Den 22 november 1996 var det amerikansk biopremiär för Star Trek: First Contact. I dag fyller TNG-besättningens mest populära film tjugo år.
Jubileumet uppmärksammas i en stor och läsvärd artikel i The Hollywood Reporter. Här är några citat:
Ron Moore, manusförfattare: Opening weekend, we rented a limo and Brannon [Braga] and I, we drove around and went theater to theater, stood in the back, watched various crowds watching the different sections of the movie, then we'd drive off to the next theater. It was really fun and it was just a great night. You could just feel the energy in the house, when you were there and they were watching the sequences. Cheers and laughter and gasps and you just knew it was working.
Brannon Braga, manusförfattare: When First Contact was released and did as well as it did, both critically and financially, I really felt — at least from my personal perspective — I never reached that height again. I would have great experiences on Voyager and became showrunner it and all that stuff, but there was just something about going out on Friday night to go pop into audiences and see that theaters were packed and people were cheering.It was a fun time.
Jonathan Frakes, regissör: Opening weekend, my wife and I went to stay in friends with Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and we stayed in a barn and I put my head down and one of my fondest memories from the entire weekend was I got a phone call from [original series star] Deforest Kelley, who I had only met briefly at Rick Berman's house. He was a neighbor of Rick's. And I guess he had seen the movie and he contacted Rick and asked Rick how to get in touch with me. And he called to congratulate me on how wonderful the movie is and on the success. And I carry that with me to this day.
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First Contact har en speciell plats i svenska trekkers hjärtan eftersom våra Star Trek-föreningar genom en gemensam kampanj lyckades övertyga filmens distributör UIP att låta filmen ha en biopremiär i Sverige. Något ingen Star Trek-film sedan tvåan hade haft. Vi fick dock vänta ända till maj 1997. West Coast Trekkers höll dock en smygpremiär redan i april på Star Treff 97 som samlade nästan 500 trekkers på biograf Draken i Göteborg.
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