Mark your calendars: The acclaimed ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ two-part episode ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ will be assimilated into theaters for a special one-night event at specified locations around the country on April 25th. Resistance is futile.
The details from the press release are as follows:
Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment are coming together again to celebrate the iconic series Star Trek: The Next Generation® with a special one night big screen event — “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds” on Thurs., April 25 at 7:00 PM (local time) in select cinemas nationwide.
Fans will enjoy this digitally restored and gloriously remastered presentation in high definition. The fascinating storyline follows the cybernetic alien race, the Borg, as they abduct and transform Capt. Picard into a half-Borg, half-human called Locutus. Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew must race against time to intercept the nefarious Borg cube before it reaches Earth to enslave humanity.
“Fans have been discussing these historic episodes since they first aired, and we’re excited to present them like never before, newly improved and on the big screen,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “This special event will ensure that The Best of Both Worlds will remain a classic throughout the 21st Century — and beyond.”
“After the success of the first two Star Trek: The Next Generation events, we couldn’t wait to bring additional seasons back to the big screen for fans to enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans will be absolutely thrilled with the presentation of these ‘Next Generation’ classics.”
The Next Generation, created by Gene Roddenberry, became the longest running series of the Star Trek franchise, consisting of 178 episodes over 7 seasons. “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds” is the first opportunity to see the third season finale and the fourth season premiere as a gloriously remastered full-length feature. Additionally, fans will be treated to special clips from “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Best of Both Worlds.”
Here is a full list of participating theaters. (Theaters and participants subject to change.) Tickets for the event are available now at participating theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com.