Summary of "The Best of Both Worlds - I am Locutus of Borg...": Overall, I think this is a really good release for a Star Trek fan. The only complaint I can think of is that it requires a separate purchase to get the bonus material. It's a bit of a unique situation though, as this release features material from two different seasons, so putting it in one of the season sets wouldn't be that feasible. It's also likely that had this material been included in a season set, we would have lost something else (since the budget for the season set was set, and the material had to fit that budget). In other words, this single-disc release facilitated the creation of the great bonus material here.
Fans of the show will want this in their collection. The episodes may be duplicated on the season 3 and 4 sets, but the bonus material isn't, and it's great. (read entire review)
Season 2 - Close, but not quite as good... (12/05/2012)
Summary of "Season 2 - Close, but not quite as good...": I'm bummed that CBS Digital can't do every one of the TNG sets themselves, because the quality of this one isn't to the high standards that they set with the first season. At least we know the third season will be back to the quality that was set with the first season, and hopefully season 4 will be farmed out to a company that puts more effort into it (it's been said that the company that worked on this set won't be working on any others). With that said, the quality of the bonus material is as good, or possibly even better, than the first season. I loved the cast reunion piece; it showed a level of interaction you'd never see on the screen. You could also see what a bond the cast has, even years after the show has wrapped. I also really enjoyed the two part "Making It So" documentary, and the extended episode of "The Measure of a Man," which many feel is one of the strongest TNG episodes created. It's also great that all the bonus material from the DVDs is included on this set as well.
The season 2 set may not be perfect, but it's a lot better than the DVD sets. The new bonus material is excellent, and I eagerly await the third season of the show on Blu-ray.
Also, fans of ST:TNG may be interested in the digital version of the 90s pinball table, which will be coming to The Pinball Arcade soon. I shudder to think how much money I spent on that machine (it was hundreds of dollars). If you're interested, read more on PinballArcadeFans.com (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 1 - To Boldly Go, In HD!": What CBS Home Video has done with this series is absolutely amazing. To take all the original elements and rebuild the special effects shots obviously takes a ton of work, but wow, the results are outstanding. While the show is 25 years old, the material looks like it was shot a few years ago (obviously the aspect ratio gives it away). The 3-part documentary is an absolute must-watch, and I loved that it'll be continued on the second season BD release as well. I'm also thankful they created a featurette on the restoration of the series because it's a fascinating look at the amount of work that went into the set. It's also great to have all the original season 1 DVD material in the set, so fans can replace their DVDs with the BDs and not miss out on anything. Of course that material is DVD quality, not HD.
Star Trek: The Next Generation will always be my favorite of the Trek shows, and I absolutely love this Blu-ray release. While watching this series again, one thing became extremely clear to me: we need another Star Trek series on TV. (read entire review)
The Jean-Luc Picard Collection - The Best of Jean-Luc Picard (7/29/2004)
Summary of "The Jean-Luc Picard Collection - The Best of Jean-Luc Picard": This set isn't geared towards those of us who own the complete TNG series on DVD, it's aimed at the casual Star Trek fan that didn't want to drop a wad of cash on the boxed sets. It's a good way to make a bit more money off something that's made Paramount a ton in the past, and it doesn't upset the hard core fan, unless the hard core fan wants "From Here to Infinity." If that's you, then let me tell you it's not worth buying this set just for that one program. I found it rather boring, and the special effects are dated. You'd be better off finding somewhere that rents this set than purchasing it for yourself.
If you're a casual fan of the series then I'd recommend picking up this set. It's only $23 from Amazon.com, and it'll provide you with 6 hours of entertainment. The hard core fan would be advised to rent the second disc for "From Here to Infinity" - it's not worth purchasing the set for that one program. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 7 - Trek no more...": Paramount deserves a round of applause for the most aggressive release schedule for a TV show. 7 seasons and 178 episodes in less than a year is amazing. This show is one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever. The actors are top notch, and the writing is superb. There are episodes that refer to events that happen a handful of episodes, or even years previous. It's this level of storytelling that made the show what it is.
Look for these guest stars in the final season: Benito Martinez (The Shield), James Horan (Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles), Ben Vereen (Oz, Roots), Madge Sinclair (Roots), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Jumanji), Terry O'Quinn (Alias, Harsh Realm, Millennium), Penny Johnson (24, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Larry Sanders Show), Paul Sorvino (Romeo + Juliet, Law & Order, Goodfellas), Duncan Regehr (V, Zorro), Dan Gauthier (Beverly Hills 90210), Brian Bonsall (Growing Pains), Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9) and Michelle Forbes (24).
While I'm sad that the series has come to an end, 2003 is the year of Deep Space 9, so we won't be without Trek for long. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 6 - Romulans!": Look for these guest stars in season six: Jerry Hardin (X-Files - Deep Throat), James Doohan (Scotty, Original Star Trek), Lanei Chapman (Space: Above and Beyond), Olivia d'Abo (Wonder Years), Brian Bonsall (Growing Pains), James Cromwell (Babe), Tim Russ (Star Trek Voyager), Linda Thorson (The Avengers) and Stephen Hawking. Look for our review of Season 7 coming soon... (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 5 - Ensign Robin Lefler": Look for these guest stars in season five: Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls), Paul Winfield (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Frank Collison (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Erika Flores (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Jana Marie Hupp (Ed), Erick Avari (Stargate), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Stephen Root (Newsradio), Daniel Roebuck (Final Destination, Nash Bridges), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), Brian Bonsall (Family Ties), Liz Vassey (The Tick), Kelsey Grammer (Fraiser), Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek Voyager), Ray Walston (My Favourite Martian), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Scott Jaeck (ER), Daniel Stewart (son of Patrick Stewart) and Jerry Hardin (Melrose Place). It's hard to believe there are only a few seasons left, and we'll see them both in December! (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 4 - Jean Luc Borg": As I predicted in the last review, the chapter problems still exist. I guess we'll have these problems throughout the series now....hopefully they can get DS9 right. Look for these guest stars in season four: Jeremy Kemp (Conan), Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Our House), Christopher Michael (7th Heaven), Suzie Plakson (Mad About You), Chris Demetral (The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne), Andreas Katsulas (Babylon 5), Alan Scarfe (Seven Days), Michael Ensign (Titanic) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, The Crow, The Rock). It was also nice to see Denise Crosby return for the final episode. All said and done, it's a nice way to watch the fourth season, even if you have to skip back on a few of the episodes. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 3 - Great Trek!": One of the best seasons of one of the best Sci-Fi series makes for some pretty darn good TV. I really hope the person responsible for checking the chapter placement either wakes up or is replaced, but the pessimist in me is expecting season four to contain the same problems as the previous ones. Look for these actors guest staring in the third season: Ken Jenkins (The Stand, Scrubs), Amy O'Neill (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Mark L. Taylor (Melrose Place), James Greene (Adventures of Brisco County Jr.), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Albert Hall (Brimestone, Ali), Andreas Katsulas (Babylon 5), Marc Lawrence (The Shipping News), Stephen Lee (The Sopranos), James Cromwell (Citizen Baines, Babe), Richard Cox (Sliders), Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law, Major League), Christopher McDonald (Flubber, Family Law), Michael Cavanaugh (C-16: FBI, Collateral Damage), Charley Lang (Dark Skies) and Dwight Schultz (A-Team).
Summary of "Season 2 - Enterprise, meet the Borg": I really enjoyed going through the 16 hours of material in this set. Look for these actors guest staring in the second season episodes: Billy Campbell (The Rocketeer, Once and Again), Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Kieran Mulroney (From the Earth to the Moon), Joe Piscopo (Saturday Night Live, Wise Guys), William Morgan Sheppard (Max Headroom), Barbara Alyn Woods (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show), Brian Thompson (Kindred: The Embraced, X-Files), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), Dana Sparks (J.A.G), Sam Anderson (Perfect Strangers, Angel), John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight), Nikki Cox (Nikki), Daniel Benzali (The Agency, Murder One, A View To A Kill), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show), Anne Ramsay (Mad About You) and Glenn Morshower (C.S.I.).
Summary of "Season 1 - Make it so...": I really enjoyed going through the 20 hours of material in this set. I recognized quite a few guest actors on the show, some of which include Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Nash Bridges, Rising Sun, Mortal Kombat), Jerry Hardin (Deep Throat on X-Files), Brenda Strong (Mrs. Mackoul on 7th Heaven) and Walter Gotell (General Anatol Gogol in many of the James Bond movies). And I finally got to see the death of Tasha Yar.
I can only hope that some of the video problems will be taken care of in the future sets. I can tolerate a little grain and some dust, but color shifting and scenes that are too dark are rather annoying. (read entire review)
Street Date for 'Season 4 Blu-ray, Announcement/Art for 'Redemption' Blu-ray
The U.S.S. Enterprise travels to the Klingon Empire, where Captain Picard is to attend the installation of Gowron, the new Leader of the High Council. En route, the starship is intercepted by the Klingon... (read entire news item)
Season 4 BD Preview
StarTrek.com has a first look at the fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, coming this summer from CBS Home Video. The 6-disc set includes all 26 episodes, lovingly restored in high... (read entire news item)
Cost, Extras, Box - With an Animated Look! - for Blu 'Best of Both Worlds'
Yesterday CBS/Paramount announced that April 30th will see a pair of TV-on-BD releases in the Trek-i-verse, with Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 6-Blu-ray-disc set, and a special single-disc... (read entire news item)
Blu-rays Announced for 'Season 3' and 'The Best of Both Worlds'
Season Three of Star Trek: The Next Generation took televised science fiction storytelling to new heights. Now, on high definition Blu-ray, the seminal season of this beloved series is more spectacular... (read entire news item)
Updated List of Season 2 BD Extras Includes 2 Previously Omitted
Yesterday we brought you the official CBS/Paramount press release for Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 on Blu-ray Disc, coming to stores on December 4th. One of the features of this press release... (read entire news item)
Official Studio Press Release for 'Season 2' Blu-ray Has a Complete List of Extras
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE FAN FAVORITE STAR TREK SERIES RETURNS
WITH STUNNING BLU-RAY DEBUT OF SOPHOMORE SEASON
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
THE SECOND SEASON BLU-RAY
Special Features Include
*... (read entire news item)
More Blu-ray Disc Plans for ST:TNG MAY Include Newly-Found Outtakes/Bloopers
As you know Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 is already out on Blu-ray Disc, and on December 4th CBS/Paramount will release Season 2 Blu-rays as well. The third season is being worked on as well,... (read entire news item)
'Season 2' Blu-ray Set: Street Date, Packaging, Details and Extras ***Updated***
Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue as it explores the universe, seeking new life and new worlds. THE SECOND SEASON featuring all 22 second season episodes, brilliantly... (read entire news item)
Audio Issues with the Season 1 BD? Read CBS's Statement
CBS Home Video has just issued a statement regarding the audio issues some consumers reported after watching their season 1 Blu-ray set:
Dear Star Trek Fans,
We have discovered an anomaly in the... (read entire news item)
We've Now Gotten Our First Info About Blu-ray Pricing for 'TNG - Season 1'
Yesterday we reported new details, especially about extras, for CBS/Paramount's upcoming July 24th Blu-ray Disc release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1. The one piece of info we didn't have... (read entire news item)
New Extras, Final Box Art and Promo Theater Screenings for Blu 'Season 1'
Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue as it explores the universe, seeking new life and new worlds. 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION!... (read entire news item)
We've Got the Street Date Now for 'ST:TNG - Season 1' on Blu-ray!
Three months ago fans were treated to an inexpensive Blu-ray release titled "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level, the first look at complete TNG episodes in high definition. It was a rousing... (read entire news item)
'The Next Level' Blu-ray Gives a Peek at the 'Season 1' Blu-ray Box!
Trek fans (like me!) can't wait until next week's street date of the "sampler" Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level, with "Encounter at Farpoint" (original double-length... (read entire news item)
See the Blu Difference Yourself: Preview Video Takes You to 'The Next Level'!
As you know, we're less than 2 weeks away now from CBS/Paramount's January 31st street date for Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level Blu-ray Disc, a "sampler" with 3 episodes (one of them the... (read entire news item)
'The Next Level' Blu-ray Disc Release Will Have a 13-Second Hitch, the Studio Says
At the end of September, CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment officially announced their January 31st release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level on high-def Blu-ray Disc. This single-disc,... (read entire news item)
Go to 'The Next Level': First Blu-ray Release Date and Cost is Announced
We've posted about this in the past, and now StarTrek.com says it's official: they say that "The Next Generation Blu-rays Launch in 2012"! Here is the important info posted there, including confirmation... (read entire news item)
Episode List Revealed for the TNG Blu-ray 'Sampler' Disc
A bit over a month ago we passed along word from our friend Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits that a high-def Blu-ray Disc version of Star Trek: The Next Generation was most certainly in the works, with the... (read entire news item)
An Update About the Blu-ray Disc Chances for ST:TNG
Yesterday our friend Bill Hunt at TheDigitalBits.com posted his two cents about various home video tidbits he found out while visiting the 2011 San Diego Comic Con last weekend. A couple of months ago... (read entire news item)
Could 'TNG' End Up on BD? It Could be Blu for Picard and Crew!
A couple of days ago, our pal Bill Hunt at TheDigitalBits.com filed his daily report, which concluded with some interesting news for fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Since the Blu-ray Disc releases... (read entire news item)
Could we Ever See TNG on BD? TrekMovie's Report from VegasCon!
Here's something we missed! And we saw it thanks to our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits, who covered this story earlier today. Our mutual longtime pal, Anthony Pascale of TrekMovie.com, had... (read entire news item)
Final Packaging Picture Arrives for The Best Of, Volume 2
Two weeks ago we reported about the announcement of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best Of, Volume 2, coming to DVD on November 17th with 4 fan-favorite episodes. At the time we had a list of those... (read entire news item)
An Episode List and Early Cover Art Come Into Orbit for 'The Best Of, Volume 2'
Yesterday we reported on CBS/Paramount's announcement for a November 17th DVD release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best Of, Volume 2. Now we've got new details about this $14.99 SRP release...namely,... (read entire news item)
Get 4 More 'Best' Enterprise-D Episodes this November
Following up on last May's release of the first one, CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment have today announced that November 17th will see the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best... (read entire news item)
Episode List, Front & Rear Cover Art for The Best of Star Trek: TNG on DVD
Yesterday we reported that a single-disc release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best Of will come out on May 12th, sporting 4 episodes of the 1987 series that would be priced, according to Video... (read entire news item)
Mid-May Release Date for Best Of DVDs from TNG and Original Series
In addition to the Blu-ray Disc news for Star Trek - Season 1, some addition home video news has appeared on long-range scanners for the Trek franchise. The latest print edition of Video Business reports... (read entire news item)
Paramount's Press Release for The Complete Series Has All The Details
For Immediate Release
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDMARK SERIES
TO BE CELEBRATED WITH A DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
OF ALL SEVEN SEASONS
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
The Complete Series
Embarking... (read entire news item)
Exterior and Interior Packaging Pics for Star Trek: TNG - The Complete Series
CBS/Paramount's new Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series DVD release is on-the-way for an October 2nd release, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon at a current discounted price of $395.09... (read entire news item)
Hints From Wil Wheaton about TNG - Complete Series Featurettes
I lived through the original broadcast run of Star Trek: TNG, and experienced the online experience as it could only be experienced at that time, in the pre-Internet days (i.e., via the "HOM-9" SciFi... (read entire news item)
Online Store Posts Info About Complete Series Pricing, Extras
Earlier this week Paramount Home Entertainment announced that October 2nd will see the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series, a new set with all seven seasons included. No further... (read entire news item)
ENGAGE! Studio Announces Complete Series Set Release Date!
Make it so. The industry rumors we passed along in early May have come true: this morning Paramount Home Entertainment has formally announced Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series. This... (read entire news item)
Will Paramount Boldly Go with a complete series set?
We've heard industry rumors that Paramount will release a new "complete series" box set during the first part of September, which means either the 4th or the 11th. No word yet on whether there would... (read entire news item)
Audio Commentaries on Klingon Set!
We thought we had everything covered for the Klingon Fan Collective set coming out on August 1, but Paramount surprised us with the news that select episodes on the set will feature audio commentary by... (read entire news item)
Episode list for Q Collective
StarTrek.com has obtained the list of episodes featured on the upcoming Q Collective DVD coming on June 6. The set includes all 12 "Q" appearances from his time on The Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and... (read entire news item)
Episodes for Klingon Fan Collective
Sci-Fi Universe scored the list of episodes included in the upcoming Star Trek: Klingon Fan Collective, out on August 1. The 4 disc set will include episodes from all 5 Star Trek series; 11 episodes in... (read entire news item)
Paramount/CBS have made artwork for the fourth "Fan Collective" available which we announced a few weeks ago. The title will street on August 1; the episodes are still unknown. (read entire news item)
It's Hard To Work In Groups When You're Omnipotent...But Q Will Try In The 3rd Fan Collective!
Red alert, mon Capitaine! Q the liar, Q the misanthrope, Q the anything-but-ordinary is coming to DVD in a special 10-story Fan Collective 4-disc set on June 6th. Following up on the Borg and Time Travel... (read entire news item)
Time Travel Episode List, Extras & Detailed Specs
Last week we received a list of episodes featured on the Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg release, and now Paramount has sent us a list of the episodes on the upcoming Star Trek: Fan Collective - Time... (read entire news item)
Episode List, Extras & Detailed Specs for The Borg Fan Collective!
Since last November, we've been expecting a March 7th release of Star Trek: The Borg Fan Collective. This 4-DVD collection features the Top 10 most popular episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation... (read entire news item)
The 'Fan Collective' Releases Continue with a Time Travel Set!
Paramount has already announced the Borg Fan Collective for March (7th), and now they've announced a followup release: Star Trek - The Time Travel Fan Collective.
If this news sounds vaguely familiar,... (read entire news item)
TNG, Voyager, Enterprise Fans: RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!
I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us.
This DVD release was inevitable: Paramount Home Entertainment is preparing... (read entire news item)
This October, get the whole shebang!
TheDigitalBits.com is saying this morning that Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series will be released on Oct. 26th. It ought to be all 7 seasons of the show packaged together into one... (read entire news item)
Official Jean-Luc Picard Collection Episode List
Back on April 21st we posted this news item about Star Trek: The Next Generation - Jean-Luc Picard Collection and its contents. In discussing it, we mentioned the Region 2 counterpart of this release,... (read entire news item)
Cover Art for Jean-Luc Picard Collection
It's been about a month since we brought you these details about the upcoming 8/3/04 release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Jean-Luc Picard Collection. Now Paramount has provided us with the cover... (read entire news item)
Street Date & Info for Picard Box Set
Two weeks ago we broke the news that Paramount was planning a July release of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Picard Box Set. This morning, DVDEmpire reports on details for this release, and puts... (read entire news item)
More DVDs? Yep!...Paramount pulls a 'Picard' Maneuver! *UPDATED*
With every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation already available in season sets from Paramount Home Video, just what more can the studio provide to consumers in terms of DVD releases?
It... (read entire news item)
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be pleased to know that Paramount has a gift for you this holiday season: a $25 rebate!
According to an ad on page 4 of the Nov. 2-8 issue of TV Guide (Shania... (read entire news item)
Season 3 & 4 artwork
We have the recently released box-art for Star Trek: TNG Seasons 3 & 4.
Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and related marks are registered trademarks of Paramount Pictures. All... (read entire news item)
Season One news!
That's right, Paramount Home Entertainment has posted all the news about Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One on StarTrek.com. Season One will be released on March 28th as a 7 disc set and the other... (read entire news item)
Season One and Two Announced
Paramount Home Video will release Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One on March 19 with Season Two to follow on May 7. (read entire news item)
TNG Season One
We should see Star Trek: The Next Generation season one released in March, 2002. Paramount has decided to go with season sets over the 2 episodes per disc for the original series. Good job Paramount! (read entire news item)