The last two movies produced in the Star Trek film series is called Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis. These films involve storylines introducing the Ba’ku, Romulans, as well as Remans. The budgets to produce these movies ranged from $58,000,000 to $60,000,000, which is nearly double the money spent on the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture ($35,000,000).
These two movies also present all of the cast members from the Next Generation TV series: Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard; Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker; Brent Spiner as Lt. Commander Data; LeVar Burton as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge; Micheal Dorn as Lt. Commander Worf; Gates McFadden as Commander/Dr. Beverly Crusher; and Marina Sirtis as Commander Deanna Troi.
Star Trek: Insurrection
The ninth feature film in the Star Trek movie series is called Star Trek: Insurrection, which was released in 1998. Once again, Jonathan Frakes (who is better known as Commander William T. Riker) takes the role of director in this particular film. Additional cast members introduced in this movie includes F. Murray Abraham as Ad’har Ru’afo; Greeg Henry as Gallatin; Donna Murphy as Anij; and Stephanie Niznik as Perim.
In this film, Captain Jean-Luc Picard takes his Next Generation crew into new territory. Any Trekkie knows that Starfleet missions should never interfere with the natural way of other civilizations. The plot deals with Picard having to go against this rule. The dilemma: Move 600 peaceful Ba’ku residents by force from their prosperous world so that millions may benefit from the Ba’ku’s Fountain of Youth-like powers. If Picard dismisses these orders, he may lose his Starship, his job, as well as his life. So, what does Picard do? Does he obey the orders or go against Starfleet so that he may preserve the Ba’ku paradise.
Star Trek: Nemesis
The tenth movie, Star Trek: Nemesis, was released in 2002 and may be the last of the Star Trek movies, although there is talk of another possibly for 2008. Once again, the cast members from the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series presents the storyline, which is thought one of the worst. In the movie theaters, it was considered a box office failure. Not even the talented Ron Perlman (who played the Reman Viceroy) or Dina Meyer (from Starship Troopers fame) as Commander Donatra, could not save the film.
In this film, Commander William T. Riker and Commander Deanna Troi are on their way to celebrate a honeymoon when the Enterprise is sent close to a neutral zone with close proximity to Romulan space. This is where the android, Data is retrieved. The Enterprise then travels further into Romulus, where they encounter Shinzon, who is a human cloned from Captain Picard. Shinzon resides on the slave planet of Remus and expresses his interest in peaceful negotiations with the Federation. Picard is later kidnapped by the Remans and the Enterprise suffers a computer system break-in. Throughout the movie, the crew must deal with the potential of complete destruction of Earth, as well as rescuing Picard.