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Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures, 1998) is the ninth Star Trek feature film. It features the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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1 Synopsis
2 Themes
3 Notes


During a diplomatic mission, the Enterprise receives a communication that Commander Data (Brent Spiner) has gone berserk during an observation mission at the Ba'ku homeworld.

After capturing and fixing Data they return to the Ba'ku village on the planet surface to find what caused him to malfunction. They find a Federation ship which is basically a holodeck of the Ba'ku's homeworld, apparently so the Ba'ku can be unwittingly relocated without their knowledge.

Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew discover that the planet has fountain of youth qualities which the Federation and the Son'a wish to harvest. However, harvesting the particles would cause the planet to become uninhabitable.

Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew return to the planet surface to prevent the relocation of the Ba'ku. When Picard is captured by the Son'a and Federation, he reveals to the Federation Admiral that the Son'a are actually Ba'ku who left the planet years ago and are simply out for revenge.


The film was directed by Jonathan Frakes. Music was scored by Jerry Goldsmith.

The movie's filming locations included the Sierra Nevada. Specific filming locations were Convict Lake near Mammoth Lakes, California and Lake Sabrina.

The previous film in the series was Star Trek: First Contact. The next film in the series is Star Trek: Nemesis.