Star Trek should really do a marathon of its first six films.
Star Trek and Paramount brought Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan back to theaters this past fall and it was a big deal. Fans love that film and it was something fans celebrated. While every Trek fan has seen the film and probably owns one of the hundred-dozen remasterings of it, not every fan has experienced the film in the theaters.
So it was something to do as a family or as part of a small friend group to experience together. This got me thinking, why not just do this with the entire six films from the Original Series of films?
Sure, you’re looking at 12+ hours of movie watching and it’s not for everyone, but that’s part of the challenge. Can you watch all six movies in a row? You wouldn’t have to, you could buy tickets to specific films, come and go as you please, or take a nap and miss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier entirely. After all, the crew slept through that production.
It’d be a fun, rare opportunity for fans to come together in select theaters to check it out.
Star Trek would be wise to put something back in theaters with Star Trek 4’s debacle still looming
Re-releasing old Trek properties in theaters isn’t new. We mentioned how Wrath of Khan was brought back in 2022, and about a decade ago Trek released the Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 and 2 as a “film” that was released for a limited-time offering through Phantom Events.
I went to see that, it was awesome.
So why not do a marathon? It’s not like Star Trek 4 is anywhere close to releasing, and considering how disastrous that whole thing has been, they need some goodwill.