Star Trek: Generations Is The Most Useless Star Trek Movie By A Lightyear

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Comparing Kirk to Picard had been, at least since 1987, one of Trekkies’ favorite subjects of debate. Who was the better captain? Who would survive in a battle scenario? Who was the more judicious character? If one were to transpose Kirk and Picard into each other’s shows, how would they fare? The fan conversations were endless and fun. 

But ultimately, Trekkies are an egalitarian lot. “Star Trek,” and especially “Next Generation,” always lived by an ethos of multiculturalism. No one ship/captain/species was any “better” or “worse” than any other. They all merely have different viewpoints and perspectives. As such, many Trekkies were instantly able to accept both Kirk and Picard as separate entities who lived in their own universes and by their own respective codes of conduct. Kirk was an instinctual leader who took advice from trusted advisors. Picard, while more aloof, always shopped ideas around, letting his crew ply their expertise. Kirk had a reputation for being reckless, while Picard typically went by the book. 

Having clearly defined both characters in their heads, most Trekkies no longer needed to see Kirk and Picard meet. “Star Trek” had moved well beyond Kirk by 1994. Indeed, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” the first series created without Gene Roddenberry’s input, had debuted the year before. “Trek” was sailing on into new territory, forging a path and talking the franchise to new heights. 

“Generations,” meanwhile, latched itself onto themes of legacy and faltered as a result. Compared to “All Good Things…,” it was dull and unexciting and decidedly less epic. Congratulations, Paramount. You passed a torch from Kirk to Picard, not realizing that the torch was already passed to Captain Sisko (Avery Brooks).

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