Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

STAR TREK: INSURRECTION boldly goes nowhere new.  Oh, the scenery 
is the best of the series and the well-stuffed plot probably 
looked great on paper.  (Picard and Company stumble upon a Fed-
eration plot to drain the fountain of youth.)  Breezy humor, too, 
though I suspect you gotta be a Trekkie to be really laugh out 
loud.  What sinks this starship is too much technobabble, too many 
story asides, and some of the most mundane action I believe I've 
seen in nine feature-films.  (Could they have made those phaser 
rifles any cheaper-looking?)  At least Patrick Stewart is good.
With Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, 
Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Donna Murphy, Oscar-winner-turned-
scenery-chewer F. Murray Abraham, and ol' Anthony Zerbe, who ap-
pears to be still very much alive!  How about that!?  Frakes again 
directs.  The script is credited to Michael Piller, from a story 
by Piller and Rick Berman.  (Rated "PG"/103 min.)

Grade: C-

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