Star Trek: Generations (1994)


Action | Sci-Fi


David Carson




Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alan Ruck, Malcolm McDowell, Jacqueline Kim, Barbara March, Patti Yasutake, Whoopi Goldberg


Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk (William Shatner), must stop a madman (Malcolm McDowell) willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.


I have to admit I was excited to see past and future Captains meet. I was also expecting something better, instead "Star Trek: Generations" is an horrible film and justifies the statement that all the odd numbered Star Trek films are poor. Only this one is so poor it defies poorness and finding something good in it it's not like looking for a needle in a haystack, but like looking for a specific chaff in a haystack.

There is a lame plot that makes no sense whatsoever where a cartoonishly villain, Dr. Soren, wants to destroy a planet with motivations that make no sense and Captain Picard choses Kirk to help him stop Soren instead of someone younger: William Shatner is overweight and too old to play an action hero. Also the subplot involving Data and an emotion chip is utterly annoying. 

But the nonsense does not stop. The original crew saved the world and avoided being killed how many times? Let me tell you, it was a lot of times. This new crew doesn't manage to accomplish a mission without getting Kirk killed. And for no good reason. The Enterprise is also destroyed again, because why not, and Picard's loved ones are killed for no good reason.

I'm a little dramatic and I like to overdo, and that's exactly what I did at the beginning because there's actually something good about this film, and it has to do with Malcolm McDowell. He proves once again that regardless of an awful script, absurd plot and an awful character, he is capable of giving a solid performance.


  1. Confession: This one put me to sleep in the theater about halfway through and I never went back to finish it.

    1. Haha the only reason I did not fall asleep is because I started watching it before lunch, so I took a long break. Staying focused was hard though.

  2. Ahhh, yes, this was...not the best. Why Picard and Kirk didn't go back in time a bit and prevent his death and the destruction of the ship, I have no clue. Data was annoying and over-acting

    1. Because they had to make a nonsense movie.