The rumors circulating about an upcoming high-definition release of Star Trek: The Next Generation are building so quickly, it’s pretty much a certain that it’s happening. Aside from LeVar Burton tweeting the other week about checking out the remastering project, there have been rumors of a four-episode demo disc coming out at the end of the year to show off what’s been done to the episodes.
The Digital Bits has news as to when this disc may be announced and what may be on it:
Industry sources now tell us that the disc may be announced on 9/28, which is the 24th anniversary of the show’s first broadcast back in 1987. We’re also told that anticipated the U.S. release date will likely be in early December, on or around 12/6. Again, keep in mind that all of this is unofficial until CBS makes the actual announcement.
And what episodes will it contain? The Digital Bits says:
The disc will include FOUR episodes, two of which will include Encounter at Farpoint, Parts 1 and 2. We’re told that the other two should be The Inner Light and Sins of the Father.
So you’ll get the two hour series premiere, which definitely needs a new special effects pass, and what is widely considered to be the greatest episode of the series ever. Not bad for a sampler disc.