Director Jonathan Frakes breaks the curse of the odd-numbered Trek
sequels with this ninth installment in the canon, which both departs from many treasured traditions and borrows liberally from the classic Western story of a small town's
last stand against high-powered bullies. On the idyllic Ba'ku homeworld, everyone is buff, happy and beautiful, awash in their planet's flattering longitudinal light. Apparently under the influence of a flipped chip, Lt. Cdr. Data (Brent Spiner) takes a cultural survey team hostage and Federation
honchos want him deactivated. Enter Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew, who free the hostages and clear the andr...