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Risk is part of the game.....
on 22 May 2015
In the late twenty-third century, the gala maiden voyage of the third Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott, and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But the maiden voyage turns to disaster as the unprepared ship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon.
The Enterprise manages to save a handful of he ships' passengers and barely makes it out intact...but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life.
Seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soren...who is destroying entire star systems.
Only one man can help Picard stop Soren's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years...
I'm not a Star Trek fan, but i can imagine that the thought of Shatner and Stewart starring alongside each other in this movie is the equivalent of seeing Pacino and De Niro in Heat. It's a fun movie, but not because of the two captains, it's fun because of the great scenery and Macdowell as the pantomime villain.
He chews all the scenery when he is present, and makes a worthwhile villain. There are sub- plots involving other characters that go straight over my head, but i feel that this is because i have not seen the series, nor have watched the films in chronological order.
The cast are fine and look like that they are having fun making this, and the set pieces are adequate for any stand alone Sci-Fi movie.