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Patrick Stewart on 'Star Trek: TNG,' returning to 'X-Men,' and Wil Wheaton's beard

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The Blu-ray edition of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation — available starting today — includes an extended cut of one of the show’s earliest top tier episodes: “The Measure of a Man,” in which Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) defends Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner), an android, and his rights as a sentient being.

The trial gave Stewart a chance to show off his Shakespearean chops with a series of stirring speeches about the nature of free will and self-awareness — Star Trek: The Next Generation at its most challenging and thought provoking. So we couldn’t resist the chance to speak with the 72-year-old actor about that episode, as well as what the 25th anniversary celebrations of the show have been like. We also asked Stewart about his recently announced return to the X-Men franchise, and his answer was quite surprising to say the least. Check out our conversation below:  READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' deleted scene: Picard has surprising counsel for Data in 'Measure of a Man' -- EXCLUSIVE

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It is well-established Trek gospel that the first truly great episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation is “The Measure of a Man” from season 2. In it, a snotty scientist specializing in robotics declares Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) to be the property of Starfleet, and therefore must submit to an experimental procedure that could very well eradicate his memory — all in the hope of cracking the code to be able to make more androids like him.

Data is not terribly fond of the idea. In the version of the episode that aired in 1989, neither was Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), who fought the decision with a stirring oration on the very nature of personhood. But in this exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming ST:TNG season 2 Blu-ray edition (out Dec. 4), we can see that Picard’s initial feelings about Data’s obligations to Starfleet were quite different.

Finding the deleted material was only possible after the team that has been remastering ST:TNG into high definition for Blu-ray release contacted the episode’s writer, Melinda M. Snodgrass, who had the only remaining VHS copy of the extended cut.

Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' reunion: Marina Sirtis has a confession -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

For the season 2 Blu-ray box set of Star Trek: The Next Generation (out Dec. 4), practically the entire cast of the beloved sci-fi show – Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) — reunited to share their fondest memories of their time about the U.S.S. Enterprise D.

Well, and also some of their bad memories too. In the clip below, Sirtis reveals what happened when she decided to blow off memorizing her lines for the next day. Keep an eye on Stewart — his expressions during her confession are priceless:  READ FULL STORY

'Smash' season 1 DVD release date revealed -- EXCLUSIVE

NBC’s behind-the-scenes Broadway drama Smash will come out on DVD January 8, 2013 — just in time to catch up with Karen, Ivy, Julia, and Tom before they return for the mid-season show’s revamped sophomore effort. The DVD version will also feature a gag reel, a behind-the-scenes feature with songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and additional deleted and extended scenes from the first season.

Check out the trailer for the DVD and the box art below:

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Steve Martin DVD unearthes wild and crazy hidden treasures -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Steve Martin has been making people laugh so hard for so long that some — especially younger audiences — might not fully appreciate just how pure and fresh his early comic work was. Before the Oscars, before Father of the Bride, before Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, even before The Jerk, Martin was a total force of nature whose main platform was television, beginning with writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In his wild and crazy prime, an appearance by Martin on Johnny Carson or other primetime showcase was insane, yet so carefully crafted. When he hosted Saturday Night Live or had a stand-up special, there was such an element of unpredictability that you simply had to watch.

Shout! Factory has packaged together some of those classic TV moments in a new DVD out today. Steve Martin: The Television Stuff is three discs packed with hard-to-find bits and TV specials, including Homage to Steve, which features his entire 1979 live performance at the Universal Ampitheatre. Also included in the set is an new interview with Martin.

For those who need a quick taste of some vintage Martin, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of one of HBO’s On Location stand-up specials from 1976. Enjoy. READ FULL STORY

'Castle' season 4 deleted scene: Another tense moment between Castle and Beckett -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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We know you still have that May season finale on your DVR, but on Sept. 11, you can rewatch Castle‘s entire fourth season when it hits DVD. Below, a deleted scene from the finale in which Castle (Nathan Fillion) asks Beckett (Stana Katic) to let her mother’s murder go, again.

Season 5 of Castle debuts Sept. 24 on ABC. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' season 8 deleted scene: 'Use your words, Karev!' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

One of the great joys of Grey’s Anatomy‘s last season was watching the relationship between Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) develop further, as the doctors worked together on the smallest patients inside Seattle Grace Mercy West’s neo-natal unit. The special kinship between the pair is on display in the upcoming, Sept. 4 DVD release of Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Eighth Season in a fun little deleted scene that EW has here for you exclusively.

The never-before-seen scene comes from the January episode “Suddenly” and finds Karev and Robbins performing surgery on one of the hospital’s newborns. “Huh,” Karev says unceremoniously, in the middle of operating. And that’s what Robbins takes issue with: “‘Huh’? You don’t ‘Huh’? when you have an open newborn baby on the table,” the motherly/teacherly doctors scolds Karev. “You know what? I’m taking over.” Karev continues his mumbling, and that’s where the funny comes in between this pair: “Hey! Use your words, Karev!” Robbins implores him. “Or you’re not making another cut.”

Watch the whole scene here:

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'Vampire Diaries' releases season 3 blooper reel -- VIDEO

The blooper reel for The Vampire Diaries‘ third season features plenty of sex jokes, along with evidence that Ian Somerhalder — though he’s good at many things — is not so good at playing catch. Watch it below and enjoy. The show returns for a fourth season on Oct. 11, but TVD fans only have to wait until Sept. 11 for the season 3 Blu-ray/DVD to hit stores. Check out a sneak peek below! READ FULL STORY

'Revenge' DVD extra: Who is Nolan's secret nemesis? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Just how does Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) get himself into sticky situations like this one pictured here in season 1 of Revenge? One word: secrets. And it’s just that — again, secrets! — that are heavily spilled in the extras on the Revenge: Season 1 DVD release, which hits retailers a week from today, Aug. 21.

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive peek at a particularly juicy extra, “Nolan Ross Exposed,” which features the dastardly Mr. Ross in a recently unearthed sit-down interview with reporter Sarah Juarez (Stephanie Maura Sanchez). You might remember Juarez from news updates during the season finale plane crash, but in the “Nolan Ross Exposed” extra, she grills Nolan about everything from his childhood to his father, and his sexuality to his business, NolCorp. He gamely — often to hilarious effect — answers.

The full “Nolan Ross Exposed” extra is about three minutes long (and even features Sarah asking Nolan about his patented whale cameras), but the minute or so we have here concerns queries about a woman who seems to be something of a nemesis to Nolan. Sarah suggests that Nolan’s business has succeeded because of this mysterious (and now jettisoned) woman, and that’s where this EW exclusive clip picks up — and where the billionaire gets extremely defensive and sassy. “I’m not denying that she’s smart, but she obviously pulled the wool over your eyes, though — that wouldn’t be difficult,” says Ross. “I’m just saying there’s a reason that Swift Tech is located so close to my coattails.”

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Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony to be released as feature-length DVD

Opening ceremony auteur Danny Boyle is cutting a feature-length version of his cheeky, occasionally hallucinatory 2012 Olympics kickoff. British newspaper The Guardian reports that the finished product will be released on DVD, though it does not specify a release date.

Boyle told The Guardian that he hopes the disc will “make things clearer” for audiences, allowing them more time to spot details and references they may have missed during their first viewing. This version may speed up the Parade of Athletes as well. Boyle also plans to add more clips from classic films to the DVD, since time constraints forced him to shorten the live opening ceremony’s film montage. “It will make more sense in this version,” Boyle explained. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Deleted scene from original season 2 opening reveals abandoned storyline -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It is well known that instead of starting with Rick talking into his walkie-talkie and then the group being pretty much already out of Atlanta, the original plan for The Walking Dead’s season 2 premiere was to pick up just seconds after the CDC was blown to bits in the season 1 finale. I was on set playing the part of a zombie for an intense sequence in which Shane’s car breaks down just a few blocks away from the explosion, leaving him isolated from the group and having to fight off and outrun an army of the undead before finally being rescued by the group in the RV. But what happened after that?

More of the story will be revealed when The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season DVD and Blu-ray sets are released on August 28. And you can get your first taste right here. In this exclusive clip following Shane’s rescue, we see the survivors trying to seek shelter with some familiar faces from season 1— Guillermo and the Vatos. But when Rick and Co. arrive back at the nursing home where Glenn was once held hostage, well…the people they find there are not people at all, setting off a frenzied attack. Click on the video player below to see for yourself. READ FULL STORY

'Hatfields & McCoys': Bill Paxton talks reigniting the feud with Kevin Costner for the Emmys as miniseries hits Blu-ray

History’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the patriarchs at the center of America’s most famous family feud, hits Blu-ray and DVD on July 31 — with 16 Emmy nominations in tow. “That thing just keeps on going,” says Paxton, who earned his first nod. “And now they’ve got Kevin and I competing with these other great actors for the male lead in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie. I texted him, ‘The feud is back on.’ He texted back, ‘Stop it! Stop it!’ I would always get him laughing, and he’d always go, ‘Stop it! Stop it!’” READ FULL STORY

Warren Ellis talks about 'Wolverine Anime' DVD release -- EXCLUSIVE

Comic book writer Warren Ellis is best known now for his dystopian gonzo-journalism series Transmetropolitan, but back in the ’90s he had some memorable runs on mainstream comics (including a brilliant arc on the unjustly forgotten Doom 2099). Ellis also spent time on the Wolverine solo series, which doubtless served him well when he guided the Marvel Anime series, a cycle of Japanese animated shows based on some of Marvel’s most popular characters. EW has obtained an exclusive clip from the upcoming DVD release of Wolverine Anime — a series which may just serve as a good warm-up for next year’s Wolverine sequel, since both follow Logan’s adventures in Japan. “He’s constantly at war with the animal side of himself,” says Ellis of the feral X-Man. “He’s on that constant search for that one thing that will stop him feeling angry all the time.” Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

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