Discover 5 Facts on David Carson directed film Star Trek: Generations the first TNG movie, starring Malcolm McDowell
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (1994)
Directed by David Carson.
In an attempt to stop the villainous Dr Tolian Soran (Malcolm McDowell) from destroying a planet Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) employs former Enterprise legend Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to help save the day.
Below you will discover 5 interesting facts on the seventh Star Trek film.
5 FAST FILM FACTS
Although disputed, some believe the film was the first to have an official website dedicated to it, back at a time when less than 1 million Americans were online. It launched on October 28, 1994, just a few weeks before the movie’s release.
4. EASY RIDER
The countryside sequence was filmed at William Shatner’s ranch. The horse that he rides is actually his.
3. LONG GONE
Both Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and DeForest Kelley (Dr McCoy) declined to be in the film. Their parts were then given to Walter Koenig (Chekov) and James Doohan (Scotty) instead. Unhappy with the quality of the script, Nimoy even rejected an opportunity to direct the film.
The film’s climax proved unpopular with test audiences and so had to be re-shot. It cost Paramount $5 million to fix, which brought the film’s final cost up to $35 million. The additional work paid-off though, with the film eventually grossing almost $120 million.
English director David Carson had previously helmed episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and DS9 before taking on the film. Now a regular director of American TV shows, his first TV programme was an episode of British soap Coronation Street in 1981.