Star Trek: Generations

Trivia: Tim Russ, who plays Tuvok in Voyager, has a small role in this movie as the Tactical Officer on Enterprise-B. In the credits he is cast as "Lieutenant".

Trivia: At the end of the film when the Enterprise crew are being rescued from the surface of the planet where they crashed, Picard is transported from the surface by the USS Farragut. This is also the name of the first ship on which Kirk served as a Lieutenant (mentioned in the original series episode 47 Obsession).

Trivia: The original ending for Generations involved Soren shooting Kirk in the back and Picard finding the body, so he did technically die alone, but the test audiences hated seeing the heroic James Kirk bite it in the back, so all three actors were called in to reshoot the ending, making Kirk's death more purposeful.

Trivia: When looking at the damage, you see Scotty's right hand open, and can see the middle finger is missing. It's one of a few times you ever see it openly, as Doohan always kept it closed on camera. He lost it due to amputation in the Second World War.

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Trivia: When Picard is with his family around the Christmas tree his eldest son is playing with a spaceship.This was produced by Kenner, it is an Alien (xenomorph) dropship for the Kenner Alien range from 1992. If you look closely you can see the outline of an Alien figure in the plastic dome at the back.

Trivia: As the camera looks at Picard, who is explaining his presence to Kirk, on the wall behind him is a Klingon Bat'leth, a large poster of the Original series Enterprise, an old style phaser, and a few other old series items.

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Trivia: The Enterprise-D was destroyed, in part, because the ship was designed for the aspect ratio of a television screen. The destruction of the ship allowed for the creation of a theater-friendly starship for subsequent movies.

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Deliberate mistake: After the trilithium missile hits the sun, it is shown going out in real time from Veridian III. As the planet is relatively earth-like, it is several light-minutes away from the sun. The filmmakers wanted it to be obvious that the missile was successful, so they ignored the speed of light. (01:20:35)

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Kirk: Scotty, keep it together until I get back.
Scotty: I always do.

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Question: Tim Russ' (brief appearance) is listed on IMDB as "Enterprise-B Tactical Lieutenant". I'm not enough of a Trekkie to know - would it be feasible for him to be Tuvok? How long is it supposed to be in the Star Trek universe between this film and Voyager? Do Vulcans live that long?

Answer: Vulcans do live that long (300+ years), but it is not Tuvok. For one, his ears and eyebrows are human, not Vulcan, for another, Voyager tells us he left Starfleet for over 40 years shortly after the Khitomer conference, which was before Enterprise-B entered service.

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