TNG Season 5 Blu-ray trailer is up along with other Trek Blu-ray release previews

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!

While no release date has been given, Season 5 is expected in time for the holidays later this year and CBS quietly put up a sneak peek of what is often considered The Next Generation’s best season.

TNG Season 5 Blu-ray preview


TNG Season 4 Blu-ray preview

The “Redemption” disc features both parts of the cliffhanger edited together as one continuous 90 minute movie (as CBS did for “The Best of Both Worlds” when Season 3 was released).

TNG Redemption Blu-ray preview

As we reported last month, Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2 is due out in late-August, CBS now has a trailer available.

Enterprise Season 2 preview


Full Season 4 and Redemption disc details:




Packed With Exclusive Special Features Including Cast And Crew Interviews, Audio Commentaries And More

Available July 30, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 14, 2013) – The epic sci-fi adventure continues as the latest high-definition collections of the celebrated series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY (including Ultraviolet™ download or stream) arrive July 30 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Featuring painstaking restorations of the beloved series’ episodes, both sets are also packed with must-see special features that delve into the inception and creation of some of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s most unforgettable moments.


From the season premiere – the epic conclusion of the two-part cliffhanger “The Best Of Both Worlds” – to its thrilling finale “Redemption” Part 1, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON is distinguished as one of the most favored amongst fans.

In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s biggest names including writers Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga, and director Rob Bowman, the collection also includes brand new special features exclusive to the release including never-before-released deleted scenes.  With “RELATIVITY: The Family Saga of Star Trek – The Next Generation,” fans will uncover special insight into particular challenges facing the production of the fourth season.  This multi-part documentary focuses on the series’ evolution after its critically acclaimed third season turned the show into a crossover hit, while also giving viewers a special look into the personal relationships and family bonds of the crew of the Enterprise with key episodes such as “Reunion” and “Brothers.”

Also, “In Conversation: The Art Department” special feature offers unprecedented insight into the creation of some of the series’ most iconic designs through interviews with production designer Herman Zimmerman, illustrator Doug Drexler, illustrator and technical consultant Rick Sternbach, scenic art supervisor Michael Okuda, scenic artist Denise Okuda and FX maestro Dan Curry, each revealing fascinating background into how the series cemented the look of the 24th century.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY features all 26 episodes of the fourth season, brilliantly remastered into stunning high-definition that continues to be hailed by critics including High-Def Digest, who called the third season Blu-ray release “an amazing, fan-pleasing product.” 



STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY, also featuring Ultraviolet download or stream, is a seamlessly edited, feature-length presentation of the classic two-part episode that served as the season four finale and season five premiere.  Penned by acclaimed sci-fi screenwriter Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), the thrilling episode follows Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn) as they fight to end a Klingon civil war.

Along with an extensive audio commentary from Moore and scenic artists/Star Trek consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY includes the exclusive documentary, “Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War.”  This newly produced special feature explores the Klingon mythology of Star Trek: The Next Generation and features all-new interviews with writer/producer Moore, who, in addition to “Redemption,” wrote some of the franchise’s most memorable Klingon storylines, and some of the actors who played the most renowned Klingon characters including Michael Dorn (Worf), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron) and Gwynyth Walsh (B’Etor).

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, German Mono, Castilian Mono, Italian Mono, and Japanese Mono.  The discs also include English SDH, and 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.  It will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One: Episodes

  • The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
  • Family
  • Brothers
  • Suddenly Human
  • Remember Me

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Four (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Bowman and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Brothers” – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

Disc Two:  Episodes

  • Legacy
  • Reunion
  • Future Imperfect
  • Final Mission
  • The Loss

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Selected Crew Analysis Year Four (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Reunion” – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

Disc Three:        Episodes

  • Data’s Day
  • The Wounded
  • Devil’s Due
  • Clues
  • First Contact

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: New Life and New Civilizations (SD)
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

Disc Four:        Episodes

  • Galaxy’s Child
  • Night Terrors
  • Identity Crisis
  • The Nth Degree
  • Qpid

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Chronicles from the Final Frontier (SD)
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

Disc Five:        Episodes

  • The Drumhead
  • Half a Life
  • The Host
  • The Mind’s Eye

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Four: Production (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Select Historical Data (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Inside the Star Trek Archives (SD)
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)

Disc Six:        Episodes

  • In Theory
  • Redemption, Part I

Special Features

  • In Conversation: The Star Trek TM Art Department (HD) – NEW!
  • RELATIVITY: The Family Saga of Star Trek – The Next Generation (HD) NEW!
  •             Part 1: Homecoming
  •             Part 2: Posterity
  • Gag Reel (HD) – NEW!
  • Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW!
    • The Best Of Both Worlds, Part II
    • Family
    • Brothers
    • Final Mission
    • The Wounded
    • Galaxy’s Child
    • Qpid
    • The Host
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, German Mono, French Mono and Japanese Mono.  The collection also includes English SDH, German, French and Japanese 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 $28.28 U.S. and $32.00 Canada.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:

  • Redemption (Parts 1 and 2)

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda – NEW!
  • Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War (HD) – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Part 1
    • Part 2


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And they will all be mine. :-)

Season 5 is widely considered the best? I really love it personally, but these days I’m always seeing talk about how much better 3, 4 and 6 are. Just something that took me back a bit. Have I been chilling with the wrong crowd or something?

(For the record, I don’t really have a favorite year; they’re all up-and-down but generally good from 3 onward to me.)

Yeah, I’ve never heard S5 being considered the best. 3 is the best IMO. 5 has a few filler episodes, and I can only think of one or two in 3 (“The Bonding” is awful, for example).

3, 4 & 5 for me.

Obviously different people take different things from each episode. The first time I saw The Bonding, I was still in the early days of remission after 12 months of chemo, and I had 2 small children. This episode so resonated with me that I made sure I had a copy of it so I could watch it with my kids, and attempt to use it as a tool to help them prepare them for the possibility that I wouldn’t always be around for them, no matter how much I wanted to be. Thankfully, both my children are now adults, and by the grace of God, I am still here.

@ Matt Wright – Yes they do, Matt. We’ve had the TNGS4 / Redemption press release up at TrekCore for almost 2 months now:

These Bluray renditions look stunning, very tempted

@2 – I personally think 3 and 4 are superior to 5, but they all shine compared to 6 and 7. Those two feel like the worst of Voyager, in the guise of TNG.

The only way s3 would have been better is if they’d spent all of it in the YESTERDAY’S Everse (lighitng on bridge is so much better there!)

Will there be a theatrical release from Fathom for season 5??

Same question from me–wondering when the next theater event is going to be.

#10&#11 – Trekcore posted that they will no longer be holding the theatrical events.

I hate aspect ratio. I thought when they put it on blue ray they were goin to correct it.

I like 2 partners being put together as a feature length presentation.
Good move by paramount.

> I hate aspect ratio. I thought when they put it on blue ray they were goin to correct it.

This 4:3 aspect ratio was addressed by the CBS crew many times already. The show simply can not be ‘corrected’ for several reasons.

Watch this:

Jump to the 9 minute and 50 second mark.

In addition to what I mentioned above, there is really nothing to ‘correct’ about the Next Gen 4:3 aspect ratio, that’s simply the way the show was made back then. It’s not wrong just because we have 16:9 today. :)

Exactly. Was about to say the same. There is nothing to correct. Whether you like the aspect ratio or not it is correct.

I don’t understand why ppl keep complaining about this. When we were dealing with pan&scan years ago… it was because we were missing a portion of the image. We wanted to see the whole thing. Why would we want to go back to missing parts of what was photographed.

Studios should always release in the original aspect ration. How hard is it to zoom in and crop to 16:9 on your TV? The press of a button. MPC and VLC also do this in one mouse click on a computer. In fact I watch a lot of old stuff like this to see detail and then return to the full aspect ratio when I want to see the whole image as photographed. How hard is this?

#15. New Horizon – July 10, 2013

I blame it on the lack of art education. If people spent a little time in art museums they’d get the concept that art comes in various non-uniform frame sizes – some purposefully with *shudder* black borders in oversized frames.

I’ve often pondered that maybe it’s just the blackness of the border that jars some so, as they are used to the whiteness of the theater screen? Not very hard electronically to make it white like a motion picture screen.

When Disney decided to promote SLEEPING BEAUTY on a television FM radio simulcast in the 50s, they didn’t like the top and bottom blackness introduced, either, in fitting their widescreen onto the aspect ratio of then. They filled the black space with artwork to make it look like taking place in a theater. I mention it because if the Disney artists of then thought it needed to be addressed, maybe there’s more to this phenomenon than I can fathom?

I have relatives that prefer to stretch old TV shows and non 16:9 widescreen movies rather than have black borders. I find the silly putty distortions as repugnant as they do the border.

#8 – Season Six had my two favorite episodes of “TNG” in it – “Relics” and “Tapestry”. ‘Nuff said.

Where’s TrekMovie been? This trailer has been available for 2 weeks now (June 28), whereas the reportedly “missing” breakdowns for the S4 and Redemption releases have been around for nearly 2 months (May 15). Trekmovie is really out of the loop lately…

Oooooh, Michael Dorn sounds bitter in that snippet. Kind of getting the feeling he’s not too hot on Crosby.

I almost want to buy this set just to know how the rest of that interview plays out.

#5 – That’s a nice story. I’m glad the episode worked for you, and you obviously had a personal connection to it. I didn’t. I skip it every time. There are lots of TNG episodes I skip when I rewatch, and about half of DS9.

I still watch every TOS episode, even “And the Children Shall Lead.” Weird, that.

But fortunately for all of us, we have the choice which episodes to love and which to ignore, and all in glorious HD.

I wish they would cut out the narrators attempt at humor. “even Wesley!!”

Plus, how about some music? to make it seem more adventurous?

About half of the cuts work, but the rest kind of fall flat. Normally I wouldn’t say anything, but the trailer for season 3 – with the visual punchline being Data laughing from Deja Q -in addition this Wesley bit leaves me feeling a bit patronized.

I just kind of “briefed” the comments – no Enterprise haters yet?

Fan of the franchise since 1974 and really hoping for that fifth season on NetFlix! (but not holding my breath, or should I?)


To quote Dr McCoy, ‘I wouldn’t.’

You know…Is there any way to do a spinoff with funding from a kickstarter campaign while avoiding lawsuits? We’ve waited way too long for another series. These rights issues suck. Get it going on kick starter! I would so chip in a few hundred bucks and so would millions of fans!

Well, I can see that fan interest in Enterprise continues to hover somewhere between zero and none.

The Howard Stern Show replayed an interview with Jolene Blalock this week. The interview took place in 2002. She was saying that she would never have worked any other Trek series. “Come on, do you think I would want to be on DS9”. She seemed to think that from an actors artistic point of view, that the previous Trek shows were inferior to Enterprise.

“Season 5 …is often considered The Next Generation’s best season.”

Really? I think Season 3 is considered the best, while seasons 4 and 5 are runners up. Remember Season 3 was a shot in the arm after a sleepy start to TNG – new wardrobes, set upgrades, lighting / photography improvements, not too mention amazing eps like “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Best of Both Worlds p1.”

Season 5 gave us the dreary season ender “Time’s Arrow” and the I think fans get all gooey about “The Inner Light” (good ep, but over-rated) and suddenly Season 5 is the best season, but it isn’t.

Here’s a review of season 3 on Blu ray, in case anyone is still considering buying it…

I want DS9 in the season 6 trailer, oh yeah!

Disappointed that feature-length Redemption won’t be coming to the UK.

Any one found out whether the US release is Region A locked, or Region Free?

@33. Yep. Dumb. These TV Movie editions have exclusive featurettes too. Watch them lock the region on this now, when every other Trek Blu ray is playable in the UK. I’ve noticed somebody over at Amazon UK is importing it and will report back. Will probably wait until after others have taken the risk. Thanks though.