'Voyager' Launches In R2 With Exclusive FeaturesBy Caillan
March 1, 2004 - 9:14 AM
See Also: 'Caretaker' Episode Guide
Star Trek: Voyager comes home to European fans this May with special extra features available only in Region 2.
The six-disc season one DVD set, currently scheduled to be released on May 3, will include a documentary focusing on Star Trek: The Experience, according to the Region 2 Project. In the featurette, available on disc five, a Klingon warrior and other aliens will lead viewers around the theme park in Las Vegas.
The documentary also includes behind-the-scenes footage from the creation of "the virtual ride", but the press release did not state whether this is the Experience's original attraction or the new Borg Encounter 4-D ride.
Disc six includes two classic original Star Trek episodes: "Arena", in which Captain Kirk battles with a Gorn, and the Hugo Award-winning time-travel episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever". Neither of these episodes have previously been available in the United Kingdom.
In all other respects, the Region 2 season one DVD set is exactly the same as the package released in North America (Region 1) last week. The set contains the feature-length pilot, "Caretaker", as well as the 14 regular episodes that make up Voyager's first season. Extra features include "Braving the Unknown: Season One", "On Location with the Kazon" and "The First Captain: Genevieve Bujold", which looks at the Voyager that might have been.
The Region 2 Project has also published the release dates for the remaining Voyager DVD sets in Europe:
- Season Two: July 5, 2004
- Season Three: September 6, 2004
- Season Four: November 1, 2004
- Season Five: January 3, 2005
- Season Six: March 7, 2005
- Season Seven: May 2, 2005
The Region 2 version of the Star Trek: Voyager season one DVD set is available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk for £58.99, 30% off the retail price. German fans can order the set from Amazon.de, while the Region 1 package is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.
The original news is available at the Region 2 Project. Thanks to Carl Akers for this!