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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…
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…
awww I remember seeing this for the first time!
My dad came and pulled me out of school telling the front office I had a dentist appointment..once we left the school he was like "not really we are going to see a movie! " aww it was great
he would do this for all the films that came out while I was in school :)
I remember this just being amazing to me with the borg and the main borg lady just being a head and spine ...
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…
Last year's Christmas special.
It's probably the only one of the franchise I can repeatedly come back to to re-watch as it's that good. It manages to get the mix of sci-fi action and drama pretty much spot on and Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard and the conflict he undergoes due to his history with the Borg is outstanding.
Hugely enjoyable still, even after having seen it probably half a dozen times!
Finds a superb balance between action, drama and comedy. The FX are (for their time at least) excellent and significantly underrated.
Without a doubt, my favourite "Star Trek"-movie.
Jonathan Frakes borrows a lot from other Sci-Fi-adventures, but uses them, to tell a disctintly "Star Trek"-ish-story. Even though it uses a backstory, from the "The Next Generation" series, Frakes makes sure, that Non-Trekkies can follow without too much difficulty.
Great action sequences, wonderful dialogue and entertaining performances. James Cromwell is wonderful as Zefram Cochrane and the chemistry between Patrick Stewart and Alfre Woodard is great.
"Resistance is futile."
Now THIS is how the Next Gen movies should have started! The Borg are here. This one is exciting, horrific at times, and looks great. More time travel, too.
The Borg get on board the Enterprise and, level by level, take over the ship and assimilate the crew. Data gets some action, Geordi is too cool to even wear his visor, Deanna is drunk, Dr. Crusher goes blonde, and Picard is an unstoppable badass.
Data recovery program
Data recovery program
one of my favourite S.T films on telly last night.
not seen this in years. The Enterprise and the Borg travel 400 years back in time to Earth just before they have first contact with an alien race, the Vulcans.
Picard and crew have to stop the Borg from assimilating the crew of the Enterprise as well as making sure that the first contact is not averted.
great story and action, Data excels in this movie.
I loved the set-up and beginning of this film, as it started fast and immediately had my attention held. It is my first time with the Next Generation crew and overall I liked everyone in it. The Borg is a great villain and a welcome change to the Klingons that were the villains throughout the original series of movies. The Borg queen was also a really good villain and she looked awesome. Her dialogue with Data was also really good. The problem is that the last third lost my interest. It wasn't that it slowed down, it just did not interest me as much as the first two parts.
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