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.
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.
Worf saying being an ambassador (see DS9) didn't suit him.
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 (TNG, Deep Space Nine and Voyager).
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.
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.
NicholasMeyer 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.