There was plenty of Trek talk at the recent Wondercon Convention in Anaheim, California as Robert Meyer Burnett hosted the HD Trek panel with Roger Lay, Jr., Mike and Denise Okuda and Brannon Braga. The team took the opportunity to discuss the upcoming release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three, remastered in high definition on Blu-ray.
One of the stand-out features on this set is "Inside the Writers' Room", a relaxed, candid and often humorous 70 minute piece featuring TNG writers Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Naren Shankar and Rene Echevarria. The feature is hosted by Seth MacFarlane who went to great trouble to come prepared with pages of notes leaving us in no doubt about his deep appreciation for the show.
TrekCore's Tom Bateman was at the scene and captured some great video of the discussion.
When asked about the feature, Brannon Braga recalled:
We hadn't all been in the same room together since Next Generation ended. So that was an interesting reunion for us. I think what would be interesting to me if I was watching it was talking about how certain episodes came about. Episodes that went awry, like "what were we thinking".
Roger Lay, Jr. quickly suggested "Sub Rosa", an episode mocked by many fans which Braga seems to agree was "terrible". Robert Meyer Burnett (like many of us) is keen to have Braga and the writers do a commentary on this episode, an idea which Braga seems to be in favor of too:
I would love to do a commentary on a crappy episode! It would be more interesting.
The Season Three Blu-ray set comes bursting at the seams with new content, also containing a fantastic three-part documentary, a tribute to the late Michael Piller, new audio commentaries, deleted footage from David Rappaport's appearance in "The Most Toys" and a new gag reel! Stay tuned to TrekCore as we'll be bringing you a lot more news on the set in the coming days and further footage from Wondercon!
If you've not secured your order already - what are you waiting for!? Season 3 hits shelves in under 3 weeks time along with "The Best of Both Worlds" - available as a separate feature length Blu-ray. Pre-order both below!