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Star Trek: Nemesis
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 74 (July 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy, Dina Meyer, Jude Ciccolella & Kate Mulgrew

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Stuart Baird, a nine-minute featurette on directing Nemesis, a 10-minute segment on the Bold Vision Of The Final Frontier, a 16-minute look at A Star Trek Family

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33899
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sci-fi action violence and peril and a scene of sexual content
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/20/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stuart Baird
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Story Synopsis:
In "Star Trek Nemesis," the 10th film in the "Star Trek" series, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) and the Enterprise crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans. Learning that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval and their new leader, a Praetor, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation, Picard and his crew must investigate the situation and determine their sincerity. But Picard and crew learn that not only is the new Praetor not a Romulan at all, they also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that will not disappoint Trekkers. Images are nicely detailed and sharp, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation for this often-dark picture. The color palette is rich, with bold blues and reds, accurate fleshtones, and endless blacks. The computer generated images are incredibly detailed. There are a few flecks of dirt noticed in the source element, but otherwise the picture is clean and solid. Edge enhancement is apparent on occasion, but pixelization is rarely a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack, in the tradition of the past several Star Trek movies, has been very well-produced, with downright effective spatial engagement throughout. The music score from Jerry Goldsmith is a superb recording, sounding smooth and very well-integrated into the overall sound mix. There

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