Star Trek: Generations (Possessed Edit)

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Faneditor Name:
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Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106
Time Cut:
12
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
I, like many have always felt Star Trek : Generations was a disappointment. But I saw a good movie in there. I loved the cast, the performances were good, I liked the story, and the vibe of it. Where it failed was a slow and boring pacing. This is not a new take on the story, merely a faster, more exciting, and more engaging presentation of it. It's no longer slow or meandering and it's much more intense.
Intention:
I wanted to help a disappointing movie achieve it's potential.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • Blu-Ray
Cover art by Possessed (VIEW IN GALLERY HERE)
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106
Time Cut:
12
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
I, like many have always felt Star Trek : Generations was a disappointment. But I saw a good movie in there. I loved the cast, the performances were good, I liked the story, and the vibe of it. Where it failed was a slow and boring pacing. This is not a new take on the story, merely a faster, more exciting, and more engaging presentation of it. It's no longer slow or meandering and it's much more intense.
Intention:
I wanted to help a disappointing movie achieve it's potential.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • Blu-Ray
Cover art by Possessed (VIEW IN GALLERY HERE)

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4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.8(4)
Audio Editing
 
9.8(4)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(4)
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9.3(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.5(4)
Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I loves this movie when I first saw it since it is just so iconic. Although when compared directly, Kirk just is a much more entertaining character than Picard ever was (or will be as an old man...). So thanks to this edit I saw this movie again and I enjoyed it. I was actually as excited as watching it for the first time. However at the same time, now even more than ever this movie does feel to me like a TV special more than a full feature film since the story is just really simple, But I DO appreciate the effort and the spirit, as well as making me enjoy this movie even more than the original this time around.
So thank you!

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I was just completing my re-watch of ST:TNG and was going to skip the movies in their entirety when this fanedit popped up.

I've seen the movies enough to not care to watch them ever again (except, perhaps, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country), but must say that this edit tightens-up an otherwise mediocre entry into the film franchise.

Nothing really changes in the overall narrative, but we are treated to a better, tighter version of the film without losing anything of any real significance.

I 100% recommend!

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Yes
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Owner's reply November 03, 2022

Thank you! Also I do plan on eventually doing the other TNG movies in this same manner.

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Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
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9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Agreeing with Possessed's synopsis, Star Trek: Generations is a pretty underwhelming film. Sure, I can name worse Star Trek films than Generations, but as a crossover for both original and Next-Gen fans, it's not very good. So as someone who was born to a family that owned every episode of TNG on VHS, I also wanted to see a version of Generations that is, if not great, at least decent. And if I'm judging this edit on that level, it works.

No, this edit isn't a magical fixer-upper. Captain Kirk still doesn't get enough screentime (A problem I'm not sure even the best editors could fix, although the shorter runtime helps). The Data subplot can still be a little hokey, even with the improvements made. And the overly fan service-y tone is still unavoidable. But at the very least, this edit is better executed. And maybe that's all we can ask for with this particular film. I still see the flaws, but if I had to choose, I will gladly take this over the original any day.

The setup has been improved and made shorter, which is good because the original tried to dumb things down for the less intelligent among us, and I'm glad to see that stuff minimized. The faster pacing that Possessed highlights is noticable, but in a good way. And I think the changes make this edit just a tad darker, which is great for the moments when the film deals with Picard's family.

I should also note that this is the first edit I've ever watched from Possessed, and I have to say that, from a technical standpoint, the guy has talent. Most of the cuts made are invisible, and I only noticed two small changes in total while watching this edit. I always respect a fan editor who is willing to do whatever it takes to make his/her cuts invisible, and it's a standard I always set for myself. So I have a lot of respect when other faneditors take the time to make things appear seamless. And this edit did a very good job at masking the seams.

Overall, Possessed has turned a mediocre Star Trek film into a good Star Trek film. It's not my favorite fanedit ever, but it is worth a watch. And if nothing else, I'm curious to see Possessed's other edits now.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I watched this without looking for changes to see what caught my attention. The cuts that I did notice worked very well with my favorite being Lursa and B'etor reacting to Dr. Crusher in Geordi's visor, but not making the "human females" comment. I did, however, miss Kirk advising Picard not to retire and the "situation is grim" comment. A great edit of a film I already enjoyed that plays at a noticeably brisker pace.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Blu-Ray
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