Resistance is Futile

Story: Star Trek: First Contact
Written By: Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore
Series: The TNG Cast Films
Year: 1996

This is what the TNG movies should have been like to begin and end with...unfortunately this is the best the film series got. The Borg travel back in time and may stop Human’s first contact with the Vulcans. So there are two stories that are going on. The first is the Borg infiltrating the Enterprise-E, the other is the Engineering crew of the Enterprise trying to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his first flight; so first contact is not averted.
It is an enjoyable film, filled with action, some great make up, the best villains to come out of the Next Generation, and a decent plot. It is not without its flaws, but it is enjoyable enough that you can easily disregard those flaws while watching. For instance if it had been me, I would not have destroyed the Enterprise-D in the last film, I would have had it cannibalized by the Borg here. We don’t know this Enterprise; it’s new and different, and unfamiliar. We watched the Enterprise-D for 7 years. We know it and love it. I think there would have been more of a reaction in seeing that ship eaten up by the Borg, and its destruction in that scenario would have been for more effective than the crash landing in the previous film.
The Borg are awesome, and I love this film, despite obvious plot holes and some characters acting contrary to what we knew them to be for so many years. Somehow this movie has a pace and a style that manages to overcome its many missteps, because it is so much fun to watch. And the Borg Queen is simultaneously creepy and sexy all at the same time. Don’t ask me why.