This First Contact video is must-see for all Star Trek fans
Star Trek: First Contact has enjoyed massive amounts of success over the past twenty-five years, and a rewatch is one of the main events for First Contact Day on April 5th. Both an Academy Award nominee and four-time Emmy Award winner, Alfre Woodard took on the part of Lily Sloane, Zefram Cochran’s assistant, but she ended up becoming so much more than that in the movie. Her inadvertent connection to Captain Picard created a relationship that he needed at just the right time…as the Borg were attempting to take over the Enterprise.
Lily became Picard’s conscience, forcing him to accept that he wasn’t over what the Borg had done to him, and he wasn’t seeking to annihilate them simply to protect the galaxy. Picard wanted revenge.
Most of the time when we share a musical video here, it’s because of the comedy. This time is different. Created by Debs & Errol, a now-defunct band, this parody video with lyrics set to the tune of Disney’s “Let It Go,” is a haunting look at terror the Borg instilled in people along with Picard’s desperate drive to eliminate them.
This First Contact video isn’t about comedy
You won’t find any chuckles in this parody. The lyrics were written to tell the story of Lily’s point of view while she was onboard the Enterprise, and the clips used are some of the most action-oriented sequences in the film.
"And now I’m here on board, and we’ve been occupied. They adapt too fast; staying’s suicide. The answer’s clear; we have to go, but you say no."
In the video, Lily reminds Picard that he’s not there to start a war, and she tells him she will stand up to him any day, which we know she does in the movie.
"No one knows them as well as you. I don’t know what they put you through. You say it’s for humanity. I disagree."
The ending is one of the most powerful of any video I’ve seen about First Contact with the lyrics starting out saying “They hurt you once, Ahab. You’re going to hurt them back,” which sums up Captain Picard’s feelings throughout the entirety of the movie. This is a must-watch video for all Star Trek fans.