Posted Wed Sep 5, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The second season of the classic sci-fi series will boldly go where Season 1 has gone before on Blu-ray this December!
In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount has set 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2' for Blu-ray on December 4.
"Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of "Star Trek: The Next Generation,"" Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases."
CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board as consultants."
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $129.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 4.
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