Release Date: November 1994
Time: 1h 58min
Director: David Carson
Cast: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes (full cast)
My Rating: 5,8/10
The Enterprise becomes trapped in an energy ribbon and Kirk tries to help the ship escape, but by doing so he becomes sucked out and is never found again. 78 years later the Enterprise has a new crew with its new captain, Picard. Onboard his ship is a refugee Kirk saved before he was presumed dead, and this refugee wants to find Nexus. The refugee is willing to do anything in order to get back to Nexus and it is now Picard’s job to stop him, with help from his crew and a very unexpected person.
It feels a little sad to not be able to write “Captain Kirk and his team are back on the Enterprise”. I really missed Spock and McCoy and I believe that is a reason to why I wasn’t very fond of this movie. I have a small problem when it comes to changes in the beginning, but I often become used to them pretty fast. Although even if they were not there I still thought this movie had a very interesting plot, and I liked it. There were not many tedious scenes and the movie itself was quite eventful. The whole movie was however not that coherent, because I felt like there were some mini stories here and there.
They jumped 78 years forward to the new crew 0n Enterprise and I thought that was a gigantic jump in time. I did have some questions from before the time jump that I would like to have an answer to, for example what happened to Scotty and Chekov?!? My problem with the time jump was also that I really wanted some connection between the new and the old crew (like relatives or something) but I was quite disappointed when I realized that there were none. I did however really like Picard as the new captain, mainly because the actor is Charles Xavier from X-men, yes it really is Patrick Stewart!!