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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That's true; they were afraid a new Columbo movie would skew old, as they say.

Star Trek - Insurrection (1998)

(Couldn't get a workable Japanese poster for this, so here's a Belgian one.)

 

Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller, Screenplay by Michael Piller

 

  1. Music again by Jerry Goldsmith
  2. "Dominion negotiations"  - this was at a point where over on Deep Space Nine, the Federation was involved in a huge war, but there's just lip serivce paid to that here.
  3. Guest cast includes Anthony Zerbe as the somewhat reluctant villain Admiral Dougherty, F. Murray Abraham as the eager villain Ru'afo and Donna Murphy as Picard's quasi- love interest Anij. All good actors but not given much to work with here.
  4. "Straighten your baldrick, Commander."
  5. "Mister Worf, do you know Gilbert and Sullivan?"
  6. They begin reviving the Riker/Troi relationship here.
  7. "In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to serve as a flotation device."
  8. "I have to go home now."

 

Overall:  Sorry, not much to say about this picture. It's not all the bad, but it's not all that good, either.  It's just sort of there.

Main thing I remember about it is that it featured another dumb star fleet admiral. Weren't a lot of smart ones that I can recall.

Main thing I remember is wondering why I had paid for a movie ticket to see what was the equivalent of an average (at best) episode of the TV show.

The Baron said:

(Couldn't get a workable Japanese poster for this, so here's a Belgian one.)

I believe this one is in Japanese. Am I right?

"Dominion negotiations" - this was at a point where over on Deep Space Nine, the Federation was involved in a huge war, but there's just lip serivce paid to that here.

Maybe they should have involved DS9 in this movie. I might have gained the show more viewers.

DS9 probably had more viewers than went to see this movie.



Richard Willis said:

The Baron said:

(Couldn't get a workable Japanese poster for this, so here's a Belgian one.)

I believe this one is in Japanese. Am I right?

 

 

Looks like it to me!



doc photo said:

Main thing I remember is wondering why I had paid for a movie ticket to see what was the equivalent of an average (at best) episode of the TV show.

 

 

Makes me think of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie, where my initial reaction was "They truncated Season Six for this?"

Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)

(Couldn't find a Japanese poster for this one, either, so here's one from South Korea, which is near Japan.)

 

Directed by Stuart Baird

Screenplay by John Logan/Story by John Logan & Rick Berman & Brent Spiner.

 

  1. Music by Jerry Goldsmith again.
  2. We start out with the Riker/Troi weeding, somewhat amusing.
  3. "Irving Berlin."  No explanation of Worf being back. As I recall, at the end of DS9, he was sent off to be ambassador to the Klingons.
  4. "You have the bridge, Mister Troi."
  5. "It appears to be a robotic arm." "Very astute."
  6. B4 - How many androids did Soong leave lying around, anyhow?
  7. "Admiral Janeway" - nice to see her again.
  8. I have trouble buying Tom Hardy as a younger Picard.  He comes across more like an evil Charlie Brown.
  9. Shinzon's psychic rape of Troi was fairly creepy.
  10. "Defensive pattern Kirk Epsilon."
  11. "Auto destruct is offline."  "Even in the future, nothing works!"
  12. Data's death is less dramatic when there's an exact duplicate of him with all of his memories in it.
  13. The parting scene between Picard and Riker was nice.

 

Overall: Another one which wasn't all that bad, and not all that good, either. An OK wrap-up for the Next-Gen films.

 

  I didn't like Data sacrificing himself like that, and I found the set up for the villain to be a bit weak.

At the time, I'd thought that Data was going to die because of comments that Spiner had made that, unlike the rest of the cast, the android really shouldn't age the way humans(including himself) do. I was kind of hoping that they'd set Data up with a wardrobe of android bodies, all played by different actors, that he could just swap his program in and out of. Transferring his memories into the B4 prototype kind of defeated the purpose.  Oh, and under my "recast Data" scenario, Brent Spiner would have continued to appear in future movies playing a different eccentric scientist or random alien every time.

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