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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek)
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Release Date:
18 November 1994 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Beyond time. Beyond the known universe. Beyond imagination. An adventure for a new generation. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Extremely poor dialogue, NOT redeemed in any way See more (226 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Stewart ... Picard

Jonathan Frakes ... Riker

Brent Spiner ... Data

LeVar Burton ... Geordi

Michael Dorn ... Worf

Gates McFadden ... Beverly

Marina Sirtis ... Troi

Malcolm McDowell ... Soran

James Doohan ... Scotty

Walter Koenig ... Chekov

William Shatner ... Kirk

Alan Ruck ... Capt. Harriman

Jacqueline Kim ... Demora

Jenette Goldstein ... Science Officer

Thomas Kopache ... Com Officer

Glenn Morshower ... Navigator

Tim Russ ... Lieutenant

Tommy Hinkley ... Journalist

John Putch ... Journalist
Christine Jansen ... Journalist

Michael Mack ... Ensign Hayes

Dendrie Taylor ... Lieutenant Farrell

Patti Yasutake ... Nurse Ogawa
Granville Ames ... Transporter Chief
Henry Marshall ... Security Officer
Brittany Parkyn ... Girl with Teddy Bear

Majel Barrett ... Computer (voice)

Barbara March ... Lursa

Gwynyth Walsh ... B'Etor

Rif Hutton ... Klingon Guard

Brian Thompson ... Klingon Helm

Marcy Goldman ... El Aurian Survivor
Jim Krestalude ... El Aurian Survivor
Judy Levitt ... El Aurian Survivor
Kristopher Logan ... El Aurian Survivor
Gwen Van Dam ... El Aurian Survivor
Kim Braden ... Picard's Wife
Christopher James Miller ... Picard's Nephew
Matthew Collins ... Picard's Kid
Mimi Collins ... Picard's Kid

Thomas Dekker ... Picard's Kid (as Thomas Alexander Dekker)
Madison Eginton ... Picard's Kid

Olivia Hack ... Picard's Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Alejan ... El-Aurian Survivor (uncredited)
David Keith Anderson ... Ensign Armstrong (uncredited)
Lena Banks ... Operations Division Ensign (uncredited)
Scott Barry ... Klingon (uncredited)
Rina Bennett ... Enterprise-B Officer (uncredited)
Carl David Burks ... Ensign Russell (uncredited)
Cameron ... Ensign Kellogg (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco ... Ensign Jae (uncredited)
Steve Diamond ... Command Division Officer (uncredited)
Tarik Ergin ... Medical Technician (uncredited)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Guinan (uncredited)
Grace Harrell ... Alien Civilian in Ten Forward (uncredited)

Kerry Hoyt ... Operations Division Ensign (uncredited)
Randy James ... Lt. Jones (uncredited)
Dale Kasman ... Enterprise-B Officer (uncredited)
Stewart Lew ... Crewman in Ten Forward (uncredited)
Lorine Mendell ... Enterprise-B Crewman (uncredited)
Jerry L. Quinn ... Enterprise-B Crewman (uncredited)
Keith Rayve ... Command Division Officer (uncredited)
Raul Reformina ... Command Division Officer (uncredited)
Lynn Salvatori ... Antonia (uncredited)
Richard Sarstedt ... Command Division Officer (uncredited)
Penny Smartt-Juday ... Woman in Ten Forward (uncredited)
John Alex Tampoya ... Enterprise-B Crewman (uncredited)

Dennis Tracy ... Bolian Ten Forward Waiter (uncredited)
Guy Vardaman ... Darien Wallace (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Carson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek)

Rick Berman (story) &
Ronald D. Moore (story) &
Brannon Braga (story)

Ronald D. Moore (screenplay) &
Brannon Braga (screenplay)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... producer
Peter Lauritson .... co-producer
Bernard Williams .... executive producer (as Bernie Williams)
 
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo 
 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
 
Production Design by
Herman F. Zimmerman  (as Herman Zimmerman)
 
Art Direction by
Sandy Veneziano 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Connolly .... hair stylist
Carolyn Elias .... hair stylist
Starr Jones .... makeup artist
Michael Key .... makeup artist
Brian McManus .... makeup artist: Mr. Shatner
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist
Gilbert A. Mosko .... makeup artist
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as Jane Haymore)
Michael Westmore .... special makeup effects designer and supervisor
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Debbie Zoller .... makeup artist
Dean Gates .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... prosthetics sculptor: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Grand .... unit production manager
Bernard Williams .... unit production manager (as Bernie Williams)
Michelle Wright .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yudi Bennett .... first assistant director
Linda Brachman .... first assistant director: second unit
Arlene Fukai .... second second assistant director
Daniel Silverberg .... second assistant director
Chris Soldo .... first assistant director
Michael L. Holland .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas J. Arp .... construction coordinator
William Belt .... property person
Bill Cancienne .... assistant property master
Gary Clark .... production painter
Larry Clark .... construction foreperson
William K. Dolan .... lead person (as Bill Dolan)
Doug Drexler .... scenic artist
Robert W. Dutton .... property person
John Eaves .... illustrator
Robert Fechtman .... set designer
Douglas Fox .... property master
Anthony Fredrickson .... scenic artist
Alan Kobayashi .... scenic artist
Denise Okuda .... scenic artist
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Joseph R. Pinkos .... property person
Aaron Rockler .... labor foreperson
Dianne Wager .... set designer
Ron Wilkinson .... set designer
Larry Clark .... general foreman (uncredited)
Linda A. King .... art department model maker (uncredited)
Kent W. Luttrell .... props (uncredited)
Michael P. Sweeney .... props (uncredited)
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator
Sean Callery .... sound effects editor (as Sean P. Callery)
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Scott G.G. Haller .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Hearst .... dialogue editor (as Raoul)
Joseph A. Ippolito .... supervising dialogue editor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Johnson .... sound effects editor
Richard Kite .... cable person
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Lance Laurienzo .... second assistant sound editor
Lee Lemont .... adr editor
James Likowski .... foley editor
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound effects editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... assistant sound editor
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Masanobu 'Tomi' Tomita .... sound effects editor
James Wolvington .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Thomas Needell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eugene Crum .... special effects assistant
Greg Curtis .... special effects assistant
Donald Frazee .... special effects assistant
Logan Frazee .... special effects assistant
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects supervisor
Donald Myers .... special effects assistant
Robert DeVine .... special effects (uncredited)
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Harish Mandyam .... special effects (uncredited)
George Paine .... special effects technician: reshoot (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alia Agha .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Mark Anderson .... model maker: ILM
Joel Aron .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Carl Assmus .... grip: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Charles Bailey .... model maker: ILM
John Bartle .... editor: EFILM
Joe Biggins .... visual effects camera assistant
Patricia Blau .... executive in charge of production: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Steve Bowen .... digital compositor: C.I.S.
Barbara Brennan .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Donald S. Butler .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Ernie Camacho .... associate digital compositor: C.I.S.
Chris Chaplin .... computer technical assistant: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Rob Coleman .... computer effects artist: ILM
Selena Cornish .... associate digital compositor: C.I.S.
Ken Corvino .... systems support specialist: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Michael Cummins .... model maker: ILM
C. Marie Davis .... visual effects producer: C.I.S.
Giovanni Donovan .... model maker: ILM
Dick Dova .... first company grip: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Mike Ellis .... scanning operator: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Pat Fitzsimmons .... supervising stage technician: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Lenny Fohrer .... associate digital compositor: C.I.S.
Jon Foreman .... chief model maker: ILM
Scott Frankel .... computer effects artist: ILM
Joe Fulmer .... effects rigger: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Steve Gawley .... chief model maker: ILM
Larry Gaynor .... digital artist: C.I.S.
Tim Geideman .... optical line-up: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Bill George .... visual effects art director: ILM
Brian Gernand .... chief model maker: ILM
Bart Giovanetti .... computer graphics sequence supervisor: ILM
John Goodson .... model supervisor: ILM
John Grower .... visual effects supervisor: SBS
Dawn Guinta .... computer imaging supervisor: C.I.S.
Nelson Hall .... model maker: ILM
David Heron .... key rigging technician: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Geoff Heron .... effects rigger: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Edward Hirsh .... stage manager: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Tripp Hudson .... production coordinator: EFILM
Peg Hunter .... computer effects artist: ILM
Joni Jacobson .... creative supervisor computer imaging: C.I.S.
Zoran Kacic-Alesic .... computer graphics software developer: miniature crash sequence, ILM
John Knoll .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Peter Koczera .... digital compositor: C.I.S. (digital artist: C.I.S.)
Henry LaBounta .... computer effects artist: ILM
Don Lee .... digital compositing supervisor: C.I.S.
Jennifer Lee .... optical line up: ILM
Stewart Lew .... computer effects artist: ILM
Margaret B. Lynch .... production assistant: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Michael Lynch .... model maker: ILM
Karey Maltzahn .... visual effects editor: C.I.S.
Kim Marks .... director of photography: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Jeff Matakovich .... photo chemical composites
Bill Mather .... digital matte artist: ILM
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant photographer: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Mary McCulloch .... computer effects artist: ILM
Michael McGovern .... visual effects editor: ILM
Roni McKinley .... visual effects producer: ILM
Scott McKnight .... blue screen rigging electrician
Scott McNamara .... model maker: ILM
Richard Miller .... model maker: ILM
Michael Min .... computer technical assistant: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Peter Moc .... operator: EFILM
Richard Moc .... technical supervisor: EFILM
Mark Moore .... concept designer: ILM
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects supervisor
Jim Morris .... president: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Danny Mudgett .... digital compositor: C.I.S.
Andrew Mumford .... digital compositor: C.I.S.
Patrick T. Myers .... computer effects artist: ILM (as Pat Myers)
Kate O'Neill .... visual effects camera assistant: ILM
Gregory Oehler .... digital artist: C.I.S.
Michael Olague .... visual effects chief lightning technician: ILM
Jeff Olson .... model department supervisor: ILM
Lorne Peterson .... chief model maker: ILM
Joshua Pines .... scanning supervisor: miniature crash sequence, ILM (as Josh Pines)
Christopher Reed .... model maker: ILM
John Schlag .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM
Alex Seiden .... visual effects co-supervisor: ILM
Kim Smith .... model maker: ILM
Douglas Smythe .... computer effects artist: ILM
Ben Snow .... computer effects artist: ILM
Tony Sommers .... model maker: ILM
David St. Clair .... operator: EFILM
John Stillman .... computer graphics production assistant: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Duncan Sutherland .... camera engineer: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Pat Sweeney .... visual effects camera operator: ILM
Sylte .... payroll supervisor: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Larry Tan .... chief model maker: ILM
Ginger Theisen .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Barbara Townsend .... computer effects artist: ILM (as Barbara Nellis Townsend)
Laurence Treweek .... computer effects artist: ILM
Dennis Turner .... computer effects artist: ILM
Yusei Uesugi .... digital matte artist: ILM
Bruce Vecchitto .... optical supervisor: miniature crash sequence, ILM
Steve Walton .... model maker: ILM
Harold Weed .... model maker: ILM
Habib Zargarpour .... computer effects artist: ILM
Eric Alba .... visual effects associate: Paramount Studios (uncredited)
Ronn Brown .... digital artist (uncredited)
Lloyd A. Buswell .... model maker (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
George Hull .... conceptual illustrator (uncredited)
Greg Maloney .... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited)
Kathi Samec .... systems manager: SBS (uncredited)
Bruce Wright .... pre-visualization artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Randy Hall .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Patricia Tallman .... stunts
Jane Austin .... stunt double: Gates McFadden (uncredited)
Joni Avery .... stunt double: Marina Sirtis (uncredited)
Jay Caputo .... explosion stunt (uncredited)
Eugene Collier .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bud Davis .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Durand .... stunt actor: Enterprise-D Crewman (uncredited)
Randy Hall .... stunt double: Malcolm McDowell (uncredited)
Michael Haynes .... stunt double: Malcolm McDowall (uncredited)
Jeff Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
John Nowak .... stunt double: Patrick Stewart (uncredited)
Denney Pierce .... stunt actor: Enterprise-D Crewman (uncredited)
Bernie Pock .... stunt double: William Shatner (uncredited)
Don Pulford .... stunt double: William Shatner (uncredited)
Mark Riccardi .... stunt double: Jonathan Frakes (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Lynn Salvatori .... riding stunts: Antonia (uncredited)
Patricia Tallman .... fight double: Gwynyth Walsh (uncredited)
Patricia Tallman .... water fall stunt double: Gates McFadden (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Brent Spiner (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt rigger: reshoots (uncredited)
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Billinger III .... Steadicam operator
George Billinger III .... camera operator
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Joseph Dianda .... second company grip
Brian Dzyak .... additional camera loader
Alan Gitlin .... first assistant camera
David M. Goldstein .... second assistant camera
Jeffrey Greeley .... first assistant camera
Bob Griffith .... first company grip
John Harmon .... dolly grip
Larry Markart .... video playback operator
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Michael P. May .... first assistant camera (as Mike May)
E. Scott Mayhugh .... second company grip
Krishna Rao .... camera operator
James R. Renfro .... lighting technician
Gregory W. Smith .... first assistant camera
Stuart A. Spohn .... chief lighting technician
Jorge Sánchez .... second assistant camera
Jesse Tango .... lighting technician
Pernell Youngblood Tyus .... camera operator
Joseph A. Unsinn .... video playback supervisor
Francis X. Valdez III .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Tom Bookout .... grip (uncredited)
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle .... camera loader (uncredited)
Mark Cueto .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Troy Kohrs .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher J. Lama .... electrician (uncredited)
Peter Simonite .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Eric Guaglione .... animation supervisor: Santa Barbara Studios
Ron Moreland .... animator: Santa Barbara Studios
Chalermpon 'Yo' Poungpeth .... animator: Santa Barbara Studios
Will Rivera .... animator: Santa Barbara Studios
Mark Wendell .... animator: Santa Barbara Studios
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camille Argus .... costumer
Matthew A. Hoffman .... costumer
Elaine Ramires .... costume supervisor
David Roesler .... costumer
Tom Siegel .... key costumer
Jamie Thomas .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan Cates .... assistant film editor
John Coniglio .... assistant film editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Martin November .... assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (from "Star Trek")
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Carl Fortina .... orchestra contractor
Dennis McCarthy .... conductor
Dennis McCarthy .... music producer
Dennis McCarthy .... orchestrator
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
William Ross .... orchestrator
Stephen M. Rowe .... music editor
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrator
Dennis Yurosek .... orchestrator
Bruce Dukov .... violin (uncredited)
Neil Norman .... executive music producer (uncredited)
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Brodsky .... transportation captain
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation coordinator
Chuck Loring .... driver: pumper truck (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dan Allen .... horse wrangler
Lisa J. Bloch .... production assistant
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Judi Brown .... script supervisor
Dick Caine .... computer systems engineer: C.I.S.
Jamie Cohen .... production assistant
Dan Curry .... title designer
Carolyn M. Dahm .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Jackie Edwards .... assistant: Mr. Stewart
Bill Feightner .... technical supervisor: C.I.S.
Kristine Fernandez .... assistant: Mr. Berman
Harold Fowler .... first aid
Jay Frasco .... assistant production coordinator (as Gerald J. Frasco)
Diane Friedman .... assistant location manager
Cheryl Gluckstern .... assistant: Mr. Lauritson
Megan Hickey .... production assistant
Bruce Jones .... producer: Santa Barbara Studios
Linda A. King .... production assistant (as Linda King)
Sophia Lansky .... dialect coach
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Vinh Ly .... computer systems administrator: C.I.S.
Brian Manis .... production assistant
William Nuzzo .... craft service
Tim L. Pearson .... production auditor
Liz Radley .... video consultant
Jim Ryan .... computer programmer: C.I.S.
Penny Smartt-Juday .... production assistant
Debbie Tieman .... assistant production auditor
Dawn Velazquez .... assistant: Mr. Lauritson
Michael R. Williams .... production assistant (as Michael Williams)
Victoria Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Carson
Kelley Wood .... production coordinator
Christian Clarke .... key set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (uncredited)
Lorine Mendell .... stand-in: Gates McFadden (uncredited)
Mike Mistovich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Stransky .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Tracy .... stand-in: Patrick Stewart (uncredited)
Philip Weyland .... stand-in (uncredited)
Victoria A. Zamora .... construction accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Piller .... special thanks
Jeri Taylor .... special thanks
James Van Over .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Star Trek 7" - USA (informal alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi action and some mild language
Runtime:
118 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Finland:K-10 | France:U | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Italy:T | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #33119)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The number 47 appeared an inordinate number of times on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). In this film, Scotty is able to save 47 of the 150 El-Aurian refugees.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Geordi returns to the Enterprise-D after his capture on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, he is seen talking to Data in sickbay. Geordi is wearing the older Starfleet uniform (yellow jumper with black shoulders) but in the next scene when he walks into Engineering, he is seen wearing the newer uniform with the colors inverted (black jumper with yellow shoulders). While it is true that B'Etor comments that "He bathed" and therefore it's possible he would have changed uniforms, that would not explain the reversal of colors. All his uniforms would have the same color scheme, either black with yellow shoulders, or yellow with black shoulders - not a mixture of the two.See more »
Quotes:
[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 aboard.
Kirk:It's our pleasure.
[...]
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Referenced in Naked Fear (1999)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Extremely poor dialogue, NOT redeemed in any way, 22 April 2013
Author: illbebackreviews from Australia

To illustrate the horrible-ness of the film to the best, Star Trek: Generations is to the original crew films as to what Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is to the original Star Wars trilogy. Horrible! Whilst perhaps not as horrible as The Phantom Menace and the two horrid sequels that followed, Star Trek Generations gets plenty wrong for what is yet another perfect illustration of a horrible Star Trek film and perfectly justifies the statement that all Star Trek films with an odd number are poor, with the exception of The Search for Spock.

Following the presumed death of Captain James T. Kirk, over 70 years later, The Enterprise has fallen into the hands of Captain Picard who deals with family strains whilst a new threat is under way. A surviver of an accident, that isn't carefully explained nor dealt with, has begun his attack on a star that when destroyed, will somehow give way to be able to visit the Nexus, which is a dream like world that presents the best and the happiest moments to anyone and everyone.

The film suffers on almost every single aspect. The story is poor, but it goes even beyond this. It's not just a poor story and poor writing, but the story leaves no impact on us, as we have no idea who these new characters are. Much like how the original crew were first presented in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the characters here are presented extremely ridiculously and annoyingly, the greatest of them being Data, who could have come off as an interesting android for the remainder of this franchise but is literally depicted as Jar Jar Binks. Now, it is clearly evident where George Lucas got his influence from. See, Spock was a fatherly figure and a wise man and was an interesting and likable character. Data is supposed to be a similar character but here is presented in the most horrid manner much like how we were apparently supposed to view Jar Jar as a Yoda type character. Such event is referred to as deliberately taking a sh*t on one's head! Data is annoying and is horrible jokes about an emotion chip and how he is suddenly able to understand jokes that were told years ago is not funny, its downright ridiculous. And not in a good way like in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This character should've been presented far better and horrible writing is clearly evident here. Not only is Data poorly written, so is Picard who throughout the film deals with such family issues, having recently received the news that his family has died. Two things make this completely a forgettable and unnecessary sub plot to the film: This is the first time we even know who Picard is. There is obviously no reference in the original series due to the fact that this takes place over 70 years later. And secondly, the story about his family is hardly elaborated in anyway whatsoever and is instead, thrown in from the air and just left in a steady place. More poor writing is evident here. Each character is poorly written, to the fullest. The villain in the film, played by Malcolm McDowell, is yet again, another one of the many examples of poor writing in the film. His plan and his plot in the film is quickly summed up and almost never really referred to. Had he been written well, Soran could be a similar villain to Khan from the great 'Wrath of Khan'. Apparently in the film, Soran deals with personal issues of his own. Maybe…This character is hardly explained, due to horrible writing and has quite a silly and ridiculous plot. Whereas Star Trek 5 was ridiculous, it was not to this extent. The villain had a purpose that seemed more legit than here.

Special effects are the same as all Star Trek films. Not great but decent enough for a pass. The acting is good, I would possibly say. Patrick Stewart as Picard is a great choice as is Malcolm McDowell as Soran but both are utterly wasted in this film. Returning is William Shatner, early on in the film as Captain James T. Kirk, in the best proportion of the film and returning late in the film in an extremely ridiculous concept.

The best part of the film is the opening proportion as it cleverly resembles a good Star Trek film dealing with Kirk's desperation to get back into the captain's chair. Everything after this, is downhill… ***SPOILERS*** The film suffers a lot in every way possible but here is when it is clearly evident that this is a truly horrible film. Our main character, James T Kirk, who has been loved by all is killed at the very end of the film in the most ridiculous and one of the most anticlimactic deaths to one of the great heroes. He dies and this scene shares no emotion like good Trek films do. When your main character, that you've loved so long, is killed and you laugh, that there is the perfect example of poor writing.

***END OF SPOILERS*** Star Trek: Generations, is in my opinion, the second worst film of the franchise, winning the silver medal with a gold going to the first Star Trek film. This film pretty much ensures that all odd numbered Star Trek films are terrible, with one small exception. Badly written, with a lame story and undeveloped characters, due to poor writing, Star Trek Generations is an utter failure. To imagine this movie, it is the Phantom Menace of Star Trek. To illustrate, prior to the making of the film, the director realized it was the 7th instalment and that it had to be horrible, and so asked for some horrible writing and extremely poor character development This film is a complete failure in every aspect.

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