I had several idea for Nemesis which I think would have improved the film's reception 1. What if, Nemesis was the film released in 1998, instead of INS. Star Trek still had clout during the mid to late 90s. INS is largely blamed for pouring cold water on the franchise and having nothing new to say. 1998: One year after Titanic broke every record and one year before Star Wars would return for the Prequel movies. Star Trek releasing another big, go-get'em action film, instead of a sleepy victory lap film. I think would have gone a long way to keep the franchise burning longer. 2. Make NEM a Dominion War film. Shinzon is now a Changeling of Picard. Instead of a Romulan clone. That was created for an abandoned infiltration plot that never really made sense in the movie proper. The Remans are another genetically engineered race created by the Founders. Like the Vorta and the Jem'Hadar. The details of the movie would play out the same. Minus the blood transfusion and B-4 subplots. With Picard engaging in philosophy duels (about duty, ideals, exploration/expansion and war) with an shapeshifter who has both stolen his face and voice. 3. The ENT-E crew would get their big Dominion War contribution. Since they missed it on the small screen. A fleet of Starships in a battle. Like was originally planned in NEM. The plot to destroy Earth will make sense now. The Shinzon Shapeshifter will still degrade and have his body breakdown, just like in the movie. The cause will be an unknown pathogen (the morphogenic virus from DS9 season 7). Data still gets his big sacrifice moment. You can end the film with the ENT-E at DS9. Have Picard and Sisko talk about the nature of war and how much potential is lost with every shot fired and every reported casualty. End the film with Sisko or an Admiral thanking the crew for their service but reminding them that the war isn't won. Just a few ideas to take a film that has some solid scenes but executing them in a different time and movie going climate. NEM's 2002 release put it in the same arena as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Lord of the Rings The Two Towers for the winter months. During the summer, Spider-Man 1 and Star Wars Episode II ruled the box office. 1998 was Trek's last shot (at the time) for relevance and intrigue with the general audience.