First a little background. I am a LONG time Star Trek fan. Got hooked in the early seventies just when the re-runs began and the Star Trek phenomemon was born. Since then I have been lucky enough to meet some original cast members such as Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly and George Takei. I was also extremely fortunate to have a brother who did a research favor for Jonathan Frakes and was repaid by allowing us to visit the Next Generation set in its seventh and final year and get a personal one hour tour by Mr. Frakes himself of the entire set..I even sat in the Captains chair. Very Cool. As I said, BIG fan. Needless to say, I was very happy to receive in the mail yesterday the new Star Trek screenplay. As you may already know, it is entitled Star Trek: Nemesis and is written by John Logan who co-wrote Gladiator. The story is credited to John Logan, Rick Berman and Bren Spiner and the script is dated June 20, 2001. Here's the good news. The screenplay was GREAT! It's an all out action film in the vein of Wrath Of Khan and First Contact. If the film turns out to be as exciting as the script, it will be the best most sucessful Trek yet. I hate giving away anything, so if anyone wants specific spoilers, post and I'll put spoiler blocks around my response to answer any questions. Without giving out any spoilers, basically it's a very fast moving, serious action film with political intrigue, a unique villain, humor, moral issues, sacrifice and redemption. Everything any Star Trek fan would want, right? For all you fans and former fans that have been clamoring for Star Trek to go in a different direction, this film is it. It still has the obligatory introduction scenes, but quickly sets itself apart from the weaker films with a strong story, interesting character developments, and a dark almost violent tone. It definitely will be the most talked about Trek film if it all works out. I heard today actually that Stuart Baird (Executive Decision, U.S Marshalls) has been attached as director, replacing Jonathan Frakes who helmed the last two. I don't think there is any bad blood between Mr. Frakes and Paramount since he has just directed another film for them which I heard they are very happy with, called Clockwatchers, or something similar to that. Mr. Baird seems capable of handling action scenes which this film has plenty of, so his appointment makes sense. I really think that this Star Trek film more than all the others has the best chance at crossover appeal as it is Sci-Fi action at its best. Here's to hoping that the film does the screenplay justice. Please....Make It So! ------------------ Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.