8. 'Star Trek Generations'
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise D got to hang out with Dr. Leonard McCoy, Scotty and even Spock during the seven-year run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but never once did they run into James Tiberius Kirk. That's because they were saving that momentous summit for the first Star Trek: The Next Generation movie. It began filming right after TNG ended with All Good Things, though in hindsight that two-part finale would have made for a much better movie than Generation. Kirk and Picard team up to battle a madman determined to destroy a planet so he can enter a world of eternal bliss. They stop him, but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. There are good moments in the film, but overall, it just doesn't hang together. They also could have come up with a much better death for Kirk. Much like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, however, it did teach them what not to do for the next movie, paving the way for the stellar Star Trek: First Contact.