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Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 was released on VHS in the UK by CIC Video in two different formats: a two-episode-per-tape release in 1990-1991, and a three-episode-per-tape release in 1998. The original release was deleted on 1 January 1998.

Releases

Dates in italics are approximations based on release frequency, where no exact date is available. UK products are normally released on a Monday.

Rental releases

New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds to Explore.

A rental release also took place starting from early 1988. While it generally followed the original broadcast order there were a few differences. Two episodes of the season, "Too Short a Season" and "Home Soil" for unknown reasons were not released in this run. At least the first two volumes were also released on Betamax.

A four-episode-per-tape release also took place in the 1990s, exclusive to Blockbuster Video. This release did not take account of season divisions, and so the volume containing the last episodes of a season would sometimes also include the first episodes of the next.

Volume Number Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate Release Date
1 VHB 2261 Cover of rental volume 1.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
U 1988
2 VHB 2264 Cover of rental volume 2.
"The Naked Now"
"Code of Honor"[1]
PG 1988
3 VHB 2273 Cover of rental volume 3.
"The Last Outpost"
"Where No One Has Gone Before"
PG 1988
4 VHB 2279 Cover of rental volume 4.
"Lonely Among Us"
"The Battle"
PG 1988
5 VHB 2284 Cover of rental volume 5.
"Justice"
"Hide and Q"
PG 1988
6 Unknown Cover of rental volume 6.
"The Big Goodbye"
"Haven"
PG 1988
7 VHB 2298 Cover of rental volume 7.
"Datalore"
"Angel One"
PG 1989
8 VHB 2315 Cover of rental volume 8.
"11001001"
"Coming of Age"
U 1989
9 VHB 2327 Cover of rental volume 9.
"Heart of Glory"
"When The Bough Breaks"
PG 1989
10 Unknown Cover of rental volume 10.
"The Arsenal of Freedom"
"We'll Always Have Paris"
Unknown 1989
11 VHB 2349 Cover of rental volume 11.
"Conspiracy"
"Symbiosis"
PG 1989
12 VHB 2371 Cover of rental volume 12.
"Skin of Evil"
"The Neutral Zone"
U 1989
Blockbuster Video release
1 VHB 2941 TNG Vol 1 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Encounter at Farpoint"
"The Naked Now"
"Code of Honor"[1]
PG Unknown
2 VHB 2942 TNG Vol 2 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"The Last Outpost"
"Where No One Has Gone Before"
"Lonely Among Us"
"Justice"
PG Unknown
3 Unknown TNG Vol 3 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"The Battle"
"Hide and Q"
"Haven"
"The Big Goodbye"
PG Unknown
4 Unknown TNG Vol 4 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Datalore"
"Angel One"
"11001001"
"Too Short a Season"
PG Unknown
5 Unknown TNG Vol 5 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"When The Bough Breaks"
"Home Soil"
"Coming of Age"
"Heart of Glory"
PG Unknown
6 Unknown TNG Vol 6 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"The Arsenal of Freedom"
"Symbiosis"
"Skin of Evil"
"We'll Always Have Paris"
PG Unknown
7 Unknown TNG Vol 7 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Conspiracy"
"The Neutral Zone"[2]
PG Unknown

Original release

New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds to Explore.
Volume Number Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate Release Date
1 VHR 2261 Cover of volume 1.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
U 2 April 1990
2 VHR 2264 Cover of volume 2.
"The Naked Now"
"Code of Honor"[1]
PG 7 May 1990
3 VHR 2273 Cover of volume 3.
"The Last Outpost"
"Where No One Has Gone Before"
PG 2 July 1990
4[3] VHR 2395 Cover of volume 4.
"Lonely Among Us"
"Justice"
PG 6 August 1990
5 VHR 2396 Cover of volume 5.
"The Battle"
"Hide and Q"
PG 3 September 1990
6 VHR 2397 Cover of volume 6.
"Haven"
"The Big Goodbye"
PG 1 October 1990
7 VHR 2398 Cover of volume 7.
"Datalore"
"Angel One"
PG 5 November 1990
8 VHR 2437 Cover of volume 8.
"11001001"
"Too Short a Season"
PG 7 January 1991
9 VHR 2438 Cover of volume 9.
"When The Bough Breaks"
"Home Soil"
PG 4 February 1991
10 VHR 2439 Cover of volume 10.
"Coming of Age"
"Heart of Glory"
U 1 April 1991
11 VHR 2440 Cover of volume 11.
"The Arsenal of Freedom"
"Symbiosis"
PG 8 April 1991
12 VHR 2441 Cover of volume 12.
"Skin of Evil"
"We'll Always Have Paris"
PG 7 May 1991[4]
13[5] VHR 2466 Cover of volume 13.
"Conspiracy"
"The Neutral Zone"
PG 7 May 1991[4]

Re-release

Make It So
Volume Number Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate Release Date
1.1 VHR 4642 Cover of volume 1.1.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
"The Naked Now"

with Sticker Enterprise (grey)

PG 20 April 1998
1.2 VHR 4643 Cover of volume 1.2.
"Code of Honor"[1]
"The Last Outpost"
"Where No One Has Gone Before"

with Sticker Ferengi ship

PG 4 May 1998
1.3 VHR 4644 Cover of volume 1.3.
"Lonely Among Us"
"Justice"
"The Battle"

with Sticker Romulan Warbird (purple nebula)

PG 1 June 1998
1.4 VHR 4645 Cover of volume 1.4.
"Hide and Q"
"Haven"
"The Big Goodbye"

with Sticker Klingon Bird of Prey (with wormhole)

PG 15 June 1998
1.5 VHR 4646 Cover of volume 1.5.
"Datalore"
"Angel One"
"11001001"

with Sticker Borg ship (green nebula)

PG 6 July 1998
1.6 VHR 4647 Cover of volume 1.6.
"Too Short a Season"
"When The Bough Breaks"
"Home Soil"

with Sticker Romulan Warbird (blue nebula)

PG 10 August 1998
1.7[6] VHR 4648 Cover of volume 1.7.
"Coming of Age"
"Heart of Glory"
"The Arsenal of Freedom"
"Symbiosis"

with Sticker Enterprise (green nebula)

PG 7 September 1998
1.8[6] VHR 4649 Cover of volume 1.8.
"Skin of Evil"
"We'll Always Have Paris"
"Conspiracy"
"The Neutral Zone"

with Sticker Enterprise (Phaser and Torpedo)

PG 5 October 1998
Italy release season 2 to season 7 was released with this cover artworks in Italy (season 1 was different)

Other releases featuring TNG Season 1 episodes

Volume/Set Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate[7] Release Date
Star Trek - The Three Beginnings VHR 2827 Cover of the Three Beginnings collection.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
PG 31 January 1994
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Q Continuum VHR 2990 UK Q Continuum boxset.
"Hide and Q"
U 5 December 1994
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Full Length TV Movies
Volume 1
VHR 4101 Encounter at Farpoint TV Movie cover.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
U 16 January 1995
Star Trek - The Four Beginnings   Boxart of The Four Beginnings collection.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
PG 1995
Star Trek - 30th Anniversary Trial Pack   No image yet.
"Encounter at Farpoint"
  2 January 1996

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 This episode was given the title of "Code of Honour" on the video sleeve.
  2. Also includes "The Child" and "Where Silence Has Lease" from Season 2.
  3. This cover image features rehearsal footage from "Lonely Among Us" and shows LeVar Burton minus his VISOR.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This volume was released on a Tuesday, as opposed to the usual Monday, due to the UK May Day Bank Holiday.
  5. Natasha Yar's face is obscured by shadow on the video sleeve, reflecting her death in the previous volume.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Four episode tape. (This was usually done to keep the number of episodes per tape above three towards the end of a season.)
  7. In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).


First UK VHS release in series Star Trek: The Next Generation UK VHS
TNG Season 1
Next UK VHS release:
TNG Season 2 UK VHS

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