We broke a lot of Star Trek: Enterprise news last week: not only was TrekCore the first site to report the announcement of a new round-table writer's reunion feature coming on the Season Four Blu-ray set in April, but we were the first to present the trailer and cover art for the final season set as well!
Since the news broke, there have been a couple of updates from around the web offering insight into what seems to be a can't-miss look behind the scenes from the show's primary writing team.
First, Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits reported some details of the writers' conversation, from Trek VAM gurus Roger Lay, Jr., and Robert Meyer Burnett:
The Digital Bits: "VAM producers Roger Lay, Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett tell me that lots more discussion of “season five and beyond” ideas will be included in the documentaries on the Season Four BD set...
I can’t wait to see this when it’s finally released on Blu-ray in 2014."
Additionally, Enterprise writer David A. Goodman stopped by the comments section over at TrekMovie to answer the big question we were all asking: where was Season Four showrunner Manny Coto in Brannon Braga's photo of the reunion?
David A. Goodman: "We had a great time, but it was a warts-and-all discussion that I think will surprise a lot of people...
Manny had a last minute problem at "24" and couldn't make it. Brannon [Braga] and the writers who worked with him on Season 4 (Mike [Sussman], Andre [Bormanis], Judy and Gar [Reeves-Stevens]) spent a lot of time talking about his positive influence on the show."
As disappointing as that news is, it's a relief to know that Coto was intending to participate before his obligations to the "24" revival got in the way. His contributions to the fourth season of Enterprise brought about some of the show's most well-loved storylines, so we hope to see him in the newly-produced interviews which will accompany the Blu-ray set.
Finally, we have the usual, often-requested high-resolution downloads of the Season Four Blu-ray trailer available through the links below, as well as a collection of HD screencaps from the preview footage. Looking at the still frames -- especially at actor close-ups -- you can really see how different the switch to digital photography made the series look in 2004.
As always, we'll continue to update you on this set as we get closer to the April 1 release date. In the meantime, you can pre-order the season -- or the compete series -- through the links below.