Unboxing the Huge Star Trek: Picard Legacy Collection, The Video and Expanded Review

We expand on what’s said in our unboxing video on YouTube and offer some more thoughts after giving Star Trek: The Picard Legacy Collection a proper view.

Star Trek- Picard Legacy CollectionAvailable to purchase on Amazon USA

The Star Trek: Picard Legacy Collection is huge, and for anyone new to Star Trek: The Next Generation, and wants to follow everything this captain (wonderfully played by Sir Patrick Stewart) has done, it’s the perfect jumping in point! Not everyone will have grown up watching this franchise’s best comeback. Without it, the subsequent series would not have been created. We have Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Prodigy and so on. Although not every series was made avaiilable on Blu-ray, that’s the hope most long time fans crave.

In this release, all the episodes are identified on the sleeve that makes up each case. Each plastic enclosure is sturdy, and although I’d be tempted to put the series into a binder, I don’t need to rush to do that. The discs aren’t that hard to remove, and instead of forcing, I gently tugged.

And as my unboxing video shows (featured below), there’s lots of design and packaging aesthetics to like. After sitting down to view the remasters, the details are far better than what I recall from my television viewing days. Although Blu-ray isn’t as forgiving with the bits of blue screening used, some suspension of belief is required.

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Star Trek Prodigy has Safe Harbour on Home Video This Week with the Release of Season 1, Episodes 11-20!

Thankfully fans can view Star Trek Prodigy in full with the home video release that’s coming tomorrow! It’s certainly worth binging on to recall everything this misfit crew has gone through in attempting to reach The Federation.

Star Trek Prodigy Season 1 Episodes 11-20 Blu-ray Cover
Available to purchase on Amason USA

Release Date: Sept 26, 2023

Star Trek Prodigy Season 1 – Episodes 11-20 will soon beam onto home video since it’s no longer on available on Paramount’s streaming service. As expected, the presentation is very crisp and we have a definitive look into the season with the featurettes offered. As for whether more episodes will broadcast on Nickelodeon, who helped produce it, nobody truly knows. Not even Admiral Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) is certain.

Thankfully for this series to boldly go where no series has gone before means the finished first half of season two must play somewhere. Hopefully, sales of this release will show many fans love this series, and the dollar signs will motivate the Hageman Brothers to push for getting their finished batch of season two episodes aired!

In what this release offers is further sub-adventures with Dal R’El (Brett Gray), Gwyndala (Ella Purnell), Jankom (Jason Mantzoukas), Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui), Zero (Angus Imrie), and Murf (Dee Bradley Baker) before finally arriving in the Alpha quadrant. Just how this set shows them finally arriving, and encountering The Federation certainly reveals tension, and as for what happens next, I wish I had a looking glass to tell me what the fate is for this series.

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From Star Trek: The Next Generation to Picard and the Strong Legacy this Crew Left Behind

At long last, fans can enjoy Star Trek: Picard in full along with the featurettes included on each disc as they look at this Admiral’s journey to the great beyond and much more!

Star Trek Picard Blu-ray Cover
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Available Sept 5, 2023 (North America) with a staggered release in International markets.

When watching the entire run of Star Trek: Picard all one in go, the broader story arcs make more sense, and we have that huge finale which defines season three. From seeing him wanting to find answers on whether Data (Brent Spiner playing different roles in this series) made a daughter in season one to visiting an alternate dimension where Picard (Patrick Stewart) a General (i.e. God of War) in season two and to reunite with a son he never knew in the third, that’s just the general outline!

With the home video release of this series, those fans who chose not to subscribe to the streaming services can now enjoy it in full. Thankfully, other specialty stations could broadcast it after the first-run, so I wasn’t behind. While I used my PVR and viewed the run in small batches, to recall what happened in the week prior requires a notebook in order to keep tabs on key narrative beats–especially on tracing why Borg technology is vital. And some bits in my review about season one still holds.

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Beam on Board to Star Trek Prodigy Season One Part 2. Now on Digital and Coming Soon to Home Video with Exclusives!

Fans can thrill to the adventures of Star Trek Prodigy when they want with this alternate digital release and on home video, we got collectables!

Star Trek Prodigy - Season 1, Episodes 11-20 SpreadAvailable on Digital starting July 21, 2023 and Home Video Release Sept 28 (preorder it here on Amazon USA)
For a review of this season, please visit our coverage here.

Prepare for epic adventures throughout the cosmos in the all-new Star Trek Prodigy: Season 1, Episodes 11-20 Blu-ray ™ and DVD. Join an extraordinary crew of outliers as they uncover secrets, encountering wonders and challenges beyond imagination and so much more! Dive deeper into each episode with over 45 minutes of brand-new bonus content featuring exclusive interviews and collectible character cards only available in the Blu-ray and DVD release.

This release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment on September 26, 2023, for the suggested retail price of $26.99 (Blu-ray) and $17.99 (DVD). Digital will also be available starting on July 21, 2023 for the suggested retail price of $19.99 (HD) and $14.99 (SD).

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Star Trek Prodigy Axed. But Season Two Will Beam On Board Somewhere!

Thankfully, fans can get some kind of continuation and closure as the news dropped as post-production has finished for Star Trek Prodigy.

Star Trek Prodigy Streaming on Nickelodeon and Paramount+

Sadly, there won’t be any more Star Trek Prodigy after season two, according to Variety. That also includes removal of the series, which can draw the ire of those faithful. Fortunately, the good news is that it’s nearly done post-production, and is allowed to be broadcast.

In the original article, Joe Otterman wrote, “According to an individual with knowledge of the removals, the decision was data-driven, though Paramount did not share any specific data that highlighted why these shows are being cancelled and removed. It is the latest example, however, of streamers removing content from their platforms. Warner Bros. Discovery led the charge on such removals at Max under the leadership of David Zaslav, while other platforms like Disney+ and Hulu have recently followed suit.”

While Lower Decks remain, even that series my be living on borrowed time.

Fans can blame the new board of directors for taking away what I feel is the best animated entry for the Star Trek franchise. In what’s expected for season two is an answer to what happened to Captain Chakotay and to see Gwyn on a solo outing. A civil war is brewing in her home world, and she wants to stop it. I believe by mid-season’s end of that arc, she’ll reunite with her friends.

Prodigy is creatively a lot more imaginative. Here, non humanoid alien species are everywhere! Because they’re rarely featured on television save for Orville, I’ve often ignored some shows and avidly followed others because of how diverse the gene pool is in a galactic level. In Prodigy, the there’s a lot more variety being presented and I love it.

Also, the misfit formula worked. It’s less like Farscape or Red Dwarf. With Starfleet looking over the crew’s shoulder, so to speak, they have to eventually learn how to conform. Whether showrunners and creators Kevin & Dan Hageman have plans for an eventual finale, all fans can do is hope when Star Trek Prodigy finds a new home and gets a proper finale it deserves.

Source: ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies,’ ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Among Four Shows Canceled at Paramount+, Will Be Pulled Off Streamer – Variety : June 23, 2023.