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Old November 25 2012, 09:50 AM   #55
Surak of Vulcan
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Re: Now That John Logan Has Proven Himself, What Went Wrong With Nemes

Frontier wrote: View Post
I, like most of the TNG actors, lay the blame at the feet of Stuart Baird. The director is a big part of a films success or failure.
I'll have to agree with this to an extent. Baird's directing, or lack thereof, played a part in the failure that was Star Trek: Nemesis.

However, there's also the fact that by the time Nemesis came around (2002, I believe) Star Trek had been running continuously since 1987. In that time, six films had been made, three series had run with seven seasons, and another (Enterprise) was airing. Frankly, I think everyone was just about tired of Star Trek. The way I saw it, Star Trek really lost it's steam around Voyager. Sure, there were a few gems with Voyager like Year of Hell, and then there was Enterprise, which is really a mixed bag for me, but the fact is Star Trek was over-saturated.

And the fact that it was a blatant Wrath of Khan rip-off. From the damaged Enterprise to Data's 'heroic' sacrifice, the few gems that were in that film were blotted out by sheer repetitiveness, or down-right awful scenes.

Also, they sang.
'Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk...'
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