HitFix ranks the franchise in time for 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
10. "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002)
The first "Trek" adventure of the 21st century brought the "Next Generation" series to a close with about as much of a whimper as you could imagine (though nevertheless, it was a touch better than the abysmal "Insurrection," as our countdown exhibits). Closing a bit of a four-film arc with Brent Spiner's Data on a somber note was a nice try (Spiner has a story credit, by the way), but the gobbledygook of the story besides just drowned the enterprise (no pun intended). It's now mostly famous for almost being Wesley Crusher's first big screen appearance in a "Star Trek" film (all of actor Wil Wheaton's scenes were cut) and as a curiosity in the career of Tom Hardy; yes, a 25-year-old Hardy stars as the film's villain, Reman Picard clone Shinzon.
- Kristopher Tapley