Star Trek Generations script
Synopsis: In the 23rd century, the Starship Enterprise is dispatched to the scene of a giant energy field about to engulf two ships. Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) averts calamity, but is exposed to the field and presumed dead. Years later, the Enterprise's new commander, Capt. Picard (Patrick Stewart), learns that one of the disaster's survivors, Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), plans to enter the field by destroying a neighboring star. Picard now must collaborate with an unlikely ally in order to stop him.

FADE IN:

1EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 1

A vast and sparkling starfield. A pinpoint of light appears and starts

moving toward the camera. A small and distant cylindrical object

tumbling end over end, but we can't determine exactly what it is yet.

2EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY2

A vast and undulating sea of wheat. We become aware that there are two

heads sticking out of the stalks of wheat: two men standing and looking

up at the sky. As we move towards them, we can see that the two men are

SCOTTY and CHEKOV, dressed in civilian clothing.

CHEKOV:

(points to sky)

There he is- there, to the south!

SCOTTY:

(peers upward)

What are ye, blind? That's a bird.

As they stare up at the sky

3EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 3

The cylinder tumbling through space is now closer, and we can now see

that it is a bottle of some sort, and it is tumbling directly toward the

camera.

4EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY4

As before, Chekov and Scotty staring at the sky.

SCOTTY:

(concerned)

Repelling the Crystalline Trench, rafting down lava flows, orbital

skydiving.It's like the man is running a bloody decathlon across the

galaxy.

Suddenly we hear a double sonic boom.

CHEKOV:

That should be him now. I think he's just crossed the sound barrier.

They shield their eyes against the sun and look up.

5EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 5

The bottle gets closer.

6EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY6

A man in a high-tech body harness and parachute lands in the wheat flat

on his back. His body-suit is charred, scorched, wisps of smoke still

curling off it. There are small thrusters attached to his backpack and

boots. Scotty and Chekov move to him. The man removes his helmet. It is

KIRK. He smiles broadly, like a child who has just come off a

rollercoaster.

KIRK:

Right on target! I jump out over the Arabian Peninsula and I end up

here, right on the dime.

Kirk gets to his feet.

CHEKOV:

Actually, Captain, your precise target area was thirty-five meters

(points)that way.

KIRK:

Thanks for pointing that out.

Kirk starts to pull off his suit, reacts to a sudden pain in his back.

KIRK:

Oh

SCOTTY:

I've warned ye about that back of yours. You should have a doctor take a

look at it.

Kirk waves him away, and continues to remove his harness.

6A EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 6A

The tumbling bottle rushes past, and we can now see that it is a

champagne Bottle- Dom Perignon, 2265. Follow the bottle as it tumbles

through space.

6B EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY6B

Kirk, Scotty and Chekov as before.

KIRK:

Tomorrow I want to make a tri-elliptical jump. That's where you jump out

over Northern China and make three complete orbits before you start

re-entry.

CHEKOV:

Captain. Perhaps you have forgotten that tomorrow is the christening

ceremony.

This strikes a nerve with Kirk- we see a flash of hesitation and

irritation cross his face.

KIRK:

I'm not going (beat) Scotty, help me with this chute.

SCOTTY:

What do you mean, you're not going? We promised.

KIRK:

When I retired, I swore I'd never set foot on a starship again, and I

meant it.

CHEKOV:

Captain=8A

KIRK:

(firm)

I don't want to hear anymore about it. I'm not going, and that's final.

7EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 7

The champagne bottle smashes onto the bow of a Federation starship

(Excelsior class) sitting in its dock in orbit around Earth.

7A EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 7A

Follow the shards of glass from the bottle as they spread over the ship,

revealing the name on the hull: U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-B.

8ANGLE ON SPACEDOCK WINDOW8

A large picture window overlooking the starship in its berth. The window

is filled with people in Starfleet uniforms, applauding the christening

of the ship (but we hear nothing).

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Ronald D. Moore

Ronald Dowl Moore (born July 5, 1964) is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for his work on Star Trek; on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, for which he won a Peabody Award; and on Outlander, based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon. more…

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