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Star Trek: Generations (1994)

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With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a deranged scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.


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Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Riker
Brent Spiner ... Data
LeVar Burton ... Geordi
Michael Dorn ... Worf
Gates McFadden ... Beverly
Marina Sirtis ... Troi
Malcolm McDowell ... Soran
James Doohan ... Scotty
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
William Shatner ... Kirk
Alan Ruck ... Capt. Harriman
Jacqueline Kim ... Demora
Jenette Goldstein ... Science Officer
Thomas Kopache ... Com Officer
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Beyond time. Beyond the known universe. Beyond imagination. An adventure for a new generation. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Tim Russ: The Vulcan security chief Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) has a small role as a human member of the bridge crew of the Enterprise-B. In addition, he played the mercenary Devor in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship Mine (1993). See more »


Guinan tells Picard that she couldn't leave the Nexus because she already existed in the other reality. However, when Picard and Kirk returned to fight Soran, it was at a time when Picard also existed outside the Nexus. But, Guinan's theory didn't apply in that case. See more »


[first lines]
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Journalist #3: How does it feel to be back on the Enterprise bridge?
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Perhaps The Best Of The Star Trek Movies
11 January 2003 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

In my opinion, "Generations" is the best of the Star Trek movie series for a number of reasons. Although "The Undiscovered Country" represented a fitting ending for the original crew, this movie was a good way of blending original Trek with Next Generation Trek. Given almost 80 years difference in the generations, I though the solution for doing this was quite ingenious. 78 years apart, both Kirk (William Shatner) and Picard (Patrick Stewart) find themselves sucked into the "Nexus" - a huge energy "ribbon" in which time has no meaning - where they meet each other and join forces to defeat this instalment's villain - Dr. Soren (Malcolm McDowell, in what I thought was an excellent performance; he's one of the better villains to appear in the Star Trek movies.)

James Doohan (Scotty) and Walter Koenig (Chekhov) both make appearances at the beginning of the movie (which opens in the era of the original cast) and - given the premise in which they appear (kind of an honorary visit to the Enterprise "B" as it prepares to launch for the first time) - their ages really don't matter that much. This was always a bit of a problem for me with the movies starring the original cast. They always seemed to be getting just too old to keep being sent on these emergency missions. Here, their presence on the Enterprise "B" makes sense. I thought that Alan Ruck (playing Captain Harriman of the Enterprise "B") did quite a good job of playing a nervous young captain, a bit overwhelmed at the presence of the heroic and famous Kirk on his bridge. The Next Generation cast, having only recently ended the TV series, slipped into their roles without effort. Brent Spiner I thought was extremely good playing Data, who has recently added an "emotion chip" to his positronic brain, and is having to adjust to his new feelings while trying to do his duty.

The movie revolved, though, around Stewart and Shatner. Interestingly enough, I thought this may have been Shatner's best outing as Kirk in the movies, perhaps because although he was still playing Kirk as the hero, he wasn't burdened with being the only star. Stewart was clearly playing that role (and Kirk was appropriately deferential to Picard - as he was to Harriman for that matter.) Shatner and Stewart seemed to work well together, giving Kirk and Picard a real chemistry.

Flaws? Well, a few minor things. It bugged me that the transporter technician (speaking only on radio) referred to "Commander LaForge and Mr. Data." Why not "Commander Data?" After all, Data outranks LaForge. Why honour LaForge with his rank, but not Data? No respect for android officers? That's a minor point, of course. I also thought that the connection between the two generations might have been even stronger if Leonard Nimoy had somehow been written into the story as Spock. Spock spanned both series, and a reunion of Kirk and Spock 80 years later might have been quite touching. But overall, minor weaknesses aside, this was an excellent movie with a good story and flow and interesting all the way through.


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English | Klingon

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek VII See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,116,394, 20 November 1994

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2.39 : 1
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