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Star Trek: Generations (1994)

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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Two captains. One destiny. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 7  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,232,932 (UK) (17 February 1995)


$75,668,868 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first major-studio motion picture to have a Web site created to promote it. The site was launched at generations.viacom.com on October 28, 1994, three weeks before the release of the film.

The site featured a graphical interface resembling the LCARS display of the Enterprise. Site content included
  • video of both versions of the movie trailer

  • audio clips and photos

  • cast and crew biographies

  • shopping from a catalog of Star Trek videos on VHS (and an 800-number to call to order)

  • a downloadable "interactive kit" with images and videos and a simple game

  • a fan survey on Star Trek favorites and on-line access

The site was mentioned on the NCSA "What's New" site and quickly became one of the most popular destinations on the fledgling World Wide Web. See more »


When the Klingons are observing the display from Lt. Commander La Forge's compromised visor, the tactical display, and the comment from one of the Klingons is that the "Shield Modulation" is 257.4MHz. That is a frequency, not a type of modulation; i.e. AM, FM, F1B, etc. See more »


[first lines]
[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?
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Deck 15
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User Reviews

Loved It!!! Great Transition From Old to New Generation
18 August 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Despite some other people's reviews on this site, I thought this was an EXCELLENT Star Trek film. In fact, this is probably one of my favorites of the films. I thought everything about this film was above average, the story, the special effects, the acting, the directing...EVERYTHING!

I thought the story was absolutely brilliant and quite inventive. I really loved seeing the two captains fighting and working together. Also, I love the idea of this place, "The Nexus", a place where time has no meaning, you can relive all of your favorite memories and your dreams become a reality. I thought the story was excellent.

The special effects in this film were definitely above par! There are several scenes that just made my jaw hit the floor because they looked so good and were done so well. I've noticed a few people have complained that they used the exact same footage of the Klingon bird-of-prey exploding that was used in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", but I say "if they're going to use some archive footage to save some money and put that money into the other special effects that they need for the movie, more power to them" ! Besides, the scene is such a tiny scene in the movie and it wasn't the climax of the film anyway, so where's the problem?

The acting and directing are top notch in this film. I thought all of the actors did a fantastic job. William Shatner pulls off a great performance in his final Star Trek film, as well as James Doohan and Walter Koenig. The Next Generation cast does a great job as well, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden and Whoopi Goldberg all pulled off great performances! Malcolm McDowell did a fantastic job as the antagonist in this film! I also really enjoyed seeing Alan Ruck and Jenette Goldstein in the film, although they both had very small roles.

All in all, I thought this was a great addition to the Star Trek series and a great transition from the original Star Trek crew to the new Star Trek crew. Also, I love this film because you need to know very little about the original Star Trek films to enjoy this film. The only thing you need to know is that James T. Kirk (William Shatner) is the star of the original films and that Scotty (James Doohan) and Chekov (Walter Koenig) co-starred. Also...it may be useful to know that Commander Sulu was another one of the original crew members (but not terribly important). Anyhow, I would definitely recommend this film to any sci-fi fan and to anyone that likes the Star Trek films. I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks for reading,


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