StarTrek.com announced today that all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be re-released in newly-designed packaging this April 16 as an Amazon.com exclusive. All previously-released DVD content is reported to be included – but the newly-produced Blu-ray documentaries, of course, will not.
The new packaging features silhouettes of Picard, Data, Crusher, Riker, La Forge, Troi, and Worf, along with an oddly-structured main title logo on each set. Strangely, the sets featuring Crusher has her in gold, wearing a Season One uniform… and the set featuring Troi has her wearing a red version of her ‘Encounter at Farpoint’ outfit, headband included!
While some may question the need for a new DVD release in this age of high definition Blu-rays, keep in mind that these sets have a suggested retail price of $47.99 (though will likely sell for less) – a much more budget-friendly starting price than the Blu-Ray releases, appealing to those who aren’t as fussed about the remastering (although really – after seeing the Blu-Rays, we could never turn back!)
If you’re still looking to purchase the show on DVD, now is a good time to buy, as these prices are the some of lowest ever offered for the series sets.