I miss ‘Star Trek’… the real classic ‘Star Trek’

I miss Star Trek.

Not this new, whiz-bang, 90210 Star Trek that we have now. I mean my Star Trek.

It’s not that I don’t like J.J. Abrams’ new version of the sci-fi classic. I actually enjoyed it. There’s a lot of fun stuff there.

But I miss the real Captain Kirk. I miss Shatner and Nimoy, Nichols and Koenig, Doohan and Kelley (yeah, I know they’re both dead).

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‘Star Trek: First Contact’ stands out as ‘The Next Generation”s best big screen adventure

[rating=3]Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige
Director(s): Jonathan Frakes
Writer(s): Story by Rick Berman, Brannon Bragga, Ronald D. Moore; Screenplay by Brannon Bragga, Ronald D. Moore

Patrick Stewart battles the Borg in 'Star Trek: First Contact'
Patrick Stewart battles the Borg in ‘Star Trek: First Contact’

Of the four Star Trek: The Next Generation films that have been made, First Contact was the only one that was actually good. It’s not great, mind you, but fun. It also benefits from being far better than its immediate predecessor, Generations, and proves to outshine the ones that followed it, Insurrection and Nemesis.

It’s enjoyable because it has all the things that make Star Trek fun: action, humor and special effects. The story isn’t bad either, if a little simplistic. Although often considered a dark film, it really isn’t. It has some of the most blatantly comedic moments in anyTrek film, with the exception of Star Trek IV.

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