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Star Trek: Nemesis
Collector's Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) 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: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on disc one include audio commentary by director Stuart Baird, audio commentary by producer Rick Berman, and text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda. Disc two is full of supplements. Under the Production chapter there are several featurettes: "Nemesis Revisited"(26 minutes), "New Frontiers: Stuart Baird On Directing Nemesis" (nine minutes), "Storyboarding The Action" (three minutes), "Red Alert! Shooting The Action Of Nemesis" (10 minutes), "Build And Rebuild" (eight minutes), "Four-Wheeling In The Final Frontier" (10 minutes), and "Shinzon Screen Test" (six minutes). Under The Star Trek Universe heading there are three featurettes: "A Star Trek Family's Final Journey" (16 minutes), "A Bold Vision Of The Final Frontier" (10 minutes), and "The Enterprise E" (12 minutes). The Romulan Empire is again full of featurettes: "Romulan Lore" (12 minutes), "Shinzon & The Viceroy" (10 minutes), "Romulan Design" (nine minutes), "The Romulan Senate" (nine minutes), and "The Scimitar" (13 minutes). Archives includes four different storyboard galleries, production stills, and props photos. Additionally, there are 14 deleted scenes, a teaser trailer, the theatrical trailer, and the Borg Invasion trailer. The special features are available with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03179
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sci-fi action violence and peril and a scene of sexual content.
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(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): 10/04/05
(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. Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry.

DVD Picture:
Compared to the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 74), this new anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly improved image that videophiles will appreciate, due to a much higher overall bit rate. Otherwise, the picture is quite similar, with images that 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. Rare flecks of dirt are noticed in the source element, but overall the picture is clean and solid. Nitpicking will reveal an occasional edge halo or minor pixel breakup, but Trekkers will be very satisfied with this Collector

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