This summer, Trekkers across the country can 'boldly go where no one has gone before' with STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATON 25th ANNIVESARY EVENT, a one night in-theater celebration on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an additional 10:15 p.m. showing in select theaters. Check out a trailer for the event below!
Painstakingly retransferred from the original source material during its ongoing multimillion dollar restoration, this special anniversary event celebrating the debut of "Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season" Blu-ray on July 24 will feature two of the most popular episodes from the storied first season, "Where No One Has Gone Before" (Ep. 106) and "Datalore" (Ep. 114). The episodes were handpicked by well-known "Star Trek" experts and restoration consultants, Mike and Denise Okuda, who chose "Where No One Has Gone Before" for its beautiful space imagery and the Data-centric "Datalore" because the character played by Brent Spiner has long been a fan favorite.
In addition to the two episodes, which will be introduced by the Okudas, 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." The evening will conclude with an extended preview of the Season 2 Blu-Ray, which will be released later this year.
Tickets for "Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event" will be available beginning Friday, June 8 at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
"We're thrilled to be able to introduce 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' to a new generation," said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. "Seeing the episodes in a theater setting is the perfect way to show off the pristine picture that high definition allows and launch the first season on Blu-Ray."