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Star Trek: The Next Generation Is Coming To A Theater Near You!

To celebrate the impending release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 on blu-ray (and the 25th anniversary of the show), NCM Fathom and CBS TV are holding a special theatrical event for one night only. Trekkers will get the chance to go where no one has gone before…to watch TNG episodes in a movie theater! 

Ok, I’m very, very excited about this. Not only am I a huge Trek fan, TNG is my favorite series. On July 23, select theaters will be screening two episodes of the show, episode 106 – “Where No One Has Gone Before” and episode 114 “Datalore.” You can find participating theaters broken down by state on this list.

According to the press release, the event will have more than just two episodes. “This special event will include exclusive looks at the massive restoration of season one, never-before-seen interviews with the original cast members and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists who created the original FX elements and photography during the making of the show. Audiences will also be privy to an unseen sneak-peak of ‘Measure of a Man.’”

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 8 and although most of the theaters will be showing the episodes starting at 7 p.m. on July 23, some will also host additional late night showings. The Season 1 blu-ray goes on sale the next day.

I think I’m going to try and attend although Season 1 was hit or miss. If attendance is good at this event hopefully they’ll do the same when the following seasons are released and I would kill a Klingon to be able to watch “Genesis” from Season 7 on the big screen.

Here’s a look at the updated visuals in the blu-ray release:

(via Fathom Events)

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  • Travis Kyle Fischer

    That is such a great idea!

  • Rachel Banzhaf

    Pretty awesome idea. Not sure I’ll end up going (would rather save the money to actually get the Blu-Rays) but if they do The Inner Light in a few years, I’m so there!

  • Kenny Zaborny

    Whoa…They’re actually doing this in a theatre on the Gulf Coast? I get to attend something geeky here? I’m…shocked. Wow, I even have to decide between Gulf Shores or Pensacola? Hmmm…whichever I decide I will attend in style. I won’t dress up but I will drive my Delorean :D

  • StarCreator

    I don’t think they’d do The Inner Light since it’s already on the sampler disc that was released in January.

  • Jeff Kibuule

    They don’t make TV like they used to anymore. Too much reality TV crap. Not enough quality writing. It’s as if our imagination no longer exists. =/

  • Anonymous

    Do want. I absolutely love Next Generation!
    And there’s a theater in this city participating! YAY!

  • Anonymous

    Unless you are unfortunate enough to live in Omaha :( 

  • Amanda M. Ramsey

    Damn, and I just re-watched season 1 on Netflix. :/

  • Amanda M. Ramsey

    I was thinking about this while re-watching it on Netflix and wondering where all the good Sci-Fi writing went. 

  • Anonymous

    Not a first, I saw an episode in a theater at the Museum of Television and radio in 1993. The fx don’t hold up well on the big screen.

  • Nathan Hortness

     Farsight is currently running a kickstarter trying to raise fund to
    reproduce the Star Trek: The Next Generation Pinball table as well.
    Looks like this is the year for ST:TNG stuff.

  • Patrick Payne

    good thing they’re re-doing all the fx for the blu-ray release then, eh?

  • Dr. James R. Pannozzi D.O.M. L

    Have been a fan of this for years. 

    It is indeed interesting how science fiction can and does influence us.   In the most difficult days in med school, there were times when I reflected on the long path ahead and despaired of ever getting to the end.  But in the back of my mind there was always the famed comment of Yoda when training Luke, “Do or do not, there is no try”.   It was that thought which short circuited the despair  and got me back on track.  The same quote also proved helpful during the months of preparations for the National Board exams.

    And, many times, the advice of Capt. Picard would come to mind.  It was a brilliant series and should be spectacular on Blue Ray.