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Series: Star Trek: Discovery
Season: Three
No. of episodes: 13
No. of discs: 4
Run time: 666 min.
Region A release date: 19 July 2021 (North America)
7 December 2022 (Japan)
Region B release date: 15 November 2021 (UK)
18 November 2021 (Germany)
8 December 2021 (Australasia)
9 December 2021 (UK SteelBook®)
Rating(s): CHVRS - Parental Guidance BBFC - 15 FSK - Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren OFLC (Australia) - Mature Accompanied OFLC (New Zealand) - Mature
Language: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Subtitles: English SDH, French
Dubbed: French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Reference: ASIN B092469RKM
ASIN B0BF8GS7XH (Region A, Japan)
ASIN B09483MC5D (SteelBook®)
ASIN B09DTG5DNK (Region B, UK)
ASIN B09F1FRPR8 (Region B, Germany)
ASIN B0C3L6F3CM (Region B, Australia)
ASIN B09GFXSVWF (region B, New Zealand)
ASIN B09LJ3CWK5 (SteelBook® Region B)
Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Blu-ray UK cover

Region B cover

Region B cover

Star Trek: Discovery – Season Three is a Blu-ray Disc release, featuring the complete third season of Star Trek: Discovery in 1080p high-definition. The set was released in North America on 19 July 2021, followed by an international release six months later.

A SteelBook® edition was near-concurrently released with the standard release(s).

While in a few cases still being marketed as region-restricted, the releases are in actuality region-free as this has by 2021 become standard practice for the Blu-ray format – explaining the unified contents for all regions.

This release was later in the year also included as an otherwise unaltered part of the Blu-ray DIS Seasons 1-3 Collection.

Disc contents[]

Disc
Episode
1
"That Hope Is You, Part 1"
"Far From Home"
"People of Earth"
"Forget Me Not"
Special Features
  • Deleted Scene: "People of Earth" (0:56)
  • Deleted Scene: "Forget Me Not" (0:55)
2
"Die Trying"
"Scavengers"
"Unification III"
"The Sanctuary"
Special Features
  • Deleted Scene: "Unification III" (1:02)
3
"Terra Firma, Part 1"
"Terra Firma, Part 2"
"Su'Kal"
"There Is A Tide..."
Special Features
  • Deleted Scene: "Terra Firma, Part 1" (1:32)
  • 3 Deleted Scenes: "Terra Firma, Part 2" (7:02)
  • 2 Deleted Scenes: "Su'Kal" (2:10)
  • Deleted Scene: "There Is a Tide" (0:27)
4
"That Hope Is You, Part 2"
Special Features
  • Deleted Scene: "That Hope Is You, Part 2" (1:01)
  • Writer's Log: Michelle Paradise (13:49)
  • Star Trek: Discovery: The Voyage of Season 3 (28:32)
  • Stunted (14:33)
  • Being Michael Burnham (24:20)
  • Kenneth Mitchell: To Boldly Go (18:04)
  • Bridge Building (25:37)
  • 15 Claps (Easter egg, 2:25)
  • Gag Reel (4:33)

Background information[]

  • As with the previous two releases, this release features the same amount of special features as its DVD counterpart, constituting something of a break in release policies as the Star Trek franchise had up to that point in time favored the Blu-ray format with the inclusion of more special features. Quite conceivably this had been an intentional franchise attempt to avoid the 2014 "second VAM controversy" that had followed in the wake of the home video format releases of the first two alternate reality films. However, It has yet to be ascertained whether or not the Blu-ray "15 Claps" Easter egg, located on its fourth disc, is also included on the DVD counterpart.
  • Remarkably, and very much unlike the two previous, and next season releases, this release experienced a five-month release delay for Region B, constituting a break in the near simultaneous all regions release tradition. This became commonplace when it was introduced a little while into the Blu-ray era, but the delaying tactics harkens back to the home video release practices of the pre-Blu-ray era. The partial and temporary return to the practice is almost certainly conceived as an appeasing compromise between the franchise and Netflix, the first-time series streamer for the rest of the world outside North America, as the franchise had pulled the series from the streaming service (on the home market – the rest of the world was to follow in 2023, though season four would never be streamed by Netflix anywhere) around the same time. Similar to the compromise the franchise struck with Amazon Prime for the first season home video releases of Star Trek: Picard, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon have very strong commercial incentives for delaying a home video format release for as long as possible. (see main article)
  • This particular release is one of the few individual Star Trek releases followed by the professional industry site The Numbers and for which domestic US home video format sales are known; The Numbers has reported that by November 2023 domestic sales had been realized of a mere US$2.6 million for both this and its DVD counterpart releases, with sales virtually coming to a complete standstill thereafter. [1] The for a Star Trek production seemingly disappointing sales could be explained by the sharply divided fan reception the series had originally engendered. However, there were by this time also generic societal trend issues at play, which had nothing to do with the fan's perception of Discovery, additionally explaining the continuing diminishing trend of physical home video format sales (see: main article), which for this particular release was actually only less than half of what the previous series home video format sales had achieved and less than a third of the release preceding that one, despite the better reception of the series' third season.

External links[]

Previous release:
LD Season 1 Blu-ray
Star Trek: Discovery
Blu-ray
Next release:
DIS Seasons 1-3 Collection
Previous series release:
DIS L'intégrale des saisons 1 & 2
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