'Star Trek: The Next Generation' journeys to Canadian cinemas


“Trekkers” across Canada are invited to the “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event,” a one-night in-theatre celebration on Monday, July 23 at 7:15 p.m. local time at select Cineplex Entertainment locations (7:30 p.m. at some locations).

The anniversary event marks the debut of the first season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on Blu-ray on July 24 and will feature two episodes that have been remastered from the original camera negatives during a multi-million-dollar restoration: “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore.” The episodes were handpicked by “Star Trek” experts and restoration consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, who chose “Where No One Has Gone Before” for its spectacular visual effects and its embodiment of the series’ central theme: wonder in exploring the unknown. They selected “Datalore” because it features the fan-favorite character Data and his evil twin, Lore.

“We’re thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ to a new generation,” said Ken Ross, executive VP and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “Seeing the episodes in a theatre setting is the perfect way to show off the pristine picture that high-definition allows, while also launching the first season on Blu-ray.”

Fans will be treated to specially recorded episode introductions by the Okudas and a glimpse of the new special features on the season one Blu-ray, including never-before-seen cast interviews. The evening will conclude with an extended preview of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation’ season two Blu-ray.

Tickets are available now at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex mobile apps, and online at www.cineplex.com/events (mobile site: m.cineplex.com).

Presented by Cineplex Entertainment and BY Experience, in association with CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, this event will be screened in 55 theatres across Canada through Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events division.