Two remastered episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation were shown theatrically
on Monday in the US, Canada, and Australia, to tie in with today's release of season 1 on Blu-ray. If you caught the screening, missed it, or never had a chance, I thought it would be a good time to present this April 2012 cast reunion
at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. All the regulars were there, including demi-godish Patrick Stewart (previously
), Denise Crosby, and Wil Wheaton. Diana Muldaur fans will be disappointed. Seeing these videos may result in an anomalous time loss of several hours, but you may as well get it out of the way before the Olympics.Alternate view, first of 5 parts
Total show runs about 1h 15m. Thankfully, this panel is slated to be released officially on the season 2 Blu-ray set.
Along with the main feature, they were preceded by smaller, more intimate panels. In particular, Burton, Dorn, and Spiner are much less laconic here than they are in the above:
Burton, Spiner, and Wheaton
Dorn, Frakes, and Sirtis
Alas, I don't think Gates did a panel. And I have to say that Wheaton actually seemed to come off as the most mature and insightful voice that night.
And if you still want more, you may also enjoy this "Captain's Summit"
special hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, featuring Stewart, Frakes, Shatner, and Nimoy, from 2009. ~1h 10m
And, if you're tempted to give into snark and laugh at the cast members who have aged less gracefully, or whose names aren't Patrick, I'm sure the Youtubers have taken care of that.
Spiner himself chimes in with: "We had a contest to see who looked the worst. I won." A 2010 clip of his also explains why Spot
was not at the reunion.