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There were only two ways for "classic Trek" cast members to appear in a movie with the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation: either Capt. Kirk and his contemporaries would have to be very, very old, or there would be some time travel involved in the plot. Since geriatric heroes aren't very exciting (despite a welcomed cameo appearance by the aged Dr. McCoy), Star Trek: Generations unites Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in a time-jumping race to stop a madman's quest for heavenly contentment. When a mysterious energy coil called the Nexus nearly destroys the newly christened U.S.S. Enterprise-B, the just-retired Capt. Kirk is lost and presumed dead. But he's actually been happily trapped in the timeless purgatory of the Nexus--an idyllic state of being described by the mystical Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) as "pure joy." Picard must convince Kirk to leave this artificial comfort zone and confront Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), the madman who will threaten billions of lives to be reunited with the addictive pleasure of the Nexus. With subplots involving the android Data's unpredictable "emotion chip" and the spectacular crash-landing of the starship Enterprise, this crossover movie not only satisfied Trek fans, but it also gave them something they'd never had to confront before: the heroic and truly final death of a beloved Star Trek character. Passing the torch to the Next Generation with dignity and entertaining adventure, the movie isn't going to please everyone with its somewhat hokey plot, but it still ranks as a worthy big-screen launch for Picard and his stalwart crew. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (DTS), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Commentary by: Brannon Braga and Ron Moore
  • Text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda (co-authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia)
  • Movie-making featurettes: Uniting Two Legends, Stellar Cartography, Strange New Worlds, Inside ILM, Crashing the Enterprise
  • The Star Trek Universe: A Tribute to Matt Jefferies, The Enterprise Lineage, Captain Picard's Family Album, Creating 24th Century Weapons
  • Scene Deconstruction: Main Titles, The Nexus Ribbon, Saucer Crash Sequence
  • Four deleted scenes, including an alternate ending
  • Archives: Production gallery, storyboards

Cast

Patrick StewartPicard
Jonathan FrakesRiker
Brent SpinerData
LeVar BurtonGeordi
Michael DornWorf
Gates McFaddenBeverly
Marina SirtisTroi
Malcolm McDowellSoran
James DoohanScotty
Walter KoenigChekov
William ShatnerKirk
Alan RuckCapt. Harriman
Jacqueline KimDemora
Glenn MorshowerNavigator
Michael MackEnsign Hayes
Dendrie TaylorLieutenant Farrell
Patti YasutakeNurse Ogawa
Thomas DekkerPicard's Kid
Whoopi GoldbergGuinan

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: David Carson
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 118 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 18, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 2003
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