PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
When the Vulcans land on Earth and make first contact, Cochran is unable to return the Vulcan salute. This is a reference to an old joke about Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). Many fans and quite a few actors throughout the "Star Trek" franchise cannot separate their fingers the right way. The most notable actor who cannot do this is William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk). Mike Johansen can do the salute but only with his left hand, even though he is right-handed.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
When outside the Enterprise on the deflector dish, the characters walk on the surface of the ship with magnetic boots as there is no gravity, both characters and weapons float away in different scenes. But when Worf crouches to turn the handle round he appears to place his weapon down on the ship's surface as if there's gravity present. Actually, we never see Worf put down the weapon - it is completely obscured. For all we know it's floating just above the ship's surface throughout the scene. Alternatively, Worf could have found some kind of crevice and jammed the weapon into it so it wouldn't flow away.
The opening credits the order in which the recurring cast's names appear mirrors the chain of command aboard the Enterprise. Patrick Stewart/Picard (captain), Jonathan Frakes/Riker (first officer), Brent Spiner/Data (second officer), LeVar Burton/Geordi (chief engineer) Michael Dorn/Worf (acting tactical officer) Gates McFadden/Beverly (chief medical officer), Marina Sirtis/Troi (ship's counselor).
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