Theatrical Release Of Episodes

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by M.A.C.O., Nov 21, 2021.

  1. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    Several episodes (mainly from TNG) have had one night theatrical releases in theaters. From my recollection, the episodes I have seen were Q Who, Yesterday's Enterprise, Sins of the Father and Best of Both Worlds. I want to say it was to showcase the episodes in either 3D or IMAX. Similar to how TWOK will get limited theatrical releases for one night.

    It's a really cool thing Paramount does. I really dig it.

    There are over 800 episodes across 10 different series. What are some other episodes you think would make good theatrical releases?
  2. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 6, 2020
    Off the top of my head…

    The Way of the Warrior
    In The Pale Moonlight
    What You Leave Behind
    Year of Hell
    Broken Bow
    Azati Prime/Damage
    In A Mirror, Darkly
    Demons/Terra Prime

    The three-part arcs that Enterprise did in its final season would also make for an interesting experiment, since combined, they are basically films that last 2 hours and 15 minutes
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  3. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    There was some sort of contractual problem that came up after "The Best of Both Worlds" relating to showing TV episodes in theaters, which is why they didn't do it anymore as they remastered the rest of TNG.
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    The Wormhole
    IIRC, there was also a theatrical screening of the TOSR version of The Menagerie around 2007 or so.
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  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Off the top of my head, in terms of a self-contained compelling story and for the visual experience? It's a short list.

    1. "The City on the Edge of Forever" & "Amok Time" (TOS)
    2. "Yesterday's Enterprise" & "Sins of the Father" (TNG)
    3. "Reunion" & "Redemption" (TNG)
    4. "The Way of the Warrior" (DS9)
    5. "Caretaker" (VOY)
    6. "Scorpion" (VOY)
    7. "Year of Hell" (VOY)
    8. "The Vulcan Hello" & "Battle at the Binary Stars" (DSC Season 1, episodes 1-2)
    9. "Despite Yourself" through "What's Past Is Prologue" (DSC Season 1, episodes 10-13)
    10. "Such Sweet Sorrow" (DSC Season 2, episodes 13-14)

    11. "Remembrance" through "The End Is the Beginning" (PIC Season 1, episodes 1-3)
    12. "Absolute Candor" & "Stardust City Rag" (PIC Season 1, episodes 4-5)
    13. "The Impossible Box" through "Broken Pieces" (PIC Season 1, episodes 6-8)
    14. "Et in Arcadia Ego" (PIC Season 1, episodes 9-10)

    Yeah, I cheated with Picard, so sue me. PIC makes up for the TNG Movies and in my mind it's basically a 10-hour Prime Timeline Star Trek XI. So the whole thing deserves to seen on the Big Screen.
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  6. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    Sat down to examine my Trek Library. If the episodes were bundled together like this for a theatrical release, IMAX, 4K whatever. I'd pay to see these on the big screen. A lot of the early season multipart stories work well for theater experiences.

    TOS - Amok Time and Doomsday Machine

    TOS & ENT - Mirror, Mirror and In A Mirror, Darkly

    TNG - Q Who and Best of Both Worlds

    TNG - Yesterday's Enterprise and Sins of the Father

    TNG - Reunion and Redemption

    DS9 - The Jem'Hadar and The Search

    DS9 - Way of the Warrior and Apocalypse Rising

    VOY - Scorpion and Year of Hell

    VOY - Drone and Dark Frontier

    ENT - Broken Bow and The Expanse

    ENT - The Xindi, Azati Prime and Damage

    ENT - The Council, Countdown and Zero Hour

    ENT - Demons and Terra Prime

    Is that right? I had no idea.
  7. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    Yeah the ones they did were Fathom events showings, to showcase the remasters. I didn't see any of the TNG ones, but I remember seeing The Menagerie. There were about five people in the audience, and I was disappointed that there weren't any souvenirs for sale.

  8. Ssosmcin

    Ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    I'd be down with The Naked Time followed by Tomorrow is Yesterday just for grins since they were allegedly conceived as a two parter.
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  9. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    In Australia, the two parts of "The Menagerie" had a one-night presentation at our beautiful State Theatre in Sydney, to celebrate the return of TOS to primetime TV in 1981, for the first time for the whole series in colour.

    Ticket to the return of Star Trek
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    In 2007, Australian capital cities had theatre premiere nights to celebrate the release of TOS Season One in HD.

    Star Trek: The Menagerie
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    Theatres celebrated TNG's 25th anniversary in 2012 with "Where No One Has Gone Before" and "Datalore" on the big screen.

    TNG 25th anniversary
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    Because TOS didn't get a complete repeat run (after its first airing) Down Under, Star Trek Marathons ran monthly in a theatre from the mid 70s until 2000, but these were not sanctioned by Paramount.

    Star Trek Marathon flier, 1976
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr
  10. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    Far out, man! I had to look up the theater but seeing anything in such a place would be incredible.

    Thanks a million for sharing. I'd love for studios do to things like this again.
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  11. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Sydney's State Theatre?

    It's also where Sydney saw the gala Australian premieres of ST II and ST IV - and two of William Shatner's "Live!" shows:
    Shatner Live! at the State Theatre
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    The HD screening of "The Menagerie" in 2007 was at the just-as-opulent Hayden Orpheum in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne, which also screened - at my request - "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" for its 40th anniversary in 2019!

    Cremorne Orpheum
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr
  12. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 6, 2020
    If episodes are going to be mixed and matched in order to be bundled together, then that opens up more possibilities.

    TOS & TNG - The Naked Time, The Naked Now

    TNG – The Wounded, Chain of Command

    TNG & DS9 – Journey’s End, Preemptive Strike, The Maquis

    DS9 - For the Cause, For the Uniform, Blaze of Glory

    TNG, DS9 & VOY – Encounter at Farpoint, Q-Less, Death Wish

    VOY – Alliances, Basics

    ENT – The Andorian Incident, Shadows of P’Jem and Cease Fire

    ENT – Fortunate Son, Horizon

    ENT – Judgement, Bounty, The Expanse

    ENT – The Shipment, Proving Ground

    ENT – Cold Front, Future Tense, Storm Front

    ENT – Cold Station 12, The Augments, Affliction

    ENT – First Flight, Home, Divergence

    ENT & TOS – Minefield, Babel One, United, Balance of Terror

    ENT, TOS & DIS – Borderland, Bound, The Cage, Will You Take My Hand

    ENT & TOS – Observer Effect, Errand of Mercy

    DIS – The Sanctuary, Su’Kal, There is a Tide…, That Hope is You, Pt II
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  13. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Good days