Menagerie bows in theatres
Next month will mark the release of the remastered 10-disc DVD (and HD-DVD) set of the original Star Trek series, and the Trek publicity machine has been busy. We’ve seen an asteroid named for George Takei, both Takei and Nichelle Nichols appearing on Heroes (which also houses the proto-Spock), and the world will even witness William Shatner’s upcoming receipt of the Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award in Paris in December.
But for some Trekkers, that just isn’t enough. They need their own version of the Buffy musical phenomenon. And the powers that be are more than happy to oblige, at $12.50 a pop.
On November 13, the two-part remastered version of "The Menagerie," made using footage from the original ST pilot "The Cage," will be shown in select theatres throughout North America. The event will include an "in-theatre exclusive greeting from creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry" and of course the evening wouldn’t be complete without the mandatory making-of-behind-the-scenes self-congratulations. Bear in mind, the "event content," as it’s called, will be shown in its original (TV) format, 4×3.
Some of us are just looking forward (or backward, as the case may be) once more to a female Number One.