10. Crash Landing (Star Trek: Generations, 1994)
The first big screen adventure featuring the Next Gen crew proved to be the last one for their dependable spaceship, the Enterprise-D.
Aiming to provide a little spectacle, writers Brannon Braga and Ronald D Moore (the man who brought us Battlestar Galactica) decided that the ship should be critically compromised and forced to separate.
The catastrophic explosion of the engineering section causes the front section to crash-land on the planet it’s been orbiting.
The sequence, which uses models instead of CG, is big and loud and affecting, even if the odd moment comes off looking more like Thunderbirds than Trek.
And it really wasn’t necessary to have Data exclaim, “Oh, shit!" as they veered towards the planet.
Trek Trivia: The other big reason the ship was destroyed was because the original had been designed for narrower TV screens and producers wanted a ship/bridge that could look cool in cinemas.
9. Borg Body Horror (Star Trek: First Contact, 1996)
A nifty, horror movie-worthy moment opens the first movie carried by the Next Gen crew.
Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) suffers nightmares that see him back under the control of the nefarious, mechani-nasties The Borg, with sweeping shots of the alien ship superbly directed by thesp Jonathan Frakes.
And then there's the wonderful moment where Picard thinks he’s woken up, only to have a spiky Borg unit burst from his cheek... It’s Ridley Scott meets Saw.
Trek Trivia: This is the first Trek film that earned itself anything stronger than a PG rating in the US. Probably for this scene alone.