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Star Trek: Nemesis, based on the universe created by Gene Roddenberry: a Film Review

Synopsis:

The Romulans are debating the terms of peace and alliance with Reman, the planet that the Romulans have enslaved for millenia.  As the debate continues the crew of the Enterprise are sent to aid in the negotiations by the Federation.

As they head to their mission the crew celebrates the marriage of Commander Riker and Counselor Troi.  While the crew celebrates a strange energy reading is detected on the edge of Romulan space.  When they investigate the group discovers an earlier version of Data named B-4.  They flee with the strange android as they are attacked by the native people.

When they arrive at the Romulan and Reman peace talks the Enterprise discovers that Data is not the only one that has a clone like creature.  Picard has been cloned in a secret mission to create high-ranking spies to infiltrate Starfleet.

What are they all to do when Picard is captured by his clone?  And how is the Enterprise crew supposed to negotiate peace when they, themselves, are in just as much danger?

General Information:

-Genre: Science-Fiction

-Creator: based on the universe created by Gene Roddenberry

-Length: 117 minutes

-Rating: PG (for mild violence and gore, very mild profanity, mild frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (Buy/Rent), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis,

-Page of Reference in RP1: 25

Review (contains spoilers):

I just…yikes.

This is not how The Next Generation should have ended.  With a whoosh of relief after getting through this film.  You know its bad when your cast found it a disappointment to act in. and they say it even 20 some odd years later.

I felt like there was potential with the plot.  The clones/duplicates, the idea and search for peace…a little bit of the Khan idea with the blood being the key to saving whoever.

But when you focus so much on the villains and not on the thing people are coming to see the movie for: the INCREDIBLE crew of the Enterprise, things are bound to fall apart. And quickly.

There isn’t much more to say about this.  There are honestly episodes of The Original Series that I would rather rewatch than watch this movie again. Yep. That sounds about right to me.

Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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