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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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Star Trek: First Contact (1996) It is the 24th century, and a collective of part humanoid, part machine beings face the Federation in what would be the biggest battle of all time. This collective, called the Borg, lose, and desperately attempt to go back in time to April 4th, 2063, to stop Earth's First Contact with an alien species (the Vulcans, to be precise). Captain Picard, and the crew of the Enterprise-E (NCC 1701-E) go back in time to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his warp flight. The Enterprise runs into unexpected trouble, however, when they start to assimilate the Enterprise.

Movie Tagline:
Resistance is Futile.

Also Known As:
Star Trek 8
Star Trek VIII
Star Trek: Borg
Star Trek: Destinies
Star Trek: Future Generations
Star Trek: Generations II
Star Trek: Renaissance
Star Trek: Resurrection

Title: Star Trek: First Contact
Release Date: November 18, 1996
Runtime: 111 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Buried.com Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi adventure violence.

Jonathan Frakes

Patrick Stewart ...Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ...Commander William T. Riker
Brent Spiner ...Lt. Commander Data
LeVar Burton ...Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (as Levar Burton)
Michael Dorn ...Lt. Commander Worf
Gates McFadden ...Doctor Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ...Counselor Deanna Troi
Alfre Woodard ...Lily Sloane
James Cromwell ...Dr. Zefram Cochrane
Alice Krige ...Borg Queen
Michael Horton ...Lieutenant Daniels
Neal McDonough ...Lieutenant Hawk
Marnie McPhail ...Lieutenant Eiger
Robert Picardo ...Emergency Medical Hologram
Dwight Schultz ...Lieutenant Reginald Endicott Barclay III
Adam Scott ...Defiant Helm Crewman
Jack Shearer ...Admiral Hayes
Eric Steinberg ...Lieutenant Paul Porter
Scott Strozier ...Security Ensign
Patti yasutake ...Nurse Alyssa Ogawa
Victor Bevine ...Security Crewman #1
David Cowgill ...Security Crewman #2
Scott Haven ...Security Crewman #3
Annette Helde ...Security Crewwoman #1
Majel Barrett ...Enterprise Computer (voice)
C.J. Bau ...Holodeck Nightclub Bartender
Hillary Hayes ...Ruby
Julie Morgan ...Holodeck Nightclub Singer
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ...Nicky`s Henchman (as Ronald R. Rondell)
Don Stark ...Nicky the Nose

» [more cast members]

Rick Berman
Marty Hornstein
Peter Lauritson

Gene Roddenberry
Rick Berman
Brannon Braga
Ronald D. Moore
Brannon Braga
Ronald D. Moore

Jerry Goldsmith

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)"
"Theme from "Star Trek" (1966) TV Series"
"Vallon Sonore"
"Ooby Dooby"
"Moonlight Becomes You"
"Magic Carpet Ride"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Resistance is Futile.
  • Planet Earth. Population 9 billion. None human
  • You Will Be Assimilated
  • There is no thrill like First Contact
  • The battle to save the future has begun
  • Population 9 billion. All Borg.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Cmdr. William Riker: We finished our first sensor sweep of the neutral zone. Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, fascinating. Twenty particles of space dust per cubic meter, 52 ultraviolet radiation spikes, and a class-2 comet. Well, this is certainly worthy of our attention.
  • [Quoting "Moby Dick."] Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And he piled upon the whale's white hump, the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.
  • Lily Sloane: Jean Luc, blow up the damn ship! Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No! Noooooooooo! [Smashes glass and model ships with his phaser] Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already; too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And *I* will make them pay for what they've done.
  • Cmdr. Deanna Troi: If you're looking for my professional opinion as ship's counselor: he's nuts. Cmdr. William Riker: I'll be sure to note that in my log.
  • The Borg Queen: Brave words. I've heard them before, from thousands of species across thousands of worlds, since long before you were created. But, now they are all Borg.
Movie Trivia:
  • The character Zefram Cochrane was first seen in the original series episode _"Star Trek" (1967) {Metamorphosis (#2.9)}_ played by Glenn Corbett. There are differences between the original Cochran and this character, most notably Kirk's identification of "Zephram Cochrane of Alpha Centauri?" but they are both noted space flight pioneers. This Zefram Cochrane role was actually written for James Cromwell. Tom Hanks was also considered for the role, but was unavailable as he was filming That Thing You Do! (1996). Glenn Corbett could not reprise the role, he died from lung cancer in 1993.
  • For inspiration prior to filming, director Jonathan Frakes says he viewed the films Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Blade Runner (1982), and Jaws (1975).
  • The Borg makeup and suits had to be constantly touched up. Several of the Borg actors lost a considerable amount of weight while in costume due to the heat of the sets and temperature in L.A. during the shooting.
  • At the end of filming, actor/director Jonathan Frakes got the nickname: "Two takes Frakes" because of the efficiency of his style.
  • The deflector dish is labeled AE35, the name of a component of a satellite dish in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
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