Missed opportunities to revisit old characters

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by alpha_leonis, May 10, 2014.

  1. The Overlord

    The Overlord Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 26, 2010
    I was kinda of annoyed that none of the prominent Romulan characters from TNG appeared in Nemesis. In the earlier seasons of TNG, Tomalak was built up as Picard's Romulan counterpart, it have been nice to see him again in the movie.
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    In the months before the movie's release, IMDb claimed that every single one of them would (along with every prominent Romulan from DS9 and VGR too). Which just goes to show how ridiculous IMDb can sometimes be.
  3. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 22, 2005
    But she's an important elder female who has an established personal link to Spock: a key point (or passing point) in Amok Time is that Kirk and McCoy are surprised to see her at Spock's ceremony, as they'd had no idea he (or his family) were that well connected.
    So it would make sense for her to be there, though not necessarily to conduct this particular ceremony. But with the actress gone, Nimoy might as well just use a new character.
    Last edited: May 31, 2014
  4. King Bob!

    King Bob! Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Tomalak always seemed more like a bumbling moron to me. :shrug:
  5. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

    Jun 9, 2013
    The Captain's Table
    I agree. He always seemed more like a Romulan Biff Tannen than a legitimate foil for Picard, and one of the least interesting Romulan characters to ever appear in Star Trek. Jarok, N'vek, Donatra and the two Romulan Commanders from TOS were much more intriguing.

    As far as missed opportunities go, it would have been interesting if Stephen Collins had been able to reprise Will Decker on Voyager, as was rumored before The 37's came out.

  6. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    That would have been a nice nod to the original pilot. They'd have had to give her a proper name, though, or she would have been "Admiral Number One." :p
  7. Steve Gennarelli

    Steve Gennarelli Lieutenant Newbie

    Feb 5, 2017
    I have read just in the past couple of years that there was some consideration of having Roger C. Carmel reprise his Harry Mudd role in "Star Trek IV"....the speculation is he would have provided testimony on behalf of Kirk as Starfleet and the Klingons debated Kirk's fate.
    Not sure why the idea got dropped, maybe they were behind schedule...but as has been said earlier in this thread, it would have been a nice sendoff for Roger C Carmel who sadly passed away later on that year.
    Roger was at least scene reuniting with the crew when Gene Roddenberry got his Star on the Walk of Fame in the mid 80's.