Story: Star Trek Generations
Written By: Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga
Series: The TNG Cast Films
Star Trek: Generations is an okay film. It is enjoyable if your not thinking too hard, but once you start to question anything, it all falls apart. Soran is an average villain, nothing special, but he is sort of besides the point since the whole film is about getting Kirk and Picard together. I would have preferred a straight Duras sisters story instead of some weird tale where they kinda work with/for him and just die in an anti-climax explosion from the last film’s climax.
The whole sell of the movie hinges on Kirk and Picard getting to meet. Unfortunately, when your entire film is based on the idea that two people separated by 80 years meet, then you need some bad sci-fi cliché to make it happen. And it isn’t all that satisfying to have them meet. I do think Shatner and Stewart make the best of what they can with this script.
I like the sequence where Kirk dies to save the Enterprise-B, even if it doesn’t make a lot of sense. But I think the film would have benefited if he ACTUALLY died there, not in some old men fighting on a rickety bridge ending.
NEXT TIME: Battle with Borg and Time