On Thursday I got to take a break from doing ALL OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE and go see the screening of The Best of Both Worlds at the local movie theater.
The restoration of the episode gave it excellent video quality–the colors were brighter, the objects (and people) were crisper, and even the sound was better than what I get on Netflix. My only quibble with the episode came from the fact that they fused the two parts together so directly. I think removing the cliffhanger so completely robbed the story of some of its power. But that might just be me.
Everyone in the theater had a good time. People laughed together, people were grim together–the feeling in the room was electrifying. There was also a sense of comradery. Everyone was excited to see BoBW. It was like being at a midnight premier or at a con. Overall, it was definitely a great night.
Speaking of cons, the cast of TNG is going to be in Chicago during the last weekend of May/first weekend of June, and I only just found out about it. And, of course, tickets are all sold out. They’re going to have tickets available for the vendors/signing area, but they have some strange language on there that makes me wonder if we’ll be able to get autographs or photo ops with these tickets. Is there anyone out there with any knowledge regarding this? Has Creation Entertainment ever done this before? Any help would be swell.
Now, it’s back to the mines that is the end of the semester…