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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 renegade 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


In the late twenty-third century, the gala maiden voyage of the newly-christened U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott, and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But her maiden voyage turns into a disaster as the unprepared starship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely succeeds out intact, but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. Seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme, and he has been dead for seventy-eight years. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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English | Klingon

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 7 See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie marks the last on-screen appearance for newly-promoted Lieutenant Commander Worf as a regular member of the Enterprise crew. The rest of the senior staff would eventually transfer to the new Enterprise. However, Worf accepts a new assignment at Deep Space Nine, and later with the Klingon Empire, but still returns for various reasons to temporarily assist the Enterprise crew during the events of the three future movies. See more »


Tampering with Geordi LaForge's visor has happened before and in a plot involving the Klingons. In season four, episode twenty-four, LaForge is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon colonial governor. To further the plot, his visor is altered to send him signals and instructions by the treasonous Klingon ambassador Kell to further the assassination plan. Fortunately, the plot was discovered and Geordi began a debrief with Counselor Troi to recover. Since the Klingon civil war that erupted at the end of this season involved Lursa and B'Etor as rebel leaders and their forces receiving Romulan help, you would think that after Geordi was freed from their clutches in "Generations," his old visor would be discarded (or handed into security) and a replacement replicated before he could return to duty. See more »


[first lines]
[the journalists are all talking at the same time, trying to get their questions in]
Journalist #3: How does it feel to be back on the Enterprise bridge?
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Alternate Versions

Fox-TV version removes some footage: During the crisis on the Enterprise B, Kirk starts to stand a number of times to offer a suggestion and then thinks better of it, sitting back down. Scotty leans over after this happens a few times and asks if there's something wrong with his seat. Scotty's remark is cut. After Riker tells the computer to remove the plank, causing Worf to be dumped in the water, his follow-up exchange with Picard is missing: Picard : "Number One, that's 'retract' the plank, not 'remove' the plank." Riker : "Of course, sir. [Shouting over the rail] Sorry!" See more »


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User Reviews

Loved It!!! Great Transition From Old to New Generation
18 August 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

Despite some other people's reviews on this site, I thought this was an EXCELLENT Star Trek film. In fact, this is probably one of my favorites of the films. I thought everything about this film was above average, the story, the special effects, the acting, the directing...EVERYTHING!

I thought the story was absolutely brilliant and quite inventive. I really loved seeing the two captains fighting and working together. Also, I love the idea of this place, "The Nexus", a place where time has no meaning, you can relive all of your favorite memories and your dreams become a reality. I thought the story was excellent.

The special effects in this film were definitely above par! There are several scenes that just made my jaw hit the floor because they looked so good and were done so well. I've noticed a few people have complained that they used the exact same footage of the Klingon bird-of-prey exploding that was used in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", but I say "if they're going to use some archive footage to save some money and put that money into the other special effects that they need for the movie, more power to them" ! Besides, the scene is such a tiny scene in the movie and it wasn't the climax of the film anyway, so where's the problem?

The acting and directing are top notch in this film. I thought all of the actors did a fantastic job. William Shatner pulls off a great performance in his final Star Trek film, as well as James Doohan and Walter Koenig. The Next Generation cast does a great job as well, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden and Whoopi Goldberg all pulled off great performances! Malcolm McDowell did a fantastic job as the antagonist in this film! I also really enjoyed seeing Alan Ruck and Jenette Goldstein in the film, although they both had very small roles.

All in all, I thought this was a great addition to the Star Trek series and a great transition from the original Star Trek crew to the new Star Trek crew. Also, I love this film because you need to know very little about the original Star Trek films to enjoy this film. The only thing you need to know is that James T. Kirk (William Shatner) is the star of the original films and that Scotty (James Doohan) and Chekov (Walter Koenig) co-starred. Also...it may be useful to know that Commander Sulu was another one of the original crew members (but not terribly important). Anyhow, I would definitely recommend this film to any sci-fi fan and to anyone that likes the Star Trek films. I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks for reading,


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