As the only Star Trek series created from the get-go in HD, it’s about time that Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete First Season was finally announced for our favorite HD format with a final first-week street price likely floating in the $60-70 range. The set features all new bonus material, including a 90-minute documentary on the genesis of the show by the same guys that brought you the extras on The Next Generation, broken into three parts:
Part One: Countdown – Chronicles the challenges faced by the producers and creative staff as they attempt to launch a new chapter in the Star Trek saga by making the then-radical decision to create a prequel to the beloved original series. Features all new interviews with key personnel including creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, production designer Herman Zimmerman, technical consultants Michael and Denise Okuda, writers Andre Bormanis, Phyllis Strong and more.
Part Two: Boarding the NX-01 – Follows the team as they begin the casting process and production on the series 2-hour pilot Broken Bow. Features all-new interviews with key cast and crew including series pilot director James L. Conway and series leads Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker), and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed).
Part Three: First Flight – Charts the course for the rest of the series’ first season including all-new interviews with key production and post-production personnel.
Curiously, CBS decided not to go with any of the cover arts they presented to fans. I didn’t like any of thosee covers anyway, and would have preferred a beautiful ship beauty shot in space. Here’ s the reasoning behind the change:
Ross: I didn’t feel that any of the three proposed covers really nailed it … so we listened to the fans and changed course. We dug deeper and found an old UPN promo poster utilized during the launch campaign for the series which introduces the cast in a strong, heroic pose in their EVA suits as the pioneers of space exploration in the Star Trek universe. It hearkens back to that sense of discovery, heroism and exploration that served as the basis for the Star Trek concept
Different strokes I guess. The 6-disc set will be available March 26th, just in time for JJ Abrams’ second Trek film.