Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Star Trek Insurrection

In Star Trek Insurrection: The United Federation of Planets is ravaged after the Dominion war. A fountain of youth nestled in the green hills of an alien planet seems too good to be true. What must it be like to never grow old? So the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E leaps to the rescue. Captain Picard steps in and refuses to let a peaceful, ancient civilization get hi-jacked by the Son'a led by the really freaky guy, Ru'fau. The Son'a wrinkly faces took a lot of trouble creating a flying holodeck ship, just to spare the Ba'Ku's feelings. All the Ba'Ku had to do was get with the program but no. Picard sticks his beak in and discovers Anij's special abilities slow time. Could the environmental anomalies be stimulating Data's instincts to act rebelliously?

Filming began on March 31, 1998 and concluded on July 2. According to Johnathan Frakes, (who playsCommander Riker) half of the time shooting was spent on location. The scenes where the crew of the Enterprise and the Ba'Ku take refuge in the mountains were shot on location in the Sierra Nevada in locations which could only be reached by helicopters. Wheres Scotty when you need him? Why didn't the Enterprise just lock on everyone's co-ordinates and beam them there? Duh!!!

 'Jean-Luc, we're only moving 600 people'

 Who were you rooting for? Picard's crew? Dougherty? Ru'afu? or did your heartbeat slow in time for the Ba'Ku?) Why is Worf feeling aggressive tendencies?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies.


10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It wasn't a strong movie, but I could watch those guys sit around a table and belch and be entertained.

Spacerguy said...

Sci-Fi magazine broke the news Arnold Schwarzenegger was to have a cameo which never materialized, sadly. Arnie would have rocked this movie to bits which is what the Ba'Ku needed, Alex.

MOCK! said...

I think Alex hit the nail on the head. This was such a tight, well-liked cast. I wish they had one more, proper send-off film....

Maurice Mitchell said...

Ru'Afu was named one of the greatest Star Trek and he was. Especially the face stretching scene.

Craig Edwards said...

I like it - it's not as good as First Contact - but let's be honest - it's got Nemesis beat all hollow!

Rusty Webb said...

I felt like this movie lacked some of the epic scope previous installments went for, but it made for a pretty decent episode.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I've not seen this one. I might, but it didn't seem that interesting compared to some of the other movies.

Tony Laplume said...

I think it simply backfired on them, a movie that was the exact opposite of First Contact. Naturally I love it.

Jemima Pett said...

I'll go with Alex's comment :)
Happy A to Z-ing
Jemima at Jemima's blog

Laura Marcella said...

Hello! My dad has all the Star Trek movies so I know I've seen this one but I can't really remember it. My favorite ST was with the first crew, The Voyage Home. I'm really liking the recent Star Trek reboot, too.

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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