Star Trek: Generations

Year: 1994
Director: David Carson
Cast: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathon Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, Alan Ruck, Whoopi Goldberg
At the time I was only a fan of the old series films and didn't know any of the Generations characters. But now - as a fan of both - I can see even more appeal in a story that shows the two crews across time and space where the quirks and personalities of the characters are what every Star Trek venture is built upon. And this instalment of the series doesn't disappoint.

A cloud of energy floating through space unravels both time and space, trapping people in it by locking them in a perpetual dream state in which they live out their idea of heaven. When both Captains of the Enterprise find themselves there, Picard must convince Kirk to escape with him to foil Saron's (McDowell) plans.

The special effects get better with each Star Trek film, the stories give you what you expect and want and the characters are like old friends. The death of Kirk was an attempt to make the film stand out but you don't really buy into it, and McDowell was as dastardly as he ever is.

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