The Missing "Star Trek: Generations" scenes, including the famous Alternate-
This scene was how the movie was orginially supposed to open: (This scene
was filmed, but cut.)
1 EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 1
A vast and sparkling starfield. A pinpoint of light appears and
starts moving toward the camera. A small and distant cylindrical
object tumbling end over end, but we can't determine exactly what
it is yet.
2 EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY 2
A vast and undulating sea of wheat. We become aware that there are
two heads sticking out of the stalks of wheat: two men standing and
looking up at the sky. As we move towards them, we can see that the
two men are SCOTTY and CHEKOV, dressed in civilian clothing.
(points to sky)
There he is- there, to the south!
What are ye, blind? That's a bird.
As they stare up at the sky
3 EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 3
The cylinder tumbling through space is now closer, and we can now
see that it is a bottle of some sort, and it is tumbling directly
toward the camera.
4 EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY 4
As before, Chekov and Scotty staring at the sky.
Repelling the Crystalline Trench, rafting down lava flows, orbital
skydiving.It's like the man is running a bloody decathlon across
Suddenly we hear a double sonic boom.
That should be him now. I think he's just crossed the sound
They shield their eyes against the sun and look up.
5 EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 5
The bottle gets closer.
6 EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY 6
A man in a high-tech body harness and parachute lands in the wheat
flat on his back. His body-suit is charred, scorched, wisps of
smoke still curling off it. There are small thrusters attached to
his backpack and boots. Scotty and Chekov move to him. The man
removes his helmet. It is KIRK. He smiles broadly, like a child who
has just come off a rollercoaster.
Right on target! I jump out over the Arabian Peninsula and I end up
here, right on the dime.
Kirk gets to his feet.
Actually, Captain, your precise target area was thirty-five meters
Thanks for pointing that out.
Kirk starts to pull off his suit, reacts to a sudden pain in his
I've warned ye about that back of yours. You should have a doctor
take a look at it.
Kirk waves him away, and continues to remove his harness.
6A EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 6A
The tumbling bottle rushes past, and we can now see that it is a
champagne Bottle- Dom Perignon, 2265. Follow the bottle as it
tumbles through space.
6B EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY 6B
Kirk, Scotty and Chekov as before.
Tomorrow I want to make a tri-elliptical jump. That's where you
jump out over Northern China and make three complete orbits before
you start re-entry.
Captain. Perhaps you have forgotten that tomorrow is the
This strikes a nerve with Kirk- we see a flash of hesitation and
irritation cross his face.
I'm not going (beat) Scotty, help me with this chute.
What do you mean, you're not going? We promised.
When I retired, I swore I'd never set foot on a starship again, and
I meant it.
I don't want to hear anymore about it. I'm not going, and that's
7 EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 7
The champagne bottle smashes onto the bow of a Federation starship
(Excelsior class) sitting in its dock in orbit around Earth.
This leads in to the first scene of Generations, presented as written.
Kirk has decided to go to the chirstening off screen in both the script
The following scene takes place in the Prologue to the movie, after Harriman,
Scotty and Chekov arrive in the deflector control room to find no Kirk but a
gaping hull breach.
INT. ENTERPRISE-B - BRIDGE
A short time later. Scotty, Harriman, and Chekov are listening to Demora, who
is working the Helm console.
I've checked the entire ship and
the surrounding space... there's
no sign of him.
A silent moment. Chekov looks to Scotty, hoping to hear some sort of miracle.
Scotty takes a moment... looks at the empty command chair. Then he shakes
his head. A long beat as everyone is forced to accept this terrible truth.
Just a quick... run around the
I never thought it would end like
All things must end, Mister
Harriman finally breaks the silence of the Bridge.
Let's go home.
Harriman goes down to the Captain's chair and takes command of his ship.
Scotty and Chekov exchange a final look. Off the reactions of these two
friends who've just lost someone very dear to them both...
(We cut to the Worf promotion scene. There's one nice exchange I'd like to
include that wasn't in the movie:)
Don't you think you're taking this
a little too far, Number One?
When we went to ancient Rome for
Deanna's promotion, we threw her
to the lions, remember?
This scene shows us elements cut from the Soran/Geordi interrogation scene.
The lines cut from the final film explain Soran's comment to Lursa and
B'Etor that La Forge's heart "just wasn't in it."
83 INT. KLINGON BIRD OF PREY- QUARTERS (VFX-P) 83
A dimly-lit room somewhere in the bowels of the Klingon ship. Like
every other room on this decrepit ship, the room looks well-worn
and ill-maintained. Soran is seated behind a table, holding the
VISOR. A PADD and Soran's pocketwatch sit on the table. La Forge is
sitting in a chair across from him- his shirt has been removed. He
looks very tense.
A remarkable piece of equipment, but a little inelegant, wouldn't
you say? (beat) Have you ever considered a prosthesis that would
make you look a little more...normal?
Normal is what everyone else is, and what you are not.
What do you want?
Soran takes a moment.
As you may or may not be aware, I am an El-Aurian. Some people call
us a race of "listeners". We listen. (beat) Right now, Mr. La
Forge, you have my undivided attention. I want to listen to
everything you know about trilithium- and me.
La Forge thinks.
Trilithium is an experimental compund developed by the Romulans. I
think it's a derivative of-
Soran picks up the PADD from the desk and activates it. Suddenly
something small, with sharp edges, can be seen moving just
underneath La Forge's skin near his chest. La Forge moves his hand
to the spot, but then the protrusion is suddenly gone.
I don't want a science lecture. You were on that observatory
looking for trilithium. Why?
I was ordered to by the Captain.
On the PADD in Soran's hand, we can now see an interior graphic of
La Forge's body sitting in the chair. The graphic is interactive,
moving as La Forge moves. A blinking dot represents the movement of
the probe inside his body. Right now, the dot is in the middle of
Let's try to move beyond the usual prisoner-interrogator banter,
shall we? You have information and I need it. (beat) Did the
Captain explain his orders to you? Did he say why you were
searching for trilithium?
What about Guinan? What has she told you about me?
Guinan? I don't know what you're talking about.
On the PADD, we now see the dot has moved to a position next to La
Forge's heart. Soran looks up at La Forge.
My instincts tell me you're lying. And I know that can't be easy
for you. (off PADD) I can see you have a good heart.
Soran taps a control on the PADD. Suddenly La Forge grabs his chest
in pain. Soran watches La Forge for a few seconds, then taps the
PADD again. La Forge gasps and starts to breathe.
Oh, I forgot to tell you. While you were unconscious, I injected a
nano-probe into your bloodstream. It's been navigating your
cardiovascular system, and right now I've attached it to your left
ventricle. (smiles) A little trick I picked up from the Borg.
Yeah, they're full of great ideas.
I just stopped your heart for five seconds. It felt like an
eternity, didn't it? Did you know that you can stop the human heart
for up to ten minutes before the onset of brain damage?
No, I didn't know that.
We learn something new about ourselves every day. (beat) Now. Maybe
I didn't make myself clear. It is very important that you tell me
exactly what Captain Picard knows.
I told you everything. You might as well just kill me right now.
Soran's features soften as he smiles slightly. For a moment, he
looks genuinely compassionate- and it's a disturbing contrast to
his usual dark intensity.
I'm not a killer, Mr. La Forge. (beat) Let's try thirty seconds.
Soran taps a control on the PADD. La Forge gasps and strains
against an unimaginable pain.
Soran picks up his pocketwatch and opens the cover, sits back in
his chair, watching the seconds tick.
**The Alternate Kirk's Death ending--
This ending was reshot due to porr reactions from test audiences. Kirk dies
in a very different manner in the original version of the script.
EXT. MOUNTAINTOP - DAY
Soran is standing in front of the forcefield, facing Picard.
Now, if you'll excuse me, Captain,
I have an appointment with
eternity and I don't want to be
We realize that we are watching the same events play again.
Soran turns and begins to climb up the scaffolding toward the top of the
rockface. Picard drops to the ground on his back and begins trying to wriggle
underneath the forcefield. Picard accidentally TOUCHES the field...
turns at the sound of the field, sees Picard, and then draws his weapon.
Soran quickly FIRES at Picard.
is BLASTED APART, creating a cloud of dirt and debris, obscuring Picard and
the whole area momentarily.
-- Soran jumps down a level, his disruptor still in his hand, ready just in
case Picard somehow survived.
-- The dust CLEARS... but Picard is gone along with several feet of the ground
where he was crawling.
Soran glances up at the sky and sees the ENERGY RIBBON, then begins to climb
the scaffolding. Suddenly, a BOOT kicks him in the head.
who is attacking Soran in Picard's place. The two men begin to fight.
as Picard rushes to the probe launcher and steps up onto the control platform
and desperately begins trying to shut down the launcher...
The following happens very quickly:
-- Kirk FIGHTS with Soran, hand-to-hand, brutal.
-- Picard works the control panel, trying to make sense of it all. It won't
respond. The control panel is bizarre and confusing -- many different screens
and alien graphics. The alien countdown graphics continue to race by...
the distant Energy Ribbon can be seen getting closer...
Soran tries to pull his disruptor, but Kirk knocks it to the ground. There's
a struggle for the weapon...
-- Picard looks helplessly at the control panel. Nothing he does has any
effect. He keeps hitting buttons... looking for other control panels,
anything to affect the launcher.
Suddenly, Picard touches one particular control and the screen CHANGES to an
image of the Veridian SUN, held in the center of an alien CROSS-HAIR.
begins working the control panel... desperate... he looks at the screen...
hits a control. Suddenly the probe CLOAKS. Picard reacts at his mistake.
Picard is left standing on an invisible platform three feet in the air -- a
bizarre sight. Picard isn't sure what to do -- he can feel the console but he
can't see any of the controls...
-- Kirk punches Soran and sends him flying backward. Soran lands heavily on
the ground, unconscious. Kirk stands over him, breathing heavily. He holds
his back in pain -- that old back pain from the beginning of the movie (note
from John: from the orbital skydiving scene)
Kirk -- there's a control PADD in
his right pocket!
sees Picard standing in mid-air and then reaches down, pulls the control PADD
out of Soran's pocket. He begins working it.
CLOSE ON SORAN
His eyes open... he sees what Kirk is doing... looks around quickly... sees
the disruptor lying a few feet away, just beyond his reach...
THE PROBE LAUNCHER
DECLOAKS. Picard goes back to working the controls.
The twenty-fourth century isn't so
Without warning, Kirk is BLASTED forward, shot from behind. Reveal Soran on
the ground with the disruptor in his hand. He gets up, whirls around, points
the weapon at Picard.
MOUNTAIN TOP - WIDE
The probe is suddenly LAUNCHED in a roar of flame. Soran freezes. His eyes
follow the probe as it arcs into the sky. The two men watch the probe as it
heads toward the sun...
makes a sweeping turn to the right and arcs back down toward the planet.
Soran watches in horror as the probe crashes harmlessly into the distant
jungle. We hear a muffled explosion.
can't believe that his dreams have been shattered. He looks into the sky and
sees the distant Ribbon streaking overhead. The disruptor falls from his hand
as he rushes to the top of the scaffolding.
moves to Kirk, checks his pulse. The captain's eyes flutter -- he's still
holding on, but he's badly wounded.
is standing on the rock ledge. He reaches up toward the sky as if trying to
grab the Ribbon with his bare hands... but the Ribbon passes by and
His look of shock turns to fury and madness. He turns to Picard.
He jumps down a few levels and then DIVES off the scaffolding at Picard. But
Picard is quicker. He GRABS the disruptor and FIRES -- the BLAST CATCHES
SORAN IN MID-AIR.
Soran drops to the ground a short distance away. Dead. The pocketwatch has
turns back to Kirk, cradles the dying man's head in his lap. Kirk's eyes
flick open, and he takes a ragged breath.
Kirk coughs. His eyes flutter, he's fading fast.
I'll find a way to contact the
Enterprise. You're going to be
Did we do it? Did we make a
Yes. (beat) Thank you.
Least I could do... for a Captain
of the Enterprise.
Kirk coughs again.
Try to hang on.
Kirk looks up at the sky... the sunlight is warm on his face. A quiet
moment... then, with a last smile on his face.
It was fun.
Hold the scene for a long moment, the two men in the quiet clearing.
EXT. MOUNTAINTOP - SUNSET
CLOSE ON PICARD'S HAND
as he places a stone on a large pile of other stones. MOVE TO REVEAL that
Picard is placing the final few rocks on Kirk's grave.
He reaches into a pocket and pulls out Kirk's command insignia pin. He
carefully places it on the grave... and stands there silently for a few
A distant WHINE of engines can be heard. Picard looks up into the sky...
An Enterprise SHUTTLECRAFT is flying through the sky toward the mountaintop.
EXT. MOUNTAINTOP - SUNSET
The shuttle has just landed, and the door OPENS as Picard enters the clearing.
Worf, Geordi, and N.D. security guards jump out to meet him.
Captain, are you all right?
What about Doctor Soran?
You needn't worry about the Doctor
Picard moves toward the shuttle... then stops as he notices that the shuttle
is damaged. Picard turns and notices for the first time that Geordi has a
bandage on his face and Worf's uniform is torn.
Was there a problem with the
Worf and Geordi exchange a look.
You could say that...
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