Year Has Seven Seasons:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
The Entire, Highly Anticipated Series Beams to DVD in 2002, Loaded with
Extras, With New Seasons Every Two Months
~ Launching with Season One on March 26 ~
HOLLYWOOD, January 11, 2002 Setting the stage for an entire year
of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, Paramount Home Entertainment is proud
to bring the series to DVD for the first time, beginning in March, 2002.
The year-long campaign will launch on March 26 with SEASON ONE, a seven-disc
collectors box set containing all 26 episodes from the first season,
along with four newly created documentaries exclusive to the DVD release.
A new season will be released every other month and the entire series
is presented in newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. Order cut-off
for SEASON ONE is February 12.
Each season of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION is presented in a highly
collectable box set, with seven discs* and a pull-out booklet of episode
information and panoramic montage of the crew. Moving forward, each season
of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION will be released as a box set to create
an attractive library of the entire series. This will appeal not only
to fans of Star Trek but any consumer who loves DVD.
* Season 2 has 6 discs
STAR TREK is one of our most popular and enduring video franchises,
said Eric Doctorow, president, Paramount Home Entertainment Worldwide.
We are very excited to be releasing STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
on DVD because we are now offering consumers the ultimate home viewing
experience for this immensely popular show.
Paramount Home Entertainment is supporting the DVD release of STAR TREK:
THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON ONE with consumer advertising on network,
cable and syndication TV as well as ads in TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly,
Discover, Sci-Fi, Star Trek: The Magazine, Star Trek Communicator in the
U.S. and in TV Guide in Canada and on the Web.
Disc 1: Encounter at Farpoint Parts 1 & 2 (episodes 101, 102), The
Naked Now (103), Code of Honor (104)
Disc 2: The Last Outpost (107), Where No One Has Gone Before (106), Lonely
Among Us (108), Justice (109)
Disc 3: The Battle (110), Hide and Q (111), Haven (105), The Big Goodbye
Disc 4: DataLore (114), Angel One (115), 11001001 (116), Too Short a
Disc 5: When the Bough Breaks (118), Home Soil (117), Coming of Age (119),
Heart of Glory (120)
Disc 6: The Arsenal of Freedom (121), Symbiosis (123), Skin of Evil (122),
Well Always Have Paris (124)
Disc 7: Conspiracy (125), The Neutral Zone (126), Special Features
Disk 7 of the DVD includes the following special features:
· The Beginning: focusing on the challenges of creating a new
series and keeping to Gene Roddenberrys vision. Includes interviews
with Roddenberry, Patrick Stewart, Robert Justman (former producer of
the Original Series), Rick Berman (Co-Executive Producer at the time),
Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and other cast members.
· Selected Crew Analysis: features first season cast members talking
about their roles, their acting backgrounds prior to being cast and their
impressions of the Star Trek legacy. Also features a comparison between
the launch of the series in 1987 and the comments from the cast seven
years later (1994), using archive interviews and b-roll to present a fascinating
before and after look from the series cast members.
· The Making of a Legend: features commentary from the first season
production staff members: Michael Westmore (Make-up), Herman Zimmerman
(Production Designer), Mike Okuda (Scenic Artist), Richard Stembach (Scenic
Artist), Dan Curry (Visual Effects), Peter Lauritson (Co-Producer), Rick
Berman and others, as they discuss the making of the new series. Uncovers
information on how the beaming effect is achieved, Worfs make up
process and how much time and effort goes into creating each episode.
· Memorable Missions: cast and crew discussions of specific episodes
and events that occurred during the first season.
Picking up decades after Captain Kirk and his original crew left off,
Emmy-winning STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION follows the exciting adventures
of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as he leads an all new U.S.S.
Enterprise on adventurous missions into deep space. The series also stars
Jonathan Frakes as William T. Riker, LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge,
Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar, Michael Dorn as Worf, Gates McFadden as Beverly
Crusher, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, Brent Spiner as Data and Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher.
The DVD of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON ONE is presented
in a full frame version and the audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1
and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. The DVDs are sub-titled in English and closed-captioned
for the hearing-impaired.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON ONE carries no suggested
retail price but is expected to be priced by retailers for their customers
at under $100. It is not rated in the U.S. by the Motion Picture Association
of America and is rated G in Canada. Each disc has a running time of approximately
176 minutes, with the exception of disc seven, which has 88 minutes of
features and approximately 60 minutes of special features. All seven discs
are encoded with the MacrovisionÔ AntiCopy process.
Visit www.paramount.com/homevideo and www.startrek.com to learn more
about Paramount Home Entertainments new releases, as well as other
classic Hollywood films, television programs, animated titles and family
and special interest programming. Paramount Home Entertainment is part
of the operations of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.
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In STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION SEASON ONE, it is 78 years after
the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, taking
place in the 24th century. Captain Jean-Luc Picard commands the all-new
Enterprise NCC 1701-D as the crew travels to distant planets seeking out
new life and adventures.
Disc 1: In the series two-part pilot, Encounter at Farpoint,
(Episodes One and Two), the U.S.S. Enterprise crew is assigned to determine
how the native Bandi inhabitants created the energy-powered Farpoint station.
This first mission introduces Q, the mysterious and powerful
being who challenges the crew to prove that humans are not a barbaric
race. Thus begins the adventures of THE NEXT GENERATION. In The
Naked Now, the Enterprise and crew are summoned to investigate strange
occurrences aboard the research vessel U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky, only to return
to their ship unknowingly carrying a contagious virus, while Code
of Honor finds U.S.S. Enterprise on the planet Ligon II, sent to
obtain a rare vaccine necessary to avert a plague on Stryris IV.
Disc 2: The Last Outpost follows the crew as they are rendered
powerless above an unknown and mysterious planet, while Where No
One Has Gone Before finds the starship in uncharted territory, when
a test on the ships propulsion system backfires and blasts the starship
more than a billion light years away from their own galaxy. Lonely
Among Us finds the crew of U.S.S. Enterprise passing through a mysterious
cloud that contains combinations of complex energy patterns,
and Justice finds the crew anxiously awaiting a shore leave
on the pastoral planet of Rubicon III.
Disc 3: The Battle unveils the old style starship U.S.S.
Stargazer on a direct course with Enterprise, and containing a mysterious
mind-altering devise onboard. In Hide and Q, the dangerous
Q stops the U.S.S. Enterprise as they attempt to aid the survivors
on a planet rocked by a lethal explosion, while Haven presents
an unexpected visit from Counselor Trois mother. The Big Goodbye
finds Captain Picard at a crossroads, as he must deliver a precise greeting
to the Jarada, the insect-like race inhabiting the quadrant Korona IV,
where the U.S.S. Enterprise wishes to enter.
Disc 4: In DataLore, the crew investigates the mystery surrounding
the disappearance of an earth colony in the Omicron Theta star system,
and Angel One finds the crew traveling to Angel One, a planet
run by women, to search for survivors from a Federation freighter disabled
by an asteroid collision seven years earlier. 11001001 focuses
on the computer intelligence aboard U.S.S. Enterprise, as the starship
docks at Starbase 74, where the Bynars are scheduled to upgrade the ships
computer system, and Too Short a Season finds the crew transporting
the infamous Admiral Mark Jameson to Mordan IV, where several Federation
officials have been taken hostage by the planets governor.
Disc 5: In When the Bough Breaks, U.S.S. Enterprise accidentally
discovers a planet with advanced technology that provides every need or
want a person could have, while Home Soil follows the starship
on a visit to Velara III, where a group of terraformers are working to
transform the seemingly desolate planet into one capable of supporting
life. In Coming of Age, Wesley beams down to Relva VII to
take the grueling Starfleet Academy entrance exam, while Heart of
Glory finds Lt. Worf having to choose between his loyalty to Starfleet
and his Klingon heritage, when two Klingon fugitives take over the Enterprise.
Disc 6: The Arsenal of Freedom follows an investigation into
the disappearance of the U.S.S. Drake, while Symbiosis finds
Enterprise receiving a distress signal from a disabled freighter ship.
Skin of Evil follows U.S.S. Enterprise to a rendezvous with
Trois shuttlecraft, when a bizarre malfunction occurs, causing the
transport vehicle to crash on Vagra II, and in Well Always
Have Paris Captain Picard is reunited with an old flame.
Disc 7: Conspiracy follows the Enterprise on a journey to
Pacifica, only to be halted by an emergency message for Captain Picard
to attend a secret and important meeting. In The Neutral Zone,
as the U.S.S. Enterprise awaits Captain Picards return from a Federation
conference, only to discover a disabled 20th century Earth satellite containing
three perfectly preserved bodies, frozen for over 300 years by cryogenics.
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