Data is sent on an undercover mission where he is to report on the Ba’ku people, a peaceful and calm race. While he is there he malfunctions and reveals a joint task force between the Federation and another alien race called the Son’a.
When the Enterprise is informed that they are absolutely not needed, regardless of the fact that one of their senior officers is malfunctioning on a Starfleet mission, they grow suspicious and defy their orders coming for Data themselves. As they come to collect their colleague the crew gets more than they bargain for.
It turns out there is more going on than meets the eye and when the crew discovers just what caused Data’s malfunction and just why the Son’a are so interested in the Ba’ku people…things are not going to be as simple as the rescue mission was supposed to be.
-Creator: based on the universe created by Gene Roddenberry
-Length: 103 minutes
-Rating: PG (for mild violence and gore, very mild profanity, mild frightening and intense scenes)
-Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (Buy/Rent), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library
-Main Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy, Anthony Zerbe
-Page of Reference in RP1: 25
Review (contains spoilers):
This one was tough to get through as a rewatch. I watched it a long time ago when I was doing my first real watch through of all of Star Trek as a teen and into my 20s.
After watching First Contact it was hard to come back to this moive. Its like everything went back to what they kenw: an extended episode of the show that did NOT need to be 103 minutes long. And the worst part for me is that the idea is really cool.
One alien race that is in a constant race to defy and beat death wanting to take over the planet of another race that is essentially immortal. What’s not to love about that idea!
There is just so much more they could have done and this just felt like a step back in the world. We had such wonderful things happening with First Contact. More action and better effects, a great story and just a step forward…and now this.
Rewatching these makes me realize just how and why I am a huge fan of the Kelvin timeline films….