TNG Season 2 Blus: Full Press Release + Even More Extras!

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!