CBS have today issued a full press release for the upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 remastered Blu-Ray set. The press release is given in it’s entirety below, but PLEASE NOTE, CBS have missed off a couple of important bonus features which will be included in the set (we reveal all at the bottom of the article!)

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
* The First Ever Star Trek Extended Episode: The Measure of a Man
* Cast Roundtable Reunion Celebrating the Series’ 25th Anniversary

Available December 4, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 31, 2012) – The journey to new frontiers continues in spectacular high definition as the legendary series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray Disc December 4 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Adding to the exclusivity and collectability of the Blu-ray release is an HD, “Extended Cut” of “The Measure of a Man,” which includes deleted scenes and different angles from the broadcast version. The original version of the episode is included, as well as a “Hybrid Extended Cut,” combining the high-definition on-air version of “The Measure of a Man” with video of the extra material taken from an early VHS rough-cut of the episode that was in the writer’s (Melinda Snodgrass) archives.

The spectacular collection boasts a must-see reunion of the cast, who were brought together earlier this year in Calgary in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series. Produced exclusively for the series’ Blu-ray, this never-before-seen reunion roundtable chat features all of the best known cast regulars, joining together for the first time in years to tape a discussion about the legacy of the series, including Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher).

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON also includes over 120 minutes of brand-new special features, including a two-part, in-depth documentary on the making of Season 2 entitled “Making It So: Continuing Star Trek: The Next Generation” – Strange New Worlds (Part 1), and New Life and New Civilizations (Part 2), and a gag reel that was created from newly recovered 35mm film elements and transferred for the very first time to high-definition.

The 5-disc collection features all 22 episodes of the second season of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, including the beginning of Whoopi Goldberg’s notable recurring role, and the introductions of Diana Muldaur as the new ship’s doctor and the deadly alien villains The Borg.

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE SECOND SEASON Blu-ray set will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, Castilian Mono, Japanese Mono and German 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. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:
Episodes

Special Features

  • Episode Promos
    • Promo #1
    • Promo #2
    • Promo #3
    • Promo #4
    • Promo #5
  • 1988 On-Air Season Two Promo
  • Energized! Season Two Tech Update
  • 1988 Reading Rainbow segment with LeVar Burton
  • 2012 Reading Rainbow iTunes Promo
  • Archival Mission Log: Department Briefing Year 2 – Production

Disc Two:
Episodes

Special Features

Disc Three:
Episodes

Special Features

  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1
    • Promo #2
    • Promo #3
    • Promo #4
    • Promo #5
  • Gag Reel
  • Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Penny Juday, Star TrekCoordinator
  • Archival Mission Log: Selected Crew Analysis Year Two

Disc Four:
Episodes

Special Features

  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1
    • Promo #2
    • Promo #3
    • Promo #4
    • Promo #5
  • Archival Mission Log: Departmental Analysis Year 2: Memorable Missions

Disc Five:
Episodes

Special Features

  • Episodic Promos
    • Promo #1
    • Promo #2
    • Promo #3
  • Reunification: 25 Years After Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Making It So: Continuing Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • Part 1: Strange New Worlds
    • Part 2: New Life and New Civilizations
  • Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Two

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IMPORTANT ADDENDUM

CBS’s press release fails to mention some important bonus features which WILL be included on the second season blu-ray release:

Brand new deleted scenes and gag reels in full HD from the original 35mm negative – not seen in 25 years… we certainly think that qualifies as AMAZING! Couple that with a Cast Reunion, new Diana Muldaur interview, new Audio Commentaries, the continuation of the fantastic new behind-the-scenes documentary and we think Season 2 is going to send fans crazy! So don’t hesitate – pre-order the set today, because in just under 5 weeks time we’ll all be Making it So again as Star Trek: The Next Generation boldly goes into it’s second remastered HD season on Blu-Ray!

Order Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-Ray today!



Order Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 Blu-Ray today!




  • Mike C.

    OK, you can drop the price now guys and gals.

    • hypnotoad72

      They did. Amazon has a lower price listed.

      Yay!

  • Quinn

    What exactly is a “hybrid extended version”?

    • scarecroe

      I think it’s an HD/SD hybrid with alternate shots and angles.

    • hypnotoad72

      HD and SD footage intermixed.

      I read 3 editions – the original, an extended edition with alternate camera angles and scenes (HD), and the hybrid (based off of the old videotape kept in storage, with even more footage).

  • Connor Thomas

    No missing film this season? YAY!

    • hypnotoad72

      Amazingly, only seconds from season 1 – the boffins who stored the films were meticulously detailed. Kudos to them, and to all involved in the restoration process!

  • Quinn

    So, so happy that the ‘Reading Rainbow’ stuff is included! Too bad it’s only in SD, but they filmed and edited it on NTSC video back in ’88 to there’s no high-def version possible.

    • hypnotoad72

      If it was videotaped, then SD is the only option.

      I’m just glad it exists. In 1988 I had outgrown kid shows, but I tuned into “Reading Rainbow” all the same. And it gave me another reason to adore LeVar Burton – good character actor, decent director, pro-education, gotta love it!

  • Rob

    wow. totally impressed. i have been waiting to see deleted TNG scenes for 2 decades – very excited to see the new scenes even if they’re only from 3 episodes. great work!

  • Matthias Currat

    The second season is more expensive than the first season, but only 22 instead of 26 episodes? Really? Anyway, it’s really cool to see another season being released on HD soon. Unfortunately, just German Mono, not even Stereo Surround … that’s a bit a let-down for the German (2nd biggest) fanbase.

    • sjestus

      Season 2 only had 22 episodes. This was due to a writer’s strike at the time.

    • They must figure they can charge more for a better season. :-S

  • scarecroe

    Can. Not. Wait.

  • archer923

    Oh so they did get the the RR special. I got pissed that S1 didn’t have it. Since the documentary was covering season 1. And I tossed out my old recording of it. I’m glad it was included. Now they better not stop and include the season 7 all good things making of special. For S7.

  • Chris

    I wonder if they are sticking to the planned two seasons per year schedule or if that’s been altered. S1 in late July and S2 in early December would suggest to me that next year we may get 3 seasons and then 2 seasons the year after.

    • Corran

      Yes that is the case, it was mentioned as the reason for needing two teams, in one of the interviews with the restoration people.

      • Chris

        Thanks, I somehow must have missed that.

  • Kenny Kraly Jr

    I like Star Trek The Next Generation. The best Star Trek series of all time in my opinion. I have to get this series on blu-ray.

    • Quinn

      Right to the point. I like it!

    • hypnotoad72

      I’m a Kirk (Shatner-era) fan, but some of TNG (especially in seasons 2-4, 7) definitely have Picard taking the trophy away…

  • This is great news, shame we’re not getting the steelbook

  • pittrek

    I was SERIOUSLY expecting they’ll add “The Star Trek Saga – From One Generation To The Next” to the bonus features. It was aired as the “intro” to season 2, featured an interview with Gene Roddenberry, the cast, the first ever color version of The Cage and great behind the scenes footage. I can’t find it anywhere so I hoped for an official release 🙁

    • pittrek

      But anyway, I’m excited to read that they found deleted scenes and will add extended versions, good job. But the price is simply silly

    • trekcore

      I’ve been told they did watch it through and consider putting it on, but most of it was rather redundant and had too much cross-series stuff in there.

      • Quinn

        There’s a copy of it on YouTube; it looks like they already cannibalized most of it for the TNG DVD archive interviews. That’s where the old Diana Muldaur stuff comes from, Marina Sirtis in that crazy ’80s outfit, etc.

  • Guest

    With Enterprise already being in the iTunes Store in 1080p HD and now being released on Blu-Ray and with TNG being remastered for HD, I hope we’ll get Star Trek: The Animated Series and the two PSAs in HD. This is one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7H-n0VrYU

    • hypnotoad72

      Awesome find, thanks for posting!!

  • Ashley Williams

    good news on the gag reel. I was disappointed with season 1 in that regard. I have actually seen what they included before and it was clearly transfered from an old VHS tape. I still don’t understand why they couldn’t have re-done it since their rescanning most of the negatives anyway.

  • Quinn

    These are some extras that I really hope we get in future sets:

    – Season 4: ABC’s “Primetime Live” special look at TNG from 1990 (during the filming of “Future Imperfect”), where DeForest Kelley visits the TNG set, tours the sickbay set with Gates McFadden, and features interviews with the cast and crew (http://youtu.be/PftBCWQADLA)

    – Season 6/7: “A Klingon Challenge” (Mem Alpha: http://bit.ly/StsgGn) VHS board game, with lots of Robert O’Reilly as Gowron (http://youtu.be/d9UkKBEfPkQ)

  • Juan Pablo

    The pack of the second season (as the first) not contain audio or subtitles in Latinamerican Spanish. It is very sad for the community living in these latitudes. I hope to see the third season bluray with that. 🙁

  • Data

    One thing I don’t understand! We all know that in movies like “Terminator” Schwarzenegger have to train his body for a movie to fit in his role! But why Brent Spiner didn’t do that for, for example “nemesis” where he was obviously of more wight?

  • Jennifer

    More extended episodes please!

  • Guest

    SyFy UK has started broadcasting HD versions of TNG. A bit soon……