As you may have guess from past posts, I am pretty excited about the upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation release on Blu-Ray. I just cannot resist the idea of a hi-def Data. This week my excitement level was taken up a notch when Fathom events released the details on their upcoming TNG in theater event scheduled for July 23rd.
That is right, they might not be making movies anymore but this summer, TNG fans nationwide have the chance to catch Star Trek: The Next Generation on the big screen. Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event beams into movie theaters for one night only on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m., with with additional late night showings at select theaters.
NCM Fathom and CBS TV present this special event that will feature two of the most popular Next Generation episodes: Ep. 106, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114, “Datalore.” Painstakingly retransferred from the original source material during its ongoing multimillion-dollar restoration, this special anniversary event also celebrates the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season Blu-ray.
In addition to the two episodes—which will be introduced by well-known Star Trek experts and restoration consultants Mike and Denise Okuda — fans will also be among the first to get a glimpse of the brand-new special features, including interviews with the team behind the restoration, as they discuss the process and countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of The Next Generation.
I will be all over this on July 23rd and if your a TNG fan, even if you have no interest in the Blu-Ray, I think this will be a unique and fun opportunity to watch some classic Trek on the big screen with a theater full of like-minded folks. Tickets went on sale on June 8th. To find the event in your area and to purchase tickets, click over to the Event Page at Fathom.