Good news for fans of Star Trek: Enterprise; the release date for the Blu-ray version of the first season has been announced.
And fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine andVoyager find out why Enterprise will be released ahead of those series.
The six-disc set will feature the twenty-five episodes for the first season, plus new special features, and will be released on March 26.
One of the new special features is a documentary called To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, which “gives fans an inside look at the development and production of the series.” Filmed as recently as last month, To Boldly Go includes:
- Part One: Countdown – Chronicles the challenges faced by the producers and creative staff as they attempt to launch a new chapter in the Star Trek saga by making the then-radical decision to create a prequel to the beloved original series. Features all new interviews with key personnel including creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, production designer Herman Zimmerman, technical consultants Michael and Denise Okuda, writers Andre Bormanis, Phyllis Strong and more.
- Part Two: Boarding the NX-01 – Follows the team as they begin the casting process and production on the series 2-hour pilot Broken Bow. Features all-new interviews with key cast and crew including series pilot director James L. Conway and series leads Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker), and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed).
- Part Three: First Flight – Charts the course for the rest of the series’ first season including all-new interviews with key production and post-production personnel. The six-disc set also includes a candid conversation with the series’ creators, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, offering a glimpse into their creative process. In addition, the Blu-ray features brand new commentaries on select episodes from the season, along with a host of previously released special features such as deleted scenes and outtakes.
- Star Trek: Enterprise recounts the adventures of the pioneers of space travel who ventured into the universe 100 years before James T. Kirk helmed the starship of the same name. Set in the 22nd century, Enterprise takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these men and women will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.
Disc One includes: Broken Bow, Fight or Flight, Strange New World and the following special features: Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director James L. Conway, visual effects producer Dan Curry and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) on Broken Bow, Audio Commentary with Brannon Braga and Rick Berman on Broken Bow, Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on Broken Bow, Deleted Scenes from Broken Bow, Deleted Scenes from Fight or Flight, In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga—NEW, Archival Mission Log: Creating Enterprise, Archival Mission Log: O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula, Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 02, Cast Introduction—NEW, Network Presentation—NEW,
Disc Two includes: Unexpected, Terra Nova, The Andorian Incident, Breaking the Ice, Civilization and the following special features: Deleted Scene from Unexpected, Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on The Andorian Incident, Archival Mission Log: Cast Impressions: Season 1, Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Secrets.
Disc Three includes: Fortunate Son, Cold Front, Silent Enemy, Dear Doctor, Sleeping Dogs, and the following special features: Audio commentary with writer/story editor André Bormanis and visual effects producer Dan Curry on Silent Enemy—NEW, Deleted Scene from Sleeping Dogs, Archival Mission Log: Star Trek Time Travel: Temporal Cold Wars and Beyond, Archival Mission Log: Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage.
Disc Four includes: Shadows of P’Jem, Shuttlepod One, Fusion, Rogue Planet, Acquisition, and the following special features: Audio Commentary with writers/executive story editors Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong on Shadows of P’Jem—NEW, Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director David Livingston and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating, (Malcolm Reed) on Shuttlepod One—NEW, Deleted Scene from Shuttlepod One, Archival Mission Log: Inside Shuttlepod One, Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 01, Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 03.
Disc Five includes: Oasis, Detained, Vox Sola, Fallen Hero, Desert Crossing, and the following special features: Deleted Scenes from Oasis, Deleted Scenes from Fallen Hero, Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on Vox Sola, Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Outtakes, On The Set —NEW.
Disc Six includes: Two Days and Two Nights, Shockwave, Part 1 and the following special features: Deleted Scene from Two Days and Two Nights, Deleted Scenes from Shockwave, Part 1, Documentary: To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise—NEW (Part 1: Countdown, Part 2: Boarding the NX-01, Part 3: First Flight), Archival Mission Log: Celebrating Star Trek.
The suggested retail price for Star Trek: Enterprise Blu-Ray S1 will be $130.00 US and $150.00 Canada.
Fans of Deep Space Nine and Voyager got an answer as to why Enterprise is being released ahead of those series. “It’s a massive undertaking to go to in and meticulously rebuild DS9 or Voyager from scratch in high definition with the same process being employed on TNG,” said Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. “Enterprise was finished and broadcast in HD, so practically speaking, it is much easier for us to turn it around quickly and release it into the market, while we are still releasing seasons of The Next Generation. The fact that the show was HD-ready allows us to give fans an opportunity to revisit the series and also offer an in-depth exploration on the making of the series and its significance in the Star Trek canon by producing all-new special features along the lines of the material we’ve been producing for the TNG Blu-ray releases.”
Source: Home Theater Forumvia StarTrek.com