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Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty.

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After a joyous wedding between William Riker and Deanna Troi, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew stumble upon a mysterious signal which results in it being a prototype android who is the twin to Data. Then the Enterprise is invited to Romulus to negotiate peace with the Romulans by their new Praetor named Shinzon. However, Shinzon is revealed to be a clone of Picard who was raised on Remus, a slave planet to the Romulans. Later on, Picard discovers that this peace treaty was nothing more than a set-up due to the fact that Shinzon needs Picard in order to survive. But little do the Enterprise crew know that Shinzon also plans to do away with the Federation by unleashing a weapon that could destroy a whole planet. Written by Blazer346

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On December 13th, the battle for Earth begins. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and peril and a scene of sexual content | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,513,305 (USA) (13 December 2002)

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$43,119,879 (USA) (7 March 2003)
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This is the final film featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »

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After the collision between the Enterprise and the Scimitar, Shinzon orders his ship to back up, as if they were two cars crashed in a parking lot. The Enterprise remains stationary violating all laws of physics as the Scimitar backs away from the combined wreckage. See more »

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Commander: Senators, consider the opportunities for the Empire. At last, the destinies of the planets Romulus and Remus will be united. Shinzon of Remus is offering us a chance to make ourselves stronger than ever before. It would be madness to reject it. I beg you not to let prejudice or politics interfere with this Alliance. By joining Shinzon's forces with ours, not even the Federation will be able to stand in our way.
Praetor Hiren: That's enough! The decision has been made. The military does not ...
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Follows Star Trek: Generations (1994) See more »

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Cancion y Danza No 6
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Pretty Bad
27 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Star Trek: Nemesis is a poorly written, misogynistic film. The plot of Nemesis has the Enterprise traveling to Romulus. While there, they encounter (drum roll, please)... Picard's nemesis, Praetor Shinzon. Labored story arcs, idiotic plot twists, and poor dialogue ensue.

The main villain is a clone of Picard, which is supposed to make him more nemesis-y. There's a lot of illogical dialogue about how Picard could have turned out just like Shinzon, and vice-versa, and the evil in Shinzon is present in Picard, and the good in Picard is present in Shinzon, and so on. Whatever. I don't know a whole lot about cloning, and I know even less about cloning in the future, but isn't a clone is just a genetic replica of a person--an identical twin? The clone doesn't share any memories with the original person, or personality traits. Given that perspective, I found the whole We-are-the-same banter between Picard and Shinzon annoying. It seemed as though, lacking any more creative ideas, the writers reached into a bag of soap-opera clichés and pulled out the "evil twin" card.

Then there's B-4. I had been wondering what they would do about Data, now that he has emotions. Every Star Trek series has had a main character who's an outsider. The original series has Spock, Voyager has Seven-Of-Nine, Deep Space Nine has Odo, Enterprise has T'Pol, and The Next Generation has Data, who strove to become more human-like over the course of the series and finally acquired an emotion chip. But Data with emotions isn't as great a plot device as emotionless Data. So, B-4, an earlier Data prototype Shinzon somehow finds, is used as a way of "undoing" Data's evolution, returning him to his former, emotionless state. Why did they have to kill off Data and replace him with B-4? Couldn't they have made his emotion chip stop working? That could have been very interesting. Poor Data, having experienced the full gamut of human emotion, becomes an emotionless machine again when his chip malfunctions; he's aware of his loss, but unable to feel sadness over it. That would have been neat.

Also, the name B-4 is really annoying. I envision Star Trek versions of that old "Who's on First" joke:

Picard: Who had the previous shift? Riker: B-4. Picard: Yes, who was at that station before? Riker: B-4. Picard: Yes, tell me who had the previous shift?

Hilarity ensues.

That's not the only thing to dislike about this movie; its treatment of its female characters is offensive. Women are confined to the roles of mother/caretaker, bride, rape victim, and seductress. For example, Troi's major contributions to the plot are getting married, becoming the object of Shinzon's lust, and then being mentally raped by Shinzon and his fish-faced mentor. Sigh. Perhaps, in future Star Trek movies, women will be confined to their quarters, barefoot and pregnant, to keep them from being raped by space baddies. Eventually, Troi is able to, umm, "rape" Shinzon back, but that's just not good for anyone.

In summary, this film is just awful, and at times even offensive.


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