Generation & Nexus

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by JesterFace, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. JesterFace

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    In 'Generations' Tolian Soran really wants to get back to the nexus, Guinan has been there...

    But why did they leave there if it was so great place to be...?
     
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  2. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    As I understand it, the Enterprise B "rips" them away during the fateful SS Lakul rescue mission. Guinan leaves "an echo" of herself behind.
     
  3. BillJ

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    If they were both El-Aurian: shouldn't Soran have left an echo behind as well?
     
  4. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    You're right! The whole "echo" deal is never really explained.
     
  5. JesterFace

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    To be honest, I think that movie is just bad...
     
  6. BillJ

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    It has some genuinely nice moments. But the plot is a mess, likely because Moore and Braga were writing the film at the same time as serving on the TNG writing staff and writing "All Good Things..."

    I think things would've turned out so much better if they had waited an additional year to launch the TNG movies.
     
  7. Kevman7987

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    When I was listening to the Generations DVD commentary between Moore and Braga, they do joke about regularly confusing themselves as they were writing both scripts at the same time. Having two scripts involving time-traveling starship captains and space anomalies being written by the same two guys was probably not the best idea by Paramount.

    I agree, they should have waited a year before trying the first TNG film.
     
  8. Tiberius

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    How do you know he didn't?
     
  9. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    That's the thing though, we don't know if every "visitor" leaves an echo, only Guinan for whatever reason, only if you get there on a Tuesday etc.
     
  10. Push The Button

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    So much about the Nexus is never explained. How do Kirk and Picard get "out" of it when they leave to stop Soran?

    Or do they even get out of it at all? What if the rest of Generations and the movies that follow are all part of Picard's Nexus fantasy, and in reality Soran was successful and the crew of Enterprise-D were killed when the planet was destroyed?
     
  11. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Actually, quite an appealing idea when applied to Nemesis! :techman:
     
  12. LMFAOschwarz

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    Easy: they ride off on horseback into the sunset! :lol:

    I still can't understand how they got in. This nexus could tear a starship to pieces, utterly destroy a planet on contact, but people just pass into it harmlessly? :wtf:

    That 'echo' thing was unexplained and vague. It sounded more like something that would be acceptable in a different type of movie, like, say, The Neverending Story, or something.
     
  13. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    The Nexus is just one big, unfocused, messy fudge of a idea. Still, GEN remains my favourite TNG movie - and I love Dennis McCarthy's Nexus theme.
     
  14. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes, no argument there! :)
     
  15. Seven of Five

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    The Nexus doesn't make much sense when you stop and think about it. :wtf:

    But the music is amazing. In fact I think Generations is a relatively good film up until all the nonsense in the Nexus bogs everything down. The big meeting between Kirk and Picard is a damp squib too.
     
  16. Push The Button

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    Two of the greatest starship captains in history meet for the first time...and cook some eggs. Hm. Then they ride horses. Zzzz.
     
  17. Dukhat

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    The Nexus didn't actually destroy the planet. The shockwave from the sun going supernova thanks to Soran's torpedo destroyed it. So the gimmick was that if ships tried flying into the Nexus, they'd get destroyed, but apparently it's perfectly safe if you're standing on a planet's surface while the Nexus passes through it.

    Except of course, there's one small problem with this: In not one, not two, but three instances in the film, characters got into the Nexus from being on a ship: Guinan and Soran (from the El-Aurian transports) and Kirk (from the Enterprise-B).
     
  18. LMFAOschwarz

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    Oh yeah...I forgot about the sun...

    Just amazing, how all those kinds of details got by them. There's just something weird about this whole movie.
     
  19. Nebusj

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    More important, where did the horses come from? The Enterprise-B isn't getting its tractor beams until Tuesday but its livery stables are at 100 percent?

    And if you were a horse, would your Nexus fantasy be ``getting ridden by Kirk''?
     
  20. Tiberius

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    Apparently Kirk's house got sucked in as well. Maybe it was a holoprogram on the Ent B.