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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Riker
Brent Spiner ... Data
LeVar Burton ... Geordi (as Levar Burton)
Michael Dorn ... Worf
Gates McFadden ... Beverly
Marina Sirtis ... Troi
Alfre Woodard ... Lily
James Cromwell ... Zefram Cochrane
Alice Krige ... Borg Queen
Michael Horton ... Security Officer
Neal McDonough ... Lt. Hawk
Marnie McPhail ... Eiger
Robert Picardo ... Holographic Doctor
Dwight Schultz ... Lt. Barclay
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Storyline

In the twenty-fourth century, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the twenty-first century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive Queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars. Written by Blazer346

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Population 9 billion. All Borg. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi adventure violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Whenever a scene features the Borg, the music score includes an instrument called the Blaster Beam, the instrument used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) whenever V'Ger is shown. Both movies were scored by Jerry Goldsmith. See more »

Goofs

After Picard has convinced Lily he is a friendly, she puts her earlier-acquired phaser in his hand. Shortly before it touches Picard's hand, the emitter lights up, indicating that Alfre Woodard (Lily) has touched the fire button of the prop, which lit up to show the post-production people where to insert a phaser beam effect. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Borg Queen: Locutus...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits the order in which the recurring cast's names appear mirrors the chain of command aboard the Enterprise. Patrick Stewart/Picard (captain), Jonathan Frakes/Riker (first officer), Brent Spiner/Data (second officer), LeVar Burton/Geordi (chief engineer) Michael Dorn/Worf (acting tactical officer) Gates McFadden/Beverly (chief medical officer), Marina Sirtis/Troi (ship's counselor). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The PowerPuff Girls: Relish Rampage (2002) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
by John Kay & Rushton Moreve
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
By arrangement with MCA Special Markets & Products
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Not just the best Star Trek film
23 February 2005 | by ashley-120See all my reviews

Probably my favourite film of all time. The thing about First Contact is that it's not just about Star Trek. If you don't like Star Trek but can live through the first 20 minutes you'll find a gem of a movie which is as much about the future of humanity & an invention so wonderful as it is about Yet More Star Trek Plot.

Warp Speed - they've been saying that since Captain Kirk. But how did it happen? and why might it all not happen, our future could be in ruins and one flight of one makeshift spacecraft some time after world war III will make all the difference.

The on-screen relationship between Picard & Lily is totally magic, as is the relationship between the Enterprise crew members - you get a sense of team, of family.

First Contact is one film I enjoy watching again & again. The flight of the Phoenix is one scene I totally love, along with the end scenes.

The only sad thing about the movie is that you come away and deep down you know there is no Cochrain, no FTL engine around the corner. Well, not yet!

"I envy you, the world you're going to" "I envy you, taking these first steps"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek: Renaissance See more »

Filming Locations:

Green Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,716,131, 24 November 1996

Gross USA:

$92,027,888

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,027,888
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2.39 : 1
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