Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) (part 7 of 9)

Later, we cut to the captain’s yacht, which is essentially a glorified shuttle. It previously existed only on the technical plans of the Enterprise, and therefore, it exists here solely to give technogeek fanboys a hard-on. Picard is in Action Hero mode here, decked out in a short sleeved shirt and leather jacket, and he’s preparing a crate of rifles. Okay, Rambo, have fun. And don’t come back until you’ve retroactively won the war for us!

The rest of our main cast walks in on him. He orders them to return to their quarters, to which Riker replies, “No uniform, no orders.” I’m not sure that’s how it really works. I suspect an order from a superior officer has just the same weight whether he’s in a nicely tailored suit or in a pair of pajamas.

The crew argues their case for helping Picard, with Geordi saying he could never look at another sunrise, now that he knows the cost. How about rainbows, Geordi? No on them, too? What about unicorns and posies? No? What a killjoy.

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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.

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