History Film / StarTrekFirstContact

15th Oct '17 2:47:49 PM Premonition45
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* GreetingGestureConfusion: The Vulcans greet Cochrane and humanity with "Live long and prosper" and its accompanying salute. Cochrane tries to return the salute himself, but can't, deciding to simply shake his hand saying "Thanks", instead.
7th Oct '17 9:19:29 AM OlfinBedwere
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** The film's closing shot is a close replication of the closing shot of ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. Co-writer Ronald D. Moore notes on the DVD commentary that the writers had a very firm policy of not acknowledging that film's existence in any way, shape or form, but didn't take it so seriously as to demand that director Jonathan Frakes remove the shot.
29th Sep '17 11:22:05 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Also in the list of holographic programs are "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E23WellAlwaysHaveParis Cafe des Artistes]]" and "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E4TheOutrageousOkona Charnock's Comedy Cabaret]]".
14th Aug '17 11:24:33 AM Hyrin
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** During the Battle of Sector 001, the Borg announce that Resistance is Futile. Starfleet's response:
-->'''Admiral Hayes:''' "All units, open fire!"


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* YouShallNotPass: During the Battle of Sector 001, the Borg issue their usual ultimatum so surrender and allow assimilation to happen, declaring, as always, that ResistanceIsFutile. Starfleet's response:
-->'''Admiral Hayes:''' "All units, open fire!"
14th Aug '17 11:21:59 AM Hyrin
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** During the Battle of Sector 001, the Borg announce that Resistance is Futile. Starfleet's response:
-->'''Admiral Hayes:''' "All units, open fire!"
31st Jul '17 1:52:55 PM Synthesis
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** It's also a Cold War reference, containment and domino effect, it's why the United States fought in Vietnam, This Far, No Farther! Older pulp sci-fi often represented Communism as Borg-like, since that's what communism was supposed to be on paper. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need; working for the common good, everyone is equal, the end of class strata, the loss of individuality.

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** It's also a Cold War reference, containment and domino effect, it's why the United States fought in Vietnam, This Far, No Farther! Older pulp sci-fi often represented Communism as Borg-like, since that's what communism was supposed to be on paper. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need; working for as Borg-like in the common good, everyone is equal, the end era's rhetoric (the accusations of class strata, the loss of individuality.its collectivist, materialist, and racially uniform nature at home here and in Cold War propaganda, though [[CommieNazis fascism and other foreign ideologies were described similarly]]).
28th Jul '17 4:00:14 AM Deadbeatloser22
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** The new and improved USS ''Enterprise'' NCC-1701-E makes her glorious debut in this film. The television version, 1701-D, had been [[TrashTheSet destroyed]] in [[Film/StarTrekGenerations the previous film]] for no other reason than to introduce a more cinematic version in this one. This was a practical motivation as much as stylistic, since the old ship's sets were built for TV and the level of detail shown on film meant they had to make them DarkerAndEdgier just to hide the lower quality.

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** The new and improved USS ''Enterprise'' NCC-1701-E makes her glorious debut in this film. The television version, 1701-D, had been [[TrashTheSet destroyed]] in [[Film/StarTrekGenerations the previous film]] for no other reason than to introduce a more cinematic version in this one. This was a practical motivation as much as stylistic, since the old ship's sets were built for TV and the level of detail shown on film meant they had to make them DarkerAndEdgier just to hide the lower quality.quality, and the [[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Galaxy_class_model models of the ship]] were either too difficult to shoot effectively or not detailed enough for film.
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.
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