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Title: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on October 06, 2012, 03:40:15 PM
It's not 100% confirmed, but it's looking very likely that the "Star Trek: Enterprise" series will be the next one to come to Blu-Ray.  This makes sense since the series was already filmed in hidef.  Awesome news!  Read on:

Just as news of the Star Trek: The Next Generation remastering project broke initially through a tweet from LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), the first details of Star Trek: Enterprise's transition to blu-ray have emerged in a similar fashion.

Mike Sussman (long-term writer and producer on both Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise) revealed in a tweet on September 23 that another Star Trek series was destined for blu-ray:

Have it on good authority that another Trek series is making its Blu-Ray debut early next year...

In our exclusive interview with TNG Remastered's David S. Grant (VP of Multimedia, CBS) and Ryan Adams (Director of Multimedia, CBS) I asked David and Ryan if the series mentioned by Mike Sussman could in fact be Enterprise. Their response was encouraging:

David Grant: Well we’ll keep that… I’m not going to… Let’s just say there’s talk.

Ryan Adams: There are discussions happening as we speak. Discussions about other Star Trek entities, properties.

In a further tweet today, Mike Sussman confirmed these hopes, with some other very interesting information:

Trippin' down memory lane: just wrapped up an interview for the @StarTrek Enterprise season 1 Blu-Ray set coming next year. #itsabouttime

Fans have long since hoped that a release of Star Trek: Enterprise on blu-ray would come sooner rather than later as that series was already filmed in native 1080p HD, and as such requires no remastering (unlike the series that preceeded it). CBS would now appear to be already prepping the bonus features (or VAM, Value Added Material) for the release of Enterprise. In light of their incredible work on Star Trek: The Next Generation Remastered VAM, it's highly likely that Robert Meyer Burnett and Roger Lay Jr. will lend their extensive talents to the Enterprise Season 1 VAM production.

One potential obstacle in putting Enterprise out on blu-ray is that all the special FX sequences were rendered at 720p resolution, lower than the native 1080p live-action sequences. As a result, CBS would appear to have two choices - either up-rez the 720p to full 1080p or re-render the CGI sequences in native 1080p. In the case of Enterprise, an up-rez isn't necessarily a bad thing. Iconic shows such as Firefly and Battlestar Galactica have both used up-rezzed special effects in their blu-ray releases, and such a technique is often a creative choice to avoid the overly sharp VFX imagery which would result from a 1080p render. Doug Drexler (Senior Illustrator on Enterprise, but has also worked on Battlestar Galactica) sums it up nicely in an article he wrote some time back:

I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the fact that the CGI on BSG is rendered “only” at 720 and upscaled to 1080 for the final. Everyone should understand that render time was the LEAST important factor in this decision.

The fact is, at 1080, the CG just came out WAY too crisp. When intercut with the live action (or even composited), the CG popped off the screen and didn’t match the look and feel of the rest of the show. I’m sure all of you have had the experience of watching computer generated material on a flat panel or other high quality display and noticed just how razor-sharp it can look. It can often appear unaturally crisp.

TrekCore will of course keep you up-to-date with all the developments of Star Trek: Enterprise's transition to blu-ray, so make sure you check back regularly for all the latest news!


http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/10062012_entblurumors.html (http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/10062012_entblurumors.html)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Dangelus on October 06, 2012, 10:53:58 PM
That's great news :)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: jedijeff on October 08, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
That is cool. I have the DVD's, but to get these on Blu-Ray would be great.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on November 12, 2012, 04:06:46 PM
This project is moving forward.  Vote for your favorite cover to be used for the releases at the link at Facebook below on the official Trek Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.568855153130994.151721.122908054392375&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.568855153130994.151721.122908054392375&type=3)

Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: bevs_plaything on November 12, 2012, 10:32:26 PM
For me this one can wait!  I have lost count of how many times I have gone through the other Trek shows, but I am still on season 1 Enterprise after a few years!  I must sit down at some time to finish it off. 
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on November 13, 2012, 12:02:44 AM
I'm probably going to skip buying this one because I think the DVDs of this particular show are really very good quality on the upconvert. I just don't think I would get enough of a difference to make it worth my time to spend the money. TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY I would but not ENT. If they release a sampler first I may buy that and then decide from there after I can compare the DVDs and the Blu-Rays if there is a big enough improvement to make it worthwhile. Otherwise it would be just spending another $400 unnecessarily. Of course at first I wasn't going to buy TNG either but now I'm glad I did.

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on November 13, 2012, 06:37:12 AM
I've seen HD versions of these episodes broadcast and I can certainly notice a difference between that and my upcoverted DVD's.  Since I enjoy this series a lot I'm definitely in for buying it again.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Dangelus on November 13, 2012, 10:35:34 AM
I've seen HD versions of these episodes broadcast and I can certainly notice a difference between that and my upcoverted DVD's.  Since I enjoy this series a lot I'm definitely in for buying it again.

Yep me too, they look great. Besides its the extra features / commentaries that always make updating worthwhile if you're into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Geekyfanboy on November 28, 2012, 09:44:54 AM
Well I don't have Enterprise on DVD so I'll be picking these up for sure.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on December 18, 2012, 04:18:14 PM
More pretty solid info on the upcoming Enterprise Blu-Ray season 1 set - due out in early 2013!

CBS is well underway prepping the high-definition launch of Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-Ray. As we previously reported, Enterprise was the only Star Trek series to be filmed natively at high-definition 1080p resolution (although FX shots were rendered at 720p), so CBS has a far easier job putting the show out on Blu-Ray in comparison to the monumental remastering of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

A number of sources have informed TrekCore that Season 1 of Enterprise should be released in mid-late March 2013. Whilst the show was by no means as popular as The Next Generation, CBS have decided to comission another slew of brand-new bonus features to accompany the episodes on the Blu-Ray release. VAM [Value Added Material] Maestros Roger Lay Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett - responsible for the great work on the TNG Blu-Ray special features - have been brought on board to give fans a candid, honest look at the show's troubled inception. Here's what we know so far about the Season 1 bonus features:

The Season 1 set will boast a brand new 3-part documentary (similar to TNG Season 1's "Stardate Revisited") which we've been told is both epic, compelling and incredibly candid.
The Season 1 set will include a number of new audio commentaries (expect around 4 episodes to feature commentaries). Furthermore, the show's Executive Producer Brannon Braga has revealed that Season 1's fan-favorite episode "Shuttlepod One" will feature a commentary with Brannon, Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed). This is very exciting news, hearing of a commentary featuring the two stars of that particular episode along with the episode's writer and producer.
The Season 1 release is also set to include an unprecedented special discussion piece between executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. The lengthy piece, entitled "In Conversation" is described as refreshingly candid and "will be watched by the fanbase for years to come" according to Robert Meyer Burnett.
Lay and Burnett have heavily engaged Enterprise's Executive Producer Brannon Braga with these features, and Brannon himself is actively asking the fanbase for suggestions to guide his input into the bonus features. If you have a particular request, an episode you want to hear audio commentary for or any burning questions you have about the show - post them below and we'll make sure they get passed on!

We'll be featuring a special interview with VAM producer Robert Meyer Burnett soon, where he further discusses working on Star Trek Blu-Ray bonus features. We'll also be bringing you a very special video interview we recorded with Brannon Braga back in October at the huge Destination London convention where Brannon spoke to us candidly at length about his time working inside the Star Trek franchise.

Be sure to keep checking back at TrekCore for the latest news and developments relating to Enterprise's launch on Blu-Ray!


http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/12182012_s1bonustease.html (http://ent.trekcore.com/bluray/12182012_s1bonustease.html)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on January 07, 2013, 02:18:18 PM
Well, they let the fans pick the cover, and I like it! It's the one I voted for. Gonna be a cool documentary too.

http://www.startrek.com/article/enterprise-trekking-to-blu-ray-fans-helped-pick-covers (http://www.startrek.com/article/enterprise-trekking-to-blu-ray-fans-helped-pick-covers)

Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Meds on January 07, 2013, 02:39:47 PM
Having only ever seen a few episodes of Enterprise (and Ricos podcasts as source) I am very tempted to buy these and sit doen and enjoy the show. Hoping the price wont be silly.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on January 07, 2013, 03:56:06 PM
Good cover choice.  I think I voted for that one too.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on January 07, 2013, 05:12:57 PM
I think I voted for that one also but did they actually wear the suits in the first season? I thought it was in season two when we first see them but my memory may be shaky on that.

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on January 09, 2013, 08:00:38 PM
I guess we all must be loony! I checked to see what cover options were made available for the fan choices and this cover was not one of them. Cool cover though! I guess they changed their minds on letting the fans vote.

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on January 10, 2013, 07:22:50 AM
Man - really?  I thought there was one cover like that.  I remember an Enterprise ship one too.  Weird - maybe that's not the real cover?
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on January 10, 2013, 01:47:02 PM
I'm pretty sure this one was among those you could vote for, pretty sure there were like 4 of them.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on January 10, 2013, 02:23:10 PM
No, it wasn't one of the covers like Kevin said.  Read all the details about what CBS ended up doing here:

http://www.startrek.com/article/enterprise-trekking-to-blu-ray-fans-helped-pick-covers (http://www.startrek.com/article/enterprise-trekking-to-blu-ray-fans-helped-pick-covers)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on January 10, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
Well that explains it! How weird that we thought the new cover was one of the choices. In any case I like it the best.

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on January 10, 2013, 04:13:02 PM
Yeah, I agree. Memory is a funny thing.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: WillEagle on January 10, 2013, 06:12:41 PM
I have this series on DVD so I doubt I'll get these on Blu-Ray. Even though I would like to see some of the extras they were talking about.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on February 08, 2013, 10:30:06 AM
Season 1 trailer for the Blu-Ray release!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e9fxcU8VCg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e9fxcU8VCg#ws)

Order it here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019N95IK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0019N95IK&linkCode=as2&tag=thescifannetw-20 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019N95IK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0019N95IK&linkCode=as2&tag=thescifannetw-20)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on March 26, 2013, 07:45:39 AM
Out today on Blu-Ray.  Some reviews of the season one set:

http://trekmovie.com/2013/03/25/review-star-trek-enterprise-season-1-blu-ray/ (http://trekmovie.com/2013/03/25/review-star-trek-enterprise-season-1-blu-ray/)

http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/review-star-trek-enterprise-season-1-blu-ray/ (http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/review-star-trek-enterprise-season-1-blu-ray/)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on March 26, 2013, 06:16:39 PM
hmmm....a little disappointed to hear about the artifacts in the special effects but I'm still willing to give it a go and if it bothers me too much I'll just forgo the other seasons. I hope mine shipped today!

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on March 26, 2013, 07:33:17 PM
I still need to watch this on Netflix but the first episode turned me off for a while. Maybe I'll try again now that I've seen Dr Who.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on March 28, 2013, 02:29:37 PM
Season two Blu-Ray trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VCN6wdjn-8#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VCN6wdjn-8#ws)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on March 28, 2013, 02:59:55 PM
I know we need to support Trek, but it feels like I *just* bought all of these on DVD, and I can watch 'em in HD on Netflix. The TNG sets I'm snapping up, because of the upgrade in quality.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on March 28, 2013, 03:10:10 PM
I feel a little that way too - especially with the timing of TNG season three due out in April too.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on March 28, 2013, 03:18:37 PM
Yes, considering I have both S3 and the BOBW set preordered, plus the game...yeah I'm gonna hold off. It's not like I'm tearing through these TNG eps, I do like a disc a week.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: davekill on March 28, 2013, 05:36:14 PM
I'd buy them right now if they changed the opening song to something better ;)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: WillEagle on March 28, 2013, 05:59:51 PM
I'd buy them right now if they changed the opening song to something better ;)

I like the opening song. They did change it for the Mirror episodes.  :)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on March 28, 2013, 08:09:38 PM
Well, season one arrived today and this was a series I wasn't sure I really wanted to spend the money on. First because it's probably my least favorite of the Trek series and second because I thought the DVDs they released for these were pretty good quality and I really liked the packaging.

So, my wife and I watched the first three episodes tonight and all I can say is that they look really good. If any of you have bought them check out the very first frame as it fades into the opening of Fight or Flight. The detail you can read on the Termites of Loracus is simply amazing. You can read every single word of the first page. I checked the DVD and you can read the title but not the entire page in the textbook. The little details they invested in the show is astonishing.

There are sequences throughout the disc that have grain to them and some of the special effects at times are not as crisp as I might like but overall the picture quality is considerably better than the DVD version. So, I suppose I will be investing to a doubledip here to get the series on Blu-Ray.

There's also trailer when the disc loads of Best of Both Worlds and it really looks amazing so even though I didn't want to spring for the extra $15.00 to get the combined episode it looks like I'll do it.

Some days I really hate Blu-Ray technology! But I swear this is the last time I upgrade my Trek collection. 

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Praxis on April 07, 2013, 03:49:11 AM
I still need to watch this on Netflix but the first episode turned me off for a while. Maybe I'll try again now that I've seen Dr Who.

Yeah, this is exactly what happened to me. I got 20 minutes into the first episode, experienced earth-shattering revulsion, and turned it off. However, I'm happy to say that I'm really beginning to enjoy this show. Thanks to Netflix I gave it another chance and (without even trying to watch the pilot) started sampling seasons 1 and 2, and am currently running straight through season 3. It's a helluva lot of fun. Still my least favorite trek series but I came to love every other series so that's not really a negative. I'm even *gasp* starting to sing along to the intro music. Yeah. Voyager kinda had the same problem for me....bad pilot, awesome show. I thought DS9 had the best pilot, it was amazing!
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: davekill on April 07, 2013, 07:17:03 PM
I'd buy them right now if they changed the opening song to something better ;)

I like the opening song. They did change it for the Mirror episodes.  :)

I like the opening graphics best. The nice montage of history, technical development.

I recognized Amelia Earhart, Chuck Yeager and Allen Sheppard. They included the little mars rover too, that must be a first - to make an extra-planetary scene part of a TV show.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Praxis on April 08, 2013, 08:13:18 AM
I'd buy them right now if they changed the opening song to something better ;)

I like the opening song. They did change it for the Mirror episodes.  :)

I like the opening graphics best. The nice montage of history, technical development.

I recognized Amelia Earhart, Chuck Yeager and Allen Sheppard. They included the little mars rover too, that must be a first - to make an extra-planetary scene part of a TV show.

Yeah it is really cool. The more I saw the opening, the more I appreciated it. Has there been any information or anything said about the ship that is shown (aft shot) after the Phoenix and before the Enterprise? Just curious.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: billybob476 on April 10, 2013, 10:17:27 AM
Looks like the cast got back together for the season 2 blu ray. Commentary or other extras I guess.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: bevs_plaything on May 23, 2013, 08:45:32 AM
If you are in the UK, and collecting Enterprise, In what looks like a pricing error for Enterprise season 2 on Blu-ray, Sainsbury's has season 2 on preorder for only £22.99!  Enterprise is a show I was going to pick up in the future, but couldn't resist a price less than half the price on other sites!

http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Films-TV/Blu-ray/search.html?t=enterprise+season+2&section=filmstv/bluray (http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Films-TV/Blu-ray/search.html?t=enterprise+season+2&section=filmstv/bluray)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on August 07, 2013, 02:35:45 AM
Season one Bluray set on sale for $52 at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Season-Blu-ray/dp/B0019N95IK/ref=sr_1_8?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1375871530&sr=1-8&keywords=enterprise (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Season-Blu-ray/dp/B0019N95IK/ref=sr_1_8?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1375871530&sr=1-8&keywords=enterprise)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: davekill on August 11, 2013, 02:46:45 AM
Just got mine and it's like seeing Enterprise for the first time... so much detail is revealed that was missing on the standard DVDs.

The first episode I watched was The Andorian Incident.
An interesting parallel to today's headlines.

Textures in the fabric of the costumes and set pieces have a tactile clarity.
Archer's bruises looked more painful and made me wince. Even the dust in the air illuminated by the phase pistol fire-fight was pretty cool.

The navigation menus are cleaver and make great use of 3D space while using many of the design elements from the original discs.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on August 11, 2013, 04:51:54 AM
Sounds great Dave.  Amazon dropped a few more dollars off season one now too.  Down to $49.99.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: davekill on August 11, 2013, 09:34:17 AM
I think I voted for that one also but did they actually wear the suits in the first season? I thought it was in season two when we first see them but my memory may be shaky on that.

Kevin

First ep I saw the EVA suits in was number 3, 'Fight or Flight'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_or_Flight_(Star_Trek:_Enterprise) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_or_Flight_(Star_Trek:_Enterprise))

About the cover, I agree with this comment by 'CBS Home Entertainment'... it was my first impression too.
"The image conveys the same spirit of adventure as The Right Stuff and other iconic stories of pioneers exploring a new frontier. We felt there was no better way to show who those characters really were and their significant role in the Trek mythos."

Initially in promoting Enterprise, we were promised more 'Right Stuff' type episodes like 'First Flight'.
Still, Enterprise had some very good stories.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on September 26, 2013, 02:50:59 PM
Season three Blu-Ray trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcPQtfis2tU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcPQtfis2tU#ws)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on December 20, 2013, 03:45:05 PM
Season 4 trailer.  Due April 1, 2014.  Great season!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFL4lCCrnA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFL4lCCrnA#ws)
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on February 01, 2014, 02:01:30 PM
Seasons 1 & 2 have dropped in price now to around $55-60.  I have season one and three and just need to get number two.  Season four is due in April.

Season 1:  http://amzn.to/ZkG4Vi (http://amzn.to/ZkG4Vi)
Season 2:  http://t.co/uodt3QKTTx (http://t.co/uodt3QKTTx)



Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: ChrisMC on February 01, 2014, 02:26:08 PM
I love Enterprise but I haven't bit on these yet...still waiting to see if DS9 drops on Blu.
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Ktrek on February 01, 2014, 07:58:43 PM
I've paid around $60.00 a season on release day. So far I have watched only the first season and I have to say that the quality is only OK. Considering that these are supposed to have been shot in HD I think the transfer of TOS and TNG is far superior. Still going to buy the final season though.

Kevin
Title: Re: "Enterprise" coming to Blu-Ray
Post by: Rico on April 24, 2014, 02:41:08 PM
Nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA#ws)