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June 24, 2014 Blu-ray: Star Trek The Next Generation Season 6 & Chain of Command

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Coming to Blu-ray for the very first time is Season 6 of Gene Roddenberry's Primetime Emmy-winning timeless iconic television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Fans will get to re-experience in high-definition cinematic quality the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) as it explores the universe going where no one has gone before with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner), Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn) and Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden). The brilliant re-transfer from the original film elements of the 26 episodes have been painstakingly recreated from the source material with stunning 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Six Blu-ray collection premieres with the epic conclusion of the two-part cliffhanger “Time’s Arrow” and ends with the thrilling season finale “Descent - Part I.” It features classic episodes such as Brent Spiner’s dual performance as Data and his father Dr. Noonien Soong in “Birthright,” the critically acclaimed two-part episode “Chain of Command,” Riker coping with a bizarre identity crisis that pits him quite literally against himself in “Second Chances,” and James Doohan reprising his Original Series role as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott in “Relics.”

In addition, the sixth season collection is packed with exclusive bonus materials that unlock secrets to the Star Trek universe. Fans can dive into the sixth season of the series with a brand new, three-part documentary “Beyond the Five Year Mission – The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation” featuring fascinating interviews with cast and crew. Plus, fans will enjoy never-before-released commentary on select episodes from Ronald D. Moore, James L. Conway, Jonathan West, and Mike and Denise Okuda, along with new deleted scenes and a must-see gag reel. Also, the Blu-ray includes bonus material previously released on DVD.

Releasing on the same day is Star Trek: The Next Generation - Chain of Command on Blu-ray for the very first time. It features a seamlessly edited, feature-length presentation of the two-part sixth season episode that has been ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a possible Cardassian attack looms, Captain Picard, Dr. Crusher and Worf embark on a secret mission to find and destroy suspected biological weapons, leaving the Enterprise under the leadership of the cold and demanding Captain Edward Jellico (Ronny Cox). Soon after, Picard is captured by the Cardassians and is brutally tortured for information. The crew’s dismay quickly turns to anger as Jellico’s plans exclude a rescue mission. With his options running out, Picard must fight to save his sanity and ultimately his life. Along with exclusive audio commentary with Ronny Cox, Jonathan West and Mike and Denise Okuda, the Blu-ray also features several deleted scenes and the newly-produced documentary “The Privilege of Rank: Making ‘Chain of Command.’”

Episodes:

  1. “Time’s Arrow, Part II” - Stardate: 46001.3 The crew finds that a strange alien race, in a different dimensional plane, are feeding on human essences from old San Francisco.
  2. “Realm of Fear” - Stardate: 46041.1 When trying to rescue survivors from another trapped Starship, Barclay has a terrifying transporter experience. However, this terrifying experience may lead to the rescue of the others of the Starship's crew.
  3. “Man of the People” - Stardate: 46071.6 The Enterprise comes to the rescue of another Federation ship, which carries a unique Lumerian ambassador and his elder female assistant, who are traveling to mediate a dispute in the Rekag-Seronia system. The Lumerian’s assistant takes an immediate dislike to Troi, but then soon dies. Strangely, Troi soon becomes attached to the Lumerian, and also shows signs of beginning to rapidly age.
  4. “Relics” - Stardate: 46125.3 The Enterprise receives a distress signal from a 75-year-old Federation vessel, and discovers it has crashed on a Dyson Sphere, an enormous structure where a shell is artificially created which surrounds a star at roughly the same distance as the earth is from the sun. Investigation of the crashed transport finds that one of the ship's passengers has actually survived the intervening time looped inside the ship's teleporter, and it turns out to be an old friend of the Enterprise.
  5. “Schisms” - Stardate: 46154.2 The crew of the Enterprise become lab rats for a race of beings that exist in a different universe.
  6. “True Q” - Stardate: 46192.3 Enterprise learns that a new crew member is really a member of the Q Continuum. However, she is unaware of her origins and her parents’ rebellion against the continuum. When Q arrives to determine if she should continue to exist or not, things get strange for the Enterprise crew, and the nascent Q.
  7. “Rascals” - Stardate: 46235.7 After a transporter mishap changes Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko and Guinan back into physiological twelve year olds, while having no effect on their mental state. Things go even more wrong as a surprise Ferengi attack subdues the Enterprise's crew. Their apparent age, however, provides a substantial advantage in the effort to rescue the Enterprise from the Ferengi takeover.
  8. “A Fistful of Datas” - Stardate: 46271.5 During some down time on the Enterprise, Geordi runs an experiment to see if Data has the memory capacity to act as a backup to the Enterprise’s memory banks in an emergency. However, system problems then occur. Meanwhile, as Worf, his son, and Troi enjoy time on the holodeck, things go wrong there too. Data appears as the villain in their old west setting, and Worf learns the holodeck safeties are off, and there is no way they can exit.
  9. “The Quality of Life” - Stardate: 46307.2 Capt. Picard and the crew must determine if certain mining machines qualify as “life forms,” and whether they can be sacrificed to save humans on the mining site, when an emergency arises.
  10. “Chain of Command, Part I” - Stardate: 46357.4 Capt. Picard is reassigned, and a new captain joins Enterprise. Picard is assigned to lead a small Enterprise team on a dangerous mission, while the new captain causes great havoc among the remaining ship’s crew.
  11. “Chain of Command, Part II” - Stardate: 46360.8 Capt. Picard is captured during his team’s secret mission, and is tortured by the Cardassians, as Riker faces being relieved of command, and then later being asked to lead a separate mission to stop the Cardassians.
  12. “Ship in a Bottle” - Stardate: 46424.1 The self-aware holocharacter, Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty, created in season 2's “Elementary, Dear Data” (02x03), reappears on the holodeck when Lt. Barclay performs a diagnostic check. Moriarty is able to take control of the Enterprise, and demands that the love of his life, Countess Regina Bartholomew, be given the same cognisance he has been given. However, is this really his true goal?
  13. “Aquiel” - Stardate: 46461.3 Enterprise must investigate the disappearance of two crewmen on a subspace relay station. The mystery depends when evidence is found that the Klingons may have been involved. The mystery deepens even further when the Klingons produce one of the presumed dead crewmen, Lt. Aquiel Uhnari, who claims she fled the station after being attacked by the other crewman. The answer to the mysterious disappearance or death of the remaining crewman puts Geordi’s life, and the rest of the crews’ life, at great risk.
  14. “Face of the Enemy” - Stardate: 46519.1 Troi awakens to discover she has been surgically transformed to look like a Romulan, as part of a plan to aid the defection of several high ranking Vulcan officials.
  15. “Tapestry” - Stardate: (Unknown) Captain Picard is treated for a critical injury, which causes his artificial heart to fail and then appears to pass into the afterlife. There he finds Q waiting to greet him. Q provides Picard a chance to review and alter the events in his past which led to his having an artificial heart.
  16. “Birthright, Part I” - Stardate: 46578.4 Worf is told that his father was not killed in a battle 25 years ago, as he had previously thought, but was captured and taken to a distant Romulan penal colony. Meanwhile, Data experiences disturbing visions.
  17. “Birthright, Part II” - Stardate: 46579.2 Worf discovers elderly Klingons are being held captive in a penal colony under the benevolent control of a Romulan governor.
  18. “Starship Mine” - Stardate: 46682.4 Captain Picard uncovers a plot to steal the highly dangerous compound trilithium from the starship's engines while it is in dry-dock for a procedure that requires all personnel be evacuated due to its life-threatening radiation. Unable to escape the ship, he must defeat the plotters before they are all killed by the procedure. Meanwhile, the rest of the senior staff encounters problems of their own.
  19. “Lessons” - Stardate: 46693.1 Capt. Picard becomes romantically involved with a music loving Lieutenant, but finds he can’t handle the times he has to put her life at risk.
  20. “The Chase” - Stardate: 46731.5 Enterprise races against the Cardassians and the Klingons to find the answer to a universal riddle. Capt. Picard is driven to find the answer to the riddle, as one of his favorite mentors’ pursuit of this riddle has lead to his death.
  21. “Frame of Mind” - Stardate: 46778.1 Riker is put through the ringer when he is unable to discern if he is an insane patient on Tilonus IV, or is a member of the Enterprise crew performing a part in one of Dr. Crusher’s plays.
  22. “Suspicions” - Stardate: 46830.1 Dr. Crusher is relieved of her position when an experiment she supported, involving Doctor Reyga, a Ferengi scientist, results in a death of another scientist.
  23. “Rightful Heir” - Stardate: 46852.2 The ancient Klingon leader Kahless appears after Worf, in a Klingon trance ritual, tries to see his vision. However, the question becomes whether this is the true Kahless, or is he an imposter.
  24. “Second Chances” - Stardate: 46915.2 The Enterprise discovers a duplicate Riker, who was created during a transporter accident on Nervala IV. The duplicate Riker has survived all these years all alone on the planet. Now he must adjust to the fact his twin has excelled over those years.
  25. “Timescape” - Stardate: 46944.2 While Capt. Picard, Troi, Geordi, and Data are traveling in a long-range shuttlecraft they experience several time dilation events. As they return to Enterprise, they find it frozen in time in an attack by a Romulan ship.
  26. “Descent, Part I” - Stardate: 46982.1 A strangely different Borg, who shows unknown before seen emotions, kidnaps Data. Enterprise chases after the ship Data is taken on, through a vortex, which leads them to a strange planet.

Cast:

  • Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker
  • Brent Spiner as Lt Cmdr. Data
  • Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher
  • LeVar Burton as Lt Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
  • Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi
  • Michael Dorn as Lt. Worf
  • Majel Barrett - Computer voice

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 Special Features:

DISC ONE

Episodes

  • Time’s Arrow, Part II
  • Realm of Fear
  • Man of the People
  • Relics
  • Schisms

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Six (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Relics” *NEW*
  • Deleted Scenes (HD): "Time's Arrow, Part II" and "Relics"
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)
    o Promo #3 (SD)
    o Promo #4 (SD)
    o Promo #5 (SD)

DISC TWO

Episodes

  • True Q
  • Rascals
  • A Fistful of Datas
  • The Quality of Life

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Bold New Directions (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Six: Production (SD)
  • Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Profile: Dan Curry (SD)
  • Deleted Scene (HD): "True Q" *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)
    o Promo #3 (SD)
    o Promo #4 (SD)

DISC THREE

Episodes

  • Chain of Command, Part I
  • Chain of Command, Part II
  • Ship in a Bottle
  • Aquiel
  • Face of the Enemy

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Special Crew Profile: Lt. Cmdr. Data (SD)
  • Deleted Scenes (HD): "Ship in a Bottle", "Face of the Enemy" *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)
    o Promo #3 (SD)
    o Promo #4 (SD)
    o Promo #5 (SD)

DISC FOUR

Episodes

  • Tapestry
  • Birthright, Part I
  • Birthright, Part II
  • Starship Mine
  • Lessons

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Select Historical Data (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and Mike & Denise Okuda on “Tapestry” *NEW*
  • Deleted Scenes (HD): "Tapestry", "Birthright, Part II" *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)
    o Promo #3 (SD)
    o Promo #4 (SD)
    o Promo #5 (SD)

DISC FIVE

Episodes

  • The Chase
  • Frame of Mind
  • Suspicions
  • Rightful Heir
  • Second Chances

Special Features

  • Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Sets and Props (SD)
  • Audio Commentary with James L. Conway and Jonathan West on “Frame of Mind” *NEW*
  • Deleted Scenes (HD): "The Chase", "Rightful Heir" *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)
    o Promo #3 (SD)
    o Promo #4 (SD)
    o Promo #5 (SD)

DISC SIX

Episodes

  • Timescape
  • Descent, Part I

Special Features

  • Beyond the Five Year Mission – The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation (HD) *NEW*
    o Part 1: The Lithosphere
    o Part 2: The Biosphere
    o Part 3: The Noosphere
  • Gag Reel (HD) *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Promo #1 (SD)
    o Promo #2 (SD)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Chain of Command Special Features:

  • The Privilege of Rank: Making “Chain of Command” (HD) *NEW*
  • Audio Commentary with Ronny Cox, Jonathan West and Mike & Denise Okuda *NEW*
  • Deleted Scenes (HD) *NEW*
  • Episodic Promos
    o Part 1
    o Part 2

Exclusives:

Germany
Release Date: July 3, 2014

Best Prices:

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Chain of Command Blu-ray - $14.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $17.99 at Target, $21.24 at Walmart.com

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