The quality of the restoration was first rate. I first saw this episode on a 12″ black-and-white TV set. There was no comparison. They started out with an introduction by Eugene Rodenberry with Michael Okuda and many others involved with the project. They gave many details about the history of the episode and the restoration process. After the introduction there was a commercial for the HD DVDs that are now for sale. After the episode there was a commercial for Season 2 coming in 2008.
In summary this was a fun geek evening — the crowd made the experience. The audience laughed when the camera focused on Shatner’s eyes and applauded when the credits rolled. This was a very enjoyable way to watch a classic episode.