I've always been a fan of Star Trek, primarily on the small screen, but this silver screen crossover for THE NEXT GENERATION crew -- with a bit of baton-passing from select members of the classic cast -- didn't quite work for me after its wonderful 20-minute, big picture opening with the (apparent) death of legendary Captain James T. Kirk. Over the course of the picture, we learn that Kirk isn't dead, that he sucked into a temporal Nexus, where he can emerge and help save ... life as we know it one last time? No: he only saves the lives of the crew of the Enterprise D, and I think that is, perhaps, the greatest misstep in this picture (outside of the inevitable death scene). Kirk and company were always meant for grander adventures, not just saving another ship and crew. They were heroes intent on preserving life as we know it, and GENERATIONS falls miserably short on that mark. Continuity (within the film) strays between two differing versions of crew uniforms until the point it becomes a distraction. Also, who in the hell authorized the lighting aboard the Enterprise D? When did all of the bulbs blow out and why was this never explained in the plot? Horribly photographed and ill-paced, GENERATIONS is the little picture that could, enraging one legion of Trek fans and enlightening others. It will be an argument for the Trek ages, one that will never reach a satisfactory conclusion b/c 'the man' is still dead when the pictures over.
Since another original-cast movie was out of the question, the first 17 minutes of Star Trek VII was the next best thing. The film begins with great opening credits: a bottle of Dom Perignon floating through space and smashing its baptism on the hull of the new Enterprise-B. The ship's first run is a media frenzy as Capt. James Kirk (William Shatner), Montgomery Scott (James Doohan) and Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) come aboard for her maiden voyage. But the public relations run becomes deadly … more
How could I forget this one? Very easily apparently. 1994 was the apex of Star Trek's appeal and love. The Next Generation just wrapped up with an awesome finale and their movie was in the works. Deep Space Nine was on tv going into it's second season and Star Trek Voyager was in the works. Being the bridge between the original cast movies and the Next Generation, Rick Berman TNG's producer who loved time travel and after … more
Star Trek Generations is not a bad movie. I'm starting this review by saying that because it's the truth, but Generations had one major flaw that was almost disastrous to the Star Trek franchise...Captain Kirk gets killed. I don't care whether he, as the Klingons would say, died gloriously in battle, it was cheap and it was screwed up. Take away the not so glorious death of the greatest starfleet captain of all time, and you have a great film that finally introduces the crew of … more
Star Trek Generations is a 1994 science fiction film, and the seventh feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television series. It is the first film in the series to star the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was shot in Overton, Nevada, Paramount Studios, and Lone Pine, California.