Star Trek: Nemesis
Movie Stats & Links
||Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes,
Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden,
Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, Whoopi
||If they're a sci-fan
sure, if not, leave them at home.
||If she's a Trekkie
bring her along. If not, be prepared to have to take her
to see "Maid in Manhattan" afterwards.
A sexy scene with Riker and Troi, but clothes stay
||Lots of things
blow up and aliens get shot.
||Lots of ships
chasing each other.
||Your typical "Star
||Picard not doing
what Shinzon figures he would do.
one-liners to list.
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.
Star Trek: Nemesis
A Movie Review
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
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!!!