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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Attention Sci-Fi Nerds and Leotard Fetishists!

Posted by on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM


Tomorrow night on the big screen!

This fall, Trekkers across the country can “make it so” with “Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2,” a one-night in-theater event on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:00 p.m. local time. Showcasing the series’ ongoing multimillion-dollar restoration, this special event will feature two of the most popular episodes from the second season: “The Measure of a Man” and “Q Who?”. The version of “The Measure of a Man” will be the first-ever extended cut of a “Star Trek®” episode, with the world premiere of 12 never-before-seen minutes during this special event. Additionally, fans will be treated to a sneak peek of great behind-the-scenes special features including a very special cast reunion, a documentary and an unseen outtakes/bloopers reel.

Participating local cinemas include AMC Pacific Place 11, AMC Southcenter 16, and AMC Kent Station 14.


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bugwitch 16
Are they planning on doing each season in theaters? Because I am super excited to see Best of Both Worlds, Chain of Command and All Good Things on the big screen.
Posted by bugwitch on November 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM · Report this
Sandiai 15
@8 Thanks Sheryl. I guess I should have figured.
Posted by Sandiai on November 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM · Report this
w7ngman 14
Measure of a Man. The episode where we discover that Star Fleet officers are not only pilots, explorers, soldiers, diplomats, engineers, and artists, but also lawyers.
Posted by w7ngman on November 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 13
I've noticed a change in denotation on the web lately.

When people say "Star Trek", they tend to mean Next Gen, not TOS.


Also, what is it with "Enterprise"? The cult doesn't seem to recognize it, though it has some of the best episodes made in the franchise.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on November 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM · Report this
Simone 12
Cool, but I probably won't be able to make it.
Posted by Simone on November 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 11
Sounds like a sniper's dream.
Posted by Free Lunch on November 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM · Report this
The point being they are showing 2 really good ST:TNG episodes from season 2 and extras.

Whether any other episodes of season 2 aside from these were good or bad is sort of beside the point.

I do remember Q became interesting and that was a very unexpected change from episode 1.

Posted by david on November 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM · Report this
I'm a big Trek fan but TNG was mostly pretty shitty. If it wasn't for the excellence of Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart it really wouldn't be watchable.

I've been re-watching TNG. TNG doesn't hold up very well. It doesn't have the originality or cool 1960's nostalgia of OS ST. TNG was basically flying around the galaxy in the lobby of 1980's Ramada Inn with biege furniture and burgundy carpet (complete with a useless new age therapist and techno-babbling teenager on the bridge) deliberately NOT getting into action sequences.

After seven seasons and 178 episodes there are really only a handful of standouts. One the best being "The Most Toys" in the third season.

Otherwise where it's not laughable, it's pretty boring.
Posted by tkc on November 28, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
@4 - It is also showing in a lot of Cinemark theaters. I know it is in the one here in Baton Rouge.

Check your local listings.

@6 - Season 2 was indeed a Pulaski season. For that reason alone, it isn't one of my favorites.
Posted by Sheryl on November 28, 2012 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 7
Season 2 isn't THAT bad... yeah, it generally doesn't hold a candle to the mid and late seasons, but it is infinitely better than season 1.

Along with the two episodes mentioned in the original post, season 2 has Time Squared which may be a little forced, but is still a creepy and interesting episode.
Also, Peak Performance, A Matter of Honor, and The Emissary all have some solid acting.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM · Report this
@2 Didn't season 2 have Pulaski, as well? [shudder] The post's picture is inaccurate by a season or 2.
Posted by Lumpmoose on November 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 5
I need to see if I can get to this... two of my personal favorite episodes.

"Commander Riker has dramatically demonstrated to this court that Lieutenant Commander Data is a machine. Do we deny that? No, because it is not relevant - we too are machines, just machines of a different type. Commander Riker has also reminded us that Lieutenant Commander Data was created by a Human; do we deny that? No. Again it is not relevant. Children are created from the 'building blocks' of their parents' DNA. Are they property?

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting."

This and the Drumhead quotation speech from S4 are probably his best.

"You know, there are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy: 'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we're all damaged. I fear that today…"
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on November 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
Sandiai 4
Dammit! I have to work. (Also, I live on the other side of the country). The Measure of a Man was riveting. That scene with Whoopie in ten-forward was jaw-dropping. I'm choking up just thinking about it.

Uggg Season One. A tar pool monster that eats Dianna Troi doesn't do it for ya?
Posted by Sandiai on November 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
@1, yeah, those were the only two episodes worth watching.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
Season fucking 2!?!?!?! That season sucked shit!! I mean it has Star Trek's ONLY flashback episode.

Season 4,5,6 or 7 I would be there in a heart beat.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 1
Both were amazing episodes!
The debut of the Borg and a philosophical discussion of ownership, human rights, and slavery.
What a step up from the altogether shitty season one.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM · Report this

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