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Star Trek - Nemesis (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) [Import]
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In the wake of a joyful wedding between Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Troi (Marina Sirtis) Picard receives another reason to celebrate: the Romulans want peace and the captain will be the Federation's emissary. But as the EnterpriseTM heads toward the Romulan Empire a brilliant villain awaits - harboring a diabolical plan of destruction and an unimaginable secret that will give Picard his most fearsome challenge.System Requirements:Running Time 116 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SCI-FI/FANTASY Rating: PG-13 UPC: 097360317947 Manufacturer No: 031794
The sacrifice of a beloved character is just one of many highlights in Nemesis, the 10th feature in the lucrative Star Trek franchise. Enigmatically billed as the beginning of "A Generation's Final Journey," this richly plotted Next Generation adventure maintains the "even number rule" regarding Trek's feature quality, and it's one of the best in the series. It hits its brisk stride when Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his Enterprise-E crew encounter Shinzon (Tom Hardy), a younger clone of Picard, rejected by the Romulans as the human weapon of an abandoned conspiracy. Raised on the nocturnal Romulan sister planet Remus, Shinzon now plots revenge against Romulus and Earth but needs Picard's blood to carry out his scheme. A wedding, a childlike "duplicate" Data named B-4 (Brent Spiner), spectacular space battles, and uncommon acts of valor make this a tautly-paced action thriller, poised to pass the franchise (but not quite yet) to a new generation of Starfleet personnel. Die-hard Trekkers will not be disappointed. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I was also very dissapointed at how little a on screen time that Beverly Crusher, Riker, and Worf and Troi had. First Contact clearly proved that quality time could be allocated if a good
producer/director were running thinngs.
The film was riddled with inconsistencies. How B4 come about is weak at very best. Wesley's appearance in a Starfleet unform is ridiculous if you knew under the terms he left (he nearly started a war with the cardassians and left with the traveler and basically told Picard to stuff it). Picard did have hair in his youth. There are several more but I have said enough. Add it to your collection to complete your set, but a good rental will cover it.
But this film, despite moments of excellence, is a turkey. I rented the DVD, and was so peeved at various parts, including, in particular, the ludicrous (and unfaithful to longtime viewers) ending, that I immediately rewatched several extremely annoying scenes with the director's commentary with my wife. Our mutual thought: What were they thinking?
Fans have invested a lot into these characters, and it would not be a bad trek move to kill them off -- if it meant something. This end was so lame that it had us wondering "he died for that?!" It was as if a garden-variety blown fuse had electrocuted Geordi. And, it invalidates the final TV episode (Arggh!).
The movie does get two stars, only because the basic plot itself is simply brilliant -- that a clone of Picard, with a far different childhood -- turns into a monster capable of ultimate evil. It could have been high concept Hollywood at its best. The actor who plays Picard's clone gives a fascinating, poignant and very cool performance that nearly rescues this wreck of a movie. Picard, as always, is superb, but he's stuck with C-grade lines too much of the time. All of the other characters are in some sort of fog, including Data. Many of the named cast (Dr. Crusher, anyone), are nearly written out of the script. And, in the worst Trek tradition, the cheese factor on some of the special effects and fight scenes is simply Velveeta. The scenes on Romulus include laughably bad sets...
Bottom line: There is a reason why this Trek is so cheap on DVD and the TV episodes so pricey. Go buy "All good things..." on DVD, and revisit the magic that has so tragically gone out of this series that had been so dear to me, and let this turkey lie.
It just seemed so....cheesy. Especially the ending. None of the characters came across as very real, unlike the ones in the old movies (with Kirk, Spock, etc.)
If you're considering seeing this movie, I advise you, for the love of God DON'T! See the old ones first, and then if you're courageous try to make it through this one without falling asleep.
On the other hand, this latest (last?) Trek installment did leave this reviewer with several questions. Why did Wesley Crusher show up at First Officer William Riker and Counselor Diana Troi's pre-wedding banquet (see TheNextGeneration episode "Journey's End") ? What is Worf doing on board the Enterprise-E (see DeepSpaceNine series ender "What You Leave Behind II") ? And with Data ceasing to exist as a sentient being (he is said to have been killed off though he never in fact lived) and hence unable to assume the role of Second in Command, who then would assume Riker's role - Geordi, Worf, or someone else?
Part of the blame for this movie's dismal box office performance must rest with the studio, both for releasing it up against "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and deleting at least 41 minutes of filmed material. Having said all this, the movie itself comes up somewhat short indeed. The main flaw seems to be that it never sufficiently delves into the cause(s) for Shinzon's anger and enmity towards Picard and the whole human race. After all, was it not the Romulans who treated him so shabbily all these years?
It is far from certain if a feature-length story featuring DSN characters will be made, either with a few crossover characters from TNG or none. However, given the unexpectedly weak showing at the box office for this film and the less-than spectacular track record of its preceding films (only one is said to have reached the US$100M threshold) it is highly unlikely that there will be any more Star Trek theatrical movies; The Wrath of Khan, a film from which this one is unjustly accused of ripping off, nearly became a non-theatrical movie.
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One of the best unaltered time line Star Trek movies ever. The movies ending was a real shocker, didn't expect Data to die at all. Nice addition to my collection.Published 9 months ago by Rob Buhler
This is a good Star trek movie that keeps you on edge through the movie.Published 20 months ago by D. R. Fox
Not as bad as others make it out to be, the last of the Star Trek The Next Generation movies gives the crew a fairly good send-off.Published on June 23 2013 by Michael Rice
This one will help to complete the series for these movies for me on DVD I have tried for sometime to complete this series and I am finding that it is as good as a number od the... Read morePublished on May 13 2013 by Clarence Huibers
This third(and presumably final,but who knows?)voyage for the crew of The Next Generation,is,in my mind,arguably the best of the Star Trek Series. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2007 by falcon
This has to be one of the best Star Trek films to date. Its right up there with 2 and 6 which is what I believe to best of the whole series. Read morePublished on March 22 2005
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