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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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.

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The time is the 24th century and the ship is the newly-commissioned Enterprise-E. Its captain, Jean-Luc Picard, has been ordered not to interfere in a battle between a Borg Cube and ships from the Federation. However, seeing the Federation is about to lose, Picard ignore his orders and takes command of the defending fleet. With his knowledge of the Cube's weak spot, they destroy it. However, a small part of it escapes and plots a course directly for Earth. The Enterprise chases it and enters a time distortion created by the Borg. They end up in the mid-21st century, and their only chance of stopping the Borg from assimilating Earth is to help Zefram Cochrane make his famous first faster-than-light travel to the stars. Written by Marc-André Deschênes <imer@videotron.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi adventure violence | See all certifications »

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22 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,716,131 (USA) (22 November 1996)

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$92,001,027 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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The Enterprise-E Observation Lounge is a revamped version of the same Observation Lounge set used on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). It was one of the few TNG sets that was not "destroyed" when filming the Enterprise-D crash scenes in the previous film Star Trek: Generations (1994). See more »

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When Data is captured by the Borg, they drill 2 holes in the side of his head to "find his weakness". In subsequent shots, there are no holes. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Main Title
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Not just the best Star Trek film
23 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Probably my favourite film of all time. The thing about First Contact is that it's not just about Star Trek. If you don't like Star Trek but can live through the first 20 minutes you'll find a gem of a movie which is as much about the future of humanity & an invention so wonderful as it is about Yet More Star Trek Plot.

Warp Speed - they've been saying that since Captain Kirk. But how did it happen? and why might it all not happen, our future could be in ruins and one flight of one makeshift spacecraft some time after world war III will make all the difference.

The on-screen relationship between Picard & Lily is totally magic, as is the relationship between the Enterprise crew members - you get a sense of team, of family.

First Contact is one film I enjoy watching again & again. The flight of the Phoenix is one scene I totally love, along with the end scenes.

The only sad thing about the movie is that you come away and deep down you know there is no Cochrain, no FTL engine around the corner. Well, not yet!

"I envy you, the world you're going to" "I envy you, taking these first steps"


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