'Star Trek: Voyager' Season 5 DVDs ReleasedBy Chris Wales
November 9, 2004 - 11:58 AM
Star Trek: Voyager's fifth season hit shelves this morning for region 1 fans, with leading online retailer Amazon.com being one of many retailers to offer fans a chance to revisit twenty-five of the show's episodes, including the feature-length "Dark Frontier".
The episodes will be available in both Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, and feature a host of special features, including:
- Braving the Unknown- Season 5: Interviews with both the cast and crew on their experiences of the fifth season, as well as Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, who guest starred in the episode "Think Tank". Plus: Celebrations for the filming of Voyager's 100th episode, "Timeless".
- Voyager Time Capsule- B'Elanna Torres: Roxann Dawson speaks on her character's progression over the course of the five seasons, plus her directorial stint on the show.
- Voyager Time Capsule- Tom Paris: Robert Duncan McNeill likewise discusses his character along with the rest of the cast, and his own outings as director of a number of Voyager's episodes.
- The Borg Queen Speaks: An interview with Susanna Thompson, who played the leader of the Borg collective in "Dark Frontier" for the first of what became a number of appearances.
- Delta Quadrant Make-up Magic: Make-up artists Michael Westmore, the creator of many alien faces, takes the audience on a behind-the-scenes look at the task of creating the look of some of Star Trek's most distant races.
The season features a number of landmark episodes, including the telemovie "Dark Frontier", which saw the first appearance of the Borg Queen on Voyager; "Timeless" was the show's one-hundredth episode, featuring stunning visuals and a guest appearance from a Next Generation star; "Counterpoint" was voted the UK's favourite episode of Star Trek during the BBC's 35th anniversary celebrations in honour of the show; "11:59", which took the audience back to the modern day, and the stunning season finale and cliffhanger "Equinox, Part I".