'Nemesis' Team Had An Idea For Another MovieBy Caillan
June 30, 2003 - 11:36 AM
Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) recently revealed that a premise for a fifth Next Generation feature film was being discussed during the production of Star Trek Nemesis.
Speaking with David Bassom in the latest issue of Dreamwatch magazine (via Sci-Fi Pulse), Stewart said he and Nemesis story developers John Logan and Brent Spiner (Data) had devised a concept that would push the Star Trek envelope.
"John Logan, who I admire enormously, and Brent and I have talked about an idea - which I think is a brilliant idea - for one more Star Trek movie," the actor said. "It's totally unlike any other Star Trek movie: something that would really shatter the format of it. But it would be a hard sell."
Any such film is now unlikely given the disappointing box office performance of Nemesis. Stewart himself recently went on record to say that he has left Star Trek behind and has no intention of playing Captain Picard again (story).
Stewart also discussed the many cuts to Nemesis in his Dreamwatch interview, expressing his regret that several character-building scenes were left on the cutting room floor. "I think if ever there was a real need for an extended edition of any of the work we've done, it would be for Nemesis," he said. "It wouldn't be a Director's Cut of the film - that might be even shorter. But maybe an Actors' Cut."
The full interview can be found in issue 107 of Dreamwatch magazine, on newsstands now. Alternatively, excerpts are available online at Sci-Fi Pulse.