Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 was released on VHS in the UK by CIC Video in two different formats: a two-episode-per-tape release in 1991, and a three-episode-per-tape release in 1999. 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 release

New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds to Explore.

At least two volumes, featuring two episodes each, are known to have been released from this season.

A four-episode-per-tape release 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
13 Unknown Cover of rental volume 13.
"A Matter Of Honor"
"The Measure Of A Man"
PG 1990
Unknown Unknown Cover of rental volume ??.
"Q Who"
"The Emissary"
PG 1990
Blockbuster Video release
7 Unknown TNG Vol 7 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"The Child"
"Where Silence Has Lease"[1]
PG Unknown
8 Unknown TNG Vol 8 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Elementary, Dear Data"
"The Outrageous Okona"
"Loud As A Whisper"
"The Schizoid Man"
U Unknown
9 Unknown TNG Vol 9 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Unnatural Selection"
"A Matter Of Honor"[2]
"The Measure Of A Man"
"The Dauphin"
PG Unknown
10 Unknown TNG Vol 10 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Contagion"
"The Royale"
"Time Squared"
"The Icarus Factor"
PG Unknown
11 Unknown TNG Vol 11 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Pen Pals"
"Q Who"
"Samaritan Snare"
"Up The Long Ladder"
PG Unknown
12 Unknown TNG Vol 12 UK Rental VHS cover.jpg
"Manhunt"
"The Emissary"
"Peak Performance"
"Shades of Gray"
PG Unknown

Original release

New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds to Explore.

Sleeve changes

The character portraits have changed to reflect cast changes:


Volume Number Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate Release Date
14 VHR 2467 Cover of volume 14.
"The Child"
"Where Silence Has Lease"
PG 3 June 1991
15 VHR 2468 Cover of volume 15.
"Elementary, Dear Data"
"The Outrageous Okona"
U 3 June 1991
16 VHR 2469 Cover of volume 16.
"Loud As A Whisper"
"The Schizoid Man"
U 1 July 1991
17 VHR 2470 Cover of volume 17.
"Unnatural Selection"
"A Matter Of Honor"[2]
PG 1 July 1991
18 VHR 2471 Cover of volume 18.
"The Measure Of A Man"
"The Dauphin"
PG 12 August 1991
19 VHR 2472 Cover of volume 19.
"Contagion"
"The Royale"
U 12 August 1991
20 VHR 2503 Cover of volume 20.
"Time Squared"
"The Icarus Factor"
PG 2 September 1991
21 VHR 2504 Cover of volume 21.
"Pen Pals"
"Q Who"[3]
U 2 September 1991
22 VHR 2505 Cover of volume 22.
"Samaritan Snare"
"Up The Long Ladder"
PG 7 October 1991
23 VHR 2506 Cover of volume 23.
"Manhunt"
"The Emissary"
PG 7 October 1991
24 VHR 2507 Cover of volume 24.
"Peak Performance"
"Shades of Gray"
PG 7 October 1991


Re-release

Make It So
Volume Number Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate Release Date
2.1 VHR 4737 Cover of volume 2.1.
"The Child"
"Where Silence Has Lease"
"Elementary, Dear Data"
PG 1 March 1999
2.2 VHR 4738 Cover of volume 2.2.
"The Outrageous Okona"
"Loud As A Whisper"
"The Schizoid Man"
U 12 April 1999
2.3 VHR 4739 Cover of volume 2.3.
"Unnatural Selection"
"A Matter Of Honor"[2]
"The Measure Of A Man"
PG 3 May 1999
2.4 VHR 4740 Cover of volume 2.4.
"The Dauphin"
"Contagion"
"The Royale"
U 24 May 1999
2.5 VHR 4741 Cover of volume 2.5.
"Time Squared"
"The Icarus Factor"
"Pen Pals"
PG 7 June 1999
2.6 VHR 4742 Cover of volume 2.6.
"Q Who"[3]
"Samaritan Snare"
"Up The Long Ladder"
PG 21 June 1999
2.7[4][5] VHR 4743 Cover of volume 2.7.
"Manhunt"
"The Emissary"
"Peak Performance"
"Shades of Gray"
PG 5 July 1999
Italy release season 2 to season 7 was released with this cover artworks in Italy (season 1 was different)

Other releases featuring TNG Season 2 episodes

Volume/Set Catalogue Number Cover Episodes Certificate[6] Release Date
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Borg Box VHR 2989 Borg Box exterior packaging.
"Q Who"
PG 5 December 1994
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Q Continuum VHR 2990 Q Continuum UK VHS boxset.
"Q Who"
PG 5 December 1994
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Data Box VHR 4222 Data Box exterior packaging.
"The Measure Of A Man"
PG 8 November 1995
Star Trek: The Next Generation - 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition VHR 4553 Exterior packaging of TNG 10th Anniversary boxset.
"A Matter Of Honor"
"The Emissary"
PG 29 September 1997

Footnotes

  1. Also includes "Conspiracy" and "The Neutral Zone" from Season 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The video sleeve gives the episode title as "A Matter of Honour", using the British English spelling.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The video sleeve adds a question mark to the episode title, making it "Q Who?"
  4. Four episode tape. (This was usually done to keep the number of episodes per tape above three towards the end of a season.)
  5. Final re-release volume released by CIC Video - their dissolution at the end of 1999 turned distribution over to Paramount Home Entertainment.
  6. In the case of sets, the certificate is over the set as a whole (unless stated otherwise).


Previous UK VHS release:
TNG Season 1 UK VHS
Star Trek: The Next Generation UK VHS
TNG Season 2
Next UK VHS release:
TNG Season 3 UK VHS

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