TrekCore has been able to obtain the full press release from CBS/Paramount for the upcoming release of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 1 on Blu-Ray. The press release is included in it’s entirety below alongside high-resolution artwork of the finished Blu-Ray cover.



New High-Definition Transfer With Staggering Before/After Results Boasts
Exclusive Special Features Including Never-Before-Seen Archival Footage,
Brand New Interviews With Key Players, Gag Reel And More!

Available July 24, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 30, 2012) – The enduringly popular sci-fi favorite STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIRST SEASON makes its Blu-ray debut on July 24 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the beloved series continues to enthrall fans with its exciting and socially relevant tales of space exploration in the 24th century.

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 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 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 ongoing project, who offer special insights into the countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of The Next Generation.

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 (Patrick Stewart), Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner), Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn), Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) and Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton).

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray set will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Japanese Mono and German Mono (with the exception of “Encounter at Farpoint” which is in German Stereo). 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.

Finalised Cover Artwork - TNG Season 1 Blu Ray

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  • StephenD

    Very dreary packaging unfortunately, but given the contents I’m sure ill get over it.

    • trekcore

      I actually like the packaging! It doesn’t take up a lot of room on the shelf and it’s quite minimalist.

      • Stephen

        I’m a bit more disappointed with the ‘artwork’ on the back where they do a daft ‘comparison’ of before and after HD scanning. Not sure why they put this on the the disc, as we are about to see for ourselves the difference, and a 1 inch by 1 inch print doesn’t do either version justice.

        I made my own back-of-disk cover as I got sick fed-up of trying to see the episode guide by peering-up a folded back case. Help yourself if you want to print it off. I’ll do the same for coming seasons if they don’t change the design: