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Trekkies called to attend "Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Celebration of Season 2"

November 09, 2012|Elliott Serrano, For RedEye

With all the news about Star Wars flooding the internet, it would stand to reason that Star Trek fans, aka "Trekkies" (or "Trekkers" if you're touchy about the nickname) would get a bit jealous. Well, here's a lil' sumtin' sumtin' for Star Trek nerds! Just like they did for Season One, CBS Home Entertainment is holding special screenings of two episodes from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Season Two!

(I attended the screening of Season One earlier this year with Star Trek uber-fan Shannon Downey and her world-famous Captain Jean-Luc Picard Action Figure, the same figure that William Shatner tried to drown at Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con this summer. It was a real hoot!)

Read the following announcement about the event and where you can buy tickets, then catch up with me at the bottom for a chance to WIN FREE TICKETS:

“Star Trek: The Next Generation® – A Celebration of Season 2” Event Beams into U.S. Movie Theaters

NCM® Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN Present a One-Night Event with Fan-Favorite Episodes Including the World Premiere of an Extended Version of ‘The Measure of a Man’ on Nov. 29

Special Event Will Precede the Blu-rayTM Debut of “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Second Season” on Dec. 4

Centennial, Colo. – Nov. 8, 2012 – This fall, Trekkers across the country can “make it so” with “Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2,” a one-night in-theater event on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:00 p.m. local time. Showcasing the series’ ongoing multimillion-dollar restoration, this special event will feature two of the most popular episodes from the second season: “The Measure of a Man” and “Q Who?”. The version of “The Measure of a Man” will be the first-ever extended cut of a “Star Trek®” episode, with the world premiere of 12 never-before-seen minutes during this special event. Additionally, fans will be treated to a sneak peek of great behind-the-scenes special features including a very special cast reunion, a documentary and an unseen outtakes/bloopers reel.

Tickets for “Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2” are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).

“We’re excited to give fans a rare chance to see ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ on the big screen, and be the first to see portions of new, original content that will be available on the season 2 Blu-ray,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment.

Presented by NCM® Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN, this event will be broadcast to more than 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

In addition to the two episodes featured in this event, fans will be treated to a sneak peek of newly-produced, historic 25-year reunion footage of the main cast members of “The Next Generation,” entitled “Reunification - 25 Years After Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Audiences will also see a specially-edited cut of “Making it So: Continuing Star Trek The Next Generation” – a first-hand perspective of the making of the second season, including the production of “The Measure of a Man” and “Q Who?”. Members of the show’s special effects team will reveal the secrets behind the creation of the villains The Borg, and writer Melissa Snodgrass shares stories about her landmark episode, “The Measure of a Man.” Additionally, fans will see a selection of outtakes and bloopers, transferred from original 35mm film for the first time.

“After the overwhelming success from this summer’s ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation - The First Season’ event, we couldn’t wait to bring the second season of ‘The Next Generation’ back to the big screen,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “This in-theater event is packed with exclusive, never-before-seen content and interviews, including a historical reunion of the cast members that no ‘Star Trek’ fan would want to miss.”

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