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Paramount Announces 'Enterprise' DVD Extras

By Christian
February 12, 2005 - 1:43 PM

Paramount has officially unveiled the specs for the first-season Enterprise DVD box set, due for release on the 3rd of May, 2005.

According to a press release posted on the official Star Trek site, Enterprise will be the first Trek TV series to feature an audio commentary on its DVD release, as executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga have recorded a comment track for "Broken Bow." This episode will also feature a text commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda, as will "The Andorian Incident" and "Vox Sola."

Several mini-documentaries have been created for inclusion on the DVD set. "Creating Enterprise" and "Inside Shuttlepod One" both offer a look at the making of the show, while the cast are featured in the Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) profile "O Captain! My Captain!," the Vaughn Armstrong profile "Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage," and finally "Cast Impressions: Season One." The set also comes with a short piece on Star Trek travel, a feature carrying the mysterious title "Enterprise secrets," and finally a collection of deleted scenes and outtakes.

Enterprise will be presented in anamorphic widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 TVs) with Dolby Digital 5.1 English and Dolby Digital 2.0 surround English, while both regular English subtitles and closed captioning for the hearing impaired will be included. The set will come with a suggested retail price of $100, although the actual price charged by retailers will likely end up being lower.

The Enterprise first-season set will be out on the 3rd of May. Paramount has already announced the three following seasons will be released on July 12, September 6 and November 1 respectively, but no information on the specific contents of these sets is yet available.

Meanwhile, fans who are worried that after November 1, they will have no new Trek DVDs to look forward to anymore, may be able to draw some hope on a news item posted on the Digital Bits yesterday. Following up on recent reports that rumours of a DVD release for the animated Star Trek series were premature (story), the Digital Bits contacted its sources inside Paramount to enquire about the status of the show. According to the site, Animated Series DVDs are definitely still planned, but will now likely be coming out in 2006, rather than 2005.

The original press release on the Enterprise DVD sets can be found here on the official Star Trek site, while the Digital Bits' Rumour Mill report on the Animated Series can be found here

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