Dale Sams wrote:
There's nothing you can watch that will prepare you for Generations
. Up until 2009, it was the worst Star Trek movie.
I loved Generations. The opening part is fantastic, I loved the soundtrack. Thought Stewart's acting in relation to what happens to his family was awesome.
I too enjoyed Generations, it was fun and infinitely better than Star Trek V, which was woeful.
Also, I don't think you'd necessarily have to watch any specific TNG episodes before watching First Contact. First Contact was my first real exposure to TNG and got me interested in the series. Its also a good place to start for new fans of the franchise - its a great movie and it depicts First Contact between Human and Vulcan, setting the stage for everything else.