STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 4-Movie Collection 4K Blu-ray set home video review

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 4-Movie Collection 4K Blu-ray set home video review

With STAR TREK: PICARD Season 3 currently wowing fans on Paramount Plus, now is a really good time to re-release the NEXT GENERATION movies on Blu-ray.  The new set STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 4-Movie Collection 4K Blu-ray set is quite pleasing, especially if you’re a fan of the big screen adventures of the Picard-led crew.  Containing STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, STAR TREK: INSURRECTION and STAR TREK: NEMESIS, this set also spots a bevy of terrific bonus features and Dolby Vision and HDR-10.  In this set, you’ll get each movie in a newly struck 4K version, but they also include a Blu-ray of each film with the original bonus features.

While the bonus content is ample, it’s all previously released on other releases of these films, so the big selling point in the new 4K versions, and they do not disappoint.  The color and clarity here is superb, delivering exceptional detail with each film.  Since some of these movies date back to the 1990s, the quality of the prints varies a bit in the first few, but you can really tell the digital work improved considerably by the time NEMESIS was released, and the sound on that film is (in this reviewers opinion) is the most impressive of the bunch. The colors are especially more rich on these films, as the transfers on the 2009 Blu-ray releases, there was a darkness, heavy film grain, and other problems that have been corrected on the 4K versions. FIRST CONTACT benefits the most in the color department.

The films also come in a slipcase, which is aesthetically a little disappointing, as the artwork on it feels like fan art rather than studio-quality illustration, and the case inside is pretty basic, no extra frills or design elements to make this feel extra special.  Then again, the selling point here really is the new versions in 4K, and I’m happy to see how these transfers improve the quality on each film. I was hoping we might at least get one new commentary track, something exclusive to this release, but the previously-recorded commentaries are all pretty good anyway.

One last really nice thing about this new set involves the Blu-ray versions included here. The 2009 releases of these films had some questionable transfer issues. Some of the transfers were dark and (in the case of FIRST CONTACT) had an unusual green tint not present in the theatrical version. The transfer for NEMESIS was pretty bad too, but thankfully Paramount has taken the NEW transfers used for the 4K versions and ported them on to these Blu-rays in the new set, meaning these Blu-rays will look 100% better than the 2009 versions, both in color and clarity. You will see the difference immediately, so even if you’re putting off buying a 4K TV, you may still want to buy this set for future use, as the Blu-rays here are infinitely better that the previous Blu-ray releases.

In the end, this is a must-own set for fans of the NEXT GENERATION cast, as these really are the best possible versions of these movies you can own, and again, with the timing of PICARD Season Three being so hot right now, this is a great time to put these back on shelves with a new polish.  Look for it in stores and online now.

All four big-screen adventures featuring fan-favorite Star Trek characters Picard, Riker, Data, LaForge, Worf, Troi, and Dr. Crusher arrive for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD™ with Dolby Vision™* and HDR-10 on April 4, 2023, just in time for First Contact Day (April 5th, the day Vulcans first made contact with humans).

The journey begins with original cast members Kirk, Scott, and Chekov in a story that spans space and time in STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, continuing with a terrifying face off against the Borg in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, a dangerous plot against a peaceful planet in STAR TREK: INSURRECTION, and a familiar old foe returning in STAR TREK: NEMESIS.

All four films will be available together in the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 4-MOVIE COLLECTION.  The 4-Movie Collection includes each film on 4K Ultra HD, as well as fully remastered on Blu-ray™, plus all legacy bonus content and access to Digital copies of each film.  The Collection is presented in a slipcase beautifully illustrated to complement the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 6-MOVIE COLLECTION, making this a must-own set to complete every fan’s collection.

In addition, each film will be available individually on 4K Ultra HD with a bonus Blu-ray featuring the fully remastered film, along with all legacy bonus content and access to a Digital copy of the film.


  • Commentary by director David Carson and Manny Coto
  • Commentary by Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Library Computer
  • Production
    • Uniting Two Legends
    • Stellar Cartography: Creating the Illusion
    • Strange New Worlds: The Valley of Fire
    • Scoring Trek
  • Visual Effects
    • Inside ILM: Models & Miniatures
    • Crashing the Enterprise
  • Scene Deconstruction
    • Main Title Sequence
    • The Nexus Ribbon
    • Saucer Crash Sequence
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • A Tribute to Matt Jeffries
    • The Enterprise Lineage
    • Captain Picard’s Family Album
    • Creating 24th Century Weapons
    • Next Generation Designer Flashback Andrew Probert
    • Stellar Cartography on Earth
    • Brent Spiner – Data and Beyond Part 1
    • Trek Roundtable: Generations
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 007: Trilithium
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Archives
  • Trailers



  • Commentary by director and actor Jonathan Frakes
  • Commentary by screenplay writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore
  • Commentary by Damon Lindelof and Anthony Pascale
  • Text commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Library Computer
  • Production
    • Making First Contact
    • The Art of First Contact
    • The Story
    • The Missile Silo
    • The Deflector Dish
    • From “A” to “E”
  • Scene Deconstruction
    • Borg Queen Assembly
    • Escape Pod Launch
    • Borg Queen’s Demise
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Jerry Goldsmith: A Tribute
    • The Legacy of Zefram Cochrane
    • First Contact: The Possibilities
    • Industrial Light & Magic – The Next Generation
    • Greetings from the International Space Station
    • SpaceShipOne’s Historic Flight
    • Brent Spiner – Data and Beyond Part 2
    • Trek Roundtable: First Contact
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 008: Temporal Vortex
  • The Borg Collective
    • Unimatrix One
    • The Queen
    • Design Matrix
  • Archives
  • Trailers



  • Commentary by Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Library Computer
  • Production
    • It Takes a Village
    • Location, Location, Location
    • The Art of Insurrection
    • Anatomy of a Stunt
    • The Story
    • Making Star Trek: Insurrection
    • Director’s Notebook
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Westmore’s Aliens
    • Westmore’s Legacy
    • Star Trek’s Beautiful Alien Women
    • Marina Sirtis – The Counselor Is In
    • Brent Spiner – Data and Beyond Part 3
    • Trek Roundtable: Insurrection
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 009: The Origins of the Ba’ku and Son’a Conflict
  • Creating the Illusion
    • Shuttle Chase
    • Drones
    • Duck Blind
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Archives
  • Advertising



  • Commentary by director Stuart Baird
  • Commentary by producer Rick Berman
  • Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda
  • Library Computer
  • Production
    • Nemesis Revisited
    • New Frontiers – Stuart Baird on Directing Nemesis
    • Storyboarding the Action
    • Red Alert! Shotting the Action of Nemesis
    • Build and Rebuild
    • Four-Wheeling in the Final Frontier
    • Screen Test: Shinzon
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • A Star Trek Family’s Final Journey
    • A Bold Vision of The Final Frontier
    • The Enterprise E
    • Reunion with The Rikers
    • Today’s Tech Tomorrow’s Data
    • Robot Hall of Fame
    • Brent Spiner – Data and Beyond Part 4
    • Trek Roundtable: Nemesis
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 010: Thalaron Radiation
  • The Romulan Empire
    • Romulan Lore
    • Shinzon & the Viceroy
    • Romulan Design
    • The Romulan Senate
    • The Scimitar
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Archives
  • Trailers

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.