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Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

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In the late 23rd century, the gala maiden voyage of the third Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But the maiden voyage turns to disaster as the unprepared ship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely makes it out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. Seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he's been dead for seventy-eight years. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£4,232,932 (UK) (17 February 1995)

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£7,340,239 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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Maybe too fan-oriented
24 December 2001 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews



I've read countless different views on ST: Generations and i've come to believe that it mostly appealed to Star Trek fans rather than the general audience, in particular to those fond of The Next Generation tv series. As I consider myself a fan, i couldn't be more happy with the way the TNG crew debuted on the big screen. For me it's less of a "consumer" oriented movie and more of an insight into the relations of the TNG crew.

From the very beginning i could tell it was going to be a very emotional movie. And indeed, there were quite a few moments that touched my heart: Kirk's apparent death, Picard talking to Troi about his nephew's death, Data's funny, yet touching, babble, the image of the captain's home at Christmas, but also the moments of confrontation between Picard and Dr. Soren. I particularly liked the first time they meet in ten forward, when Soren grabs Picard and looks him straight in the eye. The psychologic tension is unbelievable and i can truly say that Patrick Stewart and Malcolm McDowell are explosive as hero vs villain.

The story holds up pretty well, with minor exceptions, probably noted only by the hardcore trekkers (the big question was "Why didn't Riker remodulate the shields frequency when he saw the klingons were shooting straight through them?"). Otherwise it manages to keep you watching, has some nice twists and ties-up some loose ends too. The cast do their parts pretty well, with Stewart, McDowell and Spiner standing out.

David Carson does a fine job in giving an overall more ominous feel to the ship as in the series. The yellow lighting works well and the modified interiors are also good. Still, i didn't understand why the footage of the exploding klingon ship had to be reused from ST VI (and not only). That kinda took away the joy of the moment for me.

All in all a good movie, not quite up to First Contact, but still a must see for any Star Trek fan and maybe not much so for one not acquainted with the Star Trek universe. 8 out of 10


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