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Star Trek The Next Generation Season 4 Blu-ray

Plus Redemption Blu-ray

By Robert T. Trate     May 15, 2013
Source: Paramount/ CBS

With all the Star Trek hype and news circulation around CBS and Paramount have announced when Season 4 of The Next Generation will arrive on Blu-ray. Much like the release of Season 3 and the “Best of Both Worlds” there will be a two part single release of “Redemption”. Here is the official press release and details from CBS and Paramount. 

The epic sci-fi adventure continues as the latest high-definition collections of the celebrated series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY (including Ultraviolet™ download or stream) arrive July 30 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Featuring painstaking restorations of the beloved series’ episodes, both sets are also packed with must-see special features that delve into the inception and creation of some of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s most unforgettable moments.  

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE FOURTH SEASON

 

From the season premiere - the epic conclusion of the two-part cliffhanger “The Best Of Both Worlds” - to its thrilling finale “Redemption” Part 1, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON is distinguished as one of the most favored amongst fans.


In addition to all-new commentary tracks on select episodes with some of the franchise’s biggest names including writers Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga, and director Rob Bowman, the collection also includes brand new special features exclusive to the release including never-before-released deleted scenes.  With “RELATIVITY: The Family Saga of Star Trek – The Next Generation,” fans will uncover special insight into particular challenges facing the production of the fourth season.  This multi-part documentary focuses on the series’ evolution after its critically acclaimed third season turned the show into a crossover hit, while also giving viewers a special look into the personal relationships and family bonds of the crew of the Enterprise with key episodes such as “Reunion” and “Brothers.” 


Also, “In Conversation: The Art Department” special feature offers unprecedented insight into the creation of some of the series’ most iconic designs through interviews with production designer Herman Zimmerman, illustrator Doug Drexler, illustrator and technical consultant
Rick Sternbach, scenic art supervisor Michael Okuda, scenic artist Denise Okuda and FX maestro Dan Curry, each revealing fascinating background into how the series cemented the look of the 24
th century. 


STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY features all 26 episodes of the fourth season, brilliantly remastered into stunning high-definition that continues to be hailed by critics including High-Def Digest, who called the third season Blu-ray release “an amazing, fan-pleasing product.” 


STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY, also featuring Ultraviolet download or stream, is a seamlessly edited, feature-length presentation of the classic two-part episode that served as the season four finale and season five premiere.  Penned by acclaimed sci-fi screenwriter Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), the thrilling episode follows Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn) as they fight to end a Klingon civil war. 


Along with an extensive audio commentary from Moore and scenic artists/Star Trek consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY includes the exclusive documentary, “Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War.”  This newly produced special feature explores the Klingon mythology of Star Trek: The Next Generation and features all-new interviews with writer/producer Moore, who, in addition to “Redemption,” wrote some of the franchise’s most memorable Klingon storylines, and some of the actors who played the most renowned Klingon characters including Michael Dorn (Worf), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron) and Gwynyth Walsh (B’Etor). 


STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, German Mono, Castilian Mono, Italian Mono, and Japanese Mono.  The discs also include English SDH, and French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles.  The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  It will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One: Episodes

  • The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
  • Family
  • Brothers
  • Suddenly Human
  • Remember Me

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Four (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Bowman and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Brothers” – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD) 
    • Promo #2 (SD) 
    • Promo #3 (SD) 
    • Promo #4 (SD) 
    • Promo #5 (SD) 

Disc Two: Episodes

  • Legacy
  • Reunion

  • Future Imperfect

  • Final Mission

  • The Loss

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Selected Crew Analysis Year Four (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Reunion” – NEW! 
  • Episodic Promos

    • Promo #1 (SD) 

    • Promo #2 (SD) 

    • Promo #3 (SD) 

    • Promo #4 (SD) 

    • Promo #5 (SD) 

Disc Three: Episodes

  • Data’s Day
  • The Wounded

  • Devil’s Due

  • Clues

  • First Contact

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: New Life and New Civilizations (SD)
  • Episodic Promos

    • Promo #1 (SD) 

    • Promo #2 (SD) 

    • Promo #3 (SD) 

    • Promo #4 (SD) 

    • Promo #5 (SD) 


Disc Four:
 Episodes

  • Galaxy’s Child
  • Night Terrors
  • Identity Crisis
  • The Nth Degree
  • Qpid

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Chronicles from the Final Frontier (SD)
  • Episodic Promos

    • Promo #1 (SD) 

    • Promo #2 (SD) 

    • Promo #3 (SD) 

    • Promo #4 (SD) 

    • Promo #5 (SD) 

Disc Five: Episodes

  • The Drumhead
  • Half a Life

  • The Host

  • The Mind’s Eye

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Four: Production (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Select Historical Data (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Inside the Star Trek Archives (SD)
  • Episodic Promos

    • Promo #1 (SD) 

    • Promo #2 (SD) 

    • Promo #3 (SD) 

    • Promo #4 (SD) 

Disc Six: Episodes

  • In Theory
  • Redemption, Part I

Special Features

  • In Conversation: The Star Trek TM Art Department (HD) – NEW!
  • RELATIVITY: The Family Saga of Star Trek – The Next Generation (HD) – NEW!
  • Part 1: Homecoming
  • Part 2: Posterity
  • Gag Reel (HD) – NEW!
  • Deleted Scenes (HD) – NEW!
    • The Best Of Both Worlds, Part II
    • Family
    • Brothers 
    • Final Mission
    • The Wounded
    • Galaxy’s Child
    • Qpid
    • The Host
  • Episodic Promos

    • Promo #1 (SD) 

    • Promo #2 (SD) 

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – REDEMPTION BLU-RAY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, German Mono, French Mono and Japanese Mono.  The collection also includes English SDH, German, French and Japanese subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  It will be available for the suggested retail price of $28.28 U.S. and $32.00 Canada.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:


  • Redemption (Parts 1 and 2)

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda – NEW!
  • Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War (HD) – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Part 1
    • Part 2 

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jedibanner 5/16/2013 7:44:07 AM

Is there any mentions or hope that DS9 will come on BR?

RobertTrate 5/16/2013 2:30:12 PM

Nope. But it will probably follow very soon.  

jedibanner 5/17/2013 5:05:01 AM

thanks...I would buy DS9 in a second...somehow, ST TNG...not my favorite.

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