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Classic Pick O’ the Day — November 10

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with alien life.
Director: Jonathan Frakes. Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadde, Mirina Sirtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Neal McDonough, Alice Krige, Dwight Schultz. TV-14. 8:00 PM EST. IFC.

This is my second favorite of the Star Trek films (after ST VI The Undiscovered Country) and it’s the best fully realized story of the Next Generation crew. The Borg (and Q) was always the best thing about ST:TNG so it stands to reason they would be in the best of the later films. Also on IFC tomorrow is prior CPOD Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (12:45 PM). In addition check out Star Trek The Motion Picture (10:00 AM), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (3:15 PM), and Star Trek: Generations (5:30 PM).

4 comments to Classic Pick O’ the Day — November 10

  • Matt Helm

    This one was good. Star Trek: Insurrection, was horrible. I like The Undiscovered Country the best too. It was the best one at capturing the essence of the TV series.

  • Dr. Schplatt

    This is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time.

  • JJ

    Insurrection played like a lame TV episode.

    • goozer

      ^This.

      The writers also chose to significantly vary the film’s depiction of Cochrane from how he had been established in “Metamorphosis”. “We decided to take a lot of liberty with the Original Series character, and we created a new character,” declared co-writer Brannon Braga. “Because the character we meet in this film is very different [….] We kind of ignored, to some degree, the Cochrane from the original series.” (“The Legacy of Zefram Cochrane” documentary featurette, Star Trek: First Contact Special Edition/Blu-ray)

      And this crap is why I ignored Star Trek from this point on.

      YMMV

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