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Star Trek Next Generation Motion Picture Collection

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First contact / generations / insurrection / nemesis


Studio Paramount
SKU 211504387
UPC 097360719741
UPC 14 00097360719741
Format DVD
Release Date 9/22/2009
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Image Award (1997) Alfre Woodard, Nominee, {First Contact} Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Oscar (1997) Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler, Jake Garber, Nominee, {First Contact} Best Makeup
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review {First Contact} For the first time in the seventeen-year run of the successful Star Trek movie franchise, there is no Captain Kirk. Star Trek: First Contact, the eighth entry into the motion picture series, is the first to rely exclusively on the crew of The Next Generation, who were introduced to film audiences two years ago in Star Trek: Generations. Following in the wake of a trio of disappointing features, First Contact proves to be the most entertaining Star Trek in more than a decade. First time director Jonathan Frakes (who also plays Riker, the Enterprise's second-in-command) injects some badly-needed energy and inventiveness into a series that, prior to this effort, was sinking under its own weight and boldly going nowhere...The script is cleverly written so that non-fans will be able to follow and enjoy the plot while aficionados will get all the little "in" references. First Contact effortlessly negotiates a number of potential problem areas (such as time travel), which is a credit to the screenwriting team of Brannon Braga, Ronald Moore, and producer Rick Berman...After three consecutive less-than-stellar adventures, First Contact has single-handedly revived the Star Trek movie series, at least from a creative point-of-view. If the box office results follow suit, there will be a Star Trek 9, hopefully with Patrick Stewart and his crew on board. Whatever the case, there's little doubt that First Contact has come along at the right time to ensure that Star Trek continues to live long and prosper.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review {Nemesis} "Star Trek: Nemesis" may or may not be the last voyage of the "Next Generation" crew, but they get in all their "I love yous" just in case. From the opening minutes, in which Capt. Picard makes a sentimental toast at his first officer's wedding, the characters are all anxious to blink back the tears and say how much they've meant to one another. Hard-core fans may love it. Others may feel as if they've stumbled into the wrong testimonial dinner...Most of "Nemesis" takes place on the Enterprise, during a protracted battle with Shinzon, but there are some timeouts for other things. A duplicate Data (Brent Spiner) is found and assembled, and there's some talk about what makes Data Data and how the duplicate is not quite as good. Kind of like how sequels can never match the original...Most movies about the distant past and distant future are really about the eras in which they were made, and "Star Trek: Nemesis," with its clone fascination and its story of a rogue terrorist with a powerful weapon, is no exception. That the movie reflects turn-of-the-millennium anxieties may be of interest to some scholar of the future. In the meantime, audiences can hang on to Stewart, as well as a spectacular crash between two starships, and wish there were just a little more to see. . Sexual situations and sci-fi violence.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review {Generations} The "Star Trek" saga has always had a weakness for getting distracted by itself, and "Star Trek: Generations," the seventh film installment, is undone by its narcissism. Here is a movie so concerned with in-jokes and updates for Trekkers that it can barely tear itself away long enough to tell a story. From the weight and attention given to the transfer of command on the Starship Enterprise, you'd think a millennium was ending - which is, by the end of the film, how it feels...."Star Trek" seems to cross the props of science fiction with the ideas of Westerns. Watching the fate of millions being settled by an old-fashioned fistfight on a rickety steel bridge (intercut with closeups of the bolts popping loose and the structure sagging ominously), I was almost amused by the shabby storytelling. Why doesn't more movie science fiction have the originality and imagination of its print origins? In "Stargate," the alien god Ra was able to travel the universe, yet still needed slaves to build his pyramids. In "Star Trek: Generations," the starship can go boldly where no one has gone before, but the screenwriters can only do vice versa.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
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Video Format DVD
George Powell, San Francisco Examiner {Insurrection} ...shines like a crown jewel in the Star Trek firmament.
Joe Leydon, Variety {First Contact} Jonathon Frakes makes an auspicious debut as a feature filmmaker
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times {First Contact} First Contact does everything you'd want a "Star Trek" film to do, and it does it with cheerfulness and style.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle {Insurrection} out there where the imagination collides with roaring spaceships, exotic planets, wonderfully nutty costumes, a few choice jokes and some fascinating ideas.
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