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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…
This is not a movie, but a TV show two parter melded together. Not much to fuse together in STAR TREK cohesion plot-wise. For instance, if they destroy the starship and jettison would they not be stuck back in time? And what is with the Borg Queen sexual come-on with Data? And this viewer finds Captain Pickard to be Captain Prick. James Cromwell dancing? Bad comedy lines? Alfre Woodard screaming? Suggestion: STAR TREK should have stopped after original STAR TREK series.
Misplaced attempts at humor aside, First Contact is a fine entry into the Star Trek canon that rightly emphasizes the positive, co-operative aspects of the series rather than mindless action. Patrick Stewart is typically powerful, but other strong TNG characters such as Dr Crusher and Riker are sidelined.
Entertaining. But apart from the improved SFX budget, it's basically a really really good two-parter Star Trek episode.
First time seeing this and was really entertained by it. I've heard that it kind of craps all over the continuity of things, but I never really followed TNG show so it didn't really bother me. The Borg are really cool villains and I think Data is used much better here then in Generations.
Still one of the best Star Trek movies and for sure the best with the TNG crew.
Possibly the best of the Next Generation Star Trek movies, but time hasn't been good to this iteration of Star Trek.
M podcast review: www.subspacepod.com/2015/02/bonus-episode-8-star-trek-first-contact.html
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This is clearly the best of the TNG films though as my previous reviews have pointed out, that was a pretty low bar to clear. We have a good supporting cast, an interesting villain, and a comprehensible storyline.
The Borg are back and way scarier than we left them in "Descent." We have time travel which gets a little old in terms of a plot device but I'm willing to let it go (I don't think the idea of the temporal Prime Directive gets introduced until DS9). James Cromwell and Alfre Woodward are both really good in this film and have strong and interesting characters to play. The scene where Lily convinces Picard to destroy the ship was really powerful.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Second film (or sequel?) for the next generation crew and this time there is no hint of the classic crew what so ever, its all new now baby.
So this next Trek rumble is a lot more straight forward plot wise and probably has the most action seen for awhile. Quite simply the Borg are on the rampage and out to assimilate pretty much everyone they can, namely all of Starfleet. This goes a little pear shaped for them so they jump through time to assimilate the entire Earth...the naughty rascals. Is time travel a regular function for everyone in the Trek universe? handy if so.
I liked this film for the simplicity of everything and the fact you get…
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