Of course, I was soon put out of my misery when I started up the film and immediately saw one of my Voyager friends:
So here's the gist of Generations:
Prepare yourself for some mighty spoilers
The baddie from Tank Girl and Guinan got sucked up into a crazy, glowing joy ribbon called "The Nexus" like a super long time ago and then got spit out when Cameron Frye's Enterprise collided with them. Ever since, he's been trying to get back and, with the help of some jerk Klingons is about to do just that. Picard is way into stopping him but then he gets sucked up into the Nexus as well and Dream-Guinan shows up to give him the what-for and then points him in the direction of Kirk's Nexus. Kirk is all, "A dangerous mission? Awesome. First, let me ride this horse around for a minute." So then apparently the Joy Machine doubles as a Time Machine and Kirk and Picard go back in time--not to when the baddie (Soren) first came aboard the Enterprise but to when he's about to seriously mess everything up with a big ole' missile. Kirk, Picard, and Soren proceed to have a pretty epic old man fight and they save the day before things go really pear-shaped (the deadly kind of pear) for Kirk.
|Told you it was epic.|
1- I was SUPER uncomfortable about Data's freak out.
3- Crying when Data found Spot.
So, basically, this movie was all about Data when I was 10 and not at all about one captain passing the torch to the next one. This time around, I was a lot more invested in the Kirk/Picard stuff. Still, this movie just... it just doesn't do it for me. I wish it did. I really, really wish it did. Especially after eleven months of non-stop Star Trek, I'd really hoped that this movie would make more of an impression on me but I just didn't find it satisfying.
That's ok. The memory of watching Generations in the theatre, sharing popcorn with my dad, and bawling when Data found his kitty is enough for me.