Just Saw TNG On The Big Screen And It Reminded Me Of How Good Star Trek Really Is
So, we just got back from the Fathom Events Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2 at our local theater (or movie house as the older folks call it) and had a total blast. The event featured "Q Who?" and "The Measure of a Man" episodes, plus a plethora of behind the scenes interviews and making-of docs. We also got a see a lengthy preview of the TNG 25th anniversary round table with the next gen cast from Calgary last April. It was really cool to watch the cast interacting with one another outside of a convention stage. They really do have a great chemistry. The event itself was a lot of fun, the picture quality and sound were remarkable. It's amazing what CBS has done to a 25 year-old show. Fathom also produced an excellent event with an interesting mixture of episodes and supplemental features.
For us here at Subspace Communique, it's easy to get cynical and cliche about Star Trek when you're living Trek fandom day-in and day-out. But, tonight helped us remember how important The Next Generation was for its time and place. Just like all of the other series from TOS to Enterprise. "The Measure of a Man" is a beautiful reminder that Star Trek was and is a mirror for society. You can learn a great moral and sociological lesson from those cheesy sets and tight jump suits. If you missed tonight's viewing, take the time to watch "The Measure of a Man", or maybe The Drumhead" or "In The Pale Moonlight". It doesn't have to be these episodes, maybe another rings truer for you. Just watch, and take in the awesomeness that is Star Trek at its best.
I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but we can learn a lot from those fine folks in the 23rd and 24th centuries.
P. S. I really CAN'T WAIT to see season three in HD and for the next Fathom TNG big screen event.