Star Trek: First Contact

Critics Consensus

While fans of the series will surely appreciate it, First Contact is exciting, engaging, and visually appealing enough to entertain Star Trek novices.



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Capt. Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with alien life.

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Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William Riker
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr Data
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Cdr. Worf
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis
as Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi
Alfre Woodard
as Lily Sloane
James Cromwell
as Zefram Cochrane
Alice Krige
as Borg Queen
Robert Picardo
as Holographic Doctor
Robert Picard
as Holographic Doctor
Dwight Schultz
as Lt. Barclay
Patti Yasutake
as Nurse Ogawa
Michael Horton
as Security Officer
Adam Scott
as Defiant Conn Officer
Jack Shearer
as Admiral Hayes
Scott Strozier
as Security Officer
C.J. Bau
as Bartender
Julie Morgan
as Singer in Nightclub
Don Stark
as Nicky the Noose
Tamara Lee Krinsky
as Townsperson
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: First Contact

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (16)

  • It's easily one of the best in the series -- the best, in fact, since Leonard Nimoy and the old Enterprise crew saved the whales in "Star Trek IV."

    Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

    Jay Carr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • In zooming out from Picard's glinty eyeball, this eighth feature film from the Trek factory displays a zippy new energy and a sleek, confident style fully independent of its predecessors.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • First Contact is no grab bag of camp gewgaws; it stands proud and apart, accessible even to the Trek-deficient. This old Star, it seems, has a lot of life in it.

    May 3, 2009 | Full Review…
  • The elegance of the story is enhanced by the sure direction of Jonathan Frakes, who also plays Commander William Riker.

    Jun 5, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A smashingly exciting sci-fi adventure that ranks among the very best in the long-running Paramount franchise.

    Jun 5, 2007

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic
  • This makes little concession to non-initiates.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic

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