Monday, January 7, 2013

Star Trek: Enterprise Season 1 Blu-Ray Dated

CBS Home Entertainment has announced that the four season Star Trek: Enterprise will get get released in high def Blu-ray starting with Season 1 on March 26th. While many of the special features are carry overs from the DVD sets, the Blu-ray set will have will include new audio commentaries from cast and crew and other featurettes. The main one is a three part retrospective called "To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise" that tracks the creation of the prequel series, casting, filming of the first season.

A few months ago a vote was held to choose the best cover but it seems the results were so close that a look through the comments resulted in a final cover that reflects the cast over the ship. In the interview discussing the cover choice, CBS Home Entertainment VP and General Manager Ken Ross also answered why Enterprise was next over a Deep Space Nine or Voyager release. See below for the full press release with details on the special features.

Ross: It’s a massive undertaking to go to in and meticulously rebuild DS9 or Voyager from scratch in high definition with the same process being employed on TNG. Enterprise was finished and broadcast in HD, so practically speaking, it is much easier for us to turn it around quickly and release it into the market, while we are still releasing seasons of The Next Generation. The fact that the show was HD-ready allows us to give fans an opportunity to revisit the series and also offer an in-depth exploration on the making of the series and its significance in the Star Trek canon by producing all-new special features along the lines of the material we've been producing for the TNG Blu-ray releases.
Press Release:

Six-Disc Set Boasts New Special Features Including Multi-Part Documentary With New Cast And Crew Interviews And An Intimate Conversation With The Creators
Available March 26, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 7, 2013) – Experience the historic voyage of the starship
Enterprise NX-01 like never before when STAR TREK®: ENTERPRISE—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON makes its Blu-ray debut on March 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray boasts brand new bonus features including a multi-part, retrospective documentary called “To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise” that 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.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE recounts the adventures of the pioneers of space travel who ventured into the universe 100 years before James T. Kirk helmed the starship of the same name. Set in the 22nd century, ENTERPRISE takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these men and women will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.

The STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray includes all 25 episodes from the inaugural season and will be available in 1080p with English 5.1 DTSHD

Master Audio, German and Italian 5.1 (Dolby Digital), and French, Castilian and Japanese Stereo Surround (Dolby Digital). 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:

Disc One:
- Broken Bow
- Fight or Flight
- Strange New World

Special Features
- 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)

Disc Two:
- Unexpected
- Terra Nova
- The Andorian Incident
- Breaking the Ice
- Civilization

Special Features
- 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)

Disc Three:
- Fortunate Son
- Cold Front
- Silent Enemy
- Dear Doctor
- Sleeping Dogs

Special Features
- 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)

Disc Four:
- Shadows of P’Jem
- Shuttlepod One
- Fusion
- Rogue Planet
- Acquisition

Special Features
- 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)

Disc Five:
- Oasis
- Detained
- Vox Sola
- Fallen Hero
- Desert Crossing

Special Features
- 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)

Disc Six:
- Two Days and Two Nights
- Shockwave, Part 1

Special Features
- 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)

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