Star Trek - First Contact
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The first "Trek" film to feature the cast of the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series without any of the members of the original series, this action-packed hit was well received at the box office. The Federation comes under attack by its ongoing enemy, the Borg, a cybernetics-enhanced race that once kidnapped Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), "assimilating" him into a drone. As a former prisoner of the Borg, Picard is ordered to stay out of the new battle, but he cannot resist and orders the brand-new starship Enterprise into the fray. The Enterprise follows… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In zooming out from Picard's glinty eyeball, this eighth feature film from the Trek factory displays a zippy new energy and a sleek, confident style fully independent of its predecessors."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"A smashingly exciting sci-fi adventure that ranks among the very best in the long-running Paramount franchise."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"If the film itself is a little bit generic, more of a popcorn sci-fi action film than a faithful adaptation of the characters from the series, that's probably all to the good."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It does a good job of serving up elements that will please the fans of the show, but it does not quite stand on its own as a memorable motion picture event."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"The historic first Trek movie entirely divorced from the original cast is no blot on the franchise."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"First Contact is no grab bag of camp gewgaws; it stands proud and apart, accessible even to the Trek-deficient. This old Star, it seems, has a lot of life in it."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"This makes little concession to non-initiates."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The problem with most of the Next Generation Star Trek movies is that they feel like extended episodes of the television show. First Contact is the one time that it really feels like they made a Movie, with a capital M."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Star Trek finally gets imaginative, exciting and - dare I say it? - kinky."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Among the two or three best of the Star Trek films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The elegance of the story is enhanced by the sure direction of Jonathan Frakes, who also plays Commander William Riker."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The series now lacks all of its original stars and much of its earlier determination. It has morphed into something less innocent and more derivative than it used to be, something the noncultist is ever less likely to enjoy."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"...a huge step beyond Generations."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Action-packed yet intelligent, this takes the very best of the TV show and gives it epic grandeur."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"It robustly apes James Cameron's Aliens, even down to the head villain, played with kinky boo-hiss relish by Alice Krige, who appears to be channeling equal parts Cameron's Alien Queen and Marlene Dietrich."
‑ Mark Bourne,
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