Exclusive Clip: Marina Sirtis Talks TNG Cast Chemistry From ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray

Star Trek: Picard season 3 arrives today on DVD, Blu-ray, and limited edition Steelbook. The new set includes over 2 1/2 hours of special features and we have an exclusive clip from Star Trek: Picard – The Final Season.

Recapturing lighting in a bottle for Picard season 3

The big thing for season 3 of Picard was bringing on board the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation for what showrunner Terry Matalas said was a “proper sendoff” of the TNG crew. In the following clip from the home media release, Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) talks about the unique chemistry of the cast.

Season 3 Blu-ray/DVD out now

Star Trek: Picard – The Final Season was released today, September 5th, on DVD, Blu-ray, and a limited-edition Blu-ray SteelBook.

Here is the full list of special features (noting which are exclusive to the home media release)…

  • The Gang’s All Here – Featurette (Exclusive)
  • The Making of the Last Generation – Featurette (Exclusive)
  • Audio Commentary on select episodes (Exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes (Exclusive)
  • Gag Reel (Exclusive)
  • Rebuilding the Enterprise-D – Featurette
  • Villainous Vadic – Featurette
  • Picard: The Final Season Q&A panel with cast and crew
  • Audio commentary on select episodes from the show creators and cast

You can order the final season on Amazon: Blu-ray for $34.96, Steelbook Blu-ray for $39.95, and DVD for $29.96.

Also available today is Star Trek: Picard – The Complete Series which includes all three seasons and over 7 hours of special features. The series set will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.

You can order the complete series on Amazon: Blu-ray for $59.95 and DVD for $49.99.

Box art for Blu-ray

Check back later this week for our full review of the final season Blu-ray set.

Picard Legacy Collection in October

Coming October 17th will be Star Trek: The Picard Legacy Collection described as “the definitive release for Next Generation fans.” The limited edition set includes 54 individually numbered Blu-ray discs and unique packaging that houses every TV series and film featuring Jean-Luc Picard. That includes 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, 3 seasons of Picard, and the 4 TNG feature films along with over 35 hours of special features. This limited set also includes an exclusive edition of The Wisdom of Picard featuring brand new artwork and quotes, along with a one-of-a-kind deck of playing cards, a magnet sheet featuring all of Captain Picard’s badges and four custom Chateau Picard drink coasters.

You can pre-order the Legacy Collection at Amazon for $211.10.

Picard Legacy Collection

Here is what’s included…

  •  All Series and Films Featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation – Seasons 1-7
    • Star Trek: Picard – Seasons 1-3
    • Star Trek Generations
    • Star Trek: First Contact
    • Star Trek: Insurrection
    • Star Trek Nemesis
  • 35 hours of bonus features
  • Premium Packaging Containing 54 Blu-ray Discs, 154 Episodes and Exclusive Collectables
  • Exclusive Collectables:
    • Magnetic Captain Picard Badges
    • 4 Custom Chateau Picard Drink Coasters
    • Custom Deck of Playing Cards
    • Exclusive Version of The Wisdom of Picard, The Wisdom of Picard: The Legacy Collection Edition
      • Featuring New Cover Art
      • Including quotes from the latest seasons of Star Trek: Picard

Coming soon to other regions

Both Star Trek: Picard Season 3 as a standalone release, and “The Complete Series” boxed set will be available on:

  • United Kingdom – 20 November 2023 (DVD/BD)
  • France – 15 November 2023 (DVD/BD)
  • Germany – 15 November 2023 (tentative) (DVD/BD)
  • Spain – 16 November 2023 (DVD/BD)
  • Australia – 22 November 2023 (tentative) (DVD/BD)
  • Japan – 15 November 2023 (DVD/BD)
  • Italy – 15 November 2023 (DVD/BD)

Star Trek: The Picard Legacy Collection Blu-ray will be released internationally on the following dates:

  • United Kingdom – 20 November 2023
  • Germany – 16 November 2023
  • Italy – 15 November 2023 (DVD/BD)

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Man, I remember those TNG season sets going for $60+ each when they first came out. I don’t love all the art, but it feels like a nice deal if you have the space and don’t already own everything in it.

Not sure I’d trade in my individual Blu Ray seasons for the large box. In my experience (I have ENT Complete Series set and the 50th Anniversary TOS/TAS/TOS Films Complete Set) the discs are hard to manage and don’t store as well.

Ah, that cockney accent.

Picard was also on DS9 pilot episode EMISSARY.

The question is, was Picard S3 send off better than Nemesis?
Overall I would have to say NO

Yes, it totally confirmed that Picard was compromised by the Borg, the Borg got to be evil again and we got a return to TMP style starships. Was awesome!

*one* TMP style starship. And then the complete opposite, that ugly monstrosity the Enterprise-F

I think so. Nemesis is a half-baked derivative story which only has time to focus on a middling plot for Picard with a smattering of unoriginal scenes for Data and Troi along the way.

Picard season 3 is an uneven and at times derivative story which gives thoughtful development and closure and more screentime to every character, and then some. It has time for humor, introspection, regrets, optimism, shocks and memorable new characters. If the nostalgia moments like the end of episode 9 don’t hit for everyone then c’est la vie, but I ended that show feeling good about how the stories for these beloved characters have been resolved but still left open to possibilities. I didn’t feel much of that coming out of Nemesis.

The only thing I felt for Nemesis was pure anger

Nemesis wasn’t horrible (Generations was), but it really didn’t have the feel of a proper sendoff. Nemesis closed with B4 whistling a Data tune, Picard still on board the Enterprise, and the ship being fixed up to save the galaxy again in some future adventure.

The first part of Generations (the part aboard the Enterprise-B) was actually pretty good. I’ve rewatched the film a few times, and it’s obvious proof why you should have two writers working on two projects simultaneously. Moore and Braga were writing Generations and “All Good Things” mostly at the same time. Fortunately “All Good Things was very satisfying.

I liked S3 slightly more than Nemesis, though neither are what I’d call great. But I’ll always have All Good Things as a sendoff, so no worries.

I’d be interested to see a fan edit of Picard cut down to a two hour movie, then compare it with Nemesis. I suspect it’d be a lot stronger with all the padding cut out.

Yeah, Nemesis, which has many issues, was a better sendoff that Picard S3.

One thing NEM does have is a nice Goldsmith cue as we see PIcard walking at the end, and that goes a ways toward making up for some of what went before, giving it a feel of real closure.


I hate Nemesis but at least we got to see the Enterprise E. Where was it in Picard?

Geordi mentioned that the E was unusable, and Worf said it wasn’t his fault. We saw the F.

Obviously they really wanted to use the D.

IMHO, when ranking all 13 movies, I have Nemesis and Star Trek V tied at #12 – in other words tied for last place. I know many may disagree, but I have only watched Nemesis and STV once and I highly doubt I will see either a 2nd time.
So I respectfully disagree and rank Picard S3 ahead of Nemesis.

My two cents, NEM was not terribly enjoyable, and very disappointing to see in theaters. It was directed by a guy who admittedly knew very little about Trek whatsoever, and was nearly responsible for Tom Hardy quitting acting after having filmed it. I’ve seen it perhaps twice since it came out, and I would rank it at the bottom on my list of Trek films. IMO, PIC S3 was a *much* better send-off for this crew. It was made with love by someone who knows the franchise, and it deserves every accolade it received.

I never thought I’d live to see the day that somebody had something nice to say about Star Trek: Nemesis. This site is a trip!

I would say yes. Nemesis didn’t feel like the writers actually sat down and said “let’s write the final journey for this crew.” I realize the studio tossed on the tagline “A generation’s final journey” or whatever it was, but it didn’t feel like that. Terry Matalas has said numerous times he wanted to create something that felt like TNG’s The Undiscovered Country. Nemesis did not fit the bill. PIC S3 was not perfect, but it 1) gave us a fresh story for Picard and several characters, 2) reunited the core TNG cast, 3) checked the nostalgia boxes, and 4) actually gave us a satisfying conclusion for the core characters, and 5) set up a potential spin-off.

As for “Emissary,” it would be nice if that were included in the big boxed set, but they would have had to actually give that one episode a proper remaster treatment. It seems like a wasted opportunity to me …

This season was such a treat to see all these characters together again. Over 35 years later and they still excited fans. TNG lives!

Is there likely to be a 4k HDR release of season 3?

I don’t think the budget special effects would hold up to scrutiny at 4K, so the fact they they are going with a 1080P only release is actually a blessing.

With less than a handful of exceptions, hey don’t even come close to holding up in regular viewing. Par for the course with Trek on TV in recent years, space scenes most often look like mush (tho as I recall the tardigrade on DSC s1 looked great.)

It’s seems so weird to me that with so many decades of real imagery from space as reference — for viewers as well as makers — that this work is deliberately being made to look a universe apart from the real thing, as opposed to be just being a mild cinematic variance from photorealism (like, say, the FC space shots, a couple of which rival TMP and SPACE COWBOYS — wonder if those films have ever been combined in the same sentence before.)

I don’t have a 4k TV… but I will say as far as the special effects go. On my TV, space scenes in S1 and S2 of PIC look much better than they do streaming on Paramount+, so I’m assuming (fingers crossed!!!) the same is true for S3. I don’t think they looked bad at all, but you could definitely tell you were streaming.

***look better on the Blu-Ray, that should have read.

If the marketing guys at paramount are not bringing out this successful season in the best possible format they should look out for another job.

It wouldn’t be Paramount if they weren’t holding something back just to be able to sell it to the fans again later with slight improvements.

I’m glad the captured lightning in a bottle. It’s a shame they couldn’t capture lighting for the prophet-damn sets.

I wonder if she touches on the absolutely abysmal treatment that Diane Muldaur endured from the TNG cast? Muldaur has said that she often felt like crying after a day on the TNG sets.

I’ve tried removing my comment because it pertained to TNG only, not the Picard series. But the system won’t let me. Sorry!

Well, that’s too bad. I can understand their supporting Gates McFadden, but that’s no excuse to treat a fellow actor with that kind of disrespect.

Sirtis still bitches about Muldaur to this day, criticising her use of cue cards (if she had copious medical technobabble to deliver she’d most likely have done the same). Muldaur for her part has always been very gracious but it’s clear she wasn’t treated well by much of the cast, with certain exceptions like Michael Dorn.

Would LOVE to have seen Sirtis react to cue cards if Brando had done the Soran part in GEN as once intended. Would she have spent decades belittling big Marlon over that use of a tool he employed from the 70s onward?

Not to be too impolite (and I’m not getting into personalities, because for all I know Sirtis could be a wonderful person who has had to overcome all manner of hardships), but Sirtis delivers nothing special as an actress, and so far as I can see, never has. She is funny in FC, but rarely memorable in anything else except when she is bad, which happened often enough during the series, especially early on.

I’d put Muldaur’s work on TOS, the tv movie ORDEAL, her recurring role on MCCLOUD and the feature film NUMBER ONE up against anything Sirtis ever did that I’ve seen. Now that I thnk of it, I should probably find the film adaptation of Tom Tryon’s THE OTHER, because I know Muldaur is in that and have been meaning to watch it for about 50 years now.

and Muldaur’s brother did a cover of “Brazil” that was used in the film of the same name, so that’s tangential +10 points to the family Mulduar

Did not know that, have the blu-ray, will give it a new listen. Is singer Maria Muldaur (‘midnight at the oasis’ for those who remember A.M. radio playlists from the 19702) part of the same Muldaur clan?

Agreed. Nice lady, good to fans, but a “lightweight” actor. If you are making other actors feel bad about their prep techniques, then I would suspect that you are feeling jealously and inadequacy towards them regarding regarding your own skills. That is dickish behavior — I’m sure she regrets it now.

Muldar’s body of work blows Sirtis’s out of the water…cue cards or not.

I always wanted to see Diana Muldaur return in a one-off as Dr. Pulaski later in TNG’s run. I always thought Season 5’s “Ethics” would have been a fabulous opportunity to see Pulaski work with/butt heads with Crusher. I’m sure Gates would have been open to the idea.

Ms. Sirtis is a team player, so I doubt this would happen, but I’d be curious that, if in a moment of candor, did she look over her script in PS3 and wonder, what the f**k is this?
Of the main cast members who appeared in season three, Troi was only a bit more window dressing the Moriarty was.

Are you referring to her getting less screen time than others? Marina Sirtis had already moved back to the UK, and since seasons two and three were filmed back-to-back there were likely still travel concerns/considerations.

Nope, I’m referring to Troi’s lightweight involvement in season 3. Whiny housewife, damsel in distress, and more ‘I sense something is amiss, but damned if I can put a finger on it’ dialogue.

Ah, I see what you mean. Personally, I enjoyed Crusher getting a chance to shine for a change without being window dressing. But yeah, Troi did get short-changed in the character development department. I feel like we saw more character growth for Troi in Season One’s “Nepenthe.”

But that’s what she opted for. According to a Matalas interview, he wanted to give Troi a bigger story line but she didn’t want to go back to America for longer than a few weeks to film and just agreed to come back at the end of the season. He said she was able to give input on her character like the others and had approval on what he wrote so she obviously had no issues with it.

End of the day, I think Sirtis just wanted to hang out with her friends again and be part of the gang, but didn’t care much Troi had a big role or she would’ve been in it more as he originally wanted her to be.

An actor only gets so much latitude to criticize the material. As Ms. Sirtis has commented on catsuit hell in the past, I’d of figured one more ride on the E-D shouldn’t have come at the cost of s**tty dialogue. But as folks have commented on Shatner and Generations, you can’t complain too much if you cash the paycheck.

Dude, I love it when I read these “just trust Phil, he knows the inside stuff in Star Trek” posts. Call me 100% Entertained! :-)

Not sure what you’re talking about. The OP was just a ‘fly on the wall’ observation. Ms. Sirtis has been pretty vocal in the past about not having a whole helluva lot of character development outside of the catsuit, but that’s known information.

My copy has shipped. I can’t wait for this masterpiece to come home. It’s the Star Trek they should have done in season one. What vould have been…..

What could have been…..

Season 3 was a bit uneven, but overall a good end. The only worthwhile connective thread in Seasons 1 and 2 was the plot point connecting the dots from Androids to Augments ultimately leading to Data… by way of the Noonian-Singh family. An interesting story evolution making great use out of what likely was a coincidence originally, though expanded on in Enterprise too. Otherwise, they were pretty awful.

I will definitely pick up Season 3, but still holding out hope for a 4K release.

I’m too holding out hope for a 4K release bro!!

Season 3 was the best season of NuTrek so far for me. 😃👍

Absolutely loved it. Maybe LDS season 4 will surpass it but not holding my breath.

I rewatched this season twice now. Just so many great moments!


From your lips. I am very excited about the S31 movie and I’m even excited about Academy (Lower Decks proved to me not to dread something before I see it), but I want the Legacy show (with a different title). Give us Captain Seven!

I’m more excited about S31 since it’s now just a TV movie. I’m hoping Bashir or Worf will show up too but as long as it’s good that’s all that matters.

But I’m more excited about future Trek these days after how great Picard was and I already know LDS is going to be good this season.

We’re eating good as Trek fans these days! 😀

Just a warning: There appears to be an error on the Blu-Ray-Set of Season 3. At the beginning of episode 10 there is a flyby shot of the Enterprise-D. On the Blu-Ray-Set it’s a temp shot, not the final shot that is in the streaming version on Paramount+.


Is this what they’re going to use as an excuse for a re-remastering down the line once they have finished squeezing fans like a wash rag to buy the blu-ray?


That’s really bad lol – looks like it’s from the old Bridge Commander game (which was actually quite fun)


I know some of S3 was fan service and far from perfect, but I have to admit I really enjoyed it, especially after watching the horribly written and awful S2. After more than three decades since All Good Things, S3 was a great sendoff for the TNG crew and the Enterprise D.
Btw, I actually liked most of S1, with the exception of 2 or 3 episodes which were abominable.

I don’t think Season 2 was awful, I think it was overly ambitious. Whereas Season 1 should have been twelve episodes, to “flesh out the middle,” Season 2 tried to do too much within the confines of ten episodes.

Same DeanH! I think season 3 was like season 2 of SNW for me, not perfect and had issues but still really enjoyed both of them. Picard a little more so because I just wanted more 25th century stories in general and I loved the way it wrapped these characters stories up. It really was a great send off. I’m happy it got so much praise that it did. After season 2, I was really worried this show was going to go out in a complete disaster lol.

And for some reason, I’m really happy the Enterprise D is in the fleet museum now. Made up fiction gives me hope lol.