First, while we’re still waiting for European release dates, both TNG sets have been announced for a June 3 release in North America. Based on the previous Blu-ray releases, we expect the UK release of TNG Season 6 to be within days of the American date.
There’s also a bit of news about the “Chain of Command” audio commentary today, as VAM producer Robert Meyer Burnett posted this photo on Twitter last night, showing off participants Ronny Cox (“Jellico”), director of photography Jonathan West, along with usual moderators Michael and Denise Okuda.
Expect the same situation with “Chain of Command” as previous single-disc releases – it will be available in the United States and Canada, but fans in the UK (and some other European territories) will have to import from Amazon US. We’ll be keeping our eyes out for the German-language version this summer as with previous releases, as well as any information from other territories.
UPDATE: We’ve received information regarding the international “Chain of Command” releases, and while we don’t have any release dates available at this time, we can confirm that the single-disc set WILL be released in both Germany and Australia — and that it will NOT be released in Japan.
We also have a first look at the interior slipcover artwork for “Chain of Command,” featuring every major element of the two-part episode from Captain Jellico to Gul Madred.
Some early details on the TNG Season 6 bonus features have become available, and we can confirm that the set will feature five audio commentaries (including writer Morgan Gendel on “Starship Mine”), a new gag reel, a host of deleted scenes, and another set of interview documentaries: Beyond the Five Year Mission: The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The set will also include the next entry in the “In Conversation” roundtable series, this time focusing on The Directors of TNG.
UPDATE: We’ve been informed that while In Conversation: The Directors was originally scheduled for this release, scheduling conflicts unfortunately dictate that it’s no longer going to be part of the S6 VAM package. Instead, the Beyond the Five Year Mission documentary will be extended from two to three parts.
For “Chain of Command,” the release will feature the above-mentioned feature-length audio commentary, several deleted scenes, and a documentary feature titled The Privilege of Rank: Making “Chain of Command” – all exclusive to this one-disc set.
We’ll have more information on these upcoming sets as we approach the June release, but in the meantime, preorder your copies below!
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