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By Michelle
March 3, 2005 - 10:36 PM

The first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, which will be released on DVD in Region 1 on May 3rd and in Region 2 on May 2nd, is now available for pre-order.

DVD Answers reports that the European release, which is expected to include outtakes, deleted scenes and original interviews like the American release (see previous story), will contain a feature not found on the Region 1 set, entitled "Celebrating Star Trek - A look at Star Trek Conventions and Fans." The segment will feature cast members of Enterprise and other Star Trek series.

Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits writes that the "Celebrating Star Trek" featurette will be available in the US as a bonus disc available to customers at certain retail outlets.

In addition, Millionaire Playboy has published an early Star Trek: First Contact SE DVD review, calling it a "huge improvement" over the previous DVD release of the eighth Star Trek film but protesting, "Compared to some of the previous special editions, First Contact contains pretty weak features. The new set is expected to be released on March 15th in the US and April 25th in Europe.

The reviewer found much to praise in the film itself, newly released behind-the-scenes footage of filming the missile silo and a tribute to late composer Jerry Goldsmith, who wrote the highly praised score, but said, "A series of 'Making of' documentaries is nothing but interviews with the cast and crew of the film" and wondered why deleted scenes were not included on this release.

The first season of Star Trek: Enterprise may be ordered for delivery in May with Region 1 encoding from Amazon.com and Region 2 encoding from Amazon.co.uk. The Star Trek: First Contact SE may be ordered from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk as well.

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