The crew of the original series have always been my favorite, the closest to my Trekker heart in every way. That being said, Generations has two primary goals. The first, to introduce Picard and his crew into the Star Trek cineverse, functioning as their debut and the seventh film in the franchise. The second, and more important, is to serve as the transition of TOS to TNG, Kirk to Picard. On the first purpose, Generations succeeds. The story is compelling, villain interesting and conclusion pretty good. But as an ode to the legendary TOS crew? It fails pretty miserably. Kirk feels like an afterthought, a poorly applied bow to a package that didn't need one. As a disciple of Captain Kirk and his adventures, plus Shatner's legendary performance as the man himself; Generations is just a bit insulting, a unintentional middle finger to TOS's legacy.
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