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Star Trek: Insurrection

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Overview

Star Trek: Insurrection manages to recall the original 1960s series' spirit of liberalism, while transcending it for sheer boldness, embracing issues that are on the political cutting edge in the 1990s and beyond. The fact that the first 30 minutes are presented as a mystery only makes the material more engrossing. While assisting a survey team of Federation allies observing the populace of a distant planet, Lt. Commander Data Brent Spiner seemingly goes berserk and attacks the survey team, exposing their ...
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Overview

Star Trek: Insurrection manages to recall the original 1960s series' spirit of liberalism, while transcending it for sheer boldness, embracing issues that are on the political cutting edge in the 1990s and beyond. The fact that the first 30 minutes are presented as a mystery only makes the material more engrossing. While assisting a survey team of Federation allies observing the populace of a distant planet, Lt. Commander Data Brent Spiner seemingly goes berserk and attacks the survey team, exposing their existence to the populace and jeopardizing the mission. Captain Picard Patrick Stewart brings the Enterprise into orbit to try and apprehend Data and find out what happened . He discovers that the mission isn't one of observation, but the involuntary relocation of a small, peaceful population, undertaken by the Federation and its rogue planet allies the Son'a, supposedly to secure the planet's youth-restoring qualities. As it turns out, there's a much darker side to the plans of the Son'a, and a personal side to the carnage planned by the Son'a leader Ru'afo F. Murray Abraham. Picard and his officers, suitably outraged by this violation of the Prime Directive -- that no Federation mission may interfere with the natural evolution of an alien culture -- take matters into their own hands in an attempt to expose the plot to public scrutiny, risking their lives in the process.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by: Jonathon Frakes and Marina Sirtis; Westmore's Legacy; Marina Sirtis: The Counselor Is In; Brent Spiner: Data And Beyond Part 3; Trek Roundtable: Insurrection; Starfleet Academy: The Origins Of The Ba'ku and Son'a Conflict
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Star Trek: Insurrection is the most complex and ambitious feature film in the entire Star Trek franchise. It doesn't always succeed, but it goes where no part of the franchise ever went before. The plot is filled with elements that refer clearly to events in the real world of the 1990s and beyond. The Federation, going into an alliance with a rogue planet, is prepared to violate the precepts upon which it was founded, ostensibly for the greater good of all; in the process, Captain Picard and his crew discover that, beyond the dubious morality and legality of the Federation's actions, there is also a blood feud being given new life with Star Fleet's help, and they decide to make this known to the public, risking their lives in the process. The treatment of the Ba'Ku by the Federation recalls the history of the United States and Native Americans, but the notion of nations compromising their ideals resounds all the way from Vietnam to recent events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The entire movie is a cautionary allegory about the care that empires must take in choosing their allegiances, and the harm that they can do when making deals with the devil, all in the name of the "greater good." The action and plot may seem small scale by the standards of the best Star Trek movies, but by its nature the script is very bold, dealing with moral questions that the earlier entries (except for The Undiscovered Country) usually didn't embrace. Even during the 1960s, when the original series was trying for topicality on a weekly basis, the show almost never used scripts that brought into question much of American history or current foreign policy in the way that Star Trek: Insurrection does. The movie's only flaw lies in the level of sophistication of the writing -- the authors were so subtle, that the topical nature of the plot eluded most critics and audience members. In fact, if one looks closely at the movie, it seems almost subversive, and it's all the more rewarding for this quality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2013
  • UPC: 097360729146
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,078

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Stewart Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes Cmdr. William Riker
Brent Spiner Lieutenant Commander Data
LeVar Burton Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge
Michael Dorn Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Gates McFadden Dr. Beverly C. Crusher
Marina Sirtis Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi
F. Murray Abraham Ru'afro
Donna Murphy Anji
Anthony Zerbe Admiral Dougherty
Gregg Henry Gallatin
Daniel Hugh Kelly Sojef
Michael Welch Artim
Technical Credits
Jonathan Frakes Director
Peter E. Berger Editor
Rick Berman Original Story, Producer
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Fleck Asst. Director
Terry Frazee Special Effects Supervisor
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Martin Hornstein Executive Producer
Adam Howard Special Effects Supervisor
Peter Lauritson Co-producer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Michael Piller Original Story, Screenwriter
Jim Rygiel Special Effects Supervisor
Patrick Stewart Associate Producer
Michael Westmore Makeup
Ron Wilkinson Art Director
Herman Zimmerman Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Star Trek: Insurrection
1. Chapter 1 [3:05]
2. Chapter 2 [4:13]
3. Chapter 3 [4:12]
4. Chapter 4 [2:26]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
6. Chapter 6 [6:50]
7. Chapter 7 [:16]
8. Chapter 8 [3:50]
9. Chapter 9 [1:12]
10. Chapter 10 [1:02]
11. Chapter 11 [7:27]
12. Chapter 12 [:31]
13. Chapter 13 [6:14]
14. Chapter 14 [3:10]
15. Chapter 15 [1:57]
16. Chapter 16 [4:15]
17. Chapter 17 [2:33]
18. Chapter 18 [2:39]
19. Chapter 19 [1:56]
20. Chapter 20 [3:01]
21. Chapter 21 [1:19]
22. Chapter 22 [5:22]
23. Chapter 23 [1:39]
24. Chapter 24 [1:08]
25. Chapter 25 [3:44]
26. Chapter 26 [1:39]
27. Chapter 27 [4:02]
28. Chapter 28 [1:09]
29. Chapter 29 [2:58]
30. Chapter 30 [4:22]
31. Chapter 31 [:03]
32. Chapter 32 [5:18]
33. Chapter 33 [2:55]
34. Chapter 34 [5:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Star Trek: Insurrection
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      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         Français
         Español
         Português
         Commentary By Jonathan Frakes And Marina Sirtis
      Subtitle Options
         English Subtitles: On
         Français Subtitles: On
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   Special Features
      Commentary By Jonathan Frakes And Marina Sirtis
      Westmore's Legacy
      Marina Sirtis: The Counselor Is In
      Brent Spiner: Data And Beyond Part 3
      Trek Roundtable: Insurrection
      Starfleet Academy Scisec Brief 009: The Origins Of The Ba'ku And Son'a Conflict
      Previews
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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Perfect Size for my Garbage Can

    Warf gets a pimple. Picard has a deep conversation with a slightly attractive woman. Data show's he's really a danger to everyone. The Enterprise saves 500 Amish people. Riker has his laywer file an angry letter against the Federation.

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