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Star Trek: 47 Nerdy Things About the Next Generation Films

Besides the ever-popular TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard’s crew also roamed the universe in four movies- Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). The first movie came out the same year the TV series ended, so the franchise seemed to have just been promoted to the cinema instead of actually ending. Star Trek: Generations actually served to link the series with its predecessor from the ’60s.

1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography on the film with the Next Generation cast started one week after the wrap on the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation itself.

Filming of the scenes with Kirk, Scotty and Chekov took place while the TV show was still shooting. Wrap on the film had to be only a matter of a few weeks later to meet the release date in November of 1994. "All Good Things," the Next Generation finale, aired on the 23rd May.

2. There's an entire opening sequence that was cut from the film depicting Captain Kirk (retired) landing from an orbital skydive in a wheat field where Captain Scott and Commander Chekov are waiting. The Captain then exclaims that he's not going to the Enterprise-B ceremony.... and that's final!

The orbital skydiving, or spacediving suit then later ended up on screen worn by Lieutenant B'elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager's "Extreme Risk" after she discovered that the Dominion had wiped out the Marquis in the alpha quadrant. The cut scene is on the Blu-ray and some DVD releases.

That’s just the beginning of a trivia list that covers all four movies at Den of Geek. And the fandom lives on. However, if you have not seen the movies and plan to, there are spoilers.

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All those years... All those revisions... And yet they still couldn't install $10 seat belts, so the crew doesn't go flying across the bridge and getting injured, every time there's some tiny impact or explosion.
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