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'Star Trek' deftly mind-melds Gene Roddenberry's vision with J.J. Abrams' storytelling

Here's a challenge: How do you implant a potentially lethal alien organism into a body that desperately needs the help but might die if things don't go just right? No, it's not the plot of an old "Star Trek" episode, it's the back story of the new "Star Trek" motion picture.

It's no secret that director J.J.

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'Star Trek: Nemesis': A new enterprise as 'Trek' lives long, prospers

With all the recent fuss over the longevity of the James Bond franchise, the folks over at "Star Trek" must be feeling like intergalactic chopped liver.

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'Insurrection,' though not as strong as the last 'Star Trek' film, keeps the franchise flying

No disrespect intended to the proud Son'a people but, hey, where are the Borg when you need them?

It was the terrifying and thoroughly alien Borg who made the last "Star Trek" film, "First Contact," one of the best in the series' 19-year theatrical history.

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'First Contact' boldly fulfills its mission: To seek out new life as the eighth installment in the 'Star Trek' film universe

This is a test. This is only a test. Can anyone outside the hard-core faithful tell the "Star Trek" movies apart? One featured whales, but was it "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" or "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"? And at this late date who remembers just what it was that made Khan so angry in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"?

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'Star Trek: Generations' relies heavily on audience appreciation of the first two TV series

Going boldly where no one has gone before is not what it used to be. Contentedly settled into a prosperous middle age, the "Star Trek" series now seems more comfortable retracing its own footsteps, carefully offering its horde of fans interludes that aspire to do no more than fit snugly into the patterns of the past.

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'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' is back on the right trek

Last hurrahs don't always take. And so you have to wonder about the current valedictory, in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (citywide), for the crew of the starship Enterprise.

Is this really the last flight for William Shatner's stolid but often anguished Captain Kirk? For Leonard Nimoy's ultimate Vulcan logician Spock?

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