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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. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

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Stuart Baird

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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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On December 13th, the battle for Earth begins. 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek X See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,513,305, 15 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,254,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,312,826
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that Counselor Troi assumes the helm position of the Enterprise in a Star Trek movie. The first time was in Star Trek: Generations (1994). Both times, the Enterprise had been (or was about to be) heavily damaged. See more »

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Moments before the Enterprise rams into the Scimitar Geordi reports that the Scimitar's shields are still at 60%. If this were the case the Enterprise wouldn't be able to get that close to the Scimitar without severely damaging the ship, which of course doesn't happen until the actual collision. See more »

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[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 ...
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The Greatest Star Trek Film That Will Ever Be Made
8 November 2008 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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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