Positioned prominently on the list of Things I Did Not Get For Christmas is the remastered Blu-ray box set of the second season of ST:TNG. If you haven’t heard, Paramount is re-releasing all seven seasons of the best Star Trek show ever made in glorious high definition, complete with tons of bonus features and meticulously re-rendered digital effects. (That would be enhanced original effects, not hideous Han-stepping-on-Jabba’s-tail effects.)
The set came out earlier this month but this 10-minute gag reel just hit the internets so that’s why I’m writing it up now. Also because I take great pleasure in posting anything Trek-related as part of my ongoing campaign to educate the captain of our little Starship Enterprise, ImperviousRex, who is tragically uninitiated into the wonders of Gene Roddenberry’s masterpiece. Someday I’ll write the boss man a love letter explaining all the reasons he is wrong, wrong, wrong. In the meantime, treat yourselves to some crazy outtakes: Worf smiles! Picard shimmies! Dr. Pulaski is actually somewhat likeable!
I’ve never cared for Star Trek. Not in any iteration. Yet I loved JJAbrams Star Trek from a few years ago, being one of the few movies I’ve seen multiple times in a theater. And after the endless talk of a sequel, little of which has materialized (directly in front of my eyes; my love for the franchise stops at the moment I have to type anything into Google), voila! we have this new poster (which better people than me have pointed out that it bears a striking resemblance to a certain recent Batman film). The title though… Star Trek Into Darkness? Are they missing punctuation? Seems a little too Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me. Maybe that’s just me. MAYBE THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS OUT OF ORDER.
(via Topless Robot)
Exactly 46 years ago America was introduced to Gene Roddenberry’s science fiction masterpiece. It is not an understatement to say the world became a little smaller and a lot more wondrous on that fateful Thursday night. Google has a cute little doodle up to mark the occasion, but I say the best way to celebrate is to sit down tonight and enjoy a few magical episodes. Netflix has the entire series available on its streaming service, and every episode is remastered in beautiful high definition. Boldly watch.