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Old February 25 2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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Re: What sunk the TNG movie franchise: Insurrection or Nemesis?

For me it was Insurrection. I lost quite of bit of interest in the franchise after that debacle.

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The problem with Insurrection was that the story wasn't worth doing as a movie.

It was a big "WHO CARES"?

I don't understand why they just didn't dump it and start over with a new story.
Well the problem is the writer was Michael Pillar, who is a TV writer, not a movie writer, that is why the film seems more like an episode. The movie reflected ideas that Pillar was interested at the time.
Well, there were two things that were completely out of Piller's control:

1) Stewart and Spiner had creative input.

2) Paramount had locked in a release date before Piller was ever hired to write the movie.

Star Trek: Insurrection was a total team failure as far as I'm concerned.
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