Featuring one of the most endearing ensemble casts in television history, Star Trek: The Next Generation
took fans on the remarkable continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart), Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Counsellor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) and Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn).
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The First Season has been retransferred from original film elements to produce stunning high-definition images, including amazing visual effects that have been painstakingly recreated from the source material, creating before/after results that fans will love. The six-disc Blu-ray set also features a wealth of exclusive bonus material, such as archival footage, a gag reel, and an inside look at taking The Next Generation to the next level of high-definition.
Featuring numerous behind-the-scenes interviews, the new material also features Star Trek experts Mike and Denise Okuda, consultants throughout this on-going project, who offer special insights into the countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of The Next Generation.
- 1080p high definition, 7.1 sound. Recreated from original film elements (not upconverted from videotape).
- Over 95 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring all-new cast and crew interviews.
- Energized! Taking the Next Generation to the Next Level
- Stardate Revisited: the Origin of Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Original Episodic Promos, Archival Launch Footage and DVD Featurettes ("Mission Logos")
- Encounter at Farpoint
- The Naked Now
- Code of Honour
- Episodic Promos
- Energized! Taking The Next Generation to the Next Level (HD)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives: The Launch
- Introduction to the Series (1987)
- Promo #1
- Promo #2
- Promo #3
- Season One Promo
- The Last Outpost
- Where No One Has Gone Before
- Lonely Among Us
- The Battle
- Hide and Q
- The Big Goodbye
- Angel One
- Too Short a Season
- When the Bough Breaks
- Home Soil
- Coming of Age
- Heart of Glory
- The Arsenal of Freedom
- Skin of Evil
- We'll Always Have Paris
- The Neutral Zone
- Episodic Promos
- Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek: The Next Generation (HD)
- Part 1: Inception
- Part 2: Launch
- Part 3: The Continuing Mission
- Gag Reel
- Archival Mission Logs
- The Beginning
- Selected Crew Analysis
- The Making of a Legend
- Memorable Missions
Note:This Blu-ray doesn't come with slip case.
In 1987, some 20 years after the original series had ended, Star Trek: the Next Generation
was launched into a decade renowned for its materialistic greed, but also for its hesitant steps towards a more unified world order. Creator Gene Roddenberry revised his vision of humanity's future accordingly, shifting the Trek
timeline 80 years on and reinventing the new Starship Enterprise as an Ark-like exploration vessel full of families, schools, soothing recreational facilities and a maternally pacifying computer voice (Roddenberry's wife, Majel Barrett).
The Next Generation crew were not soldiers, but scientists and diplomats. Unlike the fiercely individualistic Captain Kirk, Patrick Stewart's patrician Captain Jean-Luc Picard was a model team leader: no matter how desperate the crisis, he ensured that everyone got to sit round the conference room table and talk it over. And in a true late-1980s touch, a key member of the Bridge crew was psychoanalyst Counsellor Troi, always on hand to discuss everyone's feelings. Even the slogan change to "Where no one has gone before" acknowledged that there's no "one" in a team. But for all its earnest political correctness and an over-reliance on "technobabble", good stories played by an appealing ensemble cast were at the heart of the show's success. --Paul Tonks
On the DVD: Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to DVD in a distinctively packaged seven-disc set. This is reproduced for all seven series, thus forming a handsome collection. The outer gunmetal grey case is plastic, and the discs themselves are held in a rather flimsy cardboard fold-out sleeve. Each disc has nicely done animated menus and audio/subtitle options for each episode--though no "play all" facility. Disc 7 also includes bonus features in the shape of informative cast and crew interviews (both new and from the launch of Season 1), subdivided into four chapters: "The Beginning", "Selected Crew Analysis", "The Making of a Legend" and "Memorable Missions". Picture is adequate 4:3 with good Dolby 5.1 showing off the innovative sound effects. --Mark Walker
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