I saw Nemesis in the theater 3 times. I enjoyed it. I was disappointed at parts of it. I thought it tried too hard to be another 'Wrath of Khan', but overall I thought it was a fun romp around the galaxy.
But, unfortunately, I'm in the minority when it comes to the acceptance of Nemesis as a good Trek film - and that's okay. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, right?
But akin to an election, if you don't vote, don't complain about who gets elected. Similarly, if you wanted to see another Trek film get made, then you should have seen Nemesis when it came out.
Let's face it - one of the biggest downfalls of Nemesis wasn't in the story, but in the opening weekend. It was a dysmal showing for a Trek film - the worst ever, and THAT's what caused it to cascade out of control.
Nemesis could have been the beginning of a new Trek movie franchise - with TNG, VOY and DS9 components all thrown in together.
Instead, Trek fans didn't show up at opening weekend and - unfortunately - may have sealed the fate of the Trek movie franchise.
I desperately hope I'm wrong but right now, it doesn't look too good.
Nemesis was probably the last Star Trek movie. And to be honest it is far from being my favourite. The Star Trek X that I wanted to see would have had the Enterprise crew join with the DS9 crew on the Defiant off on a mission to rescue Voyager from the Delta Quadrant.
Nemesis was a problematic film.
I went to see it with my wife mainly because we couldn't get in to see Lord of the Rings, neither of us being particularly big Trek fans, and we both enjoyed. However, when I came to watch it on DVD I found it to be a very dull film. The main reason for this is, in my case, it came off the back of two excellent Trek films (First Contact and Insurrection).
The fact that the neither the cast, not the fans ot the producers have really come out and supported the film could well, in my mind, be the final nail in Trek's coffin, at least for the forseeable future.
Lets face it, TOS and TNG, both on the screen and on TV, were, at their best, groundbreaking space opera. DS9 also forged ahead (even though it didn't really go anywhere) but I've heard it said that there is not going to be a DS9 film. Personally, I agree with this as I don't think DS9 would really suit a cinema format.
Since then, Star Trek has been on a serious slide. Voyager was very patchy while, in my opinion, Enterprise was on a par with Andromeda. To that end,, I don't think either of these would inspire me to fork out my hard earned cash to visit the cinema.
What the Trek franchise needs, cinematically, is a new concept and I think it could lie with the New Frontiers novels. You've got a completely new ship but a couple of familiar faces (Sela and Lefler) whith plenty of room for development.
Don't know what the rest of you think.