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(B, NA, L, VV, S, A, AB) Moral worldview with some fantasy elements which it subtly rebukes by emphasizing need to live in real world; 3 obscenities & 2 profanities; action violence & some fist fighting; vaguely implied fornication; brief alcohol use in bar scene; and, some anti-biblical innuendoes.
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, a worthy addition to the STAR TREK tradition, bridges the generation gap between the original and new casts as Captains James Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard team up to save the solar system. The year is 2265 as the new Enterprise is christened and takes its first “cruise around the block” to Pluto. On board are retired legends Kirk (William Shatner), Scotty and Chekov and all is well … until the ill-equipped ship picks up a distress signal and must answer the call. Moments later, following a huge explosion, Kirk and Enterprise bay 15 are lost. 78 years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds he must enlist the help of one Captain James T. Kirk, who was not killed but was transported to a fantasy realm called the “Nexus.”
Delightful writing and acting complement GENERATIONS, which is a highly entertaining and engaging film that in the tradition of the STAR TREK series calls its viewers to fight the good fight, to make moral choices and to be faithful to one’s duties. It draws clear distinctions between good and evil and depicts the superiority of the good, and it contains very little objectionable content. For the discerning viewer, however, the limited definition of purposefulness as “making a difference” and the absence of discussion of the after-life in a movie that deals with much grief will be disappointing.