For those waiting for the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation beginning next month, news has emerged that one of the classic episodes from Season Two may be released as an extended cut.
According to a tweet by Melissa Snodgrass, the episode in question has twenty extra minutes than was seen in the original broadcast.
“Need to send first cut of The Measure of a Man back to CBS today,” Snodgrass tweeted. “Version is twenty minutes longer than broadcast. Will be on DVDs.”
A Measure of a Man is the episode in which Data’s existence is threatened when Commander Maddox, who considers Data to be the property of Starfleet, wishes to disassemble the android. Data will not cooperate and the result is a court case to determine Data’s legal status.
Season One of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray will release on July 24, with more seasons to follow.