Written August 22, 2014
We walked into the theater just before 7pm (the start time on the web site and the ticket), and the "Making Of" was already playing. I'm not even sure how much of it we missed.
The two ST:TNG episodes were great, and the cast interview (a bit short) and out-takes were fun.
Good for any Star Trek fan.
Written July 24, 2014
I joined fellow SF fans at the screening of remastered Season 2 episodes of Star Trek: the Next Generation. I enjoyed the camaraderie, special features, and look back at one of the best space opera TV shows as it hit its prime 25 years ago.
"Q Who?" introduced the Borg, which would become one of the franchise's greatest villains. John de Lancie's mischief maker played off nicely against Patrick Stewart's Capt. Picard and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The remastered special effects were clean, although the colors or lighting seemed a bit too dark at times. The audio was excellent, with the starship sounds more pronounced during the opening credits and space battles.
"A Measure of a Man" included 13 minutes of restored scenes from Melinda Snodgrass' thoughtful script. Jonathan Frakes as Cmdr. Riker, Stewart, and Brent Spiner as Lt.Cmdr. Data shine in their roles examining android Data's rights. Overall, this did whet my appetite for more heroic, idealistic SFTV.
Written July 26, 2014
This presentation was really fantastic. If the goal of putting this together was to sell Blu-rays, it certainly worked! Not only were we treated to two fantastic episodes of the series from Season 2 in HD but we were also shown lengthy snippets from the behind-the-scenes featurtte, the 2012 cast reunion in Calgary and most importantly -- the blooper reel! The signifcance of the latter can't be understated as Paramount has never been in the business of putting Star Trek outtakes out there for public consumption. These were discovered by the people going through the original negatives for the remastering, so in addition to never being seen before? All of the bloopers were in stunning HD! The whole presentation was neatly put together and I caught myself relishing the chance to see all 178 episodes in HD someday. Yes, these sets are pricey but if you are going to have a version of this beloved series on your shelf for years and years? It simply HAS to be these remastered versions.
Written September 18, 2014
Last night's TNG event was a nightmare at the AMC Burbank 16. Scheduled to start at 7 with a runtime of 3 hours and 18 minutes. The evening consisted of two episodes (one extended), a blooper reel and a video featuring a cast reunion. Instead of starting at 7, the theater experienced delays because no one could figure out how to get the sound to work. It finally started around 8:10. Then an interminable slideshow began featuring still photos from several season 2 episodes and doing comparisons between the original NTSC version and the new HD edition. Then Fathom commercials started playing...and playing. Then "Q Who" plays and it's great. It's even in surround sound! Then the blooper reel. Midway through the next episode, everything shut down. After a few minutes of tinkering with the system, the episode comes back on but we have to re-watch five minutes we'd already seen. We got some free passes, but overall it was a disaster.
Written November 30, 2012
I am a long time Treky (sp?) I accidentally came across the movie on your site. That is my only criticism. Why was there little if any advertising for this event. I found out from other fans that i missed the last one. Somebody in the PR dept. needs to be fired.
Loved the presentation. Thought it was better than most of the stuff I watch on TV. Great acting, terrific scripts, engaging stories.