STAR TREK TNG Season 2 Blu-ray (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Source: CBS and Paramount
Are you ready for the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray? Paramount and CBS Home Video have released an official statement with details about the Blu-rays. Plus, there will be an extend cut of “The Measure of Man” and a round table interview with the cast! Check out the press release below:
The journey to new frontiers continues in spectacular high definition as the legendary series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray Disc December 4 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Adding to the exclusivity and collectability of the Blu-ray release is an HD, “Extended Cut” of “The Measure of a Man,” which includes deleted scenes and different angles from the broadcast version. The original version of the episode is included, as well as a “Hybrid Extended Cut,” combining the high-definition on-air version of “The Measure of a Man” with video of the extra material taken from an early VHS rough-cut of the episode that was in the writer’s (Melinda Snodgrass) archives.
The spectacular collection boasts a must-see reunion of the cast, who were brought together earlier this year in Calgary in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series. Produced exclusively for the series’ Blu-ray, this never-before-seen reunion roundtable chat features all of the best known cast regulars, joining together for the first time in years to tape a discussion about the legacy of the series, including Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher).
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON also includes over 120 minutes of brand-new special features, including a two-part, in-depth documentary on the making of Season 2 entitled “Making It So: Continuing Star Trek: The Next Generation” – Strange New Worlds (Part 1), and New Life and New Civilizations (Part 2), and a gag reel that was created from newly recovered 35mm film elements and transferred for the very first time to high-definition.
The 5-disc collection features all 22 episodes of the second season of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, including the beginning of Whoopi Goldberg’s notable recurring role, and the introductions of Diana Muldaur as the new ship’s doctor and the deadly alien villains The Borg.
The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON Blu-ray set will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, Castilian Mono, Japanese Mono and German Mono. The discs also include English SDH, 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, and it will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:
•The Child •Where Silence Has Lease •Elementary, Dear Data •The Outrageous Okona •Loud as a Whisper
•Episode Promos and Gag Reel
•1988 On-Air Season Two Promo
•Energized! Season Two Tech Update
•1988 Reading Rainbow segment with LeVar Burton
•2012 Reading Rainbow iTunes Promo
•Archival Mission Log: Department Briefing Year 2 – Production
• The Schizoid Man • Unnatural Selection •A Matter of Honor •The Measure of a Man
• Episodic Promos
• The Measure of a Man (HD Extended Version) Audio Commentary with Melinda Snodgrass and Mike & Denise Okuda The Measure of a Man (Hybrid Extended Version)
The Dauphin •Contagion •The Royale •Time Squared •The Icarus Factor
•Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Penny Juday, Star Trek Coordinator
•Archival Mission Log: Selected Crew Analysis Year Two
•Pen Pals •Q Who? •Samaritan Snare •Up The Long Ladder •Manhunt
• Episodic Promos
• Archival Mission Log: Departmental Analysis Year 2: Memorable Missions
•The Emissary •Peak Performance •Shades of Gray
•Reunification: 25 Years After Star Trek: The Next Generation •Making It So: Continuing Star Trek: The Next Generation
• Part 1: Strange New Worlds
• Part 2: New Life and New Civilizations •Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Two