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Press Attention For 'Nemesis'

By Caillan
January 20, 2002 - 6:23 PM

'Nemesis' photo - courtesy The Flagship, copyright EW/Paramount Pictures

In the wake of Entertainment Tonight's airing of the first footage from 'Star Trek: Nemesis,' the tenth Trek feature film has received further coverage from the showbiz press.

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featured the photo to the right of the cast on the set, as well as a short interview with Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) in which he talked about the crew's latest technological toy.

"I get to drive a futuristic off-road vehicle," Stewart told the magazine (via The Flagship). "And I mean really drive it. I have the kind of fun that's usually reserved only for racing drivers. We spent the first two weeks out in [California's Mojave] desert up near Edwards Air Force Base. It's a wild desert. Perfect for this action sequence. I have a 10-year-old Jaguar XJS, which I'm very fond of. But I never get to go quite as fast as Picard."

He may not get to go driving in the desert, but LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) is just happy working with his TNG cohorts again. "You know, it feels good to be here. We haven't done a Next Generation movie in three years, and it's nice to look around and see all your Trekker friends," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I think the real purpose of these movies is just to see everybody get back together again, and we certainly are doing that in a big way this time."

The article also mentioned that 'Nemesis' would premiere on November 22 this year, although this has not yet been officially confirmed by Paramount Pictures. Coincidentally, this is the same date on which 'First Contact' was released in 1996, while 'Insurrection,' made its debut only a few weeks later on December 11 1998.

Further extracts from Entertainment Weekly are available at The Flagship, while the Burton interview can be found here. Thanks to the Great Link for this!

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