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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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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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Storyline

In the 24th century, the crew of the starship Enterprise has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Picard ignores orders and takes control of the whole Fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back to the 21st Century through a vortex with the intention to stop the First Contact with an alien race. Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their hideous queen is to make sure that scientist Zefram Cochrane's attempt to traveling into space is successful. Written by Blazer346

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Planet Earth. Population 9 billion. None human See more »


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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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Star Trek 8  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$92,001,027 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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Released on November 22, 1996, the 33rd anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy and his succession by Lyndon Johnson, who was played by James Cromwell in RFK (2002). Sadly, this was also the day that Mark Lenard, who portrayed Spock's father Sarek in the original series, several of the movies and a couple of episodes of TNG, passed away having lost his battle with cancer. See more »

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On the Defiant when Worf yells "Report!" he's on the ground just holding the Captain's chair arm, then the camera changes and he's suddenly in the chair. Next, when Worf is saying "..day to die!" some one is behind Worf moving toward the bridge door to leave, but disappears when the camera switches to the angle with the helmsman, but the person appears again when Worf says "Prepare for ramming speed!" and finally leaves the bridge. 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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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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