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In their second big screen adventure, the year is 2373 and the crew of the Enterprise-E has learned the Borg has returned. Because of Captain Picard's past experiences with the Borg, Starfleet has ordered the Enterprise to stay out of the fight. Realizing too much is at stake, Picard disobeys orders and takes the Enterprise to Earth. His knowledge of Borg technology leads the Federation fleet to victory, but a Borg sphere escapes and opens a temporal vortex. The Enterprise pursues and travels back to April 4, 2063; the day before the first warp flight.
The continuing excellence of the Star Trek feature-film special editions continues with the best Next Generation film, First Contact. As with Generations, veteran Trek writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore provide an excellent commentary track providing insight in the film and candid comments about what they feel didn't quite work out as expected. Less effective is director-actor Jonathan Frakes's commentary. He has a great time watching the film and offers occasional good information (like the pain of acting in the Jefferies tube), but might have benefited from a second voice to keep him focused.
In addition to the usual documentaries (lots of praise for first-time director Frakes) and text commentary, the more enjoyable features cover aspects of Star Trek across the different series--for example, showing the first appearance of Zefram Cochrane on the original series--and a three-part feature on the Borg. (Unfortunately, a closing pitch for the amusement-park attraction makes it seem like a commercial.) There are also some spotlights on the Borg queen, including a look at the effects that created her striking first appearance. --David Horiuchi
This is just a superb film, compared to Generations its just a complete opposite 100% U turn. I fully enjoyed this film its so good its impossible to credit one specific part. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Frank Paterson
I thought I might watch the 1966 Fantastic Voyage tonight, but after seeing the trailer, it seemed very cheesy. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Oregon Bird
This has to be my favorite of all the TNG movies. I would have liked to see a little more fighting in space, but nonetheless it is an excellent movie!Published 27 days ago by Dan Gudorf
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It appears Paramount has decided to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 for this title. I have the new Blu Ray box set and they look and sound FANTASTIC!
Oct 6, 2009 by Kelly C. Gilbert | See all 2 posts