I know what their thought process is, the same as Paramount's was back in the mid-90's. But with a film, a video game, three seasons of TNG and one of Enterprise
, they could quickly find themselves with a bunch of material sitting on shelves because there is simply too much of it. Then Star Trek Into Darkness
will likely see a home video release somewhere between October and December.
I actually predicted that Enterprise
would be released in between TNG season sets several months ago.
Keep in mind that all the Trek shows were released on season dvd sets very close to each other. The entire TNG series was released on dvd over one year. The dvds were also actually priced higher than the current Blu-Ray release. I don't think it will be a big deal.
Thats true but I dont think they have ever released two different shows to the home market at the same time. I think they always waited until one was completely released on DVD to start marketing and releasing the next one. This will be interesting and I think a first for Trek having two different Trek shows being released to the home market at the same time. The shows are so different it will probably be ok. Hopefully its not to much over saturation.
I understand your fear of over saturation but I don't think it's so much of an issue for the home video market. Even if it means that people won't have the cash at the ready to buy both shows at the same time they can still save up and buy the other one later. Once its out its out, doesn't mean everyone has to buy it at once. And you might be surprised how much money Star Trek fans are prepared to part with for their favourite show. Heck Enterprise is no where near my favourite in fact I have considered it the worst of them all ever since it first aired. Yet, I will be buying those box sets as soon as they are released. They will serve as a nice bridge while waiting for the remastering of the other shows to progress.