Enterprise S1 Blu-Rays: Amazing Packaging & Disc Menu Images!

Fans of Star Trek: Enterprise are on countdown for the release of the show's inaugural season on Blu-Ray in little under two weeks time. TrekCore's review copy arrived today and we're thrilled with both the packaging and unique Blu-Ray menu system the team have put together for this release.

Packaging

When we first revealed the cover art choice selected by CBS, a number of fans were somewhat disappointed in the decision to go with a generic 'flat' stock image for the release. However, when I set my eyes on the set this afternoon I was delighted to see that the slipcase design sports a stylish and sleek shiny embossed metallic finish which brings a whole new dimensionality to that image. It's somewhat hard to capture the effect on camera, but I've snapped a few shots which you can see below

The set follows the same design standard as the new Blu-Ray season sets for Star Trek: The Next Generation Remastered. Slide off the slipcase and you have a 6-Disc Case which is the thickness of a normal Blu-Ray:

The discs themselves sport the now-standard plain blue coloring with no artwork. The set guide is visible behind the discs with a full breakdown of the contents for each disc with some beautiful new artwork of the Enterprise NX-01 docked beside the Kreetassan ship from the first season episode "Vox Sola":

Menus

The menus presented in this set are some of the best I've ever seen designed for a Star Trek Blu-Ray or DVD release. They feature a three-dimensional styled NX-01 computer system with hints of the holographic time stream graphics from "Cold Front" and the opening title credits to the show. It's an incredibly cool design which has to be seen in motion to appreciate how much work has gone into it. In the meantime, here are some stunning stills from the sequence:

Watch out for our full length review of the set coming soon in addition to a comparative analysis of Enterprise's HD transfer in relation to the original SD DVD print. Enterprise Season 1 comes bursting at the seams with new bonus features including a brand new three-part documentary profiling the launch of the show, a candid conversation piece between executive producers Brannon Braga and Rick Berman, a never-before-seen all access documentary detailing the making of an episode and of course a slew of audio commentaries and the original DVD bonus features!

The set is release in just under two weeks time, so make sure you're ready by pre-ordering your copy at Amazon using the links below!

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



Order Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2 Blu-Ray today!



  • archer9234

    I’m surprised they did something this cool. This is a really nice design. The DVD menu is total crap compared to this.

  • http://www.randomtuesday.com/ Aatrek

    Holy crap, that looks phenomenal.

  • http://twitter.com/cseremisi Csere Mihaly

    Very cool looking menus. Waiting for other impressions as well

  • Xavier

    Reminds me of the BOURNE film closing credits… :)
    Cannot wait for the review!

  • Jamie

    Gorgeous packaging and menus, it looks awesome.
    I can’t afford these boxsets at full price having bought all the DVDs from every series over the years, but when the price comes down I will be buying all 4 seasons of Enterprise.

    Nice work Roger, Rob and everyone involved.

    • Mike

      Just so you know, the Blu-Rays do not typically sell for full price. Currently on Amazon Season One of ENT is $77.86 in the U.S. Seasons One and Two of TNG were around $60.00 on release day so keep watching Amazon, they may knock it down even more on release day.

      • Jamie

        Thanks for the tip, but £52 for the set when I already paid more than that for each series TNG-ENT DVD boxset, means I’m going to have to wait for a bigger price drop, more like the £25-30 mark, I’ll wait patiently they can’t be full price forever.

        • James

          Unfortunately that’s the price of Bluray. After the negative reviews for TNG S2 it still only slipped to £39.99. I don’t think we’ll see these drop any lower than that outside clearance sales. The DVD boxsets are still retailing for £20-30

  • Fan

    The discs image reminds me of the detox chamber.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnWellsTA John Wells

    I’m loving those menus already! Niiice!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.roberts.7965 Christopher Roberts

    Impressive. I’ll be counting down the days. Huge fan of Enterprise and can’t wait to see it in High Def.

    • Bobby

      It’s been in high def on netflix for about a year now

  • http://twitter.com/adamclark83 Adam Clark

    Will the audio be in 7.1 like the others? It doesn’t say on the cover.

    • archer9234

      It says it on the bottom 5.1.

      • http://twitter.com/adamclark83 Adam Clark

        Who didn’t they do 7.1 like TOS and TNG?

        • archer9234

          That would require remixing all the episodes. Cheaper to just use the completed 5.1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tuskin38 Kori Barnes

    I wonder if there will be any visual differences between the Blu-Ray HD and Netflix HD.

    • archer9234

      Bitrate will always be better than Netflix.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Tuskin38 Kori Barnes

        I realize that, but I wonder if there will be any touch ups that will be different.

        • archer9234

          I doubt it.

        • James

          There will be.

          Netflix ‘HD’ for Enterprise is 720p, this Bluray release in 1080p w/ upscaled 720p CGI.

          The live action stuff will be a lot clearer, the CGI will probably only be marginally improved. Still better that Netflix though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Tuskin38 Kori Barnes

            I compared TrekCores Live Action scenes with netflix streaming, the only difference was the quality, Resolution appeared to be the same.

  • Jed Raybould

    Are the NX-01 Files the Easter Eggs from the DVD set?

    • archer9234

      Yes. They’re listed on the episode guide.

    • trekcore

      Yes – all original content from the DVD has been ported over. Nothing missed off that I see!

  • pittrek

    Looks REALLY nice. Must better than the boring TNG menus

  • tom r

    well i think it’s time for a season 5!!! les mooves are you listening??

  • http://twitter.com/mjy1975 Bitchy Single Person

    Just amazing. In total lust. Going to try and replicate in Motion. Can’t wait for the release!

  • http://twitter.com/darkthunder84 Michael Anderson

    1 minor question in this remastering process; The menus for the S1 set clearly show “Star Trek: Enterprise”, as opposed to just “Enterprise”. Have the S1 intros been modified to include “Star Trek” in the title (i.e Season 2-4).

    • trekcore

      Hi Michael. No, the S1 titles are still just “ENTERPRISE”. The “Star Trek Enterprise” rebranding is purely for the sake of packaging and promotion. And the titles look AMAZING in HD.

  • http://twitter.com/williamoverton William Overton

    The menus look really great. Is that a schematic of Drexler’s refit NX-01 in this image? Looks like there is a secondary hull. Wish we could have seen that on screen.

    http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/images/ents1menu/menus_6.jpg

    • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.roberts.7965 Christopher Roberts

      It sure looks like there’s a secondary hull below those pylons. That’s very naughty of them, getting that under the radar. Hopefully some animation of Doug Drexler’s next stage of the NX-01′s development will appear as an extra by Season 4.
      This is pretty much the nearest thing we’ll get to seeing this Enterprise get a Motion Picture-style refit:
      http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8260/round2modelspolarlights.jpg