Star Trek: The Next Generation – Blu Ray Trailer
Watch a trailer for the forthcoming first season release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on blu-ray.
It was announced last year that the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was to be digitally re-mastered and released on blu-ray for, pardon the pun, a new generation of viewers to enjoy.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, the complete first series will be released on blu-ray in July
The first season of The Next Generation aired between September 1987 and May 1988 and was the first Star Trek live-action series to air on television since the demise of the original series in 1969. Launching TNG, as fans refer to it, was a huge risk at the time as Star Trek had successfully become a film-franchise and launching a new television series – with a brand new set of characters – could have seriously backfired.
It was a risk that paid off though as Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the Enterprise-D became firm favourites with fans. The success of TNG led to fellow spin-offs Deep Space Nine and Voyager being launched in the 1990s and prequel series Enterprise in the 2000s. TNG also introduced an array of new species to the Star Trek universe such as the Cardassians, Bajorans, Ferengi, the Borg and the Q Continuum.
After TNG ended in 1994 the story of the Enterprise and its crew continued in four cinematic films starting with Generations in 1994 and ending with Nemesis in 2002.
[Written by Dominic Knight]