Well! Only a few days after sharing your first look at the cover artwork for Paramount’s forthcoming 4K Ultra HD releases of the Star Trek: The Next Generation feature films, we’ve got another piece of Star Trek 4K news to share with you, but this time on the TV front…
Paramount has just officially set Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Season One for 4K Ultra HD Steelbook release on 5/16!
Keep in mind, Season One of the series is already set to street on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/21. That Blu-ray release is expected to include over 90 minutes of special features.
Among them will be a trio of documentary featurettes (Pike’s Peak, World Building, and Exploring New Worlds), audio commentary on the pilot episode by Anson Mount and Akiva Goldsman, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.
We assume that those extras will carry over to the 4K release. Given past CBS and Paramount TV 4K sets (see our reviews of Halo, Jack Ryan: Season One and Two, and Reacher), it’s also safe to assume that the Ultra HD release will include HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio.
There does not seem to be a non-Steelbook SKU at this point, but it’s possible that one could be released at a later date.
One thing that’s worth pointing out here: If this title sells well, you can safely bet that Paramount will want to release more of its recent Star Trek series in 4K. And while Star Trek: Discovery hasn’t exactly been a critical hit—nor has it been particularly popular with longtime fans of the franchise—Star Trek: Picard is a much more interesting case. Seasons One and Two of that show also haven’t been critical or fan favorites, HOWEVER… word is that the new Season Three is the best Star Trek TV in over two decades. And if that proves to be true, you’d better believe Picard will be fast-tracked to 4K Ultra HD faster than Patrick Stewart can say, “Make it so!” Watch this space.
We do expect an official announcement of all this breaking Star Trek 4K news to be made at any time, so be sure to check back—we’ll definitely post all the details as soon as they come in.