Movie Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Watched 20130727 (Netflix, Instant)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Jonathon Frakes. 103 min


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Star Trek: Insurrection (IMDb.com)
Star Trek: Insurrection (Wikipedia.org)
Star Trek - Insurrection (RottenTomatoes.com)

The movie starts off with an unknown village and we see some people monitoring a chase. It turns out Data has gone rogue and Captain Picard is informed of the situation.


Apparently, coming to retrieve Data is quite an adventure for the Enterprise crew who've recently been dealing with "international relations." Upon arriving and retrieving Data, the crew begin to discover something fishy is going on. Searching a lake on the planet, Data and Picard find a hidden holodeck which is set to look like the Ba'ku Village. The captain deduces someone must have wanted to beam the Ba'ku villagers to the holodeck and then take them away from the planet. The reason, however, is yet to be clear.


After a couple of days, the crew learn that everyone's metabolic states are improved. To confirm this, Picard asks the villagers how old they are and learns the adults are around 300 years old. As the story develops, it's up to the Enterprise crew to stop the Son'a from activating a device that would harness the power of the planet for everlasting life, yet render the planet uninhabitable.


The crew take advantage of the fact that the Son'a plan to beam the Ba'ku off the planet before activating the injector. One group begins moving the Ba'ku to caves in the mountain while another group tries to send a transmission to the Federation. Desperate to get the injector working, eventually Ru'afo, one of Son'a, is willing to kill anybody left on the planet.

Aside from not spoiling the rest of the movie, I also omitted many details.


20130727:
I can say that I never really watched the television series Star Trek (in particular Next Generation which ran from 1987-1994) growing up, because I think I was still too young to understand what was going on. In contrast, I was around the right age to enjoy Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-1999) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001). There was also the spin-off Young Hercules (1998-1999) starring Ryan Gosling.

Regardless, I consider watching the movies to be a nice little sample of a long series which I don't want to watch, at least not at the moment. Overall, this was a fun movie.


Instant Comments:
Haha. "They only achieved Warp Drive last year."
"I don't know how they do it on Deep Space Nine, but on the Enterprise we still report to duty on time."
Haha, 3 micron missile alignment in his young age over a 6 micron missile alignment in his old age.
Cute, "In the event of a [...] I've been designed to serve as a flotation device."


"I wonder if you're aware of the trust you engender, Jean-Luc Picard. In my experience, it's unusual for -" "For an offlander?" "For someone so young."
"How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?"
Ha. "Definitely feeling aggressive tendencies sir."
Yeah! "We're through running from these bastards."
I love how manual control is a single joystick.
"He wouldn't." "Yes, he would."
Cute. "I have to go home now."

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