Star Trek: First Contact

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: PG-13

The Enterprise crew fights the dreaded biomechanical beings called The Borg.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Data has (implied) feelings of arousal. There is a brief discussion about his sexual capabilities and when he last used them. Nothing explicit. Picard is kissed by a hologram. Data is passionately kissed by the Borg Queen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - In a dream/flashback sequence, a spinning surgical drill touches an eyeball. Also in the dream, something unknown moves around under the skin of a character's face and bursts out. Several battle scenes with explosions, people being knocked around and such; nothing too graphic is shown. At least one man falls to his death. Dead bodies are found in the ruins of a base. The Borg are shot with phasers. Data kills one cyborg by twisting its neck and breaking it. A crewman's neck is penetrated with wires, he becomes a cyborg, and is shot and killed. Drills penetrate Data's head. Humans are dismembered and fitted with mechanical parts. A brawl takes place in a holographic nightclub. Picard sprays a room full of holographic people with machine gun fire. In one somewhat graphic scene Picard reaches inside a Borg's guts. Human skin, taken from fallen crew members, is applied to Data. Data is cut and bleeds. A Borg's hand is sliced off; the dismembered hand is later seen fastened to Worf by a tether. A vapor dissolves the organic parts of the cyborgs. The metal parts of a Borg twitch in death throes until its metal spine is snapped.

PROFANITY 3 - A scatological reference, a few references to bodily functions, and a few mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Survival and freedom from oppression. Obsession and revenge.

MESSAGE - Good vs. evil. Disobeying orders is often for the greater good.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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