In the late twenty-third century, the gala maiden voyage of the newly-christened U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott, and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But her maiden voyage turns into a disaster as the unprepared starship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships’ passengers and barely succeeds out intact, but at the cost of Captain Kirk’s life. Seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran’s scheme, and he has been dead for seventy-eight years.
Gregory A. Sheets <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Star Trek:Generations rarely receives the credit it is due, and is generally written off as another one of the ‘odd numbered’ films. It’s saving grace, however, is the fact that it contains many significant events in Trek history- The destruction of the Enterprise D, the death of Lursa and B’Etor, who held recurring roles in TNG and DS9, and the introduction of Data’s emotions chip. One of the noticeable fumbles is the uncertain uniform change. The crew of the Enterprise randomly dons either the TNG uniform, or the Pre-First Contact DS9 one. Basically, Generations views more like a glorified episode than a movie. I would say that it is a good episode, ushering out the 7 year old Enterprise D, paving the way for the sleek new Enterprise E, as seen in "First Contact." The uniform issue is also solved in the next film, as the crew wears all new ones, eliminating the mix-and-match. If you have not seen Generations, watch it with the expectations you would have for a normal TNG episode, and you’ll be pleased. Fans had to wait for a ‘movie quality’ feature, but the next film "First Contact" was well worth the wait.