The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Brent Spiner that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
This was the last film to have the crew of the series Next Generation and the least received by the fans of Star Trek. While the film did have a lot of action it lacked in the way that the script was put together. It seemed to be written as a continuation of an episode that was never made and there was just too much going on in the plots and subplots to make this film truly great. We have Diana Troy (Marina Sirtis) and Willian Riker (Jonathan Frakes) getting married, Data (Brent Spiner) planed to be the next first officer, Riker getting his own command and Worf (Michael Dorn) complaining about the nude Betazed traditions associated with marriage. Now throw into the mix a coup happening in the Romulan Empire with the new Praetor being very related to Jean-Luc Picard and Data finding a long lost brother. Even if the extra positronic android is directly related to the plot there is still way to much going on for just one film. Lord of the Rings had less plot twists and it was made into 3 movies totaling over 8 hours on the extended versions. Star Trek Nemesis wouldn’t warrant that much screen time but with everything that is there it could have been easily 2 films which would have aloud the plots to unfold a bit more naturally. As the film is the plot seems forced and doesn’t flow well with everything that is happening. Read more... (824 words, 108 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)
This film was pleasant enough to watch and a nice way to take and kill almost a couple of hours but it really should have been a two or three part episode on TV then placed on the big screen. The film feels like it was scripted for television instead of a theater audience and even had the same kind of pacing that we came to expect from the series Star Trek Next Generation. If they had not canceled the show I am sure that we would have seen this on the TV instead of in the theaters. Its no wonder that this film fell into the possible suck zone of the Trek films. While good to have on a DVD or even a Blu-Ray it was not worth the money it cost to see it on the screen back in the day. Some have said that it was the actors that were the problem with this film, I say it was the script writers that were the problem with this film, it just did not flow smoothly enough for the big screen. Read more... (745 words, 59 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)
This was to be the bridge, no pun intended, movie that brought old and Next Generation trek together on the big screen. It opens with a gala opening of the Enterprise, NCC-1701-B, and three original crew members are attending. Pavel Checkov (William Koenig), Montgomery Scott (James Doohan), and Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) are here to see the newest ship to carry the legendary name off on her maiden voyage. Capt. John Harriman (Alan Ruck) and his crew are taking this new ship out for a little test drive, as not all the parts have been installed yet, and they are running her with a sub-skeleton crew. As usual, nothing ever goes as planned, and the new Enterprise is on her way to help out a ship in distress. The two ships they come to aid are caught in the grips of some kind of energy ribbon, and the ribbon is tearing these ships up. One ship is destroyed and the Enterprise crew is able to beam 40 plus El-Aurians from the other before it is destroyed, too, and Kirk passes on in the rescue. One of the El-Aurians keeps saying he needs to go back to the other ship, over and over, very insistently. The Enterprise crew finds him to be hysterical in view of the recent events, and sedates him. This instant El-Aurian is Soran (Malcom McDowell), a man with an agenda. He lured that energy ribbon to the ships in the hopes that it would take him to a place of El-Aurian legend, the Nexus. Read more... (711 words, 50 images, estimated 2:51 mins reading time)