I would say that action is a needed part of modern movies, and even back then the lack of action was only forgiven due to the audience understanding the limitations of technology back then. A story like 2001 done in exactly the same way could never become a hit nowadays. With that said however, action should be something that flows naturally from a well made story. Just look to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight for 2 excellent examples of this. Wow you think Generations was better than BOBW? I was watching BOBW for the first time on Blu-Ray, and my dad sat down to watch. He didn't know I had bought the S3 and S4 sets. He thought I was watching First Contact He was waiting for Picard to show up with the Tommy Gun. That's how good BOBW was. Time's Arrow was a kick ass two parter!!! What's wrong with you? slightly better than Time's Arrow? How about 10 levels worse? They should have just remade Time's Arrow with the budget they wasted on Generations. Yes, even First Contact feels like this. I can only take so much of someone hitting a jukebox and it staring to blast "Oh Ooby Dooby!!" For facks sakes!