Star Trek: Generations

Star TrekParamount debuts Star Trek: Generations in theaters, the first movie to primarily feature the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, though original Trek actors William Shatner, James Doohan and Walter Koenig reprise their roles. This movie has the most in common with the recently-ended series, with David Carson (director several well-regarded TV episodes, including the two-hour Deep Space Nine pilot) and composer Dennis McCarthy continuing in their respective roles here, though fan reactions are mixed over the death of a major character.

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Space ShuttleSpace Shuttle Atlantis lifts off on its first flight in two years, an 11-day mission to conduct studies of Earth’s atmosphere with the ATLAS package mounted in the cargo bay. Aboard Atlantis for her 13th flight are Commander Donald McMonagle, Pilot Curtis Brown, Payload Commander Ellen Ochoa, and mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Joseph Tanner and Jean-Francois Clervoy.