M'rk, son of Mogh wrote:
And I will NEVER understand how they could hire an action movie editor to direct a science fiction movie.
He directed a couple of other action movies. It's not like he had NO experience.
Besides, Trek hired sci-fi actors
to direct feature length movies. You have to start somewhere, don't you?
Yeah, Executive Decision and US Marshals. Those were not entirely bad, but for a science fiction movie, you need someone who has a sense for visuals, and not only for action. This lack of sense becomes apparent every time in the movie. "Alien planet environment? Let's just put a yellow filter on the lens." is only one example.
Paramount hired sci-fi
actors to direct, but only after they had already done sci-fi episodes to test the waters. And since these actors came from the show, they knew the characters.
Nemesis would have been a lot better had Frakes directed it.