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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.


David Carson


Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Did You Know?


Leonard Nimoy was originally asked to act in and direct this movie, but he declined after reading the script and being told there was not time to fix the parts with which he had problems. According to Nimoy, there was a character named Spock in the script, but the lines were so bland, they could have been spoken by anyone (those lines were given to James Doohan as Scotty. Nimoy later pointed to this as proof he was right). See more »


Data's emotion chip was previously seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Brothers and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent, Part II, but it looked and operated very differently then. Also in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Data didn't want to use the chip because it might have changed his personality to the worse - there was never an indication that it could "overload his neural net", which seems to be his only concern now. 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?
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 »


Referenced in The Butterfly Effect (2004) See more »


Out of Control / The Crash
Composed, Conducted and Produced by Dennis McCarthy
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Not the best, but also not the worst
21 September 2017 | by InColeSee all my reviews

In short Star Trek Generations is simply a big missed opportunity. Considering that just 3 years earlier Undiscovered Country came out and was hands down among the best Star Trek movies. This is a very weak follow-up of that film.

The opening of the film is quite OK but from there it just goes downhill. There is a lot of boring screen time filler scenes that simply do not serve a purpose and while the movie is redeemed by some really great scenes and some elements that make Star Trek so great. Sadly this is just a film with so much missed opportunity.

Considering they managed to bring together Kirk and Picard into one film you would expect so, so much more. Even if it was a film with just Picard it would have been quite mediocre.

It just lacks focus and direction in the script writing and in general it just feels like they really had to pull out all movie clichés just to get the story to work.

It is watchable and it can be entertaining at times so I would still say to give it a watch especially if you are doing a Star Trek Bluray marathon (like I am doing) but just be prepared to experience a mediocre Star Trek film.

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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

Gross USA:


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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