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Writers (WGA):
Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek)
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Release Date:
22 November 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Resistance is Futile. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Stewart ... Picard

Jonathan Frakes ... Riker

Brent Spiner ... Data

LeVar Burton ... Geordi (as Levar Burton)

Michael Dorn ... Worf

Gates McFadden ... Beverly

Marina Sirtis ... Troi

Alfre Woodard ... Lily

James Cromwell ... Zefram Cochran

Alice Krige ... Borg Queen
Michael Horton ... Security Officer

Neal McDonough ... Lt. Hawk

Marnie McPhail ... Eiger

Robert Picardo ... Holographic Doctor

Dwight Schultz ... Lt. Barclay

Adam Scott ... Defiant Conn Officer

Jack Shearer ... Admiral Hayes

Eric Steinberg ... Porter
Scott Strozier ... Security Officer

Patti Yasutake ... Nurse Ogawa

Victor Bevine ... Guard

David Cowgill ... Guard

Scott Haven ... Guard

Annette Helde ... Guard

Majel Barrett ... Computer (voice)
C.J. Bau ... Bartender
Hillary Hayes ... Ruby
Julie Morgan ... Singer in Nightclub
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Henchman (as Ronald R. Rondell)

Don Stark ... Nicky the Nose
Cully Fredricksen ... Vulcan

Tamara Lee Krinsky ... Townsperson

Don Fischer ... Borg
J.R. Horsting ... Borg
Heinrich James ... Borg
Andrew Palmer ... Borg
Jon David Casey ... Borg (as Jon David Weigand)
Dan Woren ... Borg

Robert Zachar ... Borg (as Robert L. Zachar)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Barnitt ... Borg (uncredited)

Mike Boss ... Holodeck Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Brannon Braga ... Man Sitting on Table in Holodeck Nightclub (uncredited)
Michael Braveheart ... Crewman Martinez (uncredited)
Cameron ... Ensign Kellogg (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco ... Ensign Jae (uncredited)

Jeff Coopwood ... The Borg (voice) (uncredited)
Randy James ... Lt. Jones (uncredited)

James Mapes ... Holographic Drunk (uncredited)

Ronald D. Moore ... Holodeck Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ethan Phillips ... Holodeck Nightclub Maitre d' (uncredited)
Ray Uhler ... Holodeck Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Zaslow ... Eddie (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Frakes 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek)

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

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

Produced by
Rick Berman .... producer
Marty Hornstein .... executive producer (as Martin Hornstein)
Peter Lauritson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John W. Wheeler 
 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
 
Production Design by
Herman F. Zimmerman  (as Herman Zimmerman)
 
Art Direction by
Ron Wilkinson 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
 
Makeup Department
Lee Ann Brittenham .... hair stylist
Belinda Bryant .... makeup artist
Ellis Burman Jr. .... makeup artist (as Sonny Burman)
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist
Camille Calvet .... makeup artist
Jane Galli .... special makeup effects artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist
Toby Lamm .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Look .... makeup artist
James MacKinnon .... prostethics makeup artist
Chris McBee .... hair stylist
Mary Kay Morse .... makeup artist
Gilbert A. Mosko .... makeup artist
Joe Podnar .... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Ronci .... hair stylist
Danny Valencia .... hair stylist
R. Stephen Weber .... makeup artist
June Westmore .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
Scott Wheeler .... makeup artist
Derik Wingo .... special makeup effects artist
Natalie Wood .... makeup artist
Bart Mixon .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alex Proctor .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager (as Martin Hornstein)
Ira S. Rosenstein .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Bronner .... dga trainee
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Jerry Fleck .... first assistant director
David Goldfarb .... additional second assistant director
Peter Lauritson .... second unit director
David Ticotin .... second second assistant director (as David A. Ticotin)
 
Art Department
Thomas J. Arp .... construction coordinator
Shawn Baden .... scenic arts/illustrator
Brent W. Bell .... lead man
Elijah Bryant .... set dresser
Philip Calhoun .... set dresser
John M. Carroll .... propmaker foreperson
Clete Cetrone .... construction foreman
Gary Clark .... paint foreperson (as Gary A. Clark)
Joe Colwell .... painter
Richard Crain .... gangboss
Ricardo F. Delgado .... illustrator (as Ricardo Delgado)
Doug Drexler .... designer
Doug Drexler .... scenic artist
Dragon Dronet .... props, weapons
John Eaves .... illustrator
Glen R. Feldman .... assistant property master
Greg Feldman .... assistant props
David Galvan .... production painter
Brian J. Geary .... propmaker foreman
Bill George .... art consultant
Les Gobruegge .... set designer (as Les D. Gobruegge)
Sam Greenmun .... prop designer
William Hawkins .... set designer (as William P. Hawkins)
Jeffery J. Jenkins .... paint foreman
Martha Johnston .... set designer (as Martha E. Johnston)
Curt Jones .... construction foreman
John B. Josselyn .... scenic arts/illustrator
Linda A. King .... set designer
Roger L. King .... property maker
Larry D. Koszakovszky .... set dresser
Frank Leasure .... construction foreperson (as Frank 'Ferb' Leasure)
John Mann .... storyboard artist
Sam Mendoza .... propmaker foreperson (as Sammy Mendoza)
Gary Metzen .... painter
Nancy Mickelberry .... set designer
Steve Morey .... propmaker foreperson
Joseph Musso .... illustrator
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Aaron Rockler .... labor foreperson
Penny Smartt-Juday .... art department coordinator (as Penny Juday)
Gary Stel .... toolman
Tom Talley .... location foreman
Barry Tugendhaft .... greensperson
James Van Over .... scenic artist (as James E. Van Over)
Jerry Wax .... set dresser
Dean Wilson .... property master
Don E. Gaffney .... prop construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... cable person (as John Agalsoff)
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Ed Callahan .... foley editor
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Jeff Clark .... sound effects editor (as Jeffrey Clark)
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Linda Di Franco .... foley editor
Linda Di Franco .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor (as Roger Fearing Jr.)
Tammy Fearing .... foley editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Courtenay Marvin .... adr assistant
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Robert Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
David F. Van Slyke .... sound effects editor
Kerry Dean Williams .... adr editor
James Wolvington .... supervising sound editor (as James W. Wolvington)
François Blaignan .... additional sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Anna Albrecht .... special effects crew
Thomas D. Bacho Jr. .... special effects technician
Jason Bardis .... special effects technician
Donald T. Black .... special effects assistant
Patrick Chitty .... special effects
Eugene Crum .... special effects foreperson
Greg Curtis .... special effects foreperson
John Deall .... mechanical designer
Andy Evans .... special effects assistant
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects crew
Donald Frazee .... special effects foreperson
Logan Frazee .... special effects assistant (as Logan Z. Frazee)
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects coordinator
Patrick M. Gerrety .... alien creature effects
Russ Herpich .... special effects mechanic
Timothy Huizing .... specialty costuming and props
Scott Lingard .... special effects assistant
Scott Lingard .... special effects technician
Heather McCurdy .... special effects production assistant
Alan McFarland .... Borg suit & space suit electronics design
Robert Miller .... helmet & chest designer: Todd Masters Effects
Donald Myers .... special effects foreperson (as Donald E. Myers Jr.)
Vincent Niebla .... sculptor and painter: Todd Masters Effects
Samuel E. Price .... special effects assistant (as Samuel Price)
John Shea .... robot suit fabricator
Michael Shelton .... creature effects crew
Bryan Smith .... sculptor and painter: Todd Masters Effects
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects crew
Brian Van Dorn .... mold technician
Harold Weed .... model maker
Ralph Winiger .... special effects assistant (as Ralph Allen Winiger)
David W. Mosher .... mold technician: Todd Masters Company [us] (uncredited)
Michael Walters .... special costumes (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Barbara Affonso .... chief model maker
Tim Alexander .... digital compositor
Rick Anderson .... model maker: ILM
Joakim Arnesson .... digital effects artist
Caleb Aschkynazo .... digital editorial coordinator: p.o.p. digital film group
Bill Barr .... key grip: ILM
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Michael Bauer .... digital effects artist: ILM
Dugan Beach .... CG technical assistant
Kathleen Beeler .... digital compositor
Adam Bennes .... effects technician: ILM
Bethany Berndt-Shackelford .... digital compositor
Earl Beyer .... scanning operator
Andrea Biklian .... negative line-up
Jodi Birdsong .... optical scanning department assistant
Patricia Blau .... senior staff: ILM (as Patricia Blau Price)
Rod G. Bogart .... software development
Todd Boyce .... CG animator: VisionArt
Steve Braggs .... digital effects artist: ILM
Noel Brevick .... digital mattes
Jeff Brewer .... model maker: ILM
Dale K. Brodt .... digital production manager: POP (as Dale Brodt)
Carol Brzezinski .... digital post supervisor: POP
Cathy Burrows .... digital rotoscope artist: ILM (as Cathy Burrow)
Donald S. Butler .... digital compositor (as Don Butler)
Kirk Cadrette .... computer animator: POP
Kyeng-Im Chung .... digital effects artist
Richard J. Cook .... digital effects coordinator: VisonArt
Marc Cooper .... visual effects artist: ILM
Stéphane Couture .... computer animator (as Stephane Couture)
Betsy Cox .... digital compositor
David Crawford .... Inferno compositor
Gail Currey .... senior staff: ILM
Andrea D'Amico .... digital visual effects producer: POP film
Youssef Delara .... visual effects assistant (as A.Y. Dexter Delara)
Krystyna Demkowicz .... visual effects producer: Matte World Digital
Mitch Deoudes .... digital effects artist
Bryan Dewe .... chief model maker
Giovanni Donovan .... model maker: ILM
Jeff Doran .... digital compositor
David S. Dranitzke .... plate coordinator: ILM (as David Dranitzke)
John Duncan .... model maker: ILM
Syd Dutton .... matte painter: Illusion Art
Selwyn Eddy .... digital match mover (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Kate Elsen .... digital rotoscope artist: ILM
Anastasia Emmons .... visual effects assistant
Christopher Evans .... chief digital matte artist: Matte World Digital (as Chris Evans)
Ted Fay .... director of technology: VisionArt
Jon Foreman .... chief model maker
Debbie Fought .... digital rotoscope artist: ILM (as Deb Fought)
Scott Frankel .... digital compositor
George Gambetta .... senior scanning operator
John Gazdik .... assistant motion control unit (as John Gazdick)
Tim Geideman .... negative line-up (as Timothy Geideman)
Jennifer German .... digital compositor: POP
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor (as Mike Gleason)
Jeremy Goldman .... digital effects artist
John Goodson .... model project supervisor: ILM
Caroleen Green .... digital matte artist: Matte World
John Haggar .... visual effects
David Hanks .... digital match mover (as Dave Hanks)
Dorene Haver .... digital compositor: VisionArt
Aaron Haye .... modelmaker: ILM
Matthew Hendershot .... digital effects artist
Robert Hill .... visual effects camera assistant
Carl Hooper .... CG animator: VisionArt
Adam Howard .... visual effects supervisor
Celine Jackson .... digital I/O: VisonArt
Alex Jaeger .... visual effects art director: concept design/animatics, ILM
Nancy Jencks .... digital plate restoration: ILM
Brad Jerrell .... light technician
Ira Keeler .... model maker: ILM
Susan Kelly-Andrews .... digital rotoscope artist: ILM
Greg Kimble .... digital optical supervisor: POP
John Knoll .... special visual effects
John Knoll .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Kramer .... senior technical director: VisionArt
Angela Leaper .... electronic editorial
Tad Leckman .... rebel unit production manager: ILM
Kenneth Littleton .... digital compositor: Pacific Ocean Post
Lawrence Littleton .... digital compositor: Pacific Ocean Post
Nancy Luckoff .... CG resource manager
Jodie Maier .... digital match mover
Greg Maloney .... digital compositor
Jeff Mann .... senior staff: ILM
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... digital artist
Fumi Mashimo .... digital animator: Illusion Art (as Fumi Mashimo)
John McCunn .... visual effects associate producer
Michael McGovern .... visual effects editor (as Mike McGovern)
Brandon McNaughton .... digital effects compositor
Ladd McPartland .... assistant visual effects editor
Ed Miarecki .... model maker: ILM
Richard Miller .... model maker
Todd Mitchell .... scanning operator: ILM
Steve Molin .... digital effects artist
Amanda K. Montgomery .... computer graphics resource assistant: ILM
Jim Morris .... senior staff: ILM
George Murphy .... associate visual effects supervisor
Patrick T. Myers .... digital effects artist (as Pat Myers)
Kenneth Nakada .... digital compositing: Illusion Arts
Dan Nelson .... effects technician: ILM
Cameron Noble .... motion control camera: Matte World Digital
Luke O'Byrne .... visual effects production coordinator
Michael Olague .... visual effects gaffer
Jeff Olson .... visual effects producer
David Owen .... still photographer
Richard Patterson .... matte artist: Illusion Art
Michael Peterson .... digital compositor: POP
Jeff Pierce .... digital I/O: VisonArt
Joshua Pines .... film scanning supervisor
Anthony Pitone .... digital technical assistant
Scott Rader .... digital visual effects supervisor: POP
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Paul Rivera .... digital composite supervisor: Mate World Digital
Joshua D. Rose .... digital producer: VisonArt
Martin Rosenberg .... director of miniature photography
Thomas Rosseter .... digital compositor (as Tom Rosseter)
Jonathan Rothbart .... visual effects artist
Patrice d.S. Saenz .... digital match mover (as Patrice Saenz)
Heidi Schmidt .... digital technical assistant
Dan Shumaker .... CG technical assistant
Douglas James Smith .... assistant digital effects artist (as Doug Smith)
Kenneth Smith .... optical supervisor
Kim Smith .... chief model maker
Christa Starr .... visual effects
Chris Stillman .... digital mattes
Robert Stromberg .... matte artist: Illusion Art
Pat Sweeney .... additional visual effects photography (as Patrick Sweeney)
David Takemura .... visual effects supervisor
Larry Tan .... digital modeler: ILM
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM
Eric Texier .... digital effects artist
Paul Theren .... digital modeler: ILM
Robert Tom .... digital paint artist: VisionArt
Suzie Vissitzky Tooley .... CG production manager
Morgan Trotter .... digital compositor: Matte World Digital
Dennis Turner .... CG sequence supervisor
Trevor Tuttle .... model maker
Lam Van To .... CG technical assistant
Pam Vick .... digital rotoscope artist
Mike Wassel .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Ken Wesley .... digital effects artist
Jeffery Yost .... CG artist
Heidi Zabit .... digital rotoscope artist: ILM
Habib Zargarpour .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM
Fon Davis .... model maker: ILM (uncredited)
Mark Fiorenza .... model maker (uncredited)
Christopher Horvath .... digital compositor: Matte World Digital (uncredited)
Mark Moore .... concept designer: ILM (uncredited)
Rick Rische .... matte artist: Matte World Digital (uncredited)
Susumu Yukuhiro .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Joey Anaya .... stunts: borg (as Joey Anaya Jr.)
Janet Brady .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts: borg (as Billy Burton Jr.)
Chic Daniel .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Steve DeRelian .... stunts: borg
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Tony Donno .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts: borg
Gary Epper .... stunts: borg
Richard Epper .... stunt rigger
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts (as Christian Fletcher)
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts (as Frankie Garbutt)
Andy Gill .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... borg stunt performer
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts (as Maria Kelly)
Jamie Keyser .... stunts
Wayne King .... stunts: Klingon Borg
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts
Bob McGovern .... stunts: borg
Joyce McNeal .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as Johnny C. Meier)
Rita Minor .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunts
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunts: borg
Manny Perry .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Tom Poster .... stunts: borg
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Ronald R. Rondell)
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
John Rottger .... stunts
Craig Shugart .... stunts (as Craig Shuggart)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Brent Spiner
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John D. Babin .... rigging grip
William D. Barber .... additional camera operator
Lloyd Barcroft .... first company grip
Ben Betts .... video playback operator
J. Chuck Biagio .... best boy grip: special effects unit
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Patrick R. Blymyer)
Christian H. Burton .... assistant camera (as Chris Burton)
Greg Cantrell .... rigging chief lighting technician
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera
Armando Contreras .... second company grip
Tino Contreras .... rigging second company grip
Tino Coutreras .... rigging second company grip
Henryk Cymerman .... director of photography: second unit
Randy Feemster .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tom Keefer .... key grip: second unit
Christopher J. Lama .... rigging assistant chief lighting technician (as Christopher Lama)
Norman Lang .... electrician
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
David Luckenbach .... camera operator
Larry Markart .... video playback operator
Elliott Marks .... still photographer (as Elliott S. Marks)
Tim Marshall .... assistant chief lighting technician
Anthony Mollicone .... rigging first company grip
Lowell Peterson .... additional photography
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera
Alan Shultz .... dolly grip
Gregory Shummon .... lighting technician
Bing Sokolsky .... additional photographer (as Ivan 'Bing' Sokolsky)
Bing Sokolsky .... director of photography: second unit
Jorge Sánchez .... additional photographer
Wayne Tidwell .... video assist operator
Francis X. Valdez III .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Frank X. Valdez III)
Mike Weathers .... chief lighting technician (second unit)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Shawn Whelan .... second company grip
John Young .... camera loader
Kenneth Estes .... computer and video playback operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... set costumer
Robert Blackman .... costume designer: starfleet uniforms
Leah Brown .... costumer (as Leah P. Brown)
Gina Dedomenico .... costume illustrator (as Gina Flanagan)
Joe Diaz .... costumer (as Joe Diaz Jr.)
Christine Heinz .... key costumer
Matthew A. Hoffman .... key costumer
Sonny Merritt .... costumer
Sarah Shawe .... costume supervisor (as Sarah Shaw)
Heidi Odum Strasburg .... costumer (as Heidi Strasburg)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... additional editor
Travis Harrison .... apprentice editor (as Travis G. Rendich)
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
David Rossi .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Mark Banning .... associate music executive producer
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Bruce Botnick .... music editor
Bruce Botnick .... music mixer
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (from "Star Trek")
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Tanja Crouch .... music licensing
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Norman Dlugatch .... assistant music engineer
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Jerry Goldsmith .... music producer
Joel Goldsmith .... composer: additional music
Dominic Gonzales .... assistant music engineer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Neil Norman .... executive music producer
Lee Scott .... music editor
Andrew Silver .... preview music editor
Chris Tedesco .... musician: trumpet
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Paul Wertheimer .... assistant music engineer
Marc Miller .... music clearance (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tim Edwards .... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Wayne Nelson .... transportation coordinator
Kenneth Newland .... transportation captain
Theresa M. Roehner .... driver
 
Other crew
Anthony Bro .... production assistant
Judi Brown .... script supervisor
Todd Buhmiller .... production assistant (as Todd W. Buhmiller)
Kevin A. Canamar .... set medic
Valerie Canamar .... assistant: Michael Westmore
Lois Carruth .... assistant: Mr. Goldsmith
Barbara Casner .... assistant production office coordinator
Shane Clark .... production assistant
Eric Darensborg .... production assistant
Jackie Edwards .... assistant: Mr. Stewart
Marie Elder .... assistant auditor
Lolita Fatjo .... production associate
Primrose Fukuchi .... assistant auditor (as Primrose Y. Fukuchi)
Karen Garutso .... production assistant
Katy Genovese .... payroll accountant
Bob Gillan .... assistant production associate (as Robert Gillan)
Bob Gillan .... pre-production associate
Stephanie Gorsuch .... production assistant
Sam Greenmun .... spacesuit technician
Vincent Heileson .... production auditor (as Vincent R. Heileson)
Ellen J. Hornstein .... production assistant
Cindy Ichikawa .... assistant production office coordinator
Todd Masters .... design supervisor: Borg
Robert Mazaraki .... production assistant (as Robert Newlin-Mazaraki)
Robert Mazaraki .... production secretary
Bruce Moore .... assistant craft service
Janet Nemecek .... assistant production associate
April Nocifora .... assistant: Peter Lauritson (as April Rossi)
William Nuzzo .... craft service (as Bill Nuzzo)
Michael Okuda .... technical advisor
Lisa J. Olin .... assistant: Mr. Frakes
Karen Ragan-George .... assistant to producer (as Karen Ragan)
Brandon Ramos .... assistant to producer
Ira S. Rosenstein .... location manager (as Ira Stanley Rosenstein)
Debbie Schwab .... production coordinator (as Deborah L. Schwab)
Jim Selzer .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Small .... production assistant
Seth Squadron .... production assistant
Simon Stotler .... production assistant
Brenda Taylor .... production assistant
Nick Vidar .... computer programmer
Kerry A. Vill .... production assistant
Smith Wordes .... choreographer
Alex L. Worman .... unit publicist
Denise Blasor .... adr (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice: Voice of "The Borg" (uncredited)
Alan McFarland .... puppeteer: "Borg Queen" (uncredited)
Dennis Tracy .... stand-in: Patrick Stewart (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ira Steven Behr .... special thanks
Dan Curry .... special thanks
Merri D. Howard .... special thanks
Wendy Neuss .... special thanks
Jeri Taylor .... special thanks
Bill Wistrom .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Trek 8" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Star Trek VIII: First Contact" - USA (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi adventure violence
Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the early drafts, Picard was supposed to be the one helping Zefram Cochrane on Earth, with Riker fighting the Borg on the Enterprise. The main story was also focused on the happenings on Earth. After Patrick Stewart objected to that, the characters of Riker and Picard were swapped. This also resulted in making Picard more of an action hero and the story more focusing on happenings on the Enterprise.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the deflector dish scene, Picard is seen shooting a section of the dish to blast one of the Borg with a jet of plasma or gas from that section to send that Borg off the ship into deep space. Later, he's seen making a wild, non-magnetized jump across the dish to the other side without any form of control except for the magnetic boots, across the same jet of plasma that blasted the Borg off, without it affecting his course. Even with the idea that the jet of plasma would be a lot weaker, it would still throw off his aim.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Borg Queen:Locutus...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
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Movie Connections:
References Aliens (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Vallon SonoreSee more »

FAQ

In what year does the movie take place?
How come the Borg cube is destroyed by hitting a non-vital area on its surface?
Has 'First Contact' been novelized?
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The finest adventure of the TNG crew!, 30 July 2009
Author: manchester_england2004 from Manchester, England, UK

STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT is the 8th movie in a series that has so far produced 11 movies.

This is my second favourite of the Star Trek movies, second only to STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN. Like STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN, this movie can also be enjoyed by both those familiar to the Star Trek franchise and those new to it. Reading through the comments, I have noted comments from people who enjoyed it as a sci-fi action movie in its own right.

I will sum up the plot with those unfamiliar with Star Trek in mind - an alien race known as the Borg apathetic to individuality go back more than 300 years in time to attack Earth, colonise it and absorb its inhabitants into its collective. Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise follows the Borg back to Earth to stop their plans.

This very simple plot line brings an energetic story filled with virtually non-stop shoot-em-up action. Unlike most action movies, however, the antagonist is far more menacing. The Borg have no concept of individuality. It cannot be reasoned with. Killing one Borg barely has the impact of, say, removing one blood cell from a human body. The Borg in this movie are far more menacing than they were in the TV series.

For those familiar with the Star Trek franchise, I can confirm that all the familiar faces from the crew in the THE NEXT GENERATION series all appear here - Picard, Riker, Data, Geordi, Worf, Dr Crusher and Troi.

The movie represents a massive transformation from its predecessor, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS. For the first time we witness many members of the TNG crew behave or tempted to behave out-of-character due to the scale of the situation they find themselves in. Without giving away spoilers, I can state that characters in this movie face the prospect of having to turn against one another.

The acting across the board is top-notch. The actors' performances are so captivating that they genuinely invite the audience to share the feelings of their characters.

Patrick Stewart deserves special mention because he faces the greatest acting challenge - reprising his role as a character he played for 7 years in the TV series and a prior movie - now having to play the said character, Captain Picard, in a very different manner. The Captain Picard of this movie is not the calm diplomat from the TV series, he is someone with anger-fuelled determination to get revenge on the Borg, who once altered his biology so that he became part of their collective for a short time. His performance has to be seen to be believed and is enough to silence critics who claim he is unable to play a hero.

Alice Krige gives what is perhaps the best performance of her career as the Borg Queen. Her performance provides a perfect distraction from the major plothole - the existence of a head of the Borg collective. The Borg collective communicates as one voice with each drone being the same. So it could not feasibly have a single leader. When you see Alice Krige in action, however, you will find it easy to suspend your disbelief.

James Cromwell has fun playing Zephram Cochrane, the inventor of the warp drive referenced all through the franchise. For those unfamiliar with Star Trek, the warp drive is a component able to make starship engines travel at hyper speeds. I found the Zephram Cochrane in this movie much more exciting to watch than the bland version played by Glenn Corbett in an episode of the original series.

The real drawback with regards to the acting is Alfre Woodard. She was not a convincing lover or protégé for Picard and I couldn't help but wonder if she was drafted in as a replacement for Whoopi Goldberg. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Whoopi Goldberg played a character named Guinan in the TNG series. She acted as a protégé ready to give wise words of advice to many crew members on the ship, including Picard.

Jonathan Frakes shows that he is just as good behind the camera as he is in front of it. His direction brings a great science-fiction story to life that is genuinely thought-provoking, emotionally moving and highly entertaining. In my opinion, he should have been nominated for an Oscar for Best Direction for his work on this movie.

The new starship Enterprise-E seems very dark and claustrophobic compared to the seemingly vast, bright and colourful Enterprise-D from the TV series and the previous movie. However, the Enterprise-E provides a perfect backdrop for the action to take place since its feel fits the tone of the movie perfectly. A wise decision was made to keep the bulk of the action on the ship rather than on Earth. Having said that, the events depicted on Earth help to offset the tension and allowing the audience to take a quick breath before being thrust back in again. The mix of light and dark works like a charm.

To summarise, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT is a first-rate entry into the Star Trek series of movies that can be enjoyed by Star Trek fans and newcomers to Star Trek alike. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys sci-fi action movies.

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