Set Harth wrote:
On question 1: even though the film made it look like Spock was close enough to see Vulcan being destroyed, he really couldn't have been as close as depicted. I know this doesn't really make sense, but Vulcan has no moon or sister planet called Delta Vega. So that part of Spock's recollection is in some way visually impressionistic.
Sure it does. It said so in the film.
The images were via a mind meld, so it would have to be based on Spock's impressions. Nothing was from Spock's POV visually.