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Star Trek: Nemesis
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Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, Whoopi Goldberg
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Paramount Pictures
Web Site: nemesis.startrek.com
Kiddie Movie: If they're a sci-fan sure, if not, leave them at home.
Date Movie: If she's a Trekkie bring her along.  If not, be prepared to have to take her to see "Maid in Manhattan" afterwards.
Gratuitous Sex: A sexy scene with Riker and Troi, but clothes stay on.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of things blow up and aliens get shot.
Action: Lots of ships chasing each other.
Laughs: Your typical "Star Trek" one-liners.
Memorable Scene: Picard not doing what Shinzon figures he would do.
Memorable Quote: Too many one-liners to list.
Directed By: Stuart Baird
Produced By: Rick Berman

Star Trek: Nemesis
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:56 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Iíll never consider myself a "Trekkie." Hell, I donít even know if I spelled it write, but I have, for the most part, always enjoyed the "Star Trek" movie series. Sure, some movies were a little more hokey than others; sure, there is a huge contrast from the "James T. Kirk School of Overacting" portrayed by William Shatner, and the "Jean-Luc School of Shakespeare and Commanding a Starship" portrayed by Patrick Stewart; and sure, maybe Star Trek is losing its appeal, as iterated by the little Skippy in from of me at the concession counter, telling his mom "Nemesis" looks stupid and he doesnít even watch "Star Trek." Well you know what Skippy, no one really watched "Star Trek" when it originally came out, and no one really seems to admit to watching it now, but Iím guessing "Star Trek Nemesis" wonít do too lousy at the box office. My simple synopsis of this movie is that if you like a decent sci-fi adventure, "Nemesis" delivers.

The promos for the "Nemesis" say that "A Generations Final Journey Begins," hinting that this might be the last movie for the "Generations" crew, which will make me a little sad because as nostalgic as I am about the original crew, Iíve always felt the "Generations" crew were a little more believable as running a starship. Anyway, for this movie, everyoneís back. Stewart plays a slightly older Picard, Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Counselor Troi (Marina Sirtis) finally tie the knot, Brent Spiner gets to play two androids, Data and B-4, Levar Burton is the ever scientific Geordi, and Michael Dorn returns as Worf, seemingly ashamed of his physique. This time the problem is with the Romulans and Remans. A new man now leads the Romulans and Remans, Shinzon (Tom Hardy), who requests the Federation send Picard and crew on a peace-keeping mission to get the Romulans and Remans in the good graces of the Federation. Picard, as usual, is suspicious, and with good cause, because, of course, Shinzon has no place for peace in his heart, and honestly, had he just gone on his mission and not had his deep desire, and physical need, to meet Picard, well, he could have easily wiped out the people of Earth, died, and gone into the annals of history. Instead he lets his illness delay his master plan, an illness that can only be healed with the blood of Picard, and, well, you can guess that even as their ship is almost destroyed, the people of the Enterprise will save the day.

Thatís a quick synopsis, but much of this movie also deals with the society in which people grow up and how it shapes their belief system. I wonít go into it much or else Iíll give away an interesting plot point, but it does lend some thought to a movie which does have its share of action, things blowing up, and Riker and Deanna getting it on.

In the end I enjoyed "Star Trek Nemesis," although I found the ending a little hokey. This cast of characters always came across as more of a family that the original cast, and things were a little weepy as it appears the family is going to go their separate ways, including the lost of a love one, but we all know that if the movie makes enough money, somehow, all but the dead one, will be back for another adventure to save the universe. There was action, adventure, and the standard, cute, one-liners we always expect from a "Star Trek" movie, so Iíll just go and give "Star Trek Nemesis" 4 stars out of 5. I really enjoyed it, hokeyness and all.

Thatís it for this review! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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