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.
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.
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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Interestingly, when Picard is relating his family's history, he mentions that he was often told about a Picard who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. Picard is French, and the Battle of Trafalgar (fought at a Spanish port) was a catastrophic loss for the French, and a decisive British victory. The combined French/Spanish fleet lost twenty-two of their forty-one ships in the battle, without inflicting a single loss on the British. So why the Picards should choose to brag about their presence in a battle that was such an emphatic defeat, much less their descendants doing so centuries later, is unclear. (Unless Picard was a French royalist émigré fighting for the British, which is not ruled out here.) See more »
When Geordi and Data are looking at Data's emotion chip you can clearly see LeVar Burton's eyes through Geordi's visor. As he raises his eyebrow while emoting to Data's dialog, the lighting, which is more indirect and from above, filters down between his face and the visor back-lighting the visor and making his right eye visible. As he turns his head slightly you can also see his left eye, but not as clearly. 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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STAR TREK: GENERATIONS was widely heralded as the cross-over movie that featured crews from both the original 1960s STAR TREK along with the cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Unfortunately it's pretty much a failure on both counts, coming across as a particularly stodgy extended TV episode.
The problem with the original cast is that there are only three of them, and the biggies (Nimoy, Kelly) are missing. Meanwhile, Doohan and Koenig only get a few scenes in the beginning. Shatner does better, but even he's kept off-screen for a great deal of time, leaving this a shambles. Personally I was left waiting for his return as the film inevitably picks up whenever he's around.
The stuff with the new crew is largely embarrassing, particularly a never-ending sub-plot involving Data getting an emotion chip which leads to some of the lamest, most embarrassing comedy ever. It just has no place in a film like this, and it feels like the writer was just attempting to fill up the running time. Patrick Stewart is equally wasted, moping about with his non-existent family. At least Malcolm McDowell gives a decent turn as the villain, and the film's pretty entertaining when it focuses on him and Kirk; so the first half hour and the last half hour are the decent bits, and the rest is rather dull, silly, and stodgy.
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