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well if this is the best you all could do, its a pretty logically tight film. the first abrams film had the usual logical problems that go with time travel. but i think the writers of both of these have been terrific in being true to the characters, imagining the beginnings, being amusing, paying homage, etc.
May 18 - 03:20 PM
I'm also wondering why the Klingon who shows his face in the film has the riggis; whereas, in TOS, Klingons had smooth foreheads. This was explained in ST: Enterprise, which the writers have said they were familiar with. I know it sounds like I'm nick-picking here, but I wish the filmmakers did a bit more homework on the source material.
May 17 - 11:31 AM
May 17 - 12:13 PM
Yes, all of this was explained in Enterprise. All of the Klingons who contracted the plague lost their ridges. That affected a large percentage of Klingons in the galaxy, but not all of them. So some would still have ridges, and some wouldn't. Heck, now that I think about it, that might explain the facemasks from this movie. Perhaps on Kronos that was their solution to avoid violent outbreaks among their population based on prejudice between ridged and non-ridged individuals, was to have everyone wear masks so it would be less of an issue.
May 18 - 12:49 PM
I like this explanation, but it would have been nice to see TOS-era-like Klingons to keep with continuity.
May 18 - 01:01 PM
Well, the start of Klingons losing their ridges to plague was due to Klingons stealing augmented human embryos to produce their own augments for Klingons. One of the Klingons that was augmented had Levodian flue, which mutated to a more deadly airborne version due to the augmented genes. Then someone came up with a cure, etc.
May 18 - 06:46 PM
I think JJ Abrams screwed himself with that 'Spock Prime' storyline of the first film. Spock Prime, being a vulcan, has an incredibly sharp memory. So then wouldn't Spock Prime go around and make sure they don't stumble into any of the huge threats that were posed in his universe? And wouldn't that include going and torpedoing the fuck out the ship that carried the augments in the first place?
May 13 - 02:35 AM
I haven't seen it yet (I'm in the U.S.); however, from what I have seen and heard, Alice Eve's Dr. Marcus speaks in an English accent, whereas in ST II: TWoK, Dr. Marcus spoke in a standard American accent/dialect. Is this true? I know Alice Eve is English, but she has played American characters before and done-so convincingly (i.e. "She's Out of My League, etc.). I would say this is a inconsistency in the character; one which could have easily been avoided.
May 12 - 08:53 AM
Well, isn't Abrams' Star Trek in an alternate universe to the original series? So maybe, something happened that caused her to be British? Spock's meddling with that dang dirty red matter perhaps...
May 12 - 11:53 AM
It also pleased Spock, seeing as a criminal has every right to stand trial. One reason Spock went after that guy was because he was suddenly exploring his emotional side and almost killed him. Fortunately, that was still a good idea because it means they didn't have to kill him, he was just in stasis.
May 10 - 03:36 PM
I think it would have been much more of a fuss if they started dragging out the 72 cryosleep containers or whatever they're called. Plus, it would have enabled the Enterprise to recapture you know who and put him back in cryosleep to prevent him causing any more damage. It also meant that they didn't have to kill him, as they knew he was in a secure place and the only way he could get out is if someone woke him up again.
May 10 - 03:30 PM
Why not pull the blood out of one of the cryosleepers? Why desperately try to bring back Mr. K? Why, Bones why?!!!
May 10 - 01:44 PM
Jesus! That fucking Damon Lindelof can't write for shit!
May 10 - 01:59 PM
This is actually explained in the movie. They need the blood from a live and kicking (not frozen) super-person and Bones states when they first find the cryotubes that he doesn't know the sequence to wake them properly and would most likely kill them in the process.
May 18 - 09:39 AM