The newly released Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition on Paramount+ has been garnering positive reviews around the web. This new version practically demands to be seen on a large screen. So it’s not surprising that we have an update on the Fathom Events showings of film, and a few other little bits of TMP love as well.
Fathom Events adds a third day
Initially the showings were scheduled for only two days: Sunday May 22, and Wednesday May 25. Now Monday May 23 has now been added. Tickets are on sale now at fathomevents.com. Fathom also put out their own version of the DE trailer, included below.
Showings should be high quality
More good news about the Fathom showing comes from a fan asking producer David Fein on Twitter about the quality of the showings (hat tip to @StarTrekVisComp for calling attention to the interaction). Fathom events uses a variety of delivery mechanisms, including what is effectively just a special Dish Network satellite feed, so these events can have a wide variety of quality levels depending on the delivery mechanism.
Fein responded that he is expecting Fathom to use a Digital Cinema Package, which is the industry standard method for delivering feature films to movie theaters. So the quality is expected to be as good as any other current film distributed to theaters.
This is good news! This isn’t going to a stream shown on a big screen, it’s an actual Digital Cinema Package! https://t.co/fuKr4IU8ot
— Star Trek TMP Visual Comparisons (@StarTrekVisComp) April 13, 2022
The Director’s Edition team talks Trek and Robert Wise
Last week Paramount+ released a fun video that features the Director’s Edition team discussing their fandom and their mission to bring director Robert Wise’s preferred cut of the film into the modern era.
4K Theatrical and Director’s Editions Compared
YouTube movie fan My moonization has already grabbed a few scenes from the 4K/HDR versions of the theatrical version of TMP that was released in 2021 and the new Director’s Edition to compare.
The video is available on YouTube in 4K and HDR with compatible displays, and is best viewed on such equipment.
Find more news about Star Trek: The Motion Picture at TrekMovie.com.