Thought it would be fun to re-watch these, since I finally picked up a copy of Star Trek - Into Darkness from the cheapie bin, which  means I now have copies of all of them.

 

So, on into space, the filmic frontier...

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Although I agree with the thinking that Wrath of Khan is the best of big screen Trek - VI The Undiscovered Country is pretty darn good too. It held up well when I watched it again not too long ago. That being said - when the crew lines up together near the films end it is pretty obvious that the time had come to leave the star trekking to other, younger hands.

One thing that bothered me about Generations was Kirk on the ranch. That's not Kirk's dream-world, it's Shatner's! He should have been on the original U.S.S. Enterprise with Spock and McCoy at his side. Though it would have been cool to have Joan Collins make a cameo as a rescued Edith Keeler.

Scotty and Chekov substituted for Spock and McCoy with almost the same dialogue. That's why Chekov wound up in Sickbay.

I know that they didn't want to keep dropping Kirk's name in ST:TNG but you'd think something would have been named after him!

Amazon has all 10 Star Trek movies available in a collection on bluray for $63.68 with free shipping. They have two left because I just bought one. At $6 a movie for bluray I couldn't pass it up.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Stardate-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00D...

So tempting. Though there are only 4-5 of these I'd watch more than once...

I always thought the obvious choice would have been "The James T. Kirk Memorial Women's Dormitory" at Starfleet Academy.


Philip Portelli said:

One thing that bothered me about Generations was Kirk on the ranch. That's not Kirk's dream-world, it's Shatner's! He should have been on the original U.S.S. Enterprise with Spock and McCoy at his side. Though it would have been cool to have Joan Collins make a cameo as a rescued Edith Keeler.

Scotty and Chekov substituted for Spock and McCoy with almost the same dialogue. That's why Chekov wound up in Sickbay.

I know that they didn't want to keep dropping Kirk's name in ST:TNG but you'd think something would have been named after him!

Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

 

Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore

Screnplay by Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore

 

  1. More music by Jerry Goldsmith
  2. Picard's nightmare was well-done.
  3. The Enterprise-E was a reasonably good design.
  4. The Borg battle was one of those things that they couldn't have done as well on the small screen.  I liked how when we saw Worf on the Defiant, we heard the old Klingon battle theme. The Borg (a.k.a. "The Cybermen for the 90's" were probably the most interesting critter invented for TNG, at least until Mrs. Columbo started outwitting them every other week.
  5. "To hell with our orders."
  6. James Cromwell was good as Cochran. Are there many super-geniuses that are also huge drunks, I wonder?
  7. I also liked Alfre Woodard as Lily. She worked well with Stewart, I thought.
  8. "Approximatley ten years after the Third World War"  - April 4th, 2063.
  9. "Would you three like to be alone?"
  10. Good to see Robert Picardo as the EMH - one of my favorite characters from Voyager.
  11. I liked Deanna's drunk scene.  "If you'r elooking for my professional opinion as ship's counselor - he's nuts."  Frakes and Sirtis did work well together.
  12. Alice Krige plays the Borg Queen as a sort of creepy sexual predator. It adds a whole weird element to the Borg's constant need to "assimilate" people.
  13. I notice Geordi's got new eyes - a good improvement, I thought.
  14. "You're all astronauts on some kind of star trek."
  15. "Borg - sounds Swedish."
  16. There's Ethan Philips as the holodeck concierge.
  17. So Borg shields can stop phasers, but not holographic bullets?
  18. There's Dwight Schultz as Barclay - I spend half my time sympathizing with him adnd the othe rhalf wanting to slap him.
  19. I like how Cochran freaks out at being hero-worshipped.
  20. "Do you always talk this much?"
  21. "You told him about the statue?"
  22. "Assimilate this!"
  23. I liked the meeting between Cochran and the Vulcans.

 

Overall:  This was definitely my favorite of the "Next Generation" movies. 

 

 

 

 

I adore this flick. Actual humor, adventure, characterization. Makes me sad to think of the other two Next Gen movies and how badly they misfired

Mrs. Columbo. A show even Peter Falk said was non-canon.

"Approximatley ten years after the Third World War" - April 4th, 2063.

Something to look forward to.

At the time I thought the hologram bullets worked because the Borg were expecting an energy blast, you can only tune those shield to one threat at a time, like when the shuttle passed through them during the Best of Both Worlds part 2.

I thought E was nice but we really didn't see a lot of the ship. That's the difference between the movie and the tv show, I could walk through Enterprise, Enterprise A and Enterprise D and know where I was, not so much for B, C or E.

I thought that after the last failure the Bord would send more than one cube.

Ron M. said:

Mrs. Columbo. A show even Peter Falk said was non-canon.

Well, the network wanted a spinoff and Falk and the Columbo producers didn't. So the network commissioned the spinoff without them.

I've read Falk was absolutely furious. At least one episode Columbo said his wife was terrible at solving mysteries so they were going against the original series.

I've also read he wanted to make one last Columbo movie before he died but they put him off until he was too sick to make it.

 

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