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STAR TREK: GENERATIONS
Starring PATRICK STEWART as Captain Jean Luc Picard, this terrific sci-fi movie sees retired Starfleet officers James T. Kirk (WILLIAM SHATNER), Montgomery Scott (JAMES DOOHAN) and Pavel Chekov (WALTER KOENIG) as guests of honour aboard the newly christened Enterprise-B. This 2 disc special edition contains over six hours of newly created extra features, including 3 deleted scenes, a 13 minute alternative ending and 11 behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Leonard Nimoy was originally set to reprise the role of Spock during the scenes on the Enterprise-B. However, because he declined the role, the part was changed to James Doohan's character of Scotty, but the lines remained more or less the same; this explains the odd use of Scotty calling Kirk "Jim", something that only Spock or Dr. McCoy would ever have previously called him.
Years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Enterprise-D rescue a physicist named Soran (Malcolm McDowell). Unbeknownst to Picard, Soran is a megalomaniac renegade who harbours a deadly plan that includes the end of millions of lives. Now Picard's only hope for a future rests within the energy ribbon, and a legendary captain from the past.
Setting Shatner's belligerent yet loveable Kirk alongside the serene, intellectual Picard offers numerous possibilities for the story and creates a superb viewing experience.
"I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim." (Kirk)
"You could say that." (Picard)
"You know, if Spock were here, he'd say that I was an irrational, illogical human being by taking on a mission like that. Sounds like fun!" (Kirk)
James T. Kirk's final two words, "Oh, my..." are a spontaneous ad lib made by William Shatner, who later explained it was Kirk's reaction to eternity and truly going where Kirk had never gone before.
Digitally re-mastered for 5.1 surround sound and DTS, this two disc special edition box contains over six hours of new extra features. The highlights include:
4 deleted scenes - featuring a brilliant 13 minute alternative ending
2 commentaries - one audio and one text
'The Star Trek Universe' - consists of a tribute to Matt Jefferies, the art director who designed the original U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701; The Enterprise Lineage; Captain Picard's Family Album and an extra on creating 24th century weapons.
3 'Production' featurettes - includes Uniting Two Legends; Stellar Cartography: Creating the Illusion; and ST Range New Worlds: The Valley of Fire.
2 'visual effects' featurettes - including parts on Inside ILM: Models and Miniatures and Crashing the Enterprise.
3 'Scene Deconstruction' featurettes - includes a look at the Main Title Sequence and a feature on The Nexus Rib.
running time: 133 min approx
Audio Commentary by Brannon Braga and Ron Moore
Text Commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
A tribute to Matt Jefferies
The Enterprise Lineage
Captain Picard's Family Album
Creating 24 th Century Weapons
Uniting two legends
Stellar cartography: Creating the illusion
ST Range New Worlds: The Valley of Fire
Inside ILM: Models and Miniatures
Crashing the Enterprise
Main Title Sequence
The Nexus Ribbon
Saucer Crash Sequence
Walking the plank
Christmas with the Picards
5.1 Surround Sound and DTS