Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
Pike in the wheelchair was a very nice nod at the end.
The whole Kelvin segement blew me away, very emotional.
Canon is definitely stretched in parts, though not to impossible lengths - the knowledge of Romulans certainly didn't seem to tie into what we'd expect - but who knows what would have followed the Narada-Kelvin encounter.
I fully expect to see a novel at some point that deals with exactly that question. But you know, it made sense. Wouldn't it? Wouldn't you seek out the enemy race who just obliterated one of your prized starships to ask them "what the hell, dudes"?
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