Star Trek: Generations (1994) (part 10 of 12)

After a moment with his nephew, Picard goes back to Guinan, who for some reason is riding a carousel. I don’t know why, I didn’t write the damn thing. The writers cringe at this, too, on their commentary track.

Guinan says he can go to any point he chooses, and that time has no meaning in the Nexus. This is sort of lame, since it means all the hero has to do is think of the place he wants to go to and he’s there. When the only obstacle for a character is his own imagination, that’s not really a good thing.

Caption contributed by Ed

“And then I did Burglar with Bobcat Goldthwaite… Are you paying attention, slap head? Don’t get me started on Theodore Rex, pal!”

Picard wants to go back to the moment just before the missile is launched, though why he would pick this point and not a point that doesn’t happen seconds before the end of the world is beyond me. I guess he likes a challenge.

Also, I assume being inside the Nexus is what allows a person to travel back in time, so even if he does go back to that moment, wouldn’t he still just be inside the Nexus, reliving a fantasyland version of the events? It’s really a plot hole that no amount of bullshit exposition can plug up. I think I’ll just stop here and move on myself. I’m starting to get a headache from this goddamn movie.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Star Trek: Generations (1994)

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