Star Trek: Picard Season Two is a mix of good and bad when it comes to the Blu-ray that was recently released. Included in the three-disc collection are all ten episodes plus a boatload of extras. Oddly enough, even though Disc 2 shows extras, there are none on there, so don’t be surprised!
The Blu-ray release cover artwork is a little boring — pretty blue space background with photos of (almost all) the cast all put on in a big group. But more worrisome is the discs are rather precariously perched on two spindles inside the casing, with Disc 1 on the inside cover but Discs 2 and 3 stacked together on one spindle. This to me is a little dangerous and might easily be prone to scratching.
Overall, the video quality is great, especially compared to streaming, and the audio quality is beautiful. But really, it’s all the special features and extras that are the big draw here, especially for those who have already seen the season.
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Disc 1 includes two of the featurettes:
THE USS STARGAZER – The featurette takes a deep dive into the creation of the USS Stargazer from conception to build out and features exclusive timelapse photography alongside Production Designer Dave Blass, who brought the original TNG art department onboard, including the famed Star Trek graphic artist Michael Okuda, and design artists Doug Drexler and John Eaves to recreate the latest USS Stargazer.
THE CHATEAU – Led by Production Designer Dave Blass and Prop Master Jeff Lombardi, the featurette explores the transition of Picard’s chateau following its redesign and conversion to the Dataverse in season one.
Disc 3 includes all the rest of the special features:
THE TRIAL IS OVER – The intimate, behind-the-scenes look connects fans with John de Lancie who reprises his role as Q, playing a significant part in the season two story arc.
REBUILDING THE BORG QUEEN – The featurette showcases actress Annie Wersching as she discusses stepping into the role of the Borg Queen. After 25 years, the iconic character returns through advanced design and production techniques, which are further discussed by Designer Neville Page, Prosthetics Master Vincent Van Dyke and Make-Up Department Head James MacKinnon.
PICARD PROPS – Property Master Jeff Lombardi takes fans on a tour that showcases the various props created for Star Trek: Picard – Season Two.
PICARD PASSAGES – Alongside cast and crew, fans will follow the heroes from Star Trek: Picard through time and space as they encounter old and new friends, as well as challenges, in the latest season.
That’s over one hour of special features alone! It also includes many Deleted Scenes from “Assimilation,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Monsters,” & “Farewell,” plus MY personal favorite, the Gag Reel, a whole whopping four minutes long.
For those who like to own complete series on DVD or Blu-ray, it’s well worth spending the money, as long as you’re aware of the possibility of scratches to the disc. Maybe there’s a way to prevent that. Won’t look pretty, but at least it’ll keep your disc safe.
Star Trek: Picard’s third and final season is set to premiere in February 2023 on Paramount+. So if you missed season two or just want to rewatch, you can get it now on Amazon.
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