After much pre-release hoopla, we have our review copy of the Blu-ray of J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness. In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Read on for our review of the Blu-ray release.
Creature creator Neville Page has posted new design work from Into Darkness with alternate Klingon looks. Web comic Motion Pictures! has been exploring STID over the last number of weeks, concluding this week. Forbes says Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the worst marketed movies of the summer. We also have a list of which retailers will have exclusives with their Into Darkness Blu-ray copies.
When the details of the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray discs were released last month, there was a big fan outcry wondering what happened to a fully loaded version with extras, like we got with Star Trek (2009)? The DVD version fared even worse, being a totally barebones release. Friend of TrekMovie, Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits, has that answer. It turns out that a plethora of bonus features do exist… it’s just that Paramount doesn’t want them all in one place. They are being used for retailer and digital download vendor exclusives. UPDATED 9/2/2013 with even more details thanks to TrekCore’s diligence.
With the physical disc release of Star Trek Into Darkness only a few weeks away (September 10th in the US) and the digital download version available now, Paramount has sent out a clip of the “making of” feature included on the Blu-ray editions of the movie. Paramount has also shared exclusive production art from production designer Scott Chambliss with comingsoon.net and Yahoo! Movies. The art has a code you can enter to win a trip to the performance of the music from Into Darkness live in London. Also, the guys at Screen Junkies have released their Honest Trailers edit of the Into Darkness trailer.
Conventional Trekker wisdom says that Enterprise didn’t get good until Season 3, but as I looked over Season 2’s episodes I was a little bit surprised to see how many episodes I looked forward to revisiting. There are some very good episodes nestled throughout Season 2, though the less said about “Precious Cargo”, the better. As Scott Bakula says in the cast reunion feature on the set, about half-way through season 2 things changed for the better. I’m inclined to agree. Read on for the full review of Enterprise Season 2 on Blu-ray!
Season 4 is the start of the well oiled machine that we knew as TNG, coming off the success of Season 3 and the attention of using the cliffhanger format for “The Best of Both Worlds”, Season 4 is the first season to have all of the production staff that would be there through the series end. Season 4 contains a lot of fan favorites such as Family, Brothers, Data’s Day, The Wounded, The Drumhead, Qpid, and Redemption. Read on to see how the season looks remastered and details of the new bonus features.
Along with the boxed set of Season 4, the single disc release of the two-part cliffhanger “Redemption” is also available starting today in the US. Like The Best of Both Worlds that was released with Season 3, both parts have been edited together to make one 90-minute TV movie.
To coincide with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray, CBS and Paramount have teamed up to offer a new “best of” TOS Blu-ray disc release available the same day as the Blu-ray release of Star Trek Into Darkness, September 10. This includes various “prime universe” episodes that are related to the characters or themes of Into Darkness in some way. It naturally includes “Space Seed” for the introduction of Khan and “The Cage” for a look at Pike as captain, and more. There is a little bit of new content on this disc, there are new video introductions recorded by Rod Roddenberry. Plus an announcement of new TOS DVD packaging.
The dates for the U.S. home video release of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness have been announced. It comes earlier than expected. Paramount is also trying something other studios have been toying with in the last year or so by offering an earlier release date of August 20, 2013 for the digital download version, compared to the physical disc releases that come a few weeks later on September 10 , 2013. UPDATE: Official cover art has been released
A welcome unannounced gift appeared on CBS Home Entertainment’s YouTube channel last week in the form of a Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 trailer for the remastered Blu-ray edition. After the break we’ve also got the trailer for the imminent releases of the TNG Season 4 set and the single-disc edition of the Season 4/5 cliffhanger Redemption along with full details on the July releases. Plus the Enterprise Season 2 trailer!
The official announcement has been made of the second season of Enterprise in high definition on Blu-ray. The clear standout of the set looks to be “In Conversation: The First Crew” where the Roger Lay Jr. the producer of the Enterprise sets has managed to get the main cast together for a chat. If this is anything like the great conversational interviews done for TNG and ENT Season 1 we should be in for a treat! Click on for full disc-by-disc details from the press release.
UPDATED: Is it too early to start talking about the Blu-ray for Star Trek Into Darkness? Well Amazon and Best Buy don’t think so and both are offering special promotions for pre-ordering the Into Darkness Blu-ray/DVD combo pack bundle. More details below.
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.
One of the cool special features on the Season 3 Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray (out next week) is an "Inside The Writers Room" chat with Ron Moore, Brannon Braga, Naren Shankar and Rene Echevarria – moderated by Family Guy creator (and huge Trek fan) Seth MacFarlane.
UPDATED: Today CBS released two new promos for their April 30th releases of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the two-part episode "Best of Both Worlds" on Blu-ray. Watch those below plus catch up on all the details for both releases and the "Best of Both Worlds" theater event on April 25th.
Last week Star Trek Enterprise executive producer Brannon Braga brought up the idea of show being resurrected by Netflix. Now Scott Bakula is commenting on the possibility of a reunion. Find out what he had to say below, plus check out Doug Drexler’s campaign to get Enterprise season 5 on Netflix.
The first season of Star Trek: Enterprise finally arrives on Blu-ray. Enterprise was the only Trek show to be broadcast in HD but is the third to get the Blu-ray home video treatment. Find out how it turned out in the TrekMovie review below.
It has been a long wait but Star Trek: The Next Generation is finally on iTunes. The first season was added today – in HD. More details on that, plus a round-up of all the Star Trek: TNG and Enterprise home video Blu-ray release info for March and April.
This evening CBS has now released the full details on their April Blu-ray releases. We have all the disc-by-disc specifics for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 and the special stand-alone ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ Blu-ray sets. In addition we have high res box art, trailers and a demo of the special ‘Best of Both Worlds’ fold-out packaging along with all the pre-order links.
CBS has released a couple of new trailers for their upcoming Blu-ray releases. See below for preview of the Star Trek Enterprise Season 1 and the stand-alone ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ release. [UPDATED w/ BTS featurette clip]
April is going to be a big month for Star Trek on Blu-ray. First up is season three of Star Trek: The Next Generation coming on April 30th, along with a special stand-alone release of the two-part episode “Best of Both Worlds” on the same day. In addition on the same day Paramount is releasing a number of Star Trek feature films that were previously only available in box sets. And finally “Best of Both Worlds” is also getting a theatrical release. Get all the details below.
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]
We have another interview with TNG stars promoting the new Season 2 Blu-ray set. This time it is LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes appearing on G4’s Attack of the Show where Frakes gives the backstory on his S2 beard and Burton talks about moving to engineering. Watch that below, plus another clip from AOTS with Goerge Takei talking about appearing in Archie comics..
Season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation was released on Blu-ray yesterday and the set includes an extended version of "Measure of a Man," one of Trek’s most memorable episodes. In a new interview Sir Patrick Stewart talks about how that is one of the few early TNG episodes he can even remember. He also talks about show’s attempts at romance with Picard. Excerpts below.
In addition to all the news about Star Trek Into Darkness there is some new merchandise news to report. First a reminder that today some new items have been released today, plus some new cool items have just been announced including new retro posters and a new Seven of Nine statue. There is also a brand new Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray promo.
On Thursday night Star Trek fans across the United States attended the Next Generation Second Season Blu-Ray Event. While watching the initial appearance of the Borg on the big screen was a neat experience, the real treat of the evening was seeing, for the first time, the expanded edition of the classic TNG episode "The Measure of a Man". The evening’s highlights follow the cut..
CBS has released an updated preview trailer for the second season release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray. The preview shows off the remastering work along with a peek at a deleted scene from The Measure of a Man, and some of the other special features. It is also viewable up to 1080 HD. Check it out below. [UPDATE: Added new TV commercial]
While CBS still hasn’t come out and issued a press release confirming that the most recent Star Trek series is on it’s way to Blu-ray, today the official Trek site confirmed Star Trek Enterprise is on the way in 2013. Not only that, but they are asking fans to help choose box. More details below.
As we reported previously the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation arrives on Blu-ray in December. CBS has provided TrekMovie with an exclusive image from the upcoming set, showing amazing details for the USS Enterprise D in the episode “Time Squared.” Check it out below.
This afternoon CBS provided TrekMovie with the offical details on their upcoming release of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, due out December 4th in the USA. See below for full disc-by-disc details.