World Premiere/Advance screening discussions [SPOILERS GUARANTEED]
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April 7 2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: World Premiere/Advance screening discussions [SPOILERS GUARANTEED]
Here's my thoughts on the alternate universe, I'm going to lay out a bulk of the plot so be warned!
So basically everything is changed when Nero travels back through time, he is determined to destroy all planets in the federation as retribution for the destruction of Romulus in the 24th century. Obviously the big change to the universe is the destruction of Vulcan. I don't think this spoils Kirk in any fashion, the movie does note how in the alternate universe Kirk's father was alive and saw him make Captain, in this universe Kirk's father is killed in battle with Nero. The characteristics of all the crew members remain true to the TOS, with the exception of Spock who is in constant battle with his human half and displays a lot of emotion. I'm not sure how this will tie in with Pike's future, they do show him in a wheelchair at the end of the movie.
Christ, a Trekverse without Vulcan? I'm not sure how I can digest that. Obviously it may well make for some interesting storytelling, but Vulcans as the refugees of the galaxy? No, this is one major difference I'm not yet comfortable with.
Still, this reaffirms my desire to treat the nuTOS characters as different characters from Shatner & Nimoy, so its tolerable I guess.
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