Star Trek VII: Generations
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Star Trek VII: Generations
There were only two ways for "classic Trek" cast members to appear in a movie with the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation: either Capt. Kirk and his contemporaries would have to be very, very old, or there would be some time travel involved in the plot. Since geriatric heroes aren't very exciting (despite a welcomed cameo appearance by the aged Dr. McCoy), Star Trek: Generations unites Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in a time-jumping race to stop a madman's quest for heavenly contentment. When a mysterious energy coil called the Nexus nearly destroys the newly christened U.S.S. Enterprise-B, the just-retired Capt. Kirk is lost and presumed dead. But he's actually been happily trapped in the timeless purgatory of the Nexus--an idyllic state of being described by the mystical Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) as "pure joy." Picard must convince Kirk to leave this artificial comfort zone and confront Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), the madman who will threaten billions of lives to be reunited with the addictive pleasure of the Nexus. With subplots involving the android Data's unpredictable "emotion chip" and the spectacular crash-landing of the starship Enterprise, this crossover movie not only satisfied Trek fans, but it also gave them something they'd never had to confront before: the heroic and truly final death of a beloved Star Trek character. Passing the torch to the Next Generation with dignity and entertaining adventure, the movie isn't going to please everyone with its somewhat hokey plot, but it still ranks as a worthy big-screen launch for Picard and his stalwart crew. --Jeff Shannon
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The movie is basically about getting the two Captains together to fight off an El Aurian Scientist who wants to live forever in the Nexus.The film is a great fun watch.Some of the minor criticisms about the movie really come down to who likes which version best. Well, as someone who thinks that There can be only one, Kirk, for me, is the only Captain, however, I can appreciate what Picard has done, but still my opinion is in favour of Kirk.
The commentary by the two writers of this movie is interesting, but not entirely fulfilling, still, it does live up to its entertaining task, which some informative commentaries never quite achieve.
THIS DVD: Great menus of the various options. Nicely done as well.Great Sections abound. In THE STAR TREK UNIVERSE, the tribute is excellent, and at points very touching. The creation of the Picard Family Album is at turns interesting, at turns funny to the point of silly, but all entertaining.
The Remaining features that cover Production, Visual Effects, Scene deconstruction, and also the Deleted Scenes, are all both entertaining as well as informative. It was informative to see the scenes that prompted the major re-shoot, and revealing to see why it was made necessary.
I now have Three Versions of this Film, Two on VHS, now this one on DVD. It is intersting to see that the cover is the best and clearest on this DVD 2 disc, and the British one has some very rare extras, and is a numbered release which I was very happy to get. Kirk is dead, long live the Captain of the Enterprise, Captain James T Kirk !!! Hopefully the rumours that the next film will have the young Kirk and Spock acted by other actors, but voiced by the originals. Certainly Shatner does some superb voice work... check out his Audio Books.
Please note: the SCE version DOES have the Theatrical trailers, so don't think you will miss that... it says so on the box, and its on the disc set I have.
And thanks again to AMAZON for making good on another USPS mess up where my DVD was damaged.The new copy was great, totally intact, not used as a football, and the quality is superb. KUDOS to Amazon !!!!!!!!
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