The Borg go back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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 »
[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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Because I could tear this film apart from beginning to end, I'll strip my comments down to the essentials...
Imagine some Paramount execs in a meeting. One of them says "Hey, let's have a crossover between the generations." Another says "Yeah, good idea, but let's only have Kirk meet Picard and let's kill him in a fifteen minute cameo." The Paramount guys throw their arms in the air with joy.
Answer me this: How do you kill off one of the biggest pop-culture heroes of all time and not upset everybody at the same time? It's simply impossible. Those idiots.
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