It was Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott who delivered one of the best lines from Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), perhaps the most delightful and uplifting cinematic adventure in all of Trek’s trips to the silver screen. Honestly, the film is rife with great lines and fun performances in a surprisingly feel-good style that Science Fiction and Fantasy doesn’t often entertain; and director Nimoy intended it as such, saying in an interview at the time that they’d dealt with life and rebirth in the previous two films so why not do something completely different and end the trilogy with a few laughs.
Indeed, Trek enthusiasts consistently rank The Voyage Home as one of the franchise’s best films.
To celebrate the feature’s thirty-fifth anniversary, Fathom Events is bringing it back to the silver screen – where all great films deserve to be seen – in a special two-night presentation this August 19th and 22nd in select theatres. Fans interested in finding the participating locations closest to them can check Fathom’s website right here: simply put in your zip code, and the search engine will direct you accordingly. It looks like you can even already purchase tickets for the affair. It would appear – at least, this seems to be the case on the theatres closest me – that each day has two showtimes as well, perhaps making it easier for everyone to secure a seat in what works best for them.
I’ve been to several of these Fathom Events. The films are often introduced (onscreen) by a guest speaker – usually an actor or someone learned on the film – and they even produce short featurettes that highlight what’s special about it. It appears that they’ve done the same with The Voyage Home as the website lists there’s an extra titled ‘Three Picture Saga’ which promises that the cast and crew will be discussing their experiences in putting this wonderful little adventure together. So consider that some new content to look forward to!
Highest recommendation! Get your tickets today, fans!