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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • May 16, 2010
Captain Picard vs the hated Borg on the big screen. The best of the Next Gen movies with sci fi action and drama.
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review by . August 26, 2010
Perhaps a little of Kirk rubbed off on Picard during their brief encounter in Star Trek: Generations. For Picard, who was always more of a bureaucratic captain who delegated the dangerous jobs to underlings like his first officer, finally learns how to take charge and kick butt on his own. It takes the Borg, the ultimate bad guys of Star Trek: The Next Generation, to do the job. Picard's passionate hatred of the Borg mirrors Kirk's hatred for the Klingons after the death of his son. Also, …
Quick Tip by . August 13, 2010
Loved this movie-wild mix of humor, action and thrills as Picard's crew once again struggles against the BORG! This is the best "Next Generation" movie ever produced!
review by . September 30, 2009
First Contact Blu-ray box art
If there is one thing that Star Trek fans love, it's the Borg (no, it's not Swedish).  They have a little bit of everything; they're scary, badass and...almost indestructible, making thin final solution that the crew of the Enterprise comes up with even sweeter.  So what do you do?  You bring back one of the coolest sci-fi villains ever, in a movie!  First Contact has gone down as the best Trek film after The Wrath of Khan and for good reason; the film had some superb acting …
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2009
Awesome showdown with Picard's crew against the evil Borg for the fate of the future. Fills in gaps to Star Treks history. Best TNG film.
review by . June 18, 2009
Picard assembles a security squad against The Borg
Star Trek movies never really reached the masses of audiences out there.  When the shows are readily available to anyone with a TV it's "techno babble" of "subspace field emissions of influx meson particles" and "quantum singularities in the warp field matrix" are seen as a turn off to many and add to the "geek" nature of Star Trek where it's fans buy books to learn the process of how such things work, as if it matters.  Many people would just assume stay away from the movie and watch …
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Star Trek: First Contact

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Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Produced by Rick Berman
Marty Hornstein
Peter Lauritson
Written by Story
Rick Berman
Brannon Braga
Ronald D. Moore
Screenplay
Brannon Braga
Ronald D. Moore
Starring See Cast
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Joel Goldsmith
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editing by Anastasia Emmons
John W. Wheeler
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) November 22, 1996
Running time 111 min.
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue $146,027,888 (worldwide)
Preceded by Star Trek Generations
Followed by Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: First Contact is the eighth feature film in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. It was released in late 1996 by Paramount Pictures. First Contact is the first picture in the series to exclusively feature the cast of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. After the mechanical Borg conquer Earth via changing the past, the crew of the USS Enterprise travel back in time to save their present and future.

After the release of Star Trek Generations, Paramount tasked writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore with developing a sequel. Moore and Braga wanted to feature the Borg in the story, while ...

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Director: Jonathan Frakes
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: November 22, 1996
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 50min
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