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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…
A perfectly epic story for a TNG film, incorporating Earth's first contact with extraterrestrial life, their greatest opponents in the Borg, and most importantly, Data using his full functionality with the Borg Queen.
It's basically just Die Hard 17 in space. It's a generic schlocky action movie that makes no sense and has no substance. By far the worst one.
This is the best Star Trek movie with the Next Generation crew. It starts a little slow, but the film improves with the contact of the humans from the past with the Enterprise.
Like in "Star Trek IV," the time travel plot is responsible for one of the best films in the series.
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. After the kind of ho hum Generations with the Next Gen cast getting their first outing on the big screen, they come back with an excellent script that knocks it out of the park. Where Kirk and crew went with one of their bigger villains for their second outing, the Next Gen crew does the same with the Borg. The effects are great, we get all the right character…
I've never watched the television series before but hearing Picard discuss Moby Dick was pretty dope.
A bit of a complicated plot, but I thought it worked well. A bit of a revival of interest for me as well because I was starting to get pretty tired of Kirk and Spock and the crew. Admittedly I'm not as "into" the Next Generation crew with Picard and Data and etc. I wasn't really a Star Trek fan prior to watching these films, and watching these definitely hasn't turned me into one, but there's something a little more interesting about the original crew. That being said, those characters had grown a bit stale and new blood is a good thing.
For the first Star Trek film with no Shatner, First Contact sure does labor under his shadow.
It’s an understandable dilemma; The Next Generation, generally considered to have operated under a less-brawn-more-brains philosophy than its predecessor, seemed ill-fitted to follow up the more action-oriented cinematic adventures of Captain Kirk & co. After all, despite the success of their TV show, the Next Generation crew never managed to shake to nerd-centric appeal of their cast. Not that Shatner’s group of spacefarers were sweaty, muscle-bound action heroes, but, come on. Compared to Picard’s band of astro-poindexters, Kirk’s crew looks like they just stepped out of a David Ayer film.
So, to combat the cerebral tendencies (i.e. box office poison) of the Next Generation…
Η δεύτερη ταινία που αναφέρθηκε στη θρυλική πλέον κουβέντα για το Star Trek- θρυλική για εμάς τους τρεις που συμμετείχαμε βέβαια- (εδώ η σύνδεση με τα προηγούμενα letterboxd.com/nicolas1810/film/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan/ ) ήταν το First Contact,με το Θόδωρο να την έχει ξαναδεί πρόσφατα,κι από εκεί που τη θεωρούσε ταινιάρα να είναι λίγο μαγκωμένος πια.Η απέχθεια του για τους Borg,παραμένει πάντως σε πολύ υψηλά επίπεδα.Όσον αφορά εμένα που δεν την είχα δει όταν είχε πρωτοβγεί,δεν με χάλασε.Σαν ένα μεγάλο επεισόδιο της τηλεοπτικής σειράς είναι ώρες-ώρες αλλά με χαρά διαπίστωσα ότι ακόμα και το 2063 η ανθρωπότητα θα ακούει Roy Orbison.Και ναι,οι Borg (που όχι,δεν είναι από τη Σουηδία) είναι ελεεινοί,σιχαμένοι και τρισάθλιοι.
Film #6 in the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon!
Welcome back to the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today I'll be taking a look at Star Trek: First Contact.
In this film, the crew of the Starship Enterprise must stop an alien probe called the Borg from preventing man's first contact with extra-terrestrials.
After revisiting this film less than 2 months later, it feels like a less engaging film, with strong characters and emotions being placed second to technobabble dialogue and special effects. The effects are really good, though, and it has a lot of great action, and a couple stand-out dialogue scenes, but it just doesn't hold up as well as films like Voyage Home or Undiscovered Country.
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