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** Not to mention the Reman Viceroy. Creator/RonPerlman, one of the most skilled prosthetic makeup actors on the planet, plays Shinzon's most trusted friend, advisor, mentor, and father figure, who rescued him from the Romulan guards when he was a boy and is perhaps largely responsible for training him into what he is. And you can't give him anything more interesting to do than assist Shinzon in the aforementioned MindRape of Troi and then die in a fight with Riker?

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** Not to mention the Reman Viceroy. Creator/RonPerlman, one of the most skilled prosthetic makeup actors on the planet, plays Shinzon's most trusted friend, advisor, mentor, and father figure, who rescued him from the Romulan guards when he was a boy and is perhaps largely responsible for training him into what he is. And you can't give him anything more interesting to do than assist Shinzon in the aforementioned MindRape of Troi and then die in a fight with Riker?Riker? The character literally doesn't even get a ''name.''


** Not to mention the Reman Viceroy.

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** Not to mention the Reman Viceroy. Creator/RonPerlman, one of the most skilled prosthetic makeup actors on the planet, plays Shinzon's most trusted friend, advisor, mentor, and father figure, who rescued him from the Romulan guards when he was a boy and is perhaps largely responsible for training him into what he is. And you can't give him anything more interesting to do than assist Shinzon in the aforementioned MindRape of Troi and then die in a fight with Riker?


** Shinzon {{Mind Rap|e}}ing Troi. An utterly tasteless moment that serves absolutely no purpose except Shinzon [[ForTheEvulz doing something villainous]], like we couldn't tell he was the bad guy already. Add to it that the timing is particularly bizarre given that Shinzon only has literally hours left to live and is apparently only taking this break from curing himself in favor of being eeeeevil.

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** Shinzon literally {{Mind Rap|e}}ing Troi. An utterly tasteless moment that serves absolutely no purpose except Shinzon [[ForTheEvulz doing something villainous]], like we couldn't tell he was the bad guy already. Add to it that the timing is particularly bizarre given that Shinzon only has literally hours left to live and is apparently only taking this break from curing himself in favor of being eeeeevil.


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Credit where credit is due, the core concept of Shinzon as a character is ''awesome''. A [[EvilCounterpart dark mirror]] of Captain Picard who grew up in [[RaisedByOrcs the slave mines of Romulus]] instead of the utopian Federation, and has become his every equal in command and experience but his opposite in terms of morality? And who's become the heroic leader of a group of oppressed aliens, who has freed them from slavery and is seeking revenge against a government that's newly allied with the Federation? That sounds like the [[AntiVillain admirable]], [[TragicVillain sympathetic]] villain with understandable goals that the franchise has been chasing ever since ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]''. Except...Shinzon wins freedom for his people and gets his revenge on the Romulan government in ''the opening scene of the movie'', and then spends the rest of the movie wasting Creator/TomHardy's talent on striding around dimly lit bridges in [[FashionVictimVillain purple leather]], trying to [[GenericDoomsdayVillain destroy Starfleet]] for, uh, [[MotiveDecay reasons]], and most disgusting of all, [[GratuitousRape trying to rape Troi]] when he literally [[StupidEvil has only hours to live.]]
** Not to mention the Reman Viceroy.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Creator/BrentSpiner wrote [[spoiler:Data's death]] into the film because he thought that he was getting too old to play an ageless android. Since ''Nemesis'', DigitalDeaging's been developed and become a helpful piece of VFX in allowing older performers to appear as younger versions of themselves. Thus, the trailer ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' has Spiner playing [[spoiler:Data/[=B4=]]] again.


* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek2009'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]] And what's worse is, ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' establishes that this left Picard so heartbroken that he retired from Starfleet.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek2009'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]] And what's worse is, then, ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' establishes that this left Picard so heartbroken that he retired from Starfleet.


* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film introduced the villain of having a '''bigger ship'''. (Khan's hijacked ''Reliant'', for instance, was an inferior ship to the Enterprise -- as was Kruge's Bird of Prey.)


* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek2009'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek2009'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]]] And what's worse is, ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' establishes that this left Picard so heartbroken that he retired from Starfleet.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film introduced the villain of having a '''bigger ship'''. (Khan's hijacked ''Reliant'', for instance, was an inferior ship to the Enterprise -- as was Kruge's Bird of Prey.)


* {{Sequelitis}}: The financial failure of ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' previously threatened to put an end to the Trek films, but ''Nemesis'' made good upon that threat (at least for the ''TNG'' cast).

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The financial failure of ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' previously threatened to put an end to the Trek films, but ''Nemesis'' made good upon that threat (at least for the ''TNG'' cast). At the time it was released, many regarded this as an okayish film that had the bad luck to be released in perhaps the busiest holiday season of the modern era. Nowadays it tends to be considered the worst ''Star Trek'' film, or at least in a four-way tie with ''[[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier The Final Frontier]]'', ''[[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Insurrection]]'', and ''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture The Motion Picture]]'' for that dishonor; it's also the most damaging of the ''Star Trek'' failures and has earned [[CreatorBacklash unbridled hatred]] from [[FourIsDeath four]] of its cast members.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know, even with the AssPull involved in the Remans being Film/{{Nosferatu}} knockoffs and Shinzon and Picard being related, there were still seeds of a neat plot in there (that dinner scene isn't half bad). And the concept behind B4 isn't really too out there, since Dr. Soong did say prototypes existed prior to Data & Lore. And hey, the [[CoolStarship starship]] [[StuffBlowingUp fights]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome are pretty rad]]. But mash them together nonsensically, and throw in random car chases, and... well...

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know, even with the AssPull involved in the Remans being Film/{{Nosferatu}} knockoffs and Shinzon and Picard being related, there were still seeds of a neat plot in there (that dinner scene isn't half bad). And the concept behind B4 isn't really too out there, since Dr. Soong did say prototypes existed prior to Data & Lore. And hey, the [[CoolStarship starship]] [[StuffBlowingUp fights]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome are pretty rad]]. But mash them together nonsensically, and throw in random car chases, and... well...


** Possibly overlapping with WTHCastingAgency, but many believe Cmdr Sela from TNG would have been a better character choice than Cmdr Donatra, providing closure to another recurring character.

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** Possibly overlapping with WTHCastingAgency, but many believe Cmdr Cmdr. Sela from TNG would have been a better character choice than Cmdr Donatra, providing closure to another recurring character.character.
*** Commander Tomalak was another character Trekkies wish showed up, too.


* AwesomeMusic: Music/JerryGoldsmith is right in form in his final ''Star Trek'' film score, even if no one else is.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Music/JerryGoldsmith is right in form in his final ''Star Trek'' film score, even if no one else is.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ramming of the two ships was actually done with ''physical models'', not CGI.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ramming of the two ships was actually done with ''physical models'', not CGI.


* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]
* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:Data again. This is pretty much canon now, with his resurrection being a plot point in the {{backstory}} for ''Film/StarTrek''.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: The movie ends hinting at more positive relations between the Federation and the Romulans in the near future. But it never happens because [[spoiler:the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]
* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:Data again. This is pretty much canon now, with his resurrection being a plot point in the {{backstory}} for ''Film/StarTrek''.''Film/StarTrek2009''.]]



** Not to mention that this was supposed to be the first Trek film to truly feature the Romulans, after being in the background through previous films ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen they almost were]] the BigBad of ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]''). But they're barely in it. Fortunately, [[Film/StarTrek the next Trek movie]] would show how badass the Romulans are.

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** Not to mention that this was supposed to be the first Trek film to truly feature the Romulans, after being in the background through previous films ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen they almost were]] the BigBad of ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]''). But they're barely in it. Fortunately, [[Film/StarTrek [[Film/StarTrek2009 the next Trek movie]] would show how badass the Romulans are.


* JerkassWoobie[=/=]WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Shinzon is hardly a pleasant fellow, though there's no denying that his life has ''sucked''.

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* JerkassWoobie[=/=]WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: JerkassWoobie: Shinzon is hardly a pleasant fellow, though there's no denying that his life has ''sucked''.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know, even with the AssPull involved in the Remans being Film/Nosferatu knockoffs and Shinzon and Picard being related, there were still seeds of a neat plot in there (that dinner scene isn't half bad). And the concept behind B4 isn't really too out there, since Dr. Soong did say prototypes existed prior to Data & Lore. And hey, the [[CoolStarship starship]] [[StuffBlowingUp fights]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome are pretty rad]]. But mash them together nonsensically, and throw in random car chases, and... well...

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know, even with the AssPull involved in the Remans being Film/Nosferatu Film/{{Nosferatu}} knockoffs and Shinzon and Picard being related, there were still seeds of a neat plot in there (that dinner scene isn't half bad). And the concept behind B4 isn't really too out there, since Dr. Soong did say prototypes existed prior to Data & Lore. And hey, the [[CoolStarship starship]] [[StuffBlowingUp fights]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome are pretty rad]]. But mash them together nonsensically, and throw in random car chases, and... well...

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