It seems a longer time than usual since I sat in ODEON Luxe in Leicester Square and attended the Prime Video premiere of Picard, with all the stars in attendance, including the legendary Patrick Stewart in the iconic lead role. That was a hell of an awesome night (see some pics here), and thankfully the series that followed that Premiere really stood up to the hope and hype.
Today, I’ve got all the info you need for the Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS All Access original series, Star Trek: Picard Season One, which will beam onto Blu-ray, DVD, Limited Edition Steelbook (and to Download and Keep) in the UK on 25 January 2021.
The exciting sci-fi series was executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Heather Kadin, Patrick Stewart, James Duff, Eugene Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway. Special guest stars also include Brent Spiner, Jonathan Del Arco, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan and Marina Sirtis, and the series has been renewed for a second season! And because I know you love the little details, here’s a proper breakdown of the extras…
Picard S1 – Physical Edition Special Features
● MAKE IT SO – The co-creators and Patrick Stewart discuss bringing the iconic character back to the screen, including what was compelling enough to warrant it and the obstacles they had to overcome to make it so.
● BEHIND-THE-SCENES EPISODIC FEATURETTES:
o STORY LOG: REMEMBRANCE
o STORY LOG: MAPS AND LEGENDS
o STORY LOG: THE END IS THE BEGINNING
o STORY LOG: ABSOLUTE CANDOR
o STORY LOG: STARDUST CITY RAG
o STORY LOG: THE IMPOSSIBLE BOX
o STORY LOG: NEPENTHE
o STORY LOG: BROKEN PIECES
o STORY LOG: ET IN ARCADIA EGO, PART 1
o STORY LOG: ET IN ARCADIA EGO, PART 2
● COMMENTARY: EPISODE 101, “REMEMBRANCE” – Executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon, supervising producer Kirsten Beyer, and director Hanelle M. Culpepper provide commentary about episode one of Star Trek: Picard.
● THE MOTLEY CREW – Working outside of Starfleet, Picard gathers his crew from across the galaxy. This special feature takes a look at the actors and characters that will travel aboard the La Sirena.
● ALIENS ALIVE: THE xBs – A look inside the creative process behind the xBs of Star Trek: Picard, alongside Lead Creature Designer Neville Page, Vincent Van Dyke and his prosthetics studio team, as well as Make-Up and Prosthetics Department Head James MacKinnon about the process from start to stage.
● PICARD PROPS – Property Master Jeffrey Lombardi takes fans on a tour of the many props created for Season One of Star Trek: Picard.
● SET ME UP – Production Designer Todd Cherniawsky serves as the tour guide for the main stages of Star Trek: Picard, including the La Sirena, Picard’s study and the Borg Cube. Cherniawsky, Supervising Art Director Iain McFadyen and Set Decorator Lisa Alkofer also discuss the various designs for the show.
● STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS: CHILDREN OF MARS – Twelve-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.
● COMMENTARY: STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS: CHILDREN OF MARS – Executive producer and co-writer Alex Kurtzman, and co-writers Jenny Lumet and Kirsten Beyer, discuss the featured Short Treks episode.
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● GAG REEL