What is your least favourite TNG film

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Infern0, Jun 24, 2013.


Vote away

  1. Generations

    24 vote(s)
  2. First Contact

    7 vote(s)
  3. Insurrection

    37 vote(s)
  4. Nemesis

    59 vote(s)
  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

    Oct 17, 2008
    And why?

    For me, it would be insurrection.

    I just found it to be incredibly boring, I think most people will pick Nemesis but I found that to be at least mildly entertaining at times.

    The only forgivable thing about Insurrection is the hot Trill who gives Riker the eyes.
  2. Vasquez Rocks

    Vasquez Rocks Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2002
    Vasquez Rocks
    Insurrection is also my least favorite. Out of the four TNG films it's the one where the story is way too heavy on the guest aliens (Bak'u and Son'a) and is least impactful on the core group of characters from the show. Generations, First Contact and Nemesis all had major events that affected the TNG crew's lives and that's what I want to see when paying to go to the theater. By the end of Insurrection even the insurrection was tame.
  3. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    I also chose Insurrection. While I didn't hate it, to me it felt like a TNG script adapted and elongated for the big screen. I think it's a decent story idea and would have worked fine as a television episode or possibly a 2-parter. It may have even been a fan-favorite if it were one of the episodes. But it just didn't work as well to me on the big screen as the other films did.
  4. TrekAlliance92

    TrekAlliance92 Captain Captain

    Jan 15, 2005
    My vote would go for Generations. Don't get me wrong, it had some great moments: the entire Enterprise-B opening, for example. But, some decisions to "break the normal" as explained by the writers led to odd decisions like replacing a battle with the Romulans with the pointless naval promotion scene, Kirk making eggs with Picard and the whole Nexus Christmas scenes. It was really a mixed bag, and overall, not very satisfying.
  5. Belz...

    Belz... Commodore Commodore

    May 19, 2013
    In a finely-crafted cosmos... of my own making.
    To me, insurrection was everything TNG was, so it's actually my favourite of the lot, and I have to credit Generations for at least trying to make an intriguing story work. First Contact is an ok sci-fi action flick, but Nemesis is just poorly conceived. There was potential there, but it's just an awful execution. The big battle is the only positive point of the movie.
  6. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
    Nemesis, because it was the prime continuity committing suicide. Watching it in the theater was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. And then it flopped.
  7. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

    Apr 4, 2013
    The Denorios Belt
    Nemesis. I agree with the OP that it was boring. A clone of Picard becoming Praetor of the Romulan Empire caused my suspension of disbelief to snap. Data's death seemed unnecessary, and having B4 there as a built-in reset made Data's death feel hollow. The ending was melancholy and wistful, when it should have ended on an optimistic note.

    All in all, if the storyline were tweaked a little, it could have been a better movie somewhere in the middle of TNG's film run, but it was awful as a sendoff.
  8. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Easily Insurrection.

    It felt like it was spawned because Rick Berman or another Paramount executive got their McMansion bulldozed in favor of a strip mall.
  9. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Full of hot air.
    They all suck. As such, I loathe them all equally.
  10. Belz...

    Belz... Commodore Commodore

    May 19, 2013
    In a finely-crafted cosmos... of my own making.
    I didn't even get to see it in theatres because it didn't show in my area ! That's when I knew it was in trouble.
  11. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    To a point. Generations was worse than the rest and First Contact better than the others.

    They were all pretty poor though - not a patch on the series...
  12. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    Nemesis for me. And not that I hate it or anything, but to many moments that were just to plain stupid or weird.

    I really love Insurrection actually. More Trek then any other TNG film if you ask me.
  13. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    For me, it's First Contact. Loved the opening part with the Battle of Sector 001, but the sudden switch to a time travel story really blows it for me. I think they missed an opportunity to do a big-scale, galaxy-spanning story that would have made "Best of Both Worlds" look tame in comparison, IMO (for those who have read the post-TNG novels, we ultimately got that with the Destiny trilogy).
  14. Belz...

    Belz... Commodore Commodore

    May 19, 2013
    In a finely-crafted cosmos... of my own making.
    I agree with you, there. There's also the glaring plot holes I discussed before. It's a mess. Entertaining, but that's about it.
  15. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    I voted for Nemesis. So many errors, plot holes, and weak elements in it to forgive.

    Of the others, I actually quite like Generations though always see it more as a TNG TV Movie than a feature film. First Contact is one of my favourite Trek films ever made. Insurrection is pretty lame, but it at least has some development and makes sense--plus it also gave us the great looking Son'a ships.
  16. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2012
    The Enterprise's Restroom
    ^ This.
  17. StarMan

    StarMan Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2005
    New Zealand
    Yes, you're not wrong. When I re-watch First contact I always enjoy immensely up to the point where the sphere goes back in time. After that, I tend to skip ahead.

    Good observation. Up till now I wasn't conscious of how much of the movie I skipped. :lol:

    As for worst - had to go to Nemesis. It is consistently un-watchable. Given the strength of the series finale, it's such a shame this pile of garbage was the last voyage we bore witness to.
  18. Goji

    Goji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 6, 2006
    Generations, easily. I hated what they did to Kirk in that movie. I was never as attached to the TNG crew, so nothing Nemesis or Insurrection did to them upset me much (though they were certainly both mediocre movies). I still like First Contact.
  19. Opus

    Opus Commodore Commodore

    Jun 20, 2003
    Bloom County

    1.) The premise was stupid. Essentially a clone is a twin. There are plenty of them around who don't have so many deep conversations about how they know what each other is thinking or doing blah blah blah...

    But the biggest sin it committed...

    2.) It was just damn boring. What action it had was broken up with long drawn out monologues. It was self-indulgent, pseudo-intellectual crap.
  20. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    Generations. Most convoluted, contradictory, unsatisfying of the 4.