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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.

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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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 524,472,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

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$92,001,027 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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Trivia

The program menu in the holosuite depicts various holodeck programs from previous episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). Specifically: Cafe Des Artistes is from Star Trek: The Next Generation: We'll Always Have Paris (1988). Charnock's Comedy Cabaret is from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outrageous Okona (1988). The Big Goodbye is from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye (1988), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Manhunt (1989), and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Clues (1991). Emerald Wading Pool is from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum (1992). Equestrian Adventure is from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (1989). See more »

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The pylons of Cochrane's warpship do not provide a free area of space above or below the ship to generate a warp field between the warp nacelles. Instead the pylon allow the ship's body to stand between the two warp nacelles. According to the pseudoscience of Star Trek, a warp field can not be generated under such conditions (in other words, Cochrane's ship shouldn't be able to go to warp because of its design). See more »

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Borg Queen: Locutus...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (1987) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy, Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith
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The Best Trek Film
18 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Star Trek:First Contact is the best Star Trek film in my opinion. Far better than the average Star Trek:Generations or any of the films featuring the original crew.

I won't go into the plot too much because I hate spoiling it for fans and it is easy sometimes to give away too much. Let's just say that the cast of The Next Generation take on the inhuman Borg, one of the best race of Star Trek villains ever.

There are no slow spots in this film. It is one big long action fest and every character is utilized. There are some terrific scenes and there is quite a bit of tension between the crew, particularly Worf and Picard. Picard has some harsh words for Worf at one point in the film and it really does look as though Worf will hit Picard. You could cut the tension in this film with a knife.

I'd also like to mention the great job done by the beautiful Alice Krige as the Borg Queen. Again, there is not a wasted moment in this film and Krige does a brilliant job as the Borg Queen.

I strongly recommend Star Trek:First Contact-it is the type of film which you finish watching and feel as though you have spent your money well.


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