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Star Trek: Generations [1994] (2 discs)

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Director:David Carson
Writer:Brannon Braga
Ronald D. Moore
Composer:Dennis McCarthy
Length:117 minutes
(1 hour 57 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Star Trek
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:47%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Kirk is lost in an energy ribbon where Picard finds him.


Reaction: This movie is lacking that feel of real urgency with the Enterprise crew out to save a planet of beings we've never met before and never do even in the movie.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Data?"
"That was...?"
"Not funny."

Select Cast and Crew
David Carson => Director
Brannon Braga => Writer
Ronald D. Moore => Writer
Dennis McCarthy => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Rick Berman => Producer
Alan Ruck => Capt. John Harriman
Barbara March => Lursa
Brent Spiner => Lt. Commander Data
Brian Thompson => Klingon Helm
Christopher James Miller => René Picard
Gates McFadden => Doctor Beverly Crusher
Glenn Morshower => Enterprise-B Conn Officer
Gwynyth Walsh => B'Etor
Jacqueline Kim => Ensign Demora Sulu
James Doohan => Capt. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Jenette Goldstein => Enterprise-B Science Officer
Jonathan Frakes => Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton => Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Majel Barrett => Enterprise Computer (voice)
Malcolm McDowell => Dr. Tolian Soran
Marina Sirtis => Counselor Deanna Troi
Michael Dorn => Lt./Lt. Commander Worf
Olivia Hack => Picard's Kid
Patrick Stewart => Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Patti Yasutake => Nurse Alyssa Ogawa
Rif Hutton => Klingon Guard
Thomas Dekker => Thomas Picard (as Thomas Alexander Dekker)
Thomas Kopache => Enterprise-B Communications Officer
Tim Russ => Enterprise-B Tactical Lieutenant
Walter Koenig => Commander Pavel Chekov
Whoopi Goldberg => Guinan (uncredited)
William Shatner => Captain James T. Kirk, retired

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Malcolm McDowell received death threats from obsessed [Star Trek] fans after his character killed Captain Kirk.
  • One of the reasons for destroying the Enterprise-D was that it was designed for the narrow aspect ratio and low resolution of televisions. Destroying the ship allowed the creation of a theater-friendly ship for subsequent movies.
  • Kirk's death scenes were re-shot after preview audiences reacted badly to the original version, wanting a more "heroic" death. Kirk originally died after being shot in the back by Soran.
  • The horse that William Shatner rides is his, as are the home and farm where the sequence takes place.
  • James T. Kirk's final two words, "Oh, my..." are a spontaneous ad lib made by William Shatner. Shatner later explained it was Kirk's reaction to eternity and truly going where Kirk had never gone before.
  • Barbara March, making her final appearance here as Lursa, is married to three-time [Star Trek] guest star Alan Scarfe, and step-mother to Alan's son, Jonathan Scarfe.
  • A new set of Starfleet uniforms was intended to be introduced in the film to be worn by the Enterprise-D crew. These new uniforms would have been similar to the television ones, except the collars would have been the same department color as the rest of the tunic and the rank pips would have been worn on the shoulder with a corresponding rank braid on the wrists. The uniforms were eventually nixed by producer Rick Berman. The decision was then made to use both the uniforms from [Star Trek: The Next Generation] as well as the uniforms from [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]. However, Playmates had already made an action figure line for the film with the Enterprise-D crew wearing the aborted uniforms. It was too late to retract the figures, which is the only place the aborted uniforms can be seen.
  • Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner were the only cast members to have custom [Deep Space Nine] uniforms made for use in the film. Jonathan Frakes had to borrow Avery Brooks's uniform and LeVar Burton had to borrow Colm Meaney's uniform from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", neither of which fit the actors very well (Frakes had to roll up the sleeves and Burton's is obviously too big for him.)
  • Original versions of the script called for Kirk to take command of the battle bridge of the Enterprise and lead it into combat against the Klingons, thus dying onboard the Enterprise.
  • The sequence for the explosion of the Klingon bird of prey is the same footage, used for the explosion of the Klingon bird of prey in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • This is William Shatner's only [Star Trek] appearance without Leonard Nimoy.
  • In Captain Kirk's house, a wall cabinet features some interesting items, including: a Klingon bat'leth, a picture of the U.S.S. Enterprise (from [Star Trek]), various pistols, a phaser from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, an unknown futuristic weapon, a Jem'Hadar weapon from [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine], and a photo of the original crew of the Enterprise. (From Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
  • There was a 10-day wait after completing filming of the [Star Trek: The Next Generation] finale before filming began on this movie. The first scenes shot were the ones on the holodeck with the [TNG] crew on the wooden ship [Enterprise].