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Star Trek: First Contact
Resistance is futile.
The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.
They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here!
This is much more like it. After directing several episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, Jonathan Frakes makes his feature film directing debut for a franchise that he'd been working on for almost a decade. He knew the characters, he knew how to work with a budget constraint and hopefully he knew what made Star Trek work.
The script was written by long time Next Generation writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore. Moore of course would go on to re-image Battlestar Galactica with great success. Having written some of the…
With the original series crew put out to pasture and Star Trek on TV at its mid-90's prime, First Contact happened in the middle of a near zeitgeist era for the franchise, capping off its 30 year celebrations in style and it's fair to say honouring the fan tradition that only even numbered Trek movies are any good. Jonathan Frakes aka Commander Riker takes the directorial chair as The Next Generation crew get to cut loose and have the movie franchise to themselves, following the well meaning but uneven gap-bridger Generations, and the wise decision is to have them face their most intractable enemy: the Borg, perhaps one of the most iconic Trek creations beyond the days of the 1960's,…
"Resistance is futile."
The Borg really are a truly great Star Trek enemy in my book, and that's a lot of what makes this installment in the franchise so much fun. They're intimidating in their massive size, adaptive strength and resilience, and of course their fearsome take all prisoners ideology. They threaten not our existence, but our identity and our humanity. And here of course we get the Borg Queen, a wonderfully ominous antagonist who uses temptation to seduce Data and revenge to seduce Picard.
The (slight) problem with First Contact is that the plotting is a bit convoluted. It feels a bit like they wanted to make a Borg movie but couldn't pick a good story arc. The premise…
HD doesn't do Data's makeup any favors
I grew up on Star Trek (minus TOS), watching it religiously for years on BBC2, but now can only vividly remember chunks of each and every series. First Contact (along with Nemesis) is one of those chunks. It terrified me before, I was literally too afraid to watch parts of it. "Don't Let Them Touch You!" still gives me nightmares.
That said, I hadn't seen it in years. Super excited to get back into Trek and watch it with my now (mostly) grown mind, and make sure I'd seen all the episodes, I couldn't resist just skipping to First Contact first because I had liked it so much when I was little, and was eager to see how well it…
I remember seeing this in theaters at about eleven years of age. It was a hell of a lot darker than I had come to expect from your typical Next Generation premise. At the time, the Borg scared me to death, and I was genuinely frightened at moments. Today, seventeen years later, First Contact doesn't serve to scare me, but the visuals hold up pretty well, and it is a truly enjoyable watch.
My father picked up the Next Generation Blu ray pack, so I will likely go through all of them in the coming weeks; but there was something about Picard (Patrick Stewart) in this film that really stands out. His performance is really something to behold, as he…
My personal favorite of all of the Next Generation Star Trek films, and I think the second best in the series, including the reboot, behind only The Wrath of Khan. First rate action/ drama/sci-fi film.
This is the best Star Trek movie.
Granted, I am more of a "Next Generation" guy than an original series guy, but that's not why I say this is the best of the franchise. I say it's the best of the franchise because it has everything I want in a Star Trek story in such a fantastic balance: It's as adventurous, funny, charming, moving, and inspirational as I need Star Trek to be. By having the Borg travel back in time to the mid-21st century in an attempt to prevent humanity's first contact with an alien species, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT raises the stakes to where what's at stake is Star Trek itself, and the spirit of innovation within it.
This is definitely the only good tng movie, and my god is it good
I don't have this fight between Trekkers and Skywalkers I like both because I like good movies. This movie is simply incredible and my favorite from the Star Trek Saga. With a powerful story, great characters and a beautiful soundtrack Star Trek - after median movies - returns with a great picture and mainly with a great story (finally we have villains - the Borgs - so complex as Khan for example). The movie is like a ballet very well choreographed.
Quote: Lieutenant Commander Data: [about the Borg Queen] She brought me closer to humanity than I ever thought possible. And for a time, I was tempted by her offer.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: How long a time?
Lieutenant Commander Data: 0.68 seconds sir.
As a Trekkie I cannot get enough of this one. Re-watched it for the umpth-teen time. This time the Jonathan Frakes (nr 1) directed movie does very well indeed. Good acting, and finally some good humor in Star Trek, which many of the previous movies sorely lack. Except for the laughs the humor serves a purpose for contrast as well as the serious bits become more serious. And for once we get to see a space batlle: great picture, great sound effects. Nice one to give the home theatre a workout.
This movie is a great star trek experience. A lot of good dialog, some lines really don't land though. Mostly, great content with the borg and the back story that carries over from the show. Really like this one, more than the last!
"This is no time to argue about time! We don't have the time! ...What was I saying?"
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Star Trek is something that I've really only begun recently experiencing with the two Abrams movies, Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. It didn't take me long to check out the original series after these films and I'm currently working my way through Deep Space Nine at the moment after trying out the other series. However I haven't really given the films pre-Abrams a go, apart from The Wrath of Khan, so decided to check out First Contact as it was on Netflix UK.
And as it turns out, I actually found myself growing to like Jonathan Frakes' movie well. It has all the hallmarks of a Star Trek epic,…
Probably the best of all the Star Trek Next Generation Spin-off films, (I still love all of them)! An origin story that chooses to combine space time continuum with first contact between the humans and the Vulcans. Combines the core cast with the additions of James Cromwell, Alfree Woodard and the introduction of The Borg Queen (who is sadly not in the original series, even though she should have been). Brings even more Humanity and conflict to Picard by gifting him with PTSD from his earlier Borg experiences as Locutus. Data is also given a major crises in decision making when forced to confront the temptation of the Borg and his life-long goal of being human. Love love love this movie and is everything that Star Trek should be.
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