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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…
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…
awww I remember seeing this for the first time!
My dad came and pulled me out of school telling the front office I had a dentist appointment..once we left the school he was like "not really we are going to see a movie! " aww it was great
he would do this for all the films that came out while I was in school :)
I remember this just being amazing to me with the borg and the main borg lady just being a head and spine ...
When it comes to science fiction adventures, Star Wars takes top prize for me, but Star Trek has been often enjoyable too. Especially the films from the crew of "The Next Generation". Their second feature film outing "First Contact", was simply the best of the bunch, which has got the very best story of all their films, and is more action based then then the previous "Generations". It even features some horror elements as well.
Jonathan Frakes takes the helm on this one, and Directs a film for the fans, and non fans alike. It can easily be enjoyed as a stand alone science fiction film.
"First Contact" focuses on the Borg who are the coolest characters in the Star…
My review -- the eighth film project from this science-fiction franchise does have a comfortable profit margin of well over $101 million. The plot of this installment is as follows, the viewer meets Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he wakes up to receive this very important message that states the following one of the biggest threats to mankind has engaged the Federation in combat [The Borg] and at first the Captain is told to stay where he is with his ship and patrol that area. But after some contemplation and getting approval from his senior officers to go and assist the other Starfleet ships, on achieving their mission of destroying one of the Cube ships from the collective, they unknowingly begin…
Easily the best of the TNG movies, but that's not saying much. Also, a young Adam Scott's in it! Sure, he has a minute of screen-time but he's still in it dammit and he's getting a tag!
Gostei desse filme por trazer de volta a aventura para a Terra, apesar que a fuga do cientista que descobriu o Warp ficar bem chata depois de um tempo.
É um bom Star Trek.
Nesse filme percebi que não teria jeito, a tripulação antiga se foi... da nova só o capitão é interessante e mesmo assim não consigo acreditar muito nos problemas que ele tem (estou acostumado com o inabalavel Xavier). Data gera até alguma simpatia, mas os outros nada.
4 estrelas pelo final, achei muito boa aquela revelação, me pegou de surpresa. (nunca acompanhei as séries de TV)
While this second big-screen venture for the TNG crew is clearly dedicated to improving on its muddled predecessor Generations, foregrounding fan-favorite baddie The Borg, down-playing the goofy jokes, and amping up the action. This makes it all the more ironic that it ultimately falters in remarkably similar ways as the previous film, with an exciting opening that quickly descends into a much smaller-scaled and often quite tedious earth-bound plot about the usual time-travel paradox.
‘First Contact’ is a well-meaning ‘Star Trek’ feature that tries hard to make a rollercoaster out of a mediocre script. Its stakes are about as high as most episodes of the series, so why are they supposed to be so especially high here? “Because shut up, it’s the movie” – a problem nearly all film adaptations of TV shows fall victim to.
Jonathan Frakes decided ‘First Contact’ needed to be a horror film at times (POV jump scares, off-screen kills, delayed villain reveal), but it’s kind of antithetical to what the Borg are. Instead of carving out something new in the sci-fi genre, he retreats into a feature film comfort zone that betrays the tone of the series. Patrick Stewart,…
Hopeful, inspiring and exciting; not only a great Star Trek story it's also a great sci-fi film that boasts everything you want from the genre. I just really dig the Next Generation cast and think their tone and chemistry works really well. Must get round to watching more of that TV show..
Part time travel adventure, part zombie movie, all awesome.
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