^ And yet it still ends up being a massive amount of "WTF did I just watch?
" in a scene that really didn't add much to the story, nor was it necessary to write the script as such.
As for Shinzon being a "known warrior," you'd think Section 31 and the Tal Shiar would have some opinions about a cloned Starfleet officer who's rallying slaves around him + building a super-weapon. I'm thinking the opinions would be something like "eliminate it ASAP
Guess both parties were on vacation during the time leading up to the movie...
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