the USS Enterprise is unexpectedly diverted to Romulas on
a diplomatic mission Picard and crew are faced with a threat
that could lead to the destruction of Earth. Picard must face
his most dangerous adversary yet who also turns out to be
a surprisingly personal nemesis...
has the tag line 'a generation's final journey begins'. A
marketing slogan that seems to have backfired after the studio
recently tried to back peddle saying that this may not be
the final Next Generation movie after all. Hmm. It
is clear from the start of this novel that this is certainly
the end of the Next Generation crew. The novel points
out that Riker, Troi, Beverly and Wesley have all been offered
and accepted assignments elsewhere and that Data is to replace
Riker as the Enterprise's number one.
the movie left many questions unanswered - like why introduce
the Rolmulans? Or why does no one mention Data's other brother
Lore when they discover B4? - the novel fills in the blanks
so that fans are no longer left scratching their heads.
novel also features two additional sections in the form of
an introduction by John Logan on writing the screenplay for
the movie, and a behind the screen diary by production publicist
Michael Klastorin. Both of these pieces are interesting but
the introduction ruins an important plot twist of the movie
- but then I doubt many people will be reading the book before
watching the movie. It is also interesting to hear Logan state
that Wrath of Kahn was one of his favourite movies,
especially when many fans have been claiming that Nemesis
is simply a reworked version of the second Star Trek
book also features a number of scenes missing from the final
cut of the movie. The most important of these being Worf struggling
to honour the memory of his parents who were killed by Romulans
and there is also a scene were Wesley Crusher explains where
he is about to be stationed next.
the story itself offers nothing new to the Trek world,
it is a must read for those who have seen the movie - believe
me there are important missing scenes which this book spells
out in detail.
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