History Film / StarTrekInsurrection

24th May '17 2:47:39 PM StarTropes
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* SceneryPorn: The Ba'ku world and the nebula surrounding it are just gorgeous.
21st May '17 1:57:14 PM StarTropes
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* TheMenFirst: One of the traits that makes Dougherty more reasonable than the usual InsaneAdmiral.
--> '''Ru'afo:''' Your self-restraint puzzles me, Admiral. You continue to deny yourself every benefit that this mission has to offer.\\
'''Dougherty:''' I prefer to wait until we can share the benefits with ''all'' the people of the Federation.
10th May '17 11:21:08 PM FordPrefect
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* MachineEmpathy: Picard detects that the ship's torque sensors are ''slightly'' out of alignment just because "they don't sound right." This ties into the next film, which reveals that he was born with a rare genetic condition that gives him supersensitive hearing. Although treated in his youth to ensure that even the slightest of sounds don't cause him pain, it's entirely possible that Picard would retain extremely acute hearing (by most human standards) into adulthood.

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* MachineEmpathy: Picard detects that the ship's torque sensors are ''slightly'' out of alignment just because "they don't sound right." This ties into the next film, which reveals that he was born with a rare genetic condition that gives him supersensitive hearing. Although treated in his youth to ensure that even he doesn't suffer pain from the slightest of sounds don't cause him pain, sounds, it's entirely possible that Picard would retain extremely acute hearing (by most human standards) into adulthood.
10th May '17 11:17:55 PM FordPrefect
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** Likewise, [[spoiler: Gallatin, Ru'Afo's second-in-command, wants revenge on the Ba'ku just as much as his boss. He's even happy to see them relocated to a world without the rejuvenating metaphasic radiation. But when Ru'Afo's abandons that intended revenge in favor of parricide, even Gallatin's unnerved]]. Luckily for everyone, Picard picks up on this.

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** Likewise, [[spoiler: Gallatin, Ru'Afo's second-in-command, wants revenge on the Ba'ku just as much as his boss. He's even happy to see them relocated to a world without the rejuvenating metaphasic radiation. But when Ru'Afo's Ru'Afo abandons that intended revenge in favor of parricide, even Gallatin's unnerved]]. Luckily for everyone, Picard picks up on this.
9th Feb '17 1:18:55 PM morenohijazo
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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The last trope you'd expect to be subverted in ''Star Trek''. Picard choosing to help 600 Ba'ku when the technology studying the planet would bring could save literally billions. Especially since this was taking place at around the same time as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine the Dominion War]], easily the most brutal and destructive war in Federation history (at least the Borg only send one ship at a time), where such advanced medical technology would have been especially useful in the war that the Federation ''was losing at the time''. Picard's position is strengthened by the fact that the planet ''can'' be used to help potentially billions in the long-term without having to render it uninhabitable and disrupt the Ba'ku, but Dougherty shoots down this idea because he's agreed to guarantee the survival of the Son'a first -- who, ironically, are outnumbered by the Ba'ku, though Dougherty may not have known that.



* {{Technophobia}}: The Ba'ku were once a warp-faring people, but after they settled in the Briar Patch they gave up all their technology in favor of a simpler lifestyle of farming. Sojef in particular is rather antagonistic towards it, seemingly trying to shield his son from any contact with it.



* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The last trope you'd expect to be subverted in ''Star Trek''. Picard choosing to help 600 Ba'ku when the technology studying the planet would bring could save literally billions. Especially since this was taking place at around the same time as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine the Dominion War]], easily the most brutal and destructive war in Federation history (at least the Borg only send one ship at a time), where such advanced medical technology would have been especially useful in the war that the Federation ''was losing at the time''. Picard's position is strengthened by the fact that the planet ''can'' be used to help potentially billions in the long-term without having to render it uninhabitable and disrupt the Ba'ku, but Dougherty shoots down this idea because he's agreed to guarantee the survival of the Son'a first -- who, ironically, are outnumbered by the Ba'ku, though Dougherty may not have known that.
11th Dec '16 9:32:20 AM LarryMullen
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* DVDCommentary: A particularly fine one from director/Riker Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis (Troi). Their banter is a joy, and it's pleasing to hear them bring up all the points that critical fans often raise ('so why are the Baku all white and blonde,?' '...They're of Swedish descent'; Marina noting that her character has 'a profound grasp of the obvious' etc).
23rd Oct '16 3:42:50 AM LtFedora
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-->'''WebSite/SFDebris''': You gotta admire a guy who who says "screw it, I just wanna be comfortable."

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-->'''WebSite/SFDebris''': You gotta admire a guy who who says "screw it, I just wanna be comfortable."
9th Aug '16 9:47:12 PM Tallens
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* ActivationSequence: The Son'a collector's activation process involves deploying large, sail-like structures then firing a probe into the Baku planet's rings to begin drawing in the metaphasic radiation there. We see it three times, first as a simulation Ru'afo is running, second as another simulation to trick Ru'afo into thinking it's been activated, and finally during the climax as Ru'afo and Picard battle inside the thing as it's deploying.
27th Feb '16 10:30:15 AM AnotherGuy
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** Troi saying she's never kissed Riker while he had a beard. Number of times this happened in the series: ''four''[[note]]Yes, two of them involved doubles and mind control, but still...[[/note]]. You'd think at least Frakes (who was also directing, remember) or Sirtis would point this out.

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** Troi saying she's never kissed Riker while he had a beard. Number of times this happened in the series: ''four''[[note]]Yes, two of them involved doubles and mind control, but still...[[/note]]. You'd think at least Frakes (who was also directing, remember) or Sirtis would point this out. Of course, there's kissing and then there's ''kissing''.
27th Feb '16 10:28:22 AM AnotherGuy
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** {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Dougherty gets firsthand experience with the machine - fatally.]]
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