Season one of Star Trek: Picard beams onto Blu-ray, DVD, and limited-edition Steelbook on October 6 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The release includes over two hours of special features. TrekMovie has a first look at the “Picard Props” special feature which is exclusive to the Blu-ray.
See what’s behind Picard’s Romulan game
In this exclusive clip, Star Trek: Picard Prop Master Jeffrey Lombardi and Concept Designer Daren R. Dochterman discuss the in-depth process that went into the development of the Zhamaq Game and how it can actually be played.
Picard DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook coming October 6
The collection offers fans all 10 episodes from the debut season, plus the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “Children of Mars.” Both the Blu-ray and DVD collections include the following special features:
- MAKE IT SO – The co-creators and Patrick Stewart discuss bringing the iconic character back to the screen, including what was compelling enough to warrant it and the obstacles they had to overcome to make it so.
- BEHIND-THE-SCENES EPISODIC FEATURETTES:
o STORY LOG: REMEMBRANCE
o STORY LOG: MAPS AND LEGENDS
o STORY LOG: THE END IS THE BEGINNING
o STORY LOG: ABSOLUTE CANDOR
o STORY LOG: STARDUST CITY RAG
o STORY LOG: THE IMPOSSIBLE BOX
o STORY LOG: NEPENTHE
o STORY LOG: BROKEN PIECES
o STORY LOG: ET IN ARCADIA EGO, PART 1
o STORY LOG: ET IN ARCADIA EGO, PART 2
- ALIENS ALIVE: THE xBs – A look inside the creative process behind the xBs of Star Trek: Picard, alongside Lead Creature Designer Neville Page, Vincent Van Dyke and his prosthetics studio team, as well as Makeup and Prosthetics Department Head James MacKinnon about the process from start to stage.
- SET ME UP – Production Designer Todd Cherniawsky serves as the tour guide for the main stages of Star Trek: Picard, including the La Sirena, Picard’s study and the Borg Cube. Cherniawsky, Supervising Art Director Iain McFadyen and Set Decorator Lisa Alkofer also discuss the various designs for the show.
- STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS: CHILDREN OF MARS – Twelve-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.
The Blu-ray has the following exclusive special features:
- COMMENTARY: EPISODE 101, “REMEMBRANCE” (Exclusive) – Executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon, supervising producer Kirsten Beyer, and director Hanelle M. Culpepper provide commentary about episode one of Star Trek: Picard.
- THE MOTLEY CREW (Exclusive) – Working outside of Starfleet, Picard gathers his crew from across the galaxy. This special feature takes a look at the actors and characters that will travel aboard the La Sirena .
- PICARD PROPS (Exclusive) – Property Master Jeffrey Lombardi takes fans on a tour of the many props created for Season One of Star Trek: Picard.
- COMMENTARY: STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS: CHILDREN OF MARS (Exclusive) –Executive producer and co-writer Alex Kurtzman and co-writers Jenny Lumet and Kirsten Beyer discuss the featured Short Treks episode.
- DELETED SCENES (Exclusive)
- GAG REEL (Exclusive)
There is also going to be a Steelbook release, with exclusive packaging.
You can pre-order the Blu-ray on Amazon for $44.99 and the Steelbook for $47.68. You can also pre-order the DVD on Amazon for $34.99.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Picard news, reviews, and analysis at TrekMovie.com.
I’m not a hater, but the finale of Picard really turned me off. Am I the only one just not into this anymore now?
Of course I hope season 2 is a much bigger improvement and plan to watch it, but yes my excitement level for this show went from a 10 to a 4.
My original interest level was at 5, then I read a lot of reviews on the show before watching, and my interest went to 0…. and never watched it at all. I was totally burned by Discovery. Season 1 was a 5, then season 2 killed it for me, so I never got to the point where I even wanted to give Picard a chance. I’m probably being unfair to the show, but it’s how I feel.
I appreciate that comment, Silvereyes. I felt the same way about DSC, and reluctantly threw my hat in the ring for Picard. It was better than both seasons of DSC, but not by a whole lot. Which proved to me, this entire showrunning team, imo, does not do Trek well.
I didn’t care much for it. Season 2 could be better I guess
For me it was not the finale but mid-season, episode 5 that broke the camel’s back. The first few episodes were tediously drawn out and had their own share of irritants (the admiral’s foul mouth, Elnor’s beheadings, the Romulan siblings) but were still bearable. After that, it became just unrecognizable as TNG era series and Trek in general. The finale was its own beast, completely disjointed in relation to the rest of this extremely uneven first season (which, again, is much worse than for an episodic series like TNG due to the standards of a “10 hour movie” set by Stewart himself), but it tried to steer the rudder back to Trek in its own, dysfunctional way. Too little, too late, unfortunately.
With the notable exception fo some well written characters and scenes, the story arc of the season ended with a huge thud with tons of cringe along the way.
I agree with all that was said above, with the addition of our lead character, the Picard we’ve known for over 30 years, is now Artificial. That certainly let the wind out of my sails. They really could have left it to one season, when he “died,” if that were the case, imo.
I’ll tune in for S2, but honestly mainly for any cameos from TNG. Nepenthe was my favorite episode by far.
Discovery season 1, season 2, and now Picard season 1 all started pretty strong and showed promise, then fell off a cliff half way through.
You’re spot on. Killing Picard, then cheating the great man of a dignified send off simply because a facsimile that looks like him was created, plus retconning Seven’s sexuality in such a cheap and pandering way did a lot of damage.
It was such a drastic disappointment it’s barely interesting at all to me. On the back of Discovery which has been poor, it got worse with Picard.
I kind of feel the same way.
I was on board with the show but the fact that Picard won’t be same old Picard moving forward makes me a bit uneasy. And the Data part seemed unnecessary in the final episode.
I actually liked the fact that the show acknowledged that Picard was older and not able to run without getting winded, for example.
I’m open minded! Season 2 has potential, particularly bringing in some old favorite characters.
Am I wrong for feeling a sense of ‘cringe’ when ‘Starfleet’ warped into the rescue with what looks like hundreds of the exact same ship in a perfect formation? The CGI really is hit and miss isn’t it?
Picard was a disappointment. My expectations are low for season 2.
I am hoping with season 2, they do what they claim they did with Discovery season 2 and really take in fan feedback. Yes, I am aware many people still thought Discovery season 2 sucked but they can still acknowledge there were some changes made and for the better. But overall most seem to think season 2 was much stronger even if not still loved.
And the other thing I’m a bit more hopeful is they said thanks to the delay in filming, they have a lot more time to polish the scripts this time. That was the problem with season one, a lot of it really felt rushed. They set up so many things and then they were either just dropped or not resolved very well. Season 2 should be able to do better than that…much better.
Tiger, if they stick to the recipe of fixing Discovery we should see many TNG fan favorites in season 2 in outsized roles (and hopefully not just to murder them or have them murder outright ;))
Well that was already happening most likely since we know Levar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg and Gates McFadden all said they are being considered to be in season 2. And I’m pretty sure the Rikers will be back too. Everyone will probably show up before the show is over except Data again; but they already said Soong/Spiner is coming back next season as well. I wouldn’t be shocked Wesley made an appearance lol.
Remember back in season 1 they were pretending we may not see any of the other TNG characters on this show? Ha! They also said we would never see Spock on Discovery. Double Ha!
And let’s hope they don’t forget the episode about Mot’s barber empire ;)
Disco season 2 went from a 4 to a 5.. Still very, VERY poor Star Trek.
They had spent better part of a year developing scripts for Season 1 though weren’t they?
How long do they need?
looks great… love this show (dont be angry) ive seen it 6 times lol so no need to purchase but i know a few who refused to spend the 5 dollars a month and wanted to wait so i guess they will spend the 45 instead… looks like a good package of stuff…
The showrunners were given the keys to a sports car and they didn’t even know how to drive manual.
Sad but true. It started off well enough but it just felt like it fell off a cliff by the middle of the season.
They don’t know how to drive a car!
You win the Comments section here, RikersMailbox, as far as I’m concerned. Excellent.
Not just that, they drove the car against a concrete wall at full speed, and now the new showrunner has the unenviable job of fixing that wreck!
Not impressed that “Children of Mars” was held out of the Short Treks DVD set for this.
Yes, it fits narratively, but it disrespects the concept of Short Treks as its own series. It they want a series Emmy, they need to market it like they believe it is a series.
If they’re concerned about completeness for the Picard set, they could have included it in both sets.
It was a really odd decision to leave that out of the Short Treks set. Odd decisions seem to be the default setting for these new shows, though.
It’s not about being odd, It’s about money. Always has lol
Well, I own all of Star Trek, so I’ll end up buying this eventually. I may never even take the wrapper off, though; I don’t foresee wanting to rewatch it anytime soon, that’s for sure. And I’m certainly not spending $45 on it.
I’m not spending my money on it. Won’t watch it again for free either. It just went off the cliff from there.
I can only imagine myself re-watching it Alex-style, handcuffed in front of a screen with pliers forcing the eyes open. Oh the pain!
I agree with you said above, V.S. — it was the midway point where the show lost me, too. And except for the Planet Of The Rikers episode, it never got me back. How anyone thought THAT was what ought to be done with this series mystifies me.
It is particularly mystifying because apart from all else, it is simply bad business strategy. Here we are at the sweet spot of “TNG revival/nostalgia” with everyone who grew up on TNG now being in prime spending years, and many capable writers having grown up with it too. And all they do is to take this thing people are incredibly fond of and protective about (because it signifies their untarnished childhood) and defile it! To be fair Star Wars learned this the hard way too, once (with TLJ) but they immediately tried to correct it with the follow-up (whether successfully, that’s a different question). How Kurtzman could make the Discovery mistakes yet another time, with success-built-in Picard no less, boggles the mind!
To me, it’s simple: whether it’s Kurtzman, or Stewart, or Goldsman, or Chabon, or somebody at CBS/Paramount, the big decisions got made from the standpoint that the LAST thing the show could/should be is anything like Star Trek. Star Trek…! Ew…! How OLD, how EMBARRASSING…! If we’re going to do anything called that, we’ve got to alcoholics, and graphic violence, and words that rhyme with “duck,” and people have to cry all the time, and everybody needs to look as though they feel guilty even to be alive!
So they decided to make something else, rationalizing that as long as it was called Star Trek and had Patrick Stewart in it, it would be not merely accepted but hailed. None of them ever stopped to ask themselves whether the specific things they were doing actually made any sense within the context of what they were spinning off from.
EBay, about 5 years from now, for no more than $5, free shipping. If I’m half in the bag. And, if it’s still in the wrapper. That’s a big Maybe, by the way.
I wouldn’t be sad to get this for Christmas this year, but the (well socially distanced, of course) or virtual hug I would provide would be weak, and half-hearted.
For all its flaws, I really enjoyed season 1. My issues with the show so far are almost all superficial, and they killed off one of the few non-superficial issues (Space Cersei).
Some soundtrack extras would be nice though- Isa Briones’ version of Blue Skies, for example. But it’s ok, I can get that on Spotify.
They really should have created a music video for that.
I really don’t care for all of this new Star Trek. Give me TOS any day. Currently watching The Animated Series, and it really is extra-splendid. Takes me back to watching as a kid in the mid-1970’s.
Having said that, I do like the character who is known as Picard; in every episode he always acted like a real man, and what the world needs right now is real men…
“Extra-splendid,” what a great way to describe TAS!
Thanks Clive for giving TAS a boost. I have similar childhood memories, and it was the first Trek I shared with our kids.
Those DVDs are precious. It would be nice for the film (if it exists) to be cleaned up. Horrid Filmation animation notwithstanding, I pay for a remastered version.
End of Season one was a mess, so many questions unanswered, the Borg cubes final role was a joke, I expected it to arrive just as the romulans did, instead we got spamfleet.
Hoping for a better season two but meh doubt it
Is one of the Props a shuttle from Disco?
We can hope for a better show but sadly I think we’ll only see more disappointment so long as Kurzman is at the helm.
I’m mad at myself that I pre-ordered a box set for a series that is going to upset me to watch again.
You wait almost 2 decades to unexpectedly see these characters on the screen again, and we’re presented with a new Starfleet complete with disrespectful and incompetent admirals. Humans that abuse and chastise A.I. co-workers. And a new fleet of Federation starships all inexplicably exact clones of each other. Basically throwing away the fundamentals of the franchise universe that gave this series the demand to be produced in the first place.
All to lead up to a finale where a backup copy of Data dies yet again and Captain Riker lets the villain of the story fly away scott-free.
And then I also have to be distracted by how outrageously smoking hot Isa Briones looked in the android makeup on planet-Calabasas.