Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
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- All 22 second season episodes, brilliantly retransferred from original film elements into Hi-Def
- Also includes an extremely rare, extended version of “The Measure of a Man,” widely regarded as one of the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes.
- Long lost first cut of episode reconstructed in high definition with extended scenes including new visual effects and audio mixes.
- “Hybrid extended cut" using the high-definition version of the original television episode, plus rough VHS video of deleted scenes and different camera angles from that episode's "lost" first cut.
- Amazing visual effects, painstakingly re-created from original film elements.
- A wealth of exclusive special features
- Over 120 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring all new cast and crew interviews
- TNG 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion
- "Making It So: Continuing The Next Generation (Multi-part documentary)"
- Original episodic promos
- Special features from DVD release
- Deleted scenes
- 7.1 DTS HD-master audio and original Stereo Surround audio!
Top Customer Reviews
The episodes themselves were extremely varied. Due to the writer's strike, the season was cut short to 22 episodes rather than the full 26 ending with the appalling "bottle show", 'Shades of Grey' (Plot summary: Riker in a coma and Deanna "looking worried" while Pulaski puts copious L.E.Ds on his forehead). "The Royale" was also truly terrible. There were some storming episodes though, the best being "Q Who." This episode had everything: Q, the introduction of the Borg, Guinan, great special effects and a superb score by Ron Jones. Other great episodes were "Contagion" and "Time Squared"
This box set has everything you could wish for (that's why I'm giving it 5 stars): remastered picture and Dolby Digital sound, one hour of new interviews and documentaries, and some really awesome DVD menus. Although seasons 1 and 2 aren't the best you can't really miss these, they are great foundation episodes with the DVD box sets given the care and attention they deserve.Read more ›
The Child - Dr. Pulaski pronounces Troi pregnant at the hands of a traveling alien. The child is born in two days and matures at a quick rate.
Where Silence Has Lease - An advanced alien traps the USS Enterprise in a mysterious black void, as part of some research. The aliens only have to sentence half the crew to die in its research.
Elementary, Dead Data - Data, Geordi, and Dr. Pulaski play out a Sherlock Holmes mystery in the holodeck. Geordi ask the computer to create an adversary capable of defeating Data, Professor Moriarty that takes over the ship.
The Outrageous Okona - The USS Enterprise grants asylum to Okona, a roguish captain pursued by the planets Atlek and Streleb.
Loud as a Whisper - The Enterprise seeks Riva, the deaf Great Mediator, to settle a dispute on Soleis Five. When Riva's Chorus of telepathic translators are killed, Troi assists Riva.
The Schizoid Man - Dr. Ira Graves transfers his consciousness into Data, and separating the two disparate personalities rests with Picard's ability to persuade Graves of his mistake.
Unnatural Selection - The crew of the USS Lantree die of old age. The Enterprise traces it to the Darwin Genetic Research Station, where Dr. Pulaski gets infected.
A Matter of Honor - A Starfleet exchange program brings a Benzite ensign on board the Enterprise and sends Riker to the Klingon vessel Pagh. The Klingon's captain attacks the Enterprise, suspecting Picard of sabotage.Read more ›
TNG season 2 is where the show really begins, even if half of season 1 remains remarkably watchable.
Cast additions are made, existing cast roles are refined and honed, and the season takes on a darker tone. "Contagion" deals with computer viruses (a new concept at the time), "Q Who" has the Borg, "Time Squared" deals with seeing a dire future and trying to prevent it, "The Icarus Factor" has Riker meeting up with his estranged father, "Loud as a Whisper" deals with a unique situation involving a mediator's assassination, all instantly come to mind.
Season 2 is still varied in terms of episode tone and quality, but the producers did look at what went right in season 1. All remaining hurdles would be dealt with by season 3, which is pretty much revered as TNG's finest and for all the right reasons...
I'd love to give this 5 stars, especially as season 2's stronger episodes are fantastic entries into the canon. But there are some problems, which have been discussed, and should be made known as caveats...
A couple professional reviews, and a surfeit of information and visual samples from the site known as "Trekcore" has prompted me to post early. I will update this review as, despite the cost of $64.99, I will splurge. At which point I will give individual grades for each episode. I'm hoping the actual discs fare better than what has been put on display so far...
The remastering of season 2 was handed out to an outside agency by CBS. And the results reported by Blu-Ray reviewers so far?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Improves upon the first season. Dr. Pulaski is almost as good as Dr. Crushed. Either one in my opinion is good for the series. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Hamza Philip
Much better story writing in season two. This is where I officially begin watching this series. Probably the best core group of characters, the captain doesn't go with every away... Read morePublished 3 days ago by J. Karczmit
The first season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was a complete mess. So the next season had to be much better, right?
Well, yes and no. Read more
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The price is very high! But if the price is too high, Amazon would lower the price if it wasn't making money. Apparently it is! lol. But to be fair to Amazon, Best Buy is having financial difficulty. Of course their prices are lower, they may go out of business! Amazon is no where near that. ... Read More
Dec 13, 2012 by Brian R | See all 3 posts
Yeah, Amazon will always charge you the lowest price from between the time you place your order and the time they prep the shipment. So if it's $90 when you order, drops to $50, but then raises to $60 and they haven't preped the shipment yet, when they do eventually prep the shipment, they'll... Read More
Sep 7, 2012 by Datshon Cheung | See all 25 posts
|What's the BLU-RAY resolution?||
All the seasons are in 1:33:1 Aspect Ratio. Not resolution. Different term.
Jan 1, 2015 by Joe | See all 2 posts
|Does this set have the extended episodes?||
It has the extended episode of Measure Of A Man.
Jun 12, 2013 by Mark | See all 2 posts
Mostly they're from people who've seen the show before, or are complaining about some aspect (cost, time to release, etc.). They shouldn't be reviews, they should be in the discussion forums, but hey, that's people for you.
Nov 21, 2012 by D. Pates | See all 2 posts