The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.
|Release Date||:||November 21, 1996|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, Digital Image Associates|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore|
|Casts||:||Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, Alice Krige, Neal McDonough, Dwight Schultz, Cameron Oppenheimer, Robert Picardo|
|Plot Keywords||:||federation, starfleet, borg, enterprise-e, cyborg, montana, resistance, inventor, repayment, obsession, business start-up, space opera|
Star Trek VIII: First Contact - Stardate: 50893.5
Finally, after the dismal Generations outing, they got it right with this one! First Contact indeed is on par with the very best of the Star Trek films - The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country. Unfortunately, they won't get it right again to the present day (with the above average but still not as good Insurrection and awful Nemesis). The script is very solid, the acting above par (with kudos going to Alice Krige as the seductive Borg Queen and Alfre Woodard as the trusting Lily Sloane), and the score by Jerry Goldsmith again another hit. All of that combined with visual effects that service the story and not is the story makes this outing a spectacular success - a solid 9 out of 10!