Star Trek: First Contact is one of the better received films in the Star Trek film canon. It is the seventh feature film in the saga and the second of the four "The Next Generation" series of films to be spun off from the TV spin-off of the same name. This successful installment has often been noted as baring resemblance to 1986's Aliens as well as the Die Hard scenario formula.
Six years have passed since Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) was captured and assimilated by the Borg and their queen (Alice Krige). Now, the Borg make a second attempt to conquer the Federation; but Starfleet believes that Picard's experience makes him an "unstable element to a critical situation" and orders him to stay behind. But, when Starfleet's fight does not go well, Picard and the crew of the new USS Enterprise disobey orders to join the fight, following the Borg three hundred years into the past just as Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell) prepares to launch Humanity's first warp-capable engine, the Phoenix, and make first contact with an alien race.