I really, really wanted to like this movie. I really tried. The storyline was passable - no worse than 2/3 of the episodes - and there were some really great moments, but overall, as a Star Trek movie, it's a failure. There were a whole lot of similarities to Star Trek II, which was not a bad thing in itself, but combined with the overall badness of the rest of the movie made it just cheesy. I halfway expected Picard to clench his fist and yell KHAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!...wait, I mean SHINZONNNN!!!!!! And I couldn't help but compare Data's death to Spock's death in the same movie. It wasn't nearly as moving, even though Data was a great character. I think all the flaws can be attributed to two things: A director who isn't part of Star Trek (Gladiators?! ) and some f-ed up music. The plot holes wouldn't bother me (as a ST fan, I've learned to suspend disbelief and accept plot holes to further the larger story) as much - if at all - if it just felt like a ST movie. And it didn't. The music didn't sound like Star Trek. The cues were all wrong, the feel was all wrong. It sounded like any other big hollywood movie - not a ST movie. The direction was all wrong. The characters were handled wrong. They did things that didn't make sense, and there was a lot of pointless time filler. And the way they blatantly telegraphed Data's death really took away from the impact it had. Oh, good thing his older retarded brother is filled with all of Data's memories! How convenient! That said, some things were very cool. I liked the romulan ships showing up to assist the enterprise in their "Internal security" matter. I liked that it was the real Data that was beamed aboard the scimitar. The Picard clone was a good villain, and he played it well, even if the writing wasn't up to scratch and it was telegraphed. And it's nice that Deanna Troi gave the Enterprise some actual advantage in this one, as opposed to her usual useless drivel ("PAIN! AGONY!....Joy! Relief!"). After this, I guess every starfleet ship will have a telepath onboard. Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10. It was actually enjoyable if you can manage to keep your disbelief suspended. As a Star Trek movie, I give it a 4 of 10. I expected a lot more from this movie. Jonathan Frakes should have directed it. He did a fantastic job on First Contact. It's the first even-numbered one that I didn't like, but it's understandable - this is generic Hollywood's idea of Star Trek, not a real one.