New 'Nemesis' Behind The Scenes PicturesBy Lisa
June 22, 2002 - 4:25 AM
More preview material from 'Star Trek: Nemesis' aired last night - but only in Canada.
Canadian network Bravo showed behind the scenes action from the movie as well as early footage. The segment aired as part of the 'Movie Television' program, and Trek X was one of several upcoming movies featured.
Thanks to eagle-eyed late night viewer Todd Felton, several screencaps from the program are available below. They include a variety of interesting scenes from the movie as well as interviews with the cast and crew. They include a look at the mould for a sinister-looking Reman mask, the model for the set of the Romulan Senate, and a look at a vessel against a green screen.
Big thanks go out to Todd Felton for this!
The second review of 'Nemesis' to be based on a leaked rough-cut of the movie also appeared online today.
"'Nemesis' has some warts, that's for sure. But there are some shining moments as well that certainly rise above the mess hardwired into it by the awful screenplay." That's the verdict of The Facer who reviewed the movie for FilmJerk and is also the author of the rather negative "annotated script reviews" of 'Broken Bow' and 'Nemesis' that appeared online over the past year.
"Where the movie excels is in the actors' abilities to profit off of their long-standing, and already well-developed, chemistry," he wrote. "Recall that Star Trek: The Next Generation is the most popular Trek series, so it has a lot going for it purely on momentum."
The review singled out Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Picard) for special praise. "The genius of Picard actor Patrick Stewart is his apparently God-given ability to deliver lines of absolute crap quality with absolute dignity and authority. When he's being goofy, he's often over the top, but thankfully he keeps his goofiness in check and delivers a great performance. Again, the lines are horrible, but Stewart utters them with convincing emotion. You believe he is a captain, and a father figure."
But the review is largely a negetive one. "'The Wrath of Khan' was a favorite because the villain was known, his motivations simple (revenge), and the battle sequences surprising and fresh. 'Nemesis' has none of these components, and thus falls apart on itself. Not helping things is Baird's pedestrian direction, wherein he apparently summons up all his skills from editing movies like Die Hard 2 and Maverick, and directing those non-blockbusters US Marshals and Executive Decision [...] mixing them up into a frothy stew of blandness not seen since... well, 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.'"
"Overall, this film is a mixed bag," wrote the refviewer in conclusion. "The acting and visuals certainly manage to take the rough edges off of Logan's otherwise abominable plot, and the direction and cinematography is competent (if shallow) enough to make it a likeable Trek film. - I said "likeable," not loveable."
For the complete review, follow this link to FilmJerk.com.