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Star Trek: First Contact

PART XVII: ASSIMILATE THIS!

1996. Directed by Jonathan Frakes.

Let me start by saying Star Trek First Contact (ST:FC) isn’t a bad movie. It also wasn’t exactly what I was looking forward to. Mainly it’s the set up to the movie which bothered me. Heres the deal. Last time we’ve seen Picard and co. The Enterprise D had been destroyed. The only crew member we’ve seen since has been Worf since he came to Deep Space 9. So with Worf having moved off on his own, you’d imagine the others will all have done the same. Surely Riker has become captain of his own ship at this point. Data’s accumulated experience surely would make him more useful off of a star ship. So I’m pumped, the Borg are coming back and Picard has to round the crew up for one final stand. Except that’s not what happens. Continue reading

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An Introduction

PART I: BOLDLY GOING WHERE I HAVE NOT GONE BEFORE

I’m going to just go ahead and assume you already know Star Trek. Rather, you know of Star Trek. Certainly the science-fiction cult phenomenon created by Gene Roddenberry; which first aired in 1966 is hard to ignore. In fact, I’m willing to bet you know exactly who Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are, and can name the actors who played them. More so, I’ll even bet you can do what someone has called a “pretty good” impression of William Shatner. I’ll even go so far as to say you already know whether you can or can’t make “that V thing” with your hand, don’t you? Yeah, me too. Continue reading