Star Trek: Generations

{4.5/5} “‘I hate this! It is revolting!’ ‘More?’ ‘Please.'” — Data & Guinan

Star Trek: Generations, released in 1994

Captain James T. Kirk is lost and presumed dead during the maiden voyage of the Enterprise-B. But in reality he was swept up in the nexus. Seventy-eight years later Dr. Tolian Soran will do anything to get back to the nexus, including killing millions of people. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds himself in the nexus, he enlists the help of Kirk to stop Soran. Meanwhile, Data has decided to use the emotion chip that Dr. Soong designed for him.

Kirk and Picard joining forces is magnificent. Soran, the main antagonist, has a refreshingly understandable motive.

In terms of the visuals, Stellar Cartography is a delightful new set. The saucer section crash was something to see on the big screen.

I enjoyed this movie a lot this time — it’s exiting and it’s funny.

One more quotation: “You left spacedock without a tractor beam?”

And one more quotation: “I just… love scanning for lifeforms.”

And just one more quotation: “Don’t let them promote you. Don’t let them transfer you. Don’t let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship because while you’re there you can make a difference.”

Written by Rick Berman (co-creator of Star Trek: Enterprise), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Brannon Braga (Star Trek: TNG — Hive).

James Doohan, Walter Koenig, and Alan Ruck star in the 23rd century section.

Barbara March and Gwynyth Walsh play Lursa and B’Etor.

Stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, and Malcolm McDowell. Directed by David Carson (several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation). The music by Dennis McCarthy is glorious.

This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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