“Star Trek: The Next Generation” on the Big Screen
CBS Paramount are set to promote the forthcoming Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One with a one-night event in theaters. On Monday, July 23rd, approximately 600 theaters will screen the remastered episodes, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore,” along with some behind-the-scenes content. The TV show was actually shot on film so there shouldn’t be a problem with the quality of the episodes being shown on a screen that size. How about it, Trekkies? Will you pay event ticket pricing to see two TV episodes on the big screen in this one-night-only event? What about you, movie fans? How do you feel about theaters being used to show what amounts to TV reruns?
In related news, soundtrack boutique label Intrada have just begun offering the expanded Star Trek V: The Final Frontier soundtrack album. The movie itself is generally derided (it’s ranked dead last in the franchise here on Flickchart), but Jerry Goldsmith’s score has always been held in high esteem. Last year, La-La Land Records issued a limited edition 2-CD set of the score, but it sold out in a hurry and has gone for $125-150 on eBay. Here’s another crack at one of the canon’s best loved scores! Intrada has redesigned the package to be consistent with their other Star Trek soundtracks. Disc One contains the complete score; Disc Two presents the original soundtrack album and several bonus tracks. Intrada’s $24.99 is far lighter on the wallet than eBay prices.