Listened to the Generations commentary track for the first time, with Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga being very candid about their constraints and mistakes on the movie. According to Braga, the poster for the film in his head was the Enterprise-A and Enterprise-D locked in battle, but Paramount had 3 notes they had to abide by writing the movie. It had to be mainly centered on the TNG cast instead of a film which balanced time between both the TOS cast and TNG. This became problematic for getting the TOS cast to participate for what, beyond William Shatner, would be a cameo. It had to have a comedy angle with Data, hence the emotions chip. It had to involve Klingons Braga and Moore go through different things they like and dislike about the movie, but mainly they talk about the film as a missed opportunity, since they feel they didn't really make the concept of the Nexus work (i.e., a meeting point of past, present, and future) and they recoil that Trek fans were so hyped for Kirk and Picard to meet only for the meeting to be fantasy-Heaven dialogue in a kitchen while making breakfast. So if you had to redo Generations, would you do a page 1 rewrite? Or is Generations a movie where the concept of the Nexus was fundamentally interesting and may (or may not) have needed a few more drafts? My biggest issue with the movie is that Soren isn't an interesting villain. The character has no personal connection to the TNG characters or Kirk, we never see the planet or the people whose lives are at stake, and Soren's goals are not nuanced or have any depth beyond the surface. Dude just wants to go back to Heaven. And maybe they could have added depth to the Soren story, but the other time in the film is eaten up by Data laughing at bad jokes. I would argue that the movie would have worked better if it had NO VILLAIN. What if it was just a movie where the TNG and TOS casts were thrown together in the Nexus? The Enterprise-A and Enterprise-D get caught in the Nexus at different times. The movie then becomes an exploration of the character's backstories through their memories and the Nexus, they ultimately have to figure out a way to get out, and it becomes a situation where the two crews disagree on the right approach?