I went to the movies last night, and it was to watch a TV show. The Best of Both Worlds, the biggest sci-fi show cliffhanger ever, got the Blu-Ray treatment, and so it also got a theatrical event. There were three main parts to the show. First, a making-of feature talking to the starts, writers, producers and costumers that was quite a bit of fun. I had no idea that the actress that played Shelby (Elizabeth Dennehy) was Brian Dennehy’s daughter. Lots of fun insights into how TV shows got made back then, and the discussion of how the Borg costumes came to be was great, but Patrick Stewart stole the whole thing with his opening and closing bits. I believe much of this is on the Blu-Ray.
Next was the actual episode itself. The Blu-Ray transfer was what you’d expect, and it looked better than I expected. I hadn’t watched it for a while, and I still felt pulled into the story as much as I did the first time I saw it.
The night ended with a gag reel (also on the Blu-Ray), and it killed. Really funny at times, but the one bit from Guinan (won’t spoil it) had me in tears.
If you missed last night’s event, I highly recommend buying the disc. Tons of fun.