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Star Trek: Nemesis [2002] (2 discs)

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Director:Stuart Baird
Writer:John Logan
Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:116 minutes
(1 hour 56 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Star Trek
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:37%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The promise of peace with Romulus brings the Enterprise to talks with the new praetor.


Reaction: Good action sequences but this movie could have done with a few more character moments.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Do you think this is a wise course of action, sir?"
"We're about to find out, Data."

Select Cast and Crew
Stuart Baird => Director / Scimitar Computer Voice (uncredited)
John Logan => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Rick Berman => Producer
Alan Dale => Praetor Hiren
Brent Spiner => Lt. Commander Data / B-4
Bryan Singer => Kelly (uncredited)
Dina Meyer => Commander Donatra
Gates McFadden => Dr. Beverly Crusher
J. Patrick McCormack => Commander
Jonathan Frakes => Captain William T. Riker / Commander
Jude Ciccolella => Commander Suran
Kate Mulgrew => Admiral Kathryn Janeway
LeVar Burton => Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Majel Barrett => Enterprise Computer (as Majel Barrett Roddenberry) (voice)
Marina Sirtis => Counselor Deanna Troi-Riker
Michael Dorn => Lt. Commander Worf
Patrick Stewart => Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Ron Perlman => Reman Viceroy Vkruk
Shannon Cochran => Senator Tal'aura
Tom Hardy => Praetor Shinzon
Whoopi Goldberg => Guinan (uncredited)
Wil Wheaton => Wesley Crusher

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Denise Crosby discussed with executive producer Rick Berman the possibility of using her [Star Trek: The Next Generation] character Sela in the film, but they could not work out a way to properly fit the character into the movie.
  • Every previous [Star Trek] series gets some sort of mention or reference. There's a maneuver named for Captain Kirk from [Star Trek]. There is mention of the Dominion War from [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]. Captain Janeway from [Star Trek: Voyager] has a cameo. And one of the ships that the Enterprise was to rendezvous with is the USS Archer, named for the captain in [Enterprise].
  • Jude Law was originally considered for the role of Shinzon
  • Instead of choreographing actors throwing themselves across the sets to simulate impacts, sets like the Enterprise-E bridge were built on gimbals to provide the shudder.
  • The four year interval between this film and Star Trek: Insurrection was the longest between [Star Trek] films. That record got smashed when Paramount didn't release Star Trek until 2009, seven years after this one.
  • Riker comments that he first saw Data on the Holodeck trying to whistle a tune, but cannot remember which tune. This refers to the [Star Trek: The Next Generation] episode, {"Encounter at Farpoint"}, and the tune was {Pop Goes the Weasel}.
  • Shinzon means "heart" in Chinese (Manderin).
  • The farewell scene in Picard's ready room, near the end of the movie, had to be re-shot after Patrick Stewart unintentionally started crying.
  • The Enterprise's Sickbay in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection is a redressed sickbay from [Voyager]. After [Star Trek: Voyager] stopped filming, the Enterprise suddenly got a different sickbay.
  • Patrick Stewart was paid nearly as much for this movie as he made in the entire run of [Star Trek: The Next Generation]