Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to bring Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home back to theaters to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary.

The film, which was released back in 1986, starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols. 

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home follows the crew of the Enterprise as they encounter a mysterious alien power that threatens the atmosphere of Earth in the 23rd Century. In order to save mankind Kirk and crew travel back to 1986 San Francisco.

While in 1986 San Francisco, “they encounter punk rock, pizza, and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything in the far reaches of the galaxy.”

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Along with the film, this special Fathom Event will also include the featurette “Three Picture Saga.”

The featurette sees the “cast and crew explore the back-story of one of the greatest story arcs in Science Fiction history –  Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.”

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Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas is excited about bringing the film back to the big screen.

He said, “We are so proud to work with Paramount to bring this Star Trek film back to theatres for the 35th anniversary.”

“Between being nominated for four Academy Awards® and the unconventional storyline, this film, in particular, deserves the big screen treatment,” he added.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home will arrive in select movie theaters on Thursday, August 19 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. It will also arrive on Sunday, August 22nd at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. All times are local. Tickets are on sale now.

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This 35th anniversary event also coincides with Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment releasing a couple of collections featuring the four original Star Trek films to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the very first Star Trek episode as well as a brand new Steelbook collection for Star Trek: The Original Series.

First, they will release Star Trek: The Original 4 Movies 4K Ultra HD/BLU-RAY Collection. This collection features the original four films in 4K Ultra HD.

A press release explains, “Newly remastered  from original elements for optimal picture quality, each film is presented with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10.”

It adds, “This exceptional collection includes four Ultra HD discs, as well as four remastered Blu-ray discs with hours of previously released bonus content.  Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (both the theatrical and director’s cut), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are presented on both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs, along with access to digital copies of the theatrical version of each film.”

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All four original films will also be available to purchase on Blu-ray The Blu-ray contains “hours of previously released bonus content” as well as the newly remasted versions of all four films including the theatrical and director’s cut of The Wrath of the Khan.

Finally, there will also be a Steelbook option for Star Trek: The Original Series, it is aptly titled Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series Steelbook.

It features “every episode in brilliant high definition, along with over nine hours of previously released special features, including cast and crew interviews, commentaries, documentaries and archival materials, the 20-disc set will be packaged in three stunning Steelbooks, all housed inside an eye-catching slipcase commemorating the 55 years of STAR TREK.”

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