Resistance Is Futile (Updated)

Earlier this week “Star Trek” fans in Sydney, Australia were treated to an early premiere of “Star Trek into Darkness” presented by Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. Fans unable to travel “down under” must remain content with waiting a few more weeks while avoiding the spoiler outbreak on the internet. Until then, see one of the most beloved and award winning science fiction episodes on the big screen for one night only.

Celebrating the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Season Three “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, NCM Fathom Events partners with CBS Home Entertainment to bring the iconic two-part cliff-hanger “The Best of Both Worlds” as one seamless, uninterrupted story completely restored with new CGI effects to over 550 select theaters around the US on April 25. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the NCM Fathom Events website.

Ten lucky fans will be attending the event thanks to Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek, the universe’s renowned Star Trek authority. After the successful giveaway last year for ST:TNG Season 2, Nemecek hosted a contest on his TREKLAND website to win tickets for fans in Boston, Cleveland, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Warp over to TREKLAND for more information about the winners and view a trailer for the “Best of Both Worlds” Blu-Ray.

Trekkies unable to attend the screening in person can still experience the “Best of Both Worlds” by tuning into TREK RADIO for live on-air coverage from screenings coast to coast. Partnering with NCM Fathom Events, Trek Radio is sending representatives to a dozen cities across the country at the following locations:

Fresno Stadium 21 plus IMAX – Fresno, CA
DJ Deyvid (Warrior’s Den)

Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 – Los Angeles, CA
DJs Adam and Andrew (The Jew and the Gentile Show)

Cinemark 14 – Long Beach, CA
DJ Risa (Terra Nova and Flashback Lunch)

San Jose Oakridge 20 with XD – San Jose, CA
Adrianne (Priority One) & Jesse (Cryptic Studios)

Spokane, WA – Roland

Cinemark Allen 16 – Allen, TX
TX Trekkie Gurl (Geeky Adventures)

El Paso, TX – Larry Nemecek (Trekland)

San Antonio, TX – Cushmanzadah

AMC Empire 25 – New York, NY
Elijah (Priority One) & Leah (Trek It Out)

Snowden Square 14 – Columbia, MD
Gettysburg (The G & T Show)

Easton Town Center 30 – Columbus, OH
DJ Randall (Quantum Universe)

Cinemark at Valley View with XD – Valley View, OH
Maverick (STOked Radio and Jupiter Station)

Tampa, FL – Michael Hinman (Airlock Alpha)

“The Best of Both Worlds” comprising the third season finale and the fourth season premiere first aired during summer 1990. The first episode won Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Art Direction” and “Outstanding Sound Editing.” In 2008, Empire magazine ranked “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on their list of “The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time” and cited “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II” as the show’s best episode.

This two-episode arc has been digitally remastered as a full-length feature, presented in high-definition. Audiences will also enjoy the documentary, “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this story. The remastered third season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Best of Both Worlds” compilation Blu-ray/DVD is scheduled for release April 30.

Fathom Events


Across the U.S., Trek Radio DJs, podcasters and friends had a great time at the Star Trek: TNGBest of Both Worlds” theatrical screening thanks to NCM Fathom Events. We took photos and interviewed several movie-going Star Trek fans attending the event in various cities. The interviews have been assembled into a montage and are now available for streaming anytime in our On-Demand section.

Fathom Events’ Best of Both Worlds

In addition to live on-location interviews, several of the attendees tweeted from the event to @TrekRadio and @FathomEvents using the hashtags #TrekRadio #FathomEvents and #BOBW:

All of us at Trek Radio would like to thank Fathom Events for presenting Star Trek: The Next Generation on the big screen and for granting us access to cover the wonderful event. We look forward to attending and covering future Fathom screenings and events.

by Deyvid