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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…
"To hell with our orders."
Star Trek: First Contact is the eighth film of the franchise and is often ranked among the very best. I myself certainly liked it, but there are a few others I would rank above it. This one has an interesting plot that involves time travel and all includes one of the series' best villains in the Borg. The cast is great as expected, the makeup, sets, and costumes are all very good as well. The visual effects are mostly excellent, with really only one effect towards the end standing out in a bad way. Jerry Goldsmith returned to the series for the third time with this one and once again he provides a good score. Truthfully I don't really have a whole lot to say about this installment, but I did like it. It was mostly engaging throughout and I liked the plot. 7/10
I groaned of exhaustion as the film ended with yet another nod to the original series. After finishing it, I felt I had watched a much longer film than I actually did.
Sequences that contributes little to nothing, a villain that doesn't make any goddamn sense, DATA once again having a considerable screen time on top of awkward humor and phony bad ass catchphrases makes this is one the worst Star Trek.
Action was a step up from previous episodes, I guess.
This was a wonderfully done film that had a great high stakes plot that takes advantage of the universe of Star Trek to tell an excellent story. The acting was great, as per usual with the cast of TNG, as well as the additional cast. I enjoyed the look into the history of the Star Trek Universe with Zefram Cochran as the first human to achieve warp, and Cochran's reaction to being told about what a hero the people of the future see him as. The Borg also make an effectively strong and intimidating enemy, which makes their defeat near the end very enjoyable to watch. All in all a solid Star Trek film.
As with Kirk's crew, the second outing by Picard and company was undoubtedly their best. Drawing heavily on Star Trek history, the film pits Picard against his greatest foe, provides a fine conscience in Alfre Woodard, and has some fun with James Cromwell. It's interesting, though, that in both Trek series, their finest cinematic hour was basically a sequel to one of their finest TV episodes.
The second cinema outing for the next generation is a fun one, but not as good as their first for me. There are lots of good character moments, and the special effects look pretty great. The Borg are cool looking. Despite that, it didn't have the emotional resonance that Generations had.
My favorite next generation Star Trek movie.
Picard has never been better, the Borg are always a great villain and the story is high-spirited fun. Double bill with Wrath Of Khan to experience the very best of cinematic Star Trek.
Cool stuff with Data, New villain solid ( for the time) effects work... this is actually pretty good, maybe the highest point between Wrath of Khan and the Abrams reboot. half a star off for Cromwell's' shitty nu metal hat though.
I really enjoyed this movie but I most definitely missed the show. It is mainly because I liked watching the crew members living their lives. The whole Borg plot threw off so many things that you cannot watch them living their lives. Otherwise. I thought it was a great movie. I suppose the transition from tv to movie was too much for me.
Much more my tempo. Clear villains. Pairing off the crew with their own little sub-plots. James Cromwell's coat; and the general coat of pure 90s nostalgic cheese. If I were a few years older, I might have really loved the show because I dig this crew.
Also, Patrick Stewart is so fucking ripped.
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