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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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This was the first Star Trek film to be produced and filmed after the death of Gene Roddenberry. Following his death, the Star Trek creative team began using story ideas and concepts that Roddenberry was opposed to, which included the teaming up of Star Trek (1966): The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) characters. See more »

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The plot is based on the premises that the energy ribbon moves in a fixed 39.1 year loop and that its trajectory is completely predictable and affected by gravitational forces. Such combination of requirements is physically and logically impossible. If the ribbon travels at warp speed, no known force could make it move in a closed loop - it will go out of our galaxy in a nearly straight line, never to return. If it moves slowly enough to have its trajectory curved into a closed orbit, it may take millions of years to complete one such orbit, since it must go outside of the Galaxy, or at least well beyond the explored space (otherwise there is no need to wait for it to return). Moreover, in this case its trajectory will be so severely distorted due to passages near various stars that it will be unlikely to return to the same region of the Galaxy next time. The only explanation for all this is that the ribbon does move at high warp but is controlled by something other than the known forces, which keeps it in a stable 39.1 year orbit around the Galaxy. But in such a case, its trajectory changes cannot be predictable through gravity calculations, especially to such a high degree as seen in the movie. In any case, the plot crumbles. See more »

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[the journalists are all talking at the same time, trying to get their questions in]
Journalist #3: How does it feel to be back on the Enterprise bridge?
Journalist #1: Captain Chekov, what are the most significant changes...
Journalist #3: Captain Kirk, can I ask you a few questions?
Journalist #1: Did you participate in the redesign?
Journalist #3: We'd like to know how you feel about being...
Kirk: I appreciate the...
Harriman: Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me. There will be plenty of time for questions later. I'm Captain John Harriman and I'd like to welcome you all ...
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Theme from Star Trek (1966)
Music by Alexander Courage
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An engaging adventure with exciting action and an interesting story.
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

*** out of ****

Star Trek: Generations stands out, in my mind, as the most underrated of all the Trek installments. Fans of the original series may not like the transition from old to new, but I personally prefer the crew of The Next Generation, and having been familiar with these characters through the show's seven season run on TV, seeing them on the big-screen was a welcome sight. Personal preference aside, Generations does a fine job of delivering an engrossing tale packed with exciting action and understated humor.

The plot involves an energy ribbon called the Nexus, a place where time has no meaning, where you can live out your greatest joys without fear or worry.

A near deranged scientist, named Soran (Malcolm Mcdowell), has amassed a horrific plan to enter the Nexus, one which could cause monumentous destruction and kill hundreds of millions. It becomes a race as the crew of the Enterprise-D struggles to find Soran before disaster strikes.

Generations has a fair share of problems, but for the most part, it's a very entertaining adventure boosted by excellent special effects and good performances. The film's highlight is the spectacular crash of the Enterprise, one of the most harrowing, exhilarating action sequences of any of the Star Trek films. Then, of course, there's the meeting between the two captains, Picard and Kirk, a memorable union that symbolically passes the torch and ends on a poignant note, which is enough to ignore the plot holes in the climax. Definitely recommended, Generations is a good stand-alone film and makes for an enjoyable warm-up to the superb First Contact.


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