In a very welcome surprise, the upcoming home media release of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will include a version on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, the first UHD Blu-ray release for any Star Trek TV show. We also have news on the expected upcoming release of the Next Generation movies on 4K UHD.
Strange New 4K Release
Listings for Strange New Worlds season 1 on Ultra HD Blu-ray have appeared on Amazon. The 4K disc set is due out May 16, about two months after the season comes out on standard Blu-ray and DVD (March 21). While TrekMovie is still awaiting an official acknowledgment of this from Paramount Home Entertainment, this has been confirmed by trustworthy source Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits.
This 4K release is a limited edition Steelbook, and the set includes Ultra HD Blu-ray discs only.
The listing for the bonus features matches the standard releases, so it is expected to include:
- PIKE’S PEAK — 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 — Fans will explore the storylines and characters that bring Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to life with writers, cast and crew.
- COMMENTARY — Anson Mount and Akiva Goldsman: “Strange New Worlds”
- DELETED SCENES
- GAG REEL
A reminder to fans who want to see more Trek on disc: If this title sells well, Paramount will be more inclined to release more of the new Star Trek series in 4K. Discovery season 4 was also shot in 4K and HDR, and the excitement around Picard season 3 also makes it a good bet to get the 4K HDR treatment when comes out on disc later this year.
You can preorder the Strange New Worlds Season One 4K UHD Steel-Book at Amazon for $58.99.
First look at TNG UHD box art
Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits has also shared a first look at the box art for the (yet to be officially announced) four TNG movies on 4K Ultra HD.
Here’s what your Star Trek: The Next Generation feature film #4K #UltraHD cover art will look like for Generations, First Contact, Insurrection & Nemesis when they street on 4/4. This is temp art, but the final should differ little. @thedigitalbits #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekPicard pic.twitter.com/PbcdfSBrzI
— Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits) February 6, 2023
In 2021 Paramount released the first four TOS movies on 4K UHD, and in 2022 they released Star Trek V and Star Trek VI, along with a new six-movie collection. The four TNG movies are expected in 2023. The three Kelvin movies have already been released in the format, so this will make all 13 Star Trek movies available in 4k UHD.
An official announcement with all the details for the TNG movies on UHD is expected soon, followed by the movies being made available for pre-order.
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