Starlog Archives: Star Trek: First Contact
The original cast of Star Trek couldn’t make movies forever. In 1991, the original crew went into retirement with their sixth feature film. Three years later, the torch was passed to the crew of The Next Generation with the lackluster Star Trek: Generations. That movie was a big enough hit to warrant a sequel, but as was the case with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Generations was not highly regarded by fans.
Going into the 1996 sequel, First Contact, hopes were high that the franchise could bounce back with a worthy entry. While not on the same level as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, First Contact did mark a high point in the Next Gen Trek movies. Starlog offered a sneak peak in the December issue.