheartening when ratings go down when previewing a backdoor pilot.)

The network will almost certainly look at fan reaction and next week’s numbers before deciding whether to move forward with a full series order .

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/26/ncis-ratings-episode/

52. Tom Vinelli - April 5, 2014

I loved Enterprize ,however the best course of action is to come up with a new series in the future with a new cast . Stay away from any reboots, it just doesn’t work.

53. Disinvited - April 5, 2014

#52. Tom Vinelli – April 5, 2014

That is not self-evident in that both Paramounts rebooted the first series as movies, and as TNG the series had ended old Paramount was definitely reviving if not outright rebooting THAT as motion pictures.

I’ll even go as far as to say the 2009 movie might not technically have been (However having Prime Spock as the major instigator of the whole thing attempting to help the Romulans technically made it a TNG spin-off.) a reboot of any Trek, But STID definitely crossed over into a reboot when it cribbed from the second first Trek based movie.

And as VOY and DS9 played in the same TNG universe and its time frame – even crossed over characters – they were definitely a reviving of the TNG Federation, at least.

ENTERPRISE was the only Trek that had a clean break from all the Trek the had been expositioned in public before. It supposedly shared the back history but none of that had made it to film until E so committed it, And while I found E enjoyable in that it was a big relief from the poor writing of VOY, it was far from perfect and I can see why others might hold it as an example that taking a big jump away from previous Trek doesn’t work.

And that must have been the lesson new Paramount took from it, else how do you explain their taking two films to essentially accomplish just that?

54. Cygnus-X1 - April 5, 2014

53. Disinvited – April 5, 2014

ENTERPRISE was the only Trek that had a clean break from all the Trek the had been expositioned in public before. It supposedly shared the back history but none of that had made it to film until E so committed it, And while I found E enjoyable in that it was a big relief from the poor writing of VOY, it was far from perfect and I can see why others might hold it as an example that taking a big jump away from previous Trek doesn’t work.

It’s an interesting question just how much of STE’s failure was due to its break from Trek, how much was due to Scott Bakula as the lead actor not quite knowing how to play the role of Archer, and how much was due to lackluster writing and showrunning during the first two seasons (For me, Season 3 was a big improvement over Seasons 1 & 2, and I’ve really enjoyed repeat viewings of the entirety of Season 3, though I realize that for many people STE didn’t really get good until Season 4).

The break from Trek was pretty complete with from the outset of Season 1. “Star Trek” wasn’t even in the title of the show, and everything from the theme song (with singing) and the look of the show (widescreen on film) was different. I guess faith of the heart wasn’t enough to carry the show through 7 seasons, though. bada-bing.

55. Matt Wright - April 6, 2014

Just got my review copy of S4, it looks great, much sharper than previous seasons.

56. Lore - April 8, 2014

Go back to season 1. An episode is dedicated to the crew finding out what Malcolm’s favorite food is, so Captain Archer can serve him his favorite pie on his birthday. I thought the two of them were going to make love as the credits rolled.

Can you imagine Kirk, Picard, Janeway, or Sisco being written this way. Its like they wanted the show to fail.

57. Disinvited - April 8, 2014

#54. Cygnus-X1 – April 5, 2014

I’m with you about seasons 3 & 4. I think I enjoyed season 4 more, possibly due to Braga’s reduced involvement; although that lion did rear his head and managed to mar it for me.

58. Disinvited - April 8, 2014

#56. Lore – April 8, 2014

Oh come on, it was a vastly smaller crew in a smaller ship. WWII submarine crews tended to form close-knit groups – families if you want to borrow the notion from the recent movie.

What irked you is akin to complaining that an episode of THE WALTONS featured characters trying to make John-boy’s birthday special.

59. Lore - April 8, 2014

Thats the point. This isnt the Waltons. Its supposed to be Star Trek. It was a wasted charactor developement. Obviously these were cliche characters with nothing but campy writing to back them up. Season 3 is Star Trek. Prior to that, I think you got it right. It was The Waltons in space.

good night Tripp
night captim Archer

good night Malcolm
your hogging the cover sir

good night T’Pol
…………………
Humans…….

60. Cygnus-X1 - April 8, 2014

59. Lore – April 8, 2014

LOL.

61. Damian - April 15, 2014

38–Actually, after TNG ended, Berman had wanted to run DS9 on its own for a few seasons.

Paramount insisted on a new Star Trek show for it’s new UPN network. Basically they told him either he do it or they’ll find someone else to take over.

62. Keachick (Rose) - April 15, 2014

Lore – Lighten up. No, it is not the Waltons but who says that Star Trek can’t have a Waltons moment? It has always been allowed to have an armada battle moment, actually more than a moment, so why not another kind of moment?

Who knows what’s out in those stars? Just as there could be some horrid, scary stuff, there may also be some beautiful, god forbid even cheesy, things, but none of you would have any Enterprise and its crew share those kinds of experiences, only the “real, gritty” bs.

Need CHEESE!

63. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2014

ANYBODY KNOW?

On a semi-related topic … They air the remastered Star Trek series here in LA on a local over the air station — may be nationally syndicated: “ME TV”. But it’s still being broadcast in SD (in fact that whole channel is SD). I recall when they first released it, they were broadcasting it only in SD as well (presumably so as not to compete with BluRay sales, and to cut syndication costs by maintaing the widest possible compatibility?). Has anyone ever seen TOSR broadcast in HD in the US?

64. Disinvited - April 16, 2014

#63. Curious Cadet – April 16, 2014

Actually, as I recall, KDOC’s higher than SD resolution but not necessarily (They kept changing it to squeeze in more sub-channels but if you were lucky you’d catch some of the eps at 1080i) the highest possible at the time main channel, 56-1, showed the remastered eps as they came out, then they switched to TNG as they activated 56-3 ME TV where ToS is now SD only.

Sorry to hear you apparently missed its original, superior to 56-3, 56-1 run.

65. Lore - April 16, 2014

@ 62. Keachick (Rose)

I’m Light, I’m Light! I bought Enterprise on DVD preorder at full retail price. I watched these episodes in order and more than once.

There a saying they have about men at war that I think applies. A soldier has the right to bitch. Meaning that if your in middle of war you have the right to complain. This is a right I think most of us Trek fans cling to whether we know it or not.

I just hate that Enterprise was prematurely cancelled. It leads one to want to point fingers for blame. I stand by my criticism though. As one might criticize a child for bringing home a C grade when you know if they had tried a B+ was inside them, had they only put forth the effort.

66. Disinvited - April 16, 2014

#65. Lore – April 16, 2014

You bought season 1 on DVD for full price? I bow to a member of the 4% elites.

I agree that E was prematurely cancelled. It deserved as much a chance as VOYAGER. However, I consoled myself that ToS never got a 4th.

What sticks in my craw is that the last episode was deemed a respectful and appropriate send-off when, instead, it held a glaring light onto why the guy in charge was struggling to manage it: he viewed it as an extension of his TNG, which it wasn’t.

Also, if, as it turned out, ENTERPRISE was to be the closing of Trek produced for TV, why only go back to TNG to mark this? If the logic was sound, which is arguable, why shouldn’t it have been a ToS setting with its characters reflecting on Archer and his career?

67. Lore - April 16, 2014

@66 Disinvited

I bought all the series on DVD when first released at full retail. The DVD’s didn’t drop in price for quite some time. So I have over three Large invested in my Star Trek DVD’s. That is why I am reluctant to go for the Blu Ray sets right now.

The Enterprise finale was a giant middle finger at the fans in my opinion. Its like, you fans didn’t support the show strongly enough, so here is your medicine. It wasn’t fair to the fans, and certainly not the cast. I would have preferred no finale, just a regular last episode compared to what we got.

68. Keachick (Rose) - April 16, 2014

What are you talking about? The fact is that, despite the “Waltons” moments in the first season, the series got the go ahead to have three more seasons made.

What war?

Good grief.

69. Lore - April 16, 2014

you missed the point entirely.

70. Curious Cadet - April 16, 2014

@64. Disinvited,
“Sorry to hear you apparently missed its original, superior to 56-3, 56-1 run.”

I don’t believe it ever aired in HD originally. KDOC may have been broadcasting in 1080i, however, I am all but certain that CBS did not syndicated it in HD, but rather SD which would have been up-resed to 1080i, not native.

71. Disinvited - April 17, 2014

#70. Curious Cadet – April 16, 2014

The answer was right here at TrekMovie:

“Remastered in HD, but not available in HD?
One of the areas of confusion lately is regarding the availability to see the show in HDTV. TrekMovie.com was told that some stations would be carrying the show in HD, but since that time no listings (including on digital HD stations) seem to be in HD. When asked about this Nogawksi said that all the remastered episodes are ‘available’ in HD format, however there are issues regarding affiliates abilities to store the show in HD so for now it is being distributed in SD. He went on to say that as time went on they would try and work with affiliates who wanted to show Star Trek Remastered in HD. So it appears for the time being that the only place to see Star Trek Remastered in HD is at CBS Paramount headquarters.”

I can add that however KDOC was airing it on 56-1 it looks worse on 56-3. Their ME-TV sub channel must be undergoing some serious compression. I know ME-TV, itself, employs time compression liberally.

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