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Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

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When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (creator: "Star Trek"), Rick Berman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Riker
Brent Spiner ... Data
LeVar Burton ... Geordi (as Levar Burton)
Michael Dorn ... Worf
Gates McFadden ... Beverly
Marina Sirtis ... Troi
F. Murray Abraham ... Ru'afo
Donna Murphy ... Anij
Anthony Zerbe ... Dougherty
Gregg Henry ... Gallatin
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Sojef
Michael Welch ... Artim
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Tournel
Stephanie Niznik ... Perim
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Storyline

While on a mission to observe the peaceful Ba'ku race, Lt. Commander Data suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existence. The immortal Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject advanced technology. Their planet and their culture is secretly researched by the Federation associated with an alien race called the Son'a. But the Son'a intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the Starfleet officials who all would like to regenerate their bodies. But they did not think of the loyalty of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E to the Prime Directive. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action violence, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 9 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,052,836, 13 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,117,571, 28 March 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,000,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The main female guest lead of Anij was offered to Sally Field. See more »

Goofs

Admiral Dougherty tells Picard - admittedly, perhaps deliberately - it could take ten years for the Son'a to start feeling the effects from the metaphasic radiation; yet the entire Enterprise crew, newly introduced to them, begin to feel effects almost immediately upon entering the planetary system (i.e. Geordi's eyes). Picard doesn't contradict this statement by noting the example of his crew's reaction to the radiation in arguing more strenuously against the Son'a plan, which would make unnecessary the subsequent actions of him and the Enterprise crew. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[children playing hide and seek]
child: There he is. Let's get him, come on!
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Alternate Versions

The original version of the movie contained several scenes that were cut before release:
  • an extended library scene in which Riker and Troi throw small paperballs at each other. This scene also include some lines by the Librarian (Lee Arone-Biggs) and a Trill Officer (Max Grodénchik);
  • a scene in which Picard and Anij kiss each other;
  • a scene in which Picard spills cheese on a PADD displaying the Briar Patch;
  • the actual ejection of the warp core;
  • Data punching some Son'as on the planet and nailing them with iso-linear tags;
  • "The will be no cover-up!" line on the Son'a ship.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Temporal Anomaly (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Collector
(uncredited)
Composed, Conducted and Produced by Jerry Goldsmith
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User Reviews

 
A Brilliant Piece of Work...
27 January 2003 | by spaceboy_aSee all my reviews

This is probably the best of the recent Trek films. Honestly, I don't know why many people don't like it when production wise, it couldn't have been any better. Each scene is nicely constructed and utilizes all the necessary ingredients of film making.

OK, the story was simple but for what the story was, screen writer Michael Piller, wrote a screenplay that is so polished, that every one-liner was perfectly timed and the dialogue was very sharp. The drama and story unfolded not too slowly and not too fast. The characterization was fantastic particularly the conflict between Piracy and Admiral Ross. It's a story about fighting for what you believe in, which every character in the film, even the bad guys, does until the bitter end.

There is no rules that says a science fiction film or Star Trek must have a complex storyline, but a storyline that tells a story and tells it well is what Insurrection does perfectly

I don't enjoy action films and I think 'Star Trek: First Contact' is one of the most overrated sci-fi actioneers in years. Insurrection had a very human story and is also very audience friendly for those who have never seen Star Trek.

I think people need to take another look at this film and ask what is wrong with it apart from the story being too simple? Production design looks great, the film is beautifully shot, Jerry Goldsmith's score was perfect, and the energy from performances from the entire cast comes off in the film like no other Star Trek movie.

'Star Trek: Insurrection' is a very underrated film, and a film that deserves way more credit.

SCORE: 9 out of 10


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