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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.
Film #8 in The Star Trek Marathon!
Having just viewed the film I realize "Resistance is Futile!" While my heart still belongs to Capt. Kirk and crew the lines between the two series has become a tad bit blurred! While I continue to refuse complete assimulation by Capt. Picard and crew I can certainly admit they put on a pretty good show!
I can't predict whether this admirationfest will continue as the next 2 films don't involve the borg! Only time will tell if this was a one hit wonder! Stay tuned for more kiddies same bat-time, same bat-channel!
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…
Best of the TNG films, but still not as great as the best of the TOS films.
The best of the Star Trek films with the cast of The Next Generation.
Probably my favorite Star Trek movie.
Star Trek VIII: First Contact has some quite dated effects, but also features great villains and a typically committed cast. First Contact breathes fresh air on the second generation of the film series.
Definitely the best of the NEXT GEN movies. I saw this when I was 9 years old in the theater on vacation in Delaware.
By and far the best of TNG movies, this has some great action and mostly excellent FX. The villains are great, especially the Borg Queen as played by Alice Krige. The tone of the movie is a bit uneven and the humor doesn't always work, but a solid sci-fi movie regardless.
It's a bit telling that the poster here completely ignores the actual first contact storyline. It's the worst 90s garbage with TV quality drunk acting and all the worst characters. It's as if the only purpose of that is to get those characters out of the way for the more important bit on the Enterprise.
That part is also full of flaws, but nothing really matters when Patrick Stewart breaks out his Borg hate act. He does it so well when his eyes just go black and he gets short with people without acknowledging the situation. He mostly acts the way he usually does but with a little bit of an edge, and then there are flashes of psychotic behavior…
The Enterprise, led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his tortured past, pursue a Borg ship into the past in order to prevent their complete assimilation of Earth; upon arrival, they discover that the Borg intend to prevent First Contact, an initial meeting between Earthlings and Vulcans brought about by a scientist's first use of a warp drive in space. Extremely enjoyable, with multiple storylines going on and a nice contrast between the serious space-zombie aspect of the Borg and the absurdity of Cromwell's depiction of the Earthling scientist.
Oscar Nomination for Makeup.
Very solid entry in the franchise. Exciting and well directed. The new crew is starting to get interesting.
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