I've watched Star Trek: Insurrection, but tend to forget about that fact. As such, I re-watch the film annually and think "Why was this a movie and not an episode on the series?"
Frankly, having such a reaction pains me one deep, molecular level. It's against my basic instinct to question Trek, the science fiction series that birthed an entire generation of scientific inspiration.
Yes, it is true: I'm a Star Trek fan, particularly when it comes to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jean-Luc Picard, Will Ricker, Deanna Troi, Data, Doctor Crusher, Geordi LaForge, holodecks, warp 9, the Borg, Q, "Engage!" I sigh happily at the thought of the series - and yet, this movie - this silly, silly movie makes me want to scream.
It's just not up to par for a film: lacking a driving plot, character development, action, adventure, and the quips that the past two ST:TNG movies have cradled so close to their film reels.
So, to lick my wounds and fight my own Trekkie insurrection I think I'll settle in, turn on the SyFy channel (Sidenote: SyFy? Really? SciFi just isn't cool enough anymore?) and watch one of my favorite films - Star Trek: First Contact.