‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1 Blu-Ray And DVD Pre-Order Available Now, Watch Trailer

As promised yesterday at Star Trek Las Vegas, you can now pre-order the first season of Star Trek: Discovery on Blu-ray and DVD in the USA and Canada, which will arrive on November 13th. There is still no release date available for those outside of USA/Canada.

Discovery Season 1 Home Video Trailer

Both the Blu-ray and the DVD sets come with four discs, and both include the same special features.

Blu-ray

The Blu-ray set is priced at $50.99 and you can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

DVD

The DVD set is priced at $41.99 and you can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

Special Features

Both sets include all fifteen episodes, along with deleted and extended scenes. Here is a breakdown of some of the special features available on both sets:

DISCOVERING DISCOVERY: THE CONCEPTS AND CASTING OF STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – Interviews with producers, writers, and stars of Star Trek: Discovery about casting the show’s debut season.

THE STAR TREK THEME – A discussion with executive producer Alex Kurtzman and composer Jeff Russo about creating the Discovery theme and score for the show.

CREATURE COMFORTS  A behind-the-scenes look at the makeup and prosthetics department as they both modernized well-known Star Trek species like the Klingons, Vulcans, and Andorians, and brought to life a new species, the Kelpiens.

DESIGNING DISCOVERY – Insight into the production design department led by Tamara Deverell as they created the planets, the world within those worlds and the starships to travel amongst them.

CREATING SPACE – An exploration of how the VFX team, headed by Jason Zimmerman, pushes the envelope to create the reality of space, planets, and starships for Star Trek: Discovery.

PROP ME UP  Led by propmaster Mario Moreira, a voyage through the world of Discovery props, providing an inside look at the design process from inception to set.

FEEDING FRENZY – A fascinating look at the on-set food stylist who creates a galaxy of cuisine.

A FEMALE TOUCH – With strong female producers and writers off-screen and powerful female characters on-screen, Discovery exemplifies the groundbreaking inclusionary theme first put forth in the original series.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS – Costume designer Gersha Phillips and her team create a spectacular array of clothing, uniforms, and armor for every kind of species in the galaxy.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: THE VOYAGE OF SEASON ONE – A look at the adventures and plot twists encountered in the first season by the crew.

 

Technical details

Note for readers fluent in Klingon, subtitles in Klingon will be available on both the Blu-ray and DVD.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: SEASON ONE Blu-ray and DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.

Blu-ray presented in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, the episodes can also be played in German, French, Italian, Castilian, and Japanese 5.1 (Dolby Digital). Includes English SDH, Italian, German, French, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese and Klingon subtitles.

DVD presented in English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), the episodes can also be played in French Stereo.  Includes English SDH, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Klingon subtitles.

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DavidA

$50.00 for 15 episodes?

The Chadwick

You can complain all you want about the price that’s fair. But that’s also the same attitude that won’t get DS9 remastered in HD…if you care about that. Star Trek is something I’ll aleays buy on blu-ray or 4K

Amulius Victor

That’s the same attitude that resulted in the TNG bluray sales flopping badly. Granted, if you can’t afford it then you can’t afford it.

Jonboc

I wouldn’t pay $50 for a measly 15 episodes if it was a GOOD show! That’s ridiculous.

ML31

Yeah… $50 is a pretty big ask for a season of a mere 15 episodes. My decision to pass is made all the more easy by the show not being that good to begin with. Not buying the disc will have no say on if they will ever remaster DS9. The reason? DS9 was actually good.

Danpaine

Ditto. Everything I buy on disc I buy well after it’s released, at deep discounts. EBay, mostly.

MARTIN

When i was 10 years old i payed $16 for 2 episodes of voyager on VHS that was every month with my pocket money, And your complaining about paying $50 for a full season with bonus features thats like only $3.00 per episode, this is why DS9 will not get released on blu ray.

Danpaine

Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s I bought every TOS episode on VHS in very much the same way, Martin. Cost me literally hundreds of dollars. Just because we did it doesn’t mean it was worth it, though. Trek fans have always been gouged for content.

Edit: Sorry, I see DataMat and Thorny said pretty much the same thing I did previously, below.

ML31

Plus, back then we had no idea that DVD’s were just around the corner with the ability to pack more than two episodes on a disc. We were just happy as hell to see any episode we wanted at any time. So it felt worth it. AT THE TIME.

Michael

Bought TOS on Columbia House vhs, 2 episodes per tape. Then single VHS tapes, Then 2 episodes per DVD. Then full seasons on clamshell colored dvd sets.Then on Remastered failed format HD sets. The again on bluray sets. Then again several episodes on the Roddenberry vault on bluray.

DataMat

It’s always been this way. Nothing has changed. Just check out how much people paid in the 90s for a video with TWO (three if your lucky) episodes!?!?! And then remember when the first Trek DVD box sets came out in the early to mid 2000s. And so it goes.

Wait about 4 or 5 years and the sets will be reduced significantly…

Thorny

DataMat… “It’s always been this way”

Yep, in the ’80s, TOS was two episodes per VHS cassette for $20. The first DVD releases were the same: two episodes per disc. It took a while for TOS to show up on season box sets, and they were still pricey.

Paramount always gouged Star Trek fans, and now CBS has picked up the mantle.

Curious Cadet

@DataMat — two episodes!? In 1985 when I started collecting the episodes, it was ONE per VHS tape and I believe I paid around $15? I don’t remember exactly. Sold them all about 10 years ago to somebody when I moved and downsized. It was quite a collection. And it contained the episode of COTEOF which had the song replaced. So do the math … 79 episodes, including the B&W and Color version of THE CAGE (which I believe were a premium), and I paid well over $1,200. Ouch. I basically sold them for shipping costs on eBay so I knew they went to a good home.

Thorny

They wanted over $200 for TOS Season 1 when it came out on the HD-DVD disc format ten years ago. (HD-DVD went kaput, the Blu-Ray version a little later was still around $100 at debut.) $50 for 15 episodes. $100+ for 26. Nothing changes.

Luke Montgomery

What are Blue Rays and DVDs? I’m not an archeologist so I’m not familiar.

The Chadwick

Still better quality than streaming. Star Trek is always something I’ll own on lossless physical media.

Mirror Galt

Blu-rays def look better for action-adventure fantasy CGI gunk or sweeping epics (flicks with a lot of stuff scurrying about the screen). I can’t say it makes much of a difference if one is watching something like THE POST, tho Ben Bagdikian in 8K could be intense.

Dr Beckett

1000% on point :)

Olaf

But Blu-Rays and DVDs aren’t lossless. Laser Discs were…

Garth Lorca

Well, it’s not so much about the quality but the collectibility I dig. I don’t want my favourite shows compressed into a data stream. It’s a matter of lifestyle, I guess.

ML31

If it is something I want to watch multiple times then buying the disc ensures I will always have it no matter what corporate America does.

Danpaine

That’s when I buy the disc too, ML. Only for favorites that I know I’ll be rewatching again and again over the years. Discovery, not so much.

ML31

Good point. Not to mention you are not at the whims of whatever media deals or mergers happen to be going on that month.

kmart

No point in singing the praises of vinyl and Kodachrome in THAT direction, then …

Anthony Thompson

Are you able to stream the special features? just wondering.

kmart

Once somebody gets the blu-ray and uploads the extras to youtube you will. There are movies I bought only for the extras that I regret, because the extras are mostly on youtube.

Garth Lorca

Well, DVDs are more than a tad outdated but Blu-Ray is still a very good format. There ARE people who still want to have a physical medium in original packaging to put on an actual shelf, you know. Streaming access just doesn’t do they same for people like me. I know, it’s sort of old-fashioned but that’s they way I’ve become a movie and TV buff, starting with VHS, then DVD and eventually Blu-Ray ten years ago.

Actually, DISCO was the first show ever I’ve paid for streaming because I couldn’t wait more than a year for this release here. But of course I will get it now in my prefered form and shape.

I truly hope optical mediums will continue to exist for collectors like me until my final “rosebud” moment, at least the important stuff like Trek, Star Wars or the Amazon Tolkien show. But yeah, to each his own I guess. I don’t expect the majority of consumers to keep digging into “archeological” formats for eternity.

DataMat

I’d cry big time if physical media as in DVD / blurays stopped being released.

Having a collection is like painting by numbers. It’s an art and something to be proud of! Cloudless media is soulless and without class…

Mirror Galt

I pray I can rest assured Gretchen Berg will be included in “A Female Touch.” Please don’t Justice-League us, CBS, and rewrite “herstory.” Trekkies can handle the truth, we know that high-profile spaceship television production is a stressful environment and people are imperfect. Gretchen Berg was an integral voice in shaping the first season, and those contributions should be acknowledged, regardless if she made mistakes during her tenure. Do the right thing, CBS. The world is watching.

kmart

I’d be astonished if they don’t do what Paramount always did, and suppress all the negative stuff.

Remember on TMP’s DVD, how it was held up for half a year while they forced the making-of docs to be reedited to take out all the truthful stuff about Par’s incompetence that they didn’t want out in the world? You can get a lot of that TMP truthiness from the RETURN TO TOMORROW book, but in the case of DSC, are people going to wait 35+ years to get the info?

Mirror Galt

I’m not expecting them to air the dirty laundry, but they can’t sweep everything under the rug, to mix metaphors at 3 in the morning. Those chipper, whitewashing promo-style featurettes of yesteryear don’t cut it anymore. The Last Jedi has set a good example, including a non-cornball documentary that honestly depicts some of the tension between Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson, over RIAN JOHNSON RUINING TED DANSON’S CHILDHOOD FOR ALL TIME.

Michael Hall

Hear, hear. I ended up being pretty led down by Discovery, but if I decide to fork over the quatloos anyway I want the reality behind the show’s production, not studio puffery.

Captain Ransom

So Michael, you want the TMZ produced behind the scenes package.

Garth Lorca

Berg’s no.1 chilling moment was when she gleefully yelped at a fan who had been shocked by the idea of the Klingons turning cannibals on the original Captain Georgiou: “That was shocking to you? Good!” (or something like that)
That moment I just knew something was off about her.

I hope that with her and Herberts gone, DISCO will stay away from such distasteful red wedding moments like Emperor Georgiou’s fidget spinner or Kelpian prawn soup. I guess, that’s the Gretchen question now, isn’t it?

Ahmed

@Mirror Galt,

I posted a reply that is still stuck in moderation.

Anyway, CBS AA suits were asked about it in Deadline interview and they totally ignored the actual question and focused on the wonderful job been done by the new showrunner!

Jovan

I wouldn’t count on it. There’s this to chew on.

“Insiders also stress that Berg and Harberts became increasingly abusive to the Discovery writing staff, with Harberts said to have leaned across the writers room table while shouting an expletive at a member of the show’s staff. Multiple writers are said to have been uncomfortable working on the series and had threatened to file a complaint with human resources or quit the series altogether before informing Kurtzman of the issues surrounding Berg and Harberts.”

https://slate.com/culture/2018/06/star-trek-discovery-fires-showrunners-aaron-harberts-and-gretchen-berg.html

Andrew SD

I definitely want this. I bet Star Trek: Discovery looks beautiful on Blu-ray. Can’t wait to add it to my already extensive Star Trek Collection.

Bo-Katan

Why no 4K ?

Curious Cadet

@Bo-Katan — because it wasn’t finished in 4K. It would be an upres, so better to leave it in the originally mastered 1080p and let your TV upscale it,

Thomas W.

Why are they never up-to-date? The CGI of DS9/VOY/ENT and for ST1/2 DC were rendered at D1 resolution (480p). TNG-Remastered was only scanned with 2K. In 2018 they present DSC at 1080p without HDR.

Curious Cadet

@Thomas W. — because it’s expensive, and these are expensive shows to begin with. Netflix does present DISC in 1080p with HDR and Dolby 5.1. CBSAA seems to not be able to support that. I’ll be subscribing to CBSAA through Amazon this season, as the picture is allegedly better with Dolby 5.1, but Amazon does not yet support HDR on 1080p content like Apple and iTunes.

Living Raktajino

No, it wouldn’t be better to leave it to the TV to upscale.

1. Professional production upscalers are better than those in consumer TVs.

2. 4K discs allow for greatly improved video compression.

3. The 4K format offers WCG and HDR and there’s already an HDR grade completed for Discovery.

Curious Cadet

@Living Raktajino;

1) If that’s so then you can’t rely on the studios to do it. I’ve seen some horrible 2K upscale BDs from major studios. I have a Sony XBR-65X900E and it upscales 1080p sources spectacularly. Hard to imagine the studio would do a better job, and even if they do, from my viewing distance, it’s lost on the eye.

2) Perhaps, but if the upscale effort is as bad as many I’ve seen, then there’s no point in paying the extra money. The effort is lost.

3) That’s only because they’ve intentionally denied 1080p BDs for marketing purposes, to compel the upgrade to the more expensive format, even if the 2K source has not been handled properly. But I don’t deny this is a valid reason, and the only real justification I perceive for buying UHD BD. In which case, I’m just as happy with a 1080p stream with HDR, offered by Netflix, and likely iTunes if CBS also makes it available as a digital download.

Enough already

4K is over rated.

JRT!

No blooper reel?! Nah,won’t be getting it. lol!

Van Banoovong

I’m going to be watching this like a movie.

Dr Beckett

Awesome! I still purchase Blu-Rays and DVDs regularly, so can’t wait for this!!

I’m buying it, too. Pre-ordered it, in fact. That’s a $50 vote FOR continued Star Trek physical-media releases. But as a non-fan of the series, it pains me a bit.

Harry Ballz

Bad enough to watch once, let alone twice!

Mirror Galt

Was there ever really an Ash Tyler? And did he love me? Because I loved him. You lied to me. You said that if it got to be too much, that if you couldn’t handle it, you would come to me. And it did. And you didn’t. And that wasn’t Voq. That was you. Tyler.

I know in my head that you couldn’t be responsible for Voq’s actions but I felt your hands around my neck. And I looked into your eyes and I saw how much you wanted to kill me. The man that I love wanted me dead. And no matter how hard I try, when I look at you now, I see Voq’s eyes. I see him. Your crew may have put it behind them, but I can’t.

We created something beautiful today in a desolate wasteland that had never seen life. After the Battle of the Binary Stars, I was so lost. I had to sit with myself. I had to work through it. I had to crawl my way back. I’m still not there, but I’m trying. That kind of work reclaiming life, it’s punishing and it’s relentless. And it’s solitary.

It’s not easy letting you go.

Bleh. It’s even worse typed out like that.

Curious Cadet

@Bryant Burnette — except it wasn’t presented like that within the series. If you really want to turn your stomach, go back and watch some of the Troi/Riker (“Triker”?) moments from TNG … I literally have to turn the channel on any of those stories that focus on Troi’s libido, written from the depths of Braga’s twisted mind …

Michael Hall

That’s why it’s called “parody.” And for my money, it was reasonably funny. :-)

FLB

In that case, do not ever, and I mean *ever*, listen to an ‘interview’ of Sarek (Mark Lenard) by Gene Roddenberry. It was a supplementary CD when I bought a re-issue of the musical score to ST: TMP.

(Shudder…)

Tiger2

Mirror Galt, was that from the actual show? I can’t remember but if not good impression!

Captain Ransom

I guess you aren’t tuning in for season 2 then Harry.

They should probably throw in After Trek for free, cuz ain’t nobody ever paying for that $#!+

Danpaine

Depending on whether season two impresses or not, I may pick season one up on EBay about six months from now, probably for around $10, used.

Optimistic Doodle

Just grateful Trek is back.

ML31

And still waiting to see if it will be available on the Netflix. I just checked and you can’t even save the title. So I’m thinking not. Pity.

It was made specifically for CBS All Access, so no, it won’t be on Netflix in America as long as AA is in business. Ever.

ML31

I figured. But then Handmaid’s Tale from rival Hulu has made it there. And Netflix does have the international streaming rights so I thought there was a chance.

Curious Cadet

@Bryant Burnette — I wouldn’t be too sure about that. There’s any number of reasons why they might release past seasons on Netflix. CBS has already said their deal with Netflix is complicated, and any official spinoff of DISC would have to involve Netflix. Given that Netflix essentially financed DISC production, I’d say there’s a co-prod. agreement, which if nothing else gives Netflix some access to the production even in the US. Maybe it won’t be prior to season 2, but it could still happen, even for a limited window like most of their licensed catalogue. Moreover, CBS is struggling to get their subscriber base up. Many premium subscription cable programs end up on Netflix after their initial broadcast as a way to build viewership for the current season. Netflix has been instrumental in bringing awareness to shows watched on under-viewed platforms. RIVERDALE is a prime example of a show that pulled mediocre ratings on the CW, but took off thanks to Netflix. And CBS knows that being a co-owner of the CW.

If nothing else, Netflix might rent the DVDs on their physical media service which is slowly phasing out, but still an active part of their bottom line. And that’s what some of the old-school fans on here would prefer anyway. Regardless, we’re not likely to get much advance notice it’s going to happen.

DonDonP1

Can’t wait to afford that!

Snugglepuffxlz

Blu Ray and DVD??? Is this 2012? Getting ready for audio in 5.1 versus Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and video in 1080p versus 4K with HDR. “But But But it was filmed with Arri Alexa in 6.5k and then put on a 2k digitial intermediate and the effects were mastered in 720p but we’ll upscale to 4k for streaming and physical home media.”

Give me a break CBS. This is pathetic. Even Disney put star wars in 4K for us.

kmart

Where do you get this 6.5K, they didn’t use the Alexa 65 for this show. It was probably shot in 2.8K or 3.4, the way Alexas have worked for a long while.

Thorny

It is a TV show. How many TV shows are being made in 4K?

Ahmed

@Thorny,

Altered Carbon, Narcos, Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, The Man in the High Castle, Black Mirror, Daredevil … etc

Most of those in your list are Netflix shows. Netflix has the money to throw at their newest productions to deliver in 4k.

Better Call Saul has no (major) VFX needs. So it’s easy to shoot 4k. Anything predominantly live action such as a typical drama or sitcom would be low hanging fruit for 4k.

From what we’ve seen from BTS stuff, CBS seems to be following a tried and true TV production pipeline (TV as in broadcast and cable, not streaming). They use standard Arri Alexa cameras (2.8k or 3.4k depending on the mode), and ultimately target 2k. This same setup is what GoT, The Orville, and many others use.

DSC is of course VFX heavy and they made a number of last minute changes during S1, so you can bet rendering in 2k helped them to get things turned around as quickly as possible.

Another consideration is that All Access tops out at 1080p, so CBS likely targeted that.

kmart

Showtime also mandates 4K, though they gave TWIN PEAKS a waiver. Odd distinction, given SHOW and CBS are ‘together,’ but All Access is its own thing, so I guess it is kind of low-end in that way.

CBS Interactive, the division that run AA, seems to be a black sheep of the family. CBS-I was basically formed when CBS bought CNET. Showtime falls under CBS’ normal TV operations.

Disinvited

Besides, we KNOW eventually, if we make it to the sleeper ships, we’ll be watching them on colored SQUARES! ;-)

Annoying that they are selling Charmed and MacGyver in Bluray now but not DS9.

Grumpy

OK, now that I know it’s coming out, I’ll get it and actually get up to speed with the rest of you.

Lope de Aguirre

Sadly no UHD. So when are Star Trek I-X a UHD release and when will we get a DS9 remaster (hopefully also on Blu-ray and/or UHD)?

Thomas W.

Never.

Disinvited

TrekMovie Staff,

The captions say both:

The Blu-ray set is priced at $50.99 and you can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

and

The Blu-ray set is priced at $41.99 and you can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

Apparently the cheaper price for the Blu-ray set has something to do with the DVD set?? Could you please clarify?

The heading for the section says DVD. The DVD set is cheaper. I’ve fixed the text.

Disinvited

Thanks, Matt.

skyjedi

Is it coming out on video in digital, for those who don’t buy physical discs or refuse to subscribe to cbs all access?

They have not announced any plans to release it for purchase on digital platforms. CBS is being rather unusual with Discovery.