Sex, Borg and Rock’n’Roll

This review was first published in Frontier: The Australian Science Fiction Media Magazine Issue 5 December 1996. At a certain point in Star Trek: First Contact, Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) declares: "A line shall be drawn here!" And so, it appears, the line was drawn for Star Trek itself: produce a successful, critically approved film that attracted old and new audiences or face the film franchise closing down completely.