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DVD release
Series: Star Trek: Prodigy
Season: One
No. of episodes: 20
No. of discs: 4
Run time: 425 minutes (PAL)
Director: various
Region 2 release date: 25 September 2023 (UK)
Rating(s): BBFC - Parental Guidance
Language: English (DTS-HD 5.1 MA)
Subtitles: English SDH, German, French, Spanish
Dubbed: German (DD 5.1), French (DD 5.1), Spanish (DD Stereo)
Reference: ASIN B0CDQKTZ3N (UK)
Year: 2023

Star Trek: Prodigy - Season One is a region 2 only DVD release featuring the entirety of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy, contrary to the preceding region 1 releases where the season was divided into two parts, each part issued on their own separate home video disc format.

As with the two region 1 Blu-ray releases, the set's initial run also included limited-edition art carts, eight in total in this case, featuring the main characters of the show.

Disc contents[]

As the region 2 release is essentially a combination of the two region 1 releases, please refer for the disc contents and organization to,

Background information[]

  • This home video release saw an unwelcome return of the "market discrimination" phenomenon. North American region 1 customers were treated to an early release eight months earlier in January 2023. But that release however, only contained the first half of the season, and fans had to await the rest-of-the-world release of the entirety of Prodigy's first season on the home video disc formats, before they could get their hands on the second half of the series on disc, which was released one day after the region 2 UK release.
  • By way of consolation for the North American region 1 customers, it was in January announced that digital purchase of the entire first season was then made possible through the usual array of digital vendors, such as Prime Video, the iTunes Store and others. [1] Prior to January, only the first ten episodes of Season 1 had been digitally available, and while no official rationale was ever provided by the Star Trek franchise, it was precisely this circumstance that was the most likely reason for the franchise to choose the outdated method of market discrimination for the region 1 home video format releases. Whatever the reasons were, however, the fact remained that region 1 fans had to pay almost twice as much for their home video disc formats than their UK region 2 counterparts had to.
  • While the Blu-ray counterpart had, no separate release was issued for Germany in the DVD format. This was undoubtedly a cost-saving measure on the part of the Star Trek franchise due to the generic trend of rapidly dwindling physical home video format disc sales. German fans had to make do with UK imports (or even US imports as player manufacturers have done away with DVD region encoding for their current models), which was not that much of an issue due to the unified disc contents which included a language track dubbed in German (for the episodes) and German subtitles (for the special features). The same applied for other-language region 2 territories, the ones in the EU in particular.
Previous release:
Star Trek: Picard - The Complete Series DVD
Star Trek: Prodigy
Next release:
SNW Season 2 DVD
Previous series release:
PRO Season 1, Volume 2 DVD
Next series release:
PRO Season 2 DVD