This week continues our look at the movie moments of the Star Trek franchise with the Next Generation movies.
When the Next Generation finished its television run in May 1994, everyone was holding their breath, waiting to see where the cast would be taken next. This was a first: Star Trek without Roddenberry, who had passed away in 1991. This was a bridge to the new films and the new cast, as well as a way for the older cast to say their onscreen goodbyes.
Even without Roddenberry, the writers of the Next Generation films did well very well, with four films (Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis). With mixed critical reviews, each had its own special moments, developing on the cast and connecting them to the times around them in the series and in the quickly changing real world as well.
Here’s a few of the moments I found most important. Come chat about them and, if yours aren’t on the list, bring them up as well!