- Language: French, English
- Subtitles: French, English
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B002JP9WW6
the film centers aroung picard defying starfleet orders to prevent 600 people from being uprooted from their planet. i do feel more could have been made of this. Kirk did a similar thing in Star Trek III and ended up stealing the enterprise, going to a forbidden planet and ultimately blowing the ship up. THAT'S how you disobey orders. picard on the other hand, merely hangs around when told to return to earth,makes a nuisance of himself and ends up arguing with an admiral - not quite in the same league.
Despite this there is still plenty to keep audiances entertained.
i was disappointed that there was no director's commentry. Jonathan Frakes came across really well on the commentery to First Contact, as genuinely nice guy who enjoys his flimaking, so i felt a little let down by the absence of any commentry here. he does make up for it in the movie, however, by showing us the best way to have a shave (the lucky git!!!).
All in all, a solid addition to the series and well worth adding to your collection.
Some people have said this is the worst film of the series bar The Final Frontier ( a film some people have called one of the worst films ever... clearly a ridiculus statement to make considering there are hundreds of worse films than that and the person saying this couldn't possibley have seen every film to make this judgement).
For some people something is either great, or rubbish. A trait which comes from reading too many tabloid newspapers who couldn't give a balanced view of things if their life depended on it.
It's no First Contact, but then only The Wrath of Khan betters that and being a fan of all the series of Star Trek I feel this makes a worthy edition to the franchise.
Star Trek isn't all about blowing Borg/Romulans/Klingons to kingdom come, there is another side to it and this film is that side.
If you want to see a follow-on from the Next Generation series, then watch Generations. If you want an all-out action film, First Contact is for you. But following on from First Contact this film made for a nice change of pace.
The reason I've given it only four stars has nothing to do with the plot or feel of the film. There is one scene during a battle sequence where a helicopter-style joystick is used by Commander Riker to pilot the Enterprise from the command seat, which kind of makes you wonder why the helmsman has such a complicated control board in front of him if a good old 20th century joystick is all that's needed.
As for this story being more like a big-budget series 2-parter, so what? Personally, I'd love to see the Next Generation 2-part episode 'Best Of Both Worlds' in uninterrupted widescreen format.
Keep the Treks coming and I'll look forward to number 10 sometime in 2001!