The official word: The beloved series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” including all 178 episodes from the seven seasons, will be transferred to true high-definition for the first time ever on Blu-ray and eventual runs on television and digital platforms both domestically and internationally.
While the first full season won’t be available until later in 2012, CBS Home Entertainment is releasing “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level,” a single Blu-ray disc to give fans a taste of the series in HD, on January 31, 2012. The disc will include the feature-length pilot – “Encounter at Farpoint” – as well as two more “fan favorite” episodes, “The Inner Light” (Season 5) and “Sins of the Father” (Season 3). The single disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $21.99.
One of the most popular series in the “Star Trek” franchise, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. It premiered in first-run syndication during the week of September 28, 1987 and ran through 1994.