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Trivia: Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Box Office Bomb: More in the sense of how high-profile its failure was, but it still made a fairly significant loss; its estimated production and marketing costs were supposedly in the region of $90 million, and it only made about $60 million worldwide.
    • Not to mention this is the only Star Trek film to not open at number one at the US box office, losing to Maid In Manhattan of all things.
  • Creator Killer:
    • Stuart Baird looked to be carving out a decent career as an action director after Executive Decision and U.S. Marshals — until the failure of Nemesis killed his directing career stone cold dead. Only his acclaimed editing job on Casino Royale a few years later prevented his Hollywood career from being killed completely.
    • Screenwriter John Logan's stock in Hollywood also dipped significantly following the failure of both this film and the same year's The Time Machine remake. Apart from The Last Samurai and The Aviator, both of which were already in production when Nemesis was released, it would be another five years before one of his screenplays were filmed.
  • Deleted Scene: It's been estimated that 50 minutes of footage was cut from the theatrical version. (Eight scenes were included on the DVD as extras.) Among the deleted material:
    • Beverly's intention to leave the Enterprise for a post at Starfleet Medical.
    • Wesley's cameo, in which he mentions that he'll be part of Riker's engineering crew aboard the USS Titan.
    • Worf saying being an ambassador (see DS9) didn't suit him.
    • A second Mind Rape scene for Troi.
    • Worf and Geordi going through Data's things—the former reluctantly taking in Spot.
    • The introduction of the ship's new first officer, Commander Madden.
    • A closing scene where the Enterprise has been fully repaired and ready to embark on a new exploration mission.
  • Dueling Movies: With The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Die Another Day. Curb-Stomp Battle doesn't even begin to describe how this film fared in that little competition.
  • Franchise Killer: Ultimately averted, but for the better part of a decade it looked like the Trek franchise was as good as dead, in no small part due to this movie. At the very least it killed off the TNG movie series, and possibly even the entire 24th century branch of the franchise (including Deep Space Nine and Voyager).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Old Shame: Tom Hardy said that this film (and more specifically, the fact that it was a critical and commercial flop) was the worst thing that ever happened to him, and nearly killed his career before it got off the ground. To this day, he still refuses to talk about Nemesis in any significant detail. LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden have also made no secret of the fact that they hate this movie.
  • Screwed by the Network: In two different ways. Firstly, when they installed Stuart Baird as director over any number of more qualified candidates. And secondly when they decided to release it days before The Two Towers, and with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Die Another Day still in the midst of strong box-office runs, turning what would likely have still been an underwhelming box-office performance into one of the most notorious flops in the history of any major franchise.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Apparently, more than a third of the film (including most of the character moments and a great chunk of the expository dialogue) was cut before the final release.
    • The earliest version of the script was written so that Patrick Stewart would have been playing both Picard and Shinzon, and the final battle between the Enterprise and the Scimitar took place in orbit of Earth.
    • In addition, a later draft had the small armada waiting on the Romulan boarder joining in on the fight to have a six on one fight.
    • Nicholas Meyer was originally offered the director's chair, but turned it down because Rick Berman wouldn't allow him to make any serious changes to the script. LeVar Burton was also considered as director, but Paramount went over Berman's head and installed Stuart Baird as director.
    • Following the release of Star Trek: Insurrection, Patrick Stewart commented in an interview that he thought that the next film should follow up on the "corrupt Admiral" subplot with a story in which the TNG crew had to confront massive corruption in Starfleet. Given Picard's established reaction to Starfleet officers who betray the ideals of the Federation, it is difficult to see how such a movie could have been anything other than awesome. 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness does contain some elements of Stewart's idea.
    • Jude Law was originally considered to play Shinzon.
    • Jeri Ryan was supposed to appear as Seven of Nine, but she was busy on Boston Public, so Kate Mulgrew was given the cameo appearance as Janeway instead.

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