Get ready to boldly go where no man has gone before — and bring a hanky. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the fifth season of the landmark series Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on remastered high definition Blu-ray, featuring all 26 episodes plus all-new commentary tracks, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Also included is an all-new featurette "Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation," in which cast members, writers and producers reflect on the passing of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Known to Trekkers as The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Roddenberry died at age 70 on Oct. 24, 1991 — midway through ST:TNG's fifth season — and that very sad day is remembered by actors Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis and producer-writers Rick Berman and Ron Moore, among many others.
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Also arriving Nov. 19 on high definition Blu-Ray is Star Trek: The Next Generation — Unification, a feature-length presentation of the two-part, fifth-season episode in which Leonard Nimoy reprises his role as Spock, who joins forces with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) to reunite the Vulcans and the Romulans. The original airing of this 1991 episode was watched by over 25 million people, back when Star Trek spinoffs were still considered a culty sort of thing. Who wouldn't kill for those numbers today?