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.
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
On their way to William Riker and Deanna Troi's honeymoon, the Enterprise is sent near the Neutral Zone to Romulan space, and picks up a prototype twin of the android Data. Immediately, they are further sent to Romulus, where the new Praetor, Shinzon, a human cloned from Captain Picard who lives on the slave planet Remus, appears to want peace with the Federation. But then the crew detects a break-in on their computer systems, and Picard is captured by the Remans because Shinzon needs him as his only matching supplier of genetic material. Picard and the Enterprise can escape, only to find themselves battling Shinzon's completely cloaked Warbird, who is after the complete destruction of Earth. Written by
Some "facts" about Picard established in episodes of the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation are overlooked or ignored (e.g. in the series, Picard had hair at Starfleet Academy and no longer has his own heart, it having been replaced after an incident there). There are other elements of discontinuity from the Star Trek series (Worf's transfer to the Diplomatic Corps and Wesley Crusher's resignation from Star Fleet are both ignored and his departure with the "Traveler" during the seventh season), although some of these are explained away in deleted scenes. See more »
Senators, consider the opportunities for the Empire. At last, the destinies of the planets Romulus and Remus will be united. Shinzon of Remus is offering us a chance to make ourselves stronger than ever before. It would be madness to reject it. I beg you not to let prejudice or politics interfere with this Alliance. By joining Shinzon's forces with ours, not even the Federation will be able to stand in our way.
That's enough! The decision has been made. The military does not ...
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if this is the last installment venturing into the great frontier, i'm glad i put forth the effort to see the next gen gang in the theater vs. on my tv. wow! tom hardy as Praetor Shinzon was brilliant--i actually felt a little broken up when he bought it! the actors' camaraderie onscreen was a joy to behold--and i'm really gonna miss these guys--for sure. (except for Wesley, of course)
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