Star Trek 8: First Contact (1996)
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Resistance is Futile.
|They call themselves the borg - a half-organic, half-machine collective, and they are headed to earth with a devious plan to alter history. Picard's last encounter with the borg almost killed him. Now he wants vengeance. But how far will he go to get it?|
"...does everything you'd want a "Star Trek" film to do, and it does it with cheerfulness and style. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"...the movie glides along with purpose and style. Richard Corliss, Time
Editor's NoteThe 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.
Star Trek: First Contact - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 9/11/2009 5:42 PM
|People tend to measure the quality of a Star Trek movie in relation to those near it in the cycle. Compared to episodes before (5 and 7) and those that followed (9 and 10), this eighth installment of the unkillable series is surprisingly watchable. Jonthan "Riker" Frakes is at the helm this time, taking the Next Generation crew on its first mission without the original series cast. The setup comes fast, as Frakes trots out one of the series' most reliable villains: The Borg. Building from the mythology set up in the series, Picard (a former Borg captive) has a serious axe to grind, and when Starfleet ends up in a skirmish with an invading Borg ship, he defies orders and engages them in battle....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|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|
Plot SummaryThe 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.
Image Award (1997)
|Alfre Woodard, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture|
|Michael Westmore, et. al., Nominee, Best Makeup|
|"Resistance is futile." ---- Android Lt. Commander Data (BRENT SPINER)|
|"Assimilate this!" ---- Lt. Commander Worf (MICHAEL DORN)|