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Star Trek: First Contact [Blu-ray]

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
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The continuing excellence of the Star Trek feature-film special editions continues with the best Next Generation film, First Contact. As with Generations, veteran Trek writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore provide an excellent commentary track providing insight in the film and candid comments about what they feel didn't quite work out as expected. Less effective is director-actor Jonathan Frakes's commentary. He has a great time watching the film and offers occasional good information (like the pain of acting in the Jefferies tube), but might have benefited from a second voice to keep him focused.

In addition to the usual documentaries (lots of praise for first-time director Frakes) and text commentary, the more enjoyable features cover aspects of Star Trek across the different series--for example, showing the first appearance of Zefram Cochrane on the original series--and a three-part feature on the Borg. (Unfortunately, a closing pitch for the amusement-park attraction makes it seem like a commercial.) There are also some spotlights on the Borg queen, including a look at the effects that created her striking first appearance. --David Horiuchi

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Even though Star Trek: Generations was a good first entry in The Next Generation era of feature films, it wasn't until Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga wrote Star Trek: First Contact's story and screenplay that Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew proved that they could carry a Trek film without help from The Original Series' cast.
It also helped that the film was more action-oriented than Star Trek VII. Sure, the last battle of the NCC-1701 D was impressive and the brief meeting of Captains James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Picard did provide Trek fans with some exciting and moving moments, but what fans really wanted was a muscular...action movie with a mission (and antagonists) worthy of the Next Generation crew and the new, top-of-the line Enterprise E.
Star Trek: First Contact brings back the Borg, a race of half-organic, half cybernetic beings whose goal is to destroy other races by assimilating their technology and transforming the survivors by injecting microscopic nanoprobes that turn humans, Vulcans, El-Aurians -- anyone, really -- into unfeeling, relentless drones. As fans of the 1987-1994 syndicated series know, Capt. Picard was once captured by the Borg and transformed into Locutus, a Borg strategist/spokesdrone whose intimate knowledge of Starfleet technology,its tactics and its officers nearly spelled certain defeat for the Federation at the Battle of Wolf 359.
Now, several years later, the Borg are back and meaner than ever. Having been thwarted more than once in the 24th Century by Picard and his crew, the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) leads a single-cubeship invasion force into Federation space, hoping to defeat the Federation by either conquering Earth in a battle against Starfleet...
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4.0 out of 5 stars What I got when I took off the shrink wrap :-) March 23 2005
It Comes in a black Plastic case with the cover, Opens like pages with one disc per compartment. (2disc 2 compartments)
There was no insert or coupon ( I like inserts that have info and pics! it's like an egg you dont have to look for). no worry none in the compartment.

There was no Paper information other than a card advertising other trek dvds to buy and even it was one sided.
-Disc one is the film.
-Disc two has the extras, If you do not happen to be a big fan of the films directer ( Jonathon Frakes) then you may get tired of how great he is said to be. But hey they can not say bad things and get in the extras part of the dvd LOL.
-So far I have found Three Easter eggs or not so obvious extras. I wont tell you what they are but where they are at the end. Otay.
This dvd is in wide screen and the picture was great on my 20"Flat screen toshiba tv. Also Nice on a Jvc 27" just to let you know.
For a few shots in the film I Used my dvd zoom and they still looked great.
There are subtitles and CC.
If your dvdplayer does transmitt CC dvd you can view cc or subtitles. NOTE: Not all dvds have subtitles but some come only CC and not all players transmit the CC signal...So if that is a issue well now u know.
At this price and the fact that it was fast delivery to my post box then home and ripped off the shrink wrap and made popcorn and Zoomed up the volume...and hit play.... OoPS Sorry!
OK I had this movie on Vhs and and and I like the film ok. I would buy this dvd for my relatives ad friends but they don't dig it the way I do. so that is that.
A gripe was made about the ... Female character of color in the movie... If you watch the extras you find out why her character was there. I liked her. but thats just me.
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The Next Generation movies in the Star Trek series, generally speaking, stink. Which is unfortunate, since in some ways the TNG series was better than the original Trek. However, the movies generally vary from pure cheese to holier-than-thou piffle.
First Contact is a good, fun movie overall, with pretty good effects shots and plenty of generally well-executed action. However, it also has some defects that can really get on your nerves.
-The plot is dumb. Time travel has been done to death in Trek, and is a real groaner when you realize that it is being done yet again.
-The movie beats into the ground the Star Trek plot gimmick of "we've found a mysterious energy field, let's duplicate it/follow it/etc." We've gone from the first Star Trek movie (crappy in other ways), which at least gave a nod to real science, to the end of TNG, where they just make up fake scientific-sounding B.S. AT WILL as a plot fix.
-Picard acting like Ahab from "Moby Dick" is way overdone, the worst acting by Stewart EVER. Pure scene-chewing cheese, and the PC bit of having the skinny black chick talk reason into him is just dumb and annoying, since she was a throw-away moron of a character. If you are going to be PC for no reason, at least have Geordi do it, we've established that LeVar Burton's character has a brain, and he can actually ACT, unlike what's-her-face.
-Making the Cochrane character such a total jerk was a BIG mistake. Yes, it was intentional, but it was a bad decision... it makes you hope he gets shot in the head instead of fulfill history, and makes the whole middle section of the movie drag.
Overall, however, it is a fun movie and the only TNG movie worth watching.
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good job
Published 26 days ago by ghislain blais
4.0 out of 5 stars this film is very good!
As a fan of Star Trek TNG, this film is very good!
Published 27 days ago by mireille
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of the best in the series.
Published 29 days ago by Sharman Mohamed Shariff
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A classic
Published 1 month ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Star Trek Movie
This is my favorite star trek movie.... It's funny and dramatic at the same time. I love Zefram Cochrane, he's a crusty old man who invented wrap drive. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laura O'Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
everthing was in perfect quality and I am very impressed with this item the delivery and the overall quality of this item
Published 18 months ago by Andrew harris
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Star Trek film's
A brilliant film and probably the best one involving the Next Generation crew. The effects are very good and it has all the thing's a Star Trek film needs. Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2010 by Ben Nicholson
4.0 out of 5 stars First Contact-The best of the New Gen Flicks!
Another of my "retro-reviews","Star Trek:First Contact" is by far and away the best of the new generation movies made. Read more
Published on May 18 2008 by Robert Badgley
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!! (4.5/5)
for my money,this eight movie in the Star Trek franchise is the best of the eight.i just think it's got a great story,with a good subplot.the acting is good. Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2007 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars Assimilate This !
"First Contact" is the eighth Star Trek film, and hit the movie screens in 1996. Directed by Jonathon Riker (Will Riker), it was the first in the series of movies to focus solely... Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2007 by Craobh Rua
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