The release date of Season 2 of Star Trek The Next Generation has been released to retailers, which means the word got ’round quickly to the Internet. The release date is now known to be December 4th in the U.S.A. Read on for the unconfirmed list of extras.
The 5-disc set will include all 22 second season episodes remastered in HD.
The highlight of the extras are “hybrid extended” and full HD extended versions of the episode The Measure of a Man recreated from original elements.
This includes an extended version of “The Measure of a Man,” widely regarded as one of the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes.
Lost first cut of episode reconstructed in high definition with extended scenes including new visual effects and audio mixes.
“Hybrid extended cut” using the high-definition version of the original television episode, plus rough VHS video of deleted scenes and different camera angles from that episode’s “lost” first cut.
Audio commentary on the extended The Measure of a Man with writer Melinda Snodgrass, director Robert Scheerer, and Mike Okuda.
Audio commentary on Q Who with TNG visual effects supervisor Dan Curry, director Rob Bowman, and Mike Okuda.
2 new HD featurettes
- Reunification: 25 Years After The Next Generation
- Making It So: Continuing The Next Generation.
5 Archival Mission Log featurettes (ported over from the DVD set)
- Departmental Briefing Year 2: Production
- Departmental Analysis Year 2: Memorable Missions
- Inside Starfleet Archives: Penny Juday – Star Trek Coordinator
- Mission Overview Year 2
- Selected Crew Analysis Year 2
As with Season 1, the original syndicated episode promos are included along with the rarely seen Season 2 gag reel
Remember that the list of extras is unconfirmed for now. The list is subject to change pending an official CBS announcement of the Season 2 disc contents.
Thanks to our friend Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits for the scoop!
In another bit of TNG on Blu-ray news, As we first reported on in July, the corrected discs for Season 1 (Discs 1, 3, 4 and 5) are now shipping to people who signed up for the new discs. The discs were held for a few extra weeks while the CBS Digital team fixed a few small visual effects oversights, most importantly, the missing phaser beam in Heart of Glory. Kudos to all involved that they stopped to correct all known errors both on the disc authoring side (audio issues) and in the episodes themselves with the missing VFX oversights due to CBS Digital’s intense schedule.
The fixed retail disc sets are starting to ship to retailers. The fixed versions can be identified by a yellow colored UPC barcode (instead of white), and a small TNG Starfleet logo has been added to the spine of the cardboard cover that comes around the plastic disc case.