It's dead, Jim. The tenth Star Trek
film, along with the execrable Enterprise
, the fifth TV series, sadly gives power to the premise that this beloved science-fiction franchise once a showcase for heartfelt allegorical drama that captured the spirit of its times has collapsed into the black hole of its own mythology. After the Romulan Imperial Senate falls victim to an act of sabotage so obvious it's comical, the action shifts to the wedding reception of Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis). The happy couple and the rest of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation
crew depart for Troi's home...