Now I KNOW that most of my friends couldn't give a damn about Star Trek, but I love it and last night I watched the latest Star Trek movie, Nemesis and now I have to bitch cause they've runied my Star Trek universe. For those of you who might actually want to view the movie at one point in time don't read any further as one of the topics I will be bitching about is a huge spoiler.
1. The cut out Wesley. You see him at the wedding, but he says nothing. This is supposed to be the last Next Generation movie, would it have killed them to add an extra 10 minutes and not have cut the Wesley scene. The movie was already 1 hour and 50 minutes long, ten minutes really wouldn't have made a difference.
2. Fine they cut out Wesley's scene. Would it have killed them to put it in the deleted scenes? I mean COME ON! Not all of us hated the character. In fact I'm sure there was more people than just me who enjoyed watching him. (For info on this from the horse's mouth, check out what Wil Wheaton (the guy who played Wesley) said.
4. Yea! Deanna and Riker got married, but what the fuck! After 10 years all we get is two minutes on screen of the wedding reception. I mean people! We waited YEARS for this and you jipped us! Shame on you!
3. And this is the biggest one. The spoiler. The reason they have destroyed my vison of TNG forever. THEY KILLED DATA. I mean he is a bunch of atoms floating through space. They blew him up. He is no more. DATA. The best non human trying to be more human on Star Trek ever. SCREW SPOCK. It was all about Data. And they killed him. No more will Data outlive everyone and just be around forever. Oh no just like everyone else will he's died. Gone forever. Ruined my whole ideal of how things continue. Bastards.
Fine they kinda left the door open what with a random pre data android which of course looks exactly like him and which he uploaded all his memories to, but as the movie was trying to point out just because it's a replica it doesn't mean it's the same. And it's not.
My only consulation in this was something Brent Spiner (who plays Data) said in one of the special features. He said that Data's sacrifice was an ultimate expression of his desire to become human, because what is more human than sacrificing oneself for those you love. Basically Blah Blah Blah they still killed Data.
The rest of the movie was pretty fun. I especially liked Tom Hardy who played the clone of Captain Picard. And Patrick Stewart was as great as ever. That voice! It makes me happy, until they kill Data. (I'm still bitter. Can you tell?)Posted by nuala at May 29, 2003 01:48 PM