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A scene towards the end of Star Trek: Nemesis - just from a different viewpoint. Shinzon's Scimitar would be 'behind the camera' so to speak.

"You heard the lady. Let's get to work." --Captain Picard

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Background: Textured environment (starfield), plus digital painting (nebula). My work.

Meshes: Sovereign class by Ralph Schobert, Valdore class Warbird by Adam Ross.

Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS, including all FX.

Star Trek Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved.

Original size: 3800x1900, 133 layers.

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Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for her great WIP input and suggestions. :glomp:

Updated SEP 2012.
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb!
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot, as the Nemesis discussion down below, makes one appreciate the movie more.
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overseer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you. And yes, I don't think the movie was bad overall. I would call it a fitting end to the TNG era. The only thing I would have added in hindsight were the deleted scenes and a hot towards the end of the Enterprise and the Titan parting ways; but hey, that is what imagination is for.
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1sickbastard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Have to admit I never really liked the sovereign. But the Mogai warbird is probably my favorite ship in the entire franchise.

Unique gun placements BTW. How many do you think it carries?
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overseer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Digital Artist
It's an OK design. It grew on me, although nothing exceeds the Galaxy-class from my personal point of view. As for the Warbird, it's actually the Valdore-class. The Mogai looks somewhat different. And I'm not sure about the gun palcements. I did the setup based on the visuals from the movie.
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1sickbastard Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Oh.. According to the Titan novels the Valdore is a Mogai class warbird. Anyway I meant the Valdore and Soterus seen in Nemesis :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Hm.. maybe it is. It has been a while since I read the Titan novels; I guess that detail may have escaped my memory banks. ;)
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AsteraldeTellimor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
The Valdore was the name of one of the Mogai's that I believe perished fighting Shinzon, and the Valdore class was named after it.
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AsteraldeTellimor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
And I do believe, unless my eyes and intelligence deceive me, that these are pure Mogai designs. I may be wrong, though.
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nitegrafix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
woooa....just....amazing... !!!
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overseer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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countbeefer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent creation and perspective shot! I think Nemesis was a very strong film ending for the TNG crew, but it had the potential to be greater. I remember hearing that tons of character focused and subplot scenes were cut to give the film a shorter, compact story. I think even the actors wanted an extended cut of the film to be made. Even as it is, I would put Nemesis on the stronger side of Star Trek films.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad there are others that believe, that Nemesis was actually a good movie. There were several deleted scenes on the DVD that should have been left in the movie, especially the one with the Captain's chair towards the end, but overall I think it was a nice wrap.
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nemesis is my favorite of The Next Gen crew movies.
Why?
1.  It was directed by a big screen director and written by a big screen writer.  Thus, you usually end up with a movie that looks like it is worthy of the big screen.  The first three TNG films disappointed me because they looked like typical episodes. (That said, I also recognize that Nemesis is a heavily flawed movie, largely for technical reasons, and some story elements....but still, I loved it!)
2.  The space battle.  This was the largest space battle Trek films have ever had.  It took up almost the entire last half of the film.  And, it was nice to actually see ships shooting at each other, instead of hearing "Incoming photon torpedoes!" and then just see the bridge shake.
3.  The collision of the Enterprise into the Scimitar.  That epic shot alone was worth the price of admission in my book.  And how great it looked on the big screen.

Overseer, the shot you have done does great justice to that epic film!  Excellent light sourcing and effects, and placement of models.  Be proud! :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I think Nemesis was a good movie. There was another actor to have made a better likeness to Picard who could have played Shinzon (as per Marina Sirtis' comment), which is true, but the performance overall was good. I like the little gimmick of having Admiral Janeway show up, and all kinds of other little things. They should have left the deleted scenes in, and, I've said this before, I would have loved to see a final shot of the Enterprise and the Titan to leave Earth together and then part company. I don't think they had the now officially accepted design at the time yet, but it could have been planned better. That would have finalized the movie and would have actually given it a similar ending to Star Trek VI, with the Enterprise and Excelsior parting ways. But hey, one can't have everything.

And thank you very much! I've had this scene in my head, ever since I saw Nemesis for the first time.
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I thought Tom Hardy was really good as Shinzon.  His understated casual remarks to Picard I think is what set the dinner scene they had above many other scenes in Trek movies, at least in terms of Next Generation based films.

Yeah, a parting shot with Enterprise and Titan going their separate ways would've been nice, and a nice nod to The Undiscovered Country (my favorite of the Classic crew films).  They did borrow a bit from TUC though (with the Scimitar being able to fire while cloaked, ala Chang's Bird of Prey.)

I would've liked to see the complete film of Nemesis as well.  It would've made the movie just a little over two hours, and that would've been fine with me.  (I am happy to see that the JJ Abrams movies run a little over two hours.  I think it adds to the epic nature of the movies.) :)

And you're welcome.  Keep up the great work and homages. :)
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cirwintech Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Work! :love:
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you muchly.
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I'm so glad they used a new warbird design for that movie. I would have laughed my ass of had they used the old one.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, yes, everything develops. They could have made the old D'deridex class a little more menacing, but the Valdore class looks just fine. ;)
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Seeras Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two of the most beautiful ships in Star Trek.
very nice picture!
Respect. =D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Yep. I was annoyed at the loss of the Enterprise-D, and while sleek, the E does not have the Galaxy class' elegance, but hey, certainly worked out OK.

Thank you.
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Seaview123 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job on this picture.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Seaview123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Movie sucked, but the space battles were awesome! Nice work here! :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I don't think it sucked entirely. Solid acting, and I can understand Brent Spiner wanting Data to end. Star Trek V sucked. Compared to that Nemesis was downright a masterpiece. ;)

Thank you.
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StellaLazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really liked Nemesis, to me it's one of the best Star Trek Movies they made.
I didn't know that Data's Death was Brent Spiner's Decision though. But I don't think that ST V was that bad.
in my opinion, ST XI was the worst Star Trek movie ever.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it certainly isn't bad at all, as so many people have said. And yes, Brent Spiner had a hand in it, because he said that Data shouldn't age and obviously he is aging and to keep Data believable, there has to be an end to it. While it was sad to see him go, I thought it was a dignified way for him, a noble way to go. Plus, with 'Before' containing all of Data's memory, there's always a little loop hole left. Even if it wasn't encorporated in any of the novels (I'm aware of) yet.

ST V was bad in my opinion, because the scale and distances were stupid and scientists - even back then - already knew that there was most likely a super massive black hole in the center of the galaxy and nothing else. You cannot travel there, even if you wanted to, without being destroyed. Our galaxy is 100,000 lightyears accross. Had Voyager not found shortcuts it would have taken them 70 years for the entire trip (so around 35 years to reach the center of the galaxy +/-) and Voyager was operating under the revised TNG warp scale. Warp 9 in the TOS era was around Warp 5 in TNG. So that annoyed me a bit. Plus the deck numbering system in the Enterprise's turbo shaft... 70 decks!? REALLY?! The Enterprise-D had 42...

I know I'm nitpicking and it's techbabble, but if you establish details, you have to get them right!

As for ST XI; the only way I've come to accept the movie as is (for me personally), is to state that it happened in one of the countless parallel universes (that definitely exist in Star Trek, but are also possible based on some real quantum physics theories). So.. I see it as a form of alternative Trek entertainment, but nothing more. I stick to TNG, DS9 and VOY myself (canon). Plenty to watch and rewatch as it is! ;)

I stop babbling now, before I bore even myself! Danke for reading... ;)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I agree, not entirely. But it was probably the weakest; I just kept asking myself, "Shouldn't Shinzon hate the Romulans and want to attack their planet rather than the Federation?" But anyways . . .

You're welcome! :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I think killing the entire senate is a pretty good start. Plus if he, as the Romulan praetor, were to attack Earth, I'm sure there would be some retaliation. In a way Shinzon did the right thing. You can't judge a people by their politicians. ;)
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
No, I mean Shinzon was tortured for years by the Romulans in their mines. I just figured it would have made better sense for him to go straight for Romulus instead of Earth. This would also have made a better motivation for the Romulan commander to help Picard, and in my mind at least would make the future alliance between Romulus and the Federation a sure thing.

But this is just me. ;) I still love this work. :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, no, but the whole undertone of the movie was that Shinzon is a clone of Picard and his quest to meet his 'real self' and the following argument whether he would be Picard, had he had his life; and Picard stating that he could be more than he is and Shinzon ultimately denying that.

A simple matter of jealousy due to his imprisonment following the Romulans abandoning the infiltration idea using Picard's clone when Shinzon was but a child.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
That makes sense I guess. I still think Shinzon should have gone after Romulus first. Heck, it would have been a lot closer than Earth anyway and a perfect way to test their full scale starship weapon without risking the ship in a battle with Starfleet.

Plus, it would have been nice to see the main characters saving another planet besides Earth. :roll: :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, given that it's Star Trek, we could simply consider that it probably happened that way in a parallel universe and we just got to see one possible chain of events... ;) :confused:
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
very nice.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love that scene.
That's why I love Valdore class warbirds.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. And yes, it was a good design. Like a big, turned inside out, modern Klingon Bird of Prey. But sleeker.
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kihsotas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Fairly sexy, good work! :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you fairly much! :D
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kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
could you please activate the ability to download origianl size so i can print it in high resolution to hang it on my wall?
thx alot.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I sent you a note. ;) And I'm glad you like it.
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kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
:)
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thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as always.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Lance66 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work, impressive. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Now that's a beautiful sight to behold.
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