Star Trek: Generations

  • PG
  • David Carson (1994)
  • US
  • 113 min
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Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring Patrick Stewart and featuring William Shatner. When an evil alien threatens to destroy a star system along with millions of lives, Captain Jean-Luc Picard travels into a time vortex to enlist the help of his famous predecessor, James T Kirk.

Cast and 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
Malcolm McDowell
James Doohan
Walter Koenig
Captain James T Kirk
William Shatner
Whoopi Goldberg
Science officer
Jenette Goldstein
Tim Russ
Klingon helmsman
Brian Thompson


David Carson

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Violence, some swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG