The first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is coming home on disc in March 2023 with over 90 minutes of special features.
Pike’s Enterprise is coming home
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season one arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and limited-edition Blu-ray Steelbook on March 21, 2023, from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The release features over 90 minutes of special features, including exclusive-to-home-entertainment cast and crew interviews, gag reel, deleted scenes, and more.
The first season of Strange New Worlds saw Ethan Peck (Spock), Anson Mount (Pike) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) return to the roles they took on from the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Joining them on the USS Enterprise in the time before Kirk was Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien- Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga and Bruce Horak as Hemmer.
The series brought back classic episodic storytelling mixed with serialized character arcs. The first season was highly regarded here on TrekMovie.com and with many fans. It also saw critical acclaim with a 99% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It won a Legacy Award from the Hollywood Critics Association as well as the Saturn Award for Best Streaming Science Fiction Series. It also picked up an Emmy Nomination for Sound Editing.
In addition to the 10 episodes, the limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray, and DVD have the following special features:
- PIKE’S PEAK (Exclusive) – Anson Mount takes fans through his journey as Captain Christopher Pike in the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, providing a glimpse into his portrayal with intimate footage throughout the season.
- WORLD BUILDING – Led by Production Designer Jonathan Lee and his team, the season’s production design utilized cutting-edge technology to create worlds prior to shoots, allowing the actors to fully immerse themselves into scenes rather than imagine the worlds around them in a green room. Through interviews with producers, cast and crew, fans will learn about the expertise involved in the development process and how the powerful technology was seamlessly integrated into the show.
- EXPLORING NEW WORLDS (Exclusive) – Fans will explore the storylines and characters that bring Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to life with writers, cast and crew.
- COMMENTARY: Anson Mount & Akiva Goldsman – “Strange New Worlds” (Exclusive)
- DELETED SCENES (Exclusive)
- GAG REEL (Exclusive)
Available for pre-order
Amazon has pre-order links up now: Blu-ray $39.55
Amazon pre-order: Blu-ray/Steelbook $51.99
Amazon pre-order: DVD $39.99
International release dates
Strange New Worlds season 1 will be released internationally on the following dates:
- United Kingdom – March 20, 2023
- Australia – March 29, 2023
Discovery Season 4 out now
The latest home video release is Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 which came out on December 6 (see TrekMovie review). You can pick it up on Amazon now: Blu-ray $33.59| Blu-ray/Steelbook $29.99 | DVD $29.95
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So Stange New Words is streaming at 4k (that’s my understanding)
So why no 4k release?
Does this mean you would be “downgrading” in quality with Bluray?
It’s come up before, but it’s definitely weird to me.
In my opinion, the fact that we’re getting physical media releases of new Star Trek at all is a miracle. With the rise of streaming and the steady decline of physical media sales I am grateful we get these Blu-rays of Discovery, Picard, Short Treks, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds. Physical media is and always will be the best way to enjoy movies and TV at home, but most people have gleefully sacrificed quality and control for convenience. I just wish Disney/LucasFilm would adopt the same policy…I so want to own The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bad Batch, Andor, and the final seasons of The Clone Wars and Resistance on physical media.
It’s kind of funny you mention Disney’s lack of interest in putting its stuff to physical media. I remember George Lucas used to be a big proponent of home releases back in the day and how Star Wars have changed now since his absence of control and not all for the best.
Agreed. It’s very sad. And at least in my case, they (the streaming service) get my money twice – I both subscribe to Paramount+ so I can see new Trek as it appears, but then I also buy the discs for all future viewing of the shows. I would do the same with Disney+ (I subscribe and would buy the discs too if they were available) … but I imagine I am in the minority. I am a super-fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, and physical media. I still hope that perhaps if Disney needs a small cash-bump they’ll release at least The Mandalorian on disc at some point. Hope springs eternal.
It’s insane to me that you can’t buy any of those shows on disc. I can’t imagine it would actually hurt their streaming subscriptions at all. See also “The Orville,” “Stranger Things,” and too many others to list.
Netflix expects you will subscribe to see their shows, as does Hulu.
Paramount likely thinks that as the second tier streamers they will have some people who will buy physical, but never subscribe.
also they probably know some Trek fans will pay for the discs and the service.
ive got a buddy at work that just gets Paramount plus for the one week trial each year for free… but then he will probably get these discs
I agree. I doubt Star Trek being available on disc has hurt Paramount+ at all. I can’t imagine the Star Wars shows being available on disc would hurt Disney+’s subscriptions either. I would think it might feed enthusiasm for subscriptions if the content is available somewhere other than behind the subscription paywall. At the very least, it would be a second way for the shows to generate income. I really wonder if the decision not to release the Star Wars shows on disc is a Disney decision or a LucasFilm decision.
I’d love to know. It could — and this is a cynical read, but it wouldn’t surprise me — come down to not wanting to pay the actors/writers/directors/etc whatever money they would be entitled to from disc sales.
So why does Paramount release “Halo” on 4k disc than? Makes no sense if the want to focus on streaming..
Maybe Halo gets higher sales numbers than Trek.
I would not be surprised if the 4k discs are released later.
As far as downgrading in quality? Maybe…. your Blu-Ray player or TV may upscale 1080P to 4K quality. As in it extrapolates where the extra pixels would or should go. Depending on your settings, the upscaling usually does a good job.
I’ve been shown where to look for the shortfalls in upscaling and sometimes I notice them.
The physical cost of the media factors in the marketing decision.
Also, CBS won’t have a “newly remastered 4K edition” to sell us completists.
The 4K ULTRA HD discs I do own? I gulped a bit at the cash register when I paid for them.
Retailers aren’t excited to sell them either.
Physical media doesn’t justify the square footage required and the profit margins are dismal, when compared to other items.
Look at your local Best Buy. Headphones, Bluetooth Speakers and Portable audio yield much better sales per sq foot at better margins. There’s a reason the physical media is located at the back of the store.
Another thing to factor in is the size of your TV.
I think the bulk of us own 55″-65″ panels.
A 1080P picture is 2 million pixels per frame.
A 4K picture is up to 8 million pixels per frame. If you’re 10 feet + back from your TV?
You may not notice the difference.
I’m also very particular about what media I DO buy.
I recently renewed my Par+ sub (commercial free) for $50.00 on a promo.
I also renewed my US sub for $50.00 just to watch Trek, using a VPN service.
I can watch Yellowstone, (I’m in Canada) 1883, 1923, and many more shows I enjoy.
Being able to watch on any screen I own is a huge plus.
My phone, tablet or desktop/laptop computer do not have an optical drive.
All of that said, I’ve preordered my Steelbook. It’s the one of the few shows that get my disposable $$.
The Strange New Worlds disc is a must-buy for me, the only show I’ve bought to keep since TOS.
I’ve never bought a Steelbook before; how is this different from the blu-ray and DVD?
Thanks for the information! Fancier packaging isn’t worth $12 to me; it’s what’s ON the discs that I care about. :-)
I’m with you on this. Most shows and movies I collect, I am pefectly happy owning on DVD or Blu-ray. Whichever is most affordable, after my monthly utilities and other living expenses. Heck, I still have all the TOS episodes on the old 2 episode per disc releases, which still play just fine. :)
I mean there is definitely a difference in quality between a DVD and a Blu-ray unless you are watching on a very small screen or a screen that only supports SD resolution. But the steelbook does not offer better video or sound quality than the regular release.
The content is the same, the discs just come in a fancy steel case instead of the usual plastic one.
Thanks for the reply! Fancier packaging isn’t worth $12 to me; it’s what’s ON the discs that I care about. :-)
Definitely would rather this in 4K HDR
They should put the Youtube after shows on these.
They really should.
Just a heads-up that Gabrielle Beaumont has died. She was the first woman to direct an episode of Star Trek, and directed 9 episodes of TNG, DS9, and VOY.
Thank you for bringing this up. She directed several TNG episodes I happen to love. Hopefully there is some mention or honor on the various Trek sites.
While SNW is my least favorite of the current shows i still enjoy it enough to get it on disc.
I am a bit angsty about the timing, but I assume S2 of Strange New Worlds will immediately follow S3 of Picard, and it does seem customary to release the previous season on physical media roughly a month or two before the new/upcoming season airs.
Why are you “angsty” about the timing?
Great News! Looking forward to it!
I thought the Pike’s Peak bonus feature might be an in-depth, deep dive discussion into Captain Christopher Pike’s hair.
And why not on 4k disc with HDR???? Like “Halo” or many other also smaller shows?
So why is paramount releasing “Halocon 4k disc if the want to focus on streaming??? And no one can tell me it’s a bigger show than star trek
A lot of people still can’t stream. I work in a library and we still check out a lot of DVDs. I wish Apple and Netflix would relent and release some of their more popular shows and movies on disc. I’m tired of having to tell customers that shows like The Morning Show and Bridgerton and movies like Greyhound and Enola Holmes are not available.
@PARAMOUNT: It’s well known now and appreciated that you listen to what the fans want! This entire show only exists because fans said they wanted it and you were listening! NOW: Despite that it’s may not “trendy” anymore or what ever: Please hear that many of us fans want to have “Picard”, “SNW” etc. ON 4K DISC WITH HDR like you give other fans on Paramount +.
You tell ‘em, Joe!
Why won’t they just take our money??? I can’t even buy Strange New Worlds on iTunes. It’s just totally not available in my country other than on the terrible Crave TV streaming service, which serves it up in Ultra Compressed HD only. 🤦🏻♂️
Pre-ordered on Amazon back in October.
Hopefully this will be released in 4k on itunes. Don’t see it listed for purchase yet. Atleast not in Canada
I prefer to own content in its highest quality. While physical disc is my 1st choice, owning a digital copy likely will suffice for my lifetime. So hopefully it will be available in 4k for download soon
The Cover on the steelbook was so beautiful as a teaser Poster, that I actually made it my phone background for a while. Really beautiful.
This is a must-have for me.
Hey everyone, I don’t know if this is old news or not, but it was new to me – a Limited Edition 4K Steelbook of Strange New Worlds Season One just showed up on Blu-ray.com!