ACCLAIMED SERIES RETURNS WITH DEBUT OF BRAND NEW HIGH-DEFINITION COLLECTIONS STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION 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 29 (UK) 30 (US), 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 29 (UK) 30 (US) 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).

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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.

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Hailed by TV Guide as one of the best television episodes of all time (Part One), 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.

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
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

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
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

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
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

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
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)

Disc Five: 
      Episodes

  • Tin Man
  • Hollow Pursuits
  • The Most Toys
  • Sarek
  • Ménage à Troi

Special Features

  • Gag Reel (HD) – NEW!
  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)
    • Promo #3 (SD)
    • Promo #4 (SD)
    • Promo #5 (SD)

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
    • Promo #1 (SD)
    • Promo #2 (SD)

 

Released on 29th April, 2013. Pre-order Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 from Amazon UK for £52.49

Released on 30th April, 2013. Pre-order Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 from Amazon US for $116.99

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!

 

Released on 29th April, 2013. Pre-order Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds from Amazon UK for £10.49

Released on 30th April, 2013. Pre-order Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds from Amazon US for $17.49

Source  CBS Home Entertainment