News Season One hitting DVD/Blu-Ray in November

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Tuskin38, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    There are shows with similar extras that cost less.

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 15, 2001
    No way, I never buy physical disks for the extras. Many of those end up on YouTube for free eventually anyway. For me anything and everything I need is online. Anything physical is a gimmick, something to talk about with guests, something to put on a shelf as a trophy.
    If I were to get STD season 1 blu rays (which it looks like I won’t), I wouldn’t even remove shrink wrap from the set.
  3. Ralphis

    Ralphis Captain Captain

    Nov 20, 2008
    For me it's more of a completest thing. I already have everything else on DVD and/or Blu-Ray, and since I liked 60-70% of Disco, I just as well get it. And I have them displayed in chronological order in which they're set, so that's why I'll put them between ENT and TOS... not that I don't appreciate the Beatles/Beatles cover band analogy written above. ;)
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  4. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    I find streaming video to be iffy in quality, in comparison to physical media.
    So if I like a show a lot, then I want it on blu-ray.

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    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 15, 2001
    Say what you want about STD Season 1, but this is good news for CBS and Star Trek in general:

    That's a freaking good company to be in for Star Trek. Good job everyone!
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  6. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2003
    Inman, SC
    YES! Another believer! I've said it before and it deserves repeating .. The quality of Audio and Video from Blu-rays is far superior to that of streaming from an on-line source.
    In addition, you have something to watch when the inevitable thunderstorm or other inclement weather knocks out your high-speed internet connection for the entire evening (Charter Spectrum sucks)*. Happened to me last night. Dusted off my Blu-ray copy of The Martian and I was a happy camper for the entire evening.


    * I do have a HD TV antenna too, but there wasn't anything worth a shit to watch on the networks last night....
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  7. JayTheTrekkie

    JayTheTrekkie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 25, 2005
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Looking forward to getting the season dvd when it comes out
  8. Red Panda

    Red Panda Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 21, 2018
    Mate, it's 100% fact that Blu-ray is better quality than streaming. There's nothing to believe, it's the truth.

    Where it gets iffy is when you compare 4K HDR with 7.2 surround streaming to 1080p with 5.1 surround Blu-ray, which is the case with Star Trek Discovery for some of us.
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  9. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Seems pretty reasonable price to me. I remember paying $120 per season for Trek on DVD. :shrug:

    Just no. I still play discs, Blu-ray is better quality than most everything streaming.
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  10. AutoAdmin

    AutoAdmin Machine of Death Administrator

    Dec 24, 2002
    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    More information has been released regarding the Star Trek: Discovery Season One Blu-Ray/DVD set. Plus: Watch a preview video. “Star Trek: Discovery:...

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  11. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    I'll be getting it for sure. Great to have the extra features and get some insights into all the ups and downs! Plus, as others have pointed out, no doubt the consistent quality of the image and sound will be great on BR.
  12. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2018
    Yeah, VOYAGER was $120 when it first came out on Dvd, but you had more episodes. DSC is basically half a regular season. I still won't pay since I already paid to stream it and will likely re-subscribe to see season 2, during w/c time I can re-watch S1. I don't care about owning it, or the extras w/c will likely end up on YouTube as someone else mentioned.
  13. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 15, 2001
    4K yes, for rest let's agree to disagree. It happens so rarely, it's actually refreshing ;)
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  14. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    Canada, eh
    Those shows probably don't have "Star Trek" in their titles. ;)

    Yeah, while the extras would be nice to see, I'll wait for the bargain bin. I still have the season on PVR anyway, so that'll do for me till then.
  15. Jam3s1701

    Jam3s1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2016
    Unless you have superfast internet no show streamed will be as good in picture or sound as physical media.

    Also, if the extras end up on YouTube I bet they'll be pulled fast by CBS for infringement as one can not just upload to YouTube because they OWN a copy of it.
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  16. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 8, 2009
    New York City
    Well it is but this is Star Trek and trek fans buy the high quality but not in volume.
    by that mindset head over to
    and see that they don't even have Blu-ray as a category only DVDs.
    Some shows only get a DVD-only release if they wont get a good R.O.I. business-wise.
    4k UHD is not on their radar for TV series. CBS just is not HBO with Westworld and Game of Thrones getting 4k UHD releases for entire seasons. GoT is $15 million an episode to produce. HBO are going to sell it anyone they can on Home Video and digital download to make more $.
    Trek WILL eventually do that with STD based on history of say TNG
    VHS, DVD, Blu-ray. Multiple releases of the same product.
    CBS Home video is saving that for maybe once they have 3 seasons in the can and about to start season 4. This way they could sell season 1 complete season in 4k UHD as well as have a separate SKU for a pack of seasons 1-3.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2018
  17. jaime

    jaime Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2013
    It’s great for making ENT look more like the rest of the eras Trek.
  18. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Thank God the price for the Blu-Ray set isn't obscene.

    The prices are why I only bought TOS on DVD in the '00s and stopped there. I lucked out that my favorite Trek series was three seasons... and that streaming was in the near-future.
  19. RedAlert

    RedAlert Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 8, 2016
    The problem with streaming is that you stop to pay, you stop to own a show.
    And there is no good internet conections everywhere.

    I like to buy BRs to my loved shows, and go far away and enjoy them without the necesity of being connected ....
    Also, I refuse to pay for something that never will be mine.
  20. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Streaming is renting. I buy physical copies of the stuff I like because I want them to stay in my collection, not potentially disappear some day.
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