CBS have kindly supplied TrekCore with a brand new exclusive still from the upcoming Season 2 blu-ray set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The set is due to hit stores in just under 4 weeks time on December 4 in the United States (and a few days later in Europe and other territories).
The image features a famous scene from the episode 'Peak Performance' where the Enterprise, in orbit of Braslota and undergoing wargames maneuvers, fires photon torpedos at the U.S.S. Hathaway which in turn jumps to warp just before the torpedos detonate to fool the onlooking Ferengi warship into thinking the Hathaway was destroyed.
The stunning model-work of the Constellation-class U.S.S. Hathaway comes popping off the screen in the HD version. We can now see the registry number clearly on both upper and lower starboard warp nacelles as well as the United Federation of Planets decals. Like many other planets, Braslota has been rendered digitally to replace the old sub-HD resolution planet created in 1989. Thankfully the recreation stays faithful to the original version in color and scale, but with new details such as some atmospheric texture and a hint of land topography on the surface. The Enterprise and the Ferengi Marauder have gone from being blurry and indistinguishable in standard definition to sharp, clear, resolved and colorful in HD. The Ferengi ship seems to look all the more menacing in the remastered version, hanging nose-to-nose with the Enterprise in a scene reminiscent of a western showdown in space! There's so much happening in this still... we're sure the shot will look absolutely glorious in motion!
Stay tuned to TrekCore for even more Season 2 news as the release date approaches... it's going to be a fun ride! If you haven't already - pre-order Season 2 below so you get it on release date in your country. All Amazon stores have significantly discounted the title - at the time of writing it's under $65 in the U.S., £47.00 in the U.K. and under 57,00EUR in Germany!