Saturday, October 20, 2007

Menagerie Trek Nights and 10-disc boxed set in HD

A second Menagerie Star Trek night has just been added in theatres across america and canada starting on November 13th and 15th. Due to popular demand, trekkie/trekker afficionados from all over the sci fi fabric of reality, will get to discover our Trek Heroes exploits behind and in front of the screen enhanced by computer generated animation.

A week after the special screenings, the entire first season of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” from Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment, will be available in High-Definition DVD for the first time. The 10-disc boxed set offers the best of both worlds with each disc offering a Standard-Definition picture on one side and a High-Definition picture on the other. The set will be available on Nov. 20th. Remember, Spacerguy has given the word!.

Have fun trekkers, why not trek over to my "new star trek season one in hd dvd's" post for the details.

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Star Trek TOS Hits The Big Screen

On November 13th at 7:30 p.m. local time, “Star Trek: The Original Series” is being beamed onto the big screen in a special one night event in select movie theatres across the U.S.A. and Canada. Cinemas will feature the original series episodes “The Menagerie” Part 1 and 2, digitally remastered in High-Definition and Cinema Surround Sound.

Fans will also be greeted by an introduction from creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, and given a behind-the-scenes look at how the star trek episodes were digitally re-mastered from the original 1966 negatives. Trekkies will experience the reinvention of Star Trek's "old Tv Show Special Effects" now digitally remastered using new High Definition, CGI animation.

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The orchestral re-recording of the show’s theme music was re-recorded with modern, digital age recording techniques and better microphones using the original notes from the old archives. Greg Smith (Conductor) was thrilled with the new Star Trek recording.

"We're being very truthful and faithful to the original notes because its sacred hollowed ground, this theme."

Experience the Star Trek Buzz! Trekkies will be beaming in from all over the galaxy, to view this new historic 30-minute in-theatre exclusive featurette. Woo Hoo! I'm excited. Why? because I'm a trekkie too!

“Star Trek” debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 on NBC in the U.S., telling the story of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission, “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock starred in the series which addressed issues of the 1960s including war and peace, imperialism, class warfare, racism, human rights, sexism and feminism.

After just three seasons, the show was cancelled and the last episode aired on June 3, 1969, but it became popular in reruns and a cult following developed. The “Star Trek” franchise went on to include the TV series “Star Trek: Next Generation” (1987-1994), “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993-1999), “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995-2001), “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2001-2005), and Star Trek: “The Animated Series” (1973-1974) as well as 10 feature films.

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!

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