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Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

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Science Fiction & Fantasy movie

Even-numbered Star Trek movies tend to be better, andFirst Contact(#8 in the popular movie series) is no exception--an intelligently handled plot involving the galaxy-conquering Borg and their attempt to invade Earth's past, alter history, and "assimilate" … see full wiki

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1 review about Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

A bitterly disappointing departure. . .

  • Sep 19, 2001
Rating:
-3
. . .from the established "Star Trek" Canon.

First, the good bits: This was an exciting adventure movie involving the Borg -- certainly one of the better adversaries ever created in a science-fiction setting.

THIS BEING SAID:

The DEPLORABLE portrayal of Zephram Cochrane, inventor of the warp drive and the equally DEPLORABLE "first contact" encounter with the Vulcans flies in the face of everything that REAL Trekkies know and have known about the "future history" of the Star Trek world.

Rick Berman and crowd have apparently successfully completely taken over the world envisioned by the late Gene Roddenberry, and the thousands of TRUE Star Trek fans from the 60's, 70's and early 80's. I, for one, don't like it.

For Canonical Star Trek information about the invention of the warp drive, first contact with the Vulcans, etc. please allow me to refer the reader to the sadly out-of-print "Star Trek Space Flight Chronology" and to the early classic Trek novels.

For an adventure movie, yeah, this was worth the minimal time investment. For a true "Trek" fan, however, this was a sad disappointment.

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