The 3rd season of Star Trek – The Next Generation has been remastered for it’s new Blu-ray release, and as is custom these days, a special Fathom Events theatrical showing will precede the blu-ray debut. For Season 3, the powers that be have wisely chosen what is possibly the most famous STTNG episodes, The Best of Both Worlds, the Borg two-parter where Picard is captured and assimilated, while humanity’s very existence is at stake.
Many fans know STTNG was filmed. When I say ‘filmed’, I mean they used actual celluloid to record it, not video tape. In other words, it was recorded in a high def and theatrical ready format. Sadly, the digital effects were originally added SD, as that’s what TV was at the time. Enter, remastering!!! It appears the effects have been completely re-rendered in HD. Check out this before/after demo and see the incredible difference the new version offers:
Take note, this video is not high def, so what you’ll get on blu-ray or in theaters is considerably better. Use the icons near the bottom of the video to enable full-screen, and then enable the 1080p format, and you’ll get HD if you bandwidth allows.
Here’s Fathom’s boiler plate on the special event:
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 7:00 PM local time, select theaters.
Special Fathom Features: The Best of Both Worlds – the two-part storyline comprising the third season finale and the fourth season premiere of the beloved series Star Trek: The Next Generation®– will, for the first time ever, be seamlessly tied together as one continuous and uninterrupted story digitally restored with new CGI effects… on the big screen! Audiences will also see special clips from “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg”, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Best of Both Worlds.
Expected Run Time: 120 minutes
Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment are coming together again to celebrate Season 3 of the iconic series Star Trek: The Next Generation® in a special one night big screen event. For the first time ever, The Best of Both Worlds will be shown bigger and better as a full-length presentation only on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 PM (local time) in select cinemas nationwide.
This not to be missed movie theater event will feature one of the most memorable moments in TV history and exclusive clips about the making of The Best of Both Worlds and Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3.
Set in the 24th century, The Next Generation was created by Gene Roddenberry over 20 years after the original Star Trek series. The Next Generation became the longest running series of the Star Trek franchise, consisting of 178 episodes over 7 seasons. Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds is the first opportunity to see The Best of Both Worlds, one of the greatest TV episodes of all time, as a gloriously remastered full-length feature in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 PM (local time).
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