'Generations' DVD SE To Include Deleted ScenesBy Michelle
June 18, 2004 - 11:46 PM
The Star Trek: Generations special edition DVD release will include deleted scenes and commentary by writers Brannon Braga and Ron Moore among its features.
The Digital Bits has reported that the two-disc set, which will be released in the US on September 7th, will include an alternate ending, presumably the controversial original climax which was changed after negative test audience response to the ending seen in the theatrical version.
The film Generations, in anamorphic widescreen video (1.85:1) with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio, will take up the first disc in the set, accompanied by audio commentary by Braga and Moore and text commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda. The bulk of the special features, however, will be on the second disc, in sections entitled The Star Trek Universe, Production, Visual Effects, Scene Deconstruction, Deleted Scenes and Archives.
The Star Trek Universe will include a tribute to designer Matt Jeffries, a segment on 24th Century Weapons and "Captain Picard's Family Album." The highlight of the Production section will be "Uniting Two Legends", presumably Kirk and Picard, and a featurette on stellar cartography.
ILM's models will be spotlighted in the Visual Effects area, along with a demonstration of how the crash of the Enterprise was accomplished. Deconstructed scenes will include the Nexus ribbon and the crash of the saucer section. But the highlight for many fans will undoubtedly be the deleted scenes, which includes "Christmas with the Picards", an orbital skydiving sequence and "Walking the Plank."