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Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

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

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On their way to William Riker and Deanna Troi's honeymoon, the Enterprise is sent near the Neutral Zone to Romulan space, and picks up a prototype twin of the android Data. Immediately, they are further sent to Romulus, where the new Praetor, Shinzon, a human cloned from Captain Picard who lives on the slave planet Remus, appears to want peace with the Federation. But then the crew detects a break-in on their computer systems, and Picard is captured by the Remans because Shinzon needs him as his only matching supplier of genetic material. Picard and the Enterprise can escape, only to find themselves battling Shinzon's completely cloaked Warbird, who is after the complete destruction of Earth. Written by 42/103

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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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Star Trek X  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$43,119,879 (USA) (7 March 2003)
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In order to get the job of directing the film, Stuart Baird did uncredited reediting work on two other Paramount films, Mission: Impossible II (2000) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). See more »

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Lt. Commander Worf, having been promoted to this rank in Star Trek: Generations, should be wearing the correct rank pips on his collar. However, he is shown throughout the film only wearing 2 pips, his former rank of Lieutenant. Lt Cmdr Worf is, in fact, wearing the three pips signifying his rank as Lieutenant Commander. The third pip is difficult to notice because of his goatee. 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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Both the letter 'R' in 'Trek' and the second 'E' in 'Nemesis' are presented backward within the words in order to introduce the idea of a mirror image. See more »

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References Event Horizon (1997) See more »

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Boldly Going Into Dark Territory...
10 February 2003 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This was a very different Star Trek film mainly due to its dark tone. Despite mainstream belief, I think 'Insurrection' was a beautifully written film and despite the simple story, it worked nicely as the characters were having fun.

This film is very serious and although I don't like action films, this movie was pretty intense thanks to its villain. The characters aren't having fun at all which I think detaches the audiences a little cause it's not a fun adventure. The stakes in this film are more personal to the characters so there's no time for the regular jokes once the story kicks in as there's too much at stake.

That aside, this film is handsomely produced with a great production design and has some exciting conflict between Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his nemesis, Shinzon (Tom Hardy). The face off between the two characters in the final 30 minutes is very exciting.

The performances where all brilliant in the film and I hope to see the full version of the film on DVD as I think the mind rape suffered by Troi (Marina Sirtis) could have been further explored.

Why this film failed at the box-office was the timing. You don't release a Star Trek film 5 days before Lord of the Rings. L.O.T.R. is more popular than Star Trek right now but this film could have re-ignited the franchise if people went and saw it. Delaying its release in Australia was a good idea as this has given it a no. 1 spot on opening weekend which it deserves despite an almost non-existent marketing campaign here.

It wasn't a bad film by any means and I think the critics didn't like it because it was so dark and that there's little sense of fun.

I think 'Nemesis' is a very worthy chapter in the Star Trek franchise. It took a while to reach Australian audiences but most of us believe it was well worth the wait. 8 out of 10


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