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Star Trek X: Nemesis

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Stuart Baird

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Plot Summary

The tenth film in Paramount's highly lucrative sci-fi franchise is also positioned as the last for the entire original Next Generation crew. En route to the honeymoon of William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) to Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receive energy readings identical to those uniquely emitted by the positronic brain of android crew member Data (Brent Spiner). Upon investigation, they discover the disassembled parts of an identical android named B4, an early prototype of Data himself, now scattered on the surface of a remote world. As they reassemble B4, the crew receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon (Tom Hardy), who claims to seek détente with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. As commander of the closest starship to Romulus, Picard is ordered there to negotiate with Shinzon. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus (the residents of which are vampire-like creatures that dwell on the perpetually dark side of their home world), and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself. It soon becomes clear that Shinzon has lured the Enterprise to Romulus using B4 as bait and that his sinister ulterior motives include the destruction of Earth. A vicious battle between the Enterprise and Shinzon's powerful warship ensues, resulting in heartbreaking heroics and a devastating casualty. Star Trek: Nemesis was written by long-time Trek fan and Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan. Regular cast members Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, and Whoopi Goldberg co-star with Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, and Steven Culp.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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37%
  • Reviews Counted: 158
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 99
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As lo-fi as the special effects are, the folks who cobbled Nemesis together indulge the force of humanity over hardware in a way that George Lucas has long forgotten. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: As spent screen series go, Star Trek: Nemesis is even more suggestive of a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up -- and there's nothing to drink. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: John Logan clones Enterprise skipper Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), geek-relatable android Data (Brent Spiner), and -- less successfully -- 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. – Alex Pappademas, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Stewart instead lends integrity and wry stoicism to Nemesis, but the movie is unworthy of him. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 6, 2003

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Customer Reviews

One of the Best Star Trek movies

I don't know what that one guy is talking about when he says that Nemesis "rewrote Romulan history." It did no such thing. Very little was known about the history of the Romulans prior to this movie; in fact all that was really known for sure was that they were distant cousins of the Vulcans who left their home thousands of years ago because they rejected the teachings of Surak. This movie does not contradict that. Perhaps that guy is confusing something he read in some fan fiction somewhere for canon, I don't know. Nemesis is my personal favorite of the TNG-era movies, even though it may not be the best. Mind you, it COULD have been the best, but Stuart Baird was an incompetent director who knew nothing about Star Trek and cut out important scenes from what was in fact a superb script by John Logan, in order to focus more on sex, action, and "kewl xploshunz." Some of the best scenes of the movie are unfortunately only available in the deleted scenes section of the special features DVD. Nevertheless, this is a great movie, with compelling, important themes about the nature of human existence and moments that are deeply moving emotionally--as well as just fun. If you are a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, or even a casual sci-fi fan, you will probably enjoy this movie. If you're a Niner or one of those folks that rejects everything after TOS, however...this is probably not for you.

someone who doesnt attend conventions

I have seen all the star trek movies, but I do not consider myself a "trekkie". Therefor, I will rate Nemesis on cinematics and plot rather than accuracy to romulan history (seriously....). I felt the movie was sub-par when compared to other Patrick Stewart movies and that the ending was very dissapointing if it truely is the last movie of the "next gen" series. The visual effects were of course top of the line just as all ST films have been. And for once the plot was not the same as every other movie where the enterprise must save a helpless species from the ruthless onslaught of another race. This one became alot more personal for the captain which makes much of the action more unpredictable. I recomend this movie for anyone who is a fan, or anyone who just wants to see things blow up too, I just hope there is another to tie up the loose ends.

cash cow

If you have seen most of the other trek films, you realize this is a caricature of a trek film, everything has been done before...evil human, super weapon, self sacrifice, nebula like area...trek 2, ship that can fire while cloaked trek 6, shields collapsing...all of them. This was clearly just an attempt to milk the trek cow for a bit more $$$. Formulaic and flat...we have seen it all before. (but still better than 5)

Star Trek X: Nemesis
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2002

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