Star Trek: The Best of Both Worlds: The Experience

My husband and I went to see the one night only showing of The Best of Both Worlds last night at the AMC with Dine In theaters at Downtown Disney. Theater 9.

I have been a fan of Star Trek for a long long time.  I used to watch the original series (in re-runs, of course) with my favorite cousin Michael back in the 70’s on WPIX NEW York.

I was over the moon when the new series was announced back in the late 80’s. My friends and I couldn’t wait.  My  year old mind was blown when I saw Encounter at Farpoint.

Fast forward to 2012 when the first  episodes of  ST: TNG came to the big screen.  It was Datalore and Where No One has Gone Before.  Alas I did not go.   I wasn’t making that same mistake twice.  So as soon as I saw @jonathanfrakes post about it on twitter I bought my husband and I tickets.  This is my husband’s favorite ST:TNG episode and I thought he would enjoy it.

We got the the theater early and the place already had a lot of people in there. We found some seats at the top and settled in.  Rotating on screen was pictures of people who had “Borged themselves” interlaced with stills from the series in their original and restored states, as well as Episode trivia.

The first thing we saw was a vignette called “Creating the Borg.”  It was a behind the scenes look at the episode with commentary and interviews with the major players, and production people.  These people were included but not limited to, Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby and Michael Westmore (makeup).  Also interviews and commentary by Seth McFarland (Family Guy).  It was a really fun look back and interesting to see what these people now look like.

The episode itself was very enjoyable.  Much more so for me on the big screen than it ever was on the small screen.  It is now one of my favorite episodes and looked beautiful completely remastered.

The next thing was the blooper reel which was hilarious.  Then the Sneek peak at the remastered Blu-ray release of season four of the series.

It was a really fun time and we had a great audience to watch it with.  That makes all the difference.

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