Tracee Lee Cocco as Jae 12. With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton. The Borg were redesigned to appear as though they were converted into machine beings from the inside-out; the new makeup sessions took four times as long as their appearances on the television series. SEE DETAILS, when you purchase an Edible Movie Night Gift Box. [119], This article is about the 1996 film. Scholarly analysis of the film has focused on Captain Jean-Luc Picard's parallels to Herman Melville's Ahab and the nature of the Borg. Safety glass was placed over the lens to prevent damage, while the camera was covered with plywood to protect it from bits of plastic that rained down after each explosion. The model had specific areas which could be blown up multiple times without damaging the miniature. Star Trek: First Contact. It was followed by Star Trek: Insurrection in 1998. This is evident in the film when Picard chooses to rescue Data rather than evacuate the ship with the rest of the crew. [31] Looking at the early scripts, the trio knew that serious work was needed. [44] Small lights attached to the Cube's surface helped to create visual interest and convey scale; the model was deliberately shot with a slow, determined pacing to contrast with the Federation ships engaged in battle with the Borg. For the live-action spacewalk scenes, visual-effects supervisor Ronald B. Moore spent two weeks of bluescreen photography at the deflector set. The warp ship Phoenix was conceived as fitting inside an old nuclear missile, meaning that the ship's nacelles had to fold into a space of less than 10 feet (3 m). Star Trek: First Contact was released on November 22, 1996, and was the highest-grossing film on its opening weekend. Geordi LaForge. "[21], In deciding to combine the two story ideas, the writers decided that the time travel element could play out as the Borg attempt to prevent humanity from ever reaching space and becoming a threat. 1996 Directed by Jonathan Frakes. For the ship's dramatic introduction, the effects team combined motion control shots of the Enterprise model with a computer-generated background. Fans were built into the helmets so that the actors would not get overheated, and neon lights built into the front so that the occupant's faces could be seen. Sequence supervisor Dennis Turner, who had created Generations' energy ribbon and specialized in creating natural phenomena, was charged with creating the star cluster, modeled after the Eagle Nebula. First Contact is the first film in the Star Trek film series in which none of the main characters from The Original Series appear. "[106], The special effects were generally praised. The scene was difficult to execute, taking ILM five months to finish. [49] For its Borg-corrupted state, the engineering section was outfitted with Borg drone alcoves, conduits and Data's "assimilation table" where he is interrogated by the Queen. Rather, the main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation play the following characters: [54] The Borg scenes were received positively by test-screening audiences, so once the rest of the film had been completed, a Borg assimilation scene of the Enterprise crew was added in using some of the money left in the budget to add action. Patrick Barnitt as Borg drone 3. Although Picard offers himself to the Borg in exchange for Data's freedom and willingly become Locutus again, Data refuses to leave. The script's only guide on the appearance of the vessel was the line "the new Enterprise sleekly comes out of the nebula". [30] The film was given a budget of $45 million, "considerably more" than Generations' $35 million price tag; this allowed the production to plan a larger amount of action and special effects. McDonough recalled that he joined Stewart and Dorn in asking whether they could do the shots without the 10-to-15-pound (4.5 to 6.8 kg) weights, as "they hired us because we are actors", but the production insisted on using them. https://www.moviefone.com/movie/star-trek-first-contact/3096/credits Berman decided to develop two screenplays simultaneously, and prioritize the most promising one for the first film. Leonetti was unfamiliar with the Star Trek mythos when Frakes approached him; to prepare for the assignment, he studied the previous four films in the franchise, each with a different cinematographer—The Voyage Home (Donald Peterman), The Final Frontier (Andrew Laszlo), The Undiscovered Country (Hiro Narita), and Generations (John Alonzo). when you spend $25 on participating products. Picard and a team attempt to reach engineering to disable the Borg with a corrosive gas, but are forced back; the android Data is captured in the melee. 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