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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…
An exciting, foreboding and thoughtful Star Trek, not much more you can ask for than that. There's a bit too much talk about what will happen in the future and playing with the timeline in that regard, but otherwise we get a thrilling action flick that puts loved characters in tough situations whether that's literal (Data) or theoretical (Picard being challenged by his crew). There is also some creepy imagery throughout that only this series can do and not throw you off that adds quite a bit.
The starter's Star Trek movie.
Star Trek: First Contact takes great liberties with its established characters, but if you can disconnect it from the television series it's spun off from, it delivers a satisfying stand-alone romp through space and time.
Although First Contact is unequivocally the strongest of the TNG films, there is an elephant in the room that must be addressed. Other than having access to larger budget, there was nothing about this string of films that surpassed what we've already watched during the television run of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
With the first six Star Trek films that followed the original series, they were able to explore the universe on a grander scale and tackle more diverse themes than they could back…
Considerada de forma bastante unánime la mejor película con la que cuenta la serie de Star Trek correspondiente a "La Nueva Generación", debo admitir que cuando la vi en el momento del estreno no se colocó entre mis favoritas.
En este revisionado me he dado más cuenta de sus méritos. Aunque igual que Generations, First Contact pone su foco en la historia personal de Picard, y en menor medida en Data, su estructura argumental es mucho más sólida, y el tono de acción, con toques inquietantes a lo alien, funciona mejor en cine que las reflexiones metafísicas sobre la vida y la muerte que aborda Generations.
Además, el reparto de personajes secundarios de La Nueva Generación, cuya presencia en Generations…
One of the better Star Trek films; especially of the second generation. A lot within it concerns fans of the show, and unfamiliar audiences may find themselves questioning some of the intrinsic details of the plot.
Jonathan Frakes does a great job directing this film. This film is regarded as the best for the TNG era movies, and that's easy to agree with. The movie had everything a Star Trek fan would want but sometimes went out of its way to do it. The film also does a good job of trying to make non Star Trek fans interested in the movie with good effects, action, humor, writing, story and acting. In all it felt like Star Trek though. My biggest complaint is everything looked like it was film on a set. I know this is almost distinguishable as Star Trek but as a TV show I'm cool with it, but as a movie I'm kinda not.
Picard murders a lot of people
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…