A scientist, Tolian Soran (Malcolm McDowell) lost his place in the nexus, and was desperately attempting to get back. Picard (Patrick Stewart), who is coping with the loss of his nephew Rene, has to stop Soran's attempt to return to the nexus, which involve destroying two stars and the surrounding system to change the gravitational path of the nexus. Picard, while on the planet in the path of the nexus debating and reasoning with Soran, fails, and the star is destroyed. Soran and Picard enter the nexus, where Picard finds Captain Kirk. The nexus is time independent, allowing Kirk and Picard to exit the nexus at a time where they could stop Soran together. They do, and Kirk dies in the process. The Enterprise, caught in a battle with characters involved in the Soran plot, is destroyed, but many survive its crash landing on a planet in the system which will be destroyed if Soran succeeds in his plan to destroy the star.
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There is a subplot where Data puts in an emotion chip, and has to integrate these emotions into his life. It affects his duty, but he becomes accustomed to them.
The review of this Movie prepared by reepicheep
Captain Kirk is lost, presumed dead, in a destructive energy wave. Eighty years later Captain Jean-Luc Picard confronts a mad scientist intent on returning to the wave and the idyllic dimension within it at any cost. Uneven script but good performances.
The review of this Movie prepared by Artemis
With this muddled film, the franchise handed the feature film torch from the original cast to the Next Generation. Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov are guests on the maiden voyage of the Enterprise B, when a distress call comes in, and in the effort to save people from two transport ships threatened by an "energy ribbon," a hole is blown in the hull of the starship and Kirk apparently killed. Jump to 78 years later: Picard and the new team on the Enterprise D pick up Dr. Tolian Soran (MacDowell) from the wreckage of an observatory. Picard learns from Guinan (an uncredited appearance by Whoopi Goldberg) that Soran is hoping to return to the Nexus, a state of infinite and timeless joy, and is willing to destroy a star and all its planets to get there. (He's in league with some rogue Klingons for good measure.) The only way Picard can stop him is to enlist the help of Kirk, whom he meets in the Nexus. This garbled story has more plot holes and scientific anomalies than just about any other Star Trek film (my favorite is the missile that hits a star from its third planet in less than 20 seconds). There's some lovely dialogue, but the acting is sub-par, save for MacDowell who largely underplays his thankless villain role. Cheap and silly comic relief is derived from having Data experience broad feelings after the implant of an emotion chip. One of the coolest F/X occurs during "separation," when the disc of the Enterprise detaches from the rest of the ship and becomes a flying saucer, then crash lands on Viridian 3. (For a while, the Enterprise becomes a phoenix, getting destroyed and reborn every single movie.)
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Captain Kirk and Captain Picard team up to stop Soran from unleashing an energy wave that will destroy some nameless planet. Features phaser fire, scientific analysis, android introspection, and horseback riding scenes.
The review of this Movie prepared by steve