Language, dude, language ...
I'll go on record as never having had a problem with Kirk's death as shown in Generations. I agree Nemesis was poor all around, though.
I can respect your opinion I guess, but Kirk's death was totally unnecessary and reeked of a desire to "kill" TOS in the minds of the viewers. Except that he's the most legendary character in the entire franchise IMO. You can't kill off a character so engrained within it. Everything was forgivable to me (even the Enterprise's destruction) except his death.
As for Nemesis, well the whole thing was like killing Kirk 10 times in a row.
As for the picture quality, it looked pretty damn good to me. I kept hearing how it was "grainy all the way through," but it was only the planet scenes that looked that way on my TV. The scenes on the Enterprise were as sharp and crystal clear as can be.
I finally sat down to watch this episode, and I have to agree with you. It's only the planet scenes that are grainy. However, it is very heavy grain. I'm wondering if this is due to damage of the original negatives?