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Is STAR TREK: INSURRECTION Improved By a “Ships-Only” Edit?

Is STAR TREK: INSURRECTION Improved By a “Ships-Only” Edit?

Two decades ago, the movie voyages of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew continued with Star Trek: Insurrection, and the ensuing years have not been kind. While the cast members looked like they were having fun as their characters turned on a corrupt Starfleet admiral and his alien allies, the story plays out like a slightly bigger version of the TV series, and Insurrection is considered to be one of the more forgettable chapters in the franchise. But what if there were a way to make the film better? One fan recently released an extremely condensed cut of the film that features only the starships in action.

Via io9, the “Star Trek: Insurrection – Just the Ships” edit was created by Weekly Equation, and it does have a few areas of interest. This was the first Star Trek feature film to solely utilize CGI for the ships and the space battles. Some of the new designs, including the Son’a Collector ship and the Federation Scout ship, are very eye-catching. This was also one of the few opportunities for fans to see the Enterprise-E in action.

However, even though the film’s story was less than stellar, the climatic space sequences simply don’t play as well without context. Despite what some may believe, the characters are Star Trek‘s greatest assets, and aside from a brief glimpse of Data, the presence of the Enterprise’s crew is not felt in this footage. Without that human touch, it’s impossible to care about the action. Ironically, it makes the film better by making us appreciate the original cut more.

Do you think the “ships only” cut improves Star Trek: Insurrection? Let us know in the comment section below!

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