‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 1 Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 21

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — Season One on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 21, 2023. A limited-edition Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging also will be available.

The Paramount+ original series stars Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Lt. Spock, and depicts the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise a decade before Capt. Kirk in the 1960s “Star Trek” series. These were the characters introduced in the original “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage” that was rejected by NBC before Gene Roddenberry retooled the concept into the show that became the original series.

“Strange New Worlds” was developed by producer Akiva Goldsman as a spinoff of the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” which introduced these versions of Pike, Number One and Spock to the franchise.

The “Strange New Worlds” cast also includes Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions of the first season include all 10 episodes, plus more than 90 minutes of exclusive bonus materials:

  • “Pike’s Peak” — a featurette in which Mount gives a glimpse into his portrayal of Pike with intimate footage from throughout the season;
  • “Exploring New Worlds” — a featurette about the storylines and characters;
  • Commentary on the first episode with Mount and Goldsman;
  • Deleted scenes;
  • A gag reel.

 

The discs will also include the “World Building” featurette about the show’s production design and the technology used to immerse the cast in the worlds visited by the Enterprise.

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‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Collection on Blu-ray June 2

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Star Trek: Short Treks on Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 2.

Created for and originally presented on the CBS All Access streaming service, “Short Treks” are a spinoff of “Star Trek: Discovery” that present 10- to 15-minute stories set in the “Star Trek” universe.

The Blu-ray and DVD collection gathers nine “Short Treks.” The first season, produced between “Discovery” season one and season two, includes “Runaway,” in which Tilly bonds with a stowaway on Discovery; “Calypso,” set in the far future when a drifter encounters an abandoned Discovery; “The Brightest Star,” which delves into the backstory of Saru; and “The Escape Artist,” a standalone adventure featuring con-artist Harry Mudd.

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The second batch of shorts includes three tales about Capt. Pike and the U.S.S. Enterprise — “Q&A,” “The Trouble With Edward” and “Ask Not” — and two animated shorts, “Ephraim & Dot” and “The Girl Who Made the Stars.”

The cast includes Anson Mount as Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Rainn Wilson as Mudd, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Doug Jones as Saru, and Aldis Hodge as Craft.

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The set includes more than 50 minutes of bonus material, including a featurette about the making of “Short Treks”; audio commentaries for “Runaway” and “Ask Not”; “Coming of Age,” a behind-the-scenes look at “Runaway”; “Shall We Dance,” a look at “Calypso”; “First Contact: Kaminar,” a look at “The Brightest Star”; “Covered in Mudd,” about “The Escape Artist”; “Engisn Spock’s First Day,” a look at “Q&A”; “Here Comes Tribble,” a deep dive “The Trouble With Edward”; “Score!,” a behind-the-curtain discussion with composer Michael Giacchino about “Ephraim and Dot”; and “Bedtime Stories,” about the animated “The Girl Who Made the Stars.”