For example, people praise the Ten Forward lighting. However, the DP really didn't approach it like one would expect in film but the same way the[y] did on the show--he just threw more money at it.
John A. Alonzo certainly did NOT light Generations
the same way they did the TV show, as the Ten Forward scene illustrates. I'm sure there were some holdovers from the set lighting for TV since all the catwalks and rigging were already in place, but the movie looks nothing like the TV show in terms of lighting design.
True, it's a lot darker for some reason. Like at an office when half the fluorescent lights are off. It looks decent enough on film, but can be distracting since we've seen the same set fully lit for nearly a decade at that point.