As we reported earlier this month, CBS are planning the release of a special feature-length edit of “The Best of Both Worlds” on Blu-Ray to coincide with the release of Season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We’ve got our hands on some high-resolution cover art for the special disc which features a stark image of Locutus of Borg locked in a soulless stare.
The special release will come with its very own exclusive set of Borg-themed special features, including a featurette, all new audio commentary and gag reel. These features are set to be exclusive to this disc, and because of the feature-length nature of the edit, the audio commentary won’t be split over the Season 3 and 4 sets. We expect CBS to release a special trailer for the disc within the next month along with a fully detailed press release – so stay tuned for that all that information!
Fans in the US & Canada should expect a release date of April 30 for this disc (the same day Season 3 is set to hit shelves). Fans in the UK can get their copy one day early, as Paramount Home Entertainment (UK) have nominated April 29 as their release date. UK fans can already pre-order their copy for the ridiculously cheap price of just £10.49 now at Amazon.co.uk! We’ll bring you pre-order information for the U.S. as soon as we get it.
In the meantime, a few updates from Season 3. The latest cover art we’ve received presents a slightly different shade of green to the lemon yellow/lime green mockup we brought you last year. Here’s a higher resolution copy:
The cover features images of Captain Picard, Geordi La Forge and Beverly Crusher (albeit from a Season 6 publicity shot by the looks of it, with her later-season hairstyle). The third season set contains another epic array of extras, with a wonderful array of new audio commentaries (including fan favorite episodes “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Sins of the Father“), the continuation of the ever-growing TNG documentary with another three-part bonanza entitled “Resistance is Futile”, a special tribute to Michael Piller, a brand new gag reel and of course the much anticipated “In the Writer’s Room” feature, showcasing Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore, René Echevarria and Naren Shankar geeking out for over an hour under the supervision of Trekkie extraordinaire Seth MacFarlane.
UK fans can pre-order the set now at Amazon.co.uk, again for a delivery date of April 29.
We’ll have all the latest developments, including official press releases from CBS, as and when they are issued! In the meantime, if you’re in the UK – lock in your pre-orders for Season 3 and “The Best of Both Worlds” below! Resistance is indeed Futile!