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Star Trek: Insurrection

Starfleet plans to re-locate the Ba'ku, a small colony of people, from a planet that offers its residents eternal youth, but when the Starship Enterprise is drawn in to the conflict, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) decides to break ranks with his superiors, and is joined by his crew in a battle to save the colony and uphold the "Prime Directive" of Starfleet, which says that alien cultures may be observed, but not interfered with. It is during the defense of the Ba'ku colony that the crew finds themselves affected by the regenerative "metaphasic radiation" of the planet -- Geordi (LeVar Burton) regains his sight, Worf (Michael Dorn) experiences a second Klingon puberty, Riker (Johnathan Frakes) and Troi (Marina Sirtis) rekindle their long-dormant romance, and even Picard finds himself falling for a Ba'Ku woman (Donna Murphy) in a rare love story for the stoic Next-Gen captain. After the success of the tense and atmospheric First Contact, the producers of the Trek series made a wise move to follow it with the lighter fare that Insurrection offers, although the film didn't sit well with some Trekkies when it arrived. And even though some of the humor overstays its welcome, the story manages to stay interesting. Director Frakes -- who also helmed First Contact -- oversees the proceedings with a gentle touch. Also starring Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, F. Murray Abraham, and Anthony Zerbe. Excellent transfer, DD 5.1 or 2.0, behind-the-scenes featurette, two trailers.

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