Star Trek 8: First Contact (Blu-ray)

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After an epic battle against the Borg (cybernetically-enhanced life forms), Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earth’s timeline and preventing Earth’s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever. Resistance is futile.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 211504380
UPC 097360719543
UPC 14 00097360719543
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 4/20/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Aliens
Enemies
Futuristic
Robots/Cyborgs
Science-Fiction
Space Exploration
Space Opera
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note The Borg have once again targeted the Federation; this time, their devious plot threatens not only the present, but Earth's past as well. While Commander Riker, Deanna Troi, and Geordi La Forge work hard on the surface of 21st-century Earth to keep history on schedule, the rest of the crew plays a desperate game with the genetically-networked attackers above the planet, matching former Locutus Jean-Luc and cybernetically-naive Data against the erotic, mechanized cunning of the Borg queen. Resistance is futile.
Plot Summary
Summary The Borg have once again targeted the Federation--but this time, their devious plot threatens not only the present, but Earth's past as well. While Commander Riker, Deanna Troi, and Geordi La Forge work hard on the surface of 21st-century Earth to keep history on schedule, the rest of the crew plays a desperate game with the genetically networked attackers above the planet, matching former Locutus Jean-Luc and cybernetically naive Data against the erotically mechanized cunning of the Borg queen. Resistance is futile.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Resistance is futile." -- Android Lt. Commander Data (BRENT SPINER)
Quote "Assimilate this!" -- Lt. Commander Worf (MICHAEL DORN)
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...A zippy new energy and a sleek, confident style....Witty, pleasurable..." -- Rating: B 12/06/1996 p.51
Variety "...A smashingly exciting sci-fi adventure that ranks among the very best....Stewart once again comports himself with all the gravity and panache you would expect from a Shakespearean-trained actor..." 11/18/1996
Los Angeles Times "...Blessed with clever plot devices....FIRST CONTACT does everything you'd want a STAR TREK film to do, and does it with cheerfulness and style..." 11/22/1996 p.F1
Directors
Jonathan Frakes
Actors
Brent Spiner
Patrick Stewart
Cast & Crew
Brent Spiner - Star
Gates McFadden - Star
Michael Dorn - Star
Jonathan Frakes - Star
Marina Sirtis - Star
Alice Krige - Star
Patrick Stewart - Star
LeVar Burton - Star
James Cromwell - Star
Alfre Woodard - Star
Peter Lauritson - Producer
Robert Blackman - Costume Designer
Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Herman Zimmerman - Production Designer
John Wheeler - Editor
Matthew F. Leonetti - Director of Photography
Deborah Everton - Costume Designer
Brannon Braga - Screenwriter
Rick Berman - Producer
Hillary Hayes - Featured
Rick Berman - Screenwriter
Ronald D. Moore - Screenwriter
Jonathan Frakes - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
UPC 00097360719543
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Image Award (1997) Alfre Woodard, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Oscar (1997) Michael Westmore, et. al., Nominee, Best Makeup
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review A conscious decision was made to develop First Contact into the most action-oriented adventure since Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and the largely-effective results speak for themselves. This film moves, rarely ever stopping to take a breath. Originality is not at an all-time high, but the film makers have shown a great deal of ingenuity in grafting elements of Moby Dick, Aliens, Terminator 2, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Return of the Jedi, and even Die Hard onto the familiar Star Trek formula, which emphasizes ideas over mindless thrills. The editing is crisp and the direction is sure-handed, making for perhaps the most streamlined Star Trek movie of them all...First Contact has single-handedly revived the Star Trek movie series, at least from a creative point-of-view.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Star Trek: First Contact'' is one of the best of the eight "Star Trek'' films: Certainly the best in its technical credits, and among the best in the ingenuity of its plot...Some of the earlier "Star Trek'' movies have been frankly clunky in the special-effects department; the first of the series came out in 1979 and looked pale in comparison to ``Star Wars.'' But this one benefits from the latest advances in f/x artistry, starting with its sensational opening shot, which begins so deep inside Picard's eyeball, it looks like a star-speckled spacescape and then pulling back to encompass an unimaginably vast Borg starship..."Star Trek'' movies in the past have occasionally gone where no movie had gone, or wanted to go, before. This one is on the right beam.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Thomson, Washington Post ...pulsates with great imagination, amusing characters...
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times ...does everything you'd want a "Star Trek" film to do, and it does it with cheerfulness and style.
Richard Corliss, Time ...the movie glides along with purpose and style.

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