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 Cochrane 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
It was generally believed that Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) was offered a cameo in the earliest draft of the movie's script, but was unable to commit when she got a role on Boston Public (2000). The cameo was supposedly given to Kate Mulgrew (Admiral Kathryn Janeway) instead. However, during a 2014 Star Trek convention, Ryan admitted that the studio had offered her a much larger role, which would have replaced an unspecified character in the film. She passed on the opportunity, not wanting to take a break from Boston Public (2000) already, and also out of fear of being typecast. But her biggest concern, was that her presence in the movie would make no sense, as her character didn't know anyone from the Next Generation crew. The studio then offered her a cameo as a guest at Riker and Troy's wedding in the beginning, which she also refused because that would make even less sense. A cameo for Admiral Janeway was created instead. See more »
During the Briefing en route to Romulus, Data advises the Senior Staff about the planet Remus, and he describes Remus as being in a tidally-locked orbit around its sun (meaning one side of the planet always faces its sun) and because of the extreme temperatures on the day side, the Remans live on the dark side of the planet. In a planet that is tidally-locked to its sun like Remus, the dark side would technically also have extreme temperatures as well, on the cold side. The most ideal habitable zones on a planet like Remus would not be the dark side of the planet, but actually the terminator sides (where it transitions from day to night) as temperatures on those sides of the planet would be temperate and most optimal for most forms of life. 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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This movie is one big lost opportunity. The budgets for the films just get bigger and bigger, and the plots just get worse and worse. When I saw Insurrection, I thought it was a decent movie but certainly a huge drop from First Contact. I simply assumed that the next film would be better, as has been the pattern with Star Trek films. Now after seeing Nemesis, Insurrection is magnificent by comparison. The problem with this film is there's no passion, and it shows in the whole production. The writer-director team seem to have aimed very, very low. The filmmakers were just trying to make a little self-enclosed film without any substance. The most potential is at the end of a saga, where you can put anything and everything at stake. Instead, the writer just rewrote Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for the TNG cast, and by his own admission to boot! The people who currently control the franchise have no interest in creating a bold, emotional or epic story. At this point, they are mindlessly cranking out material simply to continue the franchise.
Anyone who has been following the TNG series could have come up with a better way to wrap up the entire TNG saga that beats the pants off of this sorry excuse for a film.
But it looks like that will never happen, as it has been quietly mentioned that this will be the last TNG movie. A horrible shame, as the plot threads remain open, and could easily be closed in an epic and meaningful way.
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