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Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Nemesis

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Director: Stuart Baird

Cast: Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner

     
 

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With the re-releases of the Star Trek films as loaded two-disc sets, it's a bit of a surprise that 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis is only a single disc. Fortunately, Paramount has produced a fine disc that stands on it's own in this lengthy series. The image, framed at 2.35:1 and anamorphic (there is a cropped pan-and-scan version available separately) is

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With the re-releases of the Star Trek films as loaded two-disc sets, it's a bit of a surprise that 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis is only a single disc. Fortunately, Paramount has produced a fine disc that stands on it's own in this lengthy series. The image, framed at 2.35:1 and anamorphic (there is a cropped pan-and-scan version available separately) is nearly perfect. Black levels, which are far more prevalent than in others in this series, are dense and solid, while the use of color is perfectly realized. Detail is very strong in this transfer, and even the purposely washed-out scenes are a direct translation from the screen. Even better is the sound. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track is aggressive throughout, with exceptional use of the surrounds. Directional effects are almost alarming at times and completely effective. As mentioned, it's not a two-disc set, but there's still a number of good supplements added to this title. First up is a scene-specific commentary from director Stuart Baird, who readily admits he's not a Trekkie. In a hushed voice he goes over numerous detail in making the film and offers some interesting insight between lengthy gaps. Cast and crew interviews make up the four featurettes: "New Frontiers," "A Bold Vision," "A Star Trek Family's Final Journey" and "Red Alert! Shooting the Action of Nemesis." These would have been better as one long documentary since individually they feel rather light in content. Next up, at nearly 20 minutes, are some very nice deleted scenes and an alternate (though a bit cheesy) ending, some with introductions by Baird, producer Rick Berman, and actor Patrick Stewart. Finally, along with a decent, but short, photo gallery consisting of production drawings, paintings, and some production shots, are a few home video trailers for other Paramount titles, such as Deep Space Nine and The Hours. Strangely enough, the trailer for this film is not included.

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All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Using as a story template Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) -- the most popular and critically acclaimed entry in the long-running Star Trek franchise -- the tenth film in the sci-fi saga from Paramount Pictures is an entertaining, tightly paced action epic that doesn't quite live up to the high-water mark it's aping. Director Stuart Baird performs admirably given the budgetary constraints imposed by his corporate masters: the effects are fine, the sets and costumes suitably eye-pleasing, and a few performances are quite memorable, particularly guest star Tom Hardy as a scenery-chewing villain in the best Ming the Merciless/Khan Noonian Singh tradition. As usual, audiences are also treated to generous helpings of the genuinely funny, touching pas de deux that is Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard and Brent Spiner's Data, the yin-yang relationship that is at the heart of this enterprise, literally and figuratively. However, the real problem with all of the Next Generation stories remains the same. This particular incarnation is too top-heavy with characters and their respective plot lines, all shoehorned in to keep their respective costume-wearing fans satisfied. The original Trek wisely kept such day players as Chekhov, Sulu, Uhura, and Scotty mostly in the background, focusing primarily on the Freudian trio of McCoy, Spock and Kirk (has it ever been more obvious that three characters represented Id, Superego and Ego?). Here, every supporting player gets his or her moment in the sun, whether it's a couple of sarcastic quips (Worf) or an entire, energy-sapping subplot (Riker and Troi). Thus hobbled, even devoted fan and Oscar-winning screenwriter John Logan is forced to glance away too often from his main storyline, a credibility-straining but satisfyingly exuberant attempt to create protagonists as fiendishly clever and personal as the series' finest bad guys, the Borg. What works in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) works quite well, and that could cause the studio to remain understandably reluctant to tamper with success. But while recycling may be good for the bottom line, it doesn't yield blockbusters. Discovery is only ever the result of experimentation and exploration, of pushing boundaries and trying something new, of literally going where no one has gone before. What could be more appropriate for Star Trek than that?

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
UPC:
0097363389941
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Stuart Baird; Exclusive documentaries: "New Frontiers: Stuart Baird on Directing 'Nemesis,'" "A Bold Vision of the Final Frontier," "A Star Trek Family's Final Journey," "Red Alert! Shooting the Action of 'Nemesis'"; Deleted scenes; Photo gallery; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; English subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Stewart Captain Jean-Luc Picard
LeVar Burton Geordi LaForge
Brent Spiner Data/B4
Jude Ciccolella Commander Suran
Jonathan Frakes William Thomas Riker
Shannon Cochran Senator Tal'aura
Alan Dale Praetor Hiran
Robertson Dean Reman Officer
Michael Dorn Worf
Tom Hardy Shinzon
J. Patrick McCormack Commander
Gates McFadden Beverly Crusher
Dina Meyer Romulan Commander Donatra
Kate Mulgrew Kathryn Janeway
Michael Owen Helm Officer Branson
Ron Perlman Romulan Viceroy
David Ralphe Commander
Marina Sirtis Deanna Troi
Majel Barrett Computer
John Berg Senator
Whoopi Goldberg Guinan
Steven Culp Commander Madden

Technical Credits
Stuart Baird Director
Cherie Baker Art Director
Rick Berman Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Blackman Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Digital Domain Special Effects
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Marty Hornstein Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Peter Lauritson Co-producer
John Logan Original Story,Screenwriter
Junie Lowry-Johnson Costumes/Costume Designer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Dallas Puett Editor
Ronald R. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
David Sardi Asst. Director
Brent Spiner Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Westmore Makeup
Jim Wolvington Sound/Sound Designer
Don Woodruff Art Director
Herman Zimmerman Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Conspiracy
2. Blue Skies
3. Positronic Signature
4. Unsafe Velocities
5. Sailing Into the Unknown
6. Memory Download
7. Predator
8. Praetor Shinzon
9. Allegiance
10. Not Quite Human
11. Violation
12. The Echo Over the Voice
13. Escape
14. Rate of Decay
15. Battle Stations
16. But Through a Glass Darkly
17. Romulan Assistance
18. Remember Me?
19. Brace for Impact
20. Worth Dying For
21. Face of the Enemy
22. Journey's End
23. New Horizons
24. Credits

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Star Trek: Nemesis 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent movie but not the way I would have liked to have seen the TNG crew end. The movie was VERY sad and not just the end - the whole thing. I really didn't like how they handled the wedding of Ryker and Deeana, either. And after this movie there is no way the captain didn't need psychological counseling! It would have been a great episode or movie within a series of films, but a terrible way to end :(
Guest More than 1 year ago
Possibly the final Star Trek: The Next Generation Movie is out for those who want to take it home. If you are looking for a lot of special features, don't look here for it is well known that Paramount just doesn't put too many extra stuff on their DVD's. My advice is to wait for the special edition and not to waste it on the first version.
Mesha More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Star Trek movies and I reccomend it to all of my friends.
DarthVaderReturns More than 1 year ago
this movie ended the TNG movie series it went out with one big bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was by far my favorite S.T. movie...the whole reason for this being Tom Hardy's portrayal of Shinzon. Of course, all of the other characters were their lovable selves, but Shinzon was lovably evil. There were lots of surprises awaiting us in this movie, and I found it overall to be very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great movie filled with action. It has a great plot. If you've never seen it, you should. They kill one main character, and give the Enterprise-E a real beating, but still it is a great movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie had eveything! Action, humor, sex and and heaping helping of what makes Star Trek so good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally Star Trek seems to have an open mind about those great, well-known writers and directors. As for special effects and action. WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION! The story between Picard and his nemesis is awesome and Stuart Baird, although very limited in his Star Trek knowledge, uses that to his greatest advantage in creating this movie, which is the best since First Contact and The Undiscovered Country.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this because I am a BIG Star Trek:TNG fan. I new that there would be a marriage soon. I was disapointed because it seemed to be a story about one person's vengence against another. It had the other members of the crew but they didn't seem to have a big of part of the stroy as in the other movies. The ending was interesting. I will add it to my Star Trek collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie i saw it in theaters. It was an excellent movie with a suprise ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it! What else is there to say? I think both the story and the action even out nicely. Even though Frakes didn't direct this time around, it was still a great effort by Stuart Baird (who previously directed two other films-Executive Decision and US Marshals-both of which I personally didn't enjoy that much). This can be your first Star Trek film/episode you've ever seen and you'd still enjoy OR you could be a die hard Trekkie and love it all the more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new film has it all.From lafs to crying to action.Truly one of the best Star Treks ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Nemesis opening night and I thought it deserved 4 stars. I am getting ready to buy it on DVD. I love the movie. It was heck of alot better than Generations and better than First Contact. I give it 4 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my god!!! A must see movie, a flawless act for Tom Hardy who plays Shinzon, Pacards clone. If this is the last Ster Trek Generation movie they went out on a good key. This movie pulls you in to the story, you don't feel like your watching it but, in it and interacting with the characters. Once again ''all hail Tom Hardy'' an actor who will one day take over the gramies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a director that never saw Star Trek, this is a well develop film. Hardy plays Picard's clone very well. This goes down as the top 3 trek film ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was an awesome movie, it had a cool story and good action, the one thing i didnt like was that they didnt have worf do enough in the movie, in my opinion worf is one the best star trek characters ever and it was almost a waste to put him in this movie, they didnt even explain why he was there, at the end of deep space 9 they had him become the klingon ambassador so why is he all the sudden back on the enterprise, and what was wesley crusher doing at the wedding, i thought they wrote him out of the show in the last season of the series. but the scene where the enterprise rammed the other ship was awesome. it totally bummed me out that they killed data, i just hope they dont make data's retarded look alike become a new data, all in all it was a solid movie, patrick stewart as always was great, and the wedding scene was entertaining especially data's song and dance number
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boring. This movie sucks, don't waste your time. Patrick should have taken the big plunge on the torpedo. And why does anyone care that Wesley was back in the flick? I think they showed him for, like, what? .3 seconds? COME ON GIVE IT A BREAK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riddled with plot holes, poor character motivation, and horrid cliches -- not just one, but TWO evil twins -- this film was a disappointment in the theaters and doesn't improve upon subsequent viewings. The cinematography and editing may be better than in the two Jon Frakes TNG movies, but a dreadful story and ridiculous villains are this film's true nemeses. Only for completists or people with nothing better to do on a rainy Saturday night.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Watched this on DVD with my adult son over Christmas. Decided I needed to add it to my collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The problem with the previous two next generation films was a more episodic rather than cinematic treatment. Plus we have never seen Remus before and now we know why! Tom Hardy was great and Marina Sirtis finally got to do more than 'I sense Danger!' She gave the Enterprise her best shot and put the Vice-Roy in his place! One question; do the Romulans have any clues to the Remans telepathic capabilities?