Star Trek: First Contact


1h 50m 1996

Brief Synopsis

While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi

Film Details

Also Known As
Star Trek: Premier Contact
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Sequel
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commissioned Enterprise E into Starfleet's massive assault against their deadliest foe. After the attack on Earth fails, the Borg institute a plan to go back in time to Earth at its most vulnerable time in history, the dark age after the Third World War. The crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg back to a missle complex in Montana. The date: April 4, 2063, the day before the legendary flight of Zefram Cochrane's warp drive rocket, the Phoenix. This historic flight would ultimately lead to the initial meeting between humans and beings from another world and subsequently, the birth of the United Federation of Planets. It is this "first contact" that the Borg are trying to prevent.

Crew

Barbara Affonso

Visual Effects

John Agalsoff

Other

Jaremy Aiello

Art Department

Kenny Alexander

Stunt Player

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects

Joey Anaya

Stunts

Rick Anderson

Visual Effects

Susan Kelly Andrews

Rotoscope Animator

Joakim Arnesson

Visual Effects

Thomas J Arp

Construction Coordinator

Caleb Ashckynazo

Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

John D Babin

Grip

Thomas D Bacho

Production

Shawn Baden

Scenic Artist

Lloyd Barcroft

Grip

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

William Barr

Key Grip

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mike Bauer

Visual Effects

Dugan Beach

Graphics

Kathleen Beeler

Visual Effects

Ira Steven Behr

Special Thanks To

Adam Bennes

Other

Pamela Bentkowski

Foley Editor

Hector Berlioz

Music

Rick Berman

Producer

Rick Berman

From Story

Bethany Berndt-shackelford

Visual Effects

Ben Betts

Video

Earl Beyer

Other

J Chuck Biagio

Best Boy Grip

Andrea Biklian

Other

Odi Birdsong

Production Assistant

Donald T Black

Special Effects Assistant

Robert Blackman

Other

Patricia Blau Price

Other

Harry Blom

Production

Patrick Blymyer

Lighting Technician

Timothy Board

Editing

Rod Bogart

Graphics

Bob Bornstein

Music

Bruce Botnick

Music

Todd Boyce

Cgi Artist

Janet Brady

Stunt Player

Brannon Braga

From Story

Brannon Braga

Screenplay

Steve Braggs

Visual Effects

Joseph Brennan

Boom Operator

Noel Brevick

Visual Effects

Jeff Brewer

Visual Effects

Lee Ann Brittenham

Hair Stylist

Anthony Bro

Production Assistant

Dale Brodt

Production Manager

Robin Bronner

Dga Trainee

Judi Brown

Script Supervisor

Leah Brown

Costumes

Belinda Bryant

Makeup Artist

Elijah Bryant

On-Set Dresser

James Buckley

On-Set Dresser

Todd W Buhmiller

Production Assistant

Johnny Burke

Song

Sonny Burman

Makeup Artist

Cathy Burrow

Rotoscope Animator

Billy Burton

Stunts

Mark Bussan

Makeup Artist

Alexi Bustamante

Production

Donald S. Butler

Visual Effects

Kirk Cadrette

Animator

Philip Calhoun

On-Set Dresser

Camille Calvet

Makeup Artist

Kevin A Canamar

Other

Greg Cantrell

Lighting Technician

Kerry Carmean

Sound Effects Editor

John Carroll

Props

Barbara Casner

Assistant Production Coordinator

Thomas Causey

Sound Mixer

Clete Cetrone

Props

Patrick A Chitty

Production

Kyeng-im Chung

Visual Effects

Gary A. Clark

Other

Jeffrey Clark

Sound Effects Editor

William Collins

Other

Joe Colwell

Production

Armando Contreras

Grip

Tino Contreras

Grip

Richard J Cook

Visual Effects

Marc Cooper

Visual Effects

Richard Corwin

Dialogue Editor

Anne Couk

Assistant Sound Editor

Alexander Courage

Music

Alexander Courage

Original Music

Stephane Couture

Animator

Betsy Cox

Visual Effects

David Crawford

Visual Effects

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Eugene Crum

Special Effects Foreman

Gail Currey

Other

Dan Curry

Special Thanks To

Greg Curtis

Special Effects Foreman

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Andrea D'amico

Visual Effects

Chic Daniel

Stunt Player

Eric Darensbourg

Production Assistant

Sir Colin Davis

Music Conductor

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Ricardo Delgado

Visual Effects

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects

Berny Demolski

Electrician

Charles Ray Demuth

Costumes

Mitch Deoudes

Visual Effects

Steve Derelian

Stunts

Bryan Dewe

Other

Alex Diaz

Production

Eddy Donno

Stunt Player

Tony Donno

Stunt Player

Giovanni Donovan

Visual Effects

Jeff Doran

Visual Effects

David Dranitzke

Other

Doug Drexler

Scenic Artist

Ken Dufka

Foley Artist

John Duncan

Visual Effects

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

John M. Dwyer

Set Decorator

John Michael Eaves

Visual Effects

Selwyn Eddy

Visual Effects

Jackie Edwards

Assistant

Tim Edwards

Transportation Captain

Bernhard Eichholz

Production

Marie Elder

Production Auditor

Kate Elsen

Rotoscope Animator

Anastasia Emmons

Effects Assistant

Kenny Endoso

Stunt Player

Andy Epper

Stunts

Gary Epper

Stunts

Andy Evans

Special Effects Assistant

Christopher Evans

Visual Effects

Deborah Everton

Costume Designer

Lolita Fatjo

Production Associate

Roger Fearing

Assistant Sound Editor

Tammy Fearing

Foley Editor

Randy Feemster

Camera Operator

David Fein

Foley Artist

Glen R. Feldman

Assistant Property Master

William J Fesh

Production

Gina A Flanagan

Art Department

Jerry Fleck

Assistant Director

Christian Fletcher

Stunt Player

Jon Foreman

Visual Effects

Deb Fought

Rotoscope Animator

Scott Frankel

Visual Effects

Cameron Frankley

Sound Editor

Donald L. Frazee

Special Effects Foreman

Logan Z Frazee

Special Effects Assistant

Terry Frazee

Special Effects Coordinator

Anthony Fredrickson

Scenic Artist

Primrose Y Fukuchi

Production Auditor

David R Galvan

Art Department

George Gambetta

Other

Jake Garber

Makeup Artist

Frankie Garbutt

Stunt Player

Karen Garutso

Production Assistant

John Gazdik

Camera Assistant

Timothy Geideman

Other

Bill George

Consultant

Jennifer German

Visual Effects

Patrick Gerrety

Production

Andy Gill

Stunt Player

Robert Gillan

Production Associate

Michael Gleason

Editor

Les D Gobruegge

Set Designer

David Goldfarb

Assistant Director

Jeremy Goldman

Visual Effects

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Jerry Goldsmith

Theme Music

Jerry Goldsmith

Music Conductor

Joel Goldsmith

Music

Stephanie Gorsuch

Production Assistant

Caroleen Green

Visual Effects

Tim Greenwood

Projectionist

Gary Guercio

Stunt Player

John A Haggar

Editor

Ken Hall

Music Editor

Scott G G Haller

Sound Effects Editor

James Halty

Stunt Player

David Hanks

Visual Effects

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Tom Harper

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunt Player

Dorene Haver

Visual Effects

William Hawkins

Set Designer

Vincent R Heileson

Production Auditor

Christine Heinz

Costumes

Pablo Helman

Conceptual Illustrator

Matthew Hendershot

Visual Effects

Geoff Heron

Pyrotechnics

Robert Hill

Camera Assistant

Billy Hank Hooker

Stunt Player

Film Details

Also Known As
Star Trek: Premier Contact
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Sequel
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Makeup

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 20, 1997

Based upon the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994).

Patrick Stewart reportedly received $5 million for this project.

Feature film directorial debut for Jonathan Frakes, who previously directed eight episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Patrick Stewart reportedly received $5 million for this project.

Began shooting April 8, 1996.

Completed shooting July 2, 1996.

Eighth installment in the Star Trek series following "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (USA/1979), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (USA/1982), "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (USA/1984), "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (USA/1986), "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (USA/1989), "Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country" (USA/1991), and "Star Trek: Generations" (USA/1994).

Released in United States on Video May 20, 1997

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1996