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®: ENTERPRISE—THE 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:
Fight or Flight
Strange New World
Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director James L. Conway, visual effects producer Dan Curry and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) on “Broken Bow”—NEW!
Audio Commentary with Brannon Braga and Rick Berman on “Broken Bow”
Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “Broken Bow”
Deleted Scenes from “Broken Bow” (SD)
Deleted Scenes from “Fight or Flight” (SD)
In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga—NEW! (HD)
Archival Mission Log: Creating Enterprise (SD)
Archival Mission Log: O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula (SD)
Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 02 (SD)
Cast Introduction—NEW (SD)
Network Presentation—NEW (SD)
Syndication Presentation—NEW (SD)
The Andorian Incident
Breaking the Ice
Deleted Scene from “Unexpected” (SD)
Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “The Andorian Incident”
Archival Mission Log: Cast Impressions: Season 1 (SD)
Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Secrets (SD)
Audio commentary with writer/story editor André Bormanis and visual effects producer
Dan Curry on “Silent Enemy”—NEW!
Deleted Scene from “Sleeping Dogs” (SD)
Archival Mission Log: Star Trek Time Travel: Temporal Cold Wars and Beyond (SD)
Archival Mission Log: Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage (SD)
Shadows of P’Jem
Audio Commentary with writers/executive story editors Mike Sussman and Phyllis
Strong on “Shadows of P’Jem”—NEW!
Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director David
Livingston and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating
(Malcolm Reed) on “Shuttlepod One”—NEW!
Deleted Scene from “Shuttlepod One” (SD)
Archival Mission Log: Inside Shuttlepod One (SD)
Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 01 (SD)
Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 03 (SD)
Deleted Scenes from “Oasis” (SD)
Deleted Scenes from “Fallen Hero” (SD)
Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “Vox Sola”
Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Outtakes (SD)
On The Set —NEW (SD)
Two Days and Two Nights
Shockwave, Part 1
Deleted Scene from “Two Days and Two Nights” (SD)
Deleted Scenes from “Shockwave, Part 1” (SD)
Documentary: “To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise”—NEW! (HD)
– Part 1: Countdown
– Part 2: Boarding the NX-01
– Part 3: First Flight
- Archival Mission Log: Celebrating Star Trek® (SD)
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.
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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.”
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.
Rock on. Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.
The Enterprise cover is shit.
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.
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’.
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.
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?
My biggest hope is that you can easily bypass the theme music.
The BOBW “movie” cut sounds like a Fathom Theater Event waiting to happen. I would love to see it on the big screen!
I hate misspelling my own name.
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.
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.
Just release Enterprise Season 4 (minus the series finale) and that is all people need.
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? :)
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.
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!
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.
S3’s my favorite year. 4 was a close contender though and the more popular pick.
It looks like the cover to the movie Armageddon
They should have used the cover with the ship the fans voted on
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.
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.
Ah, I see what you mean now and I agree. :)
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).
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.
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.
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
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”.
Wow the ENT cover looks like shit. The heads and the rest of their bodies do not match. Awful photoshopping.
Liked this show a lot – it was more fun than most of the 24th century stuff.
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!
I wonder why they are also selling BOBW separately. Won’t that cut into sales of the Season set?
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.
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. :)
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!
@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.
#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.
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.
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.
# 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…. :-(
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.)
The new Enterprise cover art is much better than the originals.
That cover is terrible. The photoshopping is an absolute travesty.
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.
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.
signed by the the ENTIRE casT*
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.
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
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.
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.