Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow in the USA and Canada, so look for a review on the Blu-ray set from TrekMovie in the coming days. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up all the clips CBS has been teasing for some of the bonus features in video clips. Here they are for your viewing enjoyment:
International release coming in the next few weeks
As previously announced, Trekkies in other parts of the world will have to wait a few weeks to get their hands on the set:
- U.K. – November 19
- Scandinavia – November 19
- Benelux – November 21
- Brazil – November 21
- Spain – November 21
- Germany – November 22
- Australia – November 28
- Italy – December 4
- France – December 4
Available on iTunes now
For those who prefer a digital copy, Season 1 is now available on iTunes for folks in the USA. While the iTunes season includes most of the bonus content of the upcoming Blu-ray release, there are two pieces of bonus content not included. One is the “Feeding Frenzy” feature (previewed above), and the second, and most significant, is the deleted scenes that are on the disc versions. Click here to buy on iTunes.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else. The second season will debut on All Access and Space on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, and on Netflix January 18th.
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13th.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news here at TrekMovie.
Hate the series, but I’ve got some props for the prop designers. They didn’t totally drop the ball there…a quick fumble, but they recovered.
Did you have to mention that you hated the show? We all know by now. You have said so in every article for over a year.
Some people choose hate as their identity. That is how this person likes to self identify and express themself.
This ol’ horse has been beat to death. Time to move on.
When this release was announced, I wasn’t at all surprised that it didn’t appear to include a digital code, being that the digital home for this series is CBS All Access. However, now that it’s being released and the digital versions are also appearing on iTunes… What gives (or, to be more precise, doesn’t give), CBS? Why are you denying disc purchasers a digital code?
I’m pretty sure this is standard for most, if not all, of the series released by CBS.
I don’t blame them. Smart business for a series on a streaming network.
Yet “The Handmaids Tale” discs have found their way to Netflix. STD, which Netflix itself streams outside the USA, is not.
I’m slightly puzzled by the lack of a 4K Blu Ray, given how good this show looks – even if the resolution doesn’t matter so much, the lighting of the space scenes really lends itself to the best format available.
I’m guessing just not enough potential customers and/or it’s just not something CBS do yet?
Does anyone know if the iTunes versions are 4K?
Nope iTunes is 1080p. As far as we can tell, the show was post-produced at 1080p, so there isn’t really anything higher res for season 1.
You alluded to HDR there, yes season 1 could really benefit from HDR. Sadly, the only service that offered Discovery in HDR is Netflix. I don’t believe CBS made an HDR version, I think Netflix did it for their service.
And as you said, even if they have an HDR version waiting in the wings, I don’t think CBS is interested in making an Ultra HD Blu-ray set for a TV show. They want to sell to the widest adopted physical media platforms (standard Blu-ray and DVD). And of course really they’d rather you just stream it from All Access. I think they see the physical media release being for collectors and/or streaming hold outs.
Ah, that would explain it, thanks. I watched it on Netflix which showed HDR but it never occurred to me that it was added by Netflix.
Can Netflix add HDR if CBS didn’t produce the show in HDR? HDR essentially means that there is more color information in the picture. However, Netflix cannot add information that isn’t in the source they receive from CBS, can they?
Right. My guess is that it’s basically goosed up contrast, and not really what HDR should be. Since I’m in the US, I can’t really check it out. But from reading about other productions, it sounds like Netflix is a little HDR happy, and wants that “HDR” banner to show up on the description of shows, whether it suits the content or not.
Netflix is more about originating on 4K than HDR; at least that is what I’ve heard from cinematographers for the last few years. The fact this trek show apparently doesn’t originate on 4K is amazingly shortsided, akin to TNG finishing on video, which necessitated a huge expensive effort to bring it up to releasable HD standards decades later.
There’s an amazing paucity of tech detail available about this show; I spent months last year chasing cinematography and VFX stories to no avail, though even as they continued to blow me off, CBS folks said they would be open to doing tech stories as soon as s1 ended (which was months past the deadlines for the two mags I was going to write them for.) That was quite a long while back … (chirping heard.)
Yep. It’s quite amazing what CBS won’t allow. It doesn’t hurt any marketing or reveal any season twists to let the guys behind the camera talk.
@Trekkie — I don’t really see the problem with the lack of 4K. If you had a 100”+ TV, maybe I would understand, but even then it’s decidely not the norm and won’t be for many, many years. You’re right about the lack of HDR, since the HD Blu-ray’s don’t offer it, even though it’s supported on HD. I’m also told 4K has better compression schemes so even though it would be upscaled, it would still look better. But again, those seem like minor issues, compared to HDR and what it actually brings into the home.
That said, 4K carries a higher price tag, and elite cache. So it’s kind of hard to imagine CBS didn’t do it, just to take advantage of that for marketing purposes. Now, given the CBS history of double-dipping, you can bet there will eventually be a 4K set coming in a few years…
Thanks for the warning.
Discovery started with such promise but as soon as we hit the mirror universe arc the entire show just took such a huge nosedive in quality. I was genuinely sad to be saying goodbye to Captain Georgiou, she was a classic Trek captain and I would have preferred a series that still focused on Burnham but kept the captain until the end of Season 1, at which point you could have offed her in a similar fashion and there’d have been even more audience connection.
The fact that Yeoh lives on in a genocidal maniac who gets a pass because “hurr she looks like my old captain” when she killed Lorca for less is a real slap in the face.
Great. Still not available on Netflix yet. And doubting it will.
Amazingly I went to pick up a copy of the blu ray today and my Walmart was already sold out at 10:00 AM. I was shocked.
Despite all the negative posts on social media and websites, one has to remember that is NOT always an indicator of how popular a show is. There is an old adage that refers to the loud voice of the negative minority. I am not sure if that is the case with Discovery but I can tell you that cast panels at both Fan Expo and CCNY attracted huge crowds.
That’s really good to hear. I’m glad their finding their audience!
I bought the last one at my local Best Buy.