Star Trek The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds – one night only in theaters!

star-trek-the-next-generation-communicator-badgeLast night, Dr. Girlfriend and I hit the local theater to see an HD presentation of Star Trek The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds, which was a two parter end of season 3 cliff hanger and the first episode of season 4. It’s 20 years old and it’s new on Blu Ray, so I assume that if you like Star Trek, you’ve seen it, but to summarize, it’s kinda the Star Trek equivalent to Who Shot J.R.?

It was strangely fun to be in a room full of people who were excited to watch a 20-year-old TV show, but the presenters did their best to f-ck it up. Before things got started, they had a slide show running that showed both trivia and screen grabs illustrated how they had cleaned up TNG for its blu ray release. This was fine, but before they got to the feature presentation, they kept showing commercials and a documentary about the episode we were about to watch, which pretty much reminded me of everything I’d forgotten – which would have happened anyway when they showed the episodes in a few minutes! There’s not much drama to be experienced when you’re about to watch a 20-year-old episode of a TV show, but the presenters certainly did their best to kill it. After the feature, they treated us to a season 3 gag reel, which was fun, but of course, they dropped another blu ray commercial on us. I guess they weren’t satisfied with the money we’d already shucked out for the tickets and the fact that we came to the theater to watch something we have at home on DVD.

Still, we had fun. There was only one fan in a Star Trek uniform, but I wasn’t really expecting any in the first place. I caught a few t-shirts, but that’s where the hardcore Star Trek fans drew the line. I was also very impressed with the male to female ratio – it was fairly even.

Despite my bitching, I’m hoping they keep this trend up as I’m especially looking forward to seeing All Good Things, the TNG finale, on the big screen.

Have a good day… live long and prosper or whatever.

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