Watch Now

Prime Video

Rent from $2.99

Prime Video

Buy from $9.99

On TV

Airs Thu. May. 02, 9:00 AM on TMC (662)


On Disc

Amazon

Buy from $9.65

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Poster

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 Cochran makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.6/10
109,773

Videos


Photos

  • Jonathan Frakes in Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Gates McFadden at an event for Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • LeVar Burton and Stephanie Cozart Burton at an event for Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Terry Farrell at an event for Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis at an event for Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton in Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 November 1999 | rghawki
10
| One of the best sci-fi movies ever!
This is one of the two best Star Trek movies ever made (the other being "Wrath of Khan"). Everything about this film is superb.... acting, set design, special effects, plot, and action. The story progresses at a breathtaking pace, and from the first 10 minutes when the Enterprise is locked in a life-and-death struggle with one of the best villains in all of sci-fi history (the Borg), to a perfect ending; there isn't a wasted or redundant moment. This is a film that both trekkers and non-trekkers can enjoy because the film explains enough about the back-story to get non-fans up to speed, and does it in a way that will keep the fans interest (check out the excellent opening sequence that introduces Picard's first encounter with the Borg and explains much of his implacable and obsessive attitude towards them throughout the film).

In addition to fine performances from the crew (highlighted as always by Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard), the supporting cast is more than equal to the task. Its too bad that the crew didn't bring Alfre Woodward back home with them........ she's one of the very few actors/actresses in Star Trek history who have been able to match Patrick Stewart's personality, acting skills, and histrionics. Also, I thought I detected a touch of romance between the two that could have been further developed at another time.

James Cromwell makes a perfect Zefrem Cochrane. It was a humorous touch to portray him as somewhat of an anti-hero, in contrast to the god-like reverence with which the characters in the film viewed him from a distance of 300 years.

The protagonists in the film, the Borg, have never looked more dangerous. I'm glad that this film returned them to their "roots", unlike their last few appearances in the television series in which they were becoming a little too domesticated.

This is a film to savor for any science fiction fan. 9.5/10.0 !

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com