Star Trek: Discovery – Season Four Blu-ray review

Nov 24, 2022- Permalink

Now in its fourth season, Star Trek: Discovery finds Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew taking on the Dark Matter Anomaly, which threatens the whole universe. Paramount has released Star Trek: Discovery – Season Four on Blu-ray and I had a chance to take a look.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. The image has a great amount of clarity in textiles, faces and surfaces, the colour palette is can be muted but certain elements pop with colour. Black levels are good, but the image can be noisy at times, especially in darker scenes.

On the audio side of things, you have the choice of an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track as well as French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. Dialogue is clear and centred and the score is dynamic and placed across the front and back channels with a nice amount of bass. The surrounds are busy in this soundscape delivering both action and ambient sounds throughout.

The 13 episodes of season four are spread over four Blu-ray discs. There is no digital code. Bonus materials include deleted scenes, featurettes on the story and production, a look at shooting during Covid-19 and a gag reel. One of the episodes features an audio commentary by Michelle Paradise, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Sonequa Martin-Green and David Ajala.

The Star Trek: Discovery – Season Four Blu-ray will keeps fans of the show happy with solid audio and video and a good collection of bonus materials.