STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Season 3 Blu-ray Details (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Source: Paramount/ CBS

Have you been picking up the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Blu-rays? Despite every episode being on Netflix, I highly recommend picking up these Blu-rays. Revisiting the adventures of Picard, Riker, and Data and been a real treat. To top it all off, they have never looked better either. Check out Mania’s review of Season 2. Here is the press release for all the goodies and a “Best of Both Worlds” two pack that enables you to not have to wait a whole summer to relive the epic two-parter. 


Continuing the series of high-definition collections celebrated by fans, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION™ – THE THIRD SEASON and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS will both arrive on Blu-ray Disc April 30 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution in separate must-have sets packed with all-new special features. Both collections are the result of the painstaking restoration of the renowned series that involved returning to the original film elements.  The results have critics raving that “this set will feel like you’re experiencing a brand-new show” (IGN). 


Boasting an unprecedented reunion of Next Generation writers moderated by comedian and Star Trek fan Seth MacFarlane, this third season collection features an all-new feature entitled “Inside The Writer’s Room.”  Including fascinating discussion on the creation of the show’s acclaimed third season by some of today’s most visionary science fiction television writers, MacFarlane leads a panel that includes Ronald Moore, Brannon Braga, Naren Shankar and Rene Echevarria.  Plus, the collection is highlighted by an all-new multi-part documentary “Resistance is Futile: Assimilating The Next Generation,” which reveals behind-the-scenes insight on the making of Season Three, focusing on the drastic changes to the creative and writing staff leading to the arrival of new show runner Michael Piller.  Also, the set features a special tribute to Piller, including never-before-seen interviews with cast, crew, family members and industry colleagues who all discuss his lasting influence not only on the series, but also on the Star Trek franchise as a whole.  Rounding out the exclusive bonus material includes an all-new gag reel and newly produced commentary on select episodes.


The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray is a 6-disc collection featuring all 26 episodes of the third season.  Continuing to follow the remarkable voyages of the Starship Enterprise, the third season includes some of the most celebrated episodes in Star Trek canon.  


STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Hailed by TV Guide as one of the best television episodes of all time*, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blu-ray features a seamlessly edited, one-part, feature length 86 minute presentation of the classic two-part cliffhanger. In this fan favorite episode, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is captured and assimilated by the Borg.   Available in high-definition for the first time ever, a centerpiece to the release is a newly-produced documentary “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg.” Offering fans an in-depth exploration into the creation of The Next Generation’s most iconic villains, along with the making of the episode, the exclusive feature


*Part One

includes all-new interviews with the show’s production staff, visual effects artists, writers, and cast as they reveal the challenges faced in producing one of the most technically complex episodes of the series.  Plus the set includes an exclusive gag reel and all-new commentary with technical consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, actor Elizabeth Dennehy and director Cliff Bole.

 

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, German Mono, Castilian Mono, and Japanese 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.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:


Disc One:

Episodes

Evolution

The Ensigns of Command

The Survivors

Who Watches The Watchers?

The Bonding


Special Features

Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Three (SD)

Audio Commentary with Ron Moore on “The Bonding” – NEW! 

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)

Promo #3 (SD)

Promo #4 (SD)

Promo #5 (SD)


Disc Two:

Episodes

Booby Trap

The Enemy

The Price

The Vengeance Factor

The Defector


Special Features

Archival Mission Log: Selected Crew Analysis Year Three (SD)

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)

Promo #3 (SD)

Promo #4 (SD)

Promo #5 (SD)


Disc Three: 

Episodes

The Hunted

The High Ground

Deja Q

A Matter of Perspective

Yesterday’s Enterprise


Special Features

Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Three: Memorable Missions (SD)

Audio commentary with Ron Moore and Ira Steven Behr on “Yesterday’s Enterprise – NEW!

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)

Promo #3 (SD)

Promo #4 (SD)

Promo #5 (SD)


Disc Four:

Episodes

The Offspring

Sins of the Father

Allegiance

Captain’s Holiday


Special Features

Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Three: Production (SD) 

Audio Commentary with Rene Echevarria and Jonathan Frakes on “The Offspring” –NEW!

Audio Commentary with Ron Moore on “Sins of the Father” – NEW!

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)

Promo #3 (SD)

Promo #4 (SD)


Disc Five:

Episodes

Tin Man

Hollow Pursuits

The Most Toys

Sarek

Ménage à Troi


Special Features

Gag Reel (HD) – NEW!

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)

Promo #3 (SD)

Promo #4 (SD)

Promo #5 (SD)


Disc Six:

Episodes

Transfigurations

The Best of Both Worlds, Part I

Special Features

Star Trek The Next Generation: Inside The Writer’s Room (HD) – NEW! 

Resistance is Futile: Assimilating The Next Generation (HD) – NEW! 

A Tribute to Michael Pillar (HD) – NEW! 

Episodic Promos

Promo #1 (SD)

Promo #2 (SD)


The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blu-ray will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, German Stereo, Castilian Mono and Japanese Mono.  The discs also include English SDH, French, Italian, German, Castilian, 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 $28.28 U.S. and $32.00 Canada.  Its disc breakdown is as follows:


The Best Of Both Worlds


Special Features

Audio Commentary with Cliff Bole, Mike Okuda & Denise Okuda, and Elizabeth Dennehy – NEW!

Regeneration: Engaging the Borg – NEW! 

Gag Reel – NEW!


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