Season 2 of “Star Trek: Enterprise” is coming to Blu-ray Aug. 20 complete with a new cast reunion feature, a documentary on development of the second season, and what ultimately inspired the Xindi story arc that would kick off in the second season finale.
“Enterprise,” so far the last Star Trek television series that ended its run in 2005, is being distributed by CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Distribution. The series premiered in 2001 following the end of “Star Trek: Voyager,” and serves as a prequel nearly 100 years ahead of Capt. Kirk when interstellar travel was in its infancy. The Blu-ray set contains all 26 episodes, available in 1080p, and retails at a little more than $120.
One of the special features, “In Conversation: The First Crew,” offers fans a discussion with members of the main cast as well as recurring guest stars, revealing their most memorable stories from the set and their favorite behind-the-scenes moments. That reunion is moderated by Brannon Braga, a co-creator of “Enterprise” who also served as showrunner for part of its run.
Also on the disk is “Uncharted Territory,” a three-part retrospective providing an inside look at the challenges faced by the writing staff and producers during the second season. They join a collection of newly produced commentaries by cast and crew that includes Phlox actor John Billingsley, writer and co-executive producer Chris Black, and the legendary Mike and Denise Okuda.
“Enterprise” was the final Star Trek spinoff starring Scott Bakula, Jolene Blalock and Connor Trinneer. The second season included episodes such as “Shockwave, Part 2,” where Bakula’s Capt. Jonathan Archer is stranded in the 31st century with his time spy, and needs to find his way back to his own time. It continues with the popular episode “Minefield,” which dazzled viewers with its story and special effects. It ended with “The Expanse,” the kickoff for the third season that featured the suddenly militant (and new) race, the Xindi.
The second season DVD set will be available anywhere DVDs are sold beginning Aug. 20.
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