Star Trek - First Contact
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The first "Trek" film to feature the cast of the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series without any of the members of the original series, this action-packed hit was well received at the box office. The Federation comes under attack by its ongoing enemy, the Borg, a cybernetics-enhanced race that once kidnapped Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), "assimilating" him into a drone. As a former prisoner of the Borg, Picard is ordered to stay out of the new battle, but he cannot resist and orders the brand-new starship Enterprise into the fray. The Enterprise follows the only surviving Borg ship through a time tunnel, where they intend to conquer Earth in an earlier era. The Borg have targeted the work of Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell), inventor of warp drive, the device that makes interplanetary travel possible. As the Enterprise crew attempts to stop the Borg from interrupting the work of Cochrane and his assistant, Lily (Alfre Woodard), Borg drones invade the Enterprise and take it over piece by piece, while Data (Brent Spiner) is captured and seduced by the Borg Queen (Alice Krige).
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Cast & Crew
|Patrick Stewart||Capt. Jean-Luc Picard|
|Jonathan Frakes||Cmdr. William Riker|
|Brent Spiner||Lt. Cmdr. Data|
|LeVar Burton||Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge|
|Michael Dorn||Lt. Cmdr. Worf|
|Gates McFadden||Dr. Beverly Crusher|
|Marina Sirtis||Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi|
|Alfre Woodard||Lily Sloane|
|James Cromwell||Zefram Cochrane|
|Alice Krige||Borg Queen|
|Neal McDonough||Lt. Hawk|
|Robert Picardo||Holographic Doctor|
|Dwight Schultz||Lt. Barclay|
|Patti Yasutake||Nurse Ogawa|
|Rick Berman||Original Story,Producer|
|Brannon Braga||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Thomas D. Causey||Sound/Sound Designer|
|John M. Dwyer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Deborah Everton||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jerry Fleck||Asst. Director|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Martin Hornstein||Executive Producer|
|Ronald D. Moore||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|David Takemura||Special Effects Supervisor|
|John W. Wheeler||Editor|
|Ron Wilkinson||Art Director|
|Herman Zimmerman||Production Designer|
1. Chapter 1 [:19]
2. Chapter 2 [2:25]
3. Chapter 3 [:04]
4. Chapter 4 [1:54]
5. Chapter 5 [2:45]
6. Chapter 6 [4:21]
7. Chapter 7 [2:02]
8. Chapter 8 [3:26]
9. Chapter 9 [5:03]
10. Chapter 10 [1:59]
11. Chapter 11 [1:27]
12. Chapter 12 [1:15]
13. Chapter 13 [1:01]
14. Chapter 14 [3:04]
15. Chapter 15 [6:36]
16. Chapter 16 [1:25]
17. Chapter 17 [4:35]
18. Chapter 18 [2:21]
19. Chapter 19 [3:03]
20. Chapter 20 [5:53]
21. Chapter 21 [3:08]
22. Chapter 22 [1:20]
23. Chapter 23 [1:50]
24. Chapter 24 [3:44]
25. Chapter 25 [8:35]
26. Chapter 26 [2:31]
27. Chapter 27 [3:56]
28. Chapter 28 [3:00]
29. Chapter 29 [2:15]
30. Chapter 30 [3:08]
31. Chapter 31 [4:48]
English 5.1 Surround
Commentary By Damon Lindelof and Anthony Pascale
Commentary By Damon Lindelof and Anthony Pascale
Industrial Light & Magic the Next Generation
Greetings From the International Space Station
SpaceShipOne's Historic Flight
Brent Spiner Data and Beyond Part 2
Trek Roundtable First Contact
Starfleet Academy Scisec Brief 008 Temporal Vortex
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When I saw the trailers, I knew that this was going to be a great film and I was correct. I like that fact that this film has able to show that this crew are able to do a film without TOS crew. Seeing the Borg especially the Borg Queen was scary. It showed why is she a very deadly adversary for Picard and Company. Other than that, this film also inspired Enterprise. See it this movie, I rank it as the best Trek film along with 2,4,6,and 10.
This is the film that is most exciting, has the best special effects, the best sets, and one of the best stories of them all. The borg are by far the most thrilling enemy in the Star Trek franchise. Patrick Stewart is absoloutely superb, giving his best performance as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. If you have never seen a Star Trek film, or a Star Trek episode, this is definitely the one to start with. It's the best of them all. Just incase you didn't know - Jonathan Frakes (who plays Commander Riker) directs this movie along with the next, Star Trek Insurrection.
This movie very awsome, it had me on my toes for woundering what would happpen next!!!
definitely the strongest of the tng films, the action and story are awesome, and the borg kicked so much butt
I have this film on VHS and I have watched it so much that I will have to evetually buy the DVD for it. I am a BIG Star Trek fan, especially the Next Generation. I really enjoy this one because of the time travel. It was interesting to see how the Next Generation and the Borg were incorperated into the beginning of warp travel. I also enjoy seeing how Data becomes more human with each movie/show.
This is the second best Star Trek Movie ever. The best is Star Trek Nemisis(I'm not exactly sure how it's spelled,but it is the BEST). First Contact has action and adventure and a storyline trekkies and non-trekkies alike will love.
The best ST ever!
In 1966, The first episode called Star trek. In 1996, When watched a movie called Star Trek First Contact. Because he loves Star Trek.
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''First Contact'' ranks equal to the second ''Star Trek'' movie ''The Wrath of Khan''. Like ''Khan''. ''First Contact'' is based on one of the tv shows. It's well acted and quite enjoyable. Even non Star Trek fans will enjoy this movie. Also, the Borg queen was great.
Star Trek Generations (1994) was the first movie to feature the Next Generation crew, but it was not a true Next Generation movie. Generations was a passing of the baton, a few leftovers from the Original Series, passing on the franchise to the Next Generation crew. Kirk (Shatner) would have been much better served to have retired and had his character go out on a high note in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Thus Star Trek: First Contact (1996) was indeed the first full fledged Next Generation movie, and the best effort in the series since Wrath of Khan as far as finding that right mix of melodrama, action and adventure. Much like Wrath of Khan we have the cat and mouse mind games, in this one it's Pickard outwitting the Borg. Much like the Voyage Home we have a trip back to Earth to try to set the record straight and make sure history isn't distorted. Because of the nature of the Borg story line, it is definitely a little creepier, and a little darker than any other Trek movie, but the darkness is offset by having two very different story lines going on during the movie. The one story line deals with Pickard and the Borg, and for the most part is a pretty typical starship captain outwits the villain story line. In some respects this story line may be a little too Trek for the average movie viewer. You really need to have an appreciation of Next Generation Trek to fully understand this subplot. The other more light hearted story line deals with the crew making sure the history of earth's first contact with an alien race doesn't get distorted. A very interesting look at the post World War III human race and one mad scientist's experiment which causes the world to make contact with an extraterrestrial race. The Borg story line by itself may have made this movie a little to dark and a little too Trek to have been successful, but mixed with the first contact story and the interesting tie in to both human history and Trek history, the movie pulls it all together nicely.
The power of tng cast waxes in this film, and frakes' directional flair, though plagaristic, is sublime. from the very first opening sequence, seeing picard's eye, panning back to see the enormity of the borg vessel is truly mind numbing. the drama is never let up until the enterprise enters the temporal vortex, following the borg sphere back to the 21st century. seeing the enterprise-e for the first time was a joy, and picard's voice over cemented the emotion of the scene. this film, stood alone, would be a classic, but when joined with tng episodes ''q who?'' and ''best of both worlds pts 1 and 2'' makes a most satisfying epic. the only gripe i may have would be that the space battle was too short, and the promo poster of the enterprise fleeing a borg cube led me to expect something different than the film offered, but with respect to budget and time scales, i guess i'm asking a little too much. if for some reason you like star trek and you haven't seen this film, run like a maniac to the nearest store that sells films and watch it. twice.
I thought I was ordering the latest Star Trek movie which was sensational. I ordered this one by mistake. I never liked this iteration of Star Trek, so I donated it to the library at the College where I work. My husband watched it. He was bored to tears. I guess we're just Star Trek purists - we like Kirk, Spock, and the original characters who were campy, funny, talented, and witty.
I'm a Star Trek purist - I like Kirk, Spock, and the original characters. If you look at the TNG series, the attempt at updated special effects, etc just don't hold up as well today - things look cheesy (in a really bad way) as they weren't as lovingly made as the original series episodes with Kirk. When the series lost steam and ratings dwindled, they started making films with bigger budgets - none of which broke any financial or critical records to be certain. While the Borg are menacing at first in the series, Patrick Stewart et al simply fail to create characters with any enduring attractiveness - perhaps we got the "thinking mans Kirk" but we also got fairly lame writing and bland "mail it in & cash the check" acting - the plot is essentially Terminator remade with Borgs going back in time instead of Schwarzenegger - fans are fans and many will disagree, but this side-pool of the Trek Universe is best left untouched - stick to the main ocean of Kirkdom if you truly are a fan - and if you want robots going back in time to stop the future of humanity - go with Terminator.