The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

Director:

Stuart Baird

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), John Logan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... William Riker
Brent Spiner ... Data / B-4
LeVar Burton ... Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Worf
Marina Sirtis ... Deanna Troi
Gates McFadden ... Beverly Crusher
Tom Hardy ... Shinzon
Ron Perlman ... Viceroy
Shannon Cochran ... Senator Tal'aura
Dina Meyer ... Commander Donatra
Jude Ciccolella ... Commander Suran
Alan Dale ... Praetor Hiren
John Berg John Berg ... Senator
Michael Owen Michael Owen ... Helm Officer Branson
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Storyline

After a joyous wedding between William Riker and Deanna Troi, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew stumble upon a positronic signature which results in a prototype version of the android Data. Then the Enterprise is invited to Romulus to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulans by their new leader, Praetor 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 on account of 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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A nemesis will betray a generation, and their final journey will begin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Goofs

Shinzon's supposedly crooked teeth are straight in some shots, most notably when he conversing with his Viceroy after having dinner with Captain Picard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 dictate...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

Seven deleted scenes appear on the DVD edition with introduction by producer Rick Berman. In the intro, Rick Berman confirms that roughly 50 minutes of footage was trimmed from the original version. The seven deleted scenes make up about 17 minutes of this original footage and includes:
  • A private conversation between Picard and Data over a glass of wine.
  • Early introduction of Shinzon in the film (right after the wedding reception). This is the scene that includes the dialogue from the theatrical trailers, "But in darkness there is strength...(Viceroy)" and "The time we have dreamed of is at hand... the mighty Federation will fall before us...(Shinzon)."
  • The second rape scene of Counselor Troi in a turbolift.
  • A scene of Picard walking with Troi down a corridor and Troi explaining to him that he and Shinzon are two different people. This scene includes the line from the trailer, "It was like a part of me had been stolen...(Picard)."
  • Sickbay getting ready for battle, a short dialogue between Dr. Crusher and Picard is shown.
  • Worf warning Picard about the Romulans just before they leave for Romulus. This scene includes the dialogue from the trailer, "I recommend extreme caution...(Worf)."
  • Original extended ending - A new First Officer is introduced on board the Enterprise and two funny moments are shown afterward. Instead of ending while the Enterprise is docked above Earth, this new ending shows the Enterprise flying away.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second Contact (2020) See more »

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The Mirror
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Composed, Conducted and Produced by Jerry Goldsmith
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Can't wait for the DVD!
30 April 2003 | by foo_fighter3See all my reviews

I loved it.

I used to be a real Trekky several years ago, but kind of grew out of it. This was the kind of Star Trek film I had been waiting to see. Much more involving than Insurrection and an intriguing story that I thought just got better as the film went on.

Brent Spiner did a masterful job with his two roles.

The special effects were like nothing I had ever seen from Star Trek before. They were brilliantly created and went beyond the typical Star Trek style effects which added extra depth to the film.

I have been told that many pure Star Trek fans did not like this film. And I agree that it seemed rather 'un-Star Trek' in many ways. But I think it was these un-Star Trek elements that really boosted this film.

It comes in at number 2 of my favorite Star Trek films. Second only to Wrath of Khan. Or perhaps a draw.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,513,305, 15 December 2002

Gross USA:

$43,254,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,336,470
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2.39 : 1
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