Fresh on the heels of the announcement that CBS have produced a new extended-cut of the classic season two episode ‘The Measure of a Man’, TrekCore can now confirm that plans are in place to include a new audio commentary on this episode for the Blu-Ray release of Season 2 later this year.

Fans have long since been clamoring for new audio commentaries on some of the more famous episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so this latest news should be well received all-round.

The audio commentary will feature the episode’s original writer, Melinda Snodgrass, who will be speaking alongside episode director Robert Scheerer and TNG Remastered Consultant Mike Okuda (Mike was also a Scenic Artist during TNG’s second season, before being promoted to Scenic Art Supervisor & Technical Consultant in season 3).

In other news, now that CBS have finished piecing together the extended edition of ‘The Measure of a Man’, a copy has been dispatched to original writer Melinda Snodgrass who will be watching it for the first time whilst simultaneously tweeting her feedback from tomorrow (Friday 17th) at 8pm Pacfic. Be sure to follow her reactions by locking on to the hashtag #extendedmeasure or visiting her feed at https://twitter.com/MMSnodgrass. Big thanks to Robert Meyer Burnett for persuading her into doing the Trek tweetathon! TrekCore will of course bring you a full summary of her comments as and when they are published!

  • Mutai Sho-Rin

    The Measure of a Man is the first ep of TNG I ever saw. It instantly converted me from a profound skeptic to a huge fan. I can’t contain my enthusiasm for this extended version.

  • Quinn

    Awesome, awesome, awesome.

  • Quinn

    Hey Admin – is there any truth to the TNG S1 replacement discs being pushed back to September to replace a missing effect in ‘Heart of Glory’?

    • trekcore

      Disc 5 is being replaced, yes. CBS took the opportunity to fix a few other minor issues whilst they corrected the audio problems.

      • Dan

        grrrr i hope that they don’t mess up anything for other future seasons like this.

        • trekcore

          CBS are spending a lot to fix these problems, so you can be sure that they will be very vigilant with monitoring future sets for the same issues.

          • Corran

            If I order the set from Amazon, now, will it have the flxed discs or will I still have to get replacements?

          • trekcore

            Hi Corran. I’m pretty sure that Amazon don’t have fixed sets yet. I’ve been told they are still a week or two away.

          • Corran

            Thanks

  • trekcore

    Unfortunately Melinda’s live tweetathon has to be postponed …more details will follow!

  • Riker

    I just can’t get the brightness setting on TNG right! For example on the enterprise in don’t know what shadows have to be dark black or have to be soft! I wish CBS will put an picture optimizer like the THX or something on the next release!!

    • Thunderblade

      I’ve used the test pictures from Burosch to calibrate my TV. TNG looks perfect now!

      • trekcore

        Interesting advice! I think these picture optimizers are a good buy for all your blu-ray watching, not just Star Trek.