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.
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochran makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
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
The existence of B-4 is consistent with the episode "Inheritance", is which it is said that Dr. Soong built three prototypes before Lore and Data. See more »
At the end of Picard's first meeting with Praetor Shinzon, Shinzon orders the lights to dim back to their original setting; however, the lights begin to dim when he says, "Computer," and before he gives the order for the lights to return to their normal setting. See more »
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.
That's enough! The decision has been made. The military does not ...
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There are no opening credits save the title. See more »
7 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 7 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).
Sick-bay 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.
The Greatest Star Trek Film That Will Ever Be Made
Riker and Troi have been married in the Earth custom and are on the way to Betazed to have their ceremony on Troi's native planet. Along the way, they discover two things: a prototype android that bears a striking resemblance to Data, and a young human warrior who bears a striking resemblance to Picard in his younger days. The ceremonies will have to wait, as the Romulan Empire has been brought to its knees.
Wow. That's the word to describe this one -- wow. I watched "Insurrection" not long ago, and found it to be a decent movie. For the fans who wanted to see the crew travel and explore, it was a nice treat. However, for those who paid to see it in theater... it was a slap in the face. We were treated to nothing we couldn't have seen for free on the average episode of the series. Why bother with a film if you're just going to showcase characters for no reason? "Nemesis" doesn't mess around. The Riker and Troi saga finally enters the next phase. Data's history is explored, and he goes on one of his greatest adventures yet (the "free float" in space scene is awesome). Picard must face himself, the ultimate adversary... this is a film that taps into the characters' personas as much as it gives us action. There's even some romance towards the end... wait for it.
Some of the other characters get sidelined (Worf and LaForge are pretty minor here) and Janeway from "Voyager" is brought in for no good reason. But it works. We are given the characters we want most and a story of the Romulans that was bound to happen. As great of villains as they've been, they've never been discussed to their fullest possibilities. This film changed that, thank goodness.
If you're not a "Trek" fan, this may not be for you. But you probably wouldn't pick it up in the first place if you weren't, would you? If you are a "Trek" fan and haven't seen it yet, you're missing out. "Generations" was good, "First Contact" was good. But this is by far, easily, without a doubt, the best "Next Generation" film that was made... and since I do not believe they'll ever return to the series, it's the film you'll want to remember these characters in... pure brilliance. Brent Spiner, who plays Data and also wrote the screenplay, should be commended -- where was his writing prior to this one? Oh, and Wesley Crusher shows up for about five seconds, too.
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