History Film / StarTrekFirstContact

17th Feb '17 3:41:27 PM MadCat221
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* {{Macgyvering}}: On the hull of the ''Enterprise-E''. Once Worf runs out of phaser ammo (the Borg shrug off each modulation), he resorts to using his Mek'leth sword. He lops off a Borg's arm, but his adversary doesn't even blink and swipes at his leg, causing Worf's spacesuit to decompress. When we next cut to Worf, he has tied the Borg's severed cables to his breached suit, sealing it shut.

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* {{Macgyvering}}: On the hull of the ''Enterprise-E''. Once Worf runs out of phaser ammo (the Borg shrug off each modulation), he resorts to using his Mek'leth sword. He lops off a Borg's arm, but his adversary doesn't even blink and swipes at his leg, causing Worf's spacesuit to decompress. When we next cut to Worf, he has tightly tied the Borg's severed cables to around his breached suit, leg just above the breach, sealing it shut.
15th Feb '17 10:18:22 AM MadCat221
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* JerkassHasAPoint: While Admiral Hayes wasn't entirely right to send Picard away when the Borg attacked Earth (and Picard's showing up to the party proved to be the vital element that won the battle), his assessment of Picard as a potentially "unstable element" in a critical situation wasn't really ''wrong'' either, as we see by the end of the film.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: While Admiral Hayes wasn't entirely right to send Picard away when the Borg attacked Earth (and Picard's showing up to the party proved to be the vital element that won the battle), his assessment of Picard as a potentially "unstable element" in a critical situation wasn't really ''wrong'' either, as we see by in the end latter parts of the film.
15th Feb '17 10:12:27 AM MadCat221
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* SuperStrength: Worf and Data exhibit two flavors of it. When it comes down to melee with the Borg, Worf prefers [[SickeningCrunch bone-crunching]] blows with the butt of his rifle (some other crewmembers try, but [[RealityEnsues they are alas not Klingon]]). Instead of brutalizing drones up-close, Data prefers to ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody throw]]'' the drones at each other.

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* SuperStrength: Worf and Data exhibit two flavors of it. When it comes down to melee with the Borg, Worf prefers [[SickeningCrunch bone-crunching]] blows with the butt of his rifle (some other crewmembers try, but [[RealityEnsues they are alas not Klingon]]).Klingon]]) or using a mek'leth [[note]]a klingon shortsword[[/note]] to hack borg cybernetic arms clean off. Instead of brutalizing drones up-close, Data prefers to ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody throw]]'' the drones at each other.
7th Feb '17 12:48:13 AM Statzkeen
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: It's typical for a Trek film to have the bridge officers do almost everything, but where this trope really stands out is with Zefram Cochrane. He both invents the warp drive and pilots the first warp ship. In comparison this would be like having Werner Von Braun be the first man on the moon, or having Yuri Gagarin designing his own spacecraft.
7th Feb '17 12:17:34 AM Statzkeen
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The three release clamps for the deflector dish (upon which the Borg are building a transmitter) are colored red, blue, and gold. You can guess [[RedShirt which console]] Lt. Hawk is stuck with when he gets tackled and assimilated.
** Not quite, Picard gets the red console, Worf gets the blue console, Hawk gets the gold console.
5th Feb '17 7:58:07 AM skidoo23
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* TimeTravel: In this case, back to ''StarTrek'''s own past, with the Borg aiming to prevent the entire history thereof from happening.

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* TimeTravel: In this case, back to ''StarTrek'''s own past, with the Borg aiming to prevent the entire history thereof from happening. Most of the film takes place in the mid-21st century.



** The only one in the whole series: "You're all... astronauts, on... some kinda ''star trek''!" This points further to Cochrane being an expy of Roddenberry.

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** The As of 2016, the only one in the whole series: franchise: "You're all... astronauts, on... some kinda ''star trek''!" This points further to Cochrane being an expy of Roddenberry. (The closest any other ''Trek'' production has come was the finale episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when Q uses the phrase "trek through the stars.") It's worth noting, too, that ''First Contact'' was released during the 30th anniversary year for the franchise.
22nd Jan '17 8:31:15 PM fallenleader123
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* ChewingTheScenery: During the scene where Picard gives his MotiveRant to Lily about where [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E26S4E1TheBestOfBothWorlds he was once Borgified and made into Locutus]] as [[FreudianExcuse the reason for his hatred of the Borg]], Picard lets out a BigNo (not willing to let go of and blow up the ''Enterprise'') and [[TrashTheSet smashes a glass display of several Federation ships, including the one he once helmed.]]
1st Dec '16 1:11:15 PM brianify
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* CurbStompBattle: Starfleet fares better against the Borg than at Wolf 359, but the battle still goes very badly. Listening to the subspace transmissions of the damage and request for help convince Picard to take the ''Enterprise'' into battle. Picard's crew don't do so well against the Borg inside the ship either; they manage to assimilate half the ship in a matter of hours and only stop momentarily to use the Deflector Dish as an interstellar communication device so they can contact the other Borg.

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* CurbStompBattle: Starfleet fares better against the Borg than at Wolf 359, but the battle still goes very badly.badly: the Borg Cube tears through Starfleet's lines in seconds, and destroys or cripples at least 10-15 Federation capital ships. Listening to the subspace transmissions of the damage and request for help convince Picard to take the ''Enterprise'' into battle. Picard's crew don't do so well against the Borg inside the ship either; they manage to assimilate half the ship in a matter of hours and only stop momentarily to use the Deflector Dish as an interstellar communication device so they can contact the other Borg.



* TheJuggernaut: The Borg, naturally. Their cube is met by a small fleet's worth of ships that follow it all the way to Earth, and the most it's got to show for it by the time it gets there is some ''minor'' structural damage and a few power fluctuations.

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* TheJuggernaut: The Borg, naturally. Their cube is met by a small fleet's worth of ships that follow it all the way to Earth, and the most it's got to show for it by the time it gets there is some ''minor'' structural heavy outer hull damage and a few power fluctuations.fluctuations. The Cube itself is still entirely operational and is shown swatting Federation capital ships like flies.



* MagicalNegro: Downplayed with Lily. Though she's a fairly well-rounded character, and she has her fair share of vulnerable moments over the course of the film, she's the one who ultimately sees through Picard's bull and gives him a WhatTheHellHero speech about his self-destructive desire for revenge against the Borg.

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* MagicalNegro: Downplayed with Lily. Though she's a fairly well-rounded character, and she has her fair share of vulnerable moments over the course of the film, she's the one who ultimately sees through Picard's bull and gives him a WhatTheHellHero speech about his self-destructive desire for revenge against the Borg. To be fair to the movie, it's also pointed out that she's the only person on board not restrained by the military chain of command or loyalty to Picard.
25th Nov '16 9:54:03 PM steveskinner
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* HandWave: After the Borg sphere goes through the temporal vortex to travel back in time, the ''Enterprise'' follows and gets caught in a temporal wake. While caught in the wake, they see that Earth's entire human population has been assimilated into Borg, apparently in the past ... and yet, the ''Enterprise'' and her crew somehow still exist.
-->'''Picard:''' They must have done it in the past. They went back and assimilated Earth. Changed history.
-->'''Crusher:''' But if they changed history, why are we still here?
-->'''Data:''' The temporal wake must have somehow protected us from the changes in the timeline.
22nd Nov '16 10:05:37 PM omega05
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** Braga and Moore admit on the DVD commentary that the actress playing the female ensign was hired because someone liked her scream.

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** Braga and Moore admit on the DVD commentary that the actress playing the female ensign was hired because someone liked her scream.scream hence her GenreBlindness.
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