Movie Reviews: Star Trek - Generations




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     Paramount (1 hr. 58 min.)
     Thanks to shrewd Paramount lawyers and a mysterious time warp called the nexus, Enterprise Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard join forces to save the universe -- again.
     William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell
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     In case you haven't already heard, Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) beams off the Enterprise for the last time, passing the baton or phaser, if you will, to the next generation.
     Twenty-six years ago, luckily for Trekies, NBC's cancellation phaser was set only on stun. So years later, Star Trek made the big jump to the big screen, and spawned six sequels. And for some unexplained reason, the even number Star Trek movies have always been good, while the odd number ones have been terrible.
     So, keeping the tradition alive, the seventh installment is rather weak. The producers should have either cast the movie with the original crew, or the crew from The Next Generation. Further more, Shatner's distinctive acting style (Hammy), doesn't match well with Patrick Stewart's (Shakespearean). Scotty (James Doohan) and Chekov (Walter Koenig) walk on a wave and that's about it. Big deal.
     The focus of the movie is on Capt. Picard trying to stop a mad scientist, Malcolm McDowell from destroying the universe. My question is, just how many mad scientists are there in the universe?



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