While on a mission to observe the peaceful Ba'ku race, Lieutenant Commander Data suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existence. The immortal Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation, and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject advanced technology. Their planet and their culture is secretly researched by the Federation associated with an alien race called the Son'a. But the Son'a intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the Starfleet officials who all would like to regenerate their bodies. But they did not think of the loyalty of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E to the Prime Directive.Written by
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When Picard and Worf are chasing Data and Picard asks Worf if he knows who Gilbert and Sullivan are and Worf asks, "Were they warriors?" Picard replies, "They were composers!" While William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan collaborated to make many operettas, Gilbert was the poet who contributed the librettos (texts) while Sullivan was the composer who wrote the music. However, poems and lyrics are indeed compositions themselves. See more »
[children playing hide and seek]
There he is. Let's get him, come on!
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The original version of the fight between Picard and Ru'afo contained an additional scene. After Picard was beamed away by the Enterprise, Ru'afo fell into the planet's rings and was regressed into a young child. This scene was cut from the final film, but a "Young Ru'afo" is still listed in the credits. See more »
Upon learning of the true intentions of a race known as the Son'a who are in alliance with the Federation, Picard and crew openly rebel against their former employers to protect a unique planet's current population. Part of the anger towards this one, being called "the worst of the ST films", is probably that it lacks the immediate gravity of the others... this isn't about Earth in danger(like many of the others), it's a small colony that we've never heard of before, and we don't, since. And the bad guys aren't The Borg, Romulans, Klingons or something else that has long been built up... no, it's these generic beings that behave in an "evil" manner. While this is genuinely funny, it also has gags and jokes that fall flat and embarrass. It gets to be too silly at times. One can wonder why the Enterprise is suddenly so weak. And the focus remains on the Captain and Data. Other than that, this is a solid entry. The plot is fairly engaging(even though disobeying orders has been explored before in this series) and the developments keep your interest. This has impeccable dialog. With very few exceptions, it is well-written and delivered spot-on. The acting is dependable. Frakes and Sirtis are cute together. This has great production and FX, and honestly inspires a sense of wonder in the audience. The action is pretty good, and this is very exciting. There is a bit of disturbing content and a little sensuality in this. The DVD comes with a decent 5 minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a trailer and a teaser. I recommend this to fans of Star Trek and The Next Generation. 7/10
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