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"They invade our space and we fall back... They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back... Not again... The line must be drawn here!!!" Captain Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek First Contact

NEWEST INFO: Star Trek First Contact on video is great! it has a great
hologram cover that changes Data into data with missing skin and Picard
into Locutus.


NEW INFO: I was just at the official Star Trek web site and guess what?

Star Trek First Contact is  coming to video stores on May 20. It should be

out for sale around June or July. And I know when it does come out to buy,

I'm going to be busting the door down at 4 am trying to get the first copy.

I watched First Contact right before they took it out of theaters, and I

had never noticed something really cool. Every time we see Worf on the 

Defiant, The Klingon Music from Star Trek The Motion Picture plays.

I plan to get a buch of WAV files for download soon, when I get the time to 

record them.







NEW INFO: Finally, months after the release, First Contact has ended up with 

just about 91 million dollars in the North American box office. Paramount 

definitely considers this a success. This puts First Contact into second highest

 grossing out of all 8 Trek films, behind Voyage Home's blockbuster amount

of over 110 million. Rumors already fly around of the 9th Trek film, as it is 

said all main cast members have already been signed for the film. It is also 

possible that it could be Brent Spiner's last film with the TNG crew, but once

 again, this is just a rumor. March 8/97...

The Borg are back with a vengence. Apparently, only a single Borg ship was 

effected by Hugh's return to the collective. (I, Borg). The Borg, ruthless, 

emotionless, and an intelligent collective of cyborgs who roam the galaxy

 assimilating entire civilizations and their technologies. And they're targeting 

Earth again.



   Our heroes, from Star Trek The Next Generation have acquired a new ship, the U.S.S. Enterprise,

                                NCC-1701-E. 



When the Borg attack, the ship defends Earth. The movie's premise is for the 

characters to prevent the destruction of mankind. The film also features time 

travel back to the time when Warp Drive was being created, or had just been 

created by Zefram Cochrane in the approximate Earth year of 2060. There are 

numerous story lines intertwined in the film. The meeting with Picard, Geordi, 

Data, Troi and Crusher with Cochrane. Eventually, it is Riker, La Forge and Troi

 who stay to help Cochrane with his damaged warp core prototype. This occurs

 while Crusher, Data and Picard beam back to the ship and battle the Borg 

invaders. 



  - "We have an a, b, and c story in this film, but they intermingle and cross 

paths and then come back out." - Jonathan Frakes.



  One of these stories involves Data being manipulated by the Borg Queen, a very

 human-like creature who attempts to seduce him. Played by Alice Krige, the Borg 

Queen captures Data and uses the disadvantage of his emotion chip (from 

Generations) to turn him against his crew.



   "There are a couple of sequences where we're fighting off the Borg and they 

just keep coming and coming and coming," Michael Dorn says. "It's one of the 

most intense things I've ever seen."



  Clips from the released trailers give away that the Enterprise is invaded by 

the Borg attackers and the crew battles to save themselves. Filming has recently been completed, and the entire regular cast is

 signed on for the film. They apparently had a great time, especially with 

Jonathan Frakes, (Will Riker),directing. 

Commander William T. Riker Takes The Helm!! (Director's Chair That Is..)
"We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile. We are the Borg." - The Borg
In STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the newly commissioned Enterprise-E battle the insidious Borg to restore the rightful future of Earth. Paramount Pictures Corporation presents a RICK BERMAN Production, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, based upon "Star Trek" created by GENE RODDENBERRY from a story by RICK BERMAN & BRANNON BRAGA & RONALD D. MOORE. The film is executive produced by MARTY HORNSTEIN and co-produced by PETER LAURITSON. The screenplay is by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga. The director of photography is MATTHEW F. LEONETTI, A.S.C. The editor is JOHN W. WHEELER, A.C.E. The production designer is HERMAN ZIMMERMAN. The special visual effects are by INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC. The costume designer is DEBORAH EVERTON. The music is composed by JERRY GOLDSMITH. Produced by RICK BERMAN and directed by first-time feature film director JONATHAN FRAKES for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures. Paramount is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc. Reprising their starring roles as the crew of the Enterprise are PATRICK STEWART (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), JONATHAN FRAKES (Commander William Riker), LEVAR BURTON (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge), MICHAEL DORN (Lieutenant Commander Worf), GATES McFADDEN (Dr. Beverly Crusher), MARINA SIRTIS (Counselor Deanna Troi) and BRENT SPINER (android Lieutenant Commander Data). Joining the cast are actors ALFRE WOODARD (Primal Fear, How to Make an American Quilt) and JAMES CROMWELL (Babe). About the Production Principal photography began April 8, 1996 on STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, the first sequel to the 1994 hit Star Trek: Generations, and the eighth in the long-running, successful "Star Trek" film franchise. The film, slated for release on November 22, is part of a year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, of which the first television episode aired September 8, 1966. STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT marks the first film in the series which is solely comprised of the cast of the Emmy award-winning series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The film is being directed by "Number One," first-time feature film director Jonathan Frakes, who portrays Commander William Riker. Previously, Frakes directed eight episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as well as episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Diagnosis: Murder" and "University Hospital." For added inspiration prior to filming, Frakes says he viewed the films Alien, Aliens, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner and Jaws, made by some of his favorite action-adventure directors. The 12-week production began at the dramatic Titan Missile Museum, a U.S. Air Force installation in Green Valley, Arizona, that houses a deactivated Titan II missile. After a two-year hiatus, the cast members reunited 146 feet below the surface and inside the 15-foot walls of the missile silo. Alfre Woodard and James Cromwell join the "Star Trek" family in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. Cromwell portrays Zefram Cochrane, the 21st century creator of the warp drive which powers starships to fly at the speed of light and beyond. The character of Zefram Cochrane first appeared in the original 1967 "Star Trek" episode, "Metamorphosis," as portrayed by actor Glenn Corbett. This is the first time the character has been brought back to the screen, though he has appeared in numerous "Star Trek" original novels. Cochrane's partner is strong-willed Lily Sloane, portrayed by Alfre Woodard. After the first week in Arizona, production continued at an exterior mountain location in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, and at historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The final nine weeks of production were completed on three soundstages at Paramount Pictures where, since late January, production designer Herman Zimmerman supervised over 100 construction workers, illustrators, set designers and model builders who were hard at work creating over a dozen complex interior sets that make up the newly-commissioned U.S.S. Enterprise-E. The previous Enterprise-D was destroyed in a crash landing at the end of Star Trek: Generations. The Enterprise-E features a newly-designed bridge, observation lounge, captain's ready room, engineering room, Jefferies Tube corridors and a visually stunning Borg Collective chamber. Meanwhile, Academy AwardŽ-winning make-up artist Michael Westmore is creating a new, enhanced look for the Borg. "They are very H.R. Giger-inspired," notes director Frakes, referring to the renowned artist who designed the aliens in the Alien film series. "The Borg look more evolved and detailed than they did in the television show," he adds. The Borg, a group of cybernetically enhanced aliens, first appeared in the second season "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Q Who," before making numerous appearances. The Borg's mission is to absorb all life in the galaxy. They possess a collective mind. With the ability to adapt to any weapon used against them, they are the Federation's most lethal adversaries. When Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore got together to conceive the story for STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, they always knew that the Borg would be involved. "The Borg are, undoubtedly, the most popular villains in the history of the 'Next Generation' series, and we knew they would look great on the big screen," says co-screenwriter Brannon Braga. "We then incorporated time travel into it -- the other most popular element in the series. We took those two elements and crafted our story." "In the film," says co-screenwriter Ronald D. Moore, "after a failed attack on Earth, the Borg institute a plan to go back in time to Earth at its most vulnerable time in history, the second dark age after the third world war, to stop first contact with aliens from happening." Part of "Star Trek's" cultural phenomeon has always been its accurate reflection of human social concerns. That is again taken to task in the sub-text of STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. "We wanted to get across that no one today has much vision to take a greater social responsibility for themselves and the world at large," says Braga. "We want to show how our group of characters [the crew of the Enterprise] are utterly selfless. They're willing to risk their lives, and go back in time for the greater good of these characters living in terrible times, who are unable to look beyond their own problems." According to producer Rick Berman, "this is the best 'Trek' yet. It's full of action, drama, hope for the future, and a lot of new designs and surprises for the fans."
Movie Quotes for Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Cmdr. William Riker: That's a tough little ship you have there. Lt. Cmdr. Worf: What do you mean little? Lily Sloane: Borg? Sounds Swedish. [After having seen the Borg] Lily Sloane: Definitely not Swedish. Capt. Jean-Luc Picard: Reports of my assimilation have been greatly exaggerated. Lily Sloane: It's my first ray gun. Riker: Someone once said "Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgement." Cochrane: That's rhetorical nonsense. Who said that? Riker: "You did, ten years from now." [Data is feeling anxiety as they approach the Borg.] Picard: I suggest you deactivate your emotion chip for now. Data: [click] Done. Picard: Data, there are times when I envy you. Picard: We are not going to lose the ship. Not to the Borg. Not while I'm in command. Picard: Mr. Worf, do you remember your zero-gravity combat training? Worf: I remember how much it made me sick. Borg Queen: Do you always talk this much? Data: Not always. But often. Data: I think I speak on behalf of the entire crew when I say "To hell with our orders." Cochrane: You're astronauts, on some kind of star trek. Troi, very drunk: He wouldn't even talk to me unless I had a drink with him. Then he made me drink three shots of something called "tequila" before he would tell me who he was. The Doctor: I'm a doctor, not a doorstop. Capt. Jean-Luc Picard: They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn HERE. This far NO farther. And I will make them pay for what they've done. Dr. Beverly Crusher: So much for the Enterprise-E. Picard: We barely knew her. Dr. Beverly Crusher: Do you think they'll make another one? Picard: There are still plenty of letters in the alphabet. [About the offer made by the Borg.] Lt. Cmdr. Data: And for a time, I was tempted. Capt. Jean-Luc Picard: How long a time? Lt. Cmdr. Data: 0.68 seconds sir. For an android, that is nearly an eternity.
A Poster for First Contact
Data and Picard walk down a corridor looking for Borgs
Goof off time for the crew of the Enterprise
Data from the side
Data captured by the Borg
Picard looking very troubled
Zefram Cochrane, Inventor of warp drive
Data and Picard discuss matters on the Bridge
A poster for First Contact
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