History Film / StarTrekGenerations

10th Jan '17 7:21:15 PM Blazer
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Riker roaring out "ALL HANDS, BRACE FOR IMPACT!" [[spoiler:as the ''Enterprise''-D's saucer section prepares to hit land. This was going to be a bumpy ride.]]
27th Dec '16 4:29:38 PM TinMan
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The TropeNamer itself. In fact, it doesn't just literally apply to [[spoiler:James T. Kirk]]; in the way we've defined this trope, the deaths of Robert and Rene Picard are examples too. Ironically, [[spoiler:Kirk]]'s death was a reshoot from one that was poorly received by test groups where he just takes a blast to the back and dies.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The TropeNamer itself. In fact, it doesn't just literally apply to [[spoiler:James T. Kirk]]; in the way we've defined this trope, the deaths of Robert and Rene Picard are examples too. Ironically, [[spoiler:Kirk]]'s death was a reshoot from one that was poorly received by test groups where he just takes a blast to the back and dies. Also, the ''Enterprise''-D herself, being taken out by a ship that by all rights shouldn't have posed a threat to the flagship of the Federation.
5th Dec '16 2:09:23 PM sabremeister
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It's shortly after the end of the ''Next Generation'' TV series, which ended its run just before this film was released. Our baddie is Dr. Soran (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell), a MadScientist with a malicious agenda reaching back seventy-eight years to when he was [[UnwantedRescue "saved"]] from [[LotusEaterMachine the Nexus]] by Kirk, who then disappeared into it himself and [[NotQuiteDead was presumed dead]]. Soran now plans to blow up a couple suns to get back into the Nexus, but Picard gets Kirk to leave the Nexus and join him for a bridge-dropping climax.

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It's shortly after the end of the ''Next Generation'' TV series, which ended its run just before this film was released. Our baddie is Dr. Soran (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell), a MadScientist with a malicious agenda reaching back seventy-eight years to when he was [[UnwantedRescue "saved"]] from [[LotusEaterMachine the Nexus]] by Kirk, who then disappeared into it himself and [[NotQuiteDead was presumed dead]]. Soran now plans to blow up a couple of suns to get back into the Nexus, but Picard gets Kirk to leave the Nexus and join him for a bridge-dropping climax.



* RocketlessReentry: The film opens with Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov space diving just because they're bored.

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* RocketlessReentry: The film opens would have originally opened with Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov space diving orbital skydiving just because they're bored.
23rd Nov '16 1:12:48 PM IlGreven
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** It could also have been the fact that the 'B wasn't fully equipped to handle anything. This was its shakedown cruise, and everything important wasn't going to be installed until Tuesday. Harriman didn't get really flustered until he found out that all the options he knew were unavailable to him because the ship wasn't ready to help out. At which point he asked Kirk to help him.
30th Oct '16 3:54:04 PM psionycx
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* [[ForgottenFallenFriend Forgotten Fallen Child]]: Kirk expresses shock that Sulu has a grown daughter, wondering when he had time what with his career. This is meant to emphasize Kirk's own [[HollywoodMidlifeCrisis angst about getting older]]. But it neglects the fact that Kirk himself had a son who was old enough to have gotten a doctorate, became a research scientist and was killed by Klingons years earlier. To be fair to Kirk, he hadn't known his son for most of his life, just briefly during the whole 'Genesis' issue. Hell until the incident he hadn't even known he had a son.

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* [[ForgottenFallenFriend Forgotten Fallen Child]]: Kirk expresses shock that Sulu has a grown daughter, wondering when he had time what with his career. This is meant to emphasize Kirk's own [[HollywoodMidlifeCrisis angst about getting older]]. But it neglects the fact that Kirk himself had a son who was old enough to have gotten a doctorate, became a research scientist and was killed by Klingons years earlier. To be fair to Kirk, he hadn't known his son for most of his life, just briefly during the whole 'Genesis' issue. Hell until the incident he hadn't even known he had a son.
23rd Oct '16 11:40:14 PM RoseUnity
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The Captain of the Enterprise-B is clearly in over his head and does not know how to proceed when an actual emergency occurs. Kirk is shown as wanting to intervene and take over, but restrains himself because he's not the Captain of the Enterprise-B and simply tries to give quiet advice under his breath to the Captain in order to not be seen undermining him. The problem is, ''people are dying.'' Kirk is an Starfleet Admiral with decades of experience, and would have been perfectly justified to immediately relieve the Captain at the first sign that he wasn't up to the task and focus on saving as many lives as he could. In any military, senior officers are ''expected'' to immediately relieve anyone who can't accomplish the mission. Sure, the Captain of the Enterprise-B was shown as a decent, responsible individual who simply lacked the necessary experience, but if that was the case, ''he never should have been put in command of a starship in the first place.'' Kirk should have immediately recognized this and taken over right away.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The Captain of the Enterprise-B is clearly in over his head and does not know how to proceed when an actual emergency occurs. Kirk is shown as wanting to intervene and take over, but restrains himself because he's not the Captain of the Enterprise-B and simply tries to give quiet advice under his breath to the Captain in order to not be seen undermining him. The problem is, ''people are dying.'' Kirk is an Starfleet Admiral with decades of experience, and would have been perfectly justified to immediately relieve the Captain at the first sign that he wasn't up to the task and focus on saving as many lives as he could. In any military, senior officers are ''expected'' to immediately relieve anyone who can't accomplish the mission. Sure, the Captain of the Enterprise-B was shown as a decent, responsible individual who simply lacked the necessary experience, but if that was the case, ''he never should have been put in command of a starship in the first place.'' Kirk should have immediately recognized this and taken over right away. It might be ''somewhat'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because they comment in the beginning Kirk is retired. Uniform or not, he's just a passenger and a guest.



* [[ForgottenFallenFriend Forgotten Fallen Child]]: Kirk expresses shock that Sulu has a grown daughter, wondering when he had time what with his career. This is meant to emphasize Kirk's own [[HollywoodMidlifeCrisis angst about getting older]]. But it neglects the fact that Kirk himself had a son who was old enough to have gotten a doctorate, became a research scientist and was killed by Klingons years earlier.

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* [[ForgottenFallenFriend Forgotten Fallen Child]]: Kirk expresses shock that Sulu has a grown daughter, wondering when he had time what with his career. This is meant to emphasize Kirk's own [[HollywoodMidlifeCrisis angst about getting older]]. But it neglects the fact that Kirk himself had a son who was old enough to have gotten a doctorate, became a research scientist and was killed by Klingons years earlier. To be fair to Kirk, he hadn't known his son for most of his life, just briefly during the whole 'Genesis' issue. Hell until the incident he hadn't even known he had a son.
26th Sep '16 8:34:09 AM DynamiteXI
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* Happens twice in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''.
** While the Enterprise-B is inside the energy ribbon, a bridge officer says "45 seconds to structural collapse."
** After the Enterprise-D is damaged by the Klingon attack, Geordie tells the bridge that "We're five minutes from a warp core breach." A few minutes later the computer says that there's one minute to warp core breach.

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* ExactTimeToFailure: Happens twice in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''.
twice.
** While the Enterprise-B ''Enterprise''-B is inside the energy ribbon, a bridge officer says says, "45 seconds to structural collapse."
** After the Enterprise-D ''Enterprise''-D is damaged by the Klingon attack, Geordie Geordi tells the bridge that "We're five minutes from a warp core breach." A few minutes later the computer says that there's one minute to warp core breach.
20th Sep '16 5:47:40 AM caitiedid
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* YearOutsideHourInside: The Nexus is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - a nexus for ''all'' points in time, thus time is meaningless. So, no matter how much "time" is spent within the Nexus, no time actually passes, so anyone exiting the Nexus hasn't aged a femtosecond. The only codicil is that you can't return as a duplicate of yourself.

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* YearOutsideHourInside: The Nexus is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - a nexus for ''all'' points in time, thus time is meaningless. So, no matter how much "time" is spent within the Nexus, no time actually passes, so anyone exiting the Nexus hasn't aged a femtosecond. The only codicil is that you can't return as a duplicate of yourself.at all.
18th Sep '16 7:00:50 PM SpideyTerry
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* NotSoDifferent: Picard tries to appeal to Soran by telling him that what he's attempting to do is no different than what the Borg did to his home world. It almost causes Soran to reconsider his actions.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As far as we can tell, Geordi still has that camera in his VISOR and no one even knows about it. Luckily, this doesn't cause many problems given his switch to prosthetic eyes in the next film.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As far as we can tell, Geordi still has that camera in his VISOR and no one even knows about it. Luckily, this doesn't cause many problems given his switch to prosthetic eyes in the next film. And, of course, the only ones who knew about it in the first place are all dead by the end of the movie, anyway.
9th Sep '16 1:26:23 AM Arivne
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** Actually, more precisely, it's "Ohhh, ''shit!''"
** Klingon equivalent: "WE ARE CLOAKING! OUR SHIELDS ARE DOWN!"

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** Data, when he realizes that the Enterprise saucer section is out of control and headed toward the surface of a nearby planet. Actually, more precisely, it's "Ohhh, ''shit!''"
** Klingon equivalent: "WE ARE CLOAKING! OUR SHIELDS ARE DOWN!"DOWN!". Cue the Enterprise firing a photon torpedo...



** Geordi: "''Coolant leak!''"

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** Geordi: "''Coolant leak!''"leak!''" To be followed by a warp core breach.
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