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Old 11-06-2009, 04:26 AM
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About Nemesis...
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SPINER: Yeah, it is. But let me just say this, just for your sake - when you go to see this movie, you're going to see the best Star Trek movie you've ever seen. I've seen it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:20 PM
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There was a lot to like about Nemesis, I think the final cut did a lot of damage, maybe what he described as 'The best star trek movie you've ever seen', was quite different to what made it to the cinema...

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An actor will hardly say anything bad about a movie before it hits the theatres, especially not if he has co-written the story.
Very true, doubt he would have outright lied though, sugar coated probably, I reckon he probably truly believed it was a great movie.
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Very true, doubt he would have outright lied though, sugar coated probably, I reckon he probably truly believed it was a great movie.
He surely did. And consider he was never a Trek fan, so he has a whole different perspective to judge the movie.
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I think Spiner may have been the only person to turn to Rick and say 'I want to watch that again' about Nemesis and, as Horatio notes, since he wrote the film......do I find it surprising he said that in an interview?

Not really.

There's more than a touch of spin in that interview.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:57 AM
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If you apologize for a bad script, it might actually backfire because people immediately associate the episode/movie with the writer. Braga (Treshold, These Are The Voyages) is a nice example.
So even if he thinks that NEM is bad, he might simply prefer to be remembered as the guy who played Data (as well as Lore and the Soongs) and not as the guy who messed up the last TNG movie which would pop into all our fan heads once he started to apologize publically.
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Possibly, but at the end of the day, it was a pre-release interview so the only certainty is that no-one (writer/director/star) downplays a project before release.

At any rate, it seems Baird took the lion's share of the public blame for that film and Spiner escaped unharmed by it all.
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A scapegoat is a neat thing. I don't believe that Baird did good work with NEM but is is kind of strange how many of the main cast blamed him afterwards. It's not like you have don't have any influence as an actor, especially not if you have played your character for years.
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Well, certainly agreed on his work on Nemesis, but it makes one wonder where the power struggles really were on that film.

One would indeed assume that Stewart at the very least had more power than Baird did, unless the studio were actually happy with what they seemed to be getting from the film and decided to ignore apparent cast concerns.
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