Star Trek: Voyager arrives on DVD starting in February 2004, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.
February 24 will see the release of Season One in its entirety in a five-disc collector’s box set. The set includes all 15 episodes from the first season, exclusive featurettes and bonus material. A new season of Voyager will be available every other month.
The contents of the set are as follows:
Disc 1: “Caretaker,” “Parallax,” “Time and Again” Disc 2: “Phage,” “The Cloud, “Eye of the Needle,” “Ex Post Facto” Disc 3: “Emanations,” “Prime Factors,” “State of Flux,” “Heroes and Demons” Disc 4: “Cathexis,” “Faces,” “Jetrel,” “Learning Curve” Disc 5: Special Features
“Braving The Unknown: Season One”: Includes new interviews with Executive Producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor discussing how they created the series. The trio reveals the challenges of creating fresh, new characters, a new premise and the risks of sending the crew into unfamiliar Trek territory.
“Voyager Time Capsule: Kathryn Janeway”: A new, exclusive interview with Kate Mulgrew talking about how she landed the role of Janeway, the challenges of playing a female captain and her Broadway play on Katharine Hepburn, “Tea At Five.” Also includes archival interviews with the actress and rare behind-the-scenes footage.
“The First Captain: Genevieve Bujold”: Reveals rare footage and outtakes of Ms. Bujold as Captain Janeway, with commentary by Executive Producer Rick Berman.
“Cast Reflections: Season One”: Voyager’s principal cast members discuss their reactions to joining the Trek franchise, getting fan mail, and auditioning. Also featured: Armin Shimerman discussing his role as Quark in the pilot episode.
“On Location With the Kazon”: Supervising Producer David Livingston guides viewers on an exclusive tour of the desert locale used for the Kazon Village in the pilot episode. Includes interviews with Director Rick Kolbe and behind-the-scenes footage of the cast.
“Red Alert: Visual Effects Season One”: Dan Curry and the Visual Effects crew give a blow-by-blow of some spectacular visual effects created for Season One. Highlights include: behind-the-scenes footage of exploding space station, utilizing fire elements in crashing Chakotay’s ship and secrets of shooting the Voyager ship model.
“Launching Voyager On The Web”: Veteran Web site designer and producer Marc Wade explains how, in the early days of the internet, an interactive Voyager Web site was created to help launch the series. Included is rare footage of Kate Mulgrew and Robert Picardo playing their roles for the Web-based trivia game, plus an overview of Star Trek’s history on the Web.
“Real Science With Andre Bormanis”: Science Consultant and writer Bormanis explores how the writers strive for authenticity by incorporating real space phenomena and scientific theories. For Season One, Andre discusses how Hubble photos helped create “the Badlands,” voyaging through wormholes, and the possibilities of time travel.
“Lost Transmissions From The Delta Quadrant”: Hidden in the Voyager menu, viewers who search and click with their DVD remote can find special interview clips with Kate Mulgrew, Michael Piller, Brannon Braga and guest star Vaughn Armstrong (from “Eye of the Needle”).
The Season One DVDs are presented in full screen with newly remixed Dolby Digital English 5.1 tracks and English Dolby Surround. The set is expected to be priced at under $100. Total running time for all five discs is over 728 minutes. The discs are closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.