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Region A cover
Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek: Picard
Season: One
No. of episodes: 10 + 1
No. of discs: 3
Region A release date: 6 October 2020
Region B release date: 25 January 2021
Rating(s): BBFC - 15
Language: English
Reference: ASIN B08976YW3T
ASIN B08DC5Y9S2 (Steelbook)
ASIN B08MWB5G4L (Region B)
ASIN B08MW74JDX (Steelbook Region B)

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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.

Disc contents

Disc
Episode
1
Episodes
Special Features
  • Behind-the-Scenes Episodic Featurettes:
    • Story Log: "Remembrance"
    • Story Log: "Maps and Legends"
    • Story Log: "The End is the Beginning"
  • Commentary: Episode 101, "Remembrance" ​(Exclusive) –​ Executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, and Michael Chabon, supervising producer Kirsten Beyer, and director Hanelle M. Culpepper provide commentary about episode one of Star​ Trek: Picard​.
  • Deleted Scene for "Remembrance" ​(Exclusive)
  • Star Trek: Short Treks: "Children of Mars" ​– ​Twelve-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.
  • Commentary: Star Trek: Short Treks: "Children of Mars" (Exclusive) – Executive producer and co-writer Alex Kurtzman, and co-writers Jenny Lumet and Kirsten Beyer, discuss the featured Short Treks ​episode.
  • Make It So ​– The co-creators and Patrick Stewart discuss bringing the iconic character back to the screen, including what was compelling enough to warrant it and the obstacles they had to overcome to make it so.
2
Episodes
Special Features
  • Behind-the-Scenes Episodic Featurettes:
    • Story Log: "Absolute Candor"
    • Story Log: "Stardust City Rag"
    • Story Log: "The Impossible Box"
    • Story Log: "Nepenthe"
3
Episodes
Special Features
  • Behind-the-Scenes Episodic Featurettes:
    • Story Log: "Broken Pieces"
    • Story Log: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1"
    • Story Log: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"
  • The Motley Crew ​(Exclusive) –​ Working outside of Starfleet, Picard gathers his crew from across the galaxy. This special feature takes a look at the actors and characters that will travel aboard La Sirena​.
  • Aliens Alive: the xBs ​– A look inside the creative process behind the xBs of Star​ Trek: Picard​, alongside Lead Creature Designer Neville Page, Vincent Van Dyke, and his prosthetics studio team, as well as Make-Up and Prosthetics Department Head James MacKinnon about the process from start to stage.
  • Picard Props ​(Exclusive) –​ Property Master Jeff Lombardi takes fans on a tour of the many props created for Season One of Star Trek: Picard.​
  • Set Me Up ​– Production Designer Todd Cherniawsky serves as the tour guide for the main stages of Star​ Trek: Picard​, including La​ Sirena​, Picard's study and the Borg Cube. Cherniawsky, Supervising Art Director Iain McFadyen, and Set Decorator Lisa Alkofer also discuss the various designs for the show.
  • Deleted Scenes ​(Exclusive)
  • Gag Reel ​(Exclusive)

Background information

  • 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 in the pre-Blu-ray era. The partial return of 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)

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Next release:
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Previous series release:
First Blu-ray in series

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