Oct 30, 2019
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) (part 8 of 9)
There’s more running as the Head-Stapler ships drop several rather shakily matted CGI probes. These probes shoot Whatever Devices at the villagers, allowing more of them to be transported away. Data shoots down a few probes, while Haystack Boy looks on from afar. There’s more shooting (even some from Troi and Crusher. So I’m guessing their patients always pay their bills on time) and running as they head for a cavern.
Out in the Briar Patch, the Enterprise is duking it out with the enemy ships, sort of. For some reason, space battles with this particular crew are always 85% Treknobabble and 15% battle footage. You’d think they’d realize by now: you can’t go wrong with enemy ships blowing the shinola out of each other. But maybe after they blew the budget on the shaky sets, there was no money left for CGI battles.