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Episode Title: STAR TREK: NEMESIS
Production Number: X
Original Air Date: 12-13-02
After the wedding reception for Commander Riker and Commander Troi on Earth, the U.S.S. Enterprise heads for Betazed to complete a traditional Betazoid wedding. On the way, the Enterprise detects a positronic signature on the planet Kolarus Three near the Romulan Neutral Zone. Captain Picard leads an away team to the planet, where they find a disassembled prototype of Data, an android named B-4. After recovering the android, Captain Picard receives orders from Admiral Janeway at Starfleet to take the Enterprise to Romulus to meet with the new Romulan Praetor named Shinzon.
Shinzon is a clone of Picard, created by the Romulan military years ago to infiltrate Starfleet, but a new Romulan government abandoned the project and sent the clone to work in the dilithium mines on the dark side of Remus, a planet inhabited by a slave class bred to be workers and soldiers of the empire. Shinzon later led an uprising of the Reman slaves and secretly constructed a powerful cloaked battleship equipped with an illegal thalaron radiation weapon that can destroy organic matter. After the Romulan Senate rejects a Reman alliance, a thalaron weapon is used to kill the entire Senate, and Shinzon assumes control of the government with the support of the Romulan military.
To correct a genetic defect that is killing him, Shinzon needs an infusion of Picard's DNA, and he also plans to use his thalaron weapon to destroy Earth. He is using the B-4 android to lure the Enterprise to Romulus, and to gather information about the Federation Starfleet before his attack.
Factoid: Since the Reman mines have not been meeting their quotas for months, the Romulan Senate is considering whether to open trade negotiations with Celes Two.
Factoid: Captain Picard has represented the Federation in first contact with 27 alien species. He was the first Picard to leave the Solar system.
Factoid: Guinan has been married 23 times.
Factoid: Romulan Ale is illegal, according to Lt. Commander La Forge.
Factoid: One side of Remus always faces the sun.
Factoid: Reman soldiers fought for the Romulans during the Dominion War.
Factoid: William Riker has been promoted to captain, and will take command of the U.S.S. Titan.
Guest Characters: Wesley Crusher, Guinan, Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Spot
Alien Races: El-Aurian, Romulans, *Remans, *Kolaruns, Bolians, Vulcans
Starships: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E,
*[U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-74630],
*[U.S.S. Valiant NCC-75418],
*[U.S.S. Galaxy NCC-70637],
*[U.S.S. Aires NCC-45167],
*[U.S.S. Nova NCC-73515],
[U.S.S. Hood NCC-42236],
*[U.S.S. Archer NCC-44278],
*Reman Warbird Scimitar, *Romulan Warbird Valdore
KEY: [brackets]=illusions *star=first appearance