C’mon, Trekkies! Raise your hands if you’re doing this tonight:
From the Fathom website:
Special Fathom Features: “The Best of Both Worlds” – the two-part storyline comprising the third season finale and the fourth season premiere of the beloved series Star Trek: The Next Generation®- will, for the first time ever, be seamlessly tied together as one continuous and uninterrupted story digitally restored with new CGI effects… on the big screen! Audiences will also see special clips from “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg”, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Best of Both Worlds.”
Expected Run Time: 120 minutes
Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment are coming together again to celebrate Season 3 of the iconic series Star Trek: The Next Generation® in a special one night big screen event. For the first time ever, “The Best of Both Worlds” will be shown bigger and better as a full-length presentation only on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 PM (local time) in select cinemas nationwide.
This not to be missed movie theater event will feature one of the most memorable moments in TV history and exclusive clips about the making of “The Best of Both Worlds” and Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3.
As with the previous Fathom events tying into the Blu-ray releases of TNG’s first and second seasons, this promises to be a fun night at the movies for diehard fans (you know, like the bonehead writing this blog) and those who tolerate them (you know, like this bonehead’s wife, who’s tagging along because he promised her dinner and booze).
I enjoyed the previous screenings, and the remastering of TNG’s original film elements to produce the new high-definition transfers we’ve seen so far are–in a word–stunning. I was completely blown away the first time I saw footage from the demo disc that was made available last year. The colors alone will knock you on your butt, but you will marvel at all the detail in the set design and model work you missed. Neither the original broadcasts nor any of the previous home video releases has come anywhere close to the quality TNG now enjoys.
Add in the fact that “The Best of Both Worlds” is one of TNG’s best episodes from across its run, and you have nearly all of the ingredients for a great evening at the theater.
What’s that? Don’t forget the nachos? Don’t worry.
So, who’s going?