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)
ohnosecond – that very short moment in time during which you realize that you have pressed the wrong key and deleted hours, days, or weeks of work.
So, you did it. You are sitting there stupefied, not believing it, but there it is. More like, there it isn’t. Not any more. All that wonderful data you had gathered, those screenshots, those graphics, that presentation that was going to make you a star in your field, no matter what it might be. It’s gone. You have just experienced an ohnosecond, but it takes less than a second for it to happen. You will be sitting at your desk, blubbering the chant “ohno!ohno!ohno!” for hours until you can up with a plan to bring it all back. You are not sure why the ohnosecond occurred, or how it happened. You wonder of H.G. Wells had thought of a Time Machine that could go back, say… about five minutes, so you can stop yourself from making the same stupid mistake again. It’s so not fair, and no IT guy will be able to bring you back to where you lost what you had been working on. Ohnoseconds are dreaded,and hopefully avoidable,but just be very careful where that mouse might misclick. Make sure you are ready to hit that delete or enter key. The job you save may be your own.