As previously reported the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation arrives on Blu-ray on July 24th. And in order to promote the release, CBS will be holding theatrical screenings across the USA in advance of the release. These one-day screening events are another great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. See below for more details.
Star Trek: TNG in HD on the Big Screen in July
CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment are planning on holding theatrical screenings for two HD remastered episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Monday July 23rd. The screenings will help promote the release of the first season of TNG, which comes out the next day. The news was first reported by TVShowsOnDVD and while CBS and Paramount are officially announcing anything at this time, TrekMovie has confirmed the report with our sources.
The two first season episodes chosen for the event are “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore.” The screenings will also show behind the scenes on the making of the remastered TNG (from the Blu-ray special features). Screenings will be held across the USA. TrekMovie will post an update when CBS makes the official announcement with pricing and theater list details.
All of this is to get you ready for Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, coming out July 24th. If you missed, TrekMovie has posted details on the set, along with a video clip and stills. The set is not yet available for pre-order in the USA. We will post an update when it shows up online.
TNG S1 box
Repeat of TOS event from 2007
This promotional screening plan is actually something that the home video team did before for the original Star Trek. Back on November 13th and 15th, 2007 there were screenings of the remastered version of “The Menagerie” (Parts 1 & 2) held at 300 theaters across the USA (and around the world) a week before the first season of Star Trek was released on HD DVD. See the trailer below.