Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Make it So
And after an 18-year hiatus, science fiction fans across America will have the opportunity to see their favorite “Star Trek” characters once again this July.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the series’ first season on Blu-ray, NCM Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will present “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event”: a nationwide theater event bringing the popular sci-fi series to the big screen for one night only July 23.
The event will feature two of the most popular episodes from the first season: Episode 106, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Episode 114, “Datalore.”
Fathom Events will stream the showing via satellite to nearly 500 movie theaters around the nation through National CineMedia’s (CNM) Digital Broadcast Network. The showing starts at 7 p.m. with an additional 10:15 p.m. showing in select theaters. Rave Cinemas Fallen Timbers 14 and Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16 will participate in both available show times.
Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom Events, said the first season of “The Next Generation” was “painstakingly retransferred” from the original format to a higher resolution for Blu-ray. For the theater event, the TV format was converted to the high-quality resolution of 2K digital projection, an industry standard for these types of events, he said.