History Film / StarTrekFirstContact

17th Jun '18 3:58:07 AM StarTropes
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'''EMH:''' This isn't part of my program. [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a doorstop.]]
'''Crusher:''' well, do a dance, tell a story, I don't care. Just give us a few seconds!

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'''EMH:''' This isn't part of my program. [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a doorstop.]]
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'''Crusher:''' well, Well, do a dance, tell a story, I don't care. Just give us a few seconds!
17th Jun '18 3:57:34 AM StarTropes
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* WeNeedADistraction: When Crusher is evacuating Sickbay, she activates the EMH to keep the Borg occupied.
--> '''EMH:''' [[CatchPhrase Please state the nature of the medical emergency.]]\\
'''Crusher:''' Twenty Borg are about to break through that door. We need time to get out of here. Create a diversion!\\
'''EMH:''' This isn't part of my program. [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a doorstop.]]
'''Crusher:''' well, do a dance, tell a story, I don't care. Just give us a few seconds!



* TheWorfEffect: On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the USS ''Defiant'' was developed specifically to fight the Borg. The one time we actually see her fight the Borg, she's under Worf's command and almost gets destroyed.

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* TheWorfEffect: On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the USS ''Defiant'' was developed specifically to fight the Borg. The one time we actually see her fight the Borg, she's under Worf's [[TropeNamer Worf's]] command and almost gets destroyed.
2nd Jun '18 7:58:39 AM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion:
** Inverted - At one point, Lily calls Picard "[[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]]" in reference to his personal vendetta against the Borg. Creator/PatrickStewart was so pleased with this scene that he went ahead and played Ahab in a made-for-TV movie version of ''Moby-Dick''.
** The ''Enterprise''[='=]s EMH program tells Dr. Crusher [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder "I'm a doctor, not a doorstop."]]. For his audition as the EMH on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Robert Picardo had [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed]] the line "I'm a doctor, not a nightlight". While having ''no idea'' that fit with a famous series of lines from the franchise.
** La Forge's exposition to Cochrane about how the whole launch site will become a museum and [[OurFounder Cochrane is standing where his statue is going to be]] [[Series/ReadingRainbow sure channels his pre-TNG work]].
31st May '18 7:37:26 PM Rebu
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* RealityEnsues: Turns out Picard still has unresolved issues from being kidnapped, MindRape[=d=], and otherwise violated in every single way it is possible for a being to be. [[SarcasmMode Who could've seen that coming]]?


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* WholePlotReference: Not only does Picard's quest increasingly resemble that of Captain Ahab from ''Moby Dick'', he starts to sound and act a lot like Khan Noonan Singh, except with less self-awareness.
31st Mar '18 4:59:27 PM ErikModi
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* WalkingSpoiler: The Vulcans being the race to make first contact with Humanity has become so well-known to science fiction fans, that it's actually ''more'' surprising to realize upon later viewings that this fact is kept intentionally vague right until the last five minutes of the film.

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* WalkingSpoiler: The Vulcans being the race to make first contact with Humanity has become so well-known to science fiction fans, that it's actually ''more'' surprising to realize upon later viewings that this fact is kept intentionally vague right until the last five minutes of the film. [[IKnewIt Many fans likely assumed that First Contact would naturally be with the Vulcans, because of course it would.]]
31st Mar '18 4:53:46 PM ErikModi
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** Naturally, the phrase "first contact" is also used a few times. However, this is to be expected; the phrase is a very common science fiction term describing when two intelligent races meet for the first time. In fact, there was an episode of ''The Next Generation'' that is ''also'' titled "First Contact," though the plots are very different.

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** Naturally, the phrase "first contact" is also used a few times. However, this is to be expected; the phrase is a very common science fiction term describing when two intelligent races meet for the first time. In fact, there was an episode of ''The Next Generation'' that is ''also'' titled "First Contact," though the plots are very different. Also, the "first contact" in question in this film is ''the'' First Contact, the first time humanity ever (officially and knowingly) had contact with any other alien race, ever.
3rd Mar '18 9:47:21 PM gjjones
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* BigNo: Complete with [[RuleOfSymbolism smashing his model ship collection]].

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* BigNo: Complete Picard yells "No!" when Lily tells him to blow up the Enterprise due to his revenge against the Borg getting the better of him, complete with [[RuleOfSymbolism smashing his model ship collection]].
24th Feb '18 1:52:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* MoneyDearBoy: Cochrane's stated reason for building the warp drive. That and naked women.

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* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse, Cochrane's stated reason for building the warp drive. That and naked women.
24th Feb '18 1:51:54 PM AnotherGuy
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* MoneyDearBoy: Cochrane's stated reason for building the warp drive. That and naked women.
17th Feb '18 10:53:28 PM DLMaximum1
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* AlienInvasion: Implied as to the Borg's motives- had they succeeded they'd have invaded and assimilated the entire Earth, as the Enterprise detects whilst in the time vortex.

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* AlienInvasion: Implied as to the Borg's motives- motives -- had they succeeded succeeded, they'd have invaded and assimilated the entire Earth, as the Enterprise detects whilst in the time vortex.



** One of the ships in the Fleet vs. the Borg was the ''Bozeman'' from the television episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E18CauseAndEffect Cause and Effect]]." They even brought back Creator/KelseyGrammer -- who played the Captain of the ''Bozeman'' in that episode -- to voice the ''Bozeman''[='=]s acknowledgement of attack orders.
** When the Borg Queen asks Data when the last time he had sexual intercourse was, his answer (including Data's comment that's he's "fully functional" and "programmed in multiple techniques") dates back to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'s second episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]." (On a side note, this means that he never had sex with Jenna D'Sora in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E25InTheory In Theory]].")
** The holonovel Picard runs in order to access a Tommy Gun is ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E11TheBigGoodbye The Big Goodbye]]''. This callback is especially apt as the plot of that episode is not only the first ever {{Holodeck}} malfunction, but also features a character being maimed with a holographic gun. In this case, the safeties were deliberately turned off to achieve the same effect.

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** One of the ships in the Fleet vs. the Borg was the ''Bozeman'' from the television episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E18CauseAndEffect Cause and Effect]]." Effect]]". They even brought back Creator/KelseyGrammer -- who played the Captain of the ''Bozeman'' in that episode -- to voice the ''Bozeman''[='=]s acknowledgement of attack orders.
** When the Borg Queen asks Data when the last time he had sexual intercourse was, his answer (including Data's comment that's he's "fully functional" and "programmed in multiple techniques") dates back to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'s second episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]." Now]]". (On a side note, this means that he never had sex with Jenna D'Sora in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E25InTheory In Theory]].")
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** The holonovel Picard runs in order to access a Tommy Gun is ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E11TheBigGoodbye "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E11TheBigGoodbye The Big Goodbye]]''.Goodbye]]". This callback is especially apt as the plot of that episode is not only the first ever {{Holodeck}} malfunction, but also features a character being maimed with a holographic gun. In this case, the safeties were deliberately turned off to achieve the same effect.
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