'Nemesis' Rated PG-13By Christian
August 23, 2002 - 3:13 AM
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today announced 'Star Trek: Nemesis' will be rated PG-13 when it is released in December.
According to Hollywood trade paper the Daily Variety, the MPAA gave the film the rating due to "sci-fi action violence and peril and a scene of sexual content." 'Nemesis' will be only the second Trek film to carry a PG-13 rating - the exception being 'Star Trek: First Contact.' All eight other Trek films were considered tame enough to only get a PG rating.
A PG-13 rating warns parents that portions of the film may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13, although they will still be admitted to cinemas. The rating is given for films that leap "beyond the boundaries of the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, or other contents, but does not quite fit within the restricted R category," according to the MPAA. Countries outside the United States have their own film classification boards, and it is not yet known what rating Trek X will end up with abroad.
While 'Nemesis' won't be released until the 13th of December, the fact the film has now been rated by the MPAA does mean a more or less finalised version of the film now exists, as otherwise the commission wouldn't have been able to judge the film's contents. Some changes might still be made if test screenings are held to determine audience reaction.
Thanks go out to Brad Kimberly for this!