Monday, November 21, 2016

Wikipedia article of the day for November 22, 2016

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 22, 2016 is Star Trek: First Contact.
Star Trek: First Contact is an American science fiction film, released on November 22, 1996. It is the eighth in the Star Trek film franchise and the first without any characters from the original series. On mid-21st century Earth, characters from the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation struggle to save their future from the cybernetic Borg. After the seventh film, Star Trek Generations (1994), Paramount tasked writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore with developing a sequel. Cast member Jonathan Frakes made his directorial debut. Production designer Herman Zimmerman and illustrator John Eaves created a sleeker starship than its predecessor, and Industrial Light & Magic's traditional optical effects techniques were supplemented with computer-generated imagery. First Contact made $146 million worldwide. Critical reception was mostly positive, especially for the Borg and the special effects. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup and won three Saturn Awards. Scholarly analysis of the film has focused on the nature of the Borg and on Captain Jean-Luc Picard's parallels to Herman Melville's Ahab.

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