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Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

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While on a mission to observe the peaceful Ba'ku race, Lt. Commander Data suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existence. The immortal Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject advanced technology. Their planet and their culture is secretly researched by the Federation associated with an alien race called the Son'a. But the Son'a intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the Starfleet officials who all would like to regenerate their bodies. But they did not think of the loyalty of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E to the Prime Directive. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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11 December 1998 (USA)  »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,052,836 (USA) (11 December 1998)

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$70,117,571 (USA) (26 March 1999)
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Trivia

Following the confirmation what the climax would be for the 6th season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Michael Piller added a couple of lines to the film acknowledging the tragic climax and the impact it had on Worf. Rick Berman eventually overruled this, arguing that this film would confuse film audience members who didn't follow the show regularly. See more »

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While at the lake, Data says that he was designed as a flotation device. This is not true. In Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 2 Geordi reminisces about when he and Data went sailing on Devala Lake. Data decided to go swimming, jumped out of the boat and sank straight to the bottom. Because of his lack of buoyancy Data was forced to walk 1.46 kilometers along the bottom of the lake to get back to the surface. Even if he has altered his body to accomplish this task, he was not "designed" that way by Soong. See more »

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child: There he is. Let's get him, come on!
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A Brilliant Piece of Work...
27 January 2003 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best of the recent Trek films. Honestly, I don't know why many people don't like it when production wise, it couldn't have been any better. Each scene is nicely constructed and utilizes all the necessary ingredients of film making.

OK, the story was simple but for what the story was, screen writer Michael Piller, wrote a screenplay that is so polished, that every one-liner was perfectly timed and the dialogue was very sharp. The drama and story unfolded not too slowly and not too fast. The characterization was fantastic particularly the conflict between Piracy and Admiral Ross. It's a story about fighting for what you believe in, which every character in the film, even the bad guys, does until the bitter end.

There is no rules that says a science fiction film or Star Trek must have a complex storyline, but a storyline that tells a story and tells it well is what Insurrection does perfectly

I don't enjoy action films and I think 'Star Trek: First Contact' is one of the most overrated sci-fi actioneers in years. Insurrection had a very human story and is also very audience friendly for those who have never seen Star Trek.

I think people need to take another look at this film and ask what is wrong with it apart from the story being too simple? Production design looks great, the film is beautifully shot, Jerry Goldsmith's score was perfect, and the energy from performances from the entire cast comes off in the film like no other Star Trek movie.

'Star Trek: Insurrection' is a very underrated film, and a film that deserves way more credit.

SCORE: 9 out of 10


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