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SNW Season 1 4K UHD cover UK edition


4K Ultra HD release
Series: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Season: One
No. of episodes: 10
No. of discs: 3 (4K UHD)
Run time: 524 minutes
Release date: 14 May 2023 (UK)
16 May 2023 (SteelBook® North America)
Other release date(s): 13 June 2023 (Regular release North America)
23 August 2023 (SteelBook® Germany)
Rating(s): CHVRS - Parental Guidance BBFC - 15 FSK - Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren
Language: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Dubbed: French (DD 5.1), German (DD 5.1)
Reference: ASIN B0BX4FXLSC (UK)
ASIN B0BV48D42T (SteelBook® North America)
ASIN B0BXFCC9CC (SteelBook® Germany)
ASIN B0BVG4GY15 (Regular release North America)
Year: 2023
SNW Season 1 4K UHD cover steelbook edition

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Season One is a three-disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release featuring the complete first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

A Star Trek franchise debut, this release was the very first 4K UDH home video release of a Star Trek television series. It was the UK however, that scored the scoop by releasing the format first on 14 May 2023. North America followed suit two days later. Unlike the UK though, where the release was issued in a standard three-disc holding plastic snapcase within a cardboard slipover cover, it was decided in North America to release the production in the limited SteelBook® edition first, before releasing a regular edition later on. Undoubtedly, this was done to celebrate the occasion of the premiere of televised Star Trek on the new home video format.

In similar vein, Germany only saw a SteelBook edition release, whereas a separate regular release was not contemplated. This was not much of an issue as the 4K UHD format was region-free with uniform contents for all territories, meaning that any import would do in Germany – or in the other European territories for that matter.

Disc contents[]

"Strange New Worlds"
"Children of the Comet"
"Ghosts of Illyria"
"Memento Mori"
Special Features
  • Audio commentary: Episode 101 – "Strange New Worlds" with Show Co-runner Akiva Goldsman and performer Anson Mount
  • Deleted Scenes
    • "Children of the Comet"
    • "Ghosts of Illyria"
"Spock Amok"
"Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach"
"The Serene Squall"
"The Elysian Kingdom"
Special Features
  • Deleted Scenes
    • "Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach"
    • "The Elysian Kingdom"
"All Those Who Wander"
"A Quality of Mercy"
Special Features
  • Deleted Scenes
    • "All Those Who Wander"
  • Documentaries
    • "Pike's Peak"
    • "World Building"
    • "Exploring New Worlds"
  • Gag Reel

Background information[]

  • Because Strange New Worlds was already produced to 4K HD 2160p resolution standards by using the new 4K+ ultra high resolution ARRI Alexa cameras, [1] meant that a relatively costly remastering was not necessary to have a home video format released in the 4K UHD format.
  • This incidentally has also resulted in another first for the franchise as well. Because special features are in Kurtzman-era Star Trek recorded simultaneously with the main live-action production in the same resolution standards, had the side-effect that this release became the first one to have all special features included on the 4K UHD discs as well, without having to resort of having them included in the set on separate Blu-ray Discs. The disc contents therefore are identical to those of its Blu-ray counterpart, with one exception; disc three does not include the TOS-R: "Balance of Terror" bonus episode included on the DVD and Blu-ray counterparts, as it would have meant an expensive remastering of that episode for this release, an effort not deemed worthwhile on this occasion.
  • As is increasingly becoming commonplace, no Blu-ray disc versions are included in the set, contrary to the older 4K UHD film releases.
  • The franchise had intimated that future Star Trek television season 4K UHD releases, had been reliant on how well this release was going to do in sales. [2]

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Star Trek Nemesis (4K Ultra HD)
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Next release:
SNW Season 2 4K Ultra HD
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