Star Trek: Nemesis

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Another testimony to my inability to resist buying movie number ten when I've bought one through nine. You know those old cartoons that would turn a character's head into a lollipop (helpfully labelled "Sucker") when he was gulled? I'm sure that's how Paramount looks at folks like me.

But, like Star Trek V, it's not that bad. It's just that there's a lot of bad stuff in it. There's a pointless-action driving scene, batting barbarians on a desert planet; was this just to satisfy some moron who said "we need some action at this point in the movie"? Or to have something to put in the video game? Who knows?

Equally superfluous is a loooong one-on-one fight between Riker and a baddie who's transported himself onto the Enterprise. Instead of being drawn into the movie, I'm wondering whether Frakes demanded this be inserted as a condition of his contract.

Extra disk has a lot of, well, extra stuff. A number of deleted scenes made me wish they'd been left in and some other stuff cut out.

This looks like it was the last roundup for the Next-Generation crew. That's a darn shame.

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