Star Trek 9: Insurrection

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Produced by: Paramount Pictures

Distributed by: Paramount

Genre: science fiction

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Review by Xibo Date seen: December 19, 1998
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: B
Summary: Basically an 80-minute TNG episode.
The whole ST:TNG crew returns for a movie that is really no more than an extended episode from the TV series. All of the actors robotically go through their lines in an extremely well-practiced manner, and absolutely no new ground was covered, and no character development took place. No, Data's "discovery of fun" does not count. The supporting cast was lame, and the one actress in particular looked absolutely dreadful, like she was on quaaludes the whole time, of just incredibly sad and bored of being in the film. As for Frakes's direction, I'm sorry, but the whole thing just flew by me as "typical". Better luck next time! 

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Review by smeehrrr Date seen: January 24, 2000
Viewing Location: The Evil Empire Grade: B-
Summary: What he said.
Xibo is 100% correct.  

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Review by Scalveg Date seen: January 25, 2000
Viewing Location: Theater Grade: B-
Summary: That's 'quaaludes', I think.

Review by tmon Date seen: June 21, 2000
Viewing Location: NYC Grade: B
Summary: Not one of their best.
I am a Trek fan. But I know the myth of the odd-numbered Trek flicks. They don't do so well, whereas the even-numbered ones always do, it seems. Truly, this does look like a very long TV episode. Data's "discovery of fun" seemed unnecessary since he installed Lore's emotion chip two movies earlier ("ST: Generations"). I don't know why they didn't want to include that here. The "fountain of youth" story has been way overdone and should have been skipped for this one. And the joystick on the bridge annoyed me. What was up with that? 

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