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The series now lacks all of its original stars and much of its earlier determination. It has morphed into something less innocent and more derivative than it used to be, something the noncultist is ever less likely to enjoy.
The problem with most of the Next Generation Star Trek movies is that they feel like extended episodes of the television show. First Contact is the one time that it really feels like they made a Movie, with a capital M.
For non-Trekkers, this is a great, free-standing special-effects adventure with much more fleshy characters than your average sci-fi yarn. Definitely a good ride. But there are also plenty of nods to Star Trek aficionados.