'The Menagerie' To Screen In Theatres November 13By Christian
October 9, 2007 - 3:23 PM
The screening is being organised by CBS to promote the release of the first season of the Original Series on HD-DVD, a week later. Both episodes will be shown in their Remastered version, featuring updated effects and surround sound. In addition, the episodes will be preceded by a special introduction from Eugene 'Rod' Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and followed by a new 30-minute documentary going behind the scenes of the Star Trek Remastered project.
The event will begin at 7:30pm local time in nearly 300 participating AMC, Cinemark, Georgia Theatre Company and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres across the country. Tickets are now available for a price of $12.50 at local theatre box offices, as well as online at FathomEvents.com.
"The Menagerie" was the only two-part episode to air during the Original Series' three-year run. For a large part, the episode consists of footage from "The Cage," the unaired first pilot for the series that featured Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike.
To pre-order the Star Trek Remastered HD-DVD set, which contains the two parts of "The Menagerie" as well as all other episodes of the original Star Trek series' first season, please follow this link.