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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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David Carson

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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>

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Two captains. One destiny. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This was the first "Star Trek" film released after Viacom's takeover of Paramount Pictures earlier in 1994. See more »

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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.

However, it is possible that although it appears that Picard and Kirk exited the Nexus together, only Kirk actually left and Picard was teleported back behind. That means just like Guinan, an echo of Picard remained in the Nexus. See more »

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[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?
Journalist #1: Captain Chekov, what are the most significant changes...
Journalist #3: Captain Kirk, can I ask you a few questions?
Journalist #1: Did you participate in the redesign?
Journalist #3: We'd like to know how you feel about being...
Kirk: I appreciate the...
Harriman: Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me. There will be plenty of time for questions later. I'm Captain John Harriman and I'd like to welcome you all aboard.
Kirk: ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

When Worf explains the workings of 'trilithium', all his words were overdubbed. In the filmed scene (and in the novelization), Worf simply says that trilithium is a very powerful explosive. In the actual film as seen in theaters, Worf's overdubbed lines now say that trilithium is a "nuclear inhibitor" which can stop all nuclear reactions within a star. See more »


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Prisoner Exchange
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Composed, Conducted and Produced by Dennis McCarthy
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Two Hours' Tempest in a 3-Minute Pot of Tea
2 September 2007 | by RiffRaffMcKinleySee all my reviews

While it has been remarked that "Generations" is the only Trek film that was ever meant to be a movie (meaning it doesn't really feel like an episode of a TV series), I still do not feel that is sufficient grounds for liking a movie that is this bland and stupid.

Here are the good things about this movie. 1) The ribbon looks pretty impressive. 2) Data swears a bit and sings a little ditty while scanning for life forms. 3) It ends. Nothing else is really worth seeing. Kirk seems to be saying, "Get me out of this franchise!" with each passing line, while Captain Picard's constant attempts at pathos are nowhere near as convincing as they proved in the series and the other movies.

Additionally, the naval holodeck scene at the beginning is nowhere near as funny as it was meant to be and the rest of the film is populated with new characters who are either dangerously gutless (the captain of the Enterprise-B) or disturbingly one-dimensional (Soran). Whoopi Goldberg gives an interesting performance, but, even coupled with the list of three that I gave above, it's still not enough to salvage this movie.

This is the only Star Trek movie I dislike, let alone hate.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek VII See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,116,394, 20 November 1994

Gross USA:

$75,671,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,071,125
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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