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Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed 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 newly-christened Enterprise-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But her maiden voyage turns into a disaster as the unprepared starship 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 succeeds out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. 78 years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he has been dead for 78 years. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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

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18 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£4,232,932 (UK) (17 February 1995)

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$75,668,868 (USA)
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This was the first movie to have a Website created to promote this. 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 catalogue 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 website was mentioned on the NCSA "What's New" site, and quickly became one of the most popular destinations on the fledgling World Wide Web. This website no longer works. See more »

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The apparent or implied speed of the ribbon changes tremendously throughout the movie. Judging by the way it's passing over Veridian III, it's obviously moving at a very small fraction of a speed of light. An object moving at near light speed (not to mention warp) would be well clear of the planet in less than a second (much less than a second for warp speed). The fact that the ribbon's trajectory was so significantly altered while already inside the Veridian system also indicates a small velocity. On the other hand, the ribbon traveled from Amargosa to Veridian system in just a few days, if not hours, which requires warp speed. Not a high warp, though, because the Enterprise could easily beat it to Veridian, but still, many times the speed of light. However, Data says that the ribbon "passes through our galaxy every 39.1 years", which suggests that it moves outside of the Galaxy in that time frame, and that requires ultra high warp - beyond Enterprise's capabilities. See more »

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[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?
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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Composed, Conducted and Produced by Dennis McCarthy
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More an episode than a movie
10 February 2002 | by (Michigan, usa) – See all my reviews

Star Trek:Generations rarely receives the credit it is due, and is generally written off as another one of the 'odd numbered' films. It's saving grace, however, is the fact that it contains many significant events in Trek history- The destruction of the Enterprise D, the death of Lursa and B'Etor, who held recurring roles in TNG and DS9, and the introduction of Data's emotions chip. One of the noticeable fumbles is the uncertain uniform change. The crew of the Enterprise randomly dons either the TNG uniform, or the Pre-First Contact DS9 one. Basically, Generations views more like a glorified episode than a movie. I would say that it is a good episode, ushering out the 7 year old Enterprise D, paving the way for the sleek new Enterprise E, as seen in "First Contact." The uniform issue is also solved in the next film, as the crew wears all new ones, eliminating the mix-and-match. If you have not seen Generations, watch it with the expectations you would have for a normal TNG episode, and you'll be pleased. Fans had to wait for a 'movie quality' feature, but the next film "First Contact" was well worth the wait.


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