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Star Trek: Nemesis


Quick Take: After the Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan planet of Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a truce, the Federation soon find out the Romulans are planning an attack on Earth.

Baird, Stuart
Director

116 minutes
running time

2002
year released

Science Fiction
genre

PG-13
rating

Torifanís Rating...

Torifanís review: In what looks to be the final Star Trek film, this movie tied up a lot of loose ends but also left this die-hard Trek fan a bit devastated. As always I will try not to blow plot points in my reviews... but the climax of this film has left me very sad. Those of you who saw this film will know what I mean. The film deals with a clone of Captain Jean Luc Picard, who lived an opposite life from the captain on Remus (twin planet to Romulus, long time enemies of the Federation) and who is intent on destroying Earth, and more crucial for the clone, the captain himself. In my opinion this film was made for the die-hard Trek fans. An outsider would follow the plot but I saw a lot of points made that only the long term Next Generation fans would get. I started watching Star Trek: TNG the summer after I graduated from college. The show itself had ended and I saw it through reruns. I became quite a fan, and have since collected the entire series on tape. Star Trek: TNG was always very intelligent and meaningful programming to me; there was always a positive message at the end of the episode. Likewise, this movie is about rising above, and aspiring to a greater good. The plot was slow in parts, not as action-packed as First Contact (probably still my favorite TNG movie), but was still interesting. I am still reeling from the conclusion, which I found difficult to take. In essence, the heart of TNG is gone now, and I think this signals the end of the Star Trek films. It was a good run though, and we will always have the reruns of the old shows...

Cast:
Stewart, Patrick
Frakes, Jonathan
Spiner, Brent
Burton, LeVar
Dorn, Michael
Sirtis, Marina
McFadden, Gates
Hardy, Tom
Perlman, Ron
Cochran, Shannon


Emmanuel Lopez

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