Next month, the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray.
In addition, a special feature-length presentation of Unification on Blu-ray will also debut.
“Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season. Featuring some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the season includes Paul Winfield‘s guest appearance as Dathon and Ashley Judd‘s debut performance in beloved episode, Darmok. The set also includes the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in Cause and Effect, and The Inner Light, the critically acclaimed episode that garnered the series its first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
“In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s most notable names, deleted scenes and a gag reel, the high-definition collection includes the newly produced featurette, Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry, which took place halfway through the season, had on the show as well as the production family. The tribute to the late creator includes key cast and crew members sharing their favorite memories of working with Roddenberry and bidding farewell to the Great Bird of the Galaxy.
“The collection also includes the exclusive featurette, In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jeff Bond, author of The Music of Star Trek, moderates the conversation between the show’s composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway as the group discusses the challenges for writing each episode’s original score, working with a live orchestra and the team’s creative approach to scoring the series. The featurette also shares stories from behind some of the most beloved musical cues including the legendary Ressikan flute melody from The Inner Light. Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season Blu-ray features all twenty-six episodes of the fifth season, remastered into stunning, crowd-pleasing high-definition.”
Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season will be released on November 19th, with a SRP of $130.00. It is available now for pre-order at Amazon. The Amazon cost for this set is $79.99.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification – Blu-ray is a feature-length presentation of the fan-favorite, two-part epic adventure from the series’ fifth season. Over twenty-five million viewers tuned into the original airing of the episode, making it one of the most-watched of all seven seasons of the series. In the episode, Leonard Nimoy reprises his iconic role as Spock as both he and Captain Jean-Luc Picard venture on a heroic mission in an attempt to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans.
“Along with audio commentary and an exclusive deleted scene, the Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification – Blu-ray includes the exclusive documentary, From One Generation to the Next. This newly-produced special featurette takes fans behind the scenes at the making of the classic two-part episode and the introduction of Spock to the 24th century saga of the hit series.”
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification – Blu-ray will also release on November 19, with a SRP of $28.28. This Blu-ray feature episode can also be pre-ordered at Amazon for $19.86.