Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event Hits the Big Screen on July 23

Photo via CBS Home Entertainment

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.

Photo via CBS Home Entertainment

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.

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5 thoughts on “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event Hits the Big Screen on July 23

  1. Drahken says:

    Hmm… I’m a TNG fan, but paying some $12 or more (based on my local theaters standard ticket prices) per ticket to watch a couple episodes that I’ve already seen to death, and be bored to death by the same kind of “special features” that I always skip on DVDs? Thanks, but no.

    I wish there was a new trek TV series (although at the same time, I dread one, since it would most likely either be like enterprise or like the “90210 in space” trek movie). With the exception of enterprise, I’ve seen every episode of all the other series so many times that I just can’t watch them any more, but I still want my trek fix. :(

  2. Personally I am wondering if the experience of seeing it on the big screen will be any different. Plus I like seeing things with hardcore fans of whatever that thing is. I just find that interesting. Hopefully this event will offer up some interesting people and worse comes to worse — I get to watch some Star Trek :P

    I will report my findings when it is over.

    Did you hear about Michael Dorn’s attempt to get some Trek going on SyFy? I would tune in for the adventures of Captain Worf without question.

  3. I’m am down for this. Hey, Plcary, that theater in our neck of the woods is hosting this as well! You up to some Star Trek on the BIIIIIIIIIG screen? :)

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