Star Trek X...... Spoilers

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Following in the footsteps of Trek movie villains such as Khan and the Borg Queen was never going to be easy, but Tom Hardy is diving head-first into the role of Shinzon in the upcoming 'Nemesis.'

During a press conference for his recently completed film, 'Black Hawk Down,' Hardy provided some insights into his character's motivations. "He's bitter - very bitter," he told Empire Online, referring to Shinzon's resentment of his upbringing in the Reman mines.

Although unable to give away detailed spoilers, the actor talked about Shinzon's involvement in the film's storyline. "He's like a clone," Hardy said. "It's kind of 'The Prince and the Pauper'. It's what happens when you put the same person through a different course of life."

Shinzon will even come complete with evil henchmen. "I've got some very tall vampires to look after - that's all I'm saying," said the actor.

Asked about his relationship with Star Trek, Hardy confessed that he wasn't a fan. "Not at all - of course I will be afterwards."

According to previously posted spoilers, Shinzon is a human clone of Picard, created 25 years ago by the Romulan government . He is described as "a dynamic young man in his twenties...very handsome with pale, almost white skin and shining, golden hair."

The original article can be found here at Empire Online. Thanks to 'Floyder' for this!



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Production on 'Nemesis' is currently well under way, with the cast and crew already filming in a variety of locations.

At the end of November Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Brent Spiner (Data) and Michael Dorn (Worf) filmed desert planet scenes around Palmdale and Lancaster north of Los Angeles, according to a report at StarTrek.com.

Following the location filming, the cast and crew returned to the Paramount lot to shoot scenes in sickbay, engineering, the crew lounge and the weapons locker. The bulk of the scenes filmed in December will take place on the bridge.

The site also reported that one of the sets has a large green-screen, over which an Alaskan landscape will be digitally inserted. This is the most likely location for one of the film's opening scenes, which depicts the wedding reception of Will Riker and Deanna Troi.
 

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With shooting on 'Star Trek: Nemesis' now well underway, Paramount Pictures this week released official plot details for the film.

The synopsis confirmed many rumoured story elements, including the marriage of Will Riker and Deanna Troi, and Captain Picard's "personal nemesis."

"On their way to celebrate the wedding of First Officer Will Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew are suddenly diverted for an unexpected diplomatic mission to the planet Romulus," said a Paramount press release (via Cinescape).

"Longtime enemies of the Federation, the Romulans have expressed their desire to initiate negotiations that will hopefully lead to a long-awaited unity in the galaxy. But upon their arrival on Romulus, the Enterprise crew is faced with a threat that could lead to the destruction of the planet Earth, and Picard comes face to face with a man who may prove to be his most dangerous adversary yet - and a surprisingly personal nemesis."

This last comment is no doubt a reference to Shinzon, the film's main villain. Played by British actor Tom Hardy, Shinzon is rumoured to be a clone of Picard, created 25 years ago by a Romulan general to replace the captain. Apparently, one of Shinzon's dreams is to reunify the twin planets of Romulus and Remus, take back the Neutral Zone and to go to war with the Federation.

Hardy recently provided his own take on Shinzon's character. "He's like a clone," the actor said. "It's kind of 'The Prince and the Pauper'. It's what happens when you put the same person through a different course of life."

Principal photography commenced in November under the guidance of director Stuart Baird, with filming expected to be completed in March 2002. The movie is currently scheduled for release late next year.

'Nemesis' was written by Gladiator scribe John Logan from a story by Logan, Rick Berman and Brent Spiner (Data).
 

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The following rumours -- true or false -- originate from the German site:
http://www.trekzone.de/cgi-bin/tzn/nph-tzn.cgi

It concerns a scene from Nemesis set in the Romulan Senate.

It concerns one of the major special effects.

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At the meeting of the Romulan senate there are several people attending: two commanders of the Romulan fleet, several senators (including assassin Tal'Aura), some security people and also the head of the senate Preator Hiren. The two commanders are convinced that Shinzon and his army is a good opportunity for the Romulan empire, and that they should convince him to join the empire. If that would happen even the Federation would have no chance against the Romulan empire, that's what one of the commander says in the movie. However, Preator Hiren isn't very happy about this suggestion, he asks the commanders to be patient, whereupon they leave the senate - and therewith avoid the attack.

Shortly after this, senator Tal'Aura (who is, as already reported, an ally of Shinzon) leaves the senate also under an excuse, but she left a small silver box. While the discussion continues a senator who was seated next to Tal'Aura noticed that the little box starts to move. The box unfolds slowly and you can see a kind of legs on which the box is now standing. The box becomes spider like, after a few seconds a light green light beam shoots out of the box. The senators are amazed. The beam shoots to the dome shaped ceiling of the room, 'rains' back down and covers everything in a glowing cover of energy. Shortly after this, the light disappears.

Preator Hiren wants to inform security, but before he can do anything, a plant starts to shrink behind him and only a moment later his face skin dissolves. Meanwhile, the skin of the wild yelling senators starts to dissolve also. Every organic matter is annihilated during a few seconds, beneath the whole Romulan senate. The spider weapon is beamed away after this ...
The attack of the senate with the spider weapon and the slowly dissolving skin of the senators is one of extravagantly special effects in 'Nemesis'. Before the scene in the senate, there is an exterior shot of the senate building. The shooting of the senates indoor scenes were originally scheduled for the beginning of 2002. Directly after the attack you can see the marriage of Troi and Riker in Alaska.
 

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WOW.......


That will be good to see... if it is true...
 

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I'm confused

In "All LGood things" isn't Riker mad at Worf because Deana died and Riker blames Worf for it? The movies are not following the series' lines? I know in Insurrection Deana is alive, which kinda threw me and her and Riker seemed to be getting along very very well if you know what I mean:wink2: so I guess this next movie is following that thread... I'm remembering this correctly?:iiworry:
 

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Never mind!

I was just scrolling down this forum and saw the entry that Wil Wheaton will in fact be in the Star trek X, that is so cool! Disregard my previous post then, I'm off to read about Wesley!
 

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The events in "All Good Things..." were only one version of events in the possible future shown to Picard by Q. Since he knew what might happen Picard could stop them occurring, and so far, none of that has come true. The films don't seem to be sticking to any of that story. But that Temporal Mechanics........
 

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Whether any of this is true, I have no idea:

<<The film opens with a credit sequence that sets up the film’s central mystery. We see molecules being manipulated, genes being spliced. We see a meeting of the Romulan senate, a three year old human boy standing before them, alone and scared. We see the surface of the Reman homeworld, sister planet to Romulus, cloaked entirely in shadow, where the boy is led down into the firey mines after one last look up at the stars overhead. The images are stark and simple, and when they pay off later in the script, I’d even describe them as haunting.

From there, we cut to Earth. Alaska, specifically, where the wedding reception of Will Riker and Deanna Troi is underway. Picard is serving as best man, and delivering the toast, wishing them "full sails and a clear horizon." All the regular characters are in attendance: Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge and his girlfriend Dr. Leah Brahms (from the episodes "Galaxy’s Child" and "Booby Trap," as noted in the script), Commander Worf, hungover from the bachelor party the night before. Data performs Irving Berlin’s "Blue Skies" with the band.

Back on the Reman homeworld, we learn just how much time has passed when we meet Shinzon, the film’s major villain. He and his Viceroy look up at Romulus in the sky above, a glowing point of light, and talk about how their plan is about to come to pass.

Back onboard the Enterprise, they’re en route to Betazed for the actual wedding ceremony, which is to be held in the nude, much to Worf’s horror. Picard and Data have one of their patented conversations about a facet of human behavior. It’s fairly comfortable stuff until they pick up an electromagnetic signature in a distant system, an unusual one. Positronic. This seems particularly odd since such a signature could only come from an android like Data, and since there are only supposed to be two androids with such a signature (Data and Lore), it proves impossible for the Enterprise to pass without checking it out.

Picard, Data, and Worf take a shuttle to the surface, mainly so Picard can get a chance to drive a giant 24th Century military jeep.

Instead of solving the mystery of the positronic signals, they find another mystery, even more confounding. The signals are coming from a perfect replica of Data that has been disassembled and scattered across the desert floor. As they pick the pieces up, they are attacked by a group of alien nomads.

Shinzon and his Reman soldiers break in on the Romulan Senate and announce their plans to engage the Federation in a full-blown military campaign to take back the Neutral Zone.

The two seemingly unrelated storylines start to come together quickly as Shinzon manipulates the situation from Romulus and Data attempts to unravel the mystery behind his new "brother," B-9 (or Benign, as he’s called). Data’s disappointed because Benign seems to be no smarter than a child. There’s an odd relationship that plays out between these two beings that seem identical on the surface but are nothing alike inside. For Data, this is the defining moment in his quest to define his identity.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s the Enterprise that gets pressed into service when the Federation learns of the situation on Romulus. It’s certainly no coincidence. As soon as the Enterprise is in orbit above Romulus, it is engaged by Shinzon’s Romulan Warbird, the Scimitar, a ship that is at least twice the size of the Enterprise, armed with weaponry that the Federation is totally unaware of. Upon their first meeting, Deanna senses a deep rage from Shinzon that seems to be entirely focused on Picard. Scared for a reason he can’t define, Picard ends up talking to none other than Captain Janeway in a cameo role (she’s got two big scenes).>>
 

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cheers Dave....... sounds good to me........
 
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