History Film / StarTrekFirstContact

19th Jul '17 12:43:43 PM KJMackley
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* CreatorProvidentialism: FirstContact occurs in rural Montana, outside Boseman. Writer Brannon Braga is from Montana. It also, retroactively, makes an appearance of the USS Boseman in the tv series more meaningful.

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* CreatorProvidentialism: CreatorProvincialism: FirstContact occurs in rural Montana, outside Boseman. Writer Brannon Braga is from Montana. It also, retroactively, makes an appearance of the USS Boseman in the tv series more meaningful.
19th Jul '17 12:38:55 PM KJMackley
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* AliensInCardiff: In the Star Trek universe, FirstContact with an alien species takes place in rural Montana.


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* CreatorProvidentialism: FirstContact occurs in rural Montana, outside Boseman. Writer Brannon Braga is from Montana. It also, retroactively, makes an appearance of the USS Boseman in the tv series more meaningful.
13th Jul '17 11:12:42 PM WhiteCrane
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* TheAlcoholic: Dr. Cochrane is implied to be one of these. We first see him stumbling drunk out of a bar before the Borg attack sobers him up in a hurry, and the next time we see him he is getting thoroughly re-plastered in the same bar. He also sneaks nips from a flask, so when Geordi La Forge spots someone in the woods from some distance away he knows it's definitely Cochrane when he sees him take a a drink.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Apparently not, since the Vulcans seem a little weirded out by Cochrane's choice of music.

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* TheAlcoholic: Dr. Cochrane is implied to be one of these. We first see him stumbling drunk out of a bar before the Borg attack sobers him up in a hurry, and the next time we see him he is getting thoroughly re-plastered in the same bar. He also sneaks nips from a flask, so when Geordi La Forge spots someone in the woods from some distance away he knows it's definitely Cochrane when he sees him take a a drink.
* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: [[AvertedTrope Apparently not, not]], since the Vulcans seem a little weirded out by Cochrane's choice of music.
25th May '17 1:33:22 PM Mikedem2
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Picard, when he asks Lt. Hawk to describe the environmental conditions in Engineering;
--> '''Hawk:''' Atmospheric pressure was two kilopascals above normal, ninety-two percent humidity, thirty-nine point one degrees Celsius.
--> '''Picard:''' Thirty-nine point one degrees Celsius. ...Like a Borg ship.
25th May '17 1:17:42 PM Mikedem2
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* ItIsBeyondSaving: By the climax of the film, most of the ''Enterprise'' and its crew have been assimilated, and the surviving officer try to convince Captain Picard that evacuation and self-destruction is the only option left.

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* ItIsBeyondSaving: By the climax of the film, most of the ''Enterprise'' and its crew have been assimilated, and the surviving officer officers try to convince Captain Picard that evacuation and self-destruction is the only option left.



* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: While phasers are still the crew's go-to weapon, the Borg's personal shields can adapt and NoSell them after a few shots at best. The same can't be said for Worf's Mek'leth swords and a holographic Thompson submachine gun with deactivated safety protocols.

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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: While phasers are still the crew's go-to weapon, the Borg's personal shields can adapt and NoSell them after a few shots at best. The same can't be said for Worf's Mek'leth swords and a holographic Thompson submachine gun with deactivated safety protocols.KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter:
25th May '17 1:13:25 PM Mikedem2
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* AbandonShip: Captain Picard finally realizes the fight for the ''Enterprise'' is futile, and orders his crew to leave the ship in escape pods aimed at an isolated island.



** From a historical perspective, the Borg travel back and attack mankind at their weakest point; 10 years after World War III when the planet is in ruins, most of the world's cities and governments are gone, and over 600 million people are dead. For bonus points, by interfering with Human/Vulcan First Contact, they will prevent the Federation from forming and weaken the entire Alpha Quadrant in the process.



* ItIsBeyondSaving: By the climax of the film, most of the ''Enterprise'' and its crew have been assimilated, and the surviving officer try to convince Captain Picard that evacuation and self-destruction is the only option left.



* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter:

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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter:KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: While phasers are still the crew's go-to weapon, the Borg's personal shields can adapt and NoSell them after a few shots at best. The same can't be said for Worf's Mek'leth swords and a holographic Thompson submachine gun with deactivated safety protocols.
25th May '17 11:32:30 AM Mikedem2
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** ''Literature/MobyDick'' is a major theme in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', though from a villainous angle, with Khan quoting Ahab, "To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!" Picard quotes from the exact same scene, from the narrator's perspective.

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** ''Literature/MobyDick'' is a major theme in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', though from a villainous angle, with Khan quoting Ahab, "To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!" Picard quotes from the exact same scene, from the narrator's perspective.perspective;
-->'''Picard:''' "And he piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it."
12th May '17 11:14:12 AM RaspberrySam
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* ScaleModelDestruction: Picard takes some of his anger out on the model ships in the stateroom.

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* ScaleModelDestruction: Picard takes some of his anger out on the model ships (which are, symbolically, previous Enterprise models) in the stateroom.



* SelfDestructMechanism: Of the ''Enterprise'', activated in order to destroy the Borg after a dramatic argument with Lily when Picard doesn't want to do it.

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* SelfDestructMechanism: Of the ''Enterprise'', ''Enterprise''. It's activated in order to destroy the Borg after a dramatic argument with Lily when snaps Picard doesn't want to do it.out of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge and convinces him that it's the only sane option left.



* ShootingSuperman: Lily unloading her machine gun at Data, who barely shrugs.

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* ShootingSuperman: Lily unloading her machine gun at Data, who barely shrugs. Somewhat justified since she doesn't know he's an android.



** The Maglock system has a subsystem designation of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey AE35]].

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** The Maglock system on the deflector dish has a subsystem designation of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey AE35]].



* SongsOfSolace: After being told he will not be part of the fleet to defend Earth, Picard spends his time in his office listening to opera with the volume turned up so loud that objects on his desk vibrate.

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* SongsOfSolace: After being told he will not be part of the fleet to defend Earth, Picard spends his time in his office listening to opera with the volume turned up so loud that objects on his desk vibrate. It's implied he's doing it to silence the Borg whispers in his head.



* TiredOfRunning: Subverted because it showcases Picard's obsession to destroy the Borg.

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* TiredOfRunning: Subverted because it showcases Picard's obsession to destroy with destroying the Borg.Borg.



* TwoFaced: Data is only partially converted to flesh-and-blood. The exhaust gas burns the artificial skin away, exposing half of Data's metal skull.

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* TwoFaced: Data is only partially converted to flesh-and-blood. flesh-and-blood, much like the Borg are only partially mechanical looking. The exhaust gas burns the artificial skin away, exposing half roughly a third of Data's metal skull.
12th May '17 10:01:45 AM RaspberrySam
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* PsychicLink: Picard can hear the Borg speak through him. This is implied to be a lingering effect of his time as Locutus. (He can also hear Data say "Captain" through the same link; it's not clear whether Data did this himself, or if it was a feint by the queen.) Indeed, at the beginning of the film, one of the first times we hear the link in action is just before Picard tells the fleet to lock on to and shoot a certain spot on the Borg ship, implying the link had informed him of a [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak spot]].

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* PsychicLink: Picard can hear the Borg speak through him.him, indicated by Picard zoning out and hearing 'whispers'. This is implied to be a lingering effect of his time as Locutus. (He can also hear Data say "Captain" through the same link; it's not clear whether Data did this himself, or if it was a feint by the queen.) Indeed, at the beginning of the film, one of the first times we hear the link in action is just before Picard tells the fleet to lock on to and shoot a certain spot on the Borg ship, implying the link had informed him of a [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak spot]]. In the novelization, the whispers stop when Picard [[spoiler:snaps the Borg Queen's spine]].
12th May '17 9:48:29 AM RaspberrySam
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** Worf the ProudWarriorRaceGuy ''is saying Picard's plan is too dangerous.'' Picard calls him a coward when he should know full well how deadly an insult that is to a Klingon: this is the same Picard whom in the series is the only person Worf trusts enough to confide in about Klingon problems and is trusted enough by the Klingon government to arbitrate a succession dispute. So both Picard chewing out Worf this way and Worf's response -- "If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand!" -- are very significant. It also underscores how much respect Worf actually has for Picard.
** Earlier, with Picard's berserk rage as he machine-guns the Borg on the holodeck, then tries to smash their dead bodies, showing how far he's fallen from the compassionate and philosophic leader he aims to be.

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** Worf When Worf- the ProudWarriorRaceGuy ProudWarriorRaceGuy, the man who hours before was planning to ''ram'' his ship into a Borg Cube- ''is saying that Picard's plan is too dangerous.'' Picard calls him a coward when he should know full well how deadly an insult that is to a Klingon: this is the same Picard whom in the series is the only person Worf trusts enough to confide in about Klingon problems and is trusted enough by the Klingon government to arbitrate a succession dispute. So both Picard chewing out Worf this way and Worf's response -- "If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand!" -- are very significant. It also underscores how much respect Worf actually has for Picard.
** Earlier, with Picard's berserk rage as he machine-guns
Picard, and his knowledge that the future is far more important than any single ship or man.
** Picard in general. From the moment he realises that
Borg are on the holodeck, then tries to smash their dead bodies, showing how board he begins a dangerous slide, becoming irrational and violent; far he's fallen from the calm, composed and compassionate and philosophic leader he aims usually is in any other situation.
*** He goes berserk when mowing down the two drones in the Holodeck; not only emptying the full magazine into them (possibly justified), but attempting
to be.beat their corpses with the butt of the rifle (definitely unnecessary) before Lily stops him. He doesn't show any form of emotion when Lily points out that the drone he killed used to be a crew member, either.
*** When Worf suggests abandoning ship and self-destructing the Enterprise (a call that is entirely justified and the best hope for survival the crew has at this point) Picard calls him a coward and refuses to hear any other justification even from others in the crew. Add to this that to call a Klingon a coward is possibly THE worst insult you could wield against their species; you'd think Picard would be more careful with this were he not so blinded by vehement rage.
*** His outburst in front of Lily in the ready room. He vents his frustration by destroying his display of previous Enterprises, then vents to Lily that falling back is not enough, that a stand must be made; very passionate and very unlike normal Picard. It's a valid reasoning in any other situation, true, but when the entire surviving crew and ''the future'' is at stake, it's just reckless and VERY likely to end badly. Add to this the final sentence he speaks and the truth comes out; he just wants to destroy the Borg regardless of cost, as revenge for when they assimilated him and for the destruction they are wreaking on his ship. This is so unlike Picard that even Lily (who barely knows him) picks up on it.
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