Friday, February 8, 2013

Star Trek TNG Season 3, Best of Both Worlds Full Details

Paramount and CBS have issued the press release that provides all the details on the April 30th release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray and The Best of Both Worlds Blu-ray sets.  Before we had hints on some of the special features in the two sets but now have the full slate of features that are a mix of DVD box set content and new material developed for these HD sets.  In addition the The Best of Both Worlds extra features are not part of Season 3 set (no word if part of Season 4 set) so it seems if a completest about your Star Trek extra features you will have to buy both. If planning to pre-order from Amazon use these links so the site gets credit - Star Trek: TNG Season 3 and Best of Both Worlds.  Trailers for both are here.

Press release:

ACCLAIMED SERIES RETURNS WITH DEBUT OF BRAND NEW HIGH-DEFINITION COLLECTIONS

THE THIRD SEASON BLU-RAY And THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS BLU-RAY

All-New Special Features Include Seth MacFarlane Moderating Reunion Of Show Writers, Fan-Favorite Gag Reels, An In-Depth Look At The Borg, And More!
Both Available April 30, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 8, 2013) – 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.

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
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.

SET DETAILS
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

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

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

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

Disc Five:
Episodes
   • Tin Man
   • Hollow Pursuits
   • The Most Toys
   • Sarek
   • Ménage à Troi
Special Features
   • Gag Reel (HD) – NEW!
   • Episodic Promos

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

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION — THE THIRD SEASON
Street Date: April 30, 2013
Suggest retail price: $130.00 US / $150.00 CAN
Catalog #: 136584
Runtime: 1,181 minutes
U.S. Rating: Not Rated
CAN Rating: PG
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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!

Street Date: April 30, 2013
Suggest retail price: $28.28 US / $32.00 CAN
Catalog #: 7912963
Runtime: 86 minutes
U.S. Rating: Not Rated
CAN Rating: PG

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