Re: Now That John Logan Has Proven Himself, What Went Wrong With Nemes
Honestly Data's death could have worked if it was done a bit better. The reason Spock's death scene worked so good is because we had a moment just before his death where not only Kirk feels his death but everyone does. It's the quintessential scene in all of Trek history. Instead in Nemesis he basically transports Picard away with no real emotion and no real goodbye. This is a character that they had built for 15 years at the time. And was the most popular and probably well built character of TNG. And his goodbye is just a look.
Again the reason it doesn't work is because they missed something in a draft. Which is basically what you can say about how the entire movie is written be it the relationship between Picard and Shinzon which falls flat because instead of being something interesting Shinzon is a typical bad Bond villain. The B4 and Data thing being a brother type relationship because after B4 is found out Data basically disowns him. Or the million other plot holes in the film.
"And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all of that... and perhaps more, only one of each of us. Don't destroy the one named Kirk"