Yesterday we reported that Star Trek: Enterprise‘s first season makes its way on to Blu-Ray on March 26, 2013 and posted the finished cover art for the set. Today CBS has sent TrekCore the full press release for the first season including a disc-by-disc breakdown of the bonus features. Here’s the press release reproduced in its entirety:

EMBARK ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE ENTERPRISE NX-01 IN
SPARKLING HIGH DEFINITION

STAR TREK ENTERPRISE

THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON BLU-RAY™

Six-Disc Set Boasts New Special Features Including
Multi-Part Documentary With New Cast And Crew Interviews And
An Intimate Conversation With The Creators

Available March 26, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.(January 7, 2013) – Experience the historic voyage of the starship Enterprise NX-01 like never before when STAR TREK®: ENTERPRISE—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON makes its Blu-ray debut on March 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

enterprise-season-1-transparentThe STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray boasts brand new bonus features including a multi-part, retrospective documentary called “To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise” that gives fans an inside look at the development and production of the series and is exclusive to this collection. The documentary features interviews with the show’s cast and crew, some of which were shot as recently as December 2012, as well as archival footage and behind-the-scenes clips. The documentary includes:

Part One: Countdown – Chronicles the challenges faced by the producers and creative staff as they attempt to launch a new chapter in the Star Trek® saga by making the then-radical decision to create a prequel to the beloved original series. Features all new interviews with key personnel including creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, production designer Herman Zimmerman, technical consultants Michael and Denise Okuda, writers Andre Bormanis, Phyllis Strong and more.

Part Two: Boarding the NX-01 – Follows the team as they begin the casting process and production on the series 2-hour pilot “Broken Bow.” Features all-new interviews with key cast and crew including series pilot director James L. Conway and series leads Scott Bakula (“Jonathan Archer”), Connor Trinneer (“Trip Tucker”), and Dominic Keating (“Malcolm Reed”).

Part Three: First Flight – Charts the course for the rest of the series’ first season including all-new interviews with key production and post-production personnel.

The six-disc set also includes a candid conversation with the series’ creators, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, offering a glimpse into their creative process. In addition, the Blu-ray features brand new commentaries on select episodes from the season, along with a host of previously released special features such as deleted scenes and outtakes.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE recounts the adventures of the pioneers of space travel who ventured into the universe 100 years before James T. Kirk helmed the starship of the same name. Set in the 22nd century, ENTERPRISE takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these men and women will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.

The STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray includes all 25 episodes from the inaugural season and will be available in 1080p with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, German and Italian 5.1 (Dolby Digital), and French, Castilian and Japanese Stereo Surround (Dolby Digital). 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

  • Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director James L. Conway, visual effects producer Dan Curry and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) on “Broken Bow”—NEW!
  • Audio Commentary with Brannon Braga and Rick Berman on “Broken Bow
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “Broken Bow
  • Deleted Scenes from “Broken Bow” (SD)
  • Deleted Scenes from “Fight or Flight” (SD)
  • In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga—NEW! (HD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Creating Enterprise (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: O Captain! My Captain! A Profile of Scott Bakula (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 02 (SD)
  • Cast Introduction—NEW (SD)
  • Network Presentation—NEW (SD)
  • Syndication Presentation—NEW (SD)

DISC TWO

Episodes

Special Features

  • Deleted Scene from “Unexpected” (SD)
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “The Andorian Incident
  • Archival Mission Log: Cast Impressions: Season 1 (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Secrets (SD)

DISC THREE

Episodes

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with writer/story editor André Bormanis and visual effects producer Dan Curry on “Silent Enemy”—NEW!
  • Deleted Scene from “Sleeping Dogs” (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Star Trek Time Travel: Temporal Cold Wars and Beyond (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Admiral Forrest Takes Center Stage (SD)

DISC FOUR

Episodes

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with writers/executive story editors Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong on “Shadows of P’Jem”—NEW!
  • Audio Commentary with co-creator/executive producer Brannon Braga, director David Livingston and cast members Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) on “Shuttlepod One”—NEW!
  • Deleted Scene from “Shuttlepod One” (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Inside Shuttlepod One (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 01 (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: NX-01 File 03 (SD)

DISC FIVE

Episodes

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes from “Oasis” (SD)
  • Deleted Scenes from “Fallen Hero” (SD)
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda on “Vox Sola
  • Archival Mission Log: Enterprise Outtakes (SD)
  • On The Set —NEW (SD)

DISC SIX

Episodes

Special Features

  • Deleted Scene from “Two Days and Two Nights” (SD)
  • Deleted Scenes from “Shockwave, Part 1” (SD)
  • Documentary: “To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise”—NEW! (HD)
    • Part 1: Countdown
    • Part 2: Boarding the NX-01
    • Part 3: First Flight
  • Archival Mission Log: Celebrating Star Trek® (SD)

Fans worldwide can lock in a pre-order for Season 1 of Star Trek: Enterprise below.

Order Star Trek: Enterprise Season 1 Blu-Ray today!



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  • $38633853

    Not sure if I’ll get this or not, already have seen Enterprise in HD…

  • Csere Mihaly

    Fact is that I will buy this, but sill, I’m curious about the technical data of this release …

  • Quinn

    No episode promos on this release? I suppose since UPN’s no longer around…

    • archer923

      The previews are on the ST.com website. They’re just being dumb. It’s just like when Generations came out on DVD. For whatever reason didn’t include the trailer.

      • trekker670

        Normally for the trailers it has to do with getting the proper rights. Sometimes music or other elements are licensed out for the trailers, but they expire or are limited so the aren’t able to release them later on.

        • archer923

          Yep yep. But they aren’t being definitive versions :P.

  • Chris

    I’m very keen on this, but my sweet spot is no more than £30. How they can be pricing this at the same price as TNG which needs massive amounts of work on it whilst this doesn’t is beyond me. Fingers crossed the price corrects itself.

    • Quinn

      Well, you could always look at it as CBS padding their pockets to fund a DS9 restoration 🙂

      • Chris

        Damn you and your vulcan logic! 😉

        • Billy Morris

          Does seem disproportionate, but after 1st few impatient mugs like me instabuying it, price will come down like it seems to have just done on Amazon with TNG S2 now that words got about that planets look marblous.

      • JohnS

        Hmmm… considering I bought an entire series of laserdiscs… an entire library of VHS tapes(Columbia House AND Paramount Video), a set of DVD’s, a set of HD-DVDs, and then a BlueRay set AND THAT WAS JUST TOS… And EACH time they were dearly priced… let’s at least be honest here… CBS doesn’t need to wring more profit out of this current release just to fund their restoration. trek has made billions over the years in profit… Look at it in a truthful way – CBS is simply continuing the original Paramount philosophy regarding their “jewels.” MILK EVERY LAST CENT OUT OF THE GEEKS AS YOU CAN.

      • Matt_Cardiff_UK

        Nah – I’ve funded Paramount and CBS plenty already over the past 20 years as I’m sure we all have to some degree.

  • jips1993

    Can’t wait for this! No question that I will be getting this.

  • Bjoernar Dohm

    Can hardly wait.

  • pittrek

    The price is simply silly. Drop the first “1” from the price and I’ll think about it. Otherwise this year will be a TNG-only year for me 😉

    • hypnotoad72

      Well, all of these releases MSRPs are that high. By the time it gets to the street, 50% off has not been uncommon. Season 1 came out for $60, and season 2 for $64 (but deserved to be $44). Season 3 I’d expect to see for anywhere between $60 and $80, based on the established pattern.

    • Tuskin38

      Yeah, amazon.ca is selling at $89.49CAD at the moment. Their base price is also $129 which is the suggested American price, not the Canadian price

  • JKO

    Is there any information on the conversion process? I believe the show was shot in 720p or 1080p but the effects were rendered in 720p? Can someone provide that information if it’s out there?

    Also, are they going to slowly release each season over multiple years or do they plan on releasing all seasons this year?

    • Quinn

      The show was shot in 1080p. The effects were rendered in 720 which is just fine for Blu-ray release – it was covered in the other Enterprise BR news posts. See here: http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/10062012_entblurumors.html

      • JKO

        Thanks for the link, I missed that post. Good to know, BSG looks great in high def.

        • Esmeralda

          In my opinion BSG VFX scenes looks awful in BR. They are soft and blurry. They deviate from live action scenes.

          • JKO

            There must be something wrong with my new 60″ LED Samsung TV then… I just watched “The Eye of Jupiter” and the VFX looks great…

      • Esmeralda

        It is not just fine for BD. All VFX in TOS and TNG on BD are in 1080p. 1080p is a standard right now.

        It would be a shame that newer series have VFX at lower resolution than much older series.

        I will not buy this set if the special effects are upscaled, and not in true 1080p HD.

        • Quinn

          As was discussed the last time this came up, it would require every CG effects shot of every episode to be re-rendered from scratch (along with some other time-consuming work, naturally).

          The TOS Remastered Blu-rays were rendered from the beginning at 1080p, after Enterprise was off the air. The TNG Blu-rays are almost completely based on film composites, which (outside of the rare shot that’s needed to have been recreated) are in high-definition by their very nature.

          There is no way that CBS was going to put time or money into completely redoing every episode for Enterprise, the show which garnered the lowest viewership numbers in the eighteen years of modern Trek. Like it or not, this is what we are going to get – and most viewers will be fine with it.

          • hypnotoad72

            I would be, and season 4 I will be picking up the day it is released. Seasons 1-3 I’m iffy on, but season 4 had the fresh blood that was needed from day 1 of season 1…

          • Esmeralda

            So what? If VFX in TOS and TNG are redone, why not in Enterprise too?

            Set is quite expensive. ENT really does not deserves to receive inferior treatment..

          • Quinn

            Because it’s (a) unnecessary, and (b) an expense that would take funds away from an DS9 or Voyager restoration – series which actually NEED the work to be redone.

        • archer923

          VFX on many shows in the early decade did just that. It saved time. And bypassed the too sharp problem. You don’t notice it. Unless you really have a keen eye. We’re talking looking inches from your screen. 720 is harder to spot than 480. This is the best we’re going to get. We’re lucky to even have ENT on BR. I expected TAS to been released over ENT, honestly.

          • hypnotoad72

            As 480i could be loosely translated as 240p (two fields per frame), the difference between 480i and 720P is ***massive***. Between 720P and 1080P = not so much. I might be able to tell, but – as has been said – anything too crisp is going to look really synthetic (fake) as well.

        • pittrek

          I just hope they do a new transfer of the 35mm negatives, the existing transfers are pretty bad, especially in dark areas. If they re-scan the negatives, I will be satisfied with CGI effects rendered at 720p upscaled to 1080p

        • $38633853

          Re-rendering the FX shots isn’t logical, a) for time and b) the shots would look too sharp compared to the live action footage… they’d have to blur the FX shots so it’d be no better than up-scaling to 1080 which will look just fine.

          • Esmeralda

            I disagree. FX shoots in TOS-R and TNG-R are just fine. They look great in 1080p.

            It’s just their lame excuse. Higher resolution is always better.

          • $38633853

            Well, most of the FX in TNG are from original negatives, very few shots so far have required CG ships…

            As for TOS, the CG does look mildly sharper than the live action footage… if you look closely enough, you can tell the difference…

            Besides, even if the CG shots in Enterprise did look fine re-rendered in 1080p, you still have the time issue, you’d be waiting a lot longer for the release, not to mention it might cost more, since time = money…

            A series that will most likely need new CG is DS9 and Voyager…

      • pittrek

        Actually seasons 1-3 were shot on 35mm film, just like previous shows, just season 4 was shot digital @1080p

        http://web.archive.org/web/20040805120006/http://www.mediasharx.com/index.php/news/2903

      • hypnotoad72

        720p effects upscaled to 1080p might look a little soft at worst, but most people will be hard-pressed to see any practical difference… especially as most shows aired at the time were still interlaced (720i) due to bandwidth concerns.

  • archer923

    WOW. It only took CBS their third try with BR to retain the Text Commentaries… I’m shocked. Now was that soooo hard. Paramount, why don’t you try catching up… (with DC’s of TMP 2 & 6) I may actually buy the BR movies then. Sucks they didn’t bother to locate the deleted scenes and rescan them to HD. And why no previews. They’re plastered all over the Startrek.com website.

    The S1 BR set does contain the Best Buy exclusive DVD feature. Thank you CBS.

    • Tuskin38

      Mike Okuda I believe stated they were too busy to do text commentaries on TNG Blu-Ray

      • archer923

        I was talking about TOS’ DVD text commentaries. And the movie text commentaries. They where all removed from the BR releases for no reason.

        • Tuskin38

          Oh, wow. I never noticed they were missing.

          • archer923

            Yeah. Just read the Disc breakdowns. It stopped me from buying the movies. And I was forced to keep two discs for TOS S1. TMP was the worst offender. The DC cut restored all the missing effects audio. But BR only got the regular version. It’s 10 minutes of new/changed material… Not an entire movie to redo. Make a branching disc.

  • Quinn

    Ignore this, I’m a dummy.

    • archer923

      Was there any logic to why it was apart of the Borg set? I didn’t even know it got a commentary cause of that.

      • Quinn

        Okay, this one IS new. I misread the Memory Alpha entry – a commentary by the same two people was done for Season 2’s “Regeneration”, I just got them mixed up.

        • archer923

          Ah, cool. I got really confused by that for a second. I was like Shadows of P’jem was about andorians. Not borg lol.

  • Frank169

    Finally, the first Star Trek TV series available in HD and 16:9 (or 1.78:1). And CBS still doesn’t tell which aspect ratio it is in. A very odd PR strategy, IMHO.

    • trekcore

      Yep, the show will be presented in 16:9 as originally filmed. I’m not sure why they would need to make specific reference to that…

  • Ashley Williams

    I’m very curious about silent enemy. The episode was great, but it deserved a follow up. Imagine if there was no follow up to the borg after Q-Who.

    • Mike C.

      That’s the beauty about it – you can make up your own mind about who it was. For me, it was a Romulan ship that MAY have been funded by either Vulcan or Klingon parties not wanting Humans to explore.

    • Matt_Cardiff_UK

      Won’t be buying this – the cover is not very inspiring – says nothing about the history of Trek. Never liked Enterprise except for one episode – Silent Enemy. That was actually a really scary, well written, well produced episode with the first new decent alien looking alien since Species 8472.

  • roelofjan1986

    Oke so if i understand correctly, the onboard scenes are at 1080p and the exterior shots are in 720p? I don’t have a problem with that. I would have a problem though if the onboard scenes would also be in 720p

    • Quinn

      That’s correct. All live-action footage is 1080p.

  • New Horizon

    See, I could understand the listed price for TNG being much higher due to the restoration work but what is this all about? Are they attempting to subsidize TNG by over charging for Enterprise? They’re asking WAY too much, it should be half of that.

    • archer923

      MSRP is always higher. No one charges for it. It’s breathing room for stores.

  • Tony Todd’s Tears

    I’m sorry, the cover is horrible!

  • SpaceCadet

    It’s tough for me to get excited about Enterprise and I used to be a hard core Trekker. TOS is of course iconic and classic. TNG ushered in the modern era of Trek and how I was introduced to that universe so I treasure it. DS9 was ground-breaking and brilliant. VOY although was dumbed down TREK it was often still fun and entertaining. ENT was just bland and boring and would put me to sleep. I admit the show perked up a bit in its last season (not counting an atrocious series finale) but the characters themselves aren’t very memorable or endearing. Sadly, I’ll probably pick up every series on BR but Enterprise.

  • Tom R

    you know I hope CBS are listening even though this comment won’t make a blind bit of difference; produce a new season and mini series of trek with this cast and more interest will be made in the previous seasons!

    tip to make it cost effectively: shoot live action on green screen like BattleStar Galactica: Blood and Chrome!!

  • Kreg Roenfeldt

    Worst cover art ever. Rarely are any of those characters ever seen in those suits. The Right Stuff called, and they want their cover back.

  • Neill Stringer

    Any word on when Enterprise will be available for pre order in the UK?

  • Tuskin38

    This press release I think is the first time I’ve seen Spanish being referred to as Castilian

  • adamclark83

    Will this set include the original promos? For example “Before Janeway and Picard. Before Spock and Kirk. The Star Trek saga began.”

  • ArtooDetoo

    Just wondering, when will the first trailer for the Enterprise Blu-Ray set be coming out?

    • trekcore

      Pretty soon I think! They just need to record the voiceover, the visuals are done for it.

      • ArtooDetoo

        Thanks very much, great site btw!

        • trekcore

          Glad you enjoy it! We’ll have lots more news and previews from the Enterprise set soon 🙂