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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season: Four
No. of episodes: 26
No. of discs: 6
Run time: 1180 minutes
Region A release date: 30 July 2013
Region B release date: 29 July 2013
19 September 2013 (Germany SteelBook®)
Rating(s): CHVRS - Parental Guidance BBFC - 12 FSK - Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren NICAM - Mogelijk schadelijk tot 6 jaar (Watch out with children under 6) MCCYP - 15 OFLC (Australia) - Parental Guidance OFLC (New Zealand) - Parental Guidance
Language: English - Remix (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1), English - Original (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
Subtitles: English SDH, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Dubbed: German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround); French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dual Mono)
Reference: ASIN B00CKYHH6O (Region A)
ASIN B00CCE6VPK (Region B)
ASIN B00EI8IRFU (Region B German SteelBook®)
Year: 2367
TNG S4 Blu-ray (German steelbook)

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Region B cover

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Four is a Blu-ray Disc release, featuring the complete fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1080p high-definition. The set was released in North America in July 2013. The Season Four remastering work was completed by Modern Video, under the guidance of CBS Digital. [1]

While the Region B releases were issued in identical packaging as the Region A release (save for the language and rating imprints where applicable), a limited "SteelBook®" edition was two months later released in Germany as well as an exclusive. That edition came with a collectible Star Trek related insignia pin included as pictured on the lower right in the infobox.

Disc contents[]

"The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" (45:31)
"Family" (45:30)
"Brothers" (45:31)
"Suddenly Human" (45:30)
"Remember Me" (45:32)
Special Features
Archival Features
  • Mission Overview, Year Four (2002)
"Legacy" (45:32)
"Reunion" (45:33)
"Future Imperfect" (45:32)
"Final Mission" (45:34)
"The Loss" (45:31)
Special Features
Archival Features
  • Selected Crew Analysis, Year Four (2002)
"Data's Day" (45:30)
"The Wounded" (45:33)
"Devil's Due" (45:32)
"Clues" (45:31)
"First Contact" (45:31)
Special Features
  • Episodic Promos
Archival Features
  • New Life and New Civilizations (2002)
"Galaxy's Child" (45:34)
"Night Terrors" (45:34)
"Identity Crisis" (45:30)
"The Nth Degree" (45:33)
"Qpid" (45:32)
Special Features
  • Episodic Promos
Archival Features
  • Chronicles from the Final Frontier (2002)
"The Drumhead" (45:33)
"Half a Life" (45:31)
"The Host" (45:32)
"The Mind's Eye" (45:34)
Special Features
  • Episodic Promos
Archival Features
  • Production (2002)
  • Select Historical Data (2002)
  • Inside the Star Trek Archives (2002)
"In Theory" (45:33)
"Redemption" (45:35)
Special Features

Background information[]

  • The deleted scenes of "The Wounded" and "Brothers", were an eleventh hour addition, as these were uncovered only months before, in March, when Canadian Star Trek collector Cyril "Patchou" Paciullo submitted several early Next Generation workprint VHS episode tapes he owned, including those of "The Wounded" (labeled "Peter's Cut – 11/26/90", after Producer Peter Lauritson) and "Brothers" to the webmasters of CBS Television Distribution's partnersite TrekCore, who in turn brought him into contact with CBS. The tapes were acquired by Paciullo as Lot 77, estimated at US$200-$400, at the Propworx' The official STAR TREK prop and costume auction of 8 August 2010 for US$360 (including buyer's premium). [2]
  • While most of his tapes, nine in total, were uncovered too late for inclusion on their corresponding Blu-ray releases, they being of earlier Next Generation seasons, "The Wounded" and "Brothers" tapes were uncovered just in the nick of time, though Wendy Ruiz' restoration team at CBS Digital had to scramble in order to have the scenes in question cleaned up (not remastered, as magnetic tapes can not be digitally scanned)) in time in order to meet the planned release of July. [3] Unfortunately, one other season four workprint Paciullo owned, that of "Devil's Due", could not be done on time. Nonetheless, partner site TrekCore gained permission from all parties concerned to have this scene featured on its site, along with all the other deleted scenes provided by Paciullo for that matter (no permission was given for any of the deleted scenes CBS itself had uncovered). [4]
  • For unknown reasons the German Region B release was delayed until 19 September. As compensation for the delay CBS made the retailer exclusive The Trek Not Taken special feature – previously released as such for American Best Buy customers only through a digital download on the occasion of the third season release – available for German, Austrian, and Swiss customers as well, albeit it for a limited time only, though it too had to be downloaded separately at CBS' German homepage by redeeming a code customers acquired with their purchase. Contrary to the American clientele however, the Germanic clientele received their download in 1080p HD quality, as opposed to the 480i SD quality their counterparts received. [5] To customers anywhere else in the world, the special feature has never been made available.

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