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What a great marketing idea: they actually got us to pay (through the nose) to see a commercial! This was the remastered edition of the classic Star Trek episode "The Menagerie", in a special one-night-only (now two-nights only) theater presentation. The feature opened with a 30-minute clip from Gene Roddenberry's son, discussing the remastering project, and the oh-by-the-way release next week of the first season's remastered episodes on HD-DVD. The behind-the-scen es clips of the remastering project were nothing that hasn't been on the internet for months. A few very short shots of home movies from one of the 1960s extras were mildly interesting, but will apparently be a featured extra on the new discs. As for "The Menagerie" itself: unfortunately, there was very little that was changed in this one, with the exception of a few planet views, a few quick Enterprise flybys, and the Starbase shuttle following Enterprise. While the visual quality is undoubtedly better than what has been seen before, by the time it was blown up to theater size, it was back to about what you're used to seeing on TV. Overall, this was not the "must see" event many Trekkies may want and believe it to be. Especially since it cost $12.50 each for me and my son (when tickets would normally cost $8.50 and $6.50 in that same theater) I'd recommend passing up the rerun they have planned for Thursday night, and putting the money toward buying the DVDs next week.
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