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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…
OKAY HONESTLY. HONESTLY THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST STAR TREK FILMS IN EXISTENCE. DAMN. WHAT A GOOD MOVIE.
This is the first proper film featuring the cast of the Next Generation and it was important to make a decent splash.
Fortunately TNG had the Borg, the assimilating cyborg menace, and together with call backs to one of the shows most effective episodes, this makes for an excitingly entertaining story.
The cast all know their roles, with Stewart seemingly relishing his turn as a vengeful and more action orientated Picard.
And while some of the plot turns do come across as slightly contrived, this in no way lessens the movies impact.
- staying up late trying to get your son to sleep rules out watching anything good for which you'd like the volume up so you watch TV shows or bad movies.
- on another note, i'm beginning to think half of the appeal in Star Trek and Star Wars is their sound design.
Best one for now. But still could be a tv episode...
Spend a quiet evening in watching honestly the best Star Trek film with the Next Generation cast. I had to say it's pretty good. Not too hard to get into and pretty fun for the most part. Star Trek movies have a wide variety of quality. And this is one of the top five Star Trek movies. It has an involving story good special effects and a beloved cast of characters. I'm a Star Trek fan so I can't be terribly objective but I'd say this is one of the better ones.
Why did I watch this? Everyone else was going out and I thought I would watch a film and switched on the TV and this was starting so instead of watching a DVD I watched this. It isn’t dreadful, just a little dull. The story is about the Enterprise going back into the past in pursuit of a Borg ship that has changed history...a good enough Star Trek plot. Not being a Star Trek watcher I hadn’t come across the Borg before, but they are a good science fiction monster, half machine, half living, but without any personal consciousness, just a shared being, and they take you over, make you one of them - the android zombies are coming. But…
In honor of First Contact Day (April 5, 2063)...
ok listen, LISTEN. i only watched this just now because im trying to focus on finishing a storyboard which is due tomorrow at noon and i needed a movie i could half pay attention to while i worked
but LISTEN.........okay??? star trek movies are not good. not even the good ones. they just aren't. every day i thank the good lord that they never made a deep space nine movie. thanks @god. listen, i've said it before and i'll say it again: the star trek formula does not work as a movie !! insurrection is basically a 90 minute episode, it's horrendously boring. the new #startrek #movies are #action #packed and are basically just bad danger action boy space movies…
This is always to be Star Trek: Die Hard in Space. It honestly builds upon the characters and their on going issues. It makes Picard deal with the fact that he hates the Borg for what they did to him and how he was once a part of them, but he is a man who is usually pretty right and wrong, so him to kill the borg with such violence shows you he can erase what they did to him. Patrick Stewart really shines in this film as does his relationship with Alfre Woodard lets him shine. Data gets to really show him as a human instead of the android that he is. He is close to perfect in this…
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!