The first Star Trek box sets of 2017 are in stores now, and it’s a return to the 2150’s with Enterprise on DVD and Blu-ray!
After more than a decade, CBS has released the first North American re-issue of Star Trek: Enterprise on DVD (though multiple sets have been put out in Europe over the years), as well as the first complete-series Blu-ray collection of the show since the season Blu-ray sets finished their run in 2014.
Both new box sets contain the full four-season run of the prequel Trek series, with all of the previously-released DVD and Blu-ray disc content from past sets. Not included on the DVD collection are the Best Buy DVD bonus discs from the original 2005 debut, however those video features are part of the Blu-ray contents.
In addition, Shuttlepod One: Declassified – the only bit of retailer-exclusive bonus material from the 2013 Season 1 Blu-ray release – is also missing from the sets, a Best Buy-only streaming presentation never released on disc in North America. While this is a disappointment, it’s not a surprising exclusion based on previous CBS home releases.
The Enterprise DVD collection is comprised of 27 discs across two disc cases; a now-familiar, oversized Epik Pak case holds the first three seasons, while a standard six-disc case contains Season 4 inside the glossy slip box.
The cover artwork for each case is certainly a striking design, featuring both the ship and crew in some of the best-looking Enterprise packaging CBS has ever released.
As we’ve seen throughout the last year, CBS really loves the Epik Pak case style, and the first three seasons are stacked up in the removable disc trays inside the first large case.
As for the new four-season Blu-ray collection, the smaller number of discs (only 24, compared to the DVD set’s 27) means that the whole series can fit into one Epik Pak case, with the same artwork as the outer slipcover.
Unlike the UK Enterprise Blu-ray box first released in 2013, the North American set doesn’t arrive inside a heavy, protective outer box; this new set has just a simple paper slipcover to surround the plastic disc case – which easily starts to show damage around the thin edges.
As with all the other Epik Pak releases, the full Enterprise Blu-ray disc stack is removable from the outer case, so be careful when you’re opening the shell case so the discs don’t fall to the floor.
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If you’ve been holding off on picking up Star Trek: Enterprise, now’s the best time to pick up these seasons in these full-series collections – and unless you prefer to import from the UK (as the Blu-ray discs are region-free), this is the cheapest price the series has ever featured in North America on either disc format.
The hours of newly-filmed bonus features created for the Enteprise Blu-rays alone make the set worth the sub-$80 price — from the hour-long ‘In Conversation’ discussion with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, to the full-cast reunion roundtable, to remarkably-candid interview segments with the cast and crew (including the rarely-heard-from Jolene Blalock).
Netflix and other streaming services will always allow for quick and convenient revisitation to Star Trek: Enterprise, but with the depth of behind-the-scenes material on the Blu-ray release, we’re always going to recommend you invest in the full story of Star Trek: Enterprise for your home collection
The new Enterprise DVD set is available now, and while the Blu-ray box is exclusive to Best Buy for a few more weeks, you can preorder the Amazon release (due February 14) from our link below.