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DVD release
Series: Star Trek: Lower Decks
Season: Four
No. of episodes: 10
No. of discs: 2
Run time: 258 minutes (NTSC)
Region 1 release date: 16 April 2024
Rating(s): CHVRS - Parental Guidance BBFC - 15
Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Subtitles: English SDH, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese
Dubbed: Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish (all DD 5.1 Surround)
Year: 2024

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season Four is a DVD release featuring the complete fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

A novelty for this release was, that it had become the first official Star Trek franchise DVD release for which the "Manufactured-on-Demand" (MOD) only – meaning that no stock for retailers (the so-called SKUs; Stock Keeping Units) was produced – release format was applied. The official franchise home video format trailer did not even mention the DVD option, another first where official franchise home video trailers were concerned. [1] [2]

Disc contents[]

Special Features
Special Features
  • Audio commentaries:
  • "Old Friends " (0:28) – exploration of the cross-over with TNG: "The First Duty"
  • "Lower Decktionary: Setting Up Season 4" (0:09) – a closer look at the series' fourth season

Background information[]

  • The franchise had already experimented with the MOD-only format for the preceding Blu-ray series release as a cost-saving scheme, but which was remarkably not applied for its DVD counterpart, as application of the release format would have been the more logical option for the DVD format. While Blu-ray and DVD are both facing rapidly dwindling sales, this is especially pertinent for the DVD, which as a physical home video format was in the process of being phased out at the time. As a result of this, DVD releases usually only enjoy an one-time-only pressing in the current market – meaning that once sold out, no new DVD batches are manufactured afterwards. Applying the MOD-only release format would at least eliminate the stock keeping costs at distributors and retailers.
  • For those customer fans still preferring to own their home video productions as a DVD, the on-demand option was introduced at selected online retailers, [3] in particular, to have a DVD professionally manufactured to industry standards. This was not restricted to customers in the American home market alone as it was also applicable worldwide, again through the various foreign branches of Amazon in particular.
  • Being retailed as a MOD-only product, meant that customers received their DVDs in the standard plastic snapcase only, without the customary cardboard slipcase, which was an additional cost-saving element.
Previous release:
SNW Season 2 DVD
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Next release:
Not yet announced
Previous series release:
LD Season 3 DVD
Next series release:
Not yet announced