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Patrick Stewart … Picard
Jonathan Frakes … Riker
Brent Spiner … Data
Levar Burton … Geordi
Michael Dorn … Worf
Gates McFadden … Beverly
Marina Sirtis … Troi
Alfre Woodard … Lily
James Cromwell … Zefram Cochran
Alice Krige … Borg Queen
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Rick Berman … producer
Martin Hornstein … executive producer
Peter Lauritson … co-producer
“Resistance is Futile.”
Over 550 million dollars have been earned to-date from the past collective “Star Trek” movies. …“First Contact” is well on its way to supplying its own hefty portion of money as sci-fi fans rush to the theaters to see the eighth film in this series.
First-time director Jonathan Frakes (“Number One”) delivers an excellent package noble enough to take teens to, and timeless enough to not leave any non-trekkies “in the dark.” Some of the only downfalls of this film was the slight bit of profanity, violence, mild sensuality, and pro-evolutionary themes.
So who is the villain that must be stopped from taking over humankind? None other than Capt. Jean-Luc Picard’s most hideous nemesis, the Borg. This collective organism, half-organic and half-machine, is bent on assimilating all known life forms into becoming “perfect,” as they believe they are. Humans in the 24th century have a “nobler” task: to better all of humanity, hitting on some mild evolutionary themes in the process. The Borg race lives together in a hive like culture, adapting almost instantaneously to any circumstance they are faced with.
Directly disobeying Starfleet Command, Picard steers the Enterprise into joining the intense battle as the Borg initiates an attack on the Federation. Naturally, just when it looks as if the Borgs are destroyed, they emerge with plans to not only take over and assimilate everyone on the Enterprise, but to also access the time-space continuum to go back in time and assimilate the human race. It’s up to the Enterprise to stop them.
Some critics say every “even” numbered “Star Trek” movie is worth viewing… this stands overwhelmingly true for “First Contact”. Yet, in viewing this, we must ponder the Bible’s stance on the existence of life on other planets, and remember that this quite enjoyable film is purely fictional and mentions nothing about the Creator of all life.
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