Star Trek: Generations

Star Trek: Generations

David Carson (1994)

113min
PG Certificate
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Our Score
Non-fans may get a little confused, but if you can stay with the multilayered, character-heavy and self-referential plot, this fun science-fiction outing builds up to warp speed for an exciting climax. Similar in tone to the Next Generation TV series (it was produced, written and directed by the same team), this special-effects laden adventure shamelessly trades on fan sentiment and nostalgia as the movie baton is passed from one Enterprise crew to the other, and the two much-loved generations of space folk heroes merge into one all-embracing space/time continuum. In the clever story, William Shatner and Patrick Stewart join forces to stop mad scientist Malcolm McDowell tapping into an intergalactic energy source that can bring one's most desired fantasies to life. Stewart brings all his dignity to bear as the commander of the famous starship and almost single-handedly makes The Next Generation's transition from small to big screen an effective and winning one. There's great work, too, from McDowell, who's on snarlingly good villainous form, and Brent Spiner as Data copes well with the wonders of human emotions courtesy of a new silicon chip.

Summary

USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard must stop a deranged genius obsessed with gaining access to a mysterious energy source - regardless of the threat to entire civilisations that lie in his path. Help arrives from an unlikely quarter - his supposedly long dead predecessor Captain James T Kirk. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell and Whoopi Goldberg.

Cast & Crew

Captain Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart
Commander William T Riker Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Data Brent Spiner
Lt Commander Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton
Lt Worf Michael Dorn
Dr Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden
Counselor Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis
Soran Malcolm McDowell
Scotty James Doohan
Chekov Walter Koenig
Captain James T Kirk William Shatner
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg
Science officer Jenette Goldstein
Lieutenant Tim Russ
Klingon helmsman Brian Thompson
Director David Carson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Violence, some swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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