May 29, 2003
Star Trek

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

You're starting to scare me, Nuala.

Posted by: shoe fly on May 29, 2003 03:02 PM

Yes well you ALWAYS scare me Aaron.

You're gonna miss me!

Posted by: Nuala on May 29, 2003 04:49 PM

Word, Nuala. Word.

My little TNG lovin' heart sank a bit when I saw this movie. They could have done SO much more! No Wesley, that teeny-tiny little wedding bit, the blowing up of Lt. Commander Data ... I mean, seriously. It hurts. It *hurts* the NERDS!!

Posted by: kati on May 29, 2003 06:59 PM

Yeah, well you're going to miss free meals discovered on the floor of the men's room.

Posted by: shoe fly on May 30, 2003 03:18 PM

aaron! ew!

Posted by: michele on May 30, 2003 03:26 PM


you are soooo right. They destroyed my family. And I have to add I'm more than dissapointed that they cut out Beverly's departure. What about her and Picard? They've been in love for more than 25 years and then she's just ...gone? No goodbye? No 'I'll miss you'? I hope they give us what we want/need in the special edition, they owe it to the show!

That's all.

Take Care

Posted by: jr_moon2001 on June 21, 2003 01:59 AM

Data's Death

I agree with all of you, mainly the article writer. I was absolutely devastated when I saw the end of the movie. The only thing I could think through my teary eyes and subtle sobs was "They had no right!" For us nerds data was so much more than human, he was an inspiration to us all. I've heard people relate data's death to a parallel of Spock's death and rebirth, but this is simply absurd. They spent the whole movie explaining why if Data had a clone he'd be different because he still wouldn't have become the exact same person. I don't know what they could have been thinking, Star Trek is too old to attract huge numbers of new fans, it's the life-long fans that make these movies sell out, and yet they so blatantly betray us! How dare they I say. In all likelihood this will be the last Star Trek movie, they had no right to take away our "happily ever after" perception. Star Trek has been around so long the series itself DESERVES a respectable end. It's been months since I saw the movie and yet this event cut me so deeply I am still enraged by the thought. It took me weeks before I could even watch another Star Trek episode and not feel sorrow for Data's fate. This is not the end we deserve as life-long fans. We deserve more, and I think we can all agree Data deserves more.

Posted by: Sean on September 1, 2003 06:32 PM

I felt sorry for Geordie because he was Datas best friend.Did you see that poor Geordie had tears in his eyes when Riker talked about the first time he met Data.

Posted by: Poop on August 2, 2004 12:20 PM



Posted by: Someone on August 2, 2004 12:52 PM

i agree with someone and poop.

Posted by: didofoot on August 2, 2004 01:08 PM

I was really upset when Data died,but even though Data is dead he will always be alive in my heart.

Posted by: pol on August 4, 2004 12:11 PM