The Borg Queen stimulates Data!
Review of Star Trek TNG:Â First Contact
The 8th Star Trek Film (1996)
TNL Rating:Â 9 Inspirational
Running Time 2:40
0:01 Intro Skit
0:05 Summary, Vitals, and Trivia
2:31 Captains Log + supplemental
The borg go back in time to re-write history and destroy the United Federation of Planets. It’s up to Captain Picard and his crew to save the future!
Episode Pictures (click for a smorgasBorg of hi-res pics):
Inside the Borg ship inside of Picard’s mind.
I think I had nightmares about Picard’s Borg implant nightmares!
The UFP is desperately battling the Borg as they make their way towards Earth.
Picard takes command of the Federation fleet.
During the time travel, you can see what a Borg Earth looks like.
The Enterprise takes out the Borg sphere with two quantum torpedoes, leaving a clearly massive debris field that will eventually fall on Arctic Circle, leading to Star Trek Enterprise: “Regeneration.”
If you look carefully on the Phoenix, you’ll see what I’m calling a “hidden delta.” You can see the top of the Starfleet insignia along the Phoenix. In this shot you can see two of them, one with a white circle in the middle.
Cochrane and Troi are having a drinking contest. Well, she’s doing it to get him to talk. But Riker’s look is great!
Troi’s falling asleep on the table and Cochrane is dancing!
Here’s the extremely dangerous – flesh-meltingly dangerous – coolant used in Engineering.
In the background you can see the Borg beating on the door, and the Doctor looks annoyed. We’re so happy he appeared in this movie, and logically to boot!
Data uses his android strength and snaps a Borg’s neck.
The revolting assimilation of Enterprise personnel.
Assimilation is really gross in the movie!
Cochrane makes fun of Riker’s crazy story of time traveling and cybernetic robots.
Meade telescopes still exist!
Picard shows Lily the Earth from orbit. She is suitably impressed.
An assimilated Klingon. It’s great when they show small details like this.
The Borg Queen is assembled.
The Big Goodbye holonovel makes an appearance, and it’s great!
A Borg interrogates Ethan Philips, who’s playing the maĂ®tre’dÂ in The Big Goodbye holonovel.
Picard goes nuts!
Picard digs through a Borgged crewman as Lily watches in horror.
Another great fan shout out from the filmmakers as Barkley gets to fanboy over Cochrane.
Geordi’s new eyes. in 1080p, you can see really see the contact. I like the star in the middle of his eye.
Geordi has telescopic thermal vision!
You told him about the statue? – Geordi realizes he out fanboyed Barkley.
Hawk, Picard, and Worf are walking on the underside of the Enterprise’s saucer section. A great shot!
There is no up in space.
Worf severs a Borg’s arm!
Worf kills a Borg, complete with floating blood. It’s a blood bath out there!
Worf unfortunately tears his space suit. Don’t we have a fix for this sort of thing in the 21st century?
One of the locks to the deflector dish.
Men on strings. The worst special effects in the movie. It almost looked like Tarzan in space.
Worf shoots the remaining Borg on the deflector dish.
Data gets new skin. Gross!
Picard and his broken ships.
The self-destruct sequence is activated. Picard looks at his new bridge fondly.
About to blast off, Cochrane is in a panic until he finds his disk with music.
The Launch of the Phoenix looks great!
The Enterprise escape pods look great, and they are very logical too!
Zephram Cochrane experiences the “overview effect” of seeing the Earth from space. Look it up if you don’t know what it is. I’m glad they put this in the film.
The Borg Queen considers Picard’s offer.
Data with a human skin on his face.
Data’s human skin and eye.
A great shot of the Phoenix and the Enterprise behind her.
From inside the Phoenix, the Enterprise eclipses the Sun.
Space Warp Engaged!
Data busts open the coolant pipe.
Cochrane goes to Warp for the first time in the Phoenix.
The Borg Queen attempts to pull Picard down to his death.
Frankenstein Data emerges from the coolant to pull the Borg Queen off of Picard.
The Borg Queen disgustingly disintegrates.
Alas, poor Borg Queen! I knew her, Data, a Queen of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. She hath borne me on her back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
The Vulcans have landed on Earth.
Chochrane, meet unnamed Vulcan.
Crew of the Relativity
- Captain Chris Sixx, a Trill
- Science Officer Keri, possibly a Q
- Engineering Officer Mike, a photonic engineer
- Hologram Ben, a photonic person who interferes
Join the crew of the USS Relativity in the 31st century as they travel back in time to review previous missions of great Starfleet ships and space stations. After reviewing each episode, the crew also tries earning quatloos by answering historical trivia.
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