Sci-Fi Movie

Star Trek Generations (1994)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Star Trek Generations (1994)

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore

Brannon Braga

Starring:

Patrick Stewart

Jonathan Frakes

Brent Spiner

LeVar Burton

Michael Dorn

Gates McFadden

Marina Sirtis

Malcolm McDowell

William Shatner

Whoopi Goldberg

Blurb:

With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a deranged scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.

Thoughts:

Generations is my first Star Trek movie during my re-watch. When I was growing up it was my favorite. Data finally having emotions was so funny. Add to that he actually cursed and how could a child not love it? As an adult, I realize that Data just seems wrong in this film.

The Next Generation tv show ended before this movie came out and it seems to be a hand-off from one generation of movie actors to the next. You get to see the chaotic good Captain Kirk and the lawful good Captain Picard work together. They make a good contrast, though, I will always prefer Picard.

As I mentioned Data has emotions in Generations. After years he decided that the emotion chip that could potentially destroy him might be a good idea. All because of a joke he failed to execute. As a viewer, I thought his joke was hilarious, but the rest of the crew was not amused. If this was a TV episode I could easily see that one part of the story taking up two episodes. In this case, though, it was just a side plot.

This is the movie that created my love for Klingon women. I’m not going to go into it.

All in all, I thought Picard’s character was nailed. It was a bit disappointing not to see more of the crew interacting, but you can’t have everything.

Parallels (2015)

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Parallels (2015)

Director:

Christopher Leone

Starring:

Mark Hapka

Jessica Rothe

Eric Jungmann

Constance Wu

Plot:

A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.

Review:

Wow, I really hope that more comes from this because it totally deserves it.

Honestly, I really enjoyed the movie, but I’m not sure if I would recommend it. It watches like an extended pilot for a TV show. There’s the introduction to characters, the introduction to the world, and the set up for the big bad. There isn’t a resolution.

It’s really interesting and if you liked Sliders you’ll probably love this, but just keep in mind it’s not a complete story. I’m finding it difficult reviewing because of that fact, the characters didn’t feel fully developed but can I really judge them? A quick internet search lets me know that there’s a possibility for more, but as of right now there doesn’t appear to be any dates or if it’s a TV show or another movie.

I guess watch it, love it, and demand more is the best course of action.

4/5