En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.
|Release Date||:||December 13, 2002|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Shannon Cochran, Dina Meyer, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Stuart Baird, Alan Dale, Bryan Singer, David Ralphe|
|Plot Keywords||:||clone, assassination, ambush, federation, starfleet, enterprise-e, romulus, android, senate, self sacrifice, telepathy, weapon, romulans, space opera|
As far as I can remember, no Star Trek movie got passed the critics without being called "a shame for the francise" or "the worst trek movie ever". Hardcore fans especially are very conservative and don't accept any new ideas.
"Nemesis" has some serious problems: the scenario was taken out of nowhere and has little to no connection to the TNG series or the other movies. The forced hints given by some characters like Janeway or Shinzon ("like your borg friends would say...") do not help, they're making things worse. Also, there is not much room for the other characters like Geordi or Crusher, even Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis aren't allowed to make much of their roles. The worst of all is the telephatic duel between Deanna and the reman viceroy: it just doesn't fit into the Star Trek universe.
But in the end, "Nemesis" is not all bad. Steward and Spiner are doing a wonderful job, Tom Hardy is also good as Shinzon and Ron Perlman adds yet another dying character to his filmography. The battle between the Enterprise and the Scimitar is pretty good, with many callbacks to the one between the original ship and the Reliant in 'Wrath of Khan'.
To me, the most satisfying thing was the ending: There will be no more movies with the TNG crew, so it was very important for me to see how their story continues. And it does continue, the journey to the final frontier goes on. And that ain't bad!