Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Time-Travel Film  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 1996  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film in the Star Trek film franchise, and the second film in the series to star the cast of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the film's plot, the crew of the Starship USS Enterprise-E travel back in time to the mid-21st century to stop the cybernetic Borg from conquering Earth by changing the past.

After the release of the seventh film, Star Trek Generations (1994), Paramount tasked writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore with developing a sequel. Braga and Moore wanted to feature the Borg in the plot, while producer Rick Berman wanted a story involving time travel. The writers combined the two ideas; they initially set the film during the European Renaissance, but changed the time period the Borg corrupted to the mid-21st century after fearing the Renaissance idea would be too kitsch. After two better-known directors turned down the job, cast member Jonathan Frakes was chosen to direct, to make sure the task fell to someone who understood Star Trek. It was Frakes' first theatrical film.

The script required the creation of new starship designs, including a new USS Enterprise. Production designer Herman Zimmerman and illustrator John Eaves collaborated to make a sleeker ship than its predecessor. Principal photography began with weeks of location shooting in Arizona and California before production moved to new sets for the ship-based scenes. The Borg were redesigned to appear as though they were converted into machine beings from the inside-out; the new makeup sessions took four times as long as their appearances on the television series. Effects company Industrial Light & Magic rushed to complete the film's special effects in less than five months. Traditional optical effects techniques were supplemented with computer-generated imagery. Jerry Goldsmith and his son Joel collaborated to produce the film's score.

First Contact was the highest-grossing film on its opening weekend, making $30.7 million. The film made $92 million in the United States & Canada, and an additional $54 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $146 million. Critical reception was mostly positive; critics including Roger Ebert considered it one of the best Star Trek films. The Borg and the special effects were lauded, while characterization was less evenly received. First Contact was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup and won three Saturn Awards. The film has been released on videotape, LaserDisc, DVD and Blu-ray home video formats. Scholarly analysis of the film has focused on Captain Jean-Luc Picard's parallels to Herman Melville's Ahab and the nature of the Borg.

Movie Info

Budget

$45,000,000

Box Office

$146,027,888

Tags

Borg, Collection: Star Trek, Cyborg, First Contact, Inventor, Montana, Obsession, Outer Space, Sequel, Space Opera, Space/Aliens, Spacecraft, Starship, Technology, Teleportation, Time Travel

Attributes

Filming Location: Angeles National Forest, Arizona, California, Los Angeles Union Station, Paramount Stage 14, Paramount Stage 15, Paramount Stage 29, Paramount Stage 5, Paramount Stage 9, Titan Missile Museum
Narrative Location: Montana, Star Trek universe
Subject: Android (robot), body horror, first contact fiction, psychological trauma, revenge, time travel

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08 Star Trek VIII - Primer contacto
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Star Trek: Future Generations
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Star Trek: Generations II
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Star Trek: I proti epafi
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Star Trek: Kapcsolatfelvétel
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Star Trek: Lần Đầu Gặp Mặt
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Star Trek: Renaissance
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Star Trek: Resurrection
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Uzay Yolu 8: İlk Temas
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