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On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.
A prequel series, set 100 years before the original Star Trek series, which focuses on the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the formation of the Federation and the Earth-Romulan Wars. The series is set aboard the Earth ship Enterprise NX-01, captained by Jonathan Archer.
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
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47 reference: Data says that the ribbon will arrive at Veridian III in 47 minutes. See more »
Roads are visible in the background during the climatic fight sequence on Veridian III, which is supposed to be uninhabited. See more »
[the journalists are all talking at the same time, trying to get their questions in]
How does it feel to be back on the Enterprise bridge?
Captain Chekov, what are the most significant changes...
Captain Kirk, can I ask you a few questions?
Did you participate in the redesign?
We'd like to know how you feel about being...
I appreciate the...
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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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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