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Therin of Andor March 11 2013 09:04 AM

Trek movies on the big screen in London!
 
How exciting! My current, first, trip to London - and bravery learning how to plan a solo journey on the Tube - coincided with a screening of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (theatrical version) yesterday at the Cinema Museum, near Kennington.

A Facebook friend sent me a link with only hours to spare, causing me to reorganize my day. It was soooo worth it!

I was hoping some TrekBBS people might have been there, but most seemed to be Cinema Museum regulars, and me. They were a very friendly and welcoming bunch! And, for the price of your ticket to two movies, you get to roam the museum, which is filled with exhibits of wonderful movie theatre memorabilia from decades past!

ST:TMP was paired with Shatner's disturbing b/w film he made with Roger Corman: "The Intruder" from 1962: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055019/ which I'd never seen before. Reminded me a bit of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and even "The Twilight Zone" - in fact it had acting appearances by SF and TZ writers as actors (Charles Beaumont, who also wrote the screenplay, TOS's George Clayton Johnson, in his distinctive, long, white beard, and even William F Nolan).

I really hope London's SF media community embraces this planned season of TMP thru to "Generations". Remember to book: the theatrette only takes 36 patrons.

A really great idea for showcasing the work of the ST actors! You have six more chances of getting there! (Probably too far for me to come. Where's my transporter?)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8...d4a3bc0ab1.jpg
Cinema Museum Star Trek poster by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

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Cinema Museum, London by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk/2013/star-trek-season/

RAMA March 16 2013 02:53 AM

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This is great! I'd love to see STTMP on the big screen. My first exposure to it was at a friend's campground. They showed the movie on an old style film projector on a large screen (but not cinema sized screen). I recall a lot of people being bored...I might have been around 12 or 13.

RAMA

Therin of Andor March 26 2013 10:49 AM

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April 14th is not far away. I know the organisers are hoping to get a good roll up for "Star Trek II" screening on a double bill with Director Nimoy's "The Good Mother". Sadly, I'll be in Scotland by then...

Indysolo March 26 2013 07:49 PM

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Which version of TMP was shown?

LOKAI of CHERON March 26 2013 08:27 PM

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Indysolo wrote: (Post 7854544)
Which version of TMP was shown?

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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 7786087)
How exciting! My current, first, trip to London - and bravery learning how to plan a solo journey on the Tube - coincided with a screening of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (theatrical version) yesterday at the Cinema Museum, near Kennington.

:techman:

Indysolo March 26 2013 08:41 PM

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Oh missed that part. Print or digital?

Therin of Andor March 26 2013 10:33 PM

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Indysolo wrote: (Post 7854544)
Which version of TMP was shown?

The theatrical.

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Indysolo wrote: (Post 7854817)
Oh missed that part. Print or digital?

No rental print was available so they had to go digital, but it looked spectacular! The last time I saw a print version in a cinema, it was quite ragged.

Keep in mind that this is a 35-seater theaterette, but it was meeting other people attracted to the event, and enjoying a communal viewing, that was the best bit.

Therin of Andor April 15 2013 09:31 AM

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I just heard back from the Cinema Museum that the roll up for yesterday, for the ST II and "The Good Mother" double bill, was "slightly better" than the first screening. I'm now in Scotland - a rather long commute to Kennington - and I'll be back in Oz for all the others. Sigh.

Are there no UK ST fans interested in seeing the ST films amongst other fans, in real cinema seats, and opportunities to chat about the films before, between and after the screenings?

Therin of Andor July 26 2013 02:03 PM

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Ah! The Cinema Museum is persisting with its original schedule! Upcoming is ST V and "Truck Turner" (with Nichelle Nichols):

http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk/2013/...-truck-turner/

Kinokima July 27 2013 04:18 PM

Re: Trek movies on the big screen in London!
 
How neat, but sadly I am not anywhere near London.

I like how they are pairing up the Star Trek films with other work the actors did.

I recognize that Wrath of Khan is paired up with The Good Mother directed by Nimoy
Search for Spock is paired up with Fear in the Night starring a 27 year old De Kelley.

I don't recognize the other stuff though.

Therin of Andor July 30 2013 02:17 PM

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"The Intruder", with Shatner, reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Twilight Zone". "Pretty Maids All in a Row" guest stars Doohan and is a whodunnit mixed with "The Graduate", written and produced by Roddenberry.

Still to come is Nichols in "Truck Turner". "Return to the River Kwai" with Takei was the movie that caused the actor to miss some great episodes of TOS in Season 2, much to Koenig's benefit. "InAlienable" is a 2008 science fiction film with horror and comic elements, written and produced by Koenig and featuring Marina Sirtis, Alan Ruck, JG Hertzler, Tim Russ, Patricia Tallman, Gary Graham, Richard Hatch, Walter's wife, Judy Levitt - and the since-deceased Andrew Koenig, their son.

MacLeod July 30 2013 10:44 PM

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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 7946152)
I just heard back from the Cinema Museum that the roll up for yesterday, for the ST II and "The Good Mother" double bill, was "slightly better" than the first screening. I'm now in Scotland - a rather long commute to Kennington - and I'll be back in Oz for all the others. Sigh.

Are there no UK ST fans interested in seeing the ST films amongst other fans, in real cinema seats, and opportunities to chat about the films before, between and after the screenings?

No doubt they are, just perhaps not in London.

Therin of Andor August 4 2013 01:59 PM

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MacLeod wrote: (Post 8447587)
No doubt they are, just perhaps not in London.

London does have a pretty big population, I thought. :vulcan:

Lonemagpie August 4 2013 02:09 PM

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Ahem,

http://startrekmarathontheritz.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you're anywhere near Lincoln on 30th November, there's always this. All 12 movies over two days. Jim Swallow and myself will be along...


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