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Star Trek Nemesis (2002)

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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.

Star Trek First Contact (1996)

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Star Trek VIII First Contact was directed by Jonathan Frakes and his directing skills make this film one hell of a ride. It has action, suspense, drama and just the right amount of reflective time to keep you guessing and wanting as you watch the film unfold. This film is a true gem in the Star Trek franchise and I hope that Frakes who also plays William T. Riker comes back to direct even more Star Trek in the future. He inspires the actors to bring all of the returning and new characters to life as you have never seen them. Gone are all the stupid dumb women that played key roles that they should never have had to begin with. All the leading actresses in this film are strong and confident and is reflective of Jonathan’s directing style.