Directed by: Stuart Baird
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
I know it’s not off of VHS tape or a western/samurai movie, so I have no real excuse to watch this film. Except that I’ve already reviewed every other Star Trek movie, and for some reason I didn’t watch this one so I have to do it now I HAVE TO DO IT, DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?!
The Enterprise gets a signal from a planet near the Romulan neutral zone that turns out to be another Data. They race a dune buggy around on the planet, picking up robot pieces, until they’re attacked by lizard guys also in dune buggies. It’s like some shitty PS1 game. Anyway, they put this other Data back together (named B-4, because he’s a prototype) and then completely forget about him. It turns out there’s a new leader of the Romulans, and it’s a younger clone of Captain Picard. He needs a full-body blood infusion from Picard or he’ll die, and there’s a big ol’ fight between everybody.
There are a couple decent things about this film, like how Tom Hardy actually made himself into a pretty decent villain (until the last fifteen minutes or so, when he loses all characterization so far), or… uh… Well, the effects were pretty good, and there were some points where they obviously tried really hard to recapture the spirit of the show as opposed to the movies. Still, in general, not a good film, no.