Thursday, April 25, 2013

ST:TNG in Theaters Tonight

Fathom Events is running a special showing of what are arguably the best two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in select theaters tonight. From their description:
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.
Sounds like a hoot, and fortunately my local theater is showing it tonight. I'm very curious to see what those "new CGI effects" are. These are also my two favorite episodes, so I'm really looking forward to this tonight!


Monkapotomus said...

Woot! Got my ticket!

Hamlet said...

Wish I wasn't at work last night.

Joseph Bloch said...

You're at work every night.

David Brawley said...

So what did you think?

Joseph Bloch said...

I've seen the pair of episodes more times than I can easily count on television, but seeing it in the theater makes me really appreciate the differences in pacing between a television show and a movie. This seemed to race by from one scene to another, while a traditional film would have taken a lot more time to build up.

I did enjoy it a lot; the redone effects shots were beautiful on the big screen. The transition between parts one and two was a bit clumsy, I thought. I wasn't expecting the full "to be continued" fanfare, but the cut between Riker saying "fire!" and the shot of the beam coming out of the deflector dish seemed very abrupt to me.

Hamlet said...

That's not fair, man. Nowadays I'm at funerals, too.

Star Trek was never quite designed to be a movie. It was always based around shorter, episodic storytelling, I think. It suffers when they try for something bigger often, though there are exceptions.