The highlights of Nemesis

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Botany Bay, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Botany Bay

    Botany Bay Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 23, 2004
    shores of Australia
    Can you believe it's been a decade since Nemesis?

    A few of us decided to put on the rose coloured glasses and look for all the good bits of NEM. Here's what we came up with...

    The theme music.
    The mirrored lettering.
    The new insights into Romulan and Reman culture.
    Tom Hardy and Patrick Stewart's acting.
    The Enterprise Transporter effect.

    Hmm...that's about it. Your highlights??
  2. The Overlord

    The Overlord Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 26, 2010
    The Credits. :rommie:
  3. MasuPu'a

    MasuPu'a Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2011
    Damn, you beat me to it. :lol:
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    I haven't seen the movie in 7-8 years. I'm currently working through the second season of Star Trek with my girlfriend. I figure we'll move onto Star Trek: The Next Generation next, after which we'll watch the features. It'll be the first time I've seen the ninth and tenth films in quite a while.

    (I know it won't turn her off to the series, because I already let her sample a few of the best episodes of DS9, which she wants to immediately watch, but I'm making her watch it in order, pedant that I am).
  5. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    Deanna in her nightgown all ready to pounce.
  6. sonak

    sonak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 13, 2007
    in a figment of a mediocre mind's imagination
    I like the wedding scene, the crew's first encounter with Shinzon in that room is pretty cool, the battle scenes are decent, the "Scimitar" is very cool looking
  7. G2309

    G2309 Captain Captain

    Feb 28, 2009
    I liked how they used Diana to track the Reman ship. It's good they gave her something useful to do.
  8. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    Lots of cool stuff really: improved CGI FX, larger scale story, New ships and Romulan/Reman ones at that, better production design than previous STNG movies(as well as the TOS ones), Seeing Romulus in all its glory, better starship battle scene by far than any ST movie other than STII up till that time..

  9. Vasquez Rocks

    Vasquez Rocks Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2002
    Vasquez Rocks
    Deanna and Will's wedding.
    The set for the Romulan senate.
    Brent Spiner's acting when Data deactivates B4.
    Tom Hardy's performance as Shinzon.
    End space battle between the Enterprise, Scimitar and Romulan Warbirds.
    Picard and Beverly's "Remember him." scene which has her sitting on his desk. :D
    Picard and Riker's farewell to each other.
    Data's funeral.
  10. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    It's not Insurrection. :lol:
  11. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Jan 4, 2003
    Hyrule Castle
    Careful, some of us might consider that to be a poor thing in Nemesis' favor :p
  12. Jetboogieman

    Jetboogieman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 21, 2011
    Deep space 69
    The only highlight for me was the credits and a hallelujah that the assault on all things Star Trek was suppose to be about was over.
  13. RyuRoots

    RyuRoots Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 23, 2009
    Everything that wasn't a part of the mindlessly inane main "plot" was really good. Visually it was fantastic, the score was wonderful, and there were some great character interactions and a good sense in general that the crew was close. The design of the Valdore is another thing that I personally love.

    It's just such a tragedy that all these wonderful elements go so horribly to waste. If only the Romulan movie had actually been about Romulans.
  14. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    After 15 years :guffaw:

    I liked that they finally used the Romulans on the big screen, though I wish they had stuck with them as the main bad guys.

    Overall, a good ST action movie. Not the best, but OK.
  15. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    The Enterprise in drydock with the TMP music.

    And... that's about it.
  16. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
  17. Destructor

    Destructor Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC
    One thing really stands out to me: there is a deleted scene (just absolutely stunning that it got cut) where Data and Picard have a short conversation about life, death, and time. It's beautiful and thoughtful and would certainly have not been out of place in any of the best TNG episodes. It ends when they clink their glasses together, toasting 'new worlds'.

    I recently watched all of TNG, all seven seasons plus four films, with my partner, and watching it with her let me see it with fresh eyes- I revised my opinions on a lot of episodes that I didn't appreciate as a younger man, and got excited all over again about a lot of other ones. Naturally, we watched Nemesis last and naturally it was a disappointment. But after we watched it we played the deleted scenes, and that was the last scene we watched: as the glasses clinked together I got very emotional, because the scene was really the end of our journey with those characters, and it couldn't have been more perfect for it.

    If Nemesis did nothing else right, that scene will always be important to me.

    Link on youtube here:
  18. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009
    I liked this film a lot, so for me there are plenty of highlights.
  19. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    Off the top of my head. "The Enterprise" music.
  20. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    That is a great scene, probably one of the best, if it was included. I can see why they cut it, it would have slowed the pacing in the begining of the film down (not that its a bad thing) . Still, if they did include it, it would have made Data's death at the end much more connected and touching.