Star Trek: First Contact

{5/5} “You broke your little ships.”

Star Trek: First Contact, released in 1996

The Borg have returned to Federation space, and this time they travel into the past in order to assimilate Earth. Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E follow them to the past, where they encounter Zephram Cochrane. Cochrane is the first person to fly at warp speed, which attracts the attention of the Vulcans — and if that doesn’t happen, there will be no Federation.

With Star Trek‘s most terrifying villains, you will be on the edge of your seat. The crew’s interactions with the 21st century humans Cochrane and Lily Sloane provide some humour.

The scene where they walk on the outside of the ship is stunning.

It’s about fighting a vicious foe while maintaining your humanity — and not always succeeding. It’s about revenge, friendship, and heroes not always being who you expect them to be.

Written by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, and Ronald D. Moore (the 3 writers of Star Trek: Generations).

Dwight Schultz, Robert Picardo, and Ethan Phillips have small but fun parts.

Stars Brent Spiner, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, and Alice Krige. Directed by Jonathan Frakes (several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation). The music by Jerry Goldsmith is thrilling, and the use of his Klingon theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture to represent Worf is delightful.

This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed Star Trek: Generations.

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