Star Trek: Generations

  • PG
  • David Carson (1994)
  • US
  • 113 min
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

Cast

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

Crew

Director
David Carson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence, edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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