Star Trek the Next Generation: Movie Collection DVD
Starring William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Alan Ruck, Jacqueline Kim, Gwynyth Walsh, Tim Russ, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige, Robert Picardo, Dwight Schultz, Michael Horton, Neal McDonough, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy, Anthony Zerbe, Jude Ciccolella, Shannon Cochran, Alan Dale, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, Kate Mulgrew, Steven Culp, James Cromwell
Directed by David Carson
Four of the big-screen 'Star Trek' spin-offs featuring the crew of 'The Next Generation'.
In 'Generations' (1994), Captain James T Kirk (William Shatner) reluctantly comes out of retirement to attend the launch of the 'Enterprise B'.
When the ship attempts to rescue two cargo ships trapped in a strange electrical field, part of its structure is shorn away - taking Kirk with it. 78 years later, 'Enterprise D' captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is mourning the deaths of his brother and nephew when he is called to investigate an attack on the Amagosa Observatory.
The culprits turn out to be Picard's old adversaries, renegade Klingons Lursa and B'Etor, allied with sinister El Aurian scientist Dr Soran (Malcolm McDowell).
Soran was amongst those rescued by the 'Enterprise B', and is now desperate to return to the energy field - called the Nexus - which claimed Kirk's life.
When Picard himself enters the Nexus, a historic encounter results.
In 'First Contact' (1996), Captain Jean-Luc Picard, once assimilated by the alien Borg, now senses that they are about to return.
He is proved correct when the Collective engages the Enterprise E in battle, only to escape through a temporal vortex into the Earth's past.
Picard and his crew glimpse an alternative Earth which is dominated by the Borg and, in an attempt to find out how the Borg have altered the timeline, follow them back to the year 2063, one day before Zefram Cochran (James Cromwell) made the first warp drive journey.
It was this event that attracted the attention of some passing Vulcans and established Earth's 'first contact' with alien life.
While Riker (Jonathan Frakes) leads an away team to prevent the Borg from tampering with the Earth's history, Picard must repel a Borg invasion of the Enterprise.
In 'Insurrection' (1998), a Federation team are unobtrusively observing life on the remarkable world of Ba'ku, where 600 peaceful inhabitants enjoy the planet's youth-preserving qualities.
However, forces within the alliance want to repatriate the population so that the planet's resources can be exploited more intensively.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads his crew in an effort to protect Ba'ku's residents and thereby honour the Federation's Prime Directive: non-intervention in the development of other civilisations. 'Nemesis' (2002) is the tenth instalment in the 'Star Trek' film series.
When Picard and the crew discover a disassembled prototype of their android colleague Data (Brent Spiner) on a distant planet, they take the parts back to the Enterprise and attempt to put them back together.
Meanwhile, news arrives that the new Romulan leader Shinzon (Tom Hardy) wants to restore relations with the United Federation of Planets and Picard is sent to negotiate.
When Picard arrives, he uncovers a shocking truth about Shinzon's connection to himself, and unearths a sinister plot to destroy the Earth.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (12)
- EAN: 5014437117731
- Catalogue number: PHE1177
- Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
- Release date: 16/11/2009
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Colour: Colour