Worst to First: Ranking the Star Trek Movies
Set your phaser to stun cause I’m ranking all the Star Trek movies. Hopefully you will find my rankings logical. But if anything makes your green blood boil, you can let me know in the comments section.
Picking my favorite Star Trek movie is easy. I’m a fan of the series, but even I have to admit that there have only been a handful of Star Trek movies that even qualify as good. But picking my least favorite Trek is challenging. There’s a lot of competition for that bottom spot. Ultimately, I had to go with…
12. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Cast: Next Gen
Plot: The Enterprise travels to Romulus to negotiate a peace treaty with the race of villains who aren’t Klingons but instead end up fighting against a clone of Captain Picard who doesn’t really look very much like Captain Picard except for being bald. Apparently, Picard lost his hair at a very young age. Keeping with the clone theme, the crew also finds yet another Data robot which they actually call B-4 because it predates Data.
What’s Good: Um… It’s your last chance to see the Next Gen crew even if they do kind of embarrass themselves. At least we get the long-awaited Riker-Troi wedding. Yes, this movie is so bad that the Riker-Troi wedding ranks as a highlight.
What’s Bad: Shinzon, the bad guy clone played by Tom Hardy was supposedly going to rival Khan. Instead, he was whiny and weak. The scene where Troi is mentally raped is one of the most off-putting in all of Star Trek. B-4 is a retread of every Data story that has ever been done as well as a cheat for Data’s heavily foreshadowed death scene. Nemesis wants to be Wrath of Khan but it’s not even close.
Verdict: Nemesis was billed as the final movie for the Next Gen crew. But the ending was clearly begging for a continuation. Someone clearly hoped that fans would be demanding a Search for Data movie. Instead, Nemesis ended the Next Gen movies on an especially sour note which is remarkable considering the low standard set by the previous Next Gen movies. The movie’s failure basically killed the Star Trek movie series. Yes, it was eventually revived… unlike Data.