Star Trek: First Contact

Synopsis: In the 24th century, the crew of the Enterprise-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the 21st century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars.
Director(s): Jonathan Frakes
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
PG-13
Year:
1996
111 min
70 Views

Locutus.

I am Locutus of Borg.

Resistance is futile.

Authorization, Picard 4-7-alpha-tango.

- Admiral.

- Catch you at a bad time, Jean-Luc?

No, of course not.

I've just received a disturbing report

from Deep Space Five.

Our colony on Ivor Prime

was destroyed this morning.

- Long-range sensors have picked up...

- Yes, I know. The Borg.

Captain's Log, Stardate 50893.5.

The moment I have dreaded

for nearly six years has finally arrived.

The Borg, our most lethal enemy, have

begun an invasion of the Federation,

and this time,

there may be no stopping them.

- How many ships?

- One.

And it's on a direct course for Earth.

They will cross the Federation border

in less than an hour.

Admiral Hayes is mobilizing a fleet

in the Typhon sector.

At maximum warp,

it will take us three hours, 25 minutes...

- We're not going.

- What do you mean, we're not going?

Our orders are

to patrol the Neutral Zone

in case the Romulans decide

to take advantage of the situation.

The Romulans?

Captain, there has been

no unusual activity

along the Romulan border

for the last nine months.

It seems highly unlikely they would

choose this moment to start a conflict.

Does Starfleet feel

we need more shakedown time?

Captain, we've been out in space

nearly a year now. We're ready.

The Enterprise-E is

the most advanced starship in the fleet.

We should be on the frontline.

I have gone over all this with

Starfleet Command. Their orders stand.

Number One, set a course

for the Neutral Zone.

- Bizet?

- Berlioz. What do you have?

We finished our first sensor sweep

of the Neutral Zone.

Fascinating.

Twenty particles of space dust

per cubic meter,

fifty-two ultraviolet radiation spikes

and a class-2 comet.

This is certainly worthy of our attention.

Captain, why are we out here

chasing comets?

Let's just say that Starfleet

has every confidence

in the Enterprise and her crew.

They're just not sure about her captain.

They believe that a man who was once

captured and assimilated by the Borg

should not be put in a situation

where he would face them again.

To do so

would introduce an unstable element

to a critical situation.

That's ridiculous.

Your experience with the Borg

makes you the perfect man

to lead this fight.

Admiral Hayes disagrees.

- Bridge to Captain Picard.

- Go ahead.

We've just received word from the fleet.

They've engaged the Borg.

Mr. Data, put Starfleet frequency 1-4-8-6

on audio.

Aye, sir.

Flagship to Endeavor,

stand by to engage at grid A-15.

Defiant and Bozeman,

fall back to mobile position one.

Acknowledged.

We have it in visual range. A Borg cube

on course 0 mark 2-1-5, speed warp...

We are the Borg. Lower your shields

and surrender your ships.

We will add your biological

and technological distinctiveness

to our own.

Your culture will adapt to service us.

Resistance is futile.

All units, open fire. Remodulate shield...

They've broken through

the defense perimeter...

...toward Earth. Pursuit course...

The cube is changing course.

Defiant, continue to attack.

Flagship to Starfleet Command.

We need reinforcements.

Casualty report is coming in...

...96 dead, 22 wounded

on the Lexington.

Lieutenant Hawk, set a course for Earth.

- Aye, sir.

- Maximum warp.

I'm about to commit

a direct violation of our orders.

Any of you who wish to object

should do so now.

It will be noted in my log.

Captain, I believe I speak

for everyone here, sir, when I say

to hell with our orders.

Red alert! All hands to battle stations!

Engage.

- Report!

- Main power is off-line.

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Brannon Braga

Brannon Braga (; born August 14, 1965) is an American television producer, director and screenwriter. He served as an executive producer on the Fox primetime series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a re-launch of the 1980 miniseries hosted by Carl Sagan for which Braga won a Peabody Award, Critics Choice Award, and Producers Guild Award. In addition, Braga has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. Braga also served as writer, executive producer, and co-creator of the drama series Salem, WGN America's first original series. Best known for his work in the Star Trek franchise, Braga was a key creative force behind three of the franchise's five modern series. He later became an executive producer and writer on several Fox shows including 24, Terra Nova, and The Orville. His film credits include Mission: Impossible 2, Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. more…

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