(written from a Production point of view)
|Region A cover|
|Blu-ray Disc release|
|Series:||Star Trek: Picard|
|No. of episodes:||10 + 1|
|No. of discs:||3|
|Region A release date:||6 October 2020|
|Region B release date:||25 January 2021|
ASIN B08DC5Y9S2 (Steelbook)
ASIN B08MWB5G4L (Region B)
ASIN B08MW74JDX (Steelbook Region B)
|Region B cover|
Star Trek: Picard - Season One is a three-disc Blu-ray release featuring the complete first season of Star Trek: Picard. The release came packaged in a standard plastic snapcase within a slipover carton cover. A "limited steelbook" edition was concurrently released with the the standard release in both regions A and B.
While in some cases still being marketed as region-restricted, the releases are in actuality region-free as this has increasingly become commonplace for the Blu-ray format – also explaining the unified inclusion of subtitles and dubbed language audio tracks for all regions.
- The four-month release delay for Region B is a break in the near simultaneous all regions release tradition, which became commonplace when introduced a little while into the Blu-ray era, and harkens back to the home video release practices of the pre-Blu-ray era. The partial return to the practice is almost certainly conceived as a compromise between the industry and Amazon Prime, the first-time streamer of the series for the rest of the world outside North America, and who has commercial incentives for delaying a home video format as long as possible. (see main article)
- Excerpts from all special features were already featured as bonus featurettes in The Ready Room second season episodes dealing with Picard's first season. However, almost none of these were actually shown as is on the home video formats as eventually released, with the exception of the La Sirena set tour (part of the "Set Me Up" featurette on disc three) which was previously showcased in the TRR: "Away Mission Special" of the aftershow. Particularly noteworthy was the complete absence on the home video releases of the visual effects subject matter, actually presented as a special featurette in the fourth episode of the aftershow.
|Star Trek: Picard
LD Season 1 Blu-ray
|Previous series release:|
First Blu-ray in series