If one is good, two must be better. That must be the philosophy driving the 10th installment in the big-screen Star Trek franchise. Nemesis doubles its pleasure by cloning two characters and borrowing heavily from earlier films in the series -- but that doesn't necessarily make the end product twice as good. The movie reunites all of the major characters from The Next Generation for a film Hollywood sources say will be the last in the series. I hope the rumors prove false, because Nemesis … more
Star Trek Nemesis isn’t new by any means… In fact I vaguely recall checking it out back in 2003 when it first arrived on DVD and though it did nothing to offend, the prose hadn’t really stuck out in memory either. As such I recently added the DVD to my collection in effort to complete my tour of the Star Trek motion pictures. It has the distinction of being the tenth major motion picture of the Star Trek franchise despite the fact that Roman Numerals in the titles … more
There has been a lot of bad mouthing over the years as to how the TNG crew went out in the final Berman-Era Trek film, with the loss of Data as well as having too much action. I say, what's not to like? Nemesis was full of everything that Star Trek had over the years; story, action and a half decent plot. If anything killed this movie, it was B4. Fans probably would have been fine with a final conflict with the Romulan Empire, which somehow would end on a good note. Instead, … more
Star Trek Nemesis isn't new by any means... In fact I vaguely recall checking it out back in 2003 when it first arrived on DVD and though it did nothing to offend, the prose hadn't really stuck out in memory either. As such I recently added the DVD to my collection in effort to complete my tour of the Star Trek motion pictures. It has the distinction of being the tenth major motion picture of the Star Trek franchise despite the fact that Roman Numerals in the titles used to identify the films fell … more
It was a good five years in between Star Trek movies. Insurrection was out in late 98 and Nemesis was out in 2002. With that time off you could swear some creative juices would be flowing to make the long awaited new Star Trek film a success right?.....They do not. The last of the movies with the Next Gen cast has a story written by a long time Trek fan but directed by a newcomer in hopes that the "new" energy that Harve Bennet and Nicholas Meyer brought … more
Pros: Patrick Stewart and the great TNG Cast Cons: Numerous Plot Holes, dull pacing, and nothing new. The Bottom Line: Nothing new here, and a bad send off for 15 years of great work by the TNG cast. Star Trek Nemisis Review In what is being billed as a "Generations Final Journey" The cast and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E warp onto the big screen this … more
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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In STAR TREK: NEMESIS, based on the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION television series, the USS Enterprise is gearing up for a challenging mission. While responding to a call from the Romulan neutral zone, the crew comes across a signal on the nearby planet Remus. It turns out to be Data's (Brent Spiner) less advanced brother, B-4 (also played by Spiner). Soon thereafter, Picard is confronted by Shinzon (Tom Hardy), who makes an offer of peace on behalf of the Romulans. As Starfleet enters into negotiations, they realize this treaty may have a twist. Shinzon presents himself as a clone of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), and as a simultaneous friend and foe. Though the baby faced Shinzon wears an intimidating shiny black metallic suit of armor, and spits his words through a nasty sneer, he is clearly no match for Picard. Meanwhile Data has a nifty side project debugging his clone, whose intentions are not as innocent as they may seem. As tension mounts between the crew of the Starship Enterprise ...