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It’s official: CBS has just announced (via Star Trek.com) the Blu-ray release of a title we suggested was in the works for HD several months ago. Star Trek: Enterprise will officially arrive on Blu-ray as a 6-disc set on 3/26 (SRP $130 – but you can reasonably expect Amazon to have it available for around the same price as the TNG BD sets). All of the extras from the previous DVD release will carry over, and you’ll get significant new content as well including an all-new, multi-part retrospective documentary called To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise. It’s some 19 hours of content in all. From the official press release, the documentary:
“...gives fans an inside look at the development and production of the series and is exclusive to this collection. The documentary features interviews with the show’s cast and crew, some of which were shot as recently as December 2012, as well as archival footage and behind-the-scenes clips. The documentary 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.”
Specific extras in the set will include:
- 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—NEW!
- 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 (SD)
- Deleted Scenes from Fight or Flight (SD)
- In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga—NEW! (HD)
- Archival Mission Log: Creating Enterprise (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 02 (SD)
- Cast Introduction—NEW (SD)
- Network Presentation—NEW (SD)
- Syndication Presentation—NEW (SD)
- Deleted Scene from Unexpected (SD)
- Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on The Andorian Incident
- Archival Mission Log: Cast Impressions: Season 1 (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Secrets (SD)
- Audio commentary with writer/story editor André Bormanis and visual effects producer Dan Curry on Silent Enemy—NEW!
- Deleted Scene from Sleeping Dogs (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: Star Trek Time Travel: Temporal Cold Wars and Beyond (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage (SD)
- 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 (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: Inside Shuttlepod One (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 01 (SD)
- Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 03 (SD)
- Deleted Scenes from Oasis (SD)
- Deleted Scenes from Fallen Hero (SD)
- Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on Vox Sola
- Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Outtakes (SD)
- On The Set —NEW (SD)
- Deleted Scene from Two Days and Two Nights (SD)
- Deleted Scenes from Shockwave, Part 1 (SD)
- Documentary: To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise—NEW! (HD)
- Part 1: Countdown
- Part 2: Boarding the NX-01
- Part 3: First Flight
- Archival Mission Log: Celebrating Star Trek (SD)
Here’s a look at the final design of the cover artwork chosen by CBS…
We expect Amazon.com pre-orders to start soon, so we’ll update the cover art link as soon as they’re on. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt