Star Trek: First Contact

The Borg attack Earth. They engage a whole fleet, which is driven back to Earth's orbit. Just when the battle seems over, with the admirals ship destroyed and the Defiant (of ST DS9 fame) having no weapons or shields, and the fleet getting systematically destroyed, the Enterprise shows up and helps destroy the Borg Cube. However, the Borg have a plan B.

The Borg go back in time to assimilate earth before our First Contact. But the Enterprise follows and tries to stop them.
Specifically, the Borg want to prevent Zephram Cochran from testing the first warp engine. Because when he engages it in a certain time frame, a passing Vulcan ship stops to investigate and makes First Contact with us. So Picard, Riker, Troi, and the rest have to stop the Borg to save Starfleet, the Federation, and all homosapiens from life as a drone.

Arnprior

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Picard, Worf and Hawk are outside the ship and want to separate the transmitter dish from the hull, Picard must move a kind of tube out of an console and must turn it from a low to a high position. In one shot the tube is in the high position, in the next shot it is in the low position and then Picard pulls it out and turns it in the high position. (01:06:40 - 01:10:35)

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Trivia: The Borg eyepieces don't blink at random - they spell out "Rick Berman" , "Sherry Lansing" , the names of several studio execs , and "Bonnie" , the name of eye programmer Michael Westmore Jr's dog, in Morse code. Additionally , Data's head blinks "Resistance is futile".

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Question: Deanna Troi states that they will get rid of poverty, disease, and war within next 50 years. How would they get rid of things like autism, ADHD, or dyslexia? Aren't those medical conditions that cannot be cured?

Answer: They couldn't be cured in the time setting they're currently in, but Troi is saying that it is not the case in the future when medical research is far more advanced and humanity works together. We don't know how these conditions are cured, but possibly through gene therapy.

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Answer: The things you listed are not diseases, they are conditions. It is more plausible that she was referring to things like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and other similar disorders which, at some point in time, there might be a cure.

Troi said poverty disease war would all be gone within the next 50 years. I thought she meant things like autism ADHD and dyslexia would be gone too not just disease.

No, that's why she said disease.

Well the movie tells us that all bad things on earth would be gone within the next 50 years. I thought that would have included conditions like autism dyslexia or ADHD as well as disease.

The movie doesn't say "all bad things." She specifically says "disease." In other words things that can be cured, get cured. No doubt some things will be curable that we currently can't cure, and some things will never be curable. You're overanalysing a line used simply to explain that humanity advances itself in a short space of time.

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