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Old 10-05-07, 10:32 PM
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Star Trek: Menagerie-Remastered. In Theaters, Nov. 13th!

This is awesome news! I love this two-part episode, and it remains a favorite of mine. I will definitely be there, on Tuesday, November 13th, to see this on the big screen! Luckily, there is an IMAX in my city that will be playing this. StarTrek.com has a link on the first page of this release, where you can check if this will be playing near you!

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http://www.startrek.com/startrek/vie...dmh=dm4.228844

10.05.2007
SPECIAL EVENT: Remastered "Menagerie" in Theatres!


On Tuesday, November 13, the two-part Star Trek Remastered version of "The Menagerie” will beam onto the big screen in a special engagement with selected theatres. The screening — a first for episodic Star Trek on this scale — will be seen in nearly 300 venues across the U.S. and Canada. This one-night-only event will also feature a special introduction by Eugene "Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Remastered series.
"The Menagerie" will be presented in its digitally remastered, high-definition format and in Cinema Surround Sound. The screening is in part to promote the HD-DVD/DVD release the following week (Nov. 20) by CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

If you recall, the two-part "Menagerie" is the only episode to feature the casts of both the original pilot and the regular series, with Spock the only character to make the transition from from the pilot to the series. Much of the footage, of course, is taken from the rejected first pilot "The Cage." The story sees the Vulcan hell-bent on returning Captain Pike to Talos IV, the intention being that this is where his injured former commander can peacefully live out the rest of his days. Spock risks his career in Starfleet by hijacking the Enterprise and faces a court-martial for his actions. All this is eventually revealed to be an illusion, courtesy of the Talosians and their very strong telepathic hallucinations. Spock is then exonerated, Pike is returned and everything works out in the end. (Oops! Sorry to give it away!) "The Menagerie" was the 16th episode of Star Trek produced, and the 11th one to air.

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10.05.2007
SPECIAL EVENT: Remastered "Menagerie" in Theatres!


"STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES" EPISODE "THE MENAGERIE" TO BE PRESENTED IN SPECIAL BIG SCREEN THEATRICAL EVENT
National CineMedia's FATHOM, CBS Home Entertainment and STARTREK.COM Present Digitally Remastered Episodes Along With Never-Before-Seen Footage and Behind-the-Scenes Featurette in Nearly 300 Select Movie Theatres Nationwide on November 13

Complete First Season of "Star Trek: The Original Series"
Debuts in High-Definition on DVD One Week Later

Centennial, Colo. – Oct. 5, 2007 — "Star Trek" fans can now boldly go where no man has gone before to see two of the most famous episodes of the original television series — their local movie theatre. "Star Trek: The Original Series" is being beamed onto the big screen in a special one-night event in select movie theatres nationwide on Tuesday, Nov. 13th, featuring original Season 1 episodes "The Menagerie" Parts 1 and 2, digitally remastered in High-Definition and Cinema Surround Sound. Fans will also be greeted by an introduction from creator Gene Roddenberry's son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, and given a behind-the-scenes look at how the episodes were digitally re-mastered from the original negatives — including the reinvention of the old TV show special effects using new CGI animation, and the orchestral re-recording of the show's theme music — in a new 30-minute in-theatre exclusive featurette.

"Star Trek: The Original Series" special in-theatre event will be presented by NCM FATHOM, CBS Home Entertainment and STARTREK.COM on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 7:30 p.m. local time in nearly 300 participating AMC, Cinemark, Georgia Theatre Company and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres across the country. Tickets for this special one-time-only event are on-sale now for $12.50 at presenting theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theatre locations, please visit the website (theatres are subject to change).

A week after the special screenings, the entire first season of "Star Trek: The Original Series," from Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment, will be available in High-Definition on DVD for the first time. The 10-disc boxed set offers the best of both worlds with each disc offering a Standard-Definition picture on one side and a High-Definition picture on the other. The set will be available on Nov. 20th.

The national in-theatre event leading up to the DVD launch will include an introduction by creator Gene Roddenberry's son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, and the two-part episode "The Menagerie," which features footage from the original "Star Trek" pilot episode titled "The Cage." "The Cage" (first screened in 1965 and rejected by NBC — not airing on television until a full color print was discovered in the 1980s) featured Leonard Nimoy as Spock — the only character that made it from the pilot to the "Star Trek" series — as well as Jeffrey Hunter in the role of the original commander of the starship Enterprise, Captain Christopher Pike.

In the two-part episode "The Menagerie" (Season 1, Episode 11 — originally aired on television on November 17, 1966), we rejoin Spock and the new (and familiar) crew of the Enterprise including William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy, James Doohan as Scott, and Nichelle Nichols as Uhura. In this episode, Spock is on trial for hijacking the Enterprise, telling a strange tale of former Enterprise Captain Pike's imprisonment on Talos IV 13 years earlier and the past crew's attempts to rescue him — shown in "flashback" footage taken from the original pilot episode.

"Star Trek" debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 on NBC in the U.S., telling the story of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission, "to boldly go where no man has gone before." William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock starred in the series which addressed issues of the 1960s including war and peace, imperialism, class warfare, racism, human rights, sexism and feminism. After just three seasons, the show was cancelled and the last episode aired on June 3, 1969, but it became popular in reruns and a cult following developed. The "Star Trek" franchise went on to include the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-1999), "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995-2001), "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001-2005), and "Star Trek: The Animated Series" (1973-1974) as well as 10 feature films.

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Old 10-05-07, 11:26 PM
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That might be very worth while going to see. It is playing in my area, which is a shocker to me because NOTHING good that is limited release ever plays here, so I gotta go!
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That's pretty neat. Even though it'll just be a projected DVD, I may go anyway.
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Sounds cool, but for $12.50 I could buy a dimebag, $2.50 worth of candy and watch this at home on my home theater.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
Sounds cool, but for $12.50 I could buy a dimebag, $2.50 worth of candy and watch this at home on my home theater.
Yeah, but if you only paid $10 for a dime would it really be killer?
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Originally Posted by auto
Yeah, but if you only paid $10 for a dime would it really be killer?
It is when your best friend is your dealer!
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I'm SO there!

Thanks for the heads ups OP....
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
That's pretty neat. Even though it'll just be a projected DVD, I may go anyway.
Are you in the Tulsa area or the Oklahoma City area?

I work in Tulsa, so, I'll be seeing it at The Tulsa by Cinemark IMAX screen.
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Originally Posted by ken_572002
I'm SO there!

Thanks for the heads ups OP....
You're welcome. I'm very excited to see this. Yes, there are better uses for $12.50, but, it's the experience that counts.
Old 10-08-07, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MadonnasManOne
You're welcome. I'm very excited to see this. Yes, there are better uses for $12.50, but, it's the experience that counts.

I so much agree. Yeah, I could watch it on DVD or catch it on TV some time but how often can you see something like this in a theater? I kind of balked at the ticket prices at first, but shrugged it off. I know I've spent more than that on bad DVDs I won't watch again, and this is something I will actually enjoy and I know I will enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by MadonnasManOne
Are you in the Tulsa area or the Oklahoma City area?

I work in Tulsa, so, I'll be seeing it at The Tulsa by Cinemark IMAX screen.
Actually I'm closer to Dallas than Oklahoma City or Tulsa. I live down near Lake Texoma, and I'll be crossing the river to see it in Texas.
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Oh man...can't wait for this!!
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I might actually go to this. There's a showing right over the hill.
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This is done by Fathom Events? They're the ones behind the whole Poltergeist debacle this past weekend. Theaters were reporting that it was shown in the wrong aspect ratio and the sound was mono, and the picture looked awful since it was projected on those "pre-show" projectors. I believe it was just projected from a DVD.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Actually I'm closer to Dallas than Oklahoma City or Tulsa. I live down near Lake Texoma, and I'll be crossing the river to see it in Texas.
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My buddy and I bought our tickets this past Friday, and I'm really looking forward to it.
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Just came back, and while it was a whole lot fun, the presentation of the show did not 'wow' me. Personally, I think the episode looks better on my 52 Sony rear projection.

Still, glad I attended. The theater was packed!
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I attended the Kansas City showing. Aside from some moran sitting behind me making inane comments through the entire movie (HAHAHAHA they had cheap sets and props in the 60s. LOLLLLLLL) I was glad to see it on the big screen. Aside from the visual effects being redone (I think the ships and the planets benefit the most) I didn't think it looked that great either. It certainly didn't make me want to blow 200 bucks or whatever the asking price is on the HD sets.

Not that I have an HD player. I'd be quite happy if they released these redone episodes in SD at regular prices.
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I went to the Albany, NY show last night. Have to agree with the comments that the image of the 2-part episode was not as sharp as I was hoping for. Perhaps it had something to do with trying to project a DVD onto a large theater screen. If this is a preview of what the HD versions will look like, I don't see much difference from the SD version. Certainly head-and-shoulders about the previous VHS and Laserdisc releases, but pretty much on par with the current DVD release. The new special effects were fun to watch, and it sounded like they may have added some stereo seperations, but I don't think that'll justify me upgrading my current Star Trek DVDs.

That said, it was fun to see the original crew up on the big screen...and young again! Glad I was able to attend this special event.
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Do you have to buy the tickets online or can you purchase them at the theater?
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These beamed by satellite presentations are run on the poor quality "pre-show" digital projectors and look pretty bad; nothing close to a real DLP presentation. The HD DVDs look far, far, better.

I got burned by the showing of the 1978 HALLOWEEN last year and promised myself I'd never again pay a premium to see such a poor presentation. They can call it HD all they want but it looks like VHS on a big screen to me.

I say don't bother reviving these movies if they don't have either a new 35mm print or a state of the art DLP version to run. You're better off watching a DVD at home.

Gald, I didn't go the POLTERGEIST, as I heard they even screwed the aspect ratio up!
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A friend of mine went to the Halloween 4 and 5 double feature put on by this company and told me the image quality was absolutely terrible. Judging by the comments in this thread, I'm glad I decided not to go.
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These beamed by satellite presentations are run on the poor quality "pre-show" digital projectors and look pretty bad; nothing close to a real DLP presentation. The HD DVDs look far, far, better.

I got burned by the showing of the 1978 HALLOWEEN last year and promised myself I'd never again pay a premium to see such a poor presentation. They can call it HD all they want but it looks like VHS on a big screen to me.

I say don't bother reviving these movies if they don't have either a new 35mm print or a state of the art DLP version to run. You're better off watching a DVD at home.

Gald, I didn't go the POLTERGEIST, as I heard they even screwed the aspect ratio up!
oh that's why the Coachella 'film' I saw over at the Regal didn't look all that.

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