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Old November 4 2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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idea- release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as promotion

I was thinking about the CBS Home video release of TOS "The Menagerie" in 2007 in cinemas.

and came up with the idea in a thread about re-releasing the Trek films to cinemas that thought CBS Home video could release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as a Blu-ray ENT series release promotional tie-in.

What do you guys think about it? Would you pay to see "Broken Bow" at the cinema for a limited 2-night only engagement screening?
[The entire pilot would play both nights]
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Old November 4 2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: idea- release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as promotion

I actually went to a cinema screening of "The Menagerie", at an ODEON in Birmingham, England a few years back. It was a great experience and I half expected the place to be empty. Surprisingly those attending filled the room at least 3/4 full and had travelled from miles around just to see it.

I honestly don't know that Enterprise would be the same kind of draw. My head comes to a different conclusion, than my heart. Maybe after the last film it would be a success, I don't know. Would I go see it? You bet I would! I loved Broken Bow and it's one of my favourite Star Trek pilots.

Closer to the next film, and hopefully with some detail leaked about its plot... the better idea would be to select a two or three parter which somehow paves the way for it.

For instance...

...the next one has Khan in it? ...or the Klingons?

Show Borderland/Cold Station 12/The Augments, perhaps with the remastered Space Seed.

...it features the Romulans?

Show Babel One/United/The Aenar together.

^ I've often thought how great that would work edited as a feature lasting just under 2 hours. Change the "Trip wants to jump ship to the Columbia" ending and add some better character introduction scenes from earlier in the season, plus the spacedock departure from Borderland.

That sort of made for TV but recut to make a film happened back when I was a kid with Battlestar Galactica. After the feature-length TV pilot was released to capitalise on the success of Star Wars, they edited together three more episodes "The Living Legend, I & II" (with Lloyd Bridges) and "Fire in Space" to form Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack.

The movie business is in no where as desperate a state as it was in the 1970's, so this kind of approach to have another film available quickly isn't likely today though.
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Old November 4 2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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Re: idea- release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as promotion

ChristopherPike wrote: View Post
the better idea would be to select a two or three parter which somehow relates to it.
For instance...

...the next one has Khan in it? ...or the Klingons?

Show Borderland/Cold Station 12/The Augments, perhaps with the remastered Space Seed.

...it features the Romulans?

Show Babel One/United/The Aenar together.

^ I've often thought how great that would work edited as a feature lasting just under 2 hours.
Interesting programming decisions that a small indie cinema could put together and fairly easily acquire from CBS Television to have a one-day limited engagement screening of 3 episodes back to back.
I can see only an independent cinema doing this (for the fans really) and not anything nationwide by CBS Home video marketing department as ENT is a series in the past and may confuse the mainstream nuTrek fans. Tieing in a promotion to Trek XII to ENT would lead to confusion.




Change the "Trip wants to jump ship to the Columbia" ending and add some better character introduction scenes from other earlier in the season, plus the spacedock departure from Borderland.
Hey wait a minute. Now you are talking about something completely different. Editing & story changes to already completed episodes. Entirely different idea...
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Re: idea- release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as promotion

^ Yeah, guilty as charged. Different than just showing something that already exists.

You caught me in the middle of an edit...

...and a total flight of fantasy too!
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Old November 7 2009, 04:17 AM   #5
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Re: idea- release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as promotion

jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
I was thinking about the CBS Home video release of TOS "The Menagerie" in 2007 in cinemas.

and came up with the idea in a thread about re-releasing the Trek films to cinemas that thought CBS Home video could release "Broken Bow" to cinemas for 2 nights as a Blu-ray ENT series release promotional tie-in.

What do you guys think about it? Would you pay to see "Broken Bow" at the cinema for a limited 2-night only engagement screening?
[The entire pilot would play both nights]
Yep I would pay quite a lot to see that. I think it's a nice idea as the promotion of the Blu-ray.
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