On this voyage, the commanders of the Starship Paramount had a threefold mission: construct a cinematic vehicle serviceable enough to launch the "Next Generation" crew into a long-running movie series of their own; engineer a stirring and memorable death for pop icon James T. Kirk; and
send audiences home with some sense that the experience of big-screen Trek is still worth eight bucks and a schlep to the local multiplex. In other words, the makers of STAR TREK GENERATIONS weren't exactly required to boldly go where no media conglomerate had gone before. Even so, the seventh
Trek extravaganza emerges as a disappointment, slightly better than the inept STAR TREK V b...